Friday, February 5, 2010

Let's Get Physical: Making Olivia Newton John Proud

Rethink Your Shrink, The Monday Project

It's week five or is it six? I'm not sure of the challenge on The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans and our assignment was to push ourselves out of our comfort zone and try something we've never tried before (pertaining to fitness and health, of course).

This was probably the most difficult project for me. I have a comfort zone and, let me tell you, I love that freaking thing. I've always followed the same *basic* principles when I work out: heavy on the cardio, light on the strength training, heavy on the belly dancing, VERY heavy on the yoga, eat well, sweat my ass off, voila!

Every time I tried to think of something that I hadn't done before, I realized that I HAD done it.

Let's go over the list, shall we?

Biggest Loser DVDs - Check
Yoga - Check
Dance - Check
Treadmill - Check
Gym - Check
Jogging - Check
Sitting on my ass in front of the tv, lifting a weight in one arm, eating pizza with the other, and crying because I can't figure out when I started getting SO DAMN FAT - CHECK!!!!!

Ok, so you can see above that I have tried many things... I was having problems coming up with something FREE I'm one broke babe and new.

It hit me while I was lying in bed next to my husband. I have a tendency to stare at him while he sleeps because I am freaking CREEPY, people because he is absolutely beautiful. You know how, as a woman, 60 thousand different thoughts run through your head in about 10 minutes? I went from thinking he was so gorgeous to thinking about the article I read once about how kissing burns 12 calories per 5 second episode and all of the sudden, my brain went "I wonder how many calories SEX burns?!"

That was it.

I sat straight up in bed and yelled "SEXERCISE!!!!!"

My husband, in turn, sat straight up in bed, startled and ready to beat some intruder's ass and yelled "WHAT HAPPENED?!"

I will spare you the many AWESOME details, but I weighed myself this morning...

and I am down another pound.

If you want to learn more about sexercise, visit this website: eHow: How to Sexercise.

You can Google and get some interesting results, but most of them are sick YouTube videos that made me cringe and look for something else.

So, this week I found that I can lose weight by getting laid.

I'm sorry, but unless you stick a cupcake and a martini in my face and hand me a DVD set of the last few seasons of Sex and the City, I don't think I could get any happier.

Take that, Olivia Newton John!


Brooke said...

okay then...definitely can't click the link at work, but i'll check it out later. when the inlaws go home. and we're in the privacy of our own bedroom.

adrienne said...

You'll never have to worry about convincing your husband to be your exercise buddy. lol.

good job on the loss.

Mom of 3 boys said...

Thanks for the laugh. Will have to check it out next week when I am done with mother nature.

Anonymous said...

ROTFLMAO!!!!!! I just LOVED this post!!! Such a great NEW Adventure for a Fantabulously "FREAKY" Friday!!! You freakin rock, girl!!!!
Here's to a little more of that!!!
Looking forward to reading more,

B Sparkly said...

I wounder if you can lose weight sleepig,that is all i want to do this days,,,we can call it sleepXERCIS for the tired person:)
Happy SITS day!

Christy M. said...

YOU are awesome! I LOVE it so much, and I'm sure your husband did, too!! WOOT!!!

I'm so glad you're part of the Sisterhood!

Heather D said...

LOVE it. I dare not tell my husband about this... :)

Christie O. said...

WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! I LOVE IT!!! now THAT is awesome. and yes, every burned calorie counts, obviously!!! :) Love.

Miss Dot said...

BAHAHAHA!! Oh, won't my husband be happy to hear about this??

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, that's HILARIOUS! LOL!

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Diane said...

And who says that exercising and being married are boring! ROFLMFAO

AnnG said...

That's too funny!! you are very creative and it obviously burned many calories!!

Vivienne said...

Hahahaha soooo funny! Once I actually found a calories table including which activity burns how many of them. Guess what I found, how many calories get killed by sex, catgorized in "normal sex" and "fierce sex" :D
oh and: enjoy loosing weight ;)

Susie said...

This is one area that I need work on! Great inspiration you have here!!

Happy SITs Saturday Sharefest!!

Ms Bibi said...

I am big fan of sexercise ever since my BF lost all her baby weight that way, according to her.

Happy Saturday Sharefest. Stopping by from SITS.

Kat @ said...

Just loved this post... coming from SITS. Random, but are you going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore?