Getting a little more JOLLY, a little more GREEN, and a little less GIANT.

18 May 2011

This Magic Moment

It happened.

That magic moment happened.

That moment when the music is just right. The mood is upbeat. The energy level is unfathomable.

I had that moment where exercise felt good instead of desperate.

I had already been jumping, sweating, and puffing for 30 minutes (the allotted time for my workout) when suddenly...

I felt like I could give go forever.

Or at least the five minutes until I needed to go pick up my son from school.


That's happened to me a couple of times that I can remember. I think some call it "runner's high". It's an incredible feeling. One I hope to recapture often.

My exercise "program" this week has been dictated by the "Just Sweat" option on our "Just Dance 2" Wii game.

I may not look especially cool when I'm "dancing". My four year old confirmed that today when she asked me why my cheeks were so red. Awesome.

Oh well. I am lovin' it! Who knew exercise could be this much fun? And my kids can actually participate instead of crawling all over me or sticking their fingers in dangerous treadmill belts.

I highly suggest the "Just Dance" Wii games for the weight-impaired looking to be physically repaired and not so peared (shaped). Note: "Just Dance 2" seems to be a little more aerobic than the first "Just Dance".

Any other suggestions for "fun" exercise that can be done with four littles???


Jodi said...

I've been a fan of pilates for years and my kids like to do it right along with me. Mostly I try to go walking after they are in bed because I am not a morning worker outer. I like to be up and showered first thing. Another favorite is family walks or bike rides - I don't get much of a workout because we are going slow but it's fun family together time! Keep up the good work! When I'm finished with this pregnancy - I'll definately have to kick it into high gear!:)

Missy0327 said...

You go girl!! Another suggestion since you are time crunched? Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, it's a 20 minute workout that incorporates cardio, weight and abs!! It kicks your bum!!!
Keep going!!

MiMi said... you have a pill for this???

aubrey said...

I bought Just Dance 2 about four months ago for that very reason... now ask me how often I've done it? Or don't.

AND ask Sam about her and Roon and the shred. It's pretty funny... She and I are going to have to start making each other go walking.

You have inspired me though... today I made it a point to eat breakfast and lunch and had fruits and veggies for snacks. Go us!

Creating Sarah said...

Yay! I've been wanting to get Just Dance 2 for a while. I agree with Pilates. It is low impact and will kick your butt (and tone it!) Also, there is a Zumba video game...I think they have one for the Wii. Mine is for the Xbox but I absolutely love it and O does it with me all the time.