Ripped in Half

An open letter to my new personal trainer, Jillian Michaels.

Dear Jillian,

A friend of mine mentioned your Ripped in 30 DVD and I thought I would give it a shot with my younger sister. You see, she just had a baby 2 months ago and is looking for a quick workout at home. We can’t beat 24 minutes in a day – I sure can’t. I figure I would easily give up 24 minutes to relieve these thunder thighs from some of the extra love they are carrying.

Plus, your 30 Day Shred wasn’t too bad – I managed it.

I’m two days in and I am really starting to get a feeling that this is going to be a love/hate relationship.

You’re right every time that smug comment of “I know you want to give up!” comes out of your mouth. I’m tired and honestly thinking about a nice refreshing glass of wine water to take the ease off of these sore muscles.

Another thing, I don’t think you know how to tell time. These 3 circuits of 3-2-1 seems to be a little off on some workouts. We do the running man, not the fun 90’s M.C. Hammer dance move, but the hard core legs and arms pumping running man for at least a good minute and a half. It’s only suppose to be a minute Jillian! Wear a watch to make sure you are holding us and yourself accountable. Remember my 24 minutes are very valuable…

And thanks for the half ass modifications on some workouts. I was all for the two people behind you – one for those hardcore overachievers and another for us workout illiterate lazy bums.  Why have two people behind you then have the nerve to say that there is not modification for a move?!? Not cool Jillian, not cool.

I’m going to tough it out, but not even going to sugarcoat it – not looking forward to weeks 2-4.

Cranky and Sore in Texas

How do you stay in shape? Leave a comment below, especially if your secret is drinking nothing but alcohol, wine, and beer to stay in shape!

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  • Reply Awful Friend Who Recommended JM

    Love. Have a ROCKIN’ day!! 🙂

    July 3, 2013 at 9:34 am
    • Reply Sevi

      HAHA! Your comment name made me laugh so loud! Oh and it’s more like a BITCHIN’ day!

      July 3, 2013 at 10:21 am
  • Reply helenesula

    love the Jillian workouts, but they are so hard!! and sometimes I want to smack her.

    July 3, 2013 at 10:04 am
    • Reply Sevi

      So glad its not just me that wants to backhand her. She has perfect timing with her comments of how she knows you want to quit. Perfect timing!

      July 3, 2013 at 10:22 am
  • Reply Heather Harmon (@heatherharmon_)

    I did the 30 Day Shred and it was so killer! Now I’m doing TurboFire, which seemed easy enough but leaves me in buckets of sweat and sore as crap the next day.

    July 3, 2013 at 11:05 am
  • Reply foxywholefoodie

    My friend mentioned this DVD to me and I didn’t go for it so I’m glad to hear I’m not missing out on anything! I’d prefer to run outside or work out at the gym, I just can’t get into the “workout DVD” thing.

    July 3, 2013 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply cheekygeeks

    I tried the Biggest Loser workout for the xBob 360 once & selected Jillian as my trainer…BOY! Did I regret that!! She is SO MEAAAANN!!! Really, I couldn’t stand it, so I chose the other guy…the “good cop”, if you wil.. He was motivational. At least I learned that I’m not one to be motivated by tears and anger, but by “Alright! Good job, almost there!”‘s. Bah.

    I do walk a LOT, & take the stairs when I can at work (my job involves a lot of moving, so that’s good.) And of course I make sure to include a healthy amount of rum/wine/amaretto/whatever I feel like drinking. xD I try to take some “fat burner” pills from ItWorks when I drink or eat something grossly unhealthy yet delish, too.

    Boo & I are starting P-90-X soon, too! Like, next week!! EEEEeee……!!

    July 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm
    • Reply cheekygeeks

      Hahaha! xBob, yes. So naming my xBox that now.

      July 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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