Friday, January 18, 2008

I'm the doofus in the back

Using my new workout video this morning, I started to think about how wrong it is that those people in the back, the ones following along with the routine, never mess up. Sure, every now and then one of them might step on the left foot instead of the right, but mostly they keep up with whatever the leader does.

I have been using this video for over a week now, and my feet still get tangled on some of the simplest steps. "We're going to do grapevine with a whisk," Edyta says in her this-is-going-to-be-so-simple voice. And then they all do this thing with their feet that totally baffles me. "Add the arms," she orders, but I am still trying to figure out the feet. I end up just walking sideways. Hey, at least I'm moving.

I think they should put someone in the back who's a total screw-up. When you start to feel discouraged, you could watch her stumbling and tripping and finally just walking back and forth with a shrug. You'd have someone to relate to. Eventually, you will learn the steps, while she remains clueless, and then you'll have a nice sense of superiority and accomplishment. And isn't that what exercise is all about?


  1. I think you're on to something, Jana...maybe YOU should pick up this idea and RUN with it!!! ;)

    And while you're at it, can you give them a little jiggly cellulite??

    Robin @ PENSIEVE

  2. If you're at thr back, you can see all the cellulite they have.

  3. Oh no - not the grapevine! That move is impossible. I sucked at Jazzercise. LOL.

    Did you ever see the episode of Everybody Loves Raymond when he goes to Debra's exercise class and falls down? LOL. That is hilarious. I love it.