Hello Journal & Friends!
I am so excited... the Fed-Ex guy came early today bringing my Prize!
I participated in The Perfect 10 Challenge led by South Beach Steve, and at the end of the challenge he held a drawing. I won!! The challenge was sponsored by RMAX, and the prize was a set of their Mini-Clubbells.
There was no catch... no requirement of a review or anything. So here is what I'm going to do... I want to give my first impressions today, then as I use them, give progress reports. I'll be honest... if I hate 'em, I'll tell you straight up. If I love 'em, you can bet you'll hear about it. :-)
First impressions #1:
Wow... wow... wow.... I was SO wrong! From the pictures I had seen of these Mini-Clubbells, I was thinking "cute" and "fun". Folks, I was dead wrong. These are some SERIOUS pieces of exercise equipment! They are absolutely not lightweight and flimsy... I will need to start slow and be patient (oh joy... the P word again).
First impressions #2:
Quality. Serious fitness and health goals. Not for wimps. Remember what my post was titled yesterday?? "Becoming a Warrior..."
Well, here is part of what was said on the back of the DVD:
"This video is only for those that wish to go beyond mediocre strength and endurance. It harbors no mercy for those in its path. As a warrior we welcome you, as a friend we warn you. HERE BE DRAGONS."
Deep in my heart... this is me. I know on the outside others would look, and think I am delusional. But inside, where the real me lives, is a Warrior. Now I want to help her get free.
First impressions #3
Generosity. They didn't just send out a piece of equipment. They included the Big Book of Clubbell Training, which I thumbed through, and found intriguing. It gave the history of it, was full of photos, indepth training instructions, and theory. And they included an instructional DVD... which is great for me, since I am very much a visual learner.
So there you have it... my first impressions are very positive, honestly.
I'll let you know how it goes. Thank you Steve, and RMAX! This is cool. :-)
From Dr Phil's book: "Exercise... it has become a part of who I am."
My verse for today: "For nothing is impossible with God."
My quote for today: "All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger... but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer." --Niccolo Machiavelli