Monday, December 7, 2009

Jillian, it's not you, it's me

Actually, it's the concrete floor in my basement.

After two months of on-again, off-again relations with Jillian's 30-Day Shred, I've decided to call it quits.

Is it because she calls me "buddy" while we're working out?


Is it because she uses the ridiculous phrase "don't phone it in" when referring to quitting?

No. (Kinda. Okay, No.)

Is it because she won't even give me a freakin' minute to take a drink of water?

No. (But it should be.)

It's because I'm becoming crippled.

All of the jumping, lunging, shredding I've been doing in the cave known as my unfinished basement is wreaking havoc on my knees.

In the last 2 months I've gone from 35 to 85. If I kneel or sit with bended knees for a long period of time, when I stand up, I almost topple over. I cringe with pain and can barely straighten my legs.

This started happening soon after I started the workout DVDs. The funny thing is, I read one review from a woman who complained about the same thing...but I just chalked her up to a frustrated hypochondriac who didn't lose any weight.

Now, I see – and feel – her point.

So Mr. KK has banned me from working out with Jillian.

I don't know if I should cry, or kiss him.


Little Ms Blogger said...

It's funny as I was going to start her up again this week (I had glitches with the dvd player) maybe, I'll stick to my bike workouts...there are many mornings when I already feel as though I'm 70.

D-Nice said...

Ask Santa for a rubbery gym mat for the floor!

Tasha said...

I have never tried the shred videos but Jillian scares me on the biggest loser! I think I might cry if I tried her videos. Don't injure yourself! This sounds like an excuse for some new workout SHOES!!! :-)

Lori said...

Jillian has KILLER abs, and looks totally awesome with her shorts practically hanging off her low, low, low-slung hips...

But I'm pretty sure abs like that are a sign of Pure Evil.

Have a cookie. Save yourself!

Jules said...

Honestly, if your teeth look good and you find yourself a cute new pair of boots, Jillian will have nothing to offer you anyway.

Bathwater said...

If working our prevents you from walking out in your new boots you need to quit. Or get yourself a giant gym mat to cushion the impact.

tootie said...

Ha! I know - her workouts are brutal. I've never been able to do more than 3 days in a row (which is why I jokingly call it the "3-day shred" :)