Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jumping Jack Flash

Last night we did Tae Bo Volume 3 Live.  This workout is like 12 years old but still one of our relied on favorites.  We have had to modify certain moves for as long as we've been doing Tae Bo which is 13 years.  One of the things I've always had to modify are jumping jacks.  My gut seriously could not take it.  I swear I'd pull a fat roll attempting to do those things and if I was lucky I'd get 2 in before I'd realize it ain't happenin' and I finally settled on the low impact version.

We were doing our warm up last night and it was time for jumping jacks so we did them.  10 minutes later I said "uh...I did jumping jacks, when the hell did that happen!?"  We did that 2 or 3 weeks ago and I didn't feel the need to do them but it was like there was no thought process in it, I just did it.  I smiled and kept on going.  I don't know where that automatic switch came from but I can't wait for other things to come naturally.  I've still got a lot of gut to lose so burpees are about 20 lbs away if not more but I can't wait for the day that I can do one without feeling like I'm going to blow out a knee or face plant into the concrete.  For now, I'll enjoy my new accomplishment.  Just call me Jumping Jack Flash!



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15 comments:

  1. I hear ya!!

    I used to do one leg jumping jacks to protect my knees. One day I threw caution to the wind and found myself doing the real thing! I don't overdo it out of respect for my old knees but doing Jumping Jacks is definitely on my list of things I'm proud to do now that I couldn't do before!!

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  2. Way to go, Flash!! You're just racking up the victories lately!!

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  3. Wow - victory after victory for you lately. Way to go!

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  4. I love reading about your progress! It is absolutely inspiring to see your transformation and share in your milestones. I am so impressed with the jumping jacks. I am still in the "need to modify" stage. Way to go!!!

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  5. That's great! Love that you're getting better in so many ways lately :D

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  6. Yay! Great job! And, let me just say that I can totally hear your humor in your blogs :) I love it! Keep up the great work!!!

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  7. YAYAY! That is awesome! I still have some issues with burpee's so don't feel bad :) Keep up the awesome work, momma!

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  8. LOVE this!!! Go get 'em, Jack!

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  9. You go Jack! Teehee! When I do Jumping Jacks I look like a mixture of a few Molly Shannon characters from SNL LOL! If I don't kick down something I'll be golden!

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  11. Love it...I haven't attempted a jumping jack in I don't know how long...I just generally avoid them. I currently hate burpees and can't do one without smacking myself in the face, getting a knee stuck in my gut or falling on my face (occasionally all three) but will celebrate the day I finally do one. Congrats!!!!

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  12. Wow, that's really awesome. I wound up wrecking my knees doing JJs in the traditional way when the 30-Day Shred craze started. I don't recall there being any statement to modify moves. Just wrecked me....
    Glad to hear you have knees that can take it, I'm sure it's a better calorie burn. Great NSV!

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