Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Beginning 90 Days of Boot Camp – Giving Power 90 Go!
On Monday my husband and I started our Power 90 boot camp, the highly rated workout that promises a new body within 90 days. We came to the realization that we both had become soft over the past few years. While I do practice yoga regularly, I’ve neglected fat burning exercise because I hate to sweat. And I love high quality flavorful food and wine.
We decided to do the program together to provide mutual encouragement. And I really need a coach to coerce me out of bed and provide incentive to don my workout clothes and trudge down the stairs to face the TV and Tony Horton’s early 2000’s humor.
The training program involves 35 minute workouts that alternate from cardio and abs one day with sculpting / muscle development the next. The warm-ups incorporate some yoga moves, which feel comfortable for me.
We started with the cardio / ab workout. For somebody who is by nature slothful, it was somewhat challenging. Sweat poured from my brow. The jumping jacks, which reminded my of the old Jack LaLanne workouts that were televised during my childhood, left me out of breathe. Since my yoga practice often involves ab work, the ab program was not challenging. However, I do agree that regular ab practice will help whittle away the marsupial pouch we women of a certain age must battle. I have high hopes.
The sculpting program works all muscle groups. In particular I could feel the ache in my calves and hamstrings – which means I need the work. And I’m confident by the end of the 90 days I’ll have the strength to do a hand stand during inversion practice at yoga. It will happen!
In the scheme of things 90 days is really just a blip on the radar of time. It will pass quickly. We’ve already completed 3 workouts. Only 87 more to go! And I feel better already. Any burn is a good burn.
I’ll keep you apprised of our progress. Have any of you tried this workout? If yes, what were your results?