Tuesday, November 10, 2015

{DL} I blame Jane Fonda....

Monday ... it was rainy & cold.  The way Monday should look actually.

I was excited to see what my workout called for in his new Hybrid T25/P90X3 series.  Every day is something new & a new way to work my body...

& Monday was about P90X3 Dynamix

I hadn't ever done this video before so I was excited to see what it was.

YAWNNNNNN


No, they're not sleeping - they are actually working out.

I have to say, this whole "not blowing your heart out cardio" is new for me.

I always felt like working out meant getting the heart pumping, the blood flowing.  Why bother if you aren't going to burn any calories.

I blame Jane Fonda & her leg warmers & the unitard.  Yes, I have those workouts - totally on VHS tapes... & they still are fun to do every now & then.

Talk about a #ThrowbackThursday!

I think one Thursday, we need to start a movement to do 80's workout videos.

y'all... I totally have this video & even can hum the song they are doing this too

OK - I got side tracked here...

But I have to say, these workouts & most of the Beachbody programs, they have these workouts in the middle of them.  Workouts that are about stretching the body, working on conditioning moves more then cardio based moves.  Pilates.  Yoga. Ones like this that you do a lot of moves on the floor where my heart rate doesn't even get out of the range that it does when I'm watching TV.


But, I'm learning that this is part of building a stronger body.

It's taking me a bit to learn this... & I still have a mini panic attack when I hit my Polar at the end of it & see I only burned 160 calories in 30 minutes ... but again, my goal is to have no pain - stronger knees - no issues with my back.  To get this, its going to take some full body work - including stretches & conditioning. 

Its OK if my calorie count isn't out of the roof - right?

I mean, if you eat healthy during a day anyways, its not going to hurt you to take care of the body more then pound on the joints & jump & burpee away for a day.

At least that's what I'm telling myself.

We shall see.

Just call me Cardio Girl.

OK - I just googled "Cardio Girl" & there's T-shirts already made
... you really can find anything on the internet...

17 comments:

  1. Yes! Sometimes I am awed by how little I burn ...but working your muscles is always good for you :)

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  2. Haha! go for the burn! I totally remember those Jane Fonda videos. I never liked them much...

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  3. bahahaha go for jane. i totally agree... if it's not making my heart race, is it even cardio? lol @ 'they're not sleeping'. if only sleeping burned calories! well, more than it does haha

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  4. Bahahaha gosh that seems so long ago! A lot has changed since then as far as workouts go, but the clothes... oh my goodness. I do love all the variety in your workouts RJ you are doing great! :)

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    1. Its funny to see how workouts have changed... crazy to think where they're going in the future too!

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  5. Oh sweet Jane Fonda!!! I'm with you - I always feel like I need to have an INSANITY type workout to get results, but the truth is low impact can be just as great for our bodies! P90X3 is fantastic - so glad you're loving it!

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    1. It really can... we have in our head we have to be jumping for an hour but its just about moving!

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  6. Okay, you are officially the "Queen of workout dvds"!

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  7. I haven't tried P90X 3. I have made an attempt to finish P90X two times and haven't been able to complete the program in it's entirety. You make a great point though! :D

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    1. P90X is HARD - the workouts are so long. I couldnt deal with the hour + workouts - its why I love P90X3 - all 30 minutes long :)

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  8. I always have a hard time slowing down for pilates and yoga but I know it is so important!

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    1. I just can't get used to working out ssooooo ssslllooooowwwwwly

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  9. I worked out to Jane. I had the stirrup tights, the high top sneakers, the colorful leg warmers. Ahhh...those were the days! Later on, I worked out to Kathy Smith. Did you have any of her videos?

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    1. Oh yes girl... Kathy Smith... & Denise Austin! I had them all - still do, what am I talking about.

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  10. LOL LOL, love it! I can't say the "JF" name, or my Vietnam War vet dad will disown me:)
    But working at the library, so we have all the old ones and new current ones. I have to say, Denise Austin, Sweatin to the Oldies and the name I can't mention do get checked out so often, and these are their original workouts, LOL
    There is the one lady who by looking at her you'd think she was a total Jillian Michals gal, she looks buff and tone and what do I see her bringing back and checking out each week, ya Sweating to the Oldies, LOL LOL and she probably wan't even born when he was a think:) Love it, people make me smile!

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