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Friday, April 17, 2009

Keeping It Going

I'm a reluctant exerciser.

I understand why I do it: I like how I feel after I finish.

But, man, I hate to think about it, especially on a Friday morning when all I want to do is get about six more hours of sleep.

This is how it's been since I finished the 30-day Shred Challenge with a bunch of my fellow bloggers. It was fun to think that we were all doing this together, and while I know that many have pledge to continue on in either "Team Bob" or "Team Jillian", this maintenance stuff kind of sucks.

You mean I have to exercise forever? And ever?

I hate when I start an On Demand (Comcast cable) video and realize, about 10 minutes into it, that I can't stand the voice (or routine, or pace, or music). I hate finishing 20 minutes of exercising and not feeling as spent as with the Shred. And, yeah, I have gone back to the Shred a few times and then I remember why I was so glad to finish.

So, I've been sort of cobbling things together with a little of Jillian, a little of Bob and a daily dose of Elise. If you don't know who she is, you must try her 10 minute "Straight to the Core" ab workout. Whoa nelly.

It's nice to know that it actually may be worth it too. Two days after Easter, that festival of chocolate bunnies and eggs and jelly beans, I got on the scale and saw that the needle had moved down.

136. Two pounds gone.

Yeah baby. That'll keep me moving.

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Anonymous mrs. q. said...

I'll let you borrow my Tae Bo DVDs. My abs hurt from two days ago. oy. It's at least hilarious trying not to fall over or kick a toddler in the head. And it's hard to skip a workout when you wake up to a barely-two-year-old flinging her fists in the air saying, "I do Tae Bo!"

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Bill said...

Okay, I just did Elise's longer workout that's on demand. Holy cow, I can't believe how strong and flexible this woman is, and I'd done the ab one before! She really is ridiculous! It's nowhere near as much cardio as I need, but my quads are KILLING me.

And you have to love that for the last exercise she says "you need to bring along your sense of humor for this one" because it's so hard. Sure thing Elise, as long as my sense of humor can include a few f-bombs (and worse).

I'm definitely doing this one again!

1:03 PM  
Blogger A Bugz,Bean,&Baby said...

Good for you. I got that video and I've not done it enough. We need a 2nd tv really :)

12:06 AM  
Blogger WA said...

Oh, good for you. I probably won't recognize you at BlogHer this summer. (Seriously, good for you.)

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Sarah @ said...

Congratulations! That's great news! Just keep it up =)

6:54 PM  

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