Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Here's to you, Richard Simmons.

There have been times in my life where I have been a super fit, workout queen. Unfortunately, now is not one of those times.

Sure, I appreciate and value a healthy lifestyle. I even love eating healthy foods (i.e. fresh fruit, veggies, whole grains, etc.) But somewhere between my breakfasts of oatmeal and apples, and my dinners of chicken and whole grain rice stir-fry (made this last night-- to DIE for. Will have to post the recipe later this week), I get stuck in the swirling pit of doom called sweets... I may or may not have an addiction to chocolate chip cookies.

And while I really do enjoy a good workout... It seems that between church, school, work, and attempting to be a good housewife, those workouts with my favorite trainer, Jillian, seem to go by the wayside. Anyone else ever feel this way?!?!

Often, when I explain this frustration, I'll hear a rousing and excited "I have the solution! Just go on a jog in the morning before you go to work..." to which I respond (internally of course), "Really?" Like it's suppose to be that easy. I seriously envy those who can wake up at ungodly hours and subject themselves to the torture of running as if it were fun or something crazy like that. However, I don't think I can join in their masochistic parade.

Yet, apparently, my husband has joined the parade... because this week for our "blessing," he chose the coupon that requires us to spend one hour exercising... together.


Now I'm going to embarass myself with the fact (that I try to keep to myself) I am physically incapable of doing a single pushup.

While last week I began with an overall lack of excitement (though I changed my mind in the long run), this week I begin just a little bit scared. But then again, I love a good challenge. So here's to kicking it up a notch, conquering a few weights and maybe a treadmill (I'm extremely uncoordinated when I run... maybe someday if I'm feeling particularly brave I'll post a video to show you all just how ridiculous it is), and kicking my own butt (and my husband's--he has no idea what he has gotten himself into) Jillian-Michaels-style, while rocking out an attitude that is worthy of Richard Simmons.

Wish me luck... I'm gonna need it.

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  1. Just to let you know, anyone that considers exercise "fun" is LYING!!! It's HARD, EXHAUSTING, BORING, and just plain YUCKY!!! But if you get creative, you can work in the "E" word to your everyday world. Try isometric butt lifts and squeezes everytime and ALL the time that you are driving! I promise, your butt WILL be sore the next day! And how about raising and lowering on your tip-toes, everytime you have to stand in front of your kitchen counter...the WHOLE time you stand in front of the counter!!! Try using your purse to work out your arms while you wait in line at the grocery store...just raise and lower it! And last but not least, sex does count as a cardiac workout! But is must be done often!!! (Honeybottoms will thank me for that one!) That is the one FUN exercise that I can endorse!

  2. Oh sweetie I know EXACTLY how you feel. I just bought some super work out leggings in hopes of enticing me to actually USE my gym membership. Good luck with this! You can do it!