Ripped in 30



Day 1: Thursday Aug 9th: Weight 174.5: First let me say that I like this dvd much better than 30 DS. Instead of 2 strength exercises per circuit where you do one for 30 sec and one for 1 min and repeat, you do three strength for 30 each then repeat. And while I was able to complete level 3 of 30 DS, I still found week one of Ripped a challenge. Some of the moves were the same (like pushups) but others were all new. I did go down to my knees for push ups because I can get a deeper push up then if I do them on my toes.  And I found that some strength exercises I had to go up to a 10 lb weight. Jillian is more forceful here like you see on The Biggest Loser and I like that. It makes me want to work harder. She even pushes her "badass" example harder than what the "hard" version is. And the kicker??? calories burned: 273!! I think that is more than I burned in level 2 of Shred AND this is only week 1!!!

Day 2: Friday Aug 10th: Love this dvd. Cant say it enough. Only downside is that in the morning I have to knots on each side of my neck from the shoulder exercises. But some stretching helps that.

Day 3: Satuday Aug 11th: Got it in before my Pampered Chef
party today. Impressed. I really want to keep with this one to see the results.

Day 4: Sunday Aug 12th: Missed a day. We went to Skyzone which is a trampoline arena instead. By the time I got home, it was very late.

Day 5: Monday Aug 13th Weight: 179.0 Got back on the wagon after too much alcohol and carbs this weekend. See my weight? And just realized I only have a couple more days before it switches up on me. Scared a little bit.

Day 6: Tuesday Aug 14th Weight: 177.5 Feeling great. Tomorrow is my last day of week one and I am honestly ready to move on now. I think I need to confuse my body a bit to keep it rocking.

Day 7: Wednesday Aug 15th Weight: 177.5 Last day of week 1. Sad and excited at the same time. Wondering how sore I will be after starting week 2 tomorrow.

Day 8: Thursday Aug 16th Weight 178.0 Day 1 of week 2. Oh holy hell. Great workout but man Jillian! It is only week 2! She has us do a full military push up while bringing one knee to your elbow. She does pendulum lunges with bicep moves. She has you go from plank position plank jacks straight into mountain climbers. Then repeat. 2. full. minutes. in plank position. Talk about needing to bring it. I am definitely scared for week 3! Calories burned 286

Day 9: Friday Aug 17th Weight 175.0 Oh holy heck! I am SORE today. So now I know this is a great workout- not that I had any doubts. Jillian is much more herself in week 2. Growling and spanking. LOL. Not kidding either. I think Aaron is gonna try this tonight. I cant WAIT to see what he thinks. ANNNDDDD...if you see my weight today...you know it is a good workout. Obviously if I can refrain and stay on plan, I should be able to shred weight while getting ripped. We shall see. And it gives me incentive to stay strong with my diet.

Day 10: Saturday Aug 18th Weight 174.5 Well I did it. I had a loss after going out for feta bread friday. Thanks to hard work and my personal trainer Jillian Michaels. Aaron did week 2 for the first time last night. The stork where you balance on one leg and do rows was really hard for him. I am still VERY sore today but not as bad as yesterday. Progress. But I can definitely tell that if I see this dvd thru, I should have better results than the 30 DS dvd. It is MUCH harder.

Day 11: Sunday Aug 19th Weight 174.0  I think this is becoming easier. It is still hard- dont get me wrong, but the moves are easier. My balance is getting better. I upped some of my weight in one of the moves today. I am going to up my weight in another move tomorrow. I still hate the crow push ups. My shoulders dont have that range of motion. And I still hate the two full minutes of cardio in plank position going from plank jumps to mountain climbers, but Jillian knows what she is doing. And I am going to stick with it. The sad thing is, I am already contemplating what I am going to do once I am done with Ripped. Go back to P90X? Or maybe I should do doubles of Ripped. A week 1 and a week 3 the same day? We shall see!

Day 12: Monday Aug 20th Weight 174.5 Did it and got it done. Still getting a good sweat but it is getting easier. Almost time to step up to week 3.

Day 13: Tuesday Aug 21st Weight 175.0 I have a bit of tightness on each side of my neck. Not bad but I know that this workout targets the shoulders and back area. My abs are also very sore too.

Day 14: Wednesday Aug 22nd Weight 175.0 Finally maintained my weight today. No Ripped though. The tightness on each side of my neck has increased making it hard for me to turn my head. I even had to take advil for it. So I did my 20 min zumba instead. And a lot of stretching and heat will be in my future to try to get rid of this.

Day 15: Thursday Aug 23rd Weight 174.5 Another day that I cant do Ripped due to knots in my neck. The Icy Hot Aaron picked up has been really helping though so I hope to start week 3 tomorrow.

Day 16: Friday Aug 24th Weight 174.5 No Ripped today. I did Zumba in the morning and ran and did zumba in the evening though. 

Day 17: Saturday Aug 25th Weight 175.0 No exercise today but taking the kids to the park. We went to Saginaw to visit my sister.

Day 18: Sunday Aug 26th No Ripped again today. Still have the knots in my neck. I am thinking I may have to go back to P90X because I didnt have this problem when I did that and I saw great results. We shall see

Day 19: Monday Aug 27th Weight 176.5 So far no Ripped...I may do it tonight after the kids I am babysitting have gone home. It is raining so it would be a great day to do it. And I may do Zumba Cardio party too. Why not??? I work out for hours at end at the gym. Why not at home too??

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