Wednesday, March 18, 2009

10 Minute Trainer, Day 1

It arrived today - my much awaited 10 minute trainer. I got home EARLY from work to take the kids back to school (huh?) so they could catch the Band Bus to Disney for their musical competition.

Neither kid was ready to go nor - gasp - wanted to talk to me. I had 10 minutes. or more. so what the hay? Let's pop in a DVD and work out. How hard could it be?

After 2 minutes I could not raise my arms. Who stole the muscles where my triceps used to be and left me with spineless sponge cake?

After 10 minutes my entire body was throbbing, legs barely holding me up.

what's 10 more minutes?

So I chose to add "lower body workout." How hard could it be?

HA my quads burned up at minute 3 and are smoldering in a pile on the floor somewhere.

My blubbery pile of abs revolted and reminded me that I ate a not-so-healthy pile of tomato soup for lunch (add 20 croutons and 6 pounds of cheese and well, healthy tomato soup? not so healthy....)

Breathing? Is that optional?

Yeah, I think this 10 minute trainer thing has possibilities.

Do YOU have 10 minutes?~!

Oh No I sound like an Infomercial...


Gloria said...

Well I care enough to say I was laughing my head off because today I just stared at my new bike...and then over at my new yoga DVD and did not do either of them....!

Hey I don't know about you but I was only told that when I hit 40 I would be at my sexual peak; they said nothing about I'd have to exercise now if I still wanted to still eat!

Well you either inspired me or I have guilted myself exerciseing tomorrow so I better get some sleep.

I wanted to ask ..Do you really live next door to your X?

Hey my parents divorced in the 70's and my Dad lived across the street from us with his new wife and 5 kids. I lived between two houses.....if i didn't like what mom made for dinner I went to dad's...truth be told though my mom usually cooked the good meals and my Dads other kids would eat at our house..!!!!!!

Ug...I have to get to bed...I have to interview a woman I may hire to 1 day per week to help me out I've got lupus and IC and I am finally giving in to the idea of having some help.

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are too funny....if it hurts, then it must work. Right?
Good luck...and don't REALLY hurt yourself. OK?

zelzee said...

It MUST be the nicer weather.

EVERYONE I know is dieting or exercising. Sheesh!

Even me...............OUCH! OUCH! OUCH!
I feel your pain.
I see my belly.

Jason, as himself said...

At least you tried! Me? Not so much.

blognut said...

But it's a good kind of pain, right?

Don't you hate it when people say that?


Gorilla Bananas said...

No pain, no gain. If I were your trainer I'd make to climb trees.

mo.stoneskin said...

A 10 minute session in the gym nearly kills me.

Anyway, off to the gym...

Margo said...

somebody's got to sound like an infomercial. How did you feel the next day? COULD you feel the next day?

Susan said...

Good for you! Keep it up and you'll become addicted. I promise..... well, ok, maybe??? ;)

3 Peas in a Pod said...

I love Tony Horton!! I have the 10 minute trainer too. Those suckers are HARD!!!!! Kudos to you for finishing. I thought the same thing. How hard can 10 minutes be? Well apparently pretty hard!!! You get a lot of bang for your buck on this set.

Much love from NJ,

Anonymous said...

Well, I loved your post. I rec'd the TMT on April 30th and have been doing "only two" sadistic DVD's per day along with either walking our Great Pyr dogs for 45 minutes or walking on the treadmill for an additional 10 minutes. I have lost 3 pounds in one week! Haven't curbed my eating habits because my guts hurt so bad don't want to make them explode! I eat smaller portions because it's mandatory! LOL. I love the comments on your site. Anybody that is still doing the TMT please post so we can keep up! Good luck to all.