I’m definitely much fitter than I was a year ago. How can I tell? I actually got 26 minutes into my aerobics tape without collapsing onto the carpet. Which is good because who needs rug burns on their face? According to my Half.com order history, I bought this tape over 3 years ago, but I’ve never watched the whole thing. There could be a porno at the end and I’d be none the wiser. For all I know, it could end with everyone breaking into a routine from Cabaret.
The first time I ever watched it, many, many, moons ago, I had to quit after the warm-up. Sad, eh? I tried doing it again sometime in the past year and managed to get about 7 minutes in. I distinctly remember quitting because I was unable to move as quickly as the professionals on screen. I’m sure one of Newton’s laws of physics can explain why. Mass, acceleration, inertia, etc. Make up your own formulas here.
I could have gone even longer than 26 minutes, but I started to get frustrated figuring out the routines. Quickly being able to copy someone’s movements is not a skill of mine, especially when they are facing me and I have to flip everything. I’m sure once I do the tape a couple more times I’ll get the hang of it, but I could only take so much at a time. As much as I love watching shows like Dancing with the Stars, I know that if I ever took ballroom dancing classes I’d probably get frustrated very quickly. Back with your left foot, no your other left! Not to mention that I hate heels.