GILARO's SparkPeople Blog GILARO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community JMBR Week 3 Workout #3.... Ugh... did you ever have a workout where you were constantly interupted, couldn't find your flow, and overall felt like you had an epic fail??? That was workout #3 for me. <BR> <BR> My dog kept interupting, wanting to go outside, wanting to come back inside, wanting to go outside, wanting to come back inside, wanting to jump on me while performing jumping jacks, lying on my yoga mat during plank up downs. I ended up skipping the cool down so that I could take my darling Jackson outside ... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:36:15 EST Cardio 1 Week 2 w\ my boyfriend All I have to say is Ha ha hahahahahahahaha. <BR> <BR> As difficult and exhausting that work out is, it was a lot more bearable with a buddy. <BR> <BR> Ryan was trying his hardest to keep up, really giving it his all, making funny breathing noises, and being off with his movements, and doing everything in the opposite direction as me. But it was so much fun. Misery does love company and just knowing how much harder it was for him than me b\c he had been skipping workouts, made me feel ... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 13:17:44 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week 2 workouts 1 & 2 WOW! What a difference a week makes when it comes to gaining strength, conditioning your body, and just feeling better about yourself. <BR> <BR> I must admit although working out gave me an adrenaline rush last week, I was a bit deflated by being so sore, and not being able to give 110% in the workouts b\c of my lack of conditioning. But on Tuesday when I did workout #1 for the third time, I was amazed by the change I could see. I could do a few more modified push ups and bring my chest clo... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 14:26:57 EST Break I had to take a few days off from JMBR. My calves and shins hurt so bad I could barely walk. And just the thought of stairs made me cringe. So I started off with 4 days straight (suppose to be 6), Saturday and Sunday I took a break and today I walked my 3 mile lunch break which was less painful. So tomorrow me and my boyfriend are starting the 6 day cycle again. Hopefully each time I will get stronger and the work out will be less painful. <BR> <BR> <em>36</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 13:32:00 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution - Cardio 1 (Day 3) WOW! That workout was H-A-R-D. One minute intervals of different cardio moves for half an hour. By the fourth circut my calves were cramping so badly I couldn't perform the moves so I just jogged around my basement until the cool down. I kept moving so that is good, but even now the day after my calves are knotted up. <BR> <BR> If I can give you one word of advice, don't let the first two work outs fool you. I said the 2nd workout was tough.. well cardio kicked that workouts butt. I'm a... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:16:07 EST Everywhere is sore... a little bit. JMBR after workout 2 Oy vey! I'm a bit sore and in the strangest spots. Like the top of my butt.... did you know you had a muscle there? I sure didn't. <BR> We survived the second workout with Jillian and let me tell you, that one hurt me more than the first. It makes me wonder if I have ever exercised my back, butt, or lower abs. This dvd had you using the hand weights a bit more, and finally incorporate the resistance band, which I like. And I learned that I do not like pelvic thrusts... well, not in the... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:33:49 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. Day 1 I've been walking everyday since New Years, and I'm definately starting to slim down. But with one of my goals to be wearing shorts this summer I really need to kick it up a notch. <BR> I have the P90X system, but I was never able to do it b\c it was too intense. I think I may have found my alternative... The Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. Based on the same idea of a 90 day program, but the work outs are only 30 mins a day 6 days a week. Who can't give up 30 mins? I knew I could so I ... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:17:59 EST Chinese is always better on the re-heat So yesterday was my first dinner outing since starting my weightloss journey. My mom and Aunt wanted to go out for Chinese and they invited me. Now I know there are a lot of pitfalls on a Chinese menu, but there are a lot of healthy items too. Sadly, I didn't order one of those. I ordered the Sesame chicken (probably a real sugar bomb). Normally, I'd sit and eat until I couldn't stuff another fork full in my mouth. But this time as soon as my food came out I asked for a box. I scraped ... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:41:27 EST The buddy system. I never realized the importance of a buddy system until recently. Usually, I'd go off on my weight loss journey alone, out of shame, embarassement, or maybe so that there wouldn't be accountability if I failed... which I always did. <BR> <BR> 3 weeks ago I started taking daily walks with a co-worker. I like to joke that she is my Jillian Michaels, she is fit and healthy runs everyday and goes to the gym, she always eats healthy and doesn't lie to me about how hard it is to stay so fit. I ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:45:19 EST Mindful eating and A.D.D. If you are a serial dieter, like me, you've heard a lot about mindful eating. And just like every hot diet trend, I try it. I try it and want it to work. I focus on my food, look at its colors. Inhale deeply the aroma of the food I'm about to enjoy. Meaningfully focus on the various textures... trying my best to grasp this mindful eating thing. Then my dog starts crying and begging, I get snapped back into reality to find my boyfriend staring at me oddly... and I'm distracted. Atleast on... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:53:11 EST Goodbye Facebook! I'm so tired of maintaining social networking sites and I find Facebook to be the absolute worst! Now don't get me wrong I have Instagram and Twitter and YouTube... but those don't require so much of you. So I figured before I start blogging on Sparkpeople, I need to lighten my load. Let me tell you, deactivating that account was liberating. I'm so tired of my news feed filled with pictures of sick animals.... "click like if you want to save me, ignore if you have no heart" or pictures of... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:19:46 EST