Success

I have been exercising every day from March 25 to May 5 except on the day I was sick and passed out for 16 hours and the day I needed a break from over exercising. I kept myself on a 1,000 to 1,500 calorie diet too. 

 
The results?
 
- Overexercised
- Got very sick and weak
- Drank more water
- Got stronger! 
- Started doing advanced moves. 
-Increased my drive and motivation
-Got toned 
-Lost some weight with a little help from the military diet
 
Regrets:
- Didn’t lose weight from exercising yet exercising helped me from gaining weight
-Housework went to Hell
 
 I completed thirty days of Ripped in 30! Harder than the 30 Day Shred but it took a month and two days to finish it instead of the regular two months it took me to finish the 30 Day Shred. I would do this exercise program with the 6 Week 6 Pack program ( still in progress). I have 9 more days to complete 42 days program of 6W6P. 
 
I think I over exercised. I did additional workouts with 6W6P and Ripped in 30: 
- Blogilates (Pilates and Cardio), 
-Banish Fat Boost Metabolism, 
-Kettle bells, 
-Stability Ball, 
-Walking, 
Bicycling,
 Banish Fat Boost Metabolism, 
Kickboxing, 
Killer Abs, 
 Yoga, 
Power Circuit Training with Jackie Warner, 
and Strength Training with Terry Simpson.
 
Now that I have finished Ripped in 30 I have decided to just keep exercising until I finish the damn 6 Weeks 6 Pack.
 
My future workout goals:
 
Keep working out on my abs with my only friends ( the husband, Jillian Michaels, Jackie Warner, Cassey Ho, and Tracy Mallet) FYI – they all are fitness instructors and have tight bodies except the hubcap.
 
Start doing yoga with my new friend Rainbeau to detox and relax
 
Do the one hour and a half yoga at Flagler Beach
 
Prep for a 5K
 
Get the hubcap more fit and working out at least twice a week
 
Start the Dukan Diet
 
Be happy fit and toned for July 15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Yesterday March 31,2013 Workout 6 Week 6 Pack

Amazon.com

Having ripped abdominals may not make you a celebrity–well, unless you’re that guy on Jersey Shore–but if you’re looking to “lose weight, get healthy, and change your life,” as trainer Jillian Michaels puts it, then 6 Week Six-Pack should find a spot on your menu. It won’t be easy; there are two very challenging routines featured here, each of which should be practiced five days a week for three weeks. Nor will it be simply a matter of lying on the floor and doing a few sit-ups. Michaels’s mantra is “shed fat while toning your core,” and in the course of these two approximately 30-minute routines (Level 1 is hard; Level 2 is harder), you’ll spend a good amount of time on your feet doing vigorous aerobic work (marching in place, squats, lunges, leg lifts, and such, all designed to keep the heart rate up), as well as the demanding mat exercises, some of which derive from the plank (or upward pushup) position and thus build arm as well as core strength. The pace is quick, rests are few, and Michaels is a demanding instructor; there’s no coddling here, and the workouts are definitely not for the slothful or faint of heart. But she knows what she’s doing–her emphasis on the breath will be familiar to anyone who practices yoga, as will some of the poses she uses, and her attention to “control, focus, and form” is helpful. “Bring intention to your action,” Michaels says, and judging by the hundreds of positive user responses, it works. –Sam Graham
 

Product Description

Get ripped, flat abs in 6 weeks with America’s toughest trainer, Jillian Michaels. Forget boring sit-ups – Jillian’s ab-shredding system will chisel the midsection with her winning combination of core-focused cardio circuits and ab-toning exercises. 6 Week Six-Pack includes two dynamic 30-minute workouts plus warm-ups and cooldowns. Start with Level 1 for three weeks, then advance to Level 2 for increased intensity and fat burn. Stick with it and see dramatic results!
 
PROS:
Intense
Do-able 
New Ab Moves I have never seen
Most dramatic results I’ve ever seen from a DVD workout according to the reviews and before and after pics I’ve seen of people who stuck it out and finished the six weeks of this dvd program
 
CONS
 
MUST practice correct form or stick with beginner options or modify some routine moves if you can’t do the regular or advanced moves - I can see why some people landed in the hospital for doing these moves. I felt a little strain in my neck while doing the workout. I changed my form quickly! Can’t afford to have an accident.
 
6 Weeks can be discouraging for some people who want a quick fix
 
One of the hardest DVD workouts I’ve encountered. The hardest one I’ve done in 2013.
 
I have been trying to AVOID this DVD workout as much as possible. I remember seeing Level 1 in 2012 while I was finishing the 30 Day Shred and it bothered me. This DVD stayed on the shelf for about five months or more until I finally got the chutzpah to do it.
 
After finishing it, I felt like I made it. I could attempt to do the 6 week program of this workout along with Ripped in 30. I read blogs of people who did both and  completed the Ripped in 30 and 6 weeks 6 Pack – doing them every week. Their results were astounding. One lady lost 20 pounds in four months but she saw results in two weeks after doing the 6 Week 6 Pack eight times in two weeks.
 
 

Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30

Get ripped with America’s Toughest Trainer! Jillian Micheals’ new DVD “Ripped in 30″ is a comprehensive 30-day diet and exercise plan designed to get you in the best shape of your life! “Ripped in 30″ is comprised of four 24-minute workouts based on Jillian’s best selling body shredding 3-2-1 interval system: 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of abs. Each incredible routine has fresh, fun new moves that progress in difficulty over a four-week period (a new workout each week). You’ll start with workout level 1 and advance to workout level 4. Jillian also shows modified moves for both beginners and advance athletes in each workout. All you  have to do to get sick, insane, crazy, amazing results fast is stick with the “Ripped in 30″ diet and exercise program for 30 days. Get ready to get ripped.

- From the Publisher

WORKOUT 1

Circuit 1

Push ups
Squat with Press
Crescent Pose
with tricep kickbacks

Cardio- Fast Feet
Side to side skaters
Abs –
Plank Hold
Hollow Man

Circuit 2

Deadlift with upright
row
Squat swings
Good Mornings

Cardio- Running Man
Squat with
punches
Abs – Side Plank Lifts (30 sec.each side)

Circuit
3

Chair pose with reverse fly
Side lunges with front raise
Lunges
with bicep curls

Cardio – Butt Kicks
Single leg hops
Abs –
Crunches
Reverse crunches

Yesterday, I was scared to this DVD, because I read that it was more difficult than the 30 Day Shred. I have done the 30 Day Shred – for the full 30 days- twice. 60 Days total. Usually I don’t feel uncomfortable attempting a workout. Ripped in 30 got more raves and positive input for giving better results. I was intrigued by the reviews I read about it.  I watched Level 1 before attempting it. I watched it twice and then watched Level 2. Level 2 looked exhausting. I decided to attempt Level 1 despite the dread I felt after watching Level 2. After completing Level 1, I agree that it is more difficult than the 30 Day Shred yet it is more fun and moves faster. I was sweating, yet I realize my exercise endurance is still great. I remember doing the 30 Day Shred Level 1 and experiencing body pain for 2 days for the first time. It happened again last year when I decided to do another 30 Days of 30 Day Shred and did Level 1 again. This time I got sweaty and a good burn but no serious pain. Jillian keeps it fresh by not repeating moves. After you finish a circuit, you move on to new moves. She doesn’t repeat the moves you do in one level in another level. I have two new workouts to sample before this week ends: Jillian Michaels 6 Weeks 6 Pack and Jillian Michaels Kickbox Fast Fix.

 

Jillian Michaels Killer Thighs and Buns

The Killer Buns & Thighs DVD contains 3 workouts, from Levels 1 to 3. Though Jillian claims that these are 30-minute workouts, the 30-minute time seems to refer only to the main workout time, excluding warmup and cooldown.

Jillian recommends that you start with the Level 1 workout, progressing to the next level when you’re ready. It is recommended that you work out 5-6 days a week.

You’ll need a mat and a set of hand weights for Level 1. For Levels 2 and 3, you’ll need to add a chair as well.

- VancouverGal

I tried this DVD workout yesterday and it was the most challenging DVD workout I’ve done this week. Every day of this week I have tried a new DVD workout:

Monday – Jillian Michaels For Beginners: Frontside (43 Minutes)

Tuesday- Jillian Michaels Shred It With Weights

Wednesday- Jillian Michaels Killer Abs

Thursday- Jillian Michaels Killer Thighs and Buns

This workout kept me challenged and sweating. I had to take a little break in between to wipe down the sweat. It went by fast though. You feel an intense burn in those target areas – the butt, the thighs, the hamstrings, the calves, the inner thighs, and hips. She, also, gives a workout on the arms and shoulders. I did try out some advanced options and was pleased that I could keep up with Natalie and Jillian. They were kicking @ss.  I like how they integrated yoga and kickboxing in this workout. It kept me motivated and entertained. Killer Abs and Killer Thighs and Butt are my favorite DVD workouts in 2013 so far. Jillian reccomends that you do these workout 5 -6 times a week. A lot of work for someone who has been off the exercise wagon for months, yet I am always up for a challenge.

Jillian Michaels Killer Abs

Are you self-conscious about your abs? Do you want to annihilate belly fat and
banish the “muffin top” permanently? Or maybe you want to take your body to the
next level – a high performance machine with wicked tight abs to die for.

If any of this applies to you, Jillian Michaels Killer Abs will help you
make your goals a reality with three quick fun workouts that deliver visible
results fast. These 30-minute workouts progress in difficulty providing
something for everyone from beginner to state of the art athlete.

- Amazon.com

PROS:

Fun

Focuses on Abs

Beginner and Advanced options are easy to do

Went by quickly

Not overwhelming

New and exciting moves I was happy to try

CONS:

May be too easy for the advanced

Not an intense ab workout

 

Workout #1: 32 minutes, 28 seconds

Warm up

March in place
Hip
circle
Mummy walk
Alternating knee with twist
Plunge with mountain
climber

Circuit 1

Inchworm
Static sumo with oblique
crunch
Crescent pose, crunch
Row a boat
High knee with torso
rotation

Repeat the above 5 exercises.

Circuit 2

Static
lunge with torso rotation
Riverdance
Knee in, in down dog
pose
Triangle
Jump rope drill

Repeat the above 5
exercises.

Circuit 3

Star crunch. reverse crunch
Plank jack
& side combo
Tornado
Beer walk into crab walk
Side
rotation

Repeat the above 5 exercises.

Circuit 4

Plank hold
with knee in to elbow & to side
Dancing crab
Uneven table
Plank ab
hold to pike
Carolina

Repeat the above 5 exercises.

Workout
ends with quick stretches.

~~~

Another great dvd workout from Jillian Michaels. I wish I had watched the dvd workout and tried out the new moves before doing Level 1. Some of the moves were new to me and I had to rewind the dvd to watch it again. I tried the beginner and advanced moves. I loved this workout! I wish I had sampled this workout and Jillian Michaels Shred It With Weights BEFORE I did the 30 Day Shred. The 30 Day Shred, Banish Fat Boost Metabolism, and No More Trouble Zones by Jillian Michaels can be overwhelming for beginners or for people who are getting back into exercising.

 

When it comes to health and fitness, I realize dieting is a bust. For now, I eat when I feel like it. You can diet but eventually you go back to your old ways. I do think it is important to exercise on a daily basis and I am trying to make it a lifestyle by trying new ways of keeping fit. Ever since I’ve been exercising every day this week, my appetite has went down!

Jillian Michaels Shred It With Weights

Jillian Michaels Shred It With Weights

Today, I am sampled this workout DVD with the hubby. We watched Level 1 & Level 2 together while he was doing his homework. He looked at it and said: “I don’t think I could do that with my back.” I told him just to do it in slow motion with a 3 pound bar bell instead of a five or 10 pound kettlebell. He wasn’t excited with the idea of Jillian Michaels for Beginners: Frontside, but he agreed to do it again. When I told him that we were going to work with kettle bells, he wasn’t exactly “thrilled” about trying something “different” today.  At the last minute, he tried to talk me back into going back to Jillian Michaels for Beginners but I goaded him into doing kettle bells.

Trying to get your husband to try something new is like “pushing someone off a cliff” or “giving a cat a bath”…difficult, yet I look forward to the challenge. Today, I managed to get him into attempting to do indoor rock climbing in Jacksonville. Yay!

After trying this workout, I disagree with the negative reviews about it. This was the most FUN dvd workout I have ever sampled. It is easy to get into for the beginner. You can up the challenge level by using a heavier kettlebell or using a 3 pound dumbbell. Beginners will love the easy moves and can go at a slower rate until they can master all the moves. Fitness aficionados can use heavier kettlebells and integrate the more advanced options offered in the workout. I love that I didn’t get bored and could keep up with Jillian and Basheera, who was doing the more advanced moves. I used a 3 pound bar bell, but I plan to go to a five or 10  pound kettlebell in the near future. The hubby  used my five pound kettle bell and liked this dvd too.

PROS:

Least boring – most fun dvd workout

Easy to follow moves

Time flew quickly! Fasted dvd workout I’ve done.

Challenging without being discouraging

Dumbbell or Kettlebell option

New moves I have never seen

CONS:

May need to buy a heavier dumbbell or kettlebell to give a more challenging workout

Advanced level exerciser may consider this workout too easy

Need to be careful when doing some of the moves. Use proper form.

 

 

 

Jillian Michaels For Beginners – Frontside

Time: 43 Minutes

PRO:

Slow paced, gentler than Jillian Michael’s other workouts, and easy to follow

Very Do-able

Advanced Options Offered

Jillian Michaels is actually comforting and very likeable in this workout

Effective. You feel like you are working out your muscles without being overwhelmed.

CONS:

Not challenging for advanced and not a high calorie burn

A little boring

 

 

Personally, I like the simplicity of this workout. 6 circuits of various moves with or without weights. I did this with the hubby today. 30 Day Shred is too much for him so I thought this would be perfect. Jillian is at her most calming and understanding in this workout. She also includes advanced moves and options to use weights on some of the moves. After finishing this workout I realize it will take me some time to get back in my usual work mode.

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