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My Total Body Sculpting DVD Review (with extra entertainment thrown in, just because)

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Monday, March 04, 2013


I donít typically use a lot of workout DVDs. But I ordered the Total Body Sculpting with Coach Nicole DVD the very first day it was available from Amazon. Why? Because I had a feeling itíd be good, I like to support SparkPeople and I knew I was going to be stuck inside on some cold, snowy days. So, I ordered and got it as soon as it came out. (In case youíre wondering, SP offered to give me one, but I had already beat them to it. SparkNerd. LOL) My initial reaction? Hooray, a color-coded workout chart thatís in the case and not just on the screen!

This chart is on the DVD itself, but itís really handy to have one you can glance at, when youíre not in front of your screen. Thanks, Coach Nicole!

Iím real big at trying stuff out before I comment on it. So, I did two weeks of the beginner workout and one week of the intermediate workout. Then, I got super busy and didnít get around to posting this review for a couple of weeks... Anywho, itís not like this has been sitting on the shelf. Iím actually going to see if I can talk Audrey into doing another week of the beginner workout with me this week. Our elliptical is broken and we need other options.

Warning: There are a lot of ninja moments in this DVD.

Speaking of options, this DVD has several. There are three main workouts you can mix and match: Bodyweight Burn, Barre Body Blast and Sizzle-Sculpt. You can follow the super duper, color-coded workout chart, or create your own combinations. Of course, there is warm-up and cool-down. All youíll need is a chair, some light weights and maybe a yoga mat. I liked doing the beginner workout because it was very time-efficient. I honestly canít imagine doing the advanced weekly workout. Seriously. More power to you intense Sparkers who can handle it; Spark on with your bad selves.

Sadly, you have to provide your own tutu. This is a gross oversight by SparkPeople. Please know that I have informed them of their negligence.

I found that I like this DVD even better than the last one. (I reviewed the 28-Day Bootcamp DVD as well. Hereís a link to that review: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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). I think thatís because thereís a lot less jumping and not as much fancy footwork. Yíall know I have a wonky neck with some disc issues, so no jumping, running, or overhead lifting. I found that I didnít have to do much to accommodate my personal ďissues.Ē I just did step touches instead of jacks and a few exercises with no weights. I donít feel like I missed out.


And Jewel is back. You know how I feel about Jewel. She is my shero. Jewel is the chick who does the modified versions of the exercises. She kind of evens the playing field for all of us. Whenever I got to thinking something was a little too difficult, I found I could always fall back on Jewel. Bless her heart. There is room for all of us.

You will get muscles like this, if you use this DVD.

I liked this DVD enough to buy a copy for one of my SparkBuddies. Iím picking up another one for an in-person SparkBuddy who likes using DVDs and is looking to mix things up a bit. So, yeah, I must think itís pretty good. Two thumbs-up and a ninja kick from Mostmom1. Hi-yah!

(Chair, mat, tutu, boa, ninja outfit and weights NOT included.)
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LAURAB_143 8/1/2013 8:42AM

    You are such an inspiration!!! I laughed so hard emoticon and of course that's good for the abs. Thank you for the time you take to make your videos. You are very creative! emoticon You are funny! emoticon You are adorable! emoticon Thanks sparkfriend!

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VALKYR8 5/22/2013 5:00PM

    I did the Sizzle Sculpt last night and I am feeling it. This from someone who does a lot of strength training. I was very impressed with this workout and I am excited to try some of the other custom workouts on the DVD.
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NASFKAB 4/30/2013 10:41AM

  emoticon funny emoticon love it

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NASFKAB 3/31/2013 4:46AM

  awesome great as always

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KIMCOLLINGS 3/18/2013 3:04PM

    You are so funny! Love your vlogs. Your reviews are especially awesome. I showed my boyfriend your other one and he just cracked up at the "intensity level" indicator provided by the pony tail.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/16/2013 4:55AM

    always love your sense of humour shelly love .you did a great job of the tutu.would be interesting to see if they supply a tutu in thier next video lol.wished spark would offer me a free video love.i never order from the site as i donīt understand all abot the shipping etc.i tried one time to order from one of the adverts for the body media but this little box kept coming up here ou had to click one of the 3 or 4 lands that came up.(canīt remember how many now)germany wasnīt on the list so couldnīt get pass that to order lol.managed to order the spark and spark cookbook from a local book shop but took agaes to come and was dear.so is life guess i will just have to do with the 10 minutes spark videos on the computer instead.thanks for shareing and boy are your muscles improving love.keep up the good work. emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 3/14/2013 7:00AM

    you are to funny! cute video.

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GETTHERE7 3/13/2013 10:49PM

  This vlog was hilarious!! You are so clever. I love all your videos. Please k.eep them coming

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MISSBOOBOOKITTY 3/13/2013 6:35PM

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LISA_FRAME 3/12/2013 4:10PM

  great post!

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CINDYBEL 3/11/2013 11:48AM

    You should win an Academy award for best movie. Your videos are SOOOO much more entertaining than what Hollywood produces these days.

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RUNNER4LIFE08 3/11/2013 11:09AM

    You are so creative with your videos... I loved it!

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WHITEANGEL4 3/11/2013 2:54AM

    Thanks for the great blog

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HZGLORY 3/10/2013 10:03PM

    Sheli,

I totally loved this vlog. I could not stop laughing at the pictures much less the video. Loved it all around. Will I do the Dvd......maybe lol. You in a Tu Tu, gotta admit Sparkinator has thought of using a Tu Tu as well once and may even dawn one this year, but you take the low cal cake my friend, gut buster!!

Susan

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DANAPRIME 3/10/2013 9:45PM

    LOL

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KBEHNKE81 3/10/2013 6:27PM

    LoL! thanks for the chuckle. I'm waiting for my turn at that video - our library has it, and I want to try it out before I buy it.

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FAT2GAINHEALTH 3/10/2013 7:09AM

    yOU ARE SO CREATIVE....AND A LITTLE NUTTY. emoticon
MARCIA

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BOGUSANNIE 3/9/2013 10:03PM

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_JODI404 3/9/2013 5:49PM

    I so LOVE your reviews!!!!

You are equally super AWESOME as a Ninja, a graceful ballerina, and a muscular Hulk!!

You definitely make me want (Need!?) a tutu!!!! I don't know what I would do with one, but you make it look so fun!!!!!! I hope you have convinced SP to correct this oversight! ;)

You really are a Spark Zealot, Spark Nerd, and Spark Ninja!!

Your creativity is amazing. I LOVED your humorous credits. Great job Shel!
2 thumbs up & a Spark-kick!!

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ALLIGATORKATE 3/9/2013 11:56AM

    Just say "awesome" when you see a MOSTMOM blog!

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NANADEE44 3/8/2013 6:06PM

    You are a true inspiration! And an amazing ninja warrior! I thoroughly enjoyed your review of this DVD, which I have, but am still working off the videos on Spark right now besides my walking. You have made me want to rip this DVD open, slip on my tutu, grab my mat and my weights and get started. I decided, after watching you though, that I can't compete with you as a ninja, so I will leave that to you. I will just do the moves and pretend.

You have an amazing sense of humor and I thank you for making my day even better!

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JIBBIE49 3/8/2013 4:08PM

    ONce again you're the Star.

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LEANMEAN2014 3/8/2013 12:27PM

    I've never been comforatable in workout gear. I may have to try a tutu! lol Thanks for your blog!

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CJYOUCANDOIT 3/8/2013 10:30AM

    Thanks for the entertainment as well as the review emoticon You are a natural!!!!

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LIFETIMER54 3/8/2013 3:17AM

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1SALMON1 3/8/2013 1:17AM

    It is so great to know that when I am cranky after a hard day, I can get a good chuckle reading and watching your blogs. I most sincerely thank you for sharing your humor and creativity!

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JANAMP09 3/7/2013 10:36PM

    Lol. Loved the review

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LINDA! 3/7/2013 9:38PM

    Your blogs are awesome.

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KPETSCHE 3/7/2013 8:43PM

    You're the greatest! Love your review.

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OPTIMIST1948 3/7/2013 7:35PM

    Hmm. I may have to consider purchasing.....a ninja outfit!

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AMBER461 3/7/2013 4:45PM

  I love the video. Thanks for sharing.

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50PLUSBABY 3/7/2013 4:10PM

  Wow you go on and have fun. See how many people will buy this now. I would but have many that I do not use, you have motivated me to pull them out and have fun too.

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TURTLETRACK 3/7/2013 2:24PM

    I loved your video and the DVD. Keep going girl

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DJHUMPHREY 3/7/2013 1:58PM

    Your a KICK!!!

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BRENDAF761 3/7/2013 1:28PM

    Loved it! Thanks for putting a smile on my face today! emoticon emoticon

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BOBBYS1GIRL 3/7/2013 1:16PM

    ROFL!! Nice video! Too funny.

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MZPERSEVERANCE 3/7/2013 10:59AM

    Love the costumes, this was an awesome blog!

Too cute.

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STEVIEBEE569 3/7/2013 10:53AM

    emoticon Too Funny!

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SERV4LIFE 3/7/2013 10:48AM

    I loved your review of the sculpting DVD. Too funny!
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GRIZ1GIRL 3/7/2013 10:40AM

    Who doesn't need a tutu & boa??! :) Thanks for making my day brighter!

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REBIRTHDIVA 3/7/2013 10:18AM

    hilarious! and informative! emoticon

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LOVINGKATE 3/7/2013 9:41AM

  I loved this blog! You are so inspiring. I have health issues as well but with Coach Nicole's new video I can enjoy exercises. Thanks for sharing your video, very funny, yet, amazing and helpful. Just love you!!! God Bless. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DJSHIP46 3/7/2013 9:30AM

    I have it and I've used it a couple times... THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION to get back out there and try again, some more!!! LOVED your review :o)

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STRONGDJ 3/7/2013 9:19AM

    Totally FUNNY! I loved the video and the review is great.

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CARPROTH 3/7/2013 9:12AM

    What - no legwarmers??!! Just bought the DVD but haven't yet tried it - I'm inspired!

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GETULLY 3/7/2013 8:42AM

    Fabo! Loved the video and review. I have been on the fence but will have to jump in! Thanks for the review(s).

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