As you may recall, I got to interview Tony Horton, founder of P90X and P90X 2 (due out in December). (How many times can I name-drop this before it just starts looking pathetic? I don’t care. I talked to Tony! And he said I could call him “Tony”! Or “Friend”! Whatever that means! Squeee!) Near the end of our interview he said, “Well you sound like you’re pretty strong.”
Even though I’m well aware of the limitations of the telephone, I still gushed, “Thank yooouuuu!”
To which he replied, “Do you want a real challenge?” He said the magic word! He said challenge! To me! That’s like asking Lindsay Lohan if she’d like to go shopping or Charlie Sheen if he’d like his own reality show or Rick Astley if he’s never gonna give you up!
“Do I ever!”
“It’s a move called The Impossible and I have to warn you, most men can only do about three.” I immediately fixated on the number 3. Must. Beat. Men. “All you have to do is put your feet on an exercise ball and your hands on a basketball and do a push-up!”
Me, out loud: “Oh thank you! I am totally going to try this!” Me, in my head: “That’s it?! We’ll knock this one out of the park!”
It turns out that The Impossible is the gym equivalent of that circus trick where the elephant rolls around on that little ball. After working on it for a solid week, we all got it but it did not come without a lot of bumps, falls, rug burns, bruises and knocks to the head.
First, check out Shape.com to read the second part of my interview with Tony about how to get the most out of P90X2 and watch the video Gym Buddy Allison and I made of how to do The Impossible. After you are all impressed with how coordinated and strong we are (and how we still act like totals nerds on camera), you must come back here and check out this blooper reel.
And if that didn’t have you laughing hard enough (Kegels! Think kegels!), here’s what we did after our New Rules of Lifting for Women workout this morning:
First we checked out Krista’s gnarly bruise that she got when she tripped over Allison who had just tripped over me while we were playing basketball. There were only 4 people on the court and yet 3 of us ended up in a heap with poor Krista taking the brunt of it. But do we give her any sympathy? No, we’ve been mocking her Hypercolor arm for a week now.
And then because of an argument on Facebook about who has the longer tongue – I know, do we have to compete over everything?! – Allison brought her ruler to the gym today so Krista and I could duke it out.
Anyone who thinks working out is boring just hasn’t worked out with us! So – have I convinced you to try The Impossible? If you do, please let me know how it goes! (Video is even awesomer!) Do you have a freakishly long tongue too? Can you touch your tongue to your nose?
P.S. Don’t forget, you can still enter to win $100 from Unilever!