Monday, March 26, 2012

Something New

I now know I can complete a half marathon. Now I am working on my time. I have a very specific goal for when I run the Disney Wine and Dine half marathon in November. I am sticking with my Monday short intervals, Wednesday long intervals and Friday long-ish runs. This has been a very productive training plan for me over the past three months. I am very happy with the progress that I have made. I am hoping that by continuing to work hard I will continue to see improvements. That is really what this is all about- improving myself and doing my best.

So, my something new- last week I ordered Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. This is a 13 week program program, 3 different phases. My set of DVDs came today. Since I like to start things on Mondays, I figured why not? We got home from baseball, got the kiddos showered and in bed and I changed into my workout clothes before I could change my mind. The first week there is a kick-start your metabolism portion that involves doing workout 1, week 1 and then cardio 1. Each DVD workout is a little less than 30 minutes long. Workout 1 included triceps, chest, abs and quads. Thankfully I won't be working on those muscle groups tomorrow, it was rough! Cardio 1 was a bit exhausting. I managed to keep moving the whole time, though there were periods of time where I had to just run in place because I couldn't keep up with the exercise.

Overall, I was really impressed. I felt like I got a great workout in, I didn't get bored, and it felt like just the right amount of time for me. I'm looking forward to the next session tomorrow. On Friday when I did my weigh-in, I also took my measurements. I am really looking forward to seeing the results from adding this to my current running plan.


  1. I hope you enjoy Body Revolution. My least favorite exercise in Cardio 1 was the running man. A lot of time for that exercise I just had to run in place! Cardio 2 is a bit better though, oddly enough, because each exercise is only 30 seconds. Love your blog!

  2. Love Jillian's stuff. Will look forward to seeing how it is going-- make sure you post! :)

  3. Interesting. I migth have to look in to this set.