In 1982, the aerobic fitness craze began, led by fitness guru and actress, Jane Fonda. I purchased her LP record (!) and it was her voice that encouraged me to continue. "Go for the burn...can you feel it, Carol?" As I could not see the movements, I studied her book religiously. I also learned that she had experienced an eating disorder.
Awhile later, the video came out but I didn't have a video machine, so when I heard that familiar voice in a store, I stood transfixed before the television, studying.
I did purchase a video player and started a collection of exercise tapes. My first was her Lean Routine. My Eldest was around 3 years old then and we danced with her around the room. What fun!
I have not seen many of her movies though. She is just my aerobic instructor but on Saturday night, we gathered around the television and watched Monster-in-Law in which she starred. She was incredible in this comedic role as a controlling and overly protective mother.
I felt proud of her and announced, "She should get another academy award. Really!"
Yesterday, it was back to business though, lifting weights and doing the abominables.