Monday, November 16, 2009

Dear Jillian, Thanks for the Sore Abs

With my shut in status last week, I hit the workout videos pretty hard. After spending Friday night with Billy Blanks, power yoga Sunday, and doing as many rounds of the 30 Day Shred as I could handle, I decided I needed another video to spice things up. I stopped at Target and picked up Jillian's No More Trouble Zones Video.

All in all, I thought it was a good strength workout. It didn't get my heart pumping as much as the 30 Day Shred, but it's a longer video, so that's probably a good thing. Hello heart attack. What I really like about this video is the feature that allows you to select individual circuits. So you can do the whole thing (approximately 55 minutes total once you add warm up/cool down), or do one or more individual 5ish minute circuits. So last night, after spending an hour on my bike trainer, I added two core circuits. Abs? Burning.

In running news, I'm getting back on track. The weather was beautiful over the weekend, so I was able to get out with Sophie in the jogging stroller. And this afternoon, I may have breached a few rules of courtroom etiquette in order to bust out of there fast enough after my three and a half hour hearing to get a run in before I had to pick Sophie up. I do have priorities.

13 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Sounds like you have your priorities in order ;) Gotta enjoy the weather while we can!!

Laurel said...

Weather has been great here this week too. Somehow though I have been trapped inside.

Glad you made it out with Sophie and the jogger.

Shanna said...

Good for you for doing the work outs at home! I never have the motivation to do those :P

D10 said...

We are finally getting some nice weather after 4 days of rain. I did abs last Monday and they still hurt!! Weak I know.

busyrunningmama said...

Great job sticking to the program with videos at home - glad you are back out running and getting on track, I know it probably feels good!!

Marlene said...

Ohhh, my abs are burning just thinking about that! Good for you making the most of being shut in!

Katie A. said...

I do Jilian's workout on the OnDemand section every once in a while, but I am the most.uncordinated.person.ever. Kudos to you for doing them!
And the weather has been just perfect over here, too! Yay for Fall!! :)

I Run for Fun said...

Great job on being so disciplined with your strength training. My abs are twinging, just thinking of Jillian.

The Happy Runner said...

OMG my abs kill after that workout. I like it, though.

The second set of the surrenders always kill, too.

Mama said...

Good job getting the workouts in! And yay for a few runs in good weather.

MCM Mama

ShutUpandRun said...

I love it when Jillian yells at me. Keeps you going.

Ali said...

Jillian is killer!

I am trying to decide which dvd to get ... 30 day shred or the trouble zones ... which do you recommend?

theloosemoose said...

I kinda like that sore ab feeling...but it's been awhile for me. Must. Do. Situps.