Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Shred - Day 1

First off, awww you guys are sweet!

First day of Shred = success!!

My day was a bit crazy yesterday. I had work all day, had to pick up rent cheques from my tenants, had the farrier come to trim the horses feet, had to make dinner early, my son had soccer practice and somewhere in there I also squeezed in a 35 min run (during practice) and the shred at about 9:00. But I did it!

Got into an argument with my husband about it though. With everything going on, I didn't get going on the shred until almost 9:00. I was half way through when my son's soccer coach called me to discuss something. When I was just about done the call, my husband came in the room and crawled into bed (my DVD player is in my bedroom). My daughter had already come in the room twice to giggle at me, saying I looked funny. All I needed at that point was my husband to laugh at me, or to bring up the fact how annoyingly cheesy Jillian is (think she's great, but she's pretty cheesy in this video). So I asked him to leave for a few minutes so I could finish up. He thought I was joking and laughed. Then I begged him to leave ... he covered his head with the blanket and said he'd hide. But I still begged him to leave - well maybe beyond beg ... I may have begun to demand and get downright annoying.

So he up and left, and I finished the video. When I came out he'd settled himself on the couch with a blanket and a pillow and he wasn't too happy with me. He thought I was being ridiculous.

Anyhow, we worked it out and he came back. But he thinks that if I feel so silly doing the video then maybe I shouldn't be doing it. He doesn't understand why I'd feel so uncomfortable with "him" watching me. Which is true, he's my husband I shouldn't feel insecure.

Really I need to aim get it done earlier in the day anyway. Yesterday was a bit more hectic than normal.

As for the Shred ...... WOW, it's a bit tougher than I remember. Well, some moves anyway. Some things were super, duper easy and I feel I need more of a challenge, but others one's (weaker areas such as shoulders) left me wanting to "phone it in" hahhahaa. I can tell that it won't be long before I'm muting the TV and putting on some background music (like others have suggested).

I'm also SUPER excited about something I found out yesterday. My son is going to be having one of his weekly soccer practices at a facility that has a running track and a wicked grandstand with lots of stairs to run. YAY!!!! Is it sick that I find that exciting???? That means that I will have at least 90 minutes per week where I have no excuse to not get an awesome, grueling workout - with no where else that I have to be. Most parents drop their kids off and either go shopping or go home, or some sit in their car and read a book, while their kids practice. I like to take that time as an opportunity to get in a workout. Plus, I like to peek in on what they're doing from time to time. WOOHOOOO, this is going to be great.

Where they practiced last year I still got out, but I had to go for about 1/2 mile down a very dark road in a pretty bad area of town in order to get to an area that I could feel safe again. I did it, but I always felt nervous. Now I won't have to worry about that. Lots of lights, lots of people, and a ton of stairs. I love it!!!


Syl said...

I would have reacted the exact same way as you if Peter did that to me, he knows better :-)

sounds like you got it all in that's fantastic, keep it up Heidi, we are all going to look FANTASTIC when we are done!

Dee Dee said...

Good Job Heidi, Also love your blog it's very inspiring! And thanks for being my first follower.

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

I'm with you & Syl, I would have probably gotten into an argument over it too! In fact, a co-worker borrowed me her yoga tape yesterday and I am struggling to find time to do it because its VHS and we only have one TV in the house and its in the family room with the front door of the house opens into SO, I can't play it on my laptop in my room in private and have no idea how I'm going to do this! Anyways, so glad to know I'm not the only one who insists on doing my workout tapes alone!

Tamara said...

Haha! You can tell I'm not married. I thought HE was being ridiculous, not you.

Good for you for gettin er done in the midst of such a busy day!

Missy said...

I find Jillian a little cheesy too - i hate when she says "Don't phone it in" a million times!! But she knows how to push you, that's for sure!

I don't blame you for kicking your hubby - some things are better left done without an audience!