So I keep hearing about how all y’all are going to be Hot by BlogHer or Shredded, or Half as Small as You (HASAY) and it makes me think that now that all of y’all are super healthy and svelte, I’m going to look even more NOT by BlogHer, Puffed, or (eek) Twice as Big as You (TABAY).
You know what I say to that?
I was going to write something like, “Oh, hell no!” but what I would really (politely) say is, “Oh, good for you!” and then go mutter in the corner about cellulite and muffin tops.
With this in mind, I’ve decided to suck it up and do the 30 Day Shred. I started two days ago and, yes, Sarah, I hurt too. Although I think my situation was exacerbated by my 45-minute bout with pedal boating this afternoon. It turns out that a 4-, 6-, and 7-year-old aren’t terribly effective at assisting in the pedaling of a pedal boat. My legs don’t work very well anymore.
Anyway, the best thing (sarcasm) about doing the 30 Day Shred here in Stimeyland is the peanut gallery that gathers to watch me. Yesterday it took my kids about 10 minutes to find me. Today they were all assembled on the couches to watch before I was done with my warm up.
They had all kinds of questions (“Why aren’t you doing Level Two too?”) and demands (“Come on, Mom! Do it!”). And Jack stole my water bottle during my first abs section.
I had to explain to said peanut gallery that Level One helps me get stronger and once I’m good at it that I’ll move on to Level Two. To which Jack replied, “You are really good at Level One. You did the same thing as the sisters,” referring to Jillian Michaels and her irritatingly taut sidekicks. I found this extremely sweet and highly entertaining, due to obvious physical differences in Jillian’s henchwomen.
There are a couple of things that I like about the Shred. (1) It’s only 20 minutes a day, and (2) I appreciate the fact that Jillian wears sweats instead of spandex.
There are many things that I find horrible about the Shred, but you probably could have guessed that.
It’s possible that I won’t be HOT by BlogHer, but I intend to be HOTTER by BlogHer. But my exercise program combined with my Weight Watchering is going to make me for damn sure Hot by BlogHer 2010.