Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Waiting for the day that my abs of steel set off metal detectors

Last Tuesday I was sick and instead of entertaining poor little exercise-starved Remy, I made her lay on the couch and watch One Tree Hill with me.  I was feeling better by Tuesday and we stayed outside, battling weeds, until the mosquitoes turned us both into swollen divas.  Anyways, the more I watch every season of that amazing show, the skinnier I want to be.

I broke down and bought Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred.  Her voice (and her stupid comments) make me want to slice her throat, which is surprisingly good motivation for physical activity.  I'm not saying I'm not grateful for the option to do the workouts with her muted, though.  Anyways, I've been doing the same workout for 20 minutes for 7 days so far (tonight will be 8) and I can't believe how much better I already feel.  I haven't really noticed any physical changes yet, but if I actually look decent when I'm done with the last 22 days, I'll find her and thank her personally.  Just to give you an idea of how desperate I am.

I started out just buying the DVD.  I did two workouts before finally ordering a very special yoga mat so that my spine won't be permanently bruised (I had a yoga mat a few years ago but it sat in my room for two months unopened so I returned it and haven't needed one since, thanks to Wii Fit).  I'm happy to say that I got free shipping and it was at my house, waiting for me when I got home from work the day after I ordered it.  Yay, Amazon Prime!  My next purchase is hand weights so that I don't have to use water bottles forever.  I just had to make sure I was going to stick with it before investing, but when I get those, I might just buy her Ripped in 30 DVD, too...It's funny how I'm totally willing to throw money down for this.  I don't ever actually want to be ripped, it'd just be nice to see muscle clearly.  We'll see if the comfort of confidence outweighs comfort food.


  1. I've heard a lot of people raving about the 30 Day Shred DVD. Maybe now I want it. Hmmm. She is just so scary and mean looking.

  2. She is mean looking and she's got a horrible sense of humor. Also, she seems to be nervous at the beginning and it always pisses me off. I hate the way she walks, talks and acts, but I'm losing weight already so...get it and hit "Mute" right away. :)