Monday, November 16, 2009

Might As well Jump

I have a jump rope...had it for over 20 years. Never used it. Don't know where I got it. I've held on to it move-after-move and keep it in one of those on-the-door "shoe" holders with all the pockets. I've always over-looked it. Lately, though, I keep noticing it.

That would be good exercise, wouldn't it? Jumping gets the heart-rate up. It tones the muscles, strengthens bones. I've decided to add that to my daily exercise: 1 minute per day.

I did a "before" video of my very first time jumping rope. I've decided not to post it right now because I look like a complete idiot and have no "after" video to vindicate me don't want to waste your time without a motivating "after" video. Basically, the video shows me jumping for about 10-15 seconds before I begin getting tangled.

The goal is to build stamina, coordination, strength. I'll do an after video in a few months.

Nutritionally, my next step is to add a vegetable and fruit serving to my breakfasts each day. I'll talk more about that soon.


  1. You are so brave to video yourself jumping rope! Jumping rope is hard work but awesome exercise! Great job on building your nutritional base - it's so important as you are getting healthy - not just with weight, but nutritionally as well.

  2. The last time I lost the baby weight (w/#3) I jump roped a little during the winter to keep from going crazy. It's a nice thing to add in to the mix.

    (and thanks for your comment on bdd...I needed it! :)

  3. It sounds like a fun addition to excercise :-)

  4. I look forward to seeing your rope jumping in a month or two!