Last week when I was surfing the internet I came across BodyRock. I’m sure you’ve all heard about this, but it was new to me. For those of you that don’t know, it’s an at-home workout program. And it’s free. When I came across the site, they were just finishing up a 30-day challenge.
After browsing a bit and seeing a million pictures of ripped abs like this:
I thought I would give the challenge a try. G and I are heading to Mexico next month so I have high hopes that I might be able to look less like a flabby beacon of white-ness and more like a semi-flabby beacon of white-ness. Totally sexy, I know.
So I started the challenge on Tuesday. The only thing you do on the first day is a fit test. It takes 7 minutes and 50 seconds. And I almost died. The pain was temporary, though, and I went to the gym later to run and bike a few miles. Not too bad.
In case you are wondering, I did not look like this during the fit test:
And that wasn’t one of the fit test exercises either.
I did the day 2 workout yesterday. I should have known that I was going to have a problem when I saw that it was called the 300 Rep Fat Slaughter Workout. It took me just under 30 minutes to complete the thing, but I was breathing so hard I thought I was going to have a heart attack. I really didn’t expect it to hurt so badly or to work my core so much. I could feel my lower back and triceps getting sore right away.
Fortunately, I’m not too sore this morning (just my abs and arms), but I honestly didn’t think I’d get that sore from these workouts.
As usual, I just thought you woke up looking this good (and didn’t have to work for it):
I’ll let you know my progress and whether I complete this 30 day challenge. But so far, it’s brutal. Totally brutal.