Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm Uncoordinated (insert laughter here)

Good Morning Everybody!

Well, despite wishing I could sleep in, it didn't happen. Mothering responsibilities called to me, and I couldn't get back to sleep. So, despite my best intentions, I woke up at 5:15 a.m. (Central Time) then when I tried to go back to sleep it didn't happen, so I got up with my son at about 7:20 a.m.

But, I thought, "Fine, okay, I'm used to not getting a lot of sleep, so I'll just make the best of it. Maybe have an extra coffee instead of just one." That was fine.

Then I thought "Hey, I was planning on starting that new workout video today." So after breakfast I put it on (feeling proud of myself and responsible--after all, I was going to do something healthy instead of just thinking about it!)

I have one of those DVDs with Leslie Sansone (my mother has one and she likes it). And I thought that that would be okay because she seemed something I could follow. (I bought "Walk At Home 5 Day Slim Down").

Well...I can follow it, I'm just a bit uncoordinated! All those years of ballet, tap and jazz as a kid didn't exactly prepare me for a workout DVD! I stood (well actually I was walking, I promise, I kept moving) there a couple of times thinking: "I know I'm not doing this right!" It really wasn't bad, I just could tell that a couple of times I wasn't getting it. I was like "Well, at least I get most of it and at least I'm exercising, maybe I'll understand what I'm supposed to do another day." And believe me, she's very good at instructing and showing you how to do it, I just have trouble reproducing the same motions in my own body. (I wonder if this has anything to do with my Learning Disabilities--I've got one that falls under dyslexia).

The workout is good and I like the DVD...I just can tell that I'm slightly inept. And I actually find it rather humorous. I'm sitting here grinning (and laughing on and off) as I write this post. It makes me think: "Okay, I might be able to put words on paper and come up with a character that's interesting, but I will never aspire to make a workout DVD!"

I've a new appreciation for those who can not only follow those DVDs with very little trouble, but can also be a workout instructor. They're coordinated, limber and very impressive folks.

For myself, I'll do the daily workout, but leave it at that. I won't figure it's a career choice for me. We all have our gifts and mine doesn't include workout DVD instructor.

But at least I'll be exercising and I can laugh at myself. Those are two very good things for me to have in my life.

Have a Muscular Monday!


Stephanie Faris said...

I NEVER match what I see on exercise DVDs. They always get a class full of what appear to be professional dancers with really toned bodies and I end up feeling like a klutz! I've heard great things about the Leslie Sansone DVDs. I've been meaning to check it out.

bethanyintexas said...


The good news is on the workout video it's just her. No class. And she is good. I'm just not the most graceful person in existence LOL.

Regina Milton said...

I have the hardest time following the dance workouts. As soon as I turn to where I can't see the TV anymore, I forget what I'm supposed to do. Problem is, most of those DVDs require many turns! I have to straight jog, or do very simple cardio.

bethanyintexas said...


Luckily this video doesn't have any turns in it. Just some of the moves I get dyslexia about LOL...during one move--it's a kick she said to reach out with the opposite arm--I was kicking the right foot and reaching out with the right hand LOL. It took me a minute to figure out left foot with right hand and right foot with left hand. LOL