Punching Brick Walls Like a Ninja

I started a new workout program yesterday.  I never had an old one so I guess I should rephrase that – I started working out yesterday.  I am not one for the gym so I had Husband give me some pointers Sunday night on the XBox/Kinect Your Shape fitness disk that has been collecting dust.  I decided to commit to thirty minute sessions three times a week and see how that fits into my life.

Meet my new workout program

I have never felt the need to loose weight.  I am, or should I say was, one of those sickeningly annoying people who could eat whatever I wanted, never workout, and not have a inch to pinch.  I have always had a proportional body shape for my five foot four stature.  The exception being the two eighteen month blocks of time when I was nursing the boys and went from a pleasant and perky B cup to a frighteningly large porn star DD cup.  Even Husband admitted to being frightened by them more than once.  Hell, they were attached to me and I was scared of them most of the time.

I no longer have boobs out to here, although I did keep one of my DD bras as a souvenir of my porn star lookalike breastfeeding days.  No, it seems as though the additional girth that existed in my chest has migrated down to settle itself comfortably around my middle resulting in the dreaded “muffin top” I have heard so much about but have never experienced.  I don’t like it, hence the workout regiment.

Here are the stats and some thoughts from my first day working out:

  • 100 calories burned
  • 25 minutes late getting to Cody’s class to help the teacher with end of the year testing.  I had no time to shower so I slathered on additional deodorant and put on some new shiny lip gloss to detract from my post workout unkempt appearance.
  • 1 rug burnt elbow
  • The discovery that I am really bad at anything remotely dancelike but I really like and totally own the punching and kicking of fake brick walls.  Who knew?
  • 1 sprained left big toe that is expected to make a full recovery.
  • Just any old bra will not cut it when I am suppose to be getting a running tour of the streets of Manhattan.  Mental note, wear sports bra next time.

I figure by this time next week my muffin top will be a thing of the past and life can get back to normal.  I will let you know how that is working out for me.

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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18 Responses to Punching Brick Walls Like a Ninja

  1. next week you will be rid of your muffin top – good for you–love your post

  2. Alex says:

    your list of accomplishments had me laughing for a bit. oh, how I understand what you are going through! Except for the fact that I don’t need a sports bra on account of having noboobsatall disease!

  3. Jodi Stone says:

    Oh I am so with you on the kicking and punching, but losing the muffin top in a week, well if you do you let me know. I’ll start a 30 minute, three times a week program too!

    • shoes says:

      I do really great with the kicking and punching but I noticed when I try to do them both at the same time it all falls apart! I am just not very coordinated. 🙂 I will make sure to give you a muffin report!

  4. mimijk says:

    I am so excited at the prospect that you will achieve in one week what I’ve been trying to do for a year – if this works, I’m buying an X-box..:-)

  5. JWo says:

    I bought Tammy an XBox Kinect two Christmas’ ago and got that game. I’m hoping you’ll last longer at it than she did (maybe 4 workouts)…. hahaha…

    Maybe it time for me to dust that off and give it a whirl myself…

    • shoes says:

      Well, I hope you were smart enough not to buy the XBox and Kinect and then say “oh, look, a great and fun exercise program that goes along with it!” I have done 2 workouts in 3 days so not too shabby.
      You should dust it off – it is actually a lot of fun (although my toe still does hurt pretty bad.)

      • JWo says:

        She actually WANTED the Kinect so she could work out but didn’t like it so much. I had actually bought her a Nintendo Wii that came with everything and literally the day before it arrived she decided she wanted the Kinect. I think she would have liked the Wii better because of the scale and yoga stuff but I got her what she wanted. Now it’s a paper weight… Until I bust it out again… When we get back from vacation (leaving Saturday)… hahaha..

  6. Beth says:

    I did the Wii Fit for a while. I loved having the stats (similar to my WordPress stats addiction). The challenge was finding a good time window, so too soon the activity dropped. Jung now reports that the Wii now seems broken (perhaps of a broken, lonely heart), and can we please get an XBox or some other game system. I reply that we’ll see.
    Does XBox offer version of Just Dance? Super fun on the Wii. Your boys might enjoy doing with you.

    • shoes says:

      Oh the WP stats addiction (there really needs to be a support group for us!)…

      I think your Wii might be cheered up with the addition of new friends, namely Mr. XBox and Ms. Kinect. There is a Just Dance for the XBox although I will not be trying it. I practically fall over just pretend jump roping.

  7. I am currently fighting the weight loss battle. Only not a muffin top…more like I look like the lower case “b”. I call in fun fat. My doc calls it gateway to diabetes. Oh well, back to the Xbox Kinect workout!

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