Jillian Michaels and Candy Crush
Please excuse the silence on the airwaves the past couple of days. No, nothing exciting has been going on, I just haven't really felt like writing anything.
So, if you guys go and check out the FITNESS page, you might notice something missing. That's right, I deleted those dreadful "August Challenges". Let's face it, guys. I wasn't doing those challenges. Nope. Not. At. All. Most of the time I would forget about them and then "adjust" the dates to fit the remaining days of the month. I thought that would encourage me to keep at it. Ha.
Like everyone, I get bored in my workout routine VERY quickly. I have to do different things or else I'm not going to look forward to working out. (Did I just imply that I like working out?? Whoa.) Which can easily explain why I haven't set one foot on that darn elliptical machine in the next room. Well that, and I haven't found a new hour long show to watch while I'm on it. Any suggestions for something on NetFlix??
So, the challenges are gone. Maybe not forever, but right now I'm bored of them, so they are outta here. I've recently gotten obssessed with watching NetFlix on the big screen in the living room. And then I discovered that I could browse YouTube on this big screen as well. Well, this has to be helpful in some way, right? Yes. Let me tell you how.
Besides the hours upon hours of music videos, clips from ELLEN, and videos of giraffes being born and elephants and pandas sneezing. (You're welcome.) There are TONS of free workouts on our beloved YouTube. This week I've been discovering some new channels that have many different workouts. One day this week, I combined four different 10 minute workouts for a full 40 minute workout. I got in cardio, abs, legs, and arms. Very nice and not boring at all. Yesterday, I did a Jillian Michaels workout. For more details and the videos, check out the FITNESS page.
Okay, so I have a love-hate relationship with Jillian. She is one of those people that either you like or you can't stand her. Well, I love her. But, towards the middle of workouts there is little love to be found. Especially when she "promises" you that you aren't going to die. I beg to differ Jillian, but I dare not tell you that, because it will cost me 30 more of everything. I'll just breath and push through the pain. Or lay on the floor. Most likely the latter.
Well, since I've been on this good streak of working out this week and not being bored with it, I decided to keep it going for today. And I thought another Jillian video would be fun and challenging. This time her Yoga Meltdown video, which I have done before. Well, it was challenging, but there was no fun to be found.
Honesty time? I started the video ready to conquer 25 minutes of some yoga. After the warm-up and maybe 2 minutes of the actual workout I stopped the video and said not today! There are different reasons for this. I'll only give you a couple. One, I'm still feeling the workout from yesterday. (Yes, I realize I'm supposed to and this makes me sound like a wimp.) Also, I had already weighed-in and measured for the morning. Now usually, this wouldn't affect my workout. But, seeing as there was little to no good change, I was already upset that I hadn't reached my goal for the week. And immediately I knew why I didn't reach my goals. Yes, I did the workouts. But, did I stick to my eating plan? Nope. Again, the struggle of learning to exercise AND eat right at. the. same. time. Let's hope I learn this one soon. I was immediately reminded of all the things I had eaten this week. My philosophy is I have to eat it, to get it out of the house, so I won't eat it. Makes sense right? Flawed, you say? Please, don't harsh my mellow.
Speaking of candy (let's be even more honest, it's what I was eating). Who is playing this Candy Crush?? I SWORE that I WOULD NOT get into this game. That I WOULD NOT download it. That I WOULD NOT get obsessed. Who can guess what happened? Hello, my name is Jessica and I'm a Candy Crush addict.
Thanks to this game, I now have a love-hate relationship with candy. I'm either loving it and crushing right along, which makes me want to eat more delicious candy. Or, I'm stuck on a level trying to run away from deadly chocolates, which makes me want to go to Wal-Mart, find the candy aisle, and destroy it so NO ONE can enjoy the evil deliciousness.
At the end of it all, I'm just going to choose to believe that the reason I didn't reach my goal this week is because I instead gained muscle, thanks to Jillian. Now, I'm going to celebrate by playing Candy Crush while I finish some Peanut M&Ms...or throw them out the window. Whichever comes first.
Happy Friday! :)
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