6 weeks to 6 pack First Glance

 

Happy Hump day! I hope everyone is having a GREAT day today! It’s already ssooo hot here. High is 80. I just ran a quick 2 miles. I didn’t realize how hot it was and I had on yoga pants and a shirt with sleeves and I was DYING so I only made it 2 of my 3 miles. But then I came home and did my 6 week to 6 pack DVD.

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This is my second week of the program and it’s no joke! The way it works is there are two levels (level one and level two obviously…) and you are supposed to do level one for three weeks, five times a week. She goes through one circuit two times during the workout. This is how it has broken down for me so far…

The first week I did level one 3 or 4 times I can’t remember, but I only went through the circuit once, to get used to it (incredibly sore abs after the first day forced my fate upon me). Then this week I have done it twice, going through the whole circuit. Doing this video five times a week is unrealistic for me for two reasons

1.) I like to run and do other workouts and not just the video

2.) I get bored easy.

That’s my honest answer! I realize I may not get the results promised, but a little toning before my cruise around the midsection is all I am after.

I have gotten a couple of questions regarding what I wear to do a workout like this. My running skirt? Haha! No, I haven’t done that…yet..I typically wear yoga type capri/knee pants and a tight fitting shirt. No, not because I want Jillian to think I am an awesome serious workout guru, but because I HATE when I am doing planks, etc. and my t-shirt flies up over my head and smothers me. Ok…so maybe I am being a little dramatic, but it’s annoying! So I typically wear something like this. Pleas ignore the messy bathroom, we just moved in, remember? I’m working on it!!!

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My HOPE for this video is that there is enough difference in my mid section to justify posting before and after photos. Yes, I took the photos, no I am not showing you yet. Patience my friends. I need to see results!

Something else fun to tell you about, I got to have a blogger meet up yesterday! The lovely Cate from My Running Ambition was passing through my way on her way back to my old stomping grounds of NOLA where so recently moved. I was so excited she contacted me and quickly agreed to a Starbucks meet up!

It was so great to meet her, and we obviously have a lot in common! We talked about New Orleans, and I gave her a few pointers on the city and on having a significant other in law school! It felt like we were old friends and I hope I get to see her again soon! She was also nice enough to let me take her picture for the blog, of course! Say hi Cate! Isn’t she precious?

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Ok I am going to do a little strength training, I have been neglecting it since we moved in. I wish they would hurry up and finish building the YMCA! I have a feeling it’s going to be a HOT summer!

QOTD: Do you like workout DVD’s? Which ones?

Comments

  1. I love this workout! I am like you, I would get bored doing it 5 times a week and right now I just haven’t had time to do that workout PLUS running or something else so I feel like I’m just not doing enough if I did just that 5 times… but I think it’s great regardless just to incorporate it into other things!

    We thought about joining the YMCA as there’s one really close to us in our development, but the one here was SO freaking expensive and it’s tiny!! So we ended up with LA Fitness which is a little further which stinks, but cheaper and included more. Other Y’s I’ve seen though that are bigger would have been worth it but this one was so small they had to do their spin classes outside of the building!

    • haha! our Y is going to be small bc its inside our neighborhood, but b/c we live here we get it for like 39 bucks for the both of us which is pretty good. not sure what all its going to include, I just really want access to a treadmill elliptical and weights. its already getting so hot. but it wont be done till august. bummer!

  2. Let me know how that abs regime is working out for you: I’m looking for a kick-ass abs work out, but can’t seem to find one that really works!

  3. After my race on Sunday, I really want to refocus on my abs too!!! I am curious if this really works or not!

  4. I love Jillian michaels’ shred and shred it weights workout DVDs (minus a move or 2 in the shred w/weights DVD though). I’m like you and get easily bored so I like that there’re only 20-30 mins and I use them as a supplement to other stuff. I haven’t tried the 6 wk 6 pack though, I need to! Our cable company in Orlando has an on demand exercise channel with tons of free workouts. Jillian has a channel and they put all the level one workouts on it…whoo hoo for free stuff.

  5. I can’t do any form of aerobics in a T-shirt either! I hate when the shirt hangs down or moves up during yoga and planks, ect. I like workout DVD’s (mostly Jillian ones or good ole’ Billy Blanks Tae Bo). I live in Florida so I love that I can do them in the air conditioning without paying a gym membership fee. Plus, I have two young kids so I can use them during nap time when there’s otherwise no time for a run outside.

  6. I don’t have time for dvds, but would love some ab help. I do realize that I need to cut body fat too, though. Lol. I’ve gained like 10# since I started working!

  7. I’ve never used a Jillian Michaels DVD but I’ve heard a lot of good things about them! I might have to invest in one!

  8. I’ve been wanted to try this DVD – I love Jillian! I might need to try this before swimsuit season!

  9. I have been thinking about ordering that dvd for awhile now so I am excited to see what you think

  10. I have this DVD too! I have been a slacker though! I think because I get bored too!
    I took a before photo too but didn’t want to show it until I have an after! Great minds think alike! :)

  11. My knees & Jillian do not get along right now, so those dvds are packed away in boxes! I would loveeee to find a dvd copy of the ol’ Billy Blanks Tae Bo for Beginners from the 90’s! And i’m soooo excited that you and Cate got to meet! I’ll definitely be in touch when i go to New Orleans again :)

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