the gregarious homebody

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Burn

There is a game I love to play and I'm sure I'm not alone.  It's called The Lottery Game and What You Would Do With All that Money if You Won It (I've never spelled out the game before.  That name is LONG).  After the first couple of things I always say I would do--take friends and selected family on a big cruise, set up a college account for a nephew and a suh-weet retirement account for two friends--I would hire a personal trainer to come to my house, say, 3 mornings a week, to scream at me to GET OUT OF BED AND MOVE MY ARSE.  Specifically, I would want to hire 
Hello!  LOOK at her.  She's fit but still looks like a woman.  And she's mean.


Unfortunately, I have not won the lottery (sorry friends with no retirement account!), so I've decided to try something that Meg is trying.  Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 Days is a 30 -day (duh) program in which you do one week of level 1 and then progress to, you guess it, levels 2-4.  

I just did level 1 today.  I felt like I was having a heart attack.  On level 1.  This should be "interesting" but I am determined to keep it up.  Jill (we're friends now) suggests you do it 5-6 days a week. I'm going to shoot for 4-5 days because I'm committed to mediocrity.  But I'm going to do it.  I've been running off and on for almost 2 years and I'm still not loving it and I'm still not even running the whole time I'm out there.  Someone tells me that if I keep at it, I'll get there.  But a huge part of me (probably my butt) thinks I need to get into shape a little more before I run successfully.  Weird, I know, because most people get in shape by running.  But I think I am so OUT of shape that I need a push with some strength training and cardio.
I used to be SO STRONG.  I could crack a walnut between my thighs, people (ask HH...  teeehee).  I am someone who puts on muscle easily.  Alas, I am also someone who puts on weight (fat) easily too.  And I'm 41. Double bummer.

I am aware that this is probably one of my most boringest posts ever but I'm putting this out there so I have some level of accountability.  Help me, Rhonda, I hope this keeps up.  I don't want to be older faster than time is doing its thing.  I want to be strong and energetic (to the level that people think I am because of my personality).  I want to feel great!

I don't think I'll be exactly RIPPED in 30 days, but I'm pretty sure I'll tear something. 

**I just read this post and noticed the glaring irony of my masthead.  But who wants to look at something healthy?


adozeneggs said...

Was that a JDism? The "most boringest" post ever??
I didn't think it was boring, it'd be better if you take pics of yourself in spandex now, and then in 30 days...
maybe not.
Anyway, let me know how you like this video. I've been way off the workout wagon for far too long...
best of luck to ya.

The Handsome Husband said...

Laura, you need to click on "most boringest" You will see

Maya said...

NO ONE wants to see that, Laura.

adozeneggs said...

Maya, then it would be FAR from the "most boringest" post ever!!
Jen, are you still doing this?? I'm gonna order it, I think.

adozeneggs said...

oh JD..
I clicked the link...

do you mind if i knit said...

She looks amazing, the ripped lady, but I can see the extraordinary hard work she has done to achieve that look. Good luck with your ripping? Yes, that is a toilet pull cord in the first photo, you asked. Love Vanessa xxx


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