Monday, March 23, 2009

I Was Like Dolly Parton on a Trampoline

Today was my first day with Jillian Michaels and the 30 Day Shred. I had planned on starting last week, but had a lot of pain on my right side due to some painting. I know, hazardous home environment, but my knee is just that jacked up.

So about the shred. First of all, Jillian is great. I think she is a little mannish, but I definitely appreciate how much oversight she is giving, showing you the moves and showing what she isn’t looking for, as well as the encouragement she gives. She really is an excellent motivator! I have some things I’d like to admit, that hopefully I’ll be laughing about in several weeks.
  • I need to wear like 5 sports bras to do this exercise, 1 didn’t cut it. I had to hold my chest while attempting to do any of the cardio. Pathetic.
  • I am a 28 year old woman who is incapable of doing a jumping jack. Shut up. First, my “girls” were just bouncing up and down and I’m not a fan of the bounce. And oh the pain. Second, my knee would sear in pain with every jump. So I did a Richard Simmons-esque sort of “jog-flap” to do cardio during cardio time. If anyone could see me they would have died laughing. Pathetic.
  • I am not flexible. There is some stretching at the end. I am no Gumby. I couldn’t touch my toes, I could barely sit there in the V position. How did I let myself get so out of shape? Even when thin I am not flexible, but this was downright ridiculous. With a capital R.
  • I can’t wait to do it tomorrow-it was a great challenge!

    **Stay tuned for some good news coming up in the next few days. Definitely a self-esteem booster to share.**


Sarah said...

I'm trying out her "No Trouble Zones" DVD tonight--I'll have to post a review tomorrow! Keep an eye out on that knee of yours; hopefully it won't keep giving you so many problems.
And I'm excited about the upcoming news!

Jenn said...

I hate it when the girls want to join in too much!

Keep it up! You'll have it down in no time! :)

photomommy said...

way to leave us with a cliff hanger! =)

Missy said...

lol, you are hysterical. I feel the same way doing jumping jacks. It is not pretty. Hang in there... buy a few new extra support bras... ;)

Syl (previously known as Shib) said...

hehe I should have made a video of my first day because that sounded exactly like it!!! I wear 2 bras when I run at the gym. Finally, got fitted at a running store and now only have 1 bra. It works but I get this huge uni-boob thing on my chest.

Syl (previously known as Shib) said...

God, I forgot what I really wanted to say. I have a knee that's been hyper-extended twice. I got a knee brace that has side stabilizers and I barely feel anythign when I am doing the cardio.

Stephany said...

Oh my gosh your comment on the bras was hysterical, i felt like that too the first time i did the shred.

You'll get used to it i promise and don't worry about the jumping jacks, i'm so not coordinated and can't do them i get all messed up on what is supposed to move when.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Hahaha Molly (my other pup) looks like a wet cat when she's bathed! Poor Molly hates the water too... maybe she IS part cat!