Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The 30-Day Shred

I just got done working out with Jillian Michaels. Just a little note, it does not take 30 days to feel like she has shredded you to pieces. Who knew jumping jacks would be so difficult? Even as I type this my fingers are shaking. If I had to pinpoint the worst part of the workout it would be the jumping jacks. No lie. I did those dumb jacks back in grade school no problem. But back in grade school I did not have a chest. I need help finding a super great support bra. Yikes. She promises up to 20 pounds in 30 days. I'd be happy with 10 and I'd pretty much kiss her little hiney if she delivers.

Sorry if I offend the male readers out there with my openness, but after that workout I've pretty much lost all of my common sense. My brain feels rattled, my legs feel like rubber, I'm shaking all over, AND I couldn't be more pleased about it.

8 comments:

Brittany said...

wow. i haven't done jumping jacks for years...well, jumping jacks for exercise for long periods of time. maybe that's what wyatt should do...he keeps saying he wants to get in shape but complains he doesn't have time.

speaking of jumping jacks...this little video makes wyatt and me laugh every time:

http://failblog.org/2009/01/06/jumping-jacks-fail/

enjoy!

mom/Janet said...

I laughed when I read this. I'm anxious to see if you get the results you want. My problem with these kind of exercise DVDs is that I get exhausted after 10 min and then convince myself I need to work into it because I'm a beginner. Keep us posted. I want to get these encouragements on our Eat to Live blog. Let's get it started again.!!!!!!! Talk to Amy and I'll get started too. I need and want it...

Katie said...

Good for you! I will never do jumping jacks again...I think I'd kill myself. Just so you know, glutamine (supplement) is really good for muscle soreness. I take it daily. I didn't believe it until I was getting daily headaches from neck/trap stiffness (from carrying big boys). I tried it and it really works. One of my guru fitness friends uses it and swears by it. It will get you through your muscle soreness stage. (P.S. they use it in IVs at the hospital to increase wound healing time.) It is legit.

hyker said...

I love Jillian. I may have to check out this DVD. And speaking of jumping jacks...I actually do 50-100 of them when I go running. They are very old school.

Julie J. said...

You have me convinced that I need to try this video.... Also, I've heard of wearing 2 bras during exercise.... It could help.

Becky said...

Jean! You are doing so great! You are inspiration to me with your consistancy.

I got my sports bra at the outlets in Park City. It is awesome.

I have worn two bras during exercise...one normal bra and then a sports bra over...that does help a little. But, there is nothing like a nice fitting sports bra.

mooney said...

If she can make anyone lose that much weight in 1 month sign me up! The jumping jacks would probably kill me at this point, but hey, I will try just about anything once.
I am so impressed with your determination.

megan said...

ha ha! i like jillian she is serious business!
your blog is hillarious!
my favorite is the one about how you broke up with the treadmill.you are such a good writer. i wish i could write like that. keep it up...i stop by when i need a good laugh :)

Megan (carrie's friend)