Friday, May 6, 2011

Me, the ball and chain, and jazzercise

I'm running low on energy and inspiration today. It's Friday after a long week. Mr. Rant has been working very long hours every single day. I swear, he's just attempting to cure the baby fever by making me fend for myself.

I've been floating in the pool of play dates, soccer practice, poop, kiddie meals, playing dog (seriously boring game), and bedtimes. I haven't done anything other then exercise, go to my doctor's appointment, and keeping up the old blog.

On a side note, my Jillian Michael's DVD Jillian Michaels Shred Weights has been rocking my world like Mr. Rant at the beginning of our relationship. Well, let's just say that it pushes me to go until I can't any longer and makes my legs sore. Sadly, the DVD does not offer a happy ending. No, we can not have it all!

And just writing about this is a personal step. While I'll discuss my workout video with my girlfriends, I find it rather embarrassing to admit to the public. I bet my neighbors watch from across the way and  mock my moves. I mean, when I think of workout videos images of the 80s and the tv jazzercise girls pop into my head.

Oh well, boring life + workout DVD = potentially better ass.  I think I'm a cup half full kind of girl.

So tell me, would you workout to a DVD and did you ever jazzercise? 


  1. haha! Great descrption.

    I find talking about workout videos to be much less embarrassing than having people actually see you attempt the exercises in public, like at the gym.

    I would never part with my CardioPilates DVD! Though I haven't used it in about 4 months...

  2. I love workout DVD's! I think I get it from my mom who's collections started in the eighties with cassette tapes of Jane Fonda. I grew up with some sort of exercise going on all the time. Not to mention my own obsession with anything active. In high school we would do the Cindy Crawford workouts, which are still great today.

    While in Brazil I find that DVD's are the best way for me to get the most out of my workout. I own about ten different DVD's at the moment but right now I rotate between 3 pregnancy workouts. I can't wait to sweat my a#$ of to some Jillian. That B will make you work and gave me the best arms for my wedding a while back!!

    I say own it! It can't be worse than the adult onsies I see girls sportin around in public :)


  3. I haven't tried JM's DVD's but I can tell you that P90X will kick your butt!
    Kick it right up to where it used to be! haha

  4. I don't think I'd even wear those onsies in my own home! I don't care how good your body is, such a no no!

    Yeah, working out at home has it's pluses. Variety Dvds, no need to dress up to work out like Cariocas do, I can fall on my face and not have to tell people I'm ok!

    I've never done the P90X. It's a dvd? I need my butt kicked back up there! And if anyone has one that does a tummy tuck, I'm so in!

  5. All my former fatty bar buddies from Cleveland are on a P90X kick as well. There is actually a video of theirs called Brazilian Butt Lift lol. They're pretty pricey, but effective and everyone loves them. (PS: Love the Jazzercize pic, it made me laugh out loud. The fact that I referred to the P90X DVD as a "video" is evidence of my Jazzercize knowledge.)

  6. OMG I can't get over that pic!! Love it and yet it makes me cringe all at the same time :)