Saturday, August 21, 2010


I, like many other women, was looking forward to the release of "Eat Pray Love" in movie theaters.

I had bought the book at the beginning of summer with the intent to read the book by the time the movie was released. As the days passed, I wasn't getting very far in my reading. I just couldn't get into the book.

Finally, the movie release date was here, and I had not finished the book. I really wanted to see the movie, and I thought seeing the movie would make me want to finish the book. Although, I hadn't made it past the eating part of the book. My thought process was, "I love to Eat, I Pray, and who doesn't love Love?!"

Probably not the most logical thought process for spending $10.50 and giving up 2+ hours of my life that I'll never get back, but I'm not always the most logical girl in the world!

I was all fine through Italy, but our stay there could have been cut a little short because the storyline was losing me. By the time we got to India and Pray, I was fidgeting in my seat to keep from falling asleep. I kept telling myself to hang on for Indonesia and Love because it would get better...I was WRONG! Now, her love interest was not too bad on the eyes, but it just lacked so much in the way of a compelling story.

I left the theater, after I lost $10.50 and over 2 hours of my life, convinced that this would be a book I would never finish.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The best of intentions...

Well, the second week with Jillian didn't turn out so great! I wish I were one of those people who worked out even when I'm sick, but I'm not! I have been sick all week, so Jillian has been put on the back burner. I wonder if I can deduct these days off from the 30 day challenge? Surely they shouldn't count! I plan on getting back on The Shred wagon this week...I hope I'm ready to embrace the torture again!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Temporary Lapse of Sanity

I've put on a few extra pounds recently. While most of the weight gain is due to a thyroid disorder, some isn't. In an effort to get my body back to the way it was...or even better, I've been trying every exercise and workout plan imaginable. SO, when I see a DVD that reads, "Lose up to 2o lbs in 30 days," how could I pass that offer up?!?! Especially when it's only a 2o minute workout for $10 at my local Target! What is this amazing workout you ask??? Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred! It must have been a temporary lapse of sanity that landed that DVD into my basket, onto the checkout conveyor, and then in a bag to come home with me! Jillian Michaels...the killer trainer from Biggest Loser...she scares me when I watch her yell at other people! Now, I've invited her into my home to become my personal trainer...WHAT was I thinking?!?!?!

If you think she won't yell at you because it's a DVD...WRONG!!!!! It's been 3 days and I can't feel my legs! I almost fell down the stairs this morning because I had picked my leg up as high as I could, but it still wasn't quite high enough. I thought I was a pretty fit person until I got this workout! Tears flowed...I can't lie!!!! My body better look transformed by the end of this 3o days...I'm just sayin!

I'll be blogging about my journey with Jillian, and if you're looking for a challenging workout...get this DVD and join me!!!!!