Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's only day one. And it's already ugly.

I am finally, actually doing something about the fact that I have wanted to start some sort of exercise program for the past...oh, several years.  Today I started Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred. Basically, you do this twenty minute non-stop work-out every day, for 30 days.  And then you go on to the level 2 work-out for 30 days, followed by level 3.  Sounds simple enough, right?  HA!

I'm really not sure which is worse:

1.  That when I watched it last night to get a feel for what I was going to be attempting this morning, the Wonderboy decided that he wanted to try it.  (Reminder, he is six.) 

2.  Sitting on the couch watching him attempt bicycle crunches. (Actually, that was pretty funny.)

3.  Giving it my first attempt this morning only to have him come downstairs and want to talk to me in the middle of it while I'm gasping for air.

4.  Once I made it through to the bitter end (cursing that cocky wench after about the first five minutes), having Wonderboy ask to see my "abs" so he could check my progress.

5.  Feeling sore and achy all day and pounding three Tylenol this afternoon to just please, make it go away!

6.  Having Wonderboy insist on doing his "fitness," as he calls it, again tonight.  Since he wants to go, "all 30 days!"

7.  Wonderboy trying to convince me that "his legs are already getting fitter."  Even though I've explained to him several times that "It doesn't happen that fast!"

Or

8.  The fact that I am going to attempt to get up at 5:30 in the morning tomorrow to try to do it again.

16 comments:

For Myself said...

Lookee here - I brought my laptop home and I'm commenting!
Good luck with the regimen...you can do it! Abs like steel, baby!!

for a different kind of girl said...

My kids are always asking me "When are you going to work out, Mom?" so I guess they are sending me a message to get my fitness on! Ha!

Good luck with the Shred. I have watched chunks of it on YouTube and that has been enough to make me weep in pain!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I think everyone tries the shred at some point. I did it over the summer and even though I didn't do it every day (more like 5 times a week) and I never made it past level one - it really worked!

I have faith in you...

myfluffybunnies said...

Oh, I have heard of this mythical Shred beast. Promise to keep us updated on your progress (and pain level).

myfluffybunnies said...

And Wonderboy's! =>

allison t said...

Oh man. I don't envy you. But I do admire you. Just try to keep up with the Wonderboy and you'll do great!

Zip n Tizzy said...

More power to you... and keep us posted. I hear it's painful!

T also keeps lifting imaginary weights and telling me he's building his muscles. We've got to get these boys together!

The Queen said...

OH hell no.. do the belly dance thing off of you tube.. I love that.. it's fun.. it's funny.. and it works...

or

wii/box and let your friends laugh at the video..

either way..

good luck!

bernthis said...

I'll tell you what, I will continue to not look at my stats as per the lent deal if you promise to continue the shred until at least April 4th. Deal?

Christy said...

Go you! I found that video incredibly hard and wasn't able to complete the whole thing the first few times I tried it!

Logical Libby said...

I made it four days. Then I am pretty sure I died.

carissajaded said...

Keep us updated! I was going to start on Monday... but I think its gonna have to wait until next week... Either way I wanna know what you think of it!

Octopunk said...

I say go for it and leave that little punk in the dust!

Woo hoo!

Captain Dumbass said...

Isn't it great when they want to play in the middle of a workout?

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

Oh Jesus. Now I'm gonna go buy this stupid Shred video, I just know it. I bailed on P90X after I bruised my vagina. This one better not be vagina-intensive.

Maggie May said...

you can do it!