Feb 12, 2011

30 Day Shred

AKA Jillian Michaels is Satan's Mistress. I'm just saying. She's pure evil, let's be honest here.

After my two last terrible runs where my back was killing me and I had side stitches from Hell (um, I guess everything bad is coming from Hell today. Stitches, Jillian, etc.) I decided to just do a workout dvd and call it a day. I've done 30DS many times...but super sporadically. Like, oh, once every 3 months or so. But, I know I need some actual strength training in my life so I'm trying.

My problem with the 30DS is my horrible, terrible, crazy weak knees. My knees are held together by some ground down cartilage and a prayer. Of all my many maladies, the knees were the first to go. In 4th grade. I'm not even kidding. So I have extreme joint laxity all over which means parts of me just dislocate at random. My kneecaps started dislocating in the 4th grade. That is literally all I can type about it b/c it is so traumatic and I have a sick, visceral reaction when I even think about it. So short story-knees pop out. It is terrible. Has been happening since I was a kid. Last happened the night I drunkenly stumbled met my husband at a college party. So I'm a terrible lunge-er. One-I have terrible balance and am klutzy. Two-ow, ow, ow my knees are dying. Three-how can I try to keep my balance while lunging and do something with my arms. Jillian, you are high.

But I did it, dammit. Well, a kind of wussy version. I can't do push-ups! I have the upper body strength of a 5 year old...actually that is probably generous, kids can be crazy strong. I mostly just hobbled through it. I think next time I might turn sadistic trollop Jillian down and listen to music. Maybe that would help!

I did inadvertently discover that there are some exercise options from Instant Netflix. They are from like 1997, but I may give them a go at some point.


Megan said...

My comments to Jillian:

1) Seriously, why the flared nostrils all the time?
2) A few != 12

Carrie @ Confessions of a Dietitian said...

Yeah, I think the flared nostrils are just part of her face. They are pretty enormous.

When I started the dvd, something she said made me think there were 6 circuits instead of 3. Man was I happy that was not the case!

Ly* said...

I can'r do push-ups either!!! My karate teacher makes me do it and I I can't barely do like 5, even with the knees on the floor lol. Lame.

Jody, RD said...

Listening to Jillian makes me want to punch her in the face. She makes the most ridiculous (NOT ACCURATE) commentary throughout her entire video. You should watch the BL Last Chance Workout Video. It has all old contestants on it and they all have awful form and are doing all different exercises. It's ridiculous! (Yet, I do it...)