Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My blender hates me...and my abs are on fire!

So I was so excited to get a new blender!  I mean, I use mine everyday to make smoothies and shakes.  But the one we had is so old that it started throwing off sparks when I put it on high.  (which I need to do if I don't want iceburgs in my drinks!)

I seriously thought something was eventually going to catch on fire.  Or that I would get burned.  Ummm....NO THANK YOU!

So as I said, I was really excited to get my new blender.  I got a NINJA!  Woo Hoo!  This baby can do anything.  It chops down ice in like 2 joke.  Unfortunatley, it can do that because the blades are so BIG and SHARP.  I found this out the hard way when I was cleaning it for the first time.  It took a bite out of my hand...

Seriously OUCH.  These pictures are from 2 days and endless bandaids later.  Needless to say, I learned my lesson.  They may recommend that you clean it with a "soft cloth," but I recommend using a soft bristle brush on the end of a very looooong stick!

Now that I'm using it, I'm still having trouble figuring out the order in which to add my ingredients so that they don't end up splashed all over the side instead of in the drink.  Huhhh.  I guess I'll have to keep working on it. 

If you have any suggestions....PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, let me know.  :)

Anyway, on to the workout.  So today was my Ab Burner and Recharge day.  Um, I so didn't know that it was going to be like that!  I saw the video was like 12 minutes and was all "Awesome, this will be easy!"  NOT!  Ab Burner is like 12 highly intense, hard-core, gut-wrenching minutes of extreme ab exercises.  And it goes straight from one to another.  Try tightening your ab muscles, now hold that position for like 12 minutes straight.  Yeah, this is harder than that. 

By the time my 12 minutes were up I didn't even know if I could get up off the floor.  You know you need to use your abs to get up....and mine were on FIRE!

So now I know my abs will be waaaay sore tomorrow, but it's totally worth it to get this body back in shape.

Do you have a favorite ab workout?  Feel free to share it and I'll let you know if I try it.  :)


  1. Erica!!! Seriously, every single damn ab workout by Chalene is like that ab burner one. I did core 20 from TF and holy shit I thought I was gonna die! I love Chalene because she brings it hardcore....even in her seemingly innocent ab workouts!

    1. OMG Stephanie! That is a hard one too! And she definitely brings it hard core! :)