I kept my word, and did a P90X workout last week. (And, I'm still sweating from the workout I just completed.) The workout I attempted to do was the core synergentics. I just love a good core workout!
I am not a newcomer to exercise. I've done areobics, water aerobics, kickboxing, zumba, yoga, and pilates. But, honestly, I'ver never seen most of the exercises in that one workout--and there are about 12 more dvds to go through! I can't even imagine the joy and surprises that await me!
You wouldn't think that a minute is a long time, would you? Surely, I can do an exercise for one stinkin' minute.
Ever hear of a "superman banana"? Yeah, a minute can be a very long time! The things he wanted me to do were just downright unspeakable!
I felt like a big, ol' clumsy, awkward, out-of-shape hippopotamus, trying to be a beautiful ballerina. (And, I'm not saying that any of those moves even closely resembled ballet.)
Here is a sampling of a few thoughts that went through my mind as each exercise was performed, and I stood in silent shock:
- Holy cow! I'm supposed to do WHAT????
- Are you freaking kidding me???
- Superman Banana???
- Yeah, right!!
- Now you're just showing off!!
I didn't know there were so many variations of a "simple" push-up, none of which included "girl-style" push-ups. Ever tried a walking push-up. It's fun!!!
I did appreciate the fact that he did allow 45 seconds for a water break. Those 45 seconds flew by in comparison with the 60 seconds of some crazy exercise, which seemed to last 60 minutes.
I know you're dying to know what a superman banana is. It's very simple, really. Merely lay on the floor on your stomach, and pretend you're Superman flying. Arms straight out, raised up off the floor--the same goes for your legs. Hold that pose. Now, quickly, simply roll over onto your back--arms and legs still straight out, but now, you're arched like a banana! Hold that pose! Now, roll back over to superman - hold - back to banana - hold - continue for only a minute. It's so much fun. Go ahead. Try it. You know you want to!