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Jillian Michaels’ Writing Boot Camp

Mar 18, 2011 Uncategorized 16 comments

Trying to reach those health resolutions I set back in January, I’ve been exercising a lot. My friend recommended Jillian Michael’s 30-day Shred workout video, and let me tell you, it is killer.

Still, it seems to be working, so I’ve started imagining Ms. Michael’s as my personal trainer to help me reach my writing goals. Here’s what I’m hearing:

I’m inspired, people! I hope you are too. πŸ™‚

*Note: These are not real quotes but rather parodies stemming from a half-crazed mind in the throes of one of her killer workouts. 

**And a heads up for a week of fun and silliness starting March. 28th. Vicki over at Rambles and Randomness and I are planning daily prizes, easy entries and lots of fun to celebrate our 1 year mark together. And we just added an AWESOME prize. Details coming soon!


16 Responses to β€œJillian Michaels’ Writing Boot Camp”

  1. Brenda says:

    I think Jillian would also add something about getting rid of distractions, e.g., "Shut down that browser. Come on, you can do it. Twitter and Facebook will not go away ane you need to focus!" At least that's what she'd say to me. πŸ™‚

  2. Joanne says:

    You know, Janet, I think you ought to lead a conference, or a writing course! Your motivation here makes me WANT to cramp my hand from writing!

    Happy Friday πŸ™‚

  3. Guinevere says:

    This is too funny. I've done the 30 day shred before, and you sound spot on, too… πŸ™‚

  4. Lynn says:

    Love it! I'll have to check out that 30 day shred. Sounds very motivating. And I agree with Joannne. You could make a motivation video for us of you, just sayin.

  5. I so need a Jillian, both in my writing life and my baby-beluga-sized life. Good for you for working out and writing more!

  6. I love your visualization here. "Give me five more words…" Priceless.

  7. I'm inspired now! πŸ™‚

    Great post.

  8. Kenda says:

    Janet, this is a classic! I don't have the workout video, but we do watch the tv show "The Biggest Loser" every week where she drives people to tears and more all the time, and you have so nailed her! I had to laugh when I read this. It's Jillian's voice to a T.

    Good luck on doing her workouts. Hope you survive (and your writing, too)! Thanks again for the laugh…

  9. πŸ™‚ Motivation comes from the strangest places, doesn't it? But I like the relationship between working out and writing – writing can also feel like a physically exhausting exercise, can't it?

  10. Dude, that was great writing inspiration! Love the Jillian Michael's spin. Talk about motivation!

  11. Too funny!

    Congrats on winning on the Operation Awesome contest. Your pitch really did rock.

    I'm going away for Spring break during your contest. πŸ™

  12. Great post! I'd like to lose 30 pounds in 30 days and write a novel in 30 days…That would be awesome!

  13. Hi Janet .. bootcamp – great thoughts .. just knuckling under .. and I love Sharon's thoughts .. suit me too.

    It is – just getting on and doing it .. cheers and enjoy the weekend .. Hilary

  14. Mik says:

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  15. I need more motivation as a writer and exerciser.

    Have a great weekend.

  16. Just the pep talk I needed, Janet. Thanks for channeling Jillian for this post…she ROCKS!

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