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(Pay no attention to the footless apparition holding the camera.)
"Short Attention Span Theater" is not just the name of an old Comedy Central show -- it is my life, which is why I have dozens and dozens of workout DVDs, gadgets, gizmos and various shoes for various workouts.
I get bored easily, so I constantly need to mix things up -- anything to keep the fitness momentum going. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 makes sure I don't get stuck in a workout rut. There are more than 90 hours of activities.
So this week I laced up the virtual gloves and took a cardio boxing class. My virtual workout partner was a burly bearded dude (I should have dressed better).
Turns out, I am a champion boxer. The voiceover instructor, who I refer to as "Nice Lady," had all sorts of words of encouragement as I did punch-squat combos, threw jabs and hooks and bobbed and weaved. She also gives you technique tips and makes sure you're not doing things like locking your elbows.
When you do the moves really well, a sparkly golden halo envelops you, and I was a golden girl.
The workout was a great upper body-intensive complement to my 40-minute run this afternoon.
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