work out inspiration

09Feb09

i have been on an exercising kick lately. for the last three weeks i have been trying to establish an exercise routine and for the last two of those three weeks i have done pretty well at it. i have been doing two types of exercise; “rowing” on my rowing machine, and doing The Tracy Anderson Method Mat Workout dvd.

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tracy anderson trains gwyneth paltrow and madonna, so you know she must be doing something right. the dvd workout is a killer. it is 57 minutes long and it is solid exercise. i have learned that i can only do the dvd late in the afternoon. if i do it in the morning i am worthless for the rest of the day. i am hoping that after doing it steadily for a month or so it won’t kill me as much and i’ll be able to do it earlier. i prefer working out in the morning. my goal is to row 30-40 min monday, wednesday, and friday, and to do the dvd on tuesday and thursday. last week i did all of it except for thursday. i was feeling wrecked, plus i might not quite be in good enough shape yet to workout five days a week. we’ll see how this week goes.

this morning i was having a hard time getting motivated. instead of getting up, having some tea while checking my email, and then rowing, i spent waaaay too long reading blogs. so then i was hungry, which meant i had to eat and then wait and then i naturally started thinking that i would not work out today, or that i would just work out later, which usually doesn’t happen. i was reading jezebel and found a link to this gorgeous photo shoot with madonna and that was all the motivation i needed. she is over 50 and looks amazing! i also really love the styling of the shoot.

gorgeous!

gorgeous!

anyway, i rowed for 30 minutes and am really glad i did it. it’s not nearly as great as being out on the water in a boat, but it is still pretty good. and frankly it is too cold to be on the water right now.

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