First it was…
Rain.Rain.Jillian where I started my Ripped in 30 Days with Jillian Michaels.
I did the first 2 weeks as solidly scheduled. 5-6 days a week and 1-2 days off. And I made sure to eat healthy.
Then the 3rd week came. And I had issues with it. Just felt off. I wasn’t feeling the mojo with the Ripped in 30 video as I did the first two weeks. The moves were different, but didn’t flow to me.
Here is Ripped in 30 before and after pictures at 2 weeks
Click on the link to see more Ripped in 30 before and after photos
Plus, I was still trying to pound down the scale. As you can see from the 2 week before and after Ripped in 30 picture, my stomach did tone down (or at least, I felt that way with my family’s comments ), but the scale was not going down. Probably because I was building muscle mass (lots of dumbbell use in the videos).
Then I started to modify…
to get that scale to budge. It actually did budge with the modification to my routine by 0.5lbs. And I learned that trick from a Jillian Michael newsletter.
I wanted to begin walking/jogging to help prepare for trail running.
So, I decided:
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Day 1: Ripped in 30 Jillian Michael’s
Day 2: Run/Walk intervals 40 minutes
Day 3: Denise Austin’s Personal Training System (Arms & Abs)
Day 4: Ripped in 30 Jillian Michael’s
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Day 5: Run/Walk intervals 40 minutes
Day 6: Denise Austin’s Arms & Abs
Day 7: Lazy Sunday
What I learned is not to be concerned with my weight, but about how I feel and look. So, I am okay with my status weight of 142.5, but my aim was to lose 4.5 more pounds.
Note: Denise Austin’s video give you the option to customize it to the body parts you want to work on or you can chose one of the predetermined workouts (high intensity, low intensity, etc…).
Now I am…
working on a new routine that steps up the previous routine a notch. But I am going to reveal that during the coming weekend so we don’t make this post too long for you and it gets the individual attention it deserves.
Do you work better with one set routine or do you vary your routine to fit your lifestyle?