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9/24/12 11:55 A

I was wondering about these, thanks for the tips!

HILARYMM SparkPoints: (0)
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9/24/12 11:51 A

If you are borrowing your DVDs from a friend, that is probably a good reason to not tie up too many of them at one time. Go ahead and do 30 Day Shred all the way through -- though if you get bored with it, you can always rotate through the different levels by modifying where needed. In other words, don't feel obligated to spend ten days on level 1. You can do Level 1 one day, Level 2 the next, and Level 3 on the following day and then start over. On the other hand, if you and your Mom have higher attention spans than I do... Go ahead with the program the way that Jillian set it up.

(I bore EASILY. I like to switch things around. The library's fitness DVD collection is my GOOD friend.)

Good luck to you and your mom with your fitness program. Now if only I could get my daughter to work out with me!


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9/24/12 1:09 A

I have several of Jillian's DVDs and am slowly adding to my collection.
Just recently I have started to use them more regularly because I got to the stage in my workouts where I was doing the same old things over and over and needed a kick start to wake my body up and give myself a new challenge.

At the moment my favourite of Jillian's is Banish Fat Boost Metabolism. If you do it properly and really concentrate on good form in all of the routines, I can guarantee at the end of it you will be totally spent - and it feels great!

I did No More Trouble Zones yesterday and today I can feel where I've worked muscles that, if I'm totally honest, have probably been somewhat neglected due to my addiction to hard core cardio!

As far as I'm concerned, you can't go wrong with Jillian Michaels. Some people are not so keen on her manner and the way she talks in her DVDs, but I'm the opposite - it gives me tremendous encouragement and motivation to work hard and really go for it!

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9/23/12 6:03 P

30 day shred is a classic. I love No more trouble zones. Ripped in 30 is very similar to 30 Day shred.

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9/23/12 12:01 P

Thanks so much for the quick reply :D

I do treadmill regularly. I go to college so I don't have time to exercise until nighttime but a lot of nights I'll treadmill before we workout or I'll try to treadmill as soon as I come home from school because I love it.

I thought about rotating weekly through exercises but I thought it would be better to do an exercise fully to get the benefits it provides. I borrow the DVDs from a friend who is a Jillian junkie so she has basically everything Jillian has ever come out with so getting the workouts isn't an issue for me.

But that's why I figured I would do a month of each thing so I could get the full workout for one then start another full workout and go from there. Do you think I should do otherwise?

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9/23/12 11:55 A

I am so glad that you are planning to incorporate Yoga Meltdown in your schedule. It's my absolute favorite of her DVDs.

If you like Jillian, I don't think that you can go wrong with her. Her 30 day shred is a decent workout, and I loved No More Trouble Zones for strength exercises (though I do it with 5 and 8 pound weights, not 3 pound ones.) Frankly, if you've got the budget for it, I would rotate through different DVDs throughout the week. It prevents boredom (both of muscles and of you.)

I'd also do something each week where you guys walk, run or bike to burn your calories.

It's so great that you and your Mom work out together. How awesome!


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9/23/12 11:43 A

My mom and I have recently decided to try out some Jillian workouts and I'm really excited. Only there are so many that she has out that we're not sure where to start. We've both been a little lethargic lately so we're starting to find that our pants are getting tight on us and we can't stand it. We're both around the same body type (about 5'3" and I weigh about 130 pounds while she's around 120.)

No matter what exercise we do first, we want to incorporate her Yoga Meltdown into it (doing yoga twice a week and doing the workout 4 times with a break on Friday. I have really bad legs so I need the yoga to try and stretch them out.

We started Ripped in 30 last week but we only did it one day and then the week went to hell and we couldn't workout because things became really hectic. We want to rotate months too in order to keep from getting bored of a single workout. Our original plan was to do Ripped in 30 with Yoga for a month, then switch it up to her different body exercises for another month (probably doing her Killer Buns and Thighs with Killer Abs and Yoga).

I looked at some reviews recently for 30 Day Shred as well and now I'm just wondering if Ripped in 30 is the way to start. We both have fat percentages around 30-35% which I know isn't exactly healthy. I'm just wondering if I should start with Ripped in 30 and try to tone or if I should start with something like 30 Day Shred and try to burn off some fat first before trying to tone up?

If anyone can suggest which I should do first, or even offer up a better routine or series of Jillian workouts that worked for them, I would be grateful. Thanks :)

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