Let me tell you my thoughts on Gwyneth Paltrow. Although I find her slightly annoying at times, I'm pretty jealous that she always has that 'freshly scrubbed' look and gets to travel around with Mario Batali eating amazing food. It was probably for one of these reasons that about a year ago I signed up for her GOOP newsletter. I was reading one of her articles and it mentioned a workout created by her trainer that was guaranteed to get your arms in shape. With summer around the corner I thought what better time to break this baby out and see what it can do. To view the workout click here.
Personally I recommend you click this link now. Seriously. Drop everything and I promise you'll experience the most hilarious 5 minutes of your life. Now I'm not claiming to be a good dancer but prior to this video I thought I possessed some sort of rhythm. I pushed play and since there were no instruction I figured I'd just wing it and watch my arms be whittled into shape...
Well about 30 seconds into the video I looked as if i was in an epileptic fit instead of exercising "What is this woman doing and how is possible that she can move so quickly?" I thought to myself. My arms began to burn but so did my abs - from laughing. What made things even more amusing was that as I turned around, I saw J's head sticking through the door, a huge smile across his face. Apparently my embarrassing workout routine had an audience and let me tell you my arms might be a bit more toned but I won't be running off to join the Rockettes anytime soon....
haha, hilarious! I actaully was given the Tracey Anderson work out DVD...kinda as a joke i think. And like you I thought, hey, Gwyneth Paltrow style arms and legs, here i come. I had one attmept and totally gave up. Partly because it was too hard partly because I couldn't breath through all the laughing!! At least you've perserved. That DVD has stayed on the shelf ever since...!! xx
Absolutely hilarious! I watched the entire thing laughing my head off! Wouldn't catch me doing that for all the fabric or teacups in the world!
aww, i actually love gwyneth. i have seen videos like this from tracy anderson on oprah. they are business partners on this method, gwyneth and tracy. interesting, huh. i'll stick to the gym.
This is too funny! Just did that embarrassing laugh-out-loud-to-myself thing!
Gawd, I got dizzy just from watching Tracey. I've no doubt I would knock myself out with my own foot if I tried that workout. Bat-wing arms for me.
Too funny! My coordination doesn't stretch to doing that at even a tenth of the pace! *s*
too funny! and I absolutely echo your thoughts on annoying gwyneth... mainly jealous of that spain food series she did with mario. but I actually tried to do the "special" video this lady made for gwyneth so she could work out even from her hotel room. it cracked me up, too! the things she did with a chair... bizarre & quite ridiculous!
I watched the clip you linked and I keep getting the giggles just thinking about trying it out!
Really love your blog : )
Oh crap, there's no way I am even close to be coordinated enough to do that. Me = fail in the coordination dept. Damn it.
are you kidding me? How does she even get through without laughing herself? Mind you I could handle feeling silly if I really thought it was that simple to get arms like hers!! Does she have similar things for the rest of the body parts??
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