I remembered a little while back getting a pretty good workout from Jillian Michaels' "No More Trouble Zones" so I thought I'd check it out. Lucky for me, Amazon.com has the option to buy it and watch it instantly online. I'm a huge fan of "I want it now" impulse shopping A few clicks later and I am now the proud owner of a digital copy of this "make my body unable to go up and down stairs for weeks" workout session. So, anyway, when I say that I remember "getting a pretty good workout" a while back, it's kind of like how one remembers "what it was like" to have a baby. As time goes by the intense pain and horrible feelings that must be suffered through in the actual moments of action begin to fade away into a fuzzy feeling and eventually one finds herself thinking, yeah, I could do that again. (Case in point, I have 5 kids.)
So, after suffering through the workout this morning, (there is actually a move called "the surrender") with Euan laughing at me along the way
last time I did this same workout. Then I read a few posts until I came upon the results of said workout:
Jillian Michaels kicked my trash the other day. I thought I was in pretty decent shape. No, I haven't really been cross training or lifting weights very often, but for the most part I feel pretty good. Plus, when I was doing her workout, I felt pretty good, as in, "hey, look at me, I may not have the rocking six pack and killer thighs that you do, but I'm hanging right in there with you." Wrong. I have sore muscles in places that I didn't even know had muscles. I could hardly move yesterday. I think what she meant by "working problem areas" was "I'll make it a problem for you to go up and down the stairs and don't even think about trying to sit down... you may as well learn to stand to pee right now."This does not leave me very hopeful, considering that, at the time, I was running close to 50 miles a week and had been working out faithfully for almost a year since Jonny was born. I know my fitness levels aren't even close to that right now. I think I'm really going to be in trouble with getting out of bed tomorrow. I'm pretty sure that last year when I did the workout, I called it quits after one session... no big deal with free on demand cable streaming, no real money lost. Now though, that I've actually invested my own real money I will have to do it on a regular basis to justify the purchase. Jillian and I are about to become real close.