whew! today was cardio x. i was expecting to do maybe 20-ish minutes total of the 43 minute workout. obviously since i'm overweight, cardio isn't my strong suit. but right off the bat, i was able to jog in place for a minute and a half! keep in mind this was on a yoga mat on a floor with a mat (of sorts) underneath that, but guys. my whole life i've never been able to jog anywhere for more than 30-45 seconds. maybe it was the low impact helping me out, but that empowered me so much. i got through about 35 minutes of the workout, possibly a little bit more. i took a few couple-second breaks and one minute long break, but i paused the dvd, i didn't skip anything.
the best part for me were the "wacky jacks." it's like jumping jacks for 6-year-olds. you put your arms up and spread your legs wide, then jump from one foot to the other while bringing your elbows to your hips. it sounds a little complicated, which is why there's a video at the end for all you visual learners out there.
there was also a few astanga sun salutations mixed into warm up and cool down, which i love. i can't wait for the yoga workout coming up on wednesday. other moves were some karate stuff, fake jumping through tires (like football players? anyone? bueller?), and jumping squats.
even though cardio used to be my worst enemy, i think we're up to frenemies now. i really, really liked this workout. i knew i was actually working my body and it was nice to take a break off most of my muscles, because my hamstrings are killing me from yesterday. i felt this little pop in my quads when i was walking today. it freaked me out a little at first.
coming up tomorrow night, shoulders and arms AND ab ripper x. oh lordy.