Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Again, I cannot say it enough - Jillian Michaels is a Sadistic B-----!
Am I totally out of shape? Not totally. Am I "in shape", not totally. I can, however, bust my way through an hour of circuit training or kickboxing with a LOT of sweat and no breaks, and STILL walk around without my legs trembling as if they are separate entities all their own.
Enter Jillian Michaels - Shred It with Weights. I have aliens in my thighs. My heart wants to fall out my butt.
I bought this video a few days ago, frankly because it was in the $5 bin at Big Lots. I wanted a change. I've been working out to Gilad (sigh... he's hot) but I've gotten bored with the same cardio workout day in and day out. Yes it works, yes it's motivating, YES it's getting old! I saw Shred It and thought to myself "Self, you need a little variety, you are getting lazy again!" And as I said - $5 so why not?
Let me tell you why not - Jillian Michaels is a Sadistic B-----!
I do not own a kettle ball, so I planned to use my 15lb dumbell. (I'm fairly used to lifting weights so 15lb sounded like a good idea.)
I popped the dvd in last night just to watch it through and get an idea of the moves, form, etc and thought to myself "Self, that looks pretty easy, less than 30 min, you are probably going to have to stare at Gilad when you are finished or do both level one AND two of Shred It to get a decent workout."
I am now done working out to Level 1 of the video. With breaks. With an 8lb dumbell. And aliens in my thighs. It was truly a great workout interspersed with various comments from me such as "what the hell am I standing back up for, I just got down here!, screw you this is SO a squat!, and so on.
I am walking like a marionette. NOT because my legs are so relaxed, but because the aliens won't stay still. I flopped down into this chair. WTH!!
I will certainly keep this video, it was fun, quick, and because when I do finish it without aliens, and my heart gives up on trying to exit through my butt, I am going to give that cocky eyebrow of Jillian's the finger. And it's going to "pop".