One of the great things about moving is all the stuff you find as you pack. Last week while packing a box of video cassettes, I came across my old Buns Of Steel video. This is the original, 1987 version with Greg Smithey as trainer, before it became a franchise. I set the video aside thinking I should try it one more time before deciding whether to give it to a thrift store or keep it.
Today was the fateful day.
Oh. How. Funny.
It is a good workout, and I’m sure I’ll be sore tomorrow, but Holy Hair, Batman! Full-on 80s “big” hair. Oh, and the leggings. awesome. The pictures here aren't great, but they give you the idea.
But the best, the funniest part of the workout were Smithey’s encouraging remarks.
“They’re gonna see you coming…” continuing in a lower, sexier voice… “and they’re gonna NOTICE you going!”
And with the tiniest leg-crunch:
“These are the baby ones. How can something so small…feel so...good!”
Crack. Me. Up.
Stretching one leg and getting ready to switch sides: “We do have to work the other side, or you’d be walking kind of crooked,” followed by a little chuckle and a waggle of his head like he told a funny joke.
(Can YOU touch your heel to your forehead?)
And my personal favorite:
“We’re gonna squeeze those cheeseburgers out of those thighs!”
I’d forgotten about the humor in this workout. I’m definitely keeping it now.
The funniest thing of all, after all is said and done, the thing that has me giggling out loud all day? Since doing this workout this morning, I have developed an occasional twitch. In my …uh…derriere! My right glute twitches involuntarily if I stand with my weight on that leg! At least, it has a couple times. Maybe it will fade as the day wears on...or when I get some beer in me. I haven’t even started any St. Patrick’s Day drinking, and I’m cracking up over my butt-twitch!
On that note, let me quote our tour-guide from the brewery and say “Drink GREAT beer, not green beer, on St. Patrick’s Day!”
…and please don’t drink and drive.