So it arrived, my Hip Hop Abs DVD collection with all manner of other paraphernalia, a diet plan and some other stuff shown in the pic below. It cost me just under twenty GB pounds. If you’re interested it’s available via the website following this here link: Hip Hop Abs
Now I’m under no illusion that my abs will be visible for a long time, they are comfortably nestled under a thick duvet of fat right now but I wanted to do something lively and fun that I could build up and this is all over late night TV so I became suitably brainwashed into trying it.
To be honest, if you’re going to look at someone who’s going to make you sweat and get you thinner and fitter it may as well be Shaun T… the professional dancer and inventor (I think) of the Insanity Workout aka by fatties like me ‘Instant Death’. Shaun is easy on the eye and I want to make him happy 😛
So me and the boy and a friend of mine who fancied giving Shaun a whirl set to this afternoon and had an hour with him.
We were Tilt Tuck and Tightening away like pros within seconds. We did the 13 minute Secret to Flat Abs work out and then we were hungry for more so we added in the 45 minute Total Body Burn workout. Now please, when I say ‘we did’ do not take me at face value on that… we tried to do would be more realistic a description. No hang on, you want the most realistic description of what we did and that would be we wobbled about giggling for an hour.
What fun! We did better than we thought we would, we have a goal now to actually do all of the moves as demonstrated by Shaun T and his army of Tilt Tuck and Tighteners and improve the quality of our performance. That’s what it’s all about.. having a starting point and setting goals, aspiring to improve, reaching the goal and then setting another one.
My son of course just blasted through the whole thing but he was distracted a couple of times by my technique and when my friend’s lycra leggings which she’d spent ten minutes squeezing into suddenly gave way and rolled down from the waist to under her fat arse with the speed of a retracting tape measure. Thank the Lord she was wearing huge knickers underneath, if the legging retreat had revealed her cellulite riddled buttocks chomping on a thong my boy would have been scarred for life… as if he isn’t already from living with me.
(I’m not being nasty about my friend by the way, we’re old enough to be able to accept apt and fair descriptions of our bodies… as long as we’re the ones making them)
Look… at the end of the day the key question is, was our exercise session with Shaun T a success? You can bet it was, we were sweating, breathing hard, our heart rates were up, our abs are very sore (we felt the burn alright!), we laughed and most importantly we made a start… we began, we put a foot on a path to something better, something positive and towards achieving another goal. So we didn’t do it perfectly as prescribed, there were times when our attempts were not as energetic as those efforts made by Shaun and co but we kept on moving and we have room for improvement and we’ve set a benchmark.
It was worth 20 quid even if we never do it again, but we will do it again because it was fun. Try it or something like it, you might like it!