April 30th I did JM body rev workout #3. I didn’t hate it as much this time probably because I knew what was going to happen and I knew it was the last time I’d have to do it 🙂 Both of those things severely helped my attitude.
Also today was weigh in day AND measurement day. I just finished the fitbook 20twelve challenge so it was total body change check in time. Results were that I lost 18.6 lbs in 12 weeks along with 16 inches. Not bad, eh? I was really pleased with this. Even better – I reached my goal and the last week of the challenge I wore my old jeans out. All in all, I’m really proud of myself for pushing through. I set a very aggressive goal of 20 lbs in the 12 weeks so I was only 1.4 lbs short of that. I’m still working on my goals for my new fitbook, I’ll post them later this week.
I still am almost 4 lbs down from last Sunday. In the past week I’ve lost almost FOUR lbs while traveling around the northeast. People this included 2 4 hour car rides, 2 flights, meetings, and a trip to cheesecake factory. Losing weight on the road CAN BE DONE. It just takes some thought and some dedication. I don’t do my official weigh in until Monday morning and I’m heading off to a girl’s weekend to celebrate my friend’s upcoming wedding, so that number may change on Monday morning. I am not planning on going buckwild tonight with food when we go out. But I am saying I’ll probably have a drink or two which is not what I usually do. That’s the reason I woke up at 6:30 AM on a Saturday morning to get my workout in before I head out 🙂
Speaking of the workout – today was Workout 4 of Body Revolution. I liked this one way better than 3. I think the truth is that I just don’t like the all front side workouts (1 and 3). And in a shocking change – I can do the prisoner get ups. I think they are in 30 day shred, I could NOT do them. Now I can. I couldn’t do the right side with weights, but I could do the base exercise. The left side I could do with 5 lb weights. #progress
And yes, I like to use hashtags in everyday life 🙂
Tomorrow is a planned rest day, but I may walk or something in the afternoon after we get back from the bachelorette weekend.
Doing my weekly JM workouts. Today was workout #3. I didn’t like it, lol. I’m going to be honest – I really don’t like the program so far. Her weird combination of old school aerobics and yoga is just odd. And she never offers modifications for the workouts that are harder for us big people. Plank into crescent pose over and over….really? I never really get into the workout, I just get through it. I am sweating halfway through – so it’s not like I’m not getting a workout in, I just spend the entire time wishing I was doing anything else. I really have a love/hate relationship with body revolution. I get done and feel like I got a good workout and I’m very pleased with that. But I don’t get that post exercise high (or during exercise good feeling) that I get with some other things.
In other news – I decided my loose change jar was going to become my bodyrock equipment fund. It’s not a very big fund – I only have about $75 in there. But if I throw my extra spending cash (I do a cash based budget) in there at the end of every week as a rule, it should grow quickly. I am not sure what the best piece of equipment to start with would be for me. The dip station/equalizer would be fabulous b/c I have no alternative way to do those exercises. The sandbag would be great so I can use a little more weight and build strength. Those are my top two choices. The ugi ball would be really cool to have for those exercises, but of all the equipment I feel like this is the least necessary with what I already have. Or I can pay way less and get a medicine ball. I’ve even seen one with handles. I’m also considering making one from the tutorials I’ve seen online just so I can have the option to increase the weight as needed. To buy an ugi or medicine ball would mean shelling out cash every time I was ready to go up in weight.
Any bodyrockers read this and have suggestion on the best piece of equipment to start with? I do have a Gymboss already so that’s done. Also, if you are a bigger person – equalizer or dip station?
Michaels that is. Today I did my JM Body Rev workout for my goal with my body rev peeps. I’m gonna be honest. I like the workouts, but I don’t like spending 2-3 days a week on them instead of doing BodyRock. So how do I solve that problem? She does both strength training workouts (so workouts 1 and 2) back to back one morning. Boom, now I got my strength done and only lost one day of doing what I want to do. So the deets:
Jillian Michaels Body Revolution
Month 1/Week 2
Workout 1 and Workout 2
8-10 lb weights
I started out at 8 lbs last week, but I made the decision to up the weights for this week’s workouts. Reason being – body fat blasting. Over the last few months I haven’t been really eating a fat loss diet or doing fat burning exercise. Mainly cardio, lighter weight/body weight workouts, and eating way more carbs than I should. I’m losing weight, so it’s good. But I want to start working at diet and doing more lifting. I think I’m going to start putting aside $$ and get a sandbag for bodyrock soon so I can have some real weight (I’m using a bookbag or hand weights now, but that limits the amount I can use) for some of the exercises there. And I need to start watching my carbs. I have a busy social/travel calendar the next few weeks but after that, going to start consciously working on my carb intake. Nothing drastic or counting (I’m officially off counting anything except reps and sets), but just setting some goals to start driving down my processed carbs (not fruit and veggie carbs!!). I hope that will help really boost my results.