Monday, November 15, 2010

I See Jillian Everywhere...

Last week I decided to only do Jillian Michaels DVDs, I did 'The Shred' on Monday with Annie, Chantel and Helena (with her webcam!). Later in the week, I did Jillian Michaels Yoga which was very interesting, it is really different than the shred. She still tries to add cardio but there are no weights and you do it bare foot (though I do all of her workouts bare foot anyway...) it was a little odd though because she was kind of mellow (very un-Jillian) during the workout. I also did the Jillian Michaels Banish Fat cardio DVD. That one was pretty tough, it is 45 minutes (at least thats what it says, but really it was longer...) instead of 30 minutes like the shred and yoga are and it was full on cardio, like the yoga, there were no weights used but man you really get you heart rate up! The nice thing was I wasn't sore the next day with the Banish Fat DVD, I usually have to have a day in between my workouts to let my muscles recover but with the cardio DVD I could do it without a 'rest' day... Which now that I think about it, isn't necessarily a good thing...

This week I am planning on trying the Jillian Michaels 'No More Trouble Zones' which is also a '45' minute DVD... It is supposed to be like the shred, but longer... I'll let you know how that goes!


Helena on November 16, 2010 at 6:38 AM said...

Bahahahaha. did you guys see the spam comment?

Helena on November 16, 2010 at 6:39 AM said...

Also, Go Amber! Just thinking about all that Jillian makes me want to smash something with a hammer.

viewfromdownhere on November 16, 2010 at 8:22 AM said...

I have yet to do a Jillian workout tape...does she spend a lot of time just yelling into the camera and belittling you? That's what would scare me off from that...

Helena on November 16, 2010 at 8:44 AM said...

Nah, she's really encouraging.

Chantel on November 16, 2010 at 10:41 PM said...

I did see it! It was hilarious.

Way to go Amber! I haven't tried any of her other dvds yet. I really should get on that :-)

Let me know how it goes!

Katy on November 17, 2010 at 10:53 AM said...

You are tearing it up! Way to go.

Anonymous said...

I love Jillian but she always kicks my ass and I kinda hate her for it.

Is anybody going to share the spam comment? Please?

P.S. My captcha is: hamsedi. Which makes me think of rhapsody. Which makes me think of Bohemian Rrapsody. Which I think would make a kick-ass workout song. Just sayin'.

Helena on November 17, 2010 at 11:51 AM said...

Ok, here it is. I made a copy of the comment.

Enjoy :)


Annie, age 29

About Annie

With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

Heléna, age 26

About Helena

I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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