Thursday, April 16, 2009

I'm Pretty Sure that this is Going to Kill Me!

Ok, just put in the 30 Day Shred dvd, and I can't even make it through the first circuit! I have literally done maybe 5 minutes. I'm very, VERY out of shape! My current shape = lumpy, with a lot of flabby mixed in and spread all over, yuck. I'm beet red, my heart is pounding, and within the first 3 minutes I needed to go and turn on the air conditioner in my condo. I'm very worried that all of my grand promises that I WILL do this for the next 30 days have already been in vain.

I'm also terribly afraid that the jumping jacks and jump-roping moves are being extremely rude to my downstairs neighbor. I'm thinking I should leave a polite little note on his door to warn him that I will be trying to murder myself for 20 minutes a day for the next month, and ask if there is a convenient time for me to do this so that my jumping and death shrieks don't disturb him unnecessarily (or so that he doesn't get the wrong idea from my heavy breathing- which, I'm sure was audible for miles).

I'm not sure how the other non-exercisers out there are even doing these moves for a continuous 20 minutes. Since 2 straight minutes of jumping-jacks are difficult for me, how on earth can a 400 lb person possibly do this?! And push ups?! Jillian really is crazy! I may need several day 1's in order to work up to a full day 1.

I'm just calling today a trial run, not the official day 1. I'm going to check on when I might least disturb my poor neighbor and also make sure to write a will.


  1. Believe me when I say that the first 20-minute workout seems like an hour and 45 minutes. (But, you probably already read that...) You can do it! Just keep moving. Slow down if you need to. The first 5 days were excruciating, but the results are awesome.

    And, won't REALLY die. You may fee like it, though. ;)

    Hang in there!

  2. Thanks! I'm going to need all of the help I can get I'm sure! I'm just concerned about my idea of slowing down vs. Jillian's idea of slowing down! ;)