Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Kicking ass or is it ass kicking?

I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight...but nothing is in the same place.  The number on the scale may be nice and pretty, but my stomach is most definitely not.  There is flab where there was never flab before.  I am up one to two sizes in pants to accomodate my flab and wider hips.  Is this the post-baby pooch everyone talks about?  And let's not even discuss the stretch marks, oh, ahem, war wounds.  It's driving me absolutely crazy.  I spent a fortune on jeans in my past life and I want to wear them again damnit!  

Enter Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred.  For the uninitiated, Jillian is the female trainer on The Biggest Loser and an all-around ass-kicker.  I need my ass kicked.  The Shred dvd comes highly recommended by many on the internets and even a few friends from real life. I want to see muscles in my arms that I have never seen before.  I want to see some semblance of a waist re-appear.  I want my butt to defy the gravitational pull.  I want my scrawny chicken legs to gain some shape.  Basically, I want a new body.  A body that doesn't outwardly show the blemishes of childbirth.  

By posting this here, I am publicly committing to 30 days of shredding.  Maybe not 30 days in a ROW but I hope to be finished by the beginning of December.  And maybe, hopefully, this will be just the beginning.  

Today is Day One.  Bring it on, Jillian, bring it on.

**Updated 10/30/08: Holy hell mother of god my muscles hurt today.  Muscles I didn't even know I owned.  Burning pain searing through my body.  I can't wait to do it again.  

Laughter was Noah's first response when he and I discussed whether or not I could finish the 30 days.  He can be such a jerk.


Anonymous said...

Oh. My. God. I own a copy of Jillian's Shred, too!! I actually bought it in my 39th week of pregnancy with the greatest of intentions, and it has been SITTING in my TV cabinet since then. Oh, if I weren't so friggin tired I would start the shred TODAY and join you. Maybe Monday I will. But I must confess, I am sitting here with one eye open, eating cereal at 7am because my stomach has been grumbling for a good hr now and I just remembered that I need to eat. {sigh}

Anonymous said...

I just noticed that I start almost all of my comments to you with "Oh My God". How L.A. am I??
Oh, and I love how I abbreviated the word "hour".