Day 55 – The family that shreds together…

24 02 2010

A day off from running had me popping in the 30-Day Shred DVD to try out Level Two. I waited until evening and, surprisingly, both kids joined me! I think it was a homework stall-tactic…

They were kind of in and out of the program — hard to stay focused for that whole 20 minutes! Anna used the small hand weights, and Zach lifted dinosaurs. The best part was when Anna picked up her megaphone and started repeating Jillian’s instructions. “Give me five more…lift…inhale…exhale!”

Scott followed while I made dinner and showed me up with Level Three. Even the dog tried to join in, but cardio is just too exciting for her and causes living room accidents. So at least my slender children will work-off the Valentine’s Day treats they are still pulling out of heart-filled paper bags.

They are turning out to be future Olympic hopefuls as they watch the games on TV. Anna thinks her ballet talents could transfer to the ice, while Zach is destined for the half-pipe — a much cooler form of shredding!

Tomorrow I will go it alone for a six-mile run — the first of many stepped-up Thursdays on the training road to May’s half-marathon. I know I can get through the run, but what about the rest of my day? I may need Anna to bellow instructions come 5 p.m.!


Day 48 – Shred the cropped sweat pants

17 02 2010

Day 48 was not my best day ever, so I am feeling a little punchy and tired. I would rather be watching the Olympics, but have work to finish up tonight. And every time I sit down at my computer, MSN’s home page tells me who won the gold medals earlier today. I miss the suspense of pre-Internet Olympics when you had to stay up late to see who won on TV.

Amazon delivered my very own copy of the Shred DVD today, so I did Level One for a second time with my lab snuggled right by my side for all the floor work. She loves crunches! I am decidedly disturbed and distracted by Jillian’s outfits. I appreciate flaunting it if you’ve got it, but I think if you’re going with the double-layer sports bra on top, shorts are a better choice than cropped sweat pants. If you must wear them — in cold weather, for example, a t-shirt seems more appropriate – maybe one that says “Gold’s Gym.” Does she know there are really cute workout clothes now-a-days?

My own Shred outfit might not have been the most fashionable either tonight, but I was in my living room with my dog – not making a DVD that people will see for 30 days straight! So that is my gripe for today – at least the only one I can really blog about any way… I feel better!