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I can't lie that having a wedding coming up next year has caused me to re-evaluate my fitness regime, which was, uhhhh, not much. After a year of hard work on my thesis, where I sat, wrote, and ate Cheez-Its (in that order) , I wasn’t exactly feeling like the best version of my physical-self. Lately, I’ve been trying to focus not just on eating well, but also on re-incorporating physical activity back into my life. Thus, I overdid it this week and took a six mile walk on Sunday, then started my Ballet Beautiful DVD on Monday. Dumb. So dumb. Let me tell you, that is one hard work out, six mile hike behind you or not.
At first the all-white room filled my TV screen and the instructor comes on with her super soft voice and I thought, like an idiot, that all I was going to work out was my eyes-from rolling them. You know, because I’m a sarcastic jerk like that. Anyway, Mary Helen Bowers, the instructor, trained Natalie Portman for Black Swan, which was enough for me to buy it. You all know how I feel about Natalie. She’s my Joey Ramone, which also sometimes causes me to go a little fan-girl and buy things to be more like her. This time though, my inner fan-girl did not lead me astray. My muscles are still aching after two days. Overall, as far as exercise videos go, it was easy to follow, uses no special equipment, and is hard enough that the hour flies by. I give it two sore-as-heck thumbs up.
P.S. I couldn't help but feel weird for buying an exercise DVD. It made me think of all the hilariously bad exercise videos found by the guys at Found Footage Festival, like this Jazzercise video.