Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Workout Wednesday Ohh So Close......
OK so this week was a fail with regards to completing my book for the read-n-ride challenge. It's not that I didn't make it to the gym, it's just hard to sit on the bike and read...a lot harder than I thought it would be. I people watch, I get distracted, I watch the TV screens and I read.
Totals so far this week are:
Total pages in book 388
Pages read 324 (Ugh! I was so close)
Riding Time 4hours 7minutes
Calories Burned 1628
Distance Peddled 83.88 miles
I need to start choosing smaller books!
This book definitely has more emphasis on the suspense rather than the romance. It kept my interest while reading and if not for this challenge, I would have finished it at home.
With no book to review this week I thought instead that I would give my thoughts on Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. I like and watch The Biggest Loser and if I was ever on that show, I would want Jillian to be my trainer.
I decided that I needed to add some weight training in this week so I bought her DVD The 30 Day Shred. I did level 1 this week 3 times, which is the beginner level (there are 3 different levels). It's a non-stop, no nonsense 28 minute workout combining a cardio and strength circuit (3 mins strength, 2 mins cardio, 1 min abs). She also makes sure to show advanced and modified moves even for level 1. I only needed some hand weights and the choreography is fairly basic so no need to get stressed out about following a lot of complicated moves. Next week I'll tackle level 2 and see how I do.
I do have one gripe though. During the jumping-jack section, Jillian remarks "If you're looking for the modified jumping jack - look elsewhere. I've got 400lbs people that can do jumping jacks - so can you!" Is that right? Has Ms. Michaels ever tried to do jumping jacks with cantaloupes flopping up and down on her chest? I was just lucky I didn't give myself a black eye. So yes I did modify the jumping jacks. And to Ms. Michaels I say Shred This!
If you watch The Biggest Loser (or even if you don't), are you Team Jillian or Team Bob? Weigh in.