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Jillian Michaels Body Revolution, Week 1 Day 1

Monday, April 30, 2012

I'm really hoping I can stick it out this time. I realized about a month ago that I really have no desire to run. As much as I wish I could, I just don't like it. At all. I don't have any fun while I'm doing it and kept giving up without making any progress. I tried the 30 Day Shred and realized that I like workouts like that much more. I found out about JM's Body Revolution about two weeks ago and ordered it almost immediately. I received it last Wednesday. After speaking to my husband about it, he decided he wanted to do it with me, and we decided to start today. I'm excited! Having him following the program with me will help us both succeed. :)

I'm doing the 7-day Kickstart, so I did the cardio workout this evening as well as Workout 1 this morning. Workout 1 was challenging, but good. I liked it a lot. Even when I felt like cursing Jillian out I was having fun with it. The cardio almost killed me! She kept saying the Suicides were the worst, but the Running Mans almost made me quit before finishing the first circuit. But I made it through! I'm still a bit amazed that I did it. My core is already hurting from the cardio workout. It sucks, but I know I desperately need it after three abdominal surgeries in 6 years.

Today was his birthday so I'm a little off on my eating because of the piece of cake. My husband was good, though, and decided he wanted an angel food cake with strawberries and Cool Whip instead of a cake with twice the calories. With the cake choice, I'm at around 1400 calories for the day.
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  • v ATHENA-NADINE
    Thanks, everyone! I really think the names are backwards. The Running Mans should be the Suicides and vice versa.

    It's looking like I have shin splints, so I'm going to have to switch to my recumbent bike for he cardio workouts for a bit. Hopefully they aren't serious and it's only for a day or two, but I don't want to risk serious injury.
    1521 days ago
  • v PENGUINBETH
    Gah, I find Running Man so much harder than the Suicides (which kinda makes me wonder if I'm doing the Suicides wrong...). It took just about the whole first week (with doing the Cardio 1 DVD every evening in addition to whatever was scheduled for the morning) for me to be able to do the whole minute!

    Best of luck to you!
    1521 days ago
  • v JDUBLANKO
    You are off to an AWESOME start...I too HATE running mans...you the heck came up with that anyway...oh yeah probably a man!!! LOL

    Keep up the great work!!
    1522 days ago
  • v PMCLAUGHLIN2
    Congrats!! I too keep trying to convince myself I want to run but so far I'm really not doing well with that theory. : )

    I finished day 1 on the jumpstart too and am dragging today. Good luck and keep going!!
    1522 days ago
  • v 1PEACEBUNNY
    I hate running....I repeat I hate running so thats why I am sticking with the JM videos because as much I hate her, I love how she keeps me motivated to finish. You will do great to have a partner beside you. I am thinking about getting JM Body Revolution after constantly watching the informercials to do for the summer months June - August which is why I clicked on your post. I will be looking out for your updates to see how it goes. I just completed 30 Day shred last week and I started Ripped in 30 today. I am glad that you stuck it out, I did running mans today and I stopped and i hope to improve by the end of the week. I hope you continue and rock out your 1st month, so don't stop posting these updates! emoticon emoticon
    1523 days ago
  • v CHICSHAN004
    I hear you about the running...I don't like to run either. I will add sprints to my walks for the cardio portions....Best of luck on your goals!
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    1523 days ago
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