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:
"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 =).... "
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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