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It’s Just A Half Hour, Right? Not If It’s A Power Half Hour!


And, especially if it’s a DVD called “Power Half Hour” from The Firm!

Power Half Hour

I love The Firm workouts! Actually, I used to. Couple of years ago I did them regularly. Felt FANTASTIC. Lost weight, built muscle. Got pregnant. (Coincidence? Hmmm…). Haven’t worked out since.

Off and on I’ve tried to get back to that commitment to exercising, but haven’t been able to. Two days ago, I was inspired to try exercising again. Did about 15 minutes of Zumba with my Wii (thanks Mom!) and then pulled out this DVD. Made it less than 10 minutes, then I was DONE. And yet, I could barely walk yesterday. Yikes.

Tried again today. Here were some of the thoughts going through my head:



“Oh darn. These aren’t 5 lb. weights. They’re only 3 lbs.”

“Ooh…I like squats!”

“5 lb. weights are heavy. Hope I don’t hit my head doing these overhead presses.”

“I do not have to give her more power. I do not have to give her more power.”

“I also do not have to give her air. Straddle jumps were soooo high school cheerleading practice.”

“Ten more minutes? TEN MORE MINUTES!”

“What are you going to do for ten minutes if you don’t do this?”

“If I’m in a plie, my right elbow does not touch my left knee. It used to. Darn.”

“Yay, it’s time to stretch!”

“So glad I hung in for the last ten minutes because it was really only EIGHT minutes until it was time to stretch.”

“Oh good…now I can eat my BK onion rings.”



Speaking of points…


Okay, I’m just going to say it. I basically skipped breakfast – a couple of cherry tomatoes but that’s it. Not Healthy Point. Went to the dollar store for non-food items. Came out with two bags of tortilla chips – heck, they’re only a dollar each! Decided to have chips with melted cheese for breakfast/lunch. Had more. And more. And the bag is empty. (Although they’re not full-sized bags, they’re bigger than those lunchbox-size bags). Another Not Healthy Point.

To balance that out, though, I’m giving myself a Healthy Point because I made Italian bread pizza for dinner last night! And, it was my second night in a row making dinner…another Healthy Point. Hurray for me! And the score, conveniently, is tied.

The Scoreboard


I’ve decided to add a scoreboard – you’ll see it to the right. Nothing fancy. The purpose? Simple. To keep score of how I’m doing. Here are some guidelines:

  • Points are completely subjective. I can add a point in either category for any reason.
  • Only one point given at a time. No adding a zillion points just because I’m having an awesome day!
  • When I give a point, I’ll note it in a post and tag that post “Scoreboard”.
  • Once I give a point, in either category, I will not take any points away for any reason. Say, for example, I decide what I did actually was healthy even though I marked it not healthy. I’m not going to take a point away from “not health” and put one in “healthy”.  That’ll just be too confusing. However,  I might just add an extra point to the healthy side to make up for it. My rules, right?
  • I welcome points from others! If you think I deserve a point in either category, feel free to comment and explain. I’ll try not to argue with you about it and add the point accordingly. But please be nice. I’m rather sensitive. And if it’s starts to become unfriendly or plain out mean, I won’t do it anymore.

That’s it!