The Biggest Loser - Winning by Losing For discussion of the NBC tv show The Biggest Loser and the book Winning by Losing, by Jillian Michaels

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-29-2005, 06:16 PM   #256  
Chick
 
ledom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 2,531

S/C/G: 257.5/239.75/155

Height: 5'7 1/2"

Default

week 9 - day 3 marked off
ledom is offline  
Old 12-29-2005, 10:06 PM   #257  
Determined
 
happydaisy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 650

Default

Done with day 2 and rest day..tomorrow on to day 3!
happydaisy is offline  
Old 12-29-2005, 11:44 PM   #258  
Member
 
shaunarae2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 45

Default

happydaisy- I'm one day ahead of you. I took my rest day today. I will do day 4 tomorrow. I was so sore today and happy to have the rest. It's good to know that there are others doing the same workouts at the same time as me.
shaunarae2 is offline  
Old 12-30-2005, 01:19 AM   #259  
2 wheels is plenty :D
 
chick_in_the_hat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 3,099

S/C/G: 264/195/150

Height: 5'4"

Default

Week 9 day 4 done....freaking sumo squats you are supposed to hold for a minute....yeah right....oh well...maybe someday I will have the balance to pull that off...

Kinda iffy on the sideways plyos....I was just getting used to the regular ones

WTG Navynerd!!! What a rush to get to the top of that thing!!! Color me impressed!!
chick_in_the_hat is offline  
Old 12-30-2005, 07:52 AM   #260  
Junior Member
 
NavyNerd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Canberra Australia
Posts: 28

Wink

Thanks hatchic. It was so amazing to finally get to the top i thought we would never make it! (i dragged my bro n sis along!) Drenched in sweat by the time we finally got there...

About half way up my bro was cursing Jillian for being a bad influence on me! I just laughed and told him to move his butt!

Have a great new years everyone!
NavyNerd is offline  
Old 12-30-2005, 11:37 PM   #261  
2 wheels is plenty :D
 
chick_in_the_hat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 3,099

S/C/G: 264/195/150

Height: 5'4"

Default

Day 5 of week 9 done...I like that one! How come I like doing the back better than the front? I found I could bump up the poundage with the short number of reps.
chick_in_the_hat is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 01:39 AM   #262  
2 wheels is plenty :D
 
chick_in_the_hat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 3,099

S/C/G: 264/195/150

Height: 5'4"

Default

Well...I skipped a rest day in an attempt to get my old schedule back...I really liked having Saturday and Sunday as workout days. But my knee is kinda wonky tonight...I taped it up - we'll see how it feels tomorrow. I got through Day one of week 10 just fine - I ended up at a different gym because my regular gym was closed for New Years. Maybe a different gym every once in a while is a good thing - breaks up the routine. And they had different machines....as long as I scout out what I'm doing before I warm up!

Don't even look at my Fitday journal...I was attacked by peach pie a la mode...angel eyes will vouch for me - it wasn't my fault!
chick_in_the_hat is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 09:39 AM   #263  
soon to be goddess
 
angel-eyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,817

S/C/G: 236/216/17?

Height: 5'7"

Default

Hey chick.....If you say so!!!! I believe you.

sorry I've been MIA, we have company (the inlaws) and excercise is hit and miss. I am dressed and ready to go to the gym right now, but my stomach is upset...(friggin' chinese food last night.....grrr) but I will def. go!!!

GREAT JOB LEDOM AND CHICK!!!! woohooo.....Jillian herself would be proud. I'm bringing up the rear...never fear!!! I'll get r done.

navy nerd......awesome job for you also on the mountain climb. WTG!!!! BOOYAAAA
angel-eyes is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 07:46 PM   #264  
Chick
 
ledom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 2,531

S/C/G: 257.5/239.75/155

Height: 5'7 1/2"

Default

week 10/day 1 finished
ledom is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 08:04 PM   #265  
Member
 
shaunarae2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 45

Default

Today is a rest day for me. I have completed the first week and will start week 2 tomorrow. Question for those that have Jillian's DVDs. Can I substitute Shape Up Front for a frontside workout. I'm dying to try the DVD, but don't want to mess up my circuit schedule from the book either. I bought her 5DVD set. I did Cardio Kickbox yesterday for my cardio, but had to add about 30 minutes on the treadmill too.
shaunarae2 is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 09:31 PM   #266  
Senior Member
 
SmartButt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 393

Default

Hi Shauna,

I wish Jillian weren't M.I.A. down under so she could answer this in person! I'm going to have to take a guess here...

I think, and correct me people if I'm wrong, that a circuit workout from Jillian's book takes an hour. The DVDs are only 30 mins. I use the DVDs for two reasons: one, I hate looking at a book and trying to guess at what I'm doing, and two, I can't last an hour. (I can't even last 30 mins at the moment!) If you can last an hour and can devote an hour, I'd say don't substitute. However, just to confuse you further - DO substitute the 30 min DVD for a 1 hour workout if your only alternate is not doing any workout at all!
SmartButt is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 10:47 PM   #267  
Member
 
shaunarae2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 45

Default

SmartButt- So should I do the DVD twice? LOL Thanks for your response. I agree with you on the book workouts. They do take about 60 minutes and I know I would be compromising my workout if I did the DVD. I know I would have to add on too. Darn, I wish Jillian were around to help!

ETA- Couldn't I just repeat some parts of the Shape Up DVD to make it longer. It seems like her reps are about 10 instead of 15 like in the book, but also, I could do a whole round of the circuits again, if I am still standing. Yesterday I did Cardio Kickbox and the Low Intensity of Bob's Biggest Loser DVD back to back. Hmmm????

Last edited by shaunarae2; 01-02-2006 at 11:20 PM.
shaunarae2 is offline  
Old 01-03-2006, 12:09 AM   #268  
Senior Member
 
SmartButt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 393

Default

If you can repeat parts of either of the Shape up Front/Back videos, I seriously will bow to you in awe of your greatness. They are very intense workouts. I would actually love to know how she would compare her book work outs to the DVDs. (Again, where are you when we need you, Jillian?? hehehe) When she starts out doing the jogging/knee lifts, I'm already about to die within 30 seconds.

But I've got a new mentality I'm going to stick with for a while... as bizarre as this may sound... I figure that if I am winded quickly it's obviously a sign that I'm not in shape and have a LONG way to go... and I figure that means by the time I CAN do the workouts, I'll be losing weight left and right because my body will be working so much more efficiently. So in some ways I'm actually happy to know my body COULD work much better and burn fat much faster than it does now. Does that make any sense to anyone else but me?
SmartButt is offline  
Old 01-03-2006, 12:19 AM   #269  
Member
 
shaunarae2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 45

Default

It makes complete sense and thanks for your help. That is why I am so curious to try these darn things! I don't know what I'm capable of yet. I know that by the end of the circuits in the book, I'm begging for mercy.
shaunarae2 is offline  
Old 01-03-2006, 02:17 AM   #270  
2 wheels is plenty :D
 
chick_in_the_hat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 3,099

S/C/G: 264/195/150

Height: 5'4"

Default

Clear as mud, Smartbutt! JK - it actually did make sense...

I dug up a post from Jillian herself - it was actually a good read going back through the Questions for Jillian thread. Here's the link
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jillian Michaels
SunnyK -

Buddy you are doing so good... why discouraged? Instead of feeling deflated you should feel elated... and PROUD. Proud of yourself for taking steps to get heatlhy. Proud that your are hanging with me in those freakin videos. Have you done the cardio kick box yet. That is the only one that I do all the way through and I am like falling apart in it.

You asked me if the videos are enough... the only thing I don't like about the videos is that they are 30 minutes. I had to do that because the marketing shows that people who work out at home won't commit to anything longer. Whatever... if you can add a little cardio after doing the video... or, one thing I tell people to do is to do each circuit one more time. In other words, rewind the dvd after you have done the circuit twice and do one extra set of every thing. This way you are doing everything three times not two times. If not, it's still an *** kicker. Don't worry about it.

It breaks my heart to hear you say you are discouraged... why? You are doing everything right... and even if you weren't who cares. Your human - you SUPPOSED TO MAKE MISTAKES. Mistakes are nothing but learning experiences. But you are not even making any mistakes. Buddy, for reals... you need to have a little perspective and give yourself a HUGE PAT ON THE BACK.

xoxo
J
p.s. Sending many pats on the back with hugs too from here on my sofa... (Bob says I am not allowed to say couch anymore). So is my dog. He's sending them too.
I would also like to hear a comparison between the book workout and the dvd's...
chick_in_the_hat is offline  
 


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:35 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.