Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hurt So Good.....

I think I may despise Jillian Michaels.

Yep, I'm pretty sure I do. Cause my whole body feels like it did after I was in a flip over totaling car wreck in the Grand Canyon (which is a story for another time.)

Yesterday, I had LOTS to do, and I thought it would be wise to start the Shred video that has been mocking me from the coffee table for the past 2 weeks. Every time I walk past it, I find another excuse not to do it.

*I'm too tired.
*I already went to the gym today.
*I'm scared to start it. (Yes, seriously scared of her)
*I don't have enough time.

So, my rationalization yesterday was do the shred cause it's only 23 minutes long instead of going to the gym and working out for 1 hour. I seriously didn't have time to work out in the morning, and we were having dinner guests, so I said, "Enough. The Shred is MINE. I shall conquer it and still live to write about it."

And live I did. But baby, it hurts so good! My quads have been burning since about 3 pm yesterday. And now, my biceps are starting in. Along with some hamstring burn. And some lower back muscles that I don't know the name of-not my lats, but lower. Brittany, a little help? :D

Anyhow, it was interesting. Especially since my DH was sitting on the couch clad in his robe with the baby on his lap watching me and cheering me on. Literally. "Go Susannah!" "You are doing so much better than I did!" Hilarious. I was grunting and breathing sooo hard. But, I shall persevere. And I shall meet Mrs. Michaels again today. Although I'm not so sure how I will be actually performing said exercises since I'm finding it hard to walk down the stairs. Any ideas??

I have decided to shred every day that I don't go run at the gym. My routine needs some mixing up like nobody's business! So, I will keep you updated on my shreddage and when I get to level II (which I'm planning on in nine more days), I'm sure we will have this little love/hate convo again.

On another note, SPRING FORWARD! I usually hate this time change cause we lose an hour. But today, Emma slept till 8:00! It was great! Then she came in bed with me and slept till 8:30. I can get behind this darkness in the morning thing now!

I will be posting a menu later today. I have to input all of my report card grades into the computer and go shopping. Now I'm off to church to set up the altar for the 11:00 service. I didn't go today what with my unexpected "sleeping in."

Hope your weekend has been fabulous!


  1. Ugh! I hate Jillian and the Shred! It's a good workout, but I got really bored with doing the same thing all the time. Plus, I don't like how she yelled at me so much. Hehe. :)

  2. Shit, I didn't realize it was 10:30 and not 9:30 until I read your blog. FML.

    And I'm so proud of you for starting Jillian, she's a foul-mouthed lady that'll kick your ass, I think it's what we need sometimes!! :)

    miss & love! XOXO

  3. ohh the shred..Keep it up and it will get better! Well at least I hope it does!!

  4. Springing forward really got me this year, myself!

    And as for the lower back muscles...I think you're referring to the erector spinae. Which no one in their right mind should know unless you get real pumped about anatomy like me:) Don't worry!

  5. Oh I love me some Jillian. Seriously, if I were on BL, I'd totally want her to be my trainer because I want her to kick me in the pants.

  6. This made melaugh so hard in the airport today and I needed a laugh! Thank you!

  7. i am soooo proud of you!!! way to go!!!!! i might need to get some shred goin' on. sounds like p90x, which left me barely walking and took way too long. keep us posted on how it goes. btw, love knowing dh watched while clad in his robe, from the sofa. hee hee.

  8. She is BRUTAL. But I really need to visit her via the Shred dvd again.

  9. Man, I haven't gone to the gym in SUCH a long time. And I have no legitimate excuse. "It's too far." "I don't have time." "I'm tired"...

    And I HATE Daylight Savings!! But I did the same as you -- went to a later mass so as not to lose the hour of sleep :)

  10. I'm so impressed! I am totally terrified of Jillian and the Shred. I can't even bring myself to buy it. Keep me posted on the results - maybe you can inspire me to finally bite the bullet and order the DVD. Oh, and your hubby totally sounds like mine. He'd definitely sit on the couch and watch me work out. :)


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