I know posts like this are probably boring for most of y'all, but I really enjoy posting about my workouts for the week. There is something motivating about knowing that I will be posting about whether or not I stuck to my workout schedule.
So, I posted a few weeks ago that I started Jillian Michael's Body Revolution. If you're not familiar with it, you can find more here. Basically it's a 90 program that requires 6 workouts a week and a strict 1,200 calorie diet. Yes, you read that correctly. 1200 calories. Those of you who know me know that I love to eat so on most days 1,200 calories just isn't going to cut it.The program is advertised as an "extreme weight loss" program. I'm not technically trying to lose weight but I am trying to build muscle, burn fat, and just get in better shape overall. I'm sure I would have even better results if I stuck with the diet that is included but I just can't bring myself to do it!
Instead, I've been sticking to a range of 1,400-1,500 calories on most days. I did actually track calories for the first two weeks in My Fitness Pal but I've since stopped doing that. Instead I am just focusing on eating more whole foods, fruits, and veggies and I'm doing my best to avoid junk/processed food. Right now I'd say I'm doing about 80/20 and I'm happy with that.
The workouts each week consist of 2 circuit workouts that are repeated twice and two cardio workouts. I'm not a huge fan of the cardio workout for phase 1 so I've been doing my own cardio in place of it. I've done Turbo Fire a few times but this week I'm planning on sticking to running.
I technically should be on the 4th week of the program but I didn't do all of the workouts last week so that I could rest for my half-marathon. So I decided to redo Week 3 this week and I'm glad I did! The workouts are short but they really are tough. I'm really looking forward to seeing what kind of results I get by the end.
Here are my workouts for the week:
Monday- Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week 3 Workout 3 (34 minutes)
Tuesday- Jillian Michaels Body RevolutionWeek 3 Workout 4 (32 minutes)
Wednesday- 3 Mile Run, 31:54 (I have to say that doing the half has really helped me get over the mental block I've had about running for a while now. Every time I've tried to get out and run I've had to stop in between each mile to walk. But after running the first 5 miles of the half last Friday, I've realized that it was all in my head! Total mental block! This run was my first run since the half and it felt really good. I was happy with my time. No, it's not fast by normal standards but it's already a big improvement over what I've been doing for the last year.)
Thursday- Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week 3 Workout 3 (34 minutes)
Friday- Jillian Michaels Body RevolutionWeek 3 Workout 4 (32 minutes)
My plan for my 6th workout is another 3 mile run but if I don't get up early enough to get it done before it gets too hot then I will probably just do a Turbo Fire video.
Next week I'm hoping to add in some extras after each workout. Since they are only 30 minutes I really do have time to do something else, even if it's just a few times a week. I had really hoped to do that this week but I have to be honest and tell you that I was a bit lazy!
On a sort of related note, the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge starts on Monday. I'm not going into it with any hopes of winning any prizes but for some reason I am really excited about it! I have a feeling it will get harder and harder to get all of my workouts in as it gets busier over the next month so I'm counting on this challenge to keep me on track. Click the button below if you want more information. I'd love to have a buddy! :)
Well, I guess that's it for today. I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!