My freshman year of college I was introduced to TAEBO. Billy Blanks led my friends and I through many a workout that year on the 3rd floor lounge in Miller Hall. Taebo is so much fun! As with anything, it got old to me at times, but I’ve gone back to it every now and then.
Three years ago I asked my mom for the newest Taebo Cardio workout. I got it in the midst of doing a few different types of workouts at the time. Needless to say, I never really got into it. Billy Blanks is a very motivating person to do a workout video with, but he also pushes you. Every time I would start this particular video I would tire out and quit halfway through (it’s only 44 minutes long).
About a year and a half ago I loaned this DVD to a friend and I just got it back this weekend. With it being so cold out, I’m really unmotivated to go to Curves so I decided to pop in Taebo Cardio. All the way through Billy shouting, "Cardio! Cardio!" and "Work it! Work it!", I stuck with it. The funny thing is that when I made it to the end I thought, "Oh, that wasn’t so bad…I must’ve been really outta shape before!" Take one look at me now and you’re thinking, "Before?" But I’m telling you, staying committed to working out and taking care of myself has been such an incredible journey for me! And while the outward results don’t come as quickly as I’d like for them to, the inward results are fascinating to me. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but it’s huge to me.:) Plus, the other day I jogged the better of 2 miles (thanks Jamie for the use of your tread mill) and that felt great!
I’m really starting to wonder what my deal was when I didn’t care so much about my health or how my body felt. Seriously-what’s up with that?