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Jillian Michaels is a Liar

I’ve figured it out.  She doesn’t actually want any of us to get thinner or healthier.  She wants to thin the herd, kill off the weaklings, and find the hardcore fitness maniacs to join her super army of well toned perfect people.

Jillian MichaelsWell guess what, Jillian?  I am so on to you, and I am totally going to stick with this program, become amazingly buff, and be the leader of your crazy fit people army.  So there!

Can you promise me something though?  Can you promise I won’t get that scary lower torso definition that you have?  The thing that makes it look like you have man hips?  Thanks.

I did No More Trouble Zones yesterday (I’ll be doing Shred again today) and I thought I was going to DIE.  It’s forty minutes and I have never, ever sweat so much in my life.  It was really hard, and my right bicep is super tight for whatever reason.  There were also a couple of things I had to modify… most were modifications that she provided, but I am (as yet) totally incapable of doing side planks, so I did oblique crunches instead during that part.  Hopefully it’s close enough.  The workout was extremely challenging, but I felt SO proud of myself once I was done.  I know Jillian annoys a lot of people, but I actually find her DVDs pretty good.  Nothing too cheesy, encouragement without weirdly upbeat fake friendliness, and a lot of inspiring prompts to think about why you’re bothering to do all this in the first place.

So thanks, JM.  I’m totally going to rule your fit people army.

I realize I also owe you a What-If update….

What if?Sadly, I have nothing but bad news.  I got turned down for the full time job I applied for that would have solved all of our problems.  I got negative responses from several agents including some who had previously asked for partial manuscripts.  My current writing job is struggling a little bit to pull in enough traffic to stay afloat.  I applied to be a writer for BrightHub, but I think it’s a very similar structure to Examiner and, as such, may not bring in the sort of money I need it to.  But it’s worth a try, right?

Sorry I’m a day late on this rather sad update.  My daughter had a teething related fever yesterday and all through last night.  Frankly, I’m pretty wiped out and really wish I could just sit on the couch and eat blondies.  But I won’t, I promise.


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4 Responses

  1. Girl, you deserve to indulge yourself in other ways. Bubble baths, pedicure, facial. A relaxing day in any case. Or, if that causes you to ruminate too much, then you should get yourself crazy busy and indulge in avoidance with service or yardwork or summat.

    I hope you get some sleep soon!

    Sister I have been there with so much of what you shared today (the agents the child thethethe..)

    here’s hoping you can carve out a PIECE OF QUIET for your self today.
    this weekend?

    sometime of self care and PEACE.

  3. Found you on Blog to Lose. Is that you on iChange as well? Love this post! Can I use this one on my blog? I’ll PM you on Blog to Lose too.

  4. i did some freelance writing for a while and man, you have to have a self-esteem of steel to deal with all the freakin’ rejection. sending prosperity mojo to you. sistah powah! 🙂

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