Day 9: In the Pocket
Today was Day 9 of the Advanced Calendar. I was excited and scared to do this workout. It was new so I was excited, but yesterday's workout with Full Out was a bit of a train wreck for me so I was scared that today would turn out the same. Last week, I had so much fun with Crazy 8s and You Got This. This week has turned into quite the challenge for me though.
Today was a bit of a train wreck again. The footwork in this one was a bit intense for me and it was filled with more of the compound moves which are more challenging for me. I decided early on in this workout that I was just going to worry about the footwork and not care about my hands. It made it a little easier once I made that decision, but I still couldn't get my feet moving fast enough.
I'm going to keep at this and hope that things go better on the second try. I've heard that you can also watch the moves from behind the dancers so they are facing forward just like you. I might try that and see if it helps. I've always had a problem with reversing things.
This workout was only 35 minutes though so it went by pretty quickly. I think I would prefer a longer workout though if it meant he'd go slower with the instruction. If things don't improve on my second go around with these two this week, I might start rewinding the stuff and spend more time in the instructional phase.
He did do something new in this workout. There were two different sections where we went through the whole routine to that point at half speed. I can do some of these at half speed. Once he says, "Let's go Tempo," I want to scream! I can make my feet go in the right direction if I have time to get my feet there, but once we go tempo, things just fall apart for me.
Tomorrow, I get to do Full Out again. Last night while hubby and I were in bed chit chatting before we fell asleep, I was able to pretty much recite the routine to him. I knew what my legs were doing and I knew the order they were doing it. It gave me some confidence that I could get through it since I knew what I needed to do. I was just having a hard time getting my body to do what my brain knew it needed to do.
I also did 8 Count Abs today. It was much better this time than it was last week. The first time I did this workout, I thought it was the hardest thing I had ever done in terms of workouts, but it's getting easier. Sitting on the pillow has certainly helped. Knowing what moves are coming up also helps. I still have to modify a little bit. My knees are bent when they are supposed to be straight and I go down to my knees during the one section where we go down onto our elbows from plank position.
Polar M400 Screen Shots
I forgot to hit start for the ab workout so I only have the screen shots for In the Pocket. It's not a very impressive calorie burn either, but I didn't do much with my arms and I did a lot of watching. I tried to keep my feet going while I was watching, but there's only so much calorie burn to slow side steps.
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