Monday, September 04, 2006


A few months ago I decided there was never going to be a good time to exercise so I needed to forgo that excuse and just do it. I also felt that in order to accomplish certain physical goals I needed to get out of the “jogging box”. I am one of those weird people that actually enjoys jogging. I am not an aerobics fan however. In fact, I would rather run head-on into a brick wall than spend 60 minutes doing exercises involving a florescent pink step and oversized plastic ball. Sorry to any readers that enjoy this type of activity.

I went to the gym (thanks to our SA health insurance, we have a monthly membership for the low price of 35 rand which amounts to $6) and began my hunt for challenging exercise classes. It was during this pursuit that I discovered V-Box.

Frankly, I am not sure what it is about this class that I love. Perhaps it is because it does not involve any of the apparatuses mentioned above or maybe it is the secret fascinations I have that I am Sydney Bristow in an episode of Alias and I am kicking some serious tail. I know Alias is over in the States but we still have one more season to go (who is Michael Vaughan really?), so let me live vicariously.

The unbelievable part is that the class convenes at 8:30 on a MONDAY MORNING. If anyone would have told me that anything on a Monday morning much less exercising would be fun I NEVER would have believed them….unless of course it involved strong coffee.

But yes, it is the one morning I happily arise and greet my week with a high cardio combo of Tae-Bo and kickboxing.


Anonymous said...

I can so see you in there kicking and chopping away! You'd kick my butt! I love that you watch Alias. I'd like to have lips like hers. I'm pretty sure I can get those without exercise - but I'm too chicken!

Beth said...

You're such an inspiration!

I saw your comment on Michelle's site—hard to believe Skyler is old enough to lose her front teeth!

Shanygne said...

That's awesome!!
I started going to the gym, too, but I am too chicken to do a class with other people in it, so I do cardio stuff... but no pink steps and plastic balls...

It's been so great for me...

Molly said...

Good for you. The classes at my gym are not at great times for me so I have to suck it up and do the treadmill (ick) and weight machines. I pretend that I'm Sydney Bristow, too. She rocks.