Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Jane Fonda is awesome!

 I was in an exercise slump today.  I really did not want to do anything, but thankfully I've committed to seeing this 60 min thing through so I did finally force myself to do it.  I decided to stick this little gem in the VCR (we totally still have VHS!)   I have had this Jane Fonda video and step for close to 20 years.  I asked for this one year for my Birthday when I was in Junior High.  I remember my mom kept asking if that was really what I wanted, and oh yes, it was!  After this many years I don't think I will ever have the heart to get rid of this thing.  I haven't done the workout in a loooong time but it all came back to me.  It is amazing after doing a video so many times you know it by heart no matter how many years it has been. And really, step aerobic moves haven't changed all that much in 20 years.  The basic step, over the top, straddles and three knee repeaters are timeless.
Here are some photos I took for your enjoyment.  LOVE the leotards and flesh colored tights!
In this one below I was trying to get a shot of this lady who has a pretty skimpy back.  I don't care how thick your flesh colored tights are I do so not want to be behind someone in step class wearing a thong on! And Merri, I think that might be you in the back there in the purple.  I'm pretty sure that is what your hair looked like in 1992. :)
And the last one is of some other winners I have sitting on my shelf anyway.  I got these beauties at the DI not too long ago.   Why?  Becuase they were $1.  I need help.


  1. That is so funny, On yesteday I was in a slup and pulled out my old Jane Fonda VHS!

  2. Thanks for the link. Love the blog. I totally did this same step workout for years! I got to where I wore ankle/wrist weights when I did it...boy, those were the days! I always thought that the "thong" lady was a bit distracting...
    Thanks for being an inspiration. Some good dvd's that I like are Jillian Michael's 30 day shred and then follow that up with the elliptical...but if I've learned anything from this whole weight journey it's all about the diet...and obviously the 1/2 pound of chocolate that I consume regularly is keeping me from my beach body...hope you can bring it better than I'll ever be able to.

  3. Ha,ha awesome!!! Your workouts are way more fun than mine! I'm seriously not coordinated enough for workouts like that. Many years ago I tried a step class for awhile and liked it, but seriously ended up spraining my ankle. I have to stick to the boring stuff that I can actually do - like the elliptical or running. ;)