Day 8 was made up of workouts from Jessica's Barre Fitness DVD,(affiliate links included wherever possible) included in the The Ultimate Workouts for Weight Loss: 4-DVD Collection. Today's plan had me do all three 20 minute segments of this DVD, for a workout that was about an hour long.
I did enjoy all of the workouts. On the Floor Barre, this time, I was able to have a small playground ball instead of a pillow to use for the workout, and I felt like it made a difference in being able to complete the moves as designed. However, I did feel a little concerned that I would pop the ball somehow, so I made sure that if that happened, my head wouldn't hit a piece of furniture or something like that. It held up, though, so I was OK.
I used to shy away from barre workouts, but now I think I will look forward to them. It was an excellent workout.
Last week, I did tweet one of my blog posts that also mentioned the Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, Black, and Jessica Smith responded that she had a video coming out about fitness trackers. If you are interested in getting one, you might want to watch her video to get a good perspective on using it as a tool for your healthy lifestyle. I appreciated her video as a reminder - my Fitbit can serve as a prompt to be more active, but I need to balance it out with everything else (not quoting her, just my thoughts several hours after I watched the video). Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/mdJ6XCyhgWQ You may also find it helpful to read the insightful article that makes up the description of the video.
I do appreciate the replies that I get back via Twitter! It is very encouraging.
Up tomorrow - a 40 minute walk from her Walking for Weight Loss, Wellness & Energy DVD. Can't wait!