November 12, 2011

The One with My Trainer Bob

I did it. I survived all four of Bob Harper's Inside Out Method dvds. When I saw the complete set was on sale for $23.99 (still is!), I knew I couldn't pass it up. I had had my eye on these workouts for many months, but never got around to spending that money on myself. I have been using the same four Jillian Michaels dvds and the same two 10 Minute Solutions: Pilates dvds for the past three or four years. It was time for a change to my indoor workout routine. 

I used some of my early birthday money to purchase the four dvd set for myself. WHO DOES THAT? Who purchases workout equipment as a gift for themselves? That's ridiculous. But totally awesome, I think. 

When the dvds arrived, I have to admit I was actually scared of trying them. Kevin didn't really understand the concept of being afraid of a workout, but let me tell you, that fear is a very real thing. It is a fear of the pain. the sweat. the lack of oxygen. the days and days of moaning and groaning and muscle rebuilding. OUCH. I knew if I just didn't jump in head first, I might chicken out. So I used the old "band aid" technique--pull it off quickly rather than prolonging the pain. 

It worked. I tried at least one (of two) routines on each of the four dvds. In fact, I challenged myself to try the 60 minute workout on each disc rather than starting with the 30 minute routine and working up. Here's what I have to say:
I APPROVE, Bob, I approve. 

A couple of the routines are crazy intense. I thought I was going to die. Jillian would say that's a good thing. I think Bob agrees. But I conquered my fears, and I feel pretty darn good about myself and my fitness level. 

Now, if I can just put down this cookie, I'd be all set. 

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