I'm not gonna lie, these 2 weeks have been a slog. I don't think it's Jillian - let's face it, she's the same no matter what.... so it must be me. I've just felt exhausted. And 8 more weeks of this feels almost overwhelming. Ugh. Let's hope this gets better.
Notes: There are a lot more single-leg balance moves, and I had trouble with them. I do OK on the right side, but my left side is still weak. I modified.
And it really bugged me how she talked about losing "sick amounts of weight..... like 5 or 6 pounds a week". I think that's VERY unrealistic for all but the most overweight of participants.
This is her "back of body" workout. It seemed really tough the first go-round, but it got better. Tough moves: Crab tricep dips, Walking Crescent pose (balance issues). Favorite moves: all the rows.
This is her "front of body" workout for these weeks. Tough moves: Hollow man, side lunges with bicep curls (balance & rhythm problems), single leg deadlift w/ row. Favorite moves: Plie hops.
Overall: The cardio intervals are higher impact, but can easily be modified. Each workout is still about 30 minutes long. I did the Cardio DVD once, and subbed in swimming and the elliptical for the other days. I was up a pound at the end of week 3, and have decided that I'm going to stop weighing myself for a few weeks. I haven't taken measurements again, but I am noticing more toned muscles, especially in my shoulders & arms.
I am taking the entire weekend off before starting Phase 2 on Monday. I've been having a little pain in my left ankle/foot, so I am resting it, taking Motrin, and stretching in anticipation of Monday's workout.
PS - I want to be clear that the workouts are not killing me. It's 30 minutes a day. Jeez. I think it's just ME. Especially since I am being a bit lackadaisical with my effort & food. Not terrible. I'm at about 70% effort. And I'm not going to see "Big Results" with 70%. Maybe I need to add C25K. Next week.