Saturday, February 6, 2010

Last Chance Workout-Day 4

Today I had no motivation. I can't do this video while the hubby sleeps in the morning-there is way too much bouncing around. And no matter how hard I try, I can't/jumping jack/butt kick/jog/knee lift...quietly. So, by the time the hubs got up, he was hungry. You'll never guess what he suggested for breakfast. *waffles* Ugh, I did manage to talk him out of that though, we had our spicy turkey sausage breakfast burritos instead.

So, I didn't work out until 7:00. I had a rough go of it at first, hard to get going, but once I did it was okay. I sucked tonight at mountain climbers and so did the modified version. I did not modify on the other two planks though.

I think what I really like about this video (um, I still loath the lunges) is that it's familiar. The majority of the moves are things I've done before. You box it out, side kicks, planks (thanks Shred), etc. It's comforting to know I don't look like a total idiot the whole video (o:

Today's menu:
Green tea with cranberry and pomegranate
Breakfast burrito-spicy turkey sausage, cheese (very little), scrambled eggs, avocado, hot sauce

Leftover turkey meatloaf, steamed corn, mashed potatoes (low fat/low cal and they were disgusting)

Pot roast, potatoes, and carrots. Not as good as the other day. I think because I chose a leaner cut of meat-it wasn't anywhere near as tender.

I have Rice Krispie Treats forming as we speak. I think they're a good dessert alternative. Low cal and low fat. Now, if I can have some self-control when I go to get one...

So, Michelle asked about some specifics of this video. I hope others also find this helpful.

Really I can only talk to the first segment. It's initially broken into Weeks 1-2, Weeks 3-4, and Weeks 5-6 (if I'm remembering correctly). Once you're within your selected week you then choose a day of the week. It begins on Monday, but I began on a Wednesday. Every other day is the same workout. For example, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are all the same while Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday are different from MWF yet the same as each other.

The days are each 30-35 minutes long including a warm up and cool down. I believe Jillian goes through 5 or 6 circuits, unlike the Shred where there are only 3. I couldn't tell you how long each circuit is but I will say that each activity is only 30 seconds long.

Also, Jillian has you alternate during these circuits-strength with weights and then cardio or whatever. She says she builds the abs into each move, but I feel like I need more ab work.

Okay, I think I covered it all. If I think of anything else, I'll edit post. Also, if you have questions please ask!

Happy Saturday!

**Post Edit. Thought of something else. I am icing my knees tonight. They're way overworked. I've contemplated taking a day off, but I don't want I'll ice instead.


  1. DO you like this workout better than the Shred?

  2. Hrm...good question. I'm not sure. I like that it's more familiar. But I'm not sure if it's as hard of a workout at the Shred. I guess we'll see on Monday if I have any results.

  3. Holly, thanks for doing the review for me. I'm not quite sure what I want to do about the Shred or something different...until I decide, Shred it is. :) But I appreciate the description of the LCW.