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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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SLIMLEAF 3/4/2013 2:48PM

    I loved the Ninja and ballet photos! emoticon

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BECCA315 3/4/2013 2:42PM

    You always look like you're having so much fun! Becca315

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GBSLIM 3/4/2013 2:29PM

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SHFELKEY 3/4/2013 2:16PM

    Amazing, as always!! You rock, Shelli!!

PS: the tutu really suits you. I think you should wear one more often :-)

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RAINBOWMF 3/4/2013 2:03PM

    You are just too Great!

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Hugs Mary

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CJROARK 3/4/2013 1:56PM

    I like the review almost as much as I like the video! Seriously, where do you find tutus? emoticon

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SHEENADEE 3/4/2013 1:54PM

    Very cool review! Thanks for sharing!

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KBRADFORD88 3/4/2013 1:49PM

    I have warned you to post when we need depends to watch these! Oh I am laughing my butt off.

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-DAVE- 3/4/2013 1:37PM

    Fun and Funny. Thanks!

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ELFERSP 3/4/2013 1:35PM

    Shelli! Why do you have an ATAMA gi? Do you do jiu jitsu?

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CHUBRUB3 3/4/2013 1:30PM

    I love your wonkiness Shelli!
Awesome review!
Hugs,
Angela
PS. You rock!


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JKNEPFLE 3/4/2013 1:14PM

    Good work :)

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PREDFAN 3/4/2013 1:14PM

    Shell that is the best review! I love your creativity! You made my day! Hope yours is the best!

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SNAPSHOTSTACY 3/4/2013 1:12PM

    I'm totally going to start wearing a tiara when I go for my weekly runs. LOL!

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MSBEKANATOR 3/4/2013 1:01PM

    Too funny! Love, love, love this. I am seriously thinking about investing in a tutu and tiara for my exercise times... Thanks for a wonderful moment of humor!

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SPARKGUY 3/4/2013 12:58PM

    Woohoo -- go Shelli!

Just don't make me wear a tutu :).

SparkCheers!



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DEBRITA01 3/4/2013 12:53PM

    I read the blog before I viewed the video review...oh yeah, I saved the best for last!! You are so awesome...that's all I can say (oh, and hilarious, too). You never cease to make me laugh...and we can all benefit from that. Spark On! emoticon

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FITBIZZZ 3/4/2013 12:42PM

    OMGosh, I was just thinking on my walk this morning, "I'm ready to read another blog post by MOSTMOM1. She's so inspiring." Dang girl, you never disappoint! Thanks so much for sharing.

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HEALTHY4ME 3/4/2013 12:39PM

    LOL OMG you had me laughing and shaking my head, omg too funny. I don't use the ones I have but do like the idea of this one. LOL


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KRISTINSGOALS 3/4/2013 12:26PM

    Unbelievable, Shelli. You absolutely rock.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 3/4/2013 12:24PM

    Looks like you had fun and enjoyed the dvd. Way to go.

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LINDAK25 3/4/2013 12:19PM

    This is, by far, the best review of Total Body Sculpting that I have seen! No one else shows the custom workout chart. I love the tiara, princess ballerina! (The ninja is a little scary and I'm not so sure about the muscles!) Noticed Gunner made the final cut. The DVD sounds like a real winner, even if you do have to supply your own tutu. (Does SparkGuy know he directed this short film?)

Seriously, I loved your review and was thrilled to see Coach Nicole's comment! You've made my day, thanks! Sorry your elliptical is out of commission.

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VONBLACKBIRD 3/4/2013 12:04PM

    Love this!!! Thanks so much for the laugh.

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SUZLOOZ 3/4/2013 11:55AM

    Oh my God, I wanna be like you! Wonderful, I was on the floor laughing. I would have fallen on my tutu, but unfortunately, I don't have one.

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HEALTHY-SPARK 3/4/2013 11:51AM

    HAh -- you are a riot. Love the photos. I'll have to check out this dvd!

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EDWARDS1411 3/4/2013 11:48AM

    Great review - luv the thighs and hamstrings quotes!!!

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ODDIPA78 3/4/2013 11:45AM

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Your Power of Awesome is showing! This made me laugh so hard it scared my dog. :o) Will definitely have to check the DVD out--in between laughing it looked like a great workout!

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COACH_NICOLE 3/4/2013 11:42AM

    OMG this is so funny. Love the end credits. Thanks for being such a super sparkfriend, Shelli. Glad you and Audrey are enjoying the DVD. Sad that your elliptical is broken. That couldn't possibly be because of the insane workout I designed, could it? ;-)

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JACKIE542 3/4/2013 11:35AM

    Thank you emoticon Seems like a great dvd, I will have to get one. emoticon

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GABY1948 3/4/2013 11:32AM

    Loved this! Thanks for posting!

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QSULLIVAN 3/4/2013 11:23AM

    Love the ninja moves in the vlog! I hadn't thought of it that way. Maybe I will try working out in my ghi next time. I do like this dvd a lot but I find that I'm not doing enough cardio. I'm not sure it's a good idea to mix the 28-day and the Total Body Sculpting dvds but sometimes I find myself looking for more. And yes, the advanced will have to wait until I go on vacation or something where I have enough time to do them!

Your reviews are always so funny! I look forward to your vlogs all the time!

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PUNKADOO 3/4/2013 11:13AM

    You are a riot -- thanks so much for keeping it all so fun!

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MEDDYPEDDY 3/4/2013 11:11AM

    LO
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SUGAR0814 3/4/2013 11:08AM

    OMG! That was sooo funny! You made my day! emoticon Loved it!

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