I have had a fantastic workout week, and I just had to brag. It started on Sunday (as weeks are wont to do), when I hit the gym and did the Power Line, which is a bunch of machines that the gym folks set up for you so you can breeze through, but with other tough exercises in between. And then I did a little cardio (but I don’t remember exactly what, so don’t ask). Anyway, I worked my arms really, really hard.

And then, that night, I got a call from my trainer, Fitz, to see if I could work out Monday at 8:30 a.m. Of course, I said yes, so I ran and kickboxed and did ridiculous ab work. And then she asked if I could come back the next day.

So, the next day, I went back for more torture, and this time she added more running and pull ups. I did five consecutively! Seriously! When’s the last time you tried a pull up? They’re haaard, man!

Wednesday I was on my own, so I went to the gym and did two classes — Abs & Glutes and Step Interval, both of which are wicked challenging on their own, so doing both … let’s just say I was very happy when the clock hit 6:15 and class was over.

Thursday I took off because we were doing all kinds of errands and housey things, but today I was back and ready to rock. I did two fast-for-me miles on the treadmill and 15 minutes on the crazy-scary step mill, and push-ups (some with Rudi on my back), and sit-ups (until Rudi decided I was done and sat on my chest and licked me to death). Rudi is not the best trainer in the world, I have decided.

Anyway, as you can see, I’m pretty proud of myself, and I’ve tried to motivate a couple of my friends because I’m feeling so great. Here’s my open invitation — anytime you do a great workout, feel free to leave a comment telling me all about it. That’s right — I’m giving you the right to brag. Your work will motivate me, and I hope I can return the favor. Now go! Kick your own ass!