Saturday, July 18, 2009

Let's get physical!

Okay, so I decided to purchase a workout DVD... I know what you're thinking, cheesy 80's video with leg warmers and leotards, but Richard Simmons is great!!! I really love how he helps me sweat to the oldies.

Okay, just kidding! The real video I am getting my boot-ay kicked is by this lady -

Its by Jillian Michaels, who is one of the trainers on 'The Biggest Loser', or what my kids call 'The Big Fat Losers'. My friend recommended it to me after hearing me complain about gaining weight, as I am talking to her on the phone, eating a drumstick ice cream cone.
I know I shouldn't complain about weight. I mean, its not like I am overweight. I have never had to worry about what I eat. But the 30's are not so kind to me as the 20's were. Pound by pound, those little buggers like to creep up on me. Now I really need to worry about what and how much I am eating. And Dane and I really like to have late night treats. Sugary, delicious, high calorie treats. But these treats have rudely recently decided (without my permission!) to make their home on my hips, and I am not liking it one bit.
So I purchased the video, 'Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism', off of and holy cow!!! It is hard! I am not a sweaty person, but this video makes me sweat! And the best part is, I dont have to listen to cheesy 80's music look at crazy ol' Richard in his short shorts! I love that I know something good is happening to my body. She really kicks my boot-ay into shape! My favorite quote she uses is " If you dont get uncomfortable, nothing is going to change!" I know that if I want to get in shape and lose a few pounds, I need to stop complaining about it, get off my bum, and get a little uncomfortable for about 40 minutes!
So far I have been doing it 4-5 days a week. And I started running at night. So we shall see if I can lose the 10 pounds of flab I have gained this spring.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Oooh, I'm going to have to check that out! I have a 55 minutes "legs of steel" tape that is SO hard to find the time to use, but I think 40 minutes might be doable! Thanks!

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