Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Workout DVDs.

Do you do workout DVDs?

I was going to go to the gym tonight but when I got out of the metro by my apartment, the sky had opened up and it was pouring, thundering and lightening.  I decided to stay in and give Jillian Michaels' "30 Day Shred" a try.

I purchased this DVD a long time ago at the recommendation of lots of Weight Watchers members but I had never done it.  In fact, I haven't done a workout DVD since I started my shape up plan nearly two years ago and was too embarrassed to step foot in a gym.  I traded the DVDs in for the eliptical and weight machines a very long time ago.  But this one.....  Oh. my. god. 

 I did level 1, which is only 20 minutes long, and I was dying.  Granted I did it with 8 lb hand weights and I probably should have done it with 5 lb weights.  I am way more out of shape than I thought! I have met my match.  This could be a great morning workout (each level is only 20 minutes) to complement yoga or spinning at night.  I'm hoping that if I keep up with it,  I just might be able to do one real push-up sooner rather than later (all those chaturangas and I still can't do a real push-up!)

If her other DVDs are as good as this one, I think I need them all!  

6 comments:

naturally nina said...

lauren, i loooove your comment on "weird is good". thank you!

and now i am going to spend some time reading your blog - it's darling! :)

p.s. i really want to see enlighten up... thanks for reminding me to find it.

Melita said...

i have one of jillian's dvds (can't remember the name, sorry) and i've done it like once, a long time ago. it was pretty hard core from what i remember though.

Carolyn said...

i've heard about these SHRED dvd's! i think i may have to check it out - thanks! p.s. i've been meaning 2 tell u that i loove the new header!

Lauren said...

Thanks for stopping by, Nina! I love reading your blog!

And Carolyn, I'm glad you like the header! I had to get rid of the old one--it was making me crazy!

Jesse said...

mmmmmmmmjillianmichaelsmmmmmmmm

Cari said...

I have that one and then a five-pack (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=mho&q=jillian+michaels+dvds&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=17645474131293161391&ei=ukIxSrP3BY2yMfzNxbsH&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=2#ps-sellers). There are all totally fantastic.