Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Successful Completion of Week 1

I did it! I worked this Pin Up Girl butt for three days in a row as ordered by my personal trainer, Jodie. I have to say, I almost bailed this morning after a rather painful and intense chiropractic adjustment. It was painful because not only did I have a rib out of place and a stuck lumbar vertebrae, I was also dealing with two days worth of stiff muscles from my exercise program. I asked of my Chiropractor, in an urging fashion, if I should skip my P90X session today to which he replied, "No, I think you should be fine." Ugh. Thanks for nothing, Steve.

As planned, I arrived at Inner Strength promptly at 1:30pm and began my warm-up which consisted of creative footwork with a Bosu. And then I was introduced to a version of P90X. It wasn't as horrible as I thought it would be and apparently if you follow the dvd, you also have to deal with the annoying instructor. I had gentle encouragement and praise from Jodie. Here's a description of the P90X Program for those who have never heard of it:  
"The P90X® workout program is a revolutionary system of 12 sweat-inducing, muscle-pumping exercises designed to transform your body from regular to ripped in just 90 days. You'll also receive a comprehensive 3-phase nutrition plan, specially designed supplement options, a detailed fitness guide, a calendar to track your progress, online peer support, and much more. Your personal trainer, Tony Horton, will keep you engaged every step of the way, and you won't
believe your results!"

Like I said, I am only doing a version of it. I am out-of-shape but I not interested in getting "ripped." There is a delicate balance to achieving the figure of the 1940's Pin Up Girl. I have to tone and get in shape while preserving my womanly curves. A friend pointed out that the Pin Up Girl was generally a smoker and probably invested in a good corset. Although this exercise thing is tough, having to quit smoking is something I never want to do again so exercise it is. A corset, on the other hand, is definitely a wardrobe accessory I will be purchasing in the new year. 

I have completed week one of The 40's Project and I feel like I should have only one week left to go. Onward I leg lift at a time.


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  2. Julie, that picture is the funniest ever! Now, as a proper pin-up girl, I'm sure you are doing all of your workouts in your finest lingerie ;)

    Good job on finishing week 1!

  3. I think the newest version of corset is now known as Spanx. Lovely invention!
    Great pic and so happy to hear that you thrived through your first week. Wish I had a Jodie near me; she sounds wonderful.
    Keep up the great work!