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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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PATRICIAANN46 3/5/2013 3:32PM

  I am so envious of your muscles, but I think that wearing the tutu with them would be even more impressive.
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MARYJEANSL 3/5/2013 3:13PM

  Definitely. Definitely. Spark People definitely needs to provide a tutu. I won't even consider buying the DVD without one.

Thanks for telling them for me!

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DMSGLASS 3/5/2013 3:10PM

    Love your reviews. They always make me smile!

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PRACTICINGPEACE 3/5/2013 3:03PM

    Too funny! Love the ninja pic! Thanks for the review.

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MIZZKINS 3/5/2013 2:24PM

    Yay I have a tu-tu! (who doesn't?) Great video and blog!!!!!!

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    emoticon got my laugh workout in for the day, now to use the DVD
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BRITTTURTLE 3/5/2013 2:13PM

  Hilarious. Thanks for the review

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  You are outrageously hysterical . Your reviews are interesting, honest, and make us want to do it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SIMONEKP 3/5/2013 1:53PM

    nice pics!

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SONYALATRECE 3/5/2013 1:52PM

    Non-standard workout equipment...I love it!

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JIBBIE49 3/5/2013 1:35PM

    emoticon You're in the Spark Mail again. What an inspiration you are to others.

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PROVERBS31JULIA 3/5/2013 1:31PM

    Sounds great!! That tutu - that's what I was missing! And do the Popeyes faux mucle arm sleeves come with it??

Rock on!!



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LAHUDSONCHEF 3/5/2013 1:12PM

    You are so creative and so funny! I love your vlogs! And this review is da bomb (did I just use that phrase?).

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OBIESMOM2 3/5/2013 12:35PM

    do you get free cans of spinach with those muscles? emoticon

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CHEETARA79 3/5/2013 12:34PM

    Great review! I want this DVD!!!

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FIRECOM 3/5/2013 12:28PM

    I tried to buy a tu tu, but the only size that fit was 4 4.

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1FARMER 3/5/2013 12:25PM

    You really made my day! Spark on....
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ROIETMOM 3/5/2013 11:35AM

  Love your video!

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KATIEM929 3/5/2013 10:59AM

    Great review! Thanks for sharing. Love the pics, too! :)
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KDYLOSE 3/5/2013 10:20AM

    Thank you, thank you for the tutu photo, it made my morning!

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ROCKYCPA 3/5/2013 9:56AM

    Great review - thanks for sharing!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 3/5/2013 9:48AM

    This blog is a blockbuster! A tour de force performance!
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I think I just might buy that DVD, thanks for the entertaining review!

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CHRISBEM 3/5/2013 9:47AM

    this was great!

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VALKYR8 3/5/2013 9:43AM

    That, was a thing of beauty!

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RUNNERRACHEL 3/5/2013 9:38AM

    Love this!! You've put a smile on my face! Thank you for your awesome review and hilarious costumes! Can't wait to try this!

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DNRAE1 3/5/2013 9:21AM

    You are so AWESOME! An early morning laugh and a great start to the day! That was the best VLOG yet! Wonderful, Shelly!

(I had to go back and watch it again, and I laughed out loud again!)

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    emoticon it! What a great way to start the day with a smile! emoticon

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LAURIETAIT 3/5/2013 9:16AM

    You even make DVD reviews entertaining. Luv ya. Have a great day doing important stuff with your friend.

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YULLABELLE 3/5/2013 9:16AM

    emoticon Whatever it takes to get you moving and in a better mood I say go for it. I especially love the tutu

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ZUZUBEAT 3/5/2013 8:55AM

    You are Too, Too funny! Thanks for a great blog post!

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SOOKIE 3/5/2013 8:49AM

    This has got to be the best Vlog on SP... LOVE IT !!!

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TRACY-M 3/5/2013 8:34AM

    That was so awesome.... I loved waking up to this!

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LISAMARIEMARY 3/5/2013 8:27AM

    OMG you are so funny! Love the post - haven't even watched the vid yet, just read your awesome post. Absolutely love it! emoticon on with ya bad self! Hi- emoticon

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MIMIDOT 3/5/2013 8:25AM

    Awesome review! If everyone doesn't send in for the CD I'd be surprised. Really, you make everything sound great. You're a wonder! Love ya! Have a good day.

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MOMMY445 3/5/2013 7:47AM

    what a great review and a great blog! have a wonderful day!

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DIANNEMT 3/5/2013 7:44AM

    emoticon I have it, too.

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KRISTYTROGERS 3/5/2013 7:38AM

    WOW! Loved your review! Too awesome!

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CHERYLHURT 3/5/2013 7:13AM

  So funny, thanks!

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OFGREENGABLES 3/5/2013 7:05AM

    hilarious pictures! thanks for sharing

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CORGIGIRL2 3/5/2013 6:57AM

  What a great way to start the day - with a good laugh (and a great review)! I had been wavering on this DVD, but your review helped me decide, although I don't know about the tutu!

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