Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The day of our independence. And, what's that? More talk of Jillian Michaels?

I've created a monster.

Jesse had us up at 6 am to work out today.  Well, he was up, I was still moaning and whining in bed.  Homeboy was PUMPED.  I do have to say, having my husband as a workout partner is the best.  He's constantly saying "your butt looks great!" and "you're so cute!" and "I just can't get over how adorable you are right now!" even though I'm disgusting at that moment.  I'm one of those head sweaters (as apposed to a sweater for a head) and sweat is flinging and dripping in the most unattractive matter.  You know how men sweat, women glisten?  Sure.  But not Katie.  I do believe I mentioned in a previous post that I got some sweat on Suki as she was rubbing up against my post-Shredding self.

I have to say that I am really enjoying this workout (the 30 Day Shred if you are just tuning in, and, why?).  When I did workouts at the gym, my back would always hurt after being on the elliptical.  But with this workout, my back doesn't hurt at all.  My feet sure hurt when I work out in the morning (not in the evening when I'm all warmed up), but I need to get better shoes.  And then there's that guy I was talking about who doesn't seem to mind rubbing my clammy feet after a workout.  I know, who is this guy?

Another thing is, I think Jillian is very nice during the workout.  I mean, she can't very well shout out in the tape, "Come on, big boobs, you can do better than that!"  Then again, we are still on Level 1.  Dark and dangerous roads lie ahead in Levels 2 and 3.  But people give her a bad rep.  The only thing she says in Level 1 that is pushy is that you CAN do jumping jacks.  "I have 400 pound people doing jumping jacks, so can you."  I had my doubts, but as it turns out, I can indeed do jumping jacks.  See?  It worked.


And there we are.  Actually, I don't have pictures uploaded.  No fourth of July photos.  I'm sorry, Chelle, Independence Day photos.  Someone doesn't like it when they just refer to the day itself as the holiday.  Holiday.  Celebrate.  And who loves herself some Independence Day Will Smith?  Me.

Topic #3, TWILIGHT.

I started reading the first Twilight book.  Please don't judge me just yet.  And I do have to say, in the movie (spoiler maybe?) she falls for him immediately.  It's like, Edward loves her and she's suddenly like "I love you too!"  But in the book she's infatuated with him from the beginning, which makes a big difference.  In the movie she didn't even seem interested and then she starts using words like irrevocably and unconditionally in love?  Naw.  The book approaches it better, in my opinion.

Okay, and is anyone else annoyed with the new acronym IMHO?  In my humble opinion?  Every time someone uses that they kind of offend me with what they have to say next.  I was reading this post on how this guy said he had no social life because of his kids.  He wasn't saying he regretted having kids or anything.  He was just trying to be funny, and succeeding.  And then a woman commented "IMHO, I think that's how it's supposed to be.  You choose your children over a social life."  Not so humble was it?  Kind of rude maybe?

But then again, that's just my humble opinion.


  1. Aw, Jesse and Katie, sweating in a tree... Lol

    Who loves herself some Independence Day Bill Pullman? Me.

    I wont Judge you for reading Twilight. I've read all four books, the first 12 chapters of the never-to-be-published-yeah-right Midnight sun and the Novella. She's a very captivating writer. It's easy to read, goes smoothly (I finished all four novels in a week). As long as you dont become a twi-hard, I'll still love you. you can snicker at them like Cleolinda and I do, thoug I think I enjoyed them more than she did.

    IMHO, IMHO is stupid. you're right... its impossible to type that and then follow up with an actually humble opinion.

  2. So since your reading the twilight books does that mean we have wait until you finish them to watch the other movies? Not that I'm dying to do so just it was hard waiting to watch the harry potters for the same reason.

  3. Better shoes may not be the answer to hurting feet. After finishing "Born to Run" I think barefeet may be the way to go. I suffer from plantar fasciitis and my feet still hurt even after spending a small fortune on "good" shoes with fancy inserts. Seriously, they must be filled with gold for how much they cost.

  4. Jesse - I dont think she needs to wait to watch the movies before she reads the books... it'll probably ruin the movies for her. after reading the differences in twilight (having already watched the movie) I was kind of annoyed by the changes - I always am. I've since read the other books and chosen to laugh at the movies instead of taking any stock in them. They're amusing for that comedic value.

  5. I have all the books if you need to borrow them. I prefer the books to the movies; you actually get a handle on the characters and Bella won't annoy the hell out of you!

  6. I'm a back sweater. It's disgusting. It just pools back there.

  7. I sweat like a pig when I'm shredding. ANd if you think Jillian is nice, I suggest you retract that statement at least until Level 2. She actually says, "I want you to feel like you're gonna DIE!" lol. yes. she does.

    It is such a great workout, though.

    I read all 4 Twilight books in about 10 days. Kept my attention. Love the movies as well. Don't judge me. I"m a mom of twins and it's my escape. lol!

  8. I ALWAYS thought it meant in my HONEST opinion. As opposed, I suppose, to my DIShonest opinion.

    Whenever Steve rubs my feet, I humbly think, man, was I ever smart to marry this guy.

    Beth, wife of Steve.

  9. This has nothing to do with your post, but Katie I swear this is not spam and you'll love it.

    You're going to love it!


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