Saturday, August 20, 2011


I was intent on forming a new habit, something good for my health.  I did it for two weeks in a row, and I was rockin’ at it.  Jillian and I were doing the 30 Day Shred together. 

She's kind of tough on me. 

On day 15, I turned my body to hand my son a banana and BAM!!! my back gave out.  I was on the floor, and I could not get up.  Three days I was paralyzed, and I am not one to exaggerate.  Paralyzed.  We are talking feeding tube, ventilator, catheter.  I was blinking to communicate.   

Exercising and handing people fruit.  Risky.  Not advisable.      

So my husband comes to me recently and says, “We are getting old and we need to exercise.  I want you to live longer because I really like you.”  And I was like, “Oh, that is so sweet.” 

Cautiously, hesitantly, I agreed to start again because it has been one year since I last exercised, and it is time to do it again anyway. 

We began doing the 30 Day Shred again.

Question:  Why does my husband always have to stand behind me while I am doing my bending exercises?

Another question:  Do the 30 days have to be consecutive for it to work?

Because I could swear, after one workout my flabby parts are suddenly firm. 

“Janna, aren’t you going to keep exercising?”

“Dan, I already did.” 

30 days.  They might be spread out over a year, but I think I can do this. 

“Mom, can you get me a banana?” 

“No, get it yourself.”


  1. Cute! I've been doing the "exercise" thing too recently. Not the 30 day shread with Jillian, but the Biggest Loser Kinect game. I so agree with the loss of flab after just one workout! As for the 30 day straight thing... I worked super hard for the past three weeks and skipped the last two days? Ahhhh... There's my sign. :) Hah!

  2. I used to have a spectator sitting on the couch behind me when I would do Yoga... it was awkward so I stopped.

  3. I really need to get off my but and start exercising.
    That is really scary what happened to you though.


  4. Haha Jillian does NOT play around. If I do her yoga video I can't walk for like 2 days. Who knew yoga was so intense? I totally agree with spreading those 30 days out!

  5. "Get your own fruit, kid!" Yikes - I hope these 30 days go better!