Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dance Workouts and that thing called Jillian Michaels

Working out has been almost a daily thing lately, *pat on the back*, and I've actually found exercises that I enjoy! Well, mainly dancing, but hey, it works for my body.

We have Verizon Fios, hence the channel called Fit TV. Look for it, it's quite awesome. Immersed in their daily runs are 30-60min "dance" routine episodes that really get your heart pumping. I've been recording them (since my favorite ones come on at 4am and 2pm) and I'll pick and choose which ones I do in the morning after dropping my son off at school. They have Shimmy (which is 30mins of belly dancing), All Star Workouts (which is a different type of exercise daily including yoga, hip hop, latin dance to name a few) and Exhale Core Fusion (which is dancer type streches and toning). Being a dancer practically my whole life, my body really responds to these types of exercises and I've noticed a significant difference after 2 weeks of being pretty consistent.

Now onto the Jillian Michaels Wii Fit game. This is hardcore. Sure, you can fudge the Fit board and make Jillian think you're doing better than you actually are, but if you really try and work on one of her premade "resolutions", it's a very good workout. So I've been doing her workout 3 times a week, and one of my "dance" workouts 2-3 other days.

We have the P90X series and let me be the first to say, it's not for me. It definitely gets the job done and you will hurt majorly the next day, but that type of strength training just isn't for me. I'm not looking to bulk up, just rather tone and slim. :)

So my "resolution" with the Jillian Michaels' program is over a span of 3 months. And in those three months, I want to lose at least 2 lbs per week til reaching my goal, then keep it off. I'm 134lbs right now, but I'm 5'3 and I would like to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight of 120. So we shall see how it goes. I smell a challenge coming on... ;) I'll update as I go along. A little encouragement would be nice as well.

Now on to showering my psychotic children that are running around pretending to be ghosts at the moment...

1 comment:

  1. sounds like a lot more fun than going to the gym and walking on the treadmill.

    Love to you.