Wine and Kettlebells
I hope that the weekend is off to a great start for all. Michael and I had a wonderful time at Fleming’s and the Ritz last night.
Dinner was SO good, and we shared some kind of ridiculously gooey chocolate walnut pie for desert. Later we had some wine at a bar in the hotel. It overlooked the city, and it was really neat to do some people watching.
I’ll be honest- my alcohol tolerance is not high, so this morning, I feel a little rough!
I basically dragged Michael out of bed early, so we could check out and have breakfast.
We were going to stop off at Panera but decided to go there tomorrow. My hungover body wanted homemade oatmeal this morning, and I didn’t put up a fight.
This consisted of oatmeal, chia seeds, cinnamon, mango chunks, banana, strawberry, and Trader Joe’s strawberry preserves.
I’m so excited because we bought a new bed last weekend, and it is being delivered this morning. Plus, tonight is my dad’s party!
Before I sign off, I’d like to leave you with another workout DVD review!
I was really excited when Jillian Michaels: Shred-It With Weights arrived from Netflix recently.
And I was really disappointed after I did the workout.
Like her 30 Day Shred workout, there are 3 circuits in Shred It- though it is sometimes difficult to tell where they begin and end. In Shred-It, you’re using weights throughout the entire workout. Expect lots of hip action.
Since it was my first time doing this workout, I started off with level one. Honestly, it wasn’t really the challenge I was hoping it would be. To be fair, Jillian does the moves with a kettlebell, and since I do not have one, I had to follow the beginner modifications.
I also hit myself in the leg several times with the weights which wasn’t any fun.
And speaking of getting hurt, my main issue with this DVD is Jillian’s instruction and attention to proper form. Someone could easily suffer an injury from some of the moves (especially clumsy people such as myself).
After a less than stellar impression of level one, I tried level two. Much better. In fact, I was begging for mercy after the first move!
Even though level two was more challenging, I’m really glad that I didn’t actually purchase this DVD. Maybe this type of workout just isn’t for me. Maybe I need a kettlebell. Maybe I never could get comfortable with the fact that some of the moves seemed dangerous (such as the “dive” exercise in level two).
But the bottom line for me is that it just wasn’t fun. As far as I am concerned, a workout should be fun. While it should also be challenging , it shouldn’t feel like a chore or a punishment.
Sorry, Jillian. I’m just not feelin’ this one.
Have you ever tried this workout? If so, what are your thoughts? Are you a fan of Jillian’s other workouts?
I hope that you have a wonderful day and that the weather is as beautiful where you are as it is here today!