Jillian Michaels Body Revolution – Week 1

bodyrevolutionWhew!

I finished Week 1.  I have my rest day tomorrow, thank the Lord.

I told my hubby that I can count on 1 hand the amount of times I have worked out 6 days in a row since I’ve known him!

Jillian Michaels Body Revolution is a 90 day program divided into 3 phases.  And, if you have ever done any Jillian Michaels dvd’s, you know she doesn’t mess around.  The program incorporates both cardio and strength training.

This first week was:

Day 1: Workout 1

Day 2: Workout 2

Day 3: Cardio

Day 4: Workout 1

Day 5: Workout 2

Day 6: Cardio

Pretty simple.

So far, I have lovedlovedloved the strength training.  Once I figured out which weights I need to use (everything from 3-20 lbs), I find I can make the workouts as hard as I want to.  But, Jill (as I like to call my BFF) also incorporates body weight exercises which for me, are always challenging.  I find that Jillian incorporates A LOT of HIIT training methods.

Something I always have issues with are core workouts. I am so weak in my core, it is ridiculous.  I love that both Workouts 1 and 2 include work on the core.  Not a ton, but definitely enough for me.  This is always so challenging for me, but I know I NEED it.  Even if it makes me think of Jillian like this:jillianmichaels

 

The cardio is a little ‘meh’ to me.  You do the SAME CARDIO DVD ALL MONTH. I don’t know if I will be able to do this.  The first time I did the video it was too repetitious for me.  And torturous.  All those terrible ‘ous’ words.  The second time I did the cardio dvd, I could definitely tell it was easier, but it wasn’t really very fun and I just hated Jillian through the entire thing.  Seriously, if I believed in karma, all my bad thoughts during that workout would have made me a cockroach in my next 3 lives.

I do have to say that I also I hated the cardio because I have zero coordination.  Maybe it will be better than third time around, but I’m sorry… I am TERRIBLE at the running man exercise.  I did better the second time I did the DVD, but I am sure I looked ridiculous trying to coordinate my legs and arms to work together.  I am going to give myself an ‘out’ by replacing the cardio dvd with another type of tough cardio if I choose.  However, I am going to do the dvd at least once a week so that I can see if I can improve at it.  It’s. just. so. boring.

Soap, that was the first week.  I was freakin’ dedicated to making it through the first week, despite my crazy schedule.

I’ll keep you updated on the second week.  🙂

 

2 thoughts on “Jillian Michaels Body Revolution – Week 1”

  1. Crystal Hunter

    I have the Body Revolution – its great! you see your body changing quickly! and I love when she says she can see you through your tv & she will break it & beat your ass!!!! Good luck! I’m doing a strict diet for 6 wks with walking/yoga then I’m starting Body Revolution again!

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