Monday, May 24, 2010

Yeah, so about that whole "shred" thing...

I totally bagged out on it.  I started doing the second work-out - and I liked it, but damn if stuff didn't get in the way and I really, really lost my early on motivation.  I'm also pretty sick of looking at Jillian's smirky face, so I'm taking her away.  It was real, sweetie. 

The bummer part about it was that I was actually seeing some results!  Some definition where there was none before.  You'd think that would be enticement enough to keep it up.  I think I got bored with it.  Which is pretty lame considering it was only 20 minutes of my life every day to commit to.  But somehow, that seemed like too much of a challenge.

So I've been doing a fat lot of nothing in the work-out department.  I need to find that motivation again.  Just to do something!  My younger sister has been running since last November - all through the cold New England winter she would go at least a few times a week.  And man, does it show!  She looks great.  I've been circling around the idea to try that.  Except the whole "running" concept really does not appeal to me.  I'm trying to work myself up to walking and then maybe throwing some running in if I feel really inspired.  Unfortunately, I have yet to carve out the walking time in my schedule.

I think I will though.  I do like the results I saw during my shred days.  I don't think I'll never work out again.  For me it's the constant battle of managing my time.  Well, work in progress and all.

At least I don't have to look at Smirky McSmirkson anymore.  So I got that going for me!

12 comments:

Logical Libby said...

I lasted three days. My only result was pain. So, good on ya!

Cheryl said...

I've had a Wii Fit since March 20th and haven't set it up yet. There's a craload of ennui floating around. *sigh*

Aging Mommy said...

I have not done any exercise since December, when my husband started working such long hours I could not make it to my yoga classes. It is hard to carve out the time - I am too tired in the evening to want to go to a late night exercise class, and I don't want to "waste" the weekend mornings doing it either. I have actually been thinking about running - I absolutely hate it, but it is good exercise, something you can do when you have a 30 minute window open up, and doesn't cost anything. So if you will do it then I will too!

Aging Mommy said...

I have not done any exercise since December, when my husband started working such long hours I could not make it to my yoga classes. It is hard to carve out the time - I am too tired in the evening to want to go to a late night exercise class, and I don't want to "waste" the weekend mornings doing it either. I have actually been thinking about running - I absolutely hate it, but it is good exercise, something you can do when you have a 30 minute window open up, and doesn't cost anything. So if you will do it then I will too!

for a different kind of girl said...

I've never gotten past picking the Shred DVD up at Target, flipping it over to read the back, and then putting it back on the shelf, so, really, that you did it for the time you did is good enough for me!

I got back into my TurboJam thing a couple months ago and was just getting to where I loved it again (and I do, I honestly do) but then I hurt the hell out of my foot and I'm still nursing that thing, but I just have to bite the bullet and fight through the pain soon, I think. Lots of my friends and people I know are getting into that "Couch to 5K" training business, but the idea of running makes me want to, well, not run!

Captain Dumbass said...

Motivation is always my downfall, but definitely try the walking since it is super good for you. Not as exciting and showy as running or shredding, but the end results are the same with less knee damage.

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

Why can't my secret husband Johnny Depp put out a Shred video? I would watch that. I might not work out but I would certainly watch.

Julie at ModernDayMiddleAge said...

I've had that DVD on my coffee table for a month. I'm sure Netflix misses it very much.

I have to say, like FADKOG mentioned above, the Couch to 5K thing on my iPhone is pretty cool. I actually really like it. I am not a runner by any stretch of the imagination but somehow it works for me when the incredibly dispassionate voice says, "RUN." And very soon after, it says, "WALK" and I do. Nowhere else in my life am I that obedient, I assure you...

Avri221lE_Pryce1 said...

April showers bring May flowers..............................................

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Yeah - I definitely saw major results in a short period of time with the shred. But the only way I can do a home exercise thing is if the kids are sleeping. And since they wake up at 6ish - it's just too early for me. I think they were better last summer with a 7 a.m. wake up time... Can't remember - but the only way I get in a work out is if I drag everyone to the Y.

myfluffybunnies said...

I just saw an ad for her new show ("Losing It with Jillian," or something like that?). It might be more fun to watch her smirk at other people than to actually be the focus of her smirks, huh??

Christy said...

I HATE working out, but I've found two things that help - find a workout partner AND schedule it into my week ahead of time. I sort of schedule my whole week on Sundays - so today I'm going to look at my schedule and plan my workouts into it. When I have them written down like that, I LOVE checking them off as I do them. Maybe that would help you find your motivation too!