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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Speed Up Your Metabolism

Day 12 of my weight loss plan...................

This is exactly how I felt after doing the Jillian Michael's DVD called Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism. OH, MY ACHING BODY!

Now, keep in mind that despite the fact that I need to lose some weight, I am actually in pretty good shape. Or so I thought.  I mean, I typically run 3-5 miles a day. That's probably more than the average person can do, right?

If you have been following my blog, you know I am trying to lose weight.  So far, so good.  In addition to changing my diet,  I have made some changes in my exercise routine in order to burn more fat and speed up my metabolism.  Let's face it, as much as I enjoy the feeling I get from running, I know that running alone will not give me the results I want.  It's slow, steady, and actually not really productive for building the lean muscle that I need.

So, how has my exercise routine changed? I am now incorporating some exercise DVDs, such as Billy Blank's Ab Boot Camp and the DVD I mentioned earlier called Jillian Michael's Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism. I am also doing a few weight lifting sessions per week. I have about five of Billy Blank's Tae Bo DVDs but only the one by Jillian Michaels.  The one thing that I have maintained is a one mile run before each workout, which I do on the awesome Sole treadmill that I purchased right after Hudson was born.  Let's just say that I am feeling the pain from this new workout change.

OH MY GOODNESS!  After purchasing the Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism DVD, I went to Amazon.com to read some reviews. I was expecting it to be hard... just not THIS hard! Here is what some people said:

"I purchased this DVD thinking it would be a nice "add on" when it's rainy outside or I can't get to the gym. HAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!! The first time I did it (and keep in mind I've been VERY active and strong for 3 years) I could hardly catch my breath and stopped it at the 30 min mark. It is DIFFICULT!"

"Be forewarned - this is NOT for beginners to fitness."

"This video is truly an 'EXTREME CARDIO' killer!!! Really, I was sweating so hard that I had to stop and take a rest after doing the 180's...... I thought that I was going to have a heart attack =).... "

Okay, I think you get the point.  Based on what everyone is saying and by how I feel during and after the DVD, I better see some results. My goal is to be able to complete the entire circuit without stopping. There are seven circuits, but right now I can only do about 3-4 without having to call it quits.  I am drenched in sweat and my body aches.

Oh yeah, and you guys out there who think exercising with a girl is too girly for you... I challenge you to try the Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism workout routine and see if she busts your butt!!  Also, if you are like me and basically just a runner by nature and you think you are in shape, you have got to buy this DVD.  You will have a rude awakening! 


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Guest said...

Keep going! Way to take care of your body! :-)

Molly, The Blogging Mom said...

Thanks so much!