I realized a few days ago that I never gave an update, so here goes:
I finished Body Revolution in January and I have to say that it is one of my favorite workout programs that I have ever done. I've relied on workout videos for about 8 years now and I own tons of different workouts. From The Firm to Chalean Extreme- you name it, I've probably tried it.
When I first started Body Revolution I was a bit skeptical because the workouts are only about 30 minutes long. I honestly didn't think I could get any results from working out just 30 minutes a day. However as I went through the each workout I realized that they start getting pretty hard and that you can really get an amazing workout in just 30 minutes. I usually hate doing ab work but Jillian incorporates lots of planks and pushups and I swear they are more effective than crunches.
By the time I was done, I felt leaner and more muscular than I have in a long time. I was pretty amazed at my results and so proud that I stuck with the program for 90 days. I didn't follow the diet plan that is included with the program but I did eat pretty well for the most part. I also didn't always do the cardio because some days I felt like doing something else.
Of course, as you know, we moved in early February. While I did my best to continue working out during our transition, I have to admit that I didn't really stick to a routine. I only worked out 9 times in February. By the time we headed to California, I already could tell a difference in my body. I only gained a pound or two, but I definitely didn't feel as fit! The program does work, but only if you use it and actually stick to the schedule. I knew that once we arrived my workouts would be sporadic for a while due to settling in and lack of equipment. However, I did pick up a little piece of motivation:
I haven't bought a new bathing suit since before Emerson was born, so I thought this would be the perfect motivation to get my rear back in gear. :)
I've decided to do Body Revolution again until I find another program that I want to do. I started with Workouts 3 and 4 this time and this week I moved up to Workouts 5 and 6. I made a promise to myself that I would get up when Jesse does and go ahead and get my workouts over with. So far, I've been getting in about 4 workouts a week. While this is definitely an improvement, it's still not enough! Body Revolution requires 6 days a week so I've got to step it up or that bikini will NOT get any use this summer. :)
I'd also love to add in some running but until our jogging stroller gets here, it's not really an option. I really haven't been doing quite as much cardio as I'd like. I've been working out in our living room and all that jumping around is pretty loud. I doubt my neighbors appreciate it at 5:30 in the morning. So, I think we're going to make a workout area in the garage so that I can jump to my heart's content without it sounding like an elephant stampede.
And that's where I am fitness wise. I am the first to admit that I'm just doing the bare minimum right now, but I guess it's better than nothing!
You may remember that one of my goals for 2013 is to complete 225 workouts. So far I've only done 37. That means I have to workout at least 20 times a month for the rest of the year to meet my goal! Feel free to follow my progress here. And if any of you have any other workout programs/videos that you recommend, please share! It's not likely that I'll be making it to the gym very often, so home workouts will be it for me!