I’m still busy making new resolutions for the coming year but ones I have given serious thought to, so really plan on carrying them through. One of them is to do with fitness. I stopped smoking on 1st September which I am really proud about. It isn’t the first time I have given up smoking but this time I honestly believe it’s for good. I don’t feel the slightest craving (despite living with 2 smokers) and I honestly feel a lot better for having stopped. However . . . I have already put on 5 kilos since September and want neither to keep these extra kilos nor see new kilos piling on. So . . . the resolution is to shift that extra weight by doing some exercise.
As with most things I undertake, I have been doing some “research” over the past few days to see what would best suit me. I am NOT a sports-loving gal, never have been and it’s not at my age that I will suddenly become all energetic. I don’t want to sign up at a sports club or gym because that means having to leave home and GO somewhere . . . which I know I won’t want to do. And I don’t want to have to buy any expensive equipment (so the Wii and all those fun-looking exercise machines are out lol).
What I AM thinking of doing though is . . . buy myself a couple of DVDs and have 45 minute workout sessions at home a couple of times a week. On youtube I have been watching videos of Step, Stepdance, LIA (Low Impact Aerobics), Aerobics, and . . . discovered Joanna Hall. I’ve obviously been living in France for far too long, because it seems that Joanna Hall is a household name in the UK with her “walking” technique and her “carbs curfew”.
She sounds like a sensible lady, and I’ve had the chance to see a 5 minute extract of some of her exericises which look perfectly suited to the middle-aged, not particularly fit, lady that I am and I am going to buy myself one of her DVDs to start my exercises with.
This is the video I shall be buying
I assume it’s the one the youtube extract comes from
Husband and kids all think it’s a hoot – Mum wanting to do some get-fit . . . and the only comments they are capable of is “you could simply go jogging” . But I’m used to the lack of support from them. Had no support over the no-smoking so I don’t expect any over the “get fit”.
What they don’t know though, is that if I enjoy working out with Joanna Hall, then I shall invest in a few more DVDs later AND my very own “step” because I’ve seen quite a few videos of Step and reckon that could be quite fun.