Thursday, February 18, 2010
Totally "Ripped" or totally "ripped off" - time will tell
I hemmed and hawed a bit over whether or not I should fess up to this but two glasses of red wine with my next door neighbour tonight has left me feeling all open and a bit "throw caution to the wind-like" so I am going to say it. I succumbed to an info-mercial the other night and tonight when I got home from work, the box had arrived on my doorstep a solid 6 days before they promised me it would. It caught me a bit off guard actually. I didn't expect my box of goodies to arrive until late next week which would have given me more time to psyche myself up for it, but now that it is here, I have to dive right in - tomorrow I suspect. I watched this particular commercial 3 times over the last two months, each time mesmerized by the testimonials, yet still leery. The third time finally got me and I picked up the damn phone and pulled out my credit card and placed my order. The promise of change is alluring, tempting, downright compelling. As I sat and listened to the converts spill their tales of how it changed their lives, I couldn't help but imagine how it might change mine too. Who wouldn't want to be "totally ripped" in 90 days? It is February. I calculated that by the end of May - that could be me too! Just in time for bikini season. There was even one 45 year old women who had given birth to seven - yes SEVEN kids and her before and after abs looked so awesome, I just had to see for myself if this fitness system would work for me. I am now the proud owner of the P90X extreme home fitness program. There are 12 DVD's in the box. Each DVD focuses on a different body part. My favourite is number 12 - Ab Ripper X. I may just skip 1 through 11 and go right to that one. However, I will try to control my urge to do that and follow the instructions so that I don't end up with great abs and a flabby ass. I need to balance the various workouts so that my entire body will be "totally ripped", not just my abs. My plan here is to give weekly updates on my way to this promised new "ripped" body and in the end, I will make my recommendation on this system "created for those seeking a higher level of fitness". Can she do it? Can she cut it? Can Tony Horton motivate her to never seen before levels of core strength, cardio endurance and that sought after 6-pack? Wish me luck. I'll keep you posted.