Here is a story about the last 2 mornings doing Michelle Bridges DVDs. Feel free to laugh or just shake your head and say 'Nikki, Nikki, Nikki' I promise you I have done both in the last 2 days as well as a few words that I can't put in here.
I ordered the DVDs last week and when they weren't in the mail on Monday I was disappointed but knowing what it is like getting mail from over east to here I wasn't surprised. I went in on Tuesday and there they were. Tight Toned Terrific, Super Shredder Circuit, Seek & Destroy Cardio Kicker. Just the names were making me sweat. On Tuesday afternoon I put on and sat down with my cuppa to have a bit of a squiz at what I was in for.
It didn't look so bad. They are broken down into 5 minute sessions. Not too bad I thought. The moves looked reasonably simple. No worries I thought. Oh how wrong I was!
Wednesday morning I slept in which should have been a sign to stay in bed! But up I got up and put on my sneakers all set to do the Seek & Destroy work out. Started not too bad. The warm up was over before I knew it. Moved on to the first 5 minute work out. You can choose to do low intensity but I thought 'No I'll be right'. And I was for the first 2 sessions. I was actually feeling quite co ordinated and thought I was killing it. Then I remembered I had only been going to 10 minutes. (not counting the warm up)
The third session was a bit of the high impact and a lot of the low impact. By the fourth session I had my second wind or so I thought. About half way through bouncing & running around the lounge room I could hear a beeping noise. I was looking around for one of the kids toys thinking my bouncing had shaken the floor that much that it had set off a toy. Which wouldn't surprise me. But no it was my heart rate monitor freaking out because my heart rate had gone too high! Pttf what would it know I was feeling fine. By fine I mean dripping in sweat, not being able to talk, almost ready to fall over but FINE. About this time I started to feel a slight pain in my chest. So maybe my heart rate monitor knew what it was talking about. Back to low impact I went. I thought I better not push it and didn't do the last 5 minute work out.
It took me about half an hour to recover and stop sweating. And all day I was feeling different parts of my legs. It can't have taken all my energy as I actually got a fair bit of house work done in the morning before heading off for an afternoon in Moora.
Today I did the Tight Toned Terrific work out. Mark had said he would do it with me. So when I woke up this morning I asked if he was still going to join in. I got a bit of a grunt in reply but by the time I was putting on my sneakers he was out dressed an getting his shoes. We started the warm up. AND...................he lasted about 2 minutes! Decided he was to uncoordinated and sat down to watch me. His excuse was bugalugs had woken up and wanted a cuddle. So I had an audience. If I thought my legs were hurting yesterday that was nothing compared with today's work out. I HATE LUNGES. My audience decided it would be a great idea to give me some critic. Which was really appreciated coming from someone who couldn't even last 2 minutes. I didn't swear at him nor did i throw anything at him. Mostly because I had nothing to throw. But he did get the death look of all death looks and he quickly retreated out of the room.
I couldn't do some of the sessions because of my shoulder injury but I still got a great work out. I did the ab work out on this DVD and OH LORDY! I do have muscles under there somewhere. I know this because I felt them. ALL OF THEM. I did recover quicker from this session and there was no mysterious beeping noise coming from my watch.
All in all I love these work outs. Mostly because they are in 5 minute sessions they are over before you know it and you are onto the next one. But you definitely work hard for those 5 minutes. The other thing is the steps are quite simple. Take no notice of the fact Mark couldn't do it. He may be able to do a great waltz but that's about where his co ordination ends. There is low impact options which is great if your starting out or your watch is beeping at you. I will do the Seek & Destroy one again tomorrow and hopefully get through all 5 sessions. Saturday I shall attempt the Super Shredder. Feel free to send me a message and check I am still alive on Saturday arvo.
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