Sunday, May 9, 2010

Jillian Michaels Kicks My Butt

Recently I had fallen into a fitness rut. There are a lot of reasons for this, one of the major ones being that making it to the gym with any regularity had become seriously difficult. I've been working later in the evenings lately and by the time I leave and fight traffic I'm just exhausted and ready to go home and eat dinner.

I also noticed that anytime I did make it to the gym I was half-assing it. Getting on an elliptical for 30 minutes and barely breaking a sweat wasn't making me feel very accomplished.

I knew I needed to find something that worked for me and fast since the weight was creeping on and bikini season was fast approaching. I'd heard a lot of raves about Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred DVD so I decided to invest the $10 and see what it's all about.

Turns out, I LOVE IT!!! It's a brief 20 minute circuit workout that TOTALLY kicks my ass. I've done it five times now and I'm still huffing and puffing by the end of it each day. Here are a few things that I love about it:

1. I can do it at home, which means I don't have to worry about looking like a fool when I do it.
2. It's only 20 minutes.
3. All it requires for equipment is a pair of hand weights and a yoga mat.
4. It's an ass-kicker. {Did I already mention that?}

But my favorite reason is...
5. I've been doing it for less than a week and MY CLOTHES ARE ALREADY GETTING A LITTLE LOOSE.

Granted, I have also been making a conscious effort to eat healthier {so perhaps it's not all due to the 30DS}, but still! I already feel stronger and more fit.

I highly recommend this DVD to anyone who is short on time and needs to get fit.

Do you have any favorite workout DVDs? Now that I've discovered how nice it is to workout at home, I'm in the market for more! :)

1 comment:

  1. The 30-Day Shred is definitely one of my favorite DVDs!!! I love it! Jillian Michaels' other DVDs are pretty good too - No More Trouble Zones is a great strength workout, and Banish Fat Boost Metabolism is great for cardio. They're longer than the Shred (45 minutes I think). SUCH great workouts!


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