Posts Tagged ‘10 Minute Solution DVD’

workout: 3-4 miles, at some point this afternoon

This morning I woke up to run and got out of bed and stretched and wanted to crumble to the floor and cry. My core and arm muscles hurt so bad. It’s all her fault:

When I finished 4 of the 5 sets yesterday morning, I didn’t think I got a great workout in because I really didn’t sweat that much. Whenever I do Jillian Michaels’ kickboxing DVD, I’m a sweaty mess. It wasn’t until this morning when I really felt yesterday’s workout.

  • Basic Training. This level was fun. The instructor isn’t annoying and gets right to the point when the segment starts. She immediately goes into a warm up and guides you through basic kickboxing moves. As all the segments go, she introduces several moves before the end when she puts them all together into a fast circuit.
  • Ultimate Buns and Thighs. I did not do this level.
  • Arm & Shoulder Sculptor. I appreciated this level because I need to work on toning my arms and building muscle. She introduced holding weights whilst boxing. My only mistake on this level was that I used 5 pound hand weights. I think, for my level of strength, those were a bit too heavy to box with. I need to get 2 pound weights. Toward the end of the segment I put my weights down. My arms were burning. I know, I’m such a cop-out!
  • Washboard Abs. This level forced me to work on my abs. For that, thank you Keli Roberts. I hate ab work. She incorporated lots of different moves, which I liked.
  • Fat Burning Blast. I liked this level, but I don’t know how effective it was. It was a bit too dancey for me. I’m not coordinated to dance, and her moves here were quick and there wasn’t as much kicking. I like kicking!

My biggest gripe about this DVD is that the segments are too short. The levels are 10 minutes each and the instructor includes a minute warm up and cool down within the 10 minutes. So you really have 8 minutes to do the bulk of the workout. I’d like to tack on 2 extra minutes and have a full 10 minutes to kickbox. For a quick workout, I’d like to get in as much intense movement as possible.

But overall, for a change in my routine, this DVD was good and I’ll use it again. I like how the segments are broken up so I can use this DVD on busy days to target certain areas. However, I would not rely on this program entirely to work out and lose weight. For me, it’s just a good supplement to my running because it gets other muscles working.


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workout: rest day

Happy Friday! Today’s a rest from running, but I plan on doing this new kickboxing DVD tonight before I go on a cleaning spree. I bought it on sale at the bookstore the other day and have never heard of this series before.

Doesn’t she look fierce? roar. Hopefully my hair will be as perfect post-workout as hers. It better be good. It consists of 5 different 10 minute workouts that focus on:

  • basic training
  • ultimate buns and thighs
  • arms and shoulders
  • abs
  • fat burning

I needed a new workout DVD. I have all of Jillian Michaels’ DVDs and I’m bored with them because I know them by heart. It’s hard to get excited about working out when you know exactly what is going to happen. That’s why I like running; every run is different, especially when you run outside. There is always something new to see! I’ll review it when I’m done!

I think I’m also going to get back on the Tony Horton 10 Minute Trainer bandwagon. I got this DVD set for Christmas last year and really like it, when I commit to it. ha. If you don’t know already, Tony Horton is responsible for the infamous P90X program. Matt works out to P90X and I watched part of a DVD once. People were doing pull ups on bars hanging from the ceiling. Not my thang.  Tony’s 10 Minute Trainer is for the weaker of the bunch, like me. I’m not ashamed to admit it!

Speaking of staying fit, we’re having family stay over tonight and I’m making baked french toast for breakfast in the morning. I’m going to prepare it tonight so it’s ready to bake when everyone wakes up in the morning. I might just have to share this recipe tomorrow. It’s amazing. My aunt made it for Matt and me when we stayed with them last summer in Massachusetts. I’m excited to have a reason to bake it again!

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