My Christmas presents this year had a pretty evident theme. Food & exercise. It’s like my parents know me really well or something…
Since I snagged a slow cooker, I’m in the market for some vegetarian crockpot recipes. Please send some my way. Preferably something healthy, so I can still fit into the new workout capris I got. Thanks.
I also got a new-to-me Jillian Michaels DVD, six week six pack, which I can never have enough of. I wasted no time trying this one out. I did Level 1 on Wednesday and Level 2 on Thursday, so I could give a full review. (You’re welcome.)
The Supplies: All you need is a mat, and one hand weight. Level 1 doesn’t use any weights, but you need one medium weight for Level 2.
The Workout: Like most of her workouts, it’s a 30 minute circuit, (plus a quick warm up and cool down) with high intensity moves that target more than one muscle group. Although it’s an ab workout, both levels target all muscles. In fact, I’d say level 2 focuses more on your legs than anything else (think tons of lunges!). It gets your heart rate up immediately, and you don’t take any breaks. Both levels take you through one circuit of moves, and then you repeat the circuit once. I don’t love repeating the same circuit, but it does make it a little easier to master the moves.
The Results: According to my Body Media band, I burned about 250 calories in just 35 minutes! Not bad for a workout that can be done in your living room. And I was super sore the next day. So that’s a good sign, right?
I’ll definitely add this one to the favorites list. (So far, I’ve enjoyed most of Jillian’s dvds, but I think this will go into the regular rotation.) If you get bored of doing the same workout dvds, I highly recommend turning the volume down, and blasting your own music. It makes it much more enjoyable.
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