Wednesday, April 22, 2009

FREE 30-Minute Shred Workout

Yep, right here! I am giving EVERY reader a FREE 30-Minute Shred Workout!! Aren't you excited? Now you have no excuse not to work out... just do the Shred Workout and you are set!

No, I did not say 30 DAY Shred (ala Jillian Michaels) and I did not say video. But I found a new workout that will shred the heck out of your legs and abs and leave your arms and shoulders begging for mercy!

Just take your kid, go to the grocery store and pick out a big, heavy, defective cart that is shaped like a race car, with two steering wheels... the kind meant for haggard mothers to help keep their passel of children strapped into some contained area. Think of it as a mobile daycare device. Anyway, if you don't have a kid, borrow one that's 30 or 40 pounds or just put some big sacks of kitty litter in the seats. Now I want you to walk through every grocery aisle twice, pushing this thing and adding heavy stuff to the cart in each aisle. Now the key to this workout is that the cart has to be DEFECTIVE. It has to have wheels that seem like they are stuck in the mud. When you push it, you'll have to put ALL your weight into it, tighten your abs and lean into it... hard. Imagine taking a full grocery cart to the beach and pushing it through the sand for 2 miles. (Hey, Jillian, how about THAT for a Biggest Loser workout idea??) Anyway, when you get through every aisle twice (if this is a "superstore"... but you'll have to go 3 times if it is a small grocery) then you will see... I mean feel... exactly what I mean by SHRED. If you can get a kid who will tantrum right at the end of the exercise, you'll get a mind shred too.

I just got home and every muscle in my body is like wet noodles.

I bought:
spaghetti squash, zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, baby carrots, organic apples, organic strawberries, a mango, a weird yellow fruit I have never seen before and nobody knew what it was, and a head of cauliflower. At home I already have Clementines, ruby red grapefruits, onions, bagged salad, baby spinach, a yellow pepper, a tomato, an avocado, 2 artichokes, watermelon, a pineapple, bananas, celery, broccoli, and of course frozen veggies like peas, Brussels sprouts, etc.

Feeling good... good and tired.

21 comments:

Graized said...

Thanks for the heads up. I'll be sure to remind the girlfriend next time she asks if we will ever have babies.

Graze With Me said...

Haha, gotta love those beat up carts. Did it have a squeaky wheel too, because that's the ultimate - not only are you struggling to push the cart in a straight line but the wheel is screaming "look at me, look at me!"

I habitually draw unintentional attention to myself in public - usually by tripping over my own feet or running my cart into an aisle display. I'm THAT girl...

spunkysuzi said...

You just gave me my chuckle for the day :) I can remember the days when i used to have to do this!!

Kelly said...

HA! You got me. I was pretty darn excited for a minute. I have the Shred but was going to pass it along to a friend. haha

I'm trying to decide which sounds worse: your scenario or Jillian's Shred. ;-)

Madame said...

My luck, is that I always seem to pick the irregular cart o_0 ... I guess I should stop thinking of it as a bane and more of a physical advantage ... lol great idea though!!!

jessi said...

Those "car carts" are from an evil dimension. haha!

katie ann said...

Post a picture of the mystery fruit! This is the internet, we're great for stuff like this. :)

Shelley said...

hey, you must shop at the same store I do...LOL. I ALWAYS get the stinking defective cart. Doesn't matter what store I go in.

kristisummer said...

great healthy shopping list and sounds like you got a nice workout in fighting your cart lol

Bethany said...

Ha ha! I know the carts you mean. You are totally right! Those things are the devil anyway, even when they are functioning properly. You have to have like 2 aisles' widths to even turn that thing. I'd never actually thought about it, but a stubborn one would probably be a terrific work-out. Shoot, at my level of fitness, even a fully functioning one would be better than what I get... :D
Bethany

Lyn said...

Katie Ann~

I found out what it was... online of course! It is an Ataulfo Mango! Little yellow skinny thing, doesn't even look like a mango. I am going to cut it open in a day or two and will report how it is :)

MizFit said...

YOU ARE SO FUNNY.
and Im youre sister in NOT Jillian Shredding either ;)
shall we aim to be the last on the planet to never ever hold the dvd in our hands?

(are you going to BlogHer?)

Ceres said...

Ha ha, I hate it when that happens to me, and I don't even have to carry a kid! Well, at least you got the exercise :-)
Way to go on that shopping list. My mouth is watering by thinking of all the delicious meals you can cook up using these ingredients.

Lyn said...

Miz~

Was gonna go to BlogHer but delayed plans because of a 17 yr old who thinks he won't have to do summer school if he fails his class! He is screwing up my summer plans... grrr. Maybe he will get his act together and I will try to find a ticket somewhere.

IRJessica said...

Hahaha- from a haggard mama that loves those race car carts!

My Sensei said...

That is too funny - and effective! Those defective carts are hard to maneuver, can only imagine what its like with a kid and a cart full-o-groceries!

Coley said...

Ahahahahah.... hilarious and so, so true. You forgot to mention when the said child throwing the tantrum pulls out all the things hanging at the register, candy, beef jerky, nail clippers, AAA batteries, hairties...

Mary @ A Merry Life said...

Haha. This is soo funny!

I'd rather do that shred than the Jillian version. Won't be buying her dvd anytime soon.

Chubby Chick said...

lol Congrats on buying all those healthy foods! :)

Anonymous said...

Have just stumbled upon your blog while looking for a roasted chickpea recipe....
and I like what your doing - the weight loss and the positive thinking...
I am on my own journey of weight loss/lifestyle change/attitude change - weight that is NEVER going to come back on - and have lost 23kg (am in Australia) so far - with only 4kg to go!!!
I only had time to read a few posts - but I will be back to read more.

Keep up the good work.
Lea

Fat[free]Me said...

LOL, and there you were, complaining you didn't have enough time to fit exercise in!

I always make a point of alerting shop staff to defective trolleys, it is a quest of mine, to rid the world of them.