Oh my word. Jillian Michaels is CRAZY! Thirteen days ago I started the Ripped in 30 DVD. I’m still running four miles a couple times a week, but I wanted to get my upper body toned up. Little did I know that Jillian had a different plan in mind.
Ripped in 30 has four different levels, and she suggests doing each level for ten days. The levels are 24 minutes each and broken down into 3 segments. Each segment has 3 minutes of strength (3 different moves, do each move twice), 2 minutes of cardio (2 different moves, do each move twice), and 1 minute of abs (2 different moves, do each move once). It is quick, but definitely kicks my ass! My goal is go straight through until Thanksgiving.
Level 1 wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be because I had done the 30 Day Shred DVD before, but don’t get me wrong, it was still rough. Level 2 started, and my body went into shock. Good God, Jillian. Really?! Crow push-ups.
My arms were SCREAMING. It is starting to get a little easier, but now I’m getting nervous for Level 3. I was even able to run one of the days in the past week. It just happened to be Day 1 of Level 2. Gah! Talk about Jell-O legs. I would love to be able to do some sort of cardio every day, but it probably won’t work out. Here’s hoping though! I will be tracking my workouts on this log.
I also started using the Lose It! App. I found it a little while ago, but hadn’t used it. It’s an easy to use app that is like an online food journal.
I have been tracking my food intake for about a week now and I really like it. It saves my food choices, allows you to scan the barcodes of foods and lets you add in exercise as well. The set-up is really easy to use, but the only addition is that I wish that it tracked how many daily servings I had of vegetables, fruit, dairy, grains and protein.
I’m well on my way to Level 3. I’ll be back in ten days with an update!
- Down 2 lbs from my starting weight
- Definitely feeling stronger
- My shoulders are sore, which is good because they are weakest part of my body
- Squat thrusts, mountain climbers and plank jacks are the devil
(If you are wondering who “B” is, pick up the DVD and “Get some!”)
Questions of the Day:
What is your favorite type of workout?
Do you have a new app that you are loving? What is it?