Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Joy and Pain of Exercise

I started a new exercise program last week. It's called Chalean Extreme. It's philosophy is that Muscles Burns Fat. So as I am getting older and even though I have been exercising regularly for 12 years now, I don't have the muscle to burn the fat that just won't go away.

Last week, I was dying!!! Literally!! But it was good Dying! Because I was using my muscles. I found muscles that I didn't even know that I had. Chalene tells you to use as heavy as a weight that you think you can in order to do 12 reps of the exercise. She says get your muscles to "fatigue". Meaning you couldn't do another rep even if you wanted to. I am not quite to that yet. Well, some exercises I really am to fatigue but I don't want to push it so hard that I never want to do the program again. If you know what I mean.

This week is a little bit better. I know what to expect and I think I am getting stronger. It's a great program HOWEVER, the thing I don't like about the program are the TV's in the background that show all these bikni laden muscular women and ripped men. It almost borders on pornography in my book. So I just do the exercises and look at the people doing the exercising and not the TV's in the background.

Why does the media think that we want to see that stuff while we are working out???

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