It all started when my neighbor was getting rid of stuff in her apartment. She called me and asked if I wanted her juicer. I expected that she’d have a half-working cheapo model, but I still said “yes”, as I had thoughts of trying such a challenge. I must have made a #NoExcuses manifestation, because this was a really nice Breville, in great condition.
What’s next? Read on, my friends.
There are just about 6 weeks left in 2012. Did you make a bunch of resolutions for yourself that you didn’t keep? Well, now is the time to tackle those issues and we have apps for that!
I am starting up a goal orientated fitness plan for these last 6 weeks and I challenge/invite you to join me. DO NOT WAIT for New Year’s to get this done. Let’s do it now so we can work on bigger, better things in 2013. Read on to join the challenge. Links to the apps, the plan and a little motivation, after the break.
Two things that I’m not that interested in: zombies and running. Who knew that pairing them up would result in some fun and motivating fitness? I got so motivated that I recorded a short video at the end of my run.
WARNING: This video is unrehearsed and immediately follows a non-runner’s run. I can’t guarantee the level of awesomeness that you are accustomed to, but if sweaty truly IS the new sexy, you won’t be disappointed!
*photo taken with Nokia Lumia 900 (Windows Phone). Zombie effect by Photofunia app.
Hilarious wisdom and insight by yours truly. Read on! WAIT…first the video…
Earlier, I did Day 10 of “Insanity”, which is the Plyometric Cardio Circuit. It’s a great butt kicker and it lets you know that you’re not in as good of shape as you think you are. Fortunately for me, I was under no world-class athlete delusions. I am trying to return to warrior shape.
I know many of you think, that because I walk around being JD that it is simple. Well, I’m here to tell you that it is hard work. It’s not easy being The Total Package and if you read my earlier blog entry on the subject, you know this needs to be the goal of every man in search of a partner these days. Seriously, I’m still available.
So far, I’ve posted a daily post-workout picture on Facebook. For Day 10, I thought I’d spice it up and add some video. I might do this once a week if people want to see me suffering in pain. Anyway, here’s the ab-moves demo video that I threw together:
*wow…I need to vacuum and it looks like I found a pen!
OK, back to our originally scheduled blog. I started the Insanity workout today because my internal fitness level did not match my external appearance. I have a supercharged engine in a jalopy frame and it was time to get to the body shop. When I finished the workout this morning, I thought about some things that I had been talking about with women that I know. They all have various reasons for justifying why they don’t think a guy will work out. Some of them claim intuition, some resort to blaming it on “timing” and some just say that they aren’t willing to “settle”, but are uncomfortable discussing what is an unsettling…uh…settling situation.
It was August 31, 2011 and I added a jolt to the JD Experience. There was need for a kick-start and when the opportunity presented itself, I took on the challenge. It started with the normal Spinning class that I teach at 7:30, then it was an hour in the weight room, then I taught the 9:30 class. After that I went home and lived the day like a mere mortal, until I then taught the 6:30pm class after battling LA traffic to only be a couple of minutes late. Yeah, I think that adds to the super hero thing I got going on in my own mind. Seriously, in my self-image, I’ve got a cape and everything.
“Today, I know I’m alive. I just wished I was dead a few times…” -JD
Here we go again. I have embarked on a personal “Getting Back To Warrior” program. Part of that includes restarting P90X which I did 2-3 weeks of before with my friends. Now, I’m starting it again and I’m doing it by myself in the my apartment, but I’m still connected with some friends via email and a Facebook group. Now we don’t have scheduling issues and traffic to keep us from working out.
Keep reading. There’s more…including VIDEO!