Sunday, April 8, 2012

Weighing In - Week Forty One

Week one of Jillian Michaels' Body Revolution has gone well.  Phase 1 consists of Workout 1 (which targets chest, shoulders, arms, quads, and core) on days 1 and 4, Workout 2 (which targets back, biceps, glutes, hamstrings, and core) on days 2 and 5, and Cardio 1 on days 3 and 6. Day 7 is a rest day. This series is repeated on week 2. Then on weeks 3 and 4 , you switch to Workouts 3 and 4 with Cardio 1.  There are new sets of videos for Phase 2 and Phase 3. 

The 90 day program is designed to keep you engaged and move you to new levels that will challenge your abilities. The best part, in my opinion, is that each workout is only 30 minutes long - which is great for a people with busy schedules.

I followed the exercise program, but not the diet, on the first 5 days. On day six, I skipped the cardio workout, but more than made up for it on day 7 with 2 hours of yard work. I wonder what my results would be like if I chose to follow the diet plan. 

My numbers for the week(s):
Pounds lost (-) or gained (+) this week:  -1.0
Total weight loss:  20.2
Inches lost (-) or gained (+) this week:  -0
Total inches lost:  30.5

Where do I get my best motivation?  From you and from my friends at the Empty the Junk from the Trunk group on Facebook. Stop by and check it out.

My current motivation:  Stamina.  I found that I don't need to take as many rest breaks during yard work as I used to. I could have kept going for more than two hours if it weren't for the need to start cooking dinner.  That, and a blister on my thumb.  Ouch!