Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Added a step

And I mean that literally! Today I did body step and to make it more challenging since I can't do the propulsion movements, I decided it was time to add another riser under the step. And you know, that is not an easy adjustment! I've been using just one riser with the step (or no risers initially) since I started with the step in what was it, March? April? And way back when (over a decade ago), I used one riser. I have never been fit enough to need more than riser, so it is a lot of muscle relearning. And yes, it upped the intensity alright. Still don't feel all powerful because of the lack of jumps when the rest of the class can do them it seems, but it is less to do with fitness and more to do with physiology or injury.

Not much else. My anniversary is coming up this Saturday, but I think we will wait a week to go out to dinner and we have a party to go to on Friday. It's hard enough to fit in a date normally, but two in one weekend? Basically impossible and this way we can spread it out a bit.

Really tired! Insomnia last night, but I got my workout in!

Stats for 10/12/11:

Beginning weight: 255.6. Now: 181.3
Exercise total hours: 278.5
Total miles walked in 2011: 821/1000


  1. Good for you! I was wondering if you can recommend a good Step DVD. They all seem to be so old (or VHS) or just plain annoying. What do you use at home?

  2. Kathy, the stuff I have at home is OLD, but I haven't done a step workout out at home since June. I really prefer the classes at the gym. There are good workouts out there though. You might want to check out the forum They have a huge library of video reviews from ancient to the newest and organized by type of workout or instructor.