Week 4 of Workouts
So I'm on week 4 of my workouts...its been tough..I won't lie. I'm not gonna lie about how easy it was to get back into the routine, how much I love working out and blah blah blah cuz its just all not, period. I am sore most days STILL...I push myself on each workout a little more than I did the day before...I want to make sure I'm getting all the BANG for my BUCK if ya KWIM LOL! **NOTE: On my water drinking...I'm actually doing amazingly well I say...I am drinking 5-6 glasses of water a day, one juice and then a Cherry Coke every other day. I'd like to cut back to just 1-2 sodas a week period but in time. And for those that miss the caffeine...well you can buy caffeine pills...yes you can and they work. So if I feel like I'm dragging I will pop a caffeine pill although I've only taken 2 in 4 weeks so far, but its a good alternative without turning to soda or coffee.
These 2 videos are my standby's...the ones that I know work and are tough enough to get me in shape but enough variety that I don't get bored. I don't like to do 40 or 60 mins of just ONE thing...ugh. So these are 25 min sessions each, 3 sessions total. So I do Level 1 for a week, then Level 2, then Level 3...then I switch it up and do Levels 1 & 2 together or 2 & 3 together. And I alternate between these two videos...its a great mix of weight lifting, abs & cardio and it WORKS if you are consistent with it. And come on...everyone can fit in at least 25 mins a few times a week. I do my workouts later in the day...I'm not a morning gal...so I usually work out between 3 and 4:30. That way I'm finished up before the teens get home and I can get a quick shower before dinner. But some days I wait for Alexa to get home at 4:30 and we work out together, it just depends.
Then once I start feeling stronger I start adding in some kick-boxing routines to amp up the stamina and calorie burn. This is 3 sessions on one DVD...each session is HARD...but once you get thru one session it gets easier to add on each time until you do the whole DVD. And yes you will lay on the floor in a puddle of sweat, face bright red and cussin' Jillian out....errrr well at least I am LOL!
And then when you want to add some more moves to your routine, you can add this DVD in. My problem child is my abs....after 2 kids and multiple stomach surgeries its extremely hard to get it toned and I don't want any muffin top over my jeans. I may never have a stomach that looks like Jillian's but I do want a stomach that is strong, no layer of fat and that will carry me through each day well. A strong core helps a multitude of body problems including keeping my lower back pain at bay.
And I'm no seller of Jillian's stuff...I don't get any commissions LOL...I'm just a gal who has done them and had success and they work for me. Its all about what works for YOU to make it work period. But dammit...I plan on being around this earth a darn long time...to raise as much ruckus as I can LOL...so I gotta be healthy as I can be! :)
I have a cardio dance and Zumba DVD coming to me courtesy of Amazon.com...we shall see how I do with those. NO hidden video cameras puh-leeze ;)
So what kind of workout works best for you?