I posted yesterday about the two new exercise DVDs that I picked up from Wally World. Last night I decided to try the 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels.
First off, I love how the main menu is set up! It's clean and simple, very easy to understand. Often times newer DVDs have around 10 options to click on and it takes me forever to figure out which one simply starts the workout! Not a problem with this one. Even better, you get to select what workout you want to do! No kidding... it has three seperate workouts... for $9!! You can choose from option 1,2, or 3. Option 1 is the one you should start with, especially if you're newer to exercising. Once you can complete option 1, you move up the numbers. The higher the number, the more intense the workout. The coolest thing - each workout is only 20 minutes!
Ignoring the directions, as I always do in life, I went straight to workout 2. I was afraid this would be a workout that was way too easy, way too short, and leave me feeling annoyed I bothered with it. IT WAS NOT!
I loved this workout. LOVED IT. I could not believe how incredibly simple, easy to follow, yet completely muscle burning, heart-pounding, and sweat producing it was. The moves on this DVD were like none I'd ever done. It was a cool combination of some yoga moves with classic strength moves for strength, and for cardio it was really simple, non-dancy, moves that I sometimes wondered if I'd make it through! I love her 3,2,1 method. 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio, 1 minute of abs... six times throughout.
I liked everything about this DVD. It has already become a fast favorite workout of mine. Jillian as an instructor is awesome. She's so honest, it's refreshing! She says stuff like,
"You only want to spend 20 minutes a day working out? Then you've got to WORK for 20 minutes.. NO REST!"
"This is not fun... but it works."
"You need motivation to make it through? Think of going jeans shopping! Or worse, bathing suit shopping!"
"This is your last section of cardio.. I want you to feel like you are gonig to DIE!"
(and I did...)
If you want a workout that's no nonsence and WORKS... pick this one up! You can die with me every other day.
Tonight, I plan to try the one by Bob Harper: The Biggest Loser - The Workout: Bootcamp.