Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Let's Get Physical!

I love the show What Not to Wear on TLC. I asked Jaren if he would nominate me and my friend Ashlie to be on it. He said no. Then I got an idea. Jaren has been wanting me to exercise with him, so we made a deal: if I lose a bunch of weight and none of my clothes fit me any more, he will nominate me for What Not to Wear!
Lately I've noticed that I've put on a few pounds (I only have one pair of pants that fit and all my shirts make me look like I'm pregnant...someone actually asked the other day). Jaren suggested again that we go running. Well, for anyone who doesn't know, I don't run. So, he suggested riding the bike while he ran. That would be fine except that he runs at 5:30 in the morning with his mission friends and I, a. don't want to wake up that early, and b. don't want to be the retard on the bike. I have this fear that originated in middle school, of exercising in front of boys. I realized that I'm even afraid to do it in front of Jaren. My solutions was to call my friend Ashlie, who I feel I don't get enough time with and who also wants to lose some poundage. We set up a time to exercise three times a week and I bought an old VHS tape that has a lady with an extremely high cut leotard on the front (the title is something like "Get the Guts to Flex Your Butt on Camera" or at least that's what it should be). Anyway, our first workout is today and I'm excited. Any tips on better videos? ( I also have a winsor pilates tape, but last time I used that, I lost what little butt I had and had to sit around for a month just to get it back).


Anonymous said...

I tried to do pilates once or twice but found each time that pilates is not to be done with children anywhere in the vicinity. As soon as I got on the floor I became an instant jungle gym. It's really hard to concentrate and hold a pose while Ellie is jumping on your stomach. The same is true with yoga. Just ask Mom. Good luck with the weight crusade! Remember - Always eat the grasshopper that has been found in the rice.

Alli said...

I wouldn't want to be the retard on the bike either :) Excercising with girls is funner anyway. I like the Curves philosophy (not just the "girls only" part) of combined weight and aerobic training, and you switch activities every two minutes or so for half an hour. Just try to not let your worst weight be more than ten or so pounds off your goal weight, then it always feels a little more manageable. My friend Julia (link on my blog) has started a fitness blog you might be interested in checking out. She's a guru.

Kylie Walker said...

Hey Kristin, I saw your link on facebook and your wedding pictures are so pretty. You look beautiful! You husband is one lucky man :)

Sara said...

i found your bloooggg! on facebook, like kylie, so yay! i can't believe it's been so long since we talked. now i'm like about to pop out a baby! i hope everything is great for you and i am glad i get to stay posted now :)