So whatever on earth possessed me to try some hip hop cardio? It can only be explained by temporary insanity since I very well know that it is simply impossible for me to force my body to move in one seamless, quick, coordinated movement after another. I should know this better than anyone, I just got too enthusiastic.
It started earlier this evening when I found a TV channel I didn't know that we had. Turns out that when I've got as many channels as I do, entire networks can just go unnoticed forever. Well, almost forever-today I finally noticed Fit TV. It is a 24-hour-a-day 7-day-a-week diet and fitness channel!
I've been looking for a way to find the time to exercise, and now workout time is 24 hours a day! Fit TV is run by the Discovery network, not surprising since I already LOVE the other Discovery Channels, and features fun workouts like Shimmy (a belly dancing workout) and Namaste Yoga.
Workouts like All Star Workouts:Hip Hop Dance with MaDonna Grimes. [Dun-Dun-Dun]
This workout caused me to flop around the living room like I was some kind of drunk grizzly bear marionette. Don't get me wrong-it was definitely a workout. I broke into a serious sweat (which I'm sure you're happy to know) and I think it would be an awesome program for anyone who is even slightly more coordinated than I am-a Koala Bear, for instance.
Or, if you're grace-challenged but impulsive like I am you can still try it....though I recommend doing it when no one else is home and with your blinds closed. Also, be sure to remove any reflective surfaces in your workout space, or you'll be laughing so hard at yourself that you won't be able to keep up and you'll get the whole routine mixed up...then you'll REALLY look stupid. I speak from experience here.
And it while was a fun experience, but I think I'm just going to hold out for something that doesn't make me feel like such a fool. I'll let you know how belly dancing goes....
[Picture from NYMag.com]