Thursday, March 12, 2009

Get Ripped!

So after a week of fried food, beer, wine and Cheez-Its I'm back on track! I don't think I gained too much weight over vacay because Garth and I were determined to make this an "active vacay." Which meant we tried to be outside moving as much as possible...er...as long as we could bear the coldness. But I didn't count calories and I loved every. single. second. of. it. But as soon as we got back I started counting again and exercising. I'm not gonna lie though, I'm too scared too weigh myself. But I'm doing really good with eating and working out everyday and I will weigh in next week.
Our video store rents fitness videos for free so I thought I'd spice things up and rent one. The one that caught my eye was titled "Get Ripped and burn 1000 calories!" 1000 calories? I couldn't resist trying it.
It was the toughest workout I have ever done! It was an hour of torture. Muscles I didn't even know I had ache. But it was worth it! I will be renting this again.
It's circa 1980 and the instructor, oh she's craaaazy. At one point she says "Lets have a push-up party!" and then we proceed to do 70 push-ups. I have done it twice this week and that is enough for now!

46 comments:

Mrs. Smith said...

Um. Can you actually DO 70 pushups? If so, I am completely in awe of you!!!!!!!!!!!

Samantha said...

HA HA HA HA.... Your too funny!! Sounds like a good workout though!! You should make Garth do it with you! I dont know why you are so scared to weigh in... YOU LOOK GREAT! And I would know... I have seen you in real life. Keep up the good work Sister!!

April E. :) said...

WOW! That sounds crazy intense...I am ok with my gentle Wii Fit for now :)

Jon and Steph said...

Are you kidding, that's hilarious! I love some good ol' 80's work out videos! Sounds fun. I would literally pass out if I did 70 push ups!

AmberDenae said...

Dang girl! Get it! I couldn't do 70push ups if my life depended on it. I commend you!

a H.I.T. said...

80s workout videos are the best. The fashion alone is enough to make me watch the whole thing...

AmyT said...

YOU go girl!

Megan said...

Way to go for sticking to such a good schedule! I would have cheated not only on the vaycay but when I got back too! I have a hard time staying away from Wendy's--but I just work out harder those days! I want to get that 1000 calorie burner video--whew!!

Mrs. Nurse said...

That sounds like one crazy workout! Pretty sure I wouldn't make it past pushup 10 :S. I left you a present on my blog!

Taryn said...

Dang- I don't think I can do 70 push ups- good for you!

Erin said...

WOW....70 push ups...Im not sure I can even get passed 5..ha ha ha! Good for you though with getting back into it...its always nice to let loose on vacation...if only we never had to go back to reality!

Tara Gibson said...

that video sounds insane! I must go find it! haha

The Pink Chick said...

70 push-ups! That sounds like torture! Way to go on getting back in your fitness routine! I wish I was as dedicated!

Following Him said...

I am so going to have to try this awful one :) Can you actually do 70 reg pushups? If yes, so jealous!
~Elyse~

Kyla said...

Ohhh my gosh- the video sounds hilarious :)

When my sister and I work together, we say "lets have a eating party"... I'm guessing it isn't quite the same as a pushup one.. ha!

Jules said...

Whoa. That is pretty intense. I have to give you credit.

I don't know if you have this, but with our cable we get all of these fitness shows OnDemand. They have some good stuff!

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

I need that video.....I wonder if I can buy it online anywhere?

Mrs. D said...

Oh wow! I don't know if I could actually sit through an 80s workout video, let alone do it! haha..old stuff like that creeps me out sometime!

With Love from New Orleans said...

AHHH i love it! Push up party! Kick some butt!

Kaitlyn said...

I am so impressed at your determination! That's a TON of pushups-- way to go!

C said...

haha that's great! Z would laugh out loud at me if I had one of those playing in the house! you're a brave woman!

Lucky in Love said...

70!! That is just nuts!

Good for you to enjoy your vacay and then get back to counting! I'm so glad that you had a great time...and I'm sure next week you will be happy with the result from how hard you are working!

Good luck!

Lis said...

70 push ups... whoa...that's crazy but such a great idea to rent them. Hmmm, I may head to blockbuster later!!

So blonde hair. Goodness where do I begin, in my early 20's I tried almost every box of hair dye that I thought would work and it either turned my hair orange or red. So basically the only way I can get my hair really blonde is lots and lots of hightlights (professionally) it is so expensive but I love the way it looks and I always used to get a ton of compliments on it. You just have to be so kind to your hair with gentle shampoos and conditioners (and UV spray in the summer - I use one by Paul Mitchell) otherwise it starts to look so ragged.

I hope that helped!! It's so hard being a dark haired girl who wants to be blonde sometimes!!! ;)

- Sarah :-) said...

*nearly chokes*

I'm sorry what?! Did you just say 70 push-ups? As in 7-0? That's not a push-up party, that's flat out TORTURE!!!

LyndsAU said...

That video sounds super tough-but good :) 70 pushups though-i would be out :) ha

Adventures in Newlywed said...

Push-up parties are my favorite! (I'm totally lying, I hate them more than ugly shoes).

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yeah girl!! oh i would so want to try it! haha!

Kim said...

You are KIDDING me?

70 push ups.

That's torture.

Have you tried the 30 Day Shred? I have been trying to do that and I'm still sore the next day after doing it for a week. It's hard for me. I'm a weakling.

*~! megs !~* said...

Girl. If you just did 70 pushups you are forever my hero.

I don't think I can do one..

Jenny.Lee said...

oh my gosh that's intense!

Emily said...

vacation is for rest, relaxation and veggieing(spelled wrong) out!
I do not think i can do 70 push ups! u go girl!

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

How great is that?! I started doing push-ups a few days ago... still sore from day one! LOL

YOU GO GIRL! YOU CAN DO IT!

SassyEngineer said...

That is awesome! I have been using some workout videos lately, and right now I'm all about Denise Austin. I have always loved her for some reason. Anyway, it is challenging for me so I bet yours would kick my butt. I can't decide though if I admire Denise's perkiness or if it is annoying me. I guess right now I hope that is me soon :)

Wifey said...

Sounds like fun!

Don't worry about the scale, just keep doing those push ups with Ms. 80's and you'll get where you want to be in no time.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

u have an award on my page.

E-Money said...

Hahaha I know exactly how you feel! I got the 500 calorie burn work out and Iwanted to DIE so I can't imagine how you feel!

Little Pink Magnolia said...

I saw your comment over on Lis's blog about dying your hair, and I thought I'd help with a little advice (I've been dying my brown hair blonde since I was 17 - took a loong time to get it perfect!). If you have problems with your hair turning brassy, ALWAYS go for an box with "cool" or ash tones (I use Loreal - it has always worked well for me.) If you do start to develop reddish tones, my secret is Clairol Shimmer Lights shampoo. It's purple. Leave it in your hair for 5 minutes, and all brassiness is gone. You can find it at places like Sally Beauty Supply.

That Fresh Feeling said...

Can you do 70 pushups? i am ashamed i can't even do 10

Shanny said...

Oh boy, my muscles hurt just reading this lol
Good for you!!!

Chelsie said...

Whoa, a 1000 calories in an hour. Now that's a serious workout!

Tasha said...

Wow. You are a brave brave woman!

I don't think I can even do ten pushups, haha!

MRS. CJK said...

That exercise video sounds intense! And I am, like others, in awe that you can do 70 push ups! It's good to mix it up though- it can get so boring go to the gym day after day.

Texan Couture said...

LOL at the push up party!!!

Jennifer said...

Are you talking about Jari Love? I love her workouts, I do them 5 times a week. You'll definatly see results with her workouts thats for sure.

Erica said...

scales are over-rated:)

Maria said...

I just may have to try that one!