When they laugh - FORCE them to participate!

Monday, February 04, 2013

So I'm doing the 30-day shred challenge that Vintagepage on Sole Sparkers put out there and ... well ... I've learned some new things about myself.

First - it is absolutely possible for every square inch of your body to hurt all at the same time. Including your fingernails. Remember that scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark when Indy says "its not the years honey, its the mileage" and then points to the one spot on his body (elbow) that doesn't hurt??? Yeah - its also the years and that spot hurts too.

Second - I am extremely uncoordinated. It would seem like a simple thing - doing squats while simultaneously doing arm curls. But for some reason, squatting down makes my arms want to also go that direction. (Perhaps that comes from the many years we have been told 'never actually sit on the toilet in the restaurant - squat!' and to do that you have to find some kind of balancing apparatus so you don't actually lose your balance and land. - Just a theory though.) So each time she said 'bicep curl up' I was on a bicep curl/squat down and then had to try and catch up so I bicep curled up but also stood up. Argh.

Third - My husband has noticed that I am extremely uncoordinated. He walked in yesterday during Shred and saw me trying to keep time with the jumping jacks. I heard something akin to a guffaw behind me. I appreciated the laughter even less than the knowledge that he had the backside view.

Fourth - I have a really mean streak. Probably about 24 inches wide straight down my back. Although in truth - that's not a really new discovery for me. More like new for my husband. As I heard the laughter, I glared a warning, but he must have missed it. I paused the dvd and asked just what exactly he found so hilarious. He just pointed at me and waived his arms and imitated my jack jumping moves. (Holy cow - I really am spastic!) I laughed - clearly just a ruse on my part - and then pulled his butt over onto the mat and said - OK - I double dog dare you!

Fifth - My husband is pretty uncoordinated too.

Sixth - It is really hard for someone to laugh at you and do Shred at the same time. The laughter stopped and was replaced by asthmatic-like breathing.

Seventh - refer to #4 because I started enjoying this.

So I have this feeling that when I pop in the dvd tonight he may suddenly realize that there is a project that he needs to work on. And this leads me to ...

Eighth - whatever I need to get something done immediately, put in the Shred dvd and present an option: "Husband, dear, do you want to do Shred with me now or do you really need to work on that (insert project here)??"

Ah ... things will start to get fixed in February!
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    Hahaha you are an evil genius! I think Jillian is too, I'm still hurting all over and I last attempted 30DS on Saturday. Yeah I'm supposed to do it every day, but you try telling my muscles that!
    1900 days ago
    Hilarious! Honest and something I can relate to well. So, you get fit and have your house fixed up! Double bonus!
    1900 days ago
    I love your stories. I did Jillian for a little while but I think I tore something in my knee when I was trying to do squats and curls.

    I might have to try something like that with my hubby! Nice to know it works!

    I switched to Bob and the Biggest Loser Challenge.

    1900 days ago
    Lol....I am so glad you are doing the Shred with us coordinated or not. My legs seem to not work properly when it comes time for the lunges all of a sudden I am veering off to the side and wobbling all over. It will get
    I agree with the soreness , every single inch, in places I never knew could get sore!

    Your doing great and at the end of 30days we will see who's laughing then ;O)

    1900 days ago
    Ooh, boy, I am bookmarking this blog entry! You are a hilarious writer! And yup, I will bet you'll be getting lots of things done around the house!

    & don't worry; you will get the hang of those compound moves. It took a while, (and I still mess up sometimes) but the body does get it. Try going thru the move slowly a few times to get the sequence right. :-)
    1900 days ago
    I just love reading you have such a good sense of humor and I enjoy it no end..thanks so much for inspiring me... emoticon
    1900 days ago
  • CNELSON5411
    I love it!! I told my husband if he watched me he got to join me. I am so uncoordinated that I hate anyone watch me and actually go out of the way to exercise when no one can.

    I am stuggling with balance as I have some balance issues but I am motoring through!

    Proud of you!
    1900 days ago
    Thanks for sharing!! emoticon
    1900 days ago
    This is great!!

    1900 days ago
    Omg, you made me laugh! Thank you...that was fabulous! I think the coordination time. I'm always zigging while they are zagging... At least we are moving, right?
    1900 days ago
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