I admit with a hanging head that I have been a bum since moving to the ATL a few months ago (so since last year - yeah, that bad) and haven't really been staying active as much as I should be. Only in the last couple of weeks have I picked up my snail's pace of fitness a bit by doing the weekly hikes and getting back into a more regular "movement" (I can't really call it an exercise) routine, consisting of at least 30 minutes of yoga, pilates or an exercise video - trying for 5 to 6 times a week. I think that is pretty much the bare minimum that any fitness expert says to do for exercise, so you can see what a sad sack I am.
And yes, I am one of those people that use exercise videos. There are a few that I have and I mix them up for variety - Crunch Pilates, the 10 Minute Solutions series (I'll do 3-4 of these together at a time), and my personal fave, Yoga Booty Ballet.
I'll be introducing my gal pals to some YBB this week. I have a bunch of the DVDs from the series and it is a mix of yoga, ballet and "booty shaking." So yes, YBB, it is exactly as it sounds, with all the cheesy goodness, but I think it does work. I did YBB almost exclusively for a few weeks last year and it really helped to tone and define my body - and you will sweat. At minimum YBB will guarantee a giggle-fest amongst the group and at least that'll burn some calories.
So fess up, ladies. Are there any other exercise video devotees out there? If so, what do you like doing? Or if not, can you recommend any exercises for the lazy amongst us?
Here's my prebooty shake feeling like of "bleh" OOTD:
Top: Anthropologie Lil cotton kimono (anyone have any idea what this top is called?)
Jeans: Banana Republic classic skinny (worn here and here before)
Shoes: Indigo by Clarks Finch (worn here and here and a ton more before)