Saturday, February 27, 2010
...and I thought Leslie was my FRIEND!!
WATP=Walking Away The Pounds by Leslie Sansone. Seemed like a great idea. I picked up a DVD that had 4 of her workouts on it for a steal! Her beginning 1 mile walk, 2 mile brisk walk, 3 mile and 4 mile walks. I LOVE the way I always seem to think I can just jump into something because I think I can do it....C25K comes to mind (who do I think I am).
I plugged good old Leslie into my computer and there she was! Skinny little thing, so tight you could bounce a quarter off her thighs, smiling, acting like she was talking just to me. So positive, so motivating...she talked through the warm up (did you hear me, she was able to TALK while "warming up")...heck, I could hardly catch my breath! She went on to encourage me to do "just 4 more"...I felt as if I had been hit by a wrecking ball....and that's when the "friendship" ended..."Let's increase the pace"....yeah, RIGHT Leslie...and all the while her little band of merry men and women bounced, kicked and smiled behind her...it's a conspiracy you know, they are moles, put in the background to infiltrate your living room, suck you in and get you to believe in your "good old friend, Leslie". HA!
It's one thing to "think" you can do something and an entirely different one when you try it (I've always had a vivid imagination). It's also kind of a let down to realize that even at a "beginning" level your struggling. But if it was easy it wouldn't be worth it would it? No, it wouldn't (I keep telling myself that).
That was last week, I have since made friends with the "beginning Leslie" and her lying bunch of paid assassins.....and moved on to another one of Leslie's "multiple personalities"...this morning I met the "it's a brisk walk" Leslie....BS, "brisk"?...it was 2 miles of hell! I sweat, I could hardly catch my breath, my muscles hurt and yes, for the first time in my life I could "feel the burn"...so much so that I was wondering why this DVD came with a "stretchie band" instead of a fire extinguisher! But, I'll keep up with Leslie, and I'm hoping that by the time I work my way up to the "4 mile Fat will jump off your thighs" part of the DVD that her and I will have REALLY become friends.....right now....well, not so much....