Peer pressure is not pretty. And I feel headfirst into it.
For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to join up with a group of bloggy / twitter friends who are doing The 30 Day Shred with Jillian Michaels aka the evil exercise queen.
Three weeks ago I experienced my first Shred workout. I didn’t blog about it. I couldn’t. I couldn’t lift my hands to type. I couldn’t lift my legs to step. I couldn’t sit, step or even stand. I hurt. All over. Everywhere.
I hurt in places I never thought I’d hurt, but it was all about fitting in my jeans getting fit… yes. that’s it. fitness. I’m coming clean. I don’t give a hoot about fitness, I just want to lose weight and look good. Oh course, I didn’t know it would be such hard work. Who knew? No wonder everyone doesn’t look like this Jillian Michaels chick — ’cause it hurts to look that good.
I think I’ll just settle for my inner beauty…. but I’ll keep shredding just because of that peer pressure thing. Geez, I wish this 30 days would be over already!
Ha Ha and lol even. I am sitting here dripping sweat from my 27th day of the shred. Yup you are soooo right. I did it so I could look great …errr …. scratch that; have more energy for my kids. Actually, it was probably a mixture of both balance swinging a little off centre to the flesh.
But one thing I have learnt over this besides that fact that I don’t believe I need to continue the skill of but kicking [unless it is not my own] or the EVIL “plank pose” is that look what women can do TOGETHER. We all jumped on this shredding bandwagon, all of us from different edges of the globe, yet we are sticking at it. Why? Is it that we know we are doing this together in some freeky kind of cyber way?
What I am excited about is if we can do something together that is HARD,HARD and did I mention hard on our flesh [physical flesh that is], what can we do for our Spirits and emotions and those who would be effected by us from the overflow?????
I’m serious…our fortune is in a video spoof of the shred that will then lead into some SNL work and then we are famous!
I’m still laughing over the jump rope discussion we had. 🙂
I love it “It hurts to look this good” 🙂 that is the absolute truth!
but you gotta keep going – ya’ll are the only ones keeping me sane about the whole deal!!
You are too stinkin funny! And you make my heart so greatful for Al Gore or whover it REALLY was who thought up this internet thing… ‘Cause where would I be without my bloggy/twitter friends!
After swimsuit shopping today, I’d like to walk into the nearest biker bar & tick one of them off just to get my jaw broke & wired shut right about now.
Okay maybe that’s a little dramatic but it was not a pretty experience.
Keep up the good work, for whatever the reason – peer pressure, jeans with no pliers, a bathing suit not in double digits…whatev works for ya!
I’m just trying to resist these swiss cake rolls right now – and thinkin I may need to go put my new bathing suit on as a gentle reminder. My kids would only think I’m slightly crazier than normal if I walk around the house in my bathing suit – huh?
Okay, I bought this a month ago and it is still in the wrapper. I’m motivated now to get it out and get to it. Thanks! 🙂 I’ll let you know how I’m doing.