365 ONE: day 61…with Denise Austin

Day 61: March 9th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Denise Austin’s Cardio DVD Workout

Dance of the Day was = “Fly or Die” by N.E.R.D

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Denise Austin-ness”

Anything to Note =

I got home and still had my cardio to do. I was about to put something on the Wii when I remembered I once had a dvd workout somewhere on my dvd shelf. It was a Denise Austin dvd workout, a personal training dvd. I put it on and it was hilarious! It felt like it was from the 1980’s but looked at the back of the dvd and it said only 2004! My favourite quote in the intro was…

“Thanks to dvd technology you can now work out in your own home”

Thanks to dvd technology??!! In 2004??!!! I feel like we went back in time – I also felt underdressed…should have had on my leg warmers and headband….which later inspired my video upload of the day 🙂

I chose “moderate intensity” instead of low or high, thinking that I didn’t want to push it too hard, especially as I had just eaten, but clearly I was mistaken – I barely felt any sweat or increase in my heartbeat. It was not intense enough! I also had issues though – her workout required a lot of walking side to side, which was not possible in my living room, so had to modify and perhaps that meant I was not as committed? I am not sure that was entirely to blame though. It just wasn’t enough. I will need to try the “high intensity” program to see!

I also kept laughing at her constant smiling and cheesy lines of encouragement and commentating with her eye-popping! It’s too hard to…just watch this! I could not find the exact cardio workout online I did but here is a little taste…


365 ONE: day 48…lift that butt!

Day 48: February 25th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the day was = “Ma Baker” by Bonny M

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Bad Sleeper?”

Anything to Note =

Jam packed today again – yet another day of two shows so had to take care of the 365 early on. Yesterday I didn’t get home until around 2am so it was a good thing I had done the blog and all. That is the last thing I want to do when I come home that late, that’s for sure!

You know what helps you do the 365 fitness, doing it in front of the TV while watching an infomercial about getting fit! And ironically, this morning the infomercial was Jillian Michaels and her new 90 day DVD set 🙂 Normally I get the Insanity infomercials on a Saturday morning – which I have seen so many times!! And yet funnily enough, I seem to watch a lot each time before switching channels…I have to admit I like the before and after pictures…although it makes you wonder with the technology these days, what stops them from having overweight people and simulating what they would look like thinner and toned with Photoshop? Or the other way around – having a super athletic person and then transforming what they would look like if they were fatter and out of shape with a little Photoshop….

Right after I watched way too much of the Jillian Michaels show, guess what was on the next channel…another fitness infomercial, but one I had never seen before…something to do with a Brazilian personal trainer making promises to lift your butt! That’s right…the women testimonials and pictures were all about how this program had changed their butts! NO JOKE! The before and after photos focused on the butts of these women transforming with this fitness and dance regime over a few months…it was hilariously graphic!!! The butts did look better and lifted! That was a new one for me on a Saturday morning 🙂

Interestingly on these photos, just after I had thought about the photoshopping possibility and the authenticity of the before and after shots, this Brazilian butt lift show had photos too and at the bottom it said “these have not been photoshopped” or something like that! And boy did these photos look R.E.A.L!!! The real-ist before and after shots I have ever seen…stretch marks, fat dimples…it was, on one hand a relief that finally a show is baring it all, but on the other hand now seriously made me wonder how much photoshopping is being done on all the other fitness infomercials out there!

I found it, the Brazil Butt Lift brief infomercial on YouTube, but sadly this is like a minute version so the good real before and after footage is not there, but here is a little bit of what was on TV…its like butt porn!!!!!!!! BOOTY PORN!!!