Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Turbo Jam

I went to the doc yesterday to get my blood drawn for thyroid testing! Always fun- about once every 6 weeks, now.

He gently got onto me about my weight. I gained four pounds since I started coming to him. But I told him- HEY, if you could just somehow get my medicine right, I bet everything would even out. If I am on too much my heart palpatates and if I am not on enough, I can tend to gain weight. Thyroid issues are really pretty life changing. You're hungry, you're not hungry, your muscles ache so bad it hurts to move, suddenly you have boundless energy, then you're sad, then tired, then you can't sleep. It is a never ending cycle. If I can find the right dose, everything will even out. Well, I assured the doctor that I can feel every pound, thanks... and that I had been listening to Gayle King's show on XM156, Oprah and Friends- and she swears by this workout at home tapes - Turbo Jam with Chalene Johnson!

I got mine in the mail yesterday- Ebay and birthday money are wonderful things! So I ate my sparse dinner of half a sandwich and got to it. Either Chalene REALLY enjoys exercise or she is on some kind of uppers. I have never seen a more cheerful, sweaty person. She was bouncing up and down and I am right there with her- I am sweating too. It's really a good workout... and then here is Chalene, cheering us on:

"You are doing GREAT!"
"You guys look so GOOD out there"
"That's right- just punch that arm out a LITTLE higher"

She's a freak of nature.

My favorite though was when she had her leg all the way up over her head and her arm down on the floor. Looking up she brightly said, "Now, it may take you awhile to learn all of these moves and that's OK!"... wow. She is.... wow. Blanca and I were both sitting on the bed watching her, at this point... I wasn't even going to try....

I will say though, I think these tapes will be good. There is the 20 minute Learn and Burn, the 20 minute Turbo Jam, the 40 minute Cardio PARTY, the 40 minute Turbo Abs, and of course, the 30 minute Turbo Sculpt (done with small weights). I think this will be a good workout and I'm committed to doing them several times a week. I also still have my gym membership (couple of classes a week) and my rollerblades. If I survive this, I should be a supermodel. Hey- I'm already close.

So, I will let you all be my accountability partners. I need to do something at least 5 times a week.... and Chalene says her 20 minute sessions are like an hour at the gym and I believe her. My heart was about to come out of my chest.

Ok- so last night, I did the 20 minute Turbo Jam.

Conrad also arrived home in good stead- with a bag of McDonald's. I did not weaken. I just went to bed. BAD CONRAD. BAD!


Anonymous said...

You make me laugh so much! I'm so glad your my friend!!

Dickie said...

where you get those tapes...somebody YOU love has a BD coming up..sonner than they would like!!!!