Wednesday, January 12, 2011

20 Minutes


So in my never ending quest to find a way to do some kind of strength training I’ve decided to start with some of the DVD’s I’ve had/used in the past. I can never seem to find the time/will to lift at the gym so I figured this would be better than nothing and I can get it done in the morning which always works best for me. Yesterday I did a circuit training video that has you doing 3 minutes of cardio, 2 minutes of strength and 1 minute of abs repeated for about 50 minutes. I got to say that I didn’t get much out of it. So this morning after I did my 30 minute high RPM trainer ride I decided to do a 20 minute Jillian Michaels video…yep she kicks your butt even when she isn’t really there. Or maybe that’s just a sad statement about me. The cardio parts were easier than they used to be for me, but my abs are sore, my a$$ is sore and my pecs are killing me! And this is just hours after the workout. That means there is a very good chance that come tomorrow morning getting up off the toilet and curling my hair might be difficult.  It may not be as effective as a full gym workout but I’m thinking it’s better then what I was doing…nothing. And I shouldn’t have a problem fitting in 20 minutes two to three times a week. Thanks Jillian! Now if only I could put a pool in my basement…..

6 comments:

Carly said...

I hate lifting at the gym too and I mostly rely on Jillian for my weight training. I always feel accomplished when I'm done!

Christi said...

That is a great way to get your lifting done! Congrats!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Oh, I hate that woman! But good job!

She said I need a goal said...

So? Can you walk today?

Kathleen said...

Good Job!
I know how much you LOVE weight training! :)

Julie said...

Yea Kathleen....love it. :) Actyally didn't feel to bad today pecs still a little sore but the rest not at all...time to do it again.