Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Met The Devil Today. Her Name Is Jillian.

Today was another fabulous Target-free day!! I went to the real job, and right afterwards I came home to some TV and a little nap. A-Mazing. So this is how normal people live? I am so jealous.

Anyway, I have decided it's time to get back on the horse. So Molly and I laced up after it cooled down, (ahem, 7:30pm,) and went for our run. I was surprised that even after taking a couple of weeks off due to my knee, we seemed to have more endurance! I didn't time it perfectly, but what usually took us 45 minutes only took a little over a half hour. I know I ran a lot further in the beginning than I usually do, but we still took plenty of time to walk and I gave Molly an extra break because she was looking pretty worn out. Maybe we need to increase the distance? I don't know. I'm happy that the break didn't set me back like I thought it would, maybe using the elliptical did more than I give it credit for? Who knows, but I was really happy with it.

After we came home, I decided to try this DVD.
I have had this DVD for a couple of weeks now. I watched it to see what I was getting myself into and have been eyeing it ever since. At first I really couldn't because of my knee. Then I kept having all these plans to start, and I always had an excuse not too. Today was the day. Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you something.... this woman is not your friend. She is the workout trainer/tyrant from hell, and she LIKES it. Honestly, when I watched it I realized it would be challenging, but I figured I would be able to do most of it. I didn't even make it through the first circuit! I was able to do the ab circuits a little easier than the legs, but I pretty much gave it my all and I still did not complete a single circuit. And I shut it off about halfway through. She. Is. Insane. I'm onto her. She is very mild mannered in this DVD, no yelling or anything like on Biggest Loser. She makes the movements small and uses three pound weights, and so you are sucked in thinking hey, I can at least make a good effort. I have never felt more like a fitness failure in my LIFE. This? Is my Everest. It's my summer goal to make it through this DVD one time all the way through. I have a feeling that in order to do that, I will have to practice lunges and squats before attempting the moves she brings with them. (I also need to not do another workout that I find challenging, i.e. running, RIGHT BEFORE I attempt this DVD.) I also have a feeling that by the time I can do it all the way through, my body will have no choice but to tone up. She is a demon, but I think she will get the work done. I may thank her later.
For now, tonight, I hate her and think she is the devil.


Nikosmommy said...

She is a demon indeed! I've been doing the 30 day shred lately, but decided to head back to the gym to take a "break" from her. HA! Just goes to show you how well she can kick some ass...!

Michelle Hoad said...

I don't trust her. She has shifty eyes. I'll stick with my yoga, thankyouverymuch.

Candance said...

Okay, I totally already thought I was following you and couldn't for the life of me figure out why you weren't showing up in my reader. Yeah, it's cause I'm a dumbass and wasn't following you. Problem solved now.

I haven't read this post yet. I've had no sleep and must pass out. Now that you're in my reader, I can read it tomorrow. And leave an appropriate comment.

Off to pass out now.

Rachel said...

Ok, so I am trying a new thing of replying to comments in emails. Michelle, I hope you got it? Nikosmommy?

And Candance, YAY, YOU ARE FOLLOWING ME NOW!! You're friggin hilarious by the way, I laughed when I read this comment and woke up Molly.. she jumped and then looked all irritated and laid back down. (Molly is the dog. FYI.)

Candance said...

You're cracking me up, Lady!! I can't believe I missed all of this by not following you. I'm not so good with the technology!

Jillian is a tiny little demon from the pits of hell. And now I totally want to get this DVD.

Rachel said...

HA! I'm not either... and I work in IT... go figure. Best of luck with that DVD. It'll knock you on your ass.