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JustForUs 11-03-2005 09:10 AM

day 3 of week 1 ! I skipped my rest day because I need to rest tom, I may not find the time to excercise...eeek!! today was a good work out, a little sweety, nothing like the first day though... hmm... maybe just because I am so damn soore.... other then that, did I mention it is difficult to walk and wash my hair! I LOVE IT!!

skinnyjeans 11-03-2005 10:30 AM

HI everyone. I have been MIA since Monday. Ended up not working out Mon because I wasn't feeling well, followed up by not working out Tues because I was still so run down. Felt better yesterday but wanted to stick to the same schedule and it was Rest Day so I just did cardio instead. Back on track now and can't wait to get into it again. Will do Week 2 3rd workout(?) tonight.

We will see how it goes may repeat Week 2 since I missed half of it, I'm in no hurry. Or try Week 3 and see if I can do it. Either way its good to be back! And you all have been doin' real well.

rcsaros 11-03-2005 11:20 AM

Hi everyone
Week 2 Day 4 - did the circuit from the book. This circuit doesn't get me as sweaty as the others do but that is OK. My legs are still sore which is a good sign that they are working.

I will have to review week 3 this weekend to see what I am in for, looks like it will be tough but a good tough : )

It sounds like everyone is doing great. Hope everyone has a great day.


angel-eyes 11-03-2005 01:39 PM

Morning all!!!
I'm in the same boat as you Rhonda.....week 2 day 4. I switched up to some heavier weights so thats a good thing. I notice my arms are a little more 'curvey' with .....MUSCLE!!! :strong: Those concentration curls are the BOMB!!! :carrot: I'll need some time to read up on next weeks excercises as well. Keep up the great work ladies!!!

Looking4TheWayOut 11-03-2005 02:32 PM

First day off and much needed!

Good job, girls!

Mrs.T 11-03-2005 03:00 PM

Week 3, Day thursday work out (day 1 on week 3):

OMG... mountain climbers.. suck.

It took me 54 minutes to get through all of the circuts.. and I was exhausted afterwards! It felt good and horrible all at once! I have to say I could do the mountain climbers for the full minute, but ONLY the first time, the time after that I did only like 45 seconds, and after that it was only about 25 seconds... LOL

Looking4TheWayOut 11-03-2005 07:41 PM

Wow, Amy, it took 54 minutes? It took me 29 minutes to do it. I wonder why. I'm doing all of the repetitions and on the mountain climbers, when my legs failed, I quick stood up and did high knees for the rest of my time. Hmm, now I'm confused why my workout doesn't take as long as everyone else's. I do my reps slowly with weights and do a 1 second pause, but I don't rest at all between sets. Do you?

ledom 11-03-2005 07:54 PM

Emma, are you doing each circuit 3 times?

angel-eyes 11-03-2005 08:35 PM

I was wondering the same thing. I do each excercise listed 3 times for 20 repeats. For my ab crunches.....I generally do a little more since its an area I need a real miracle in. Today I did 100 full on crunches, and 50 each side for my obliques. From start to finish,....5 minute warmup on treadmill....45-50 min on circuits....and then I add another 30 min on treadmill (incline5,speed 3.8) I know I should do some stretching after that and sometimes I do and sometimes I just want to call it a day and stretch later.

Mrs.T 11-03-2005 08:39 PM

I'm sure she does... she is pretty thorough. I'm just slower I think than you are, in general with the exercise. I TRY to not rest but I do..

angel-eyes 11-03-2005 08:51 PM

Hi....I forgot to mention.....I saw this on Discovery Health channel.....There is a theory that training (esp. for highly competative athletes) with a twitch factor improves muscle and toning. The athlete on focus was an olympian woman athlete for volleyball. She believes that very fast reps conditions the muscles to have a faster response time to react...ie, in reacting to the speed of the ball. The reps are lightening fast jerks almost, and not a constant exact muscle move. It was really incredible to see her workout routine.

I'm sure as long as our heartrates get up into our target zone, we are doing it correctly. There is no right or wrong way in my mind. :)

Daisy Boo 11-03-2005 09:29 PM

I take about 30 mins at the most, or have so far, for each full circuit workout.

I stepped it up yesterday, with a minute to 2 minutes on the orbitrek in between each circuit so it went longer than usual.

I do each circuit 3 times before moving on to the next one. I don't rest between sets, just keep going as fast as i can without compromising form. I don't mean flailing arms and legs - just fast enough to get the heart rate up and still have a hold in between each movement to contract/flex the muscles.

I am familiar with weights and using them to almost an aerobic capacity so this is comfortable for me which may account for why I do it within 30 minutes. I did a program a couple of years ago based on someone elses principles - generally the same without the cardio intervals.

Also with the rest thing - just getting up off the floor I consider enough of a rest to get my breath back. Also a drink when required gives me a break.

So timing wise, you sound ok Emma :D

Mrs.T 11-04-2005 08:58 AM

HA, yeah I know I'm just a slow poke! I'm going to try and kick it up today though, especially knowing how long it took yesterday. Damn those mountain climbers..

skinnyjeans 11-04-2005 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by Daisy Boo
I do each circuit 3 times before moving on to the next one. I don't rest between sets, just keep going as fast as i can without compromising form. I don't mean flailing arms and legs - just fast enough to get the heart rate up and still have a hold in between each movement to contract/flex the muscles.

Same for me. I don't rush the moves but keep up pretty steady movement. Takes me about 40 minutes to get through the circuits. Pretty much don't take breaks except a quick check on the next circuit, or for water between circuits.

Back on track with working out. Last night was great. I always feel so "FIT" when I am done. But also dead tired. :lol: I have never taken several days off a program and then picked it back up so I am quite proud that I am back at it. Woo Hoo.

RockerGirl 11-04-2005 11:26 AM

I takes me about 40 minutes to do the complete circuit including the 5 minute warm-up. Week 3 and 4 took less time because you are only doing 2 sets of each exercise and you don't do the cardio portion on all the circuits. I am on week 5 and it takes a little longer to complete because you are doing the 1 min cardio in each circuit

Looking4TheWayOut 11-04-2005 01:08 PM

Week 1 and 2 did take longer, I think around 35 minutes to because of more sets, but now there are more exercises to do each circuit.

Week 3 and 4 are now 2 sets of 15 reps. I do EXACTLY what she has listed. I'm not new to weight training so I also do the full 1 second hold on each weight training exercise, whether it's a squat or a curl. I'm doing all the exercises and all the reps and sets for each circuit, but I don't rest at all.

If I am doing a bench press, I jump right up to get into my next exercise, then right back down for my crunches. I do take drinks of water between circuits, but I think I'm just fast because I'm not resting. Although Daisy's coming out just like me also.

Mrs.T 11-04-2005 01:40 PM

Day 2 Week 3 (Friday's workout)
43 minutes today through the circuits, which is better but I still see places I'm stalling. My daughter smashed her finger somewhere during the pelvic thrusts and I didn't count that 5 minutes of consoling.

For the record, I don't know just how capable I am of those buttkicks.. I felt like SUCH a dork even trying it, but then I couldn't even do it!

chick_in_the_hat 11-04-2005 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by Mrs.T
For the record, I don't know just how capable I am of those buttkicks.. I felt like SUCH a dork even trying it, but then I couldn't even do it!

Join the club, girl....dorkettes UNITE!!

I'm glad today is my rest day....walk the dog - nothing more. On to Week 2 on Saturday. :carrot:

Looking4TheWayOut 11-04-2005 02:17 PM

61 minutes ... half of that was Week 3, Day 3 and the other half was incline/speed intervals on treadmill. Also stretched afterwards. :)

angel-eyes 11-04-2005 03:34 PM

Hi JG's...... I'll be MIA for a few days. My bestfriend from highschool (back in the horse and buggy days... :lol: ) is flying in tommorow for a visit. I won't be going to the gym although I plan on doing lots of walking and shopping. Does shopping count as aerobic or anerobic excercise? :lol: Anyways, first thing Thursday, I'm back with a vengence. Hope everyone stays on program!!! Can't wait to catch up with y'all. tc :wave:

chick_in_the_hat 11-05-2005 09:17 PM

Just got back from the gym...today was Day 1 of Week 2...whew! Much better than the first time around. It took around 35 minutes to do the circuits - then I rounded out the hour on the ellyptical. Kicked my butt by the end. Staying at 85% is not an easy feat. I'm still not there - except for the cardio portions. But I'm closer than last week. :cp:
I feel like shouting "look out world!!!!" I feel great...especially after a hot shower :dizzy:

ledom 11-06-2005 03:37 PM

Morning all - I did workout I week 2 this morning. I was to start week two yesterday but had to go out of town. Anyway I had two rest days and felt well rested this morning. I simply am physically unable to do many mountain climbers. I was able to do a modified one much like the modified push-up with my hands on the weight bench. I also do a lot of treadmill jacked up to 10 incline at 3.5 mph. for the intervals. There is definitely room for me to grow with this workout. I am just too heavy now to do some of the moves. I did have a good workout. It took abount an hour though I only vaguely timed it. I am going to call some of you superwomen that are making in 35 min. and less and I aspire to be like you. I really don't rest, I take sips of water and occasionally have to clarify my form by looking up an exercise. So while I don't rest, I do take maybe 10 to 15 seconds to catch my breath and regroup some of the time. And it isn't a competition, that is just how it is going for me. I kind of missed doing 3 sets of everything but I am sure I'll adapt and week 3 and 4 will reveal its intricasies as I proceed. I am going out of town for a week and a half and am leaving on Sat. I'll have an opportunity to get all of this week in and will have to figure out some sort of fitness regimen while I am gone so I don't lose ground.

Looking4TheWayOut 11-06-2005 03:44 PM

Sorry for being MIA. Mr. Red visited yesterday so the whole day was a bust.

Today I did my last circuit training workout for week 3. 60 minutes total with treadmill intervals!

Also cleaned up the outside (heavy pick-up) all morning until now! Phew!

Mrs.T 11-06-2005 05:41 PM

Tomorrow is Monday of week 3 for me... I'm excited!! You guys are doing great.

chick_in_the_hat 11-07-2005 12:12 AM

Well - I'm not sure where I got the energy from - but I managed to mow the lawn after workout :faint: ...now I think I'll return to a horizontal status...week 2 is way better than week 1 - I feel more comfortable (at least in that I don't spend as much time looking everything up)...I am more able to concentrate on upping the weights and form. Still haven't gotten through a whole workout at 85%...I'm more like at 70% most of the time. Also still working on gettig through a whole minute of jumping jacks....for something so low tech they sure kick my butt. I guess I'll find out if I'm doing it all right at weigh in time. :D

Looking4TheWayOut 11-07-2005 06:07 PM

Today was my usual day off, but I am dizzy and my eyesight is all oogly. I'm not sure what's up. I'm not sick... just weak and dizzy. Like vertigo, but not too bad.

Maybe I really overdid it yesterday. My calories were low and my exercise was lots. One hour in the morning then about 8 hours outside of heavy lifting.

Oh well, back to bed for me.

ledom 11-07-2005 06:53 PM

Hey girls, just finished day 2 week 3. Extra brownie points for me today too. I volunteered to help build a trail and hiked about 3 miles in and out of the work site + chopping, raking, etc. I really thought I'd call that my workout for today but when I got home it was like, you know I want to do it so I can have a rest day tomorrow! Emma sorry your not feeling well, hope tomorrow is better. Gina, ditto on the yard work, makes an afternoon nap look very good.

JustForUs 11-08-2005 09:10 AM

Day 1 week 2 finished up.. I chaned some things because my gym is getting so crowded in the morning, so I upped my speed and added some cardio insterad of just jumping jacks.. I wonder if that matters... Ledom sounds like one **** of a day! congrats on making to the gym! Emma hope you feel better today,

blondevt 11-08-2005 11:04 AM

Just started
HI Everyone-

I just got back last night from going out of town for work. So i started week 1 and day 1. WOW is all i can say. I also did 5 min of jogging for a warm up before and 25 min on the bike and 40 min (5 min intervals of + speed) on the treadmill. I feel great. I can not wait till tomorrow for workout 2!!

Has anyone bought a heart monitor to make sure you are at your level? I am bad about taking my pulse during my workouts. Which one is a good monitor? Any advice would help out greatly.


Looking4TheWayOut 11-08-2005 12:19 PM

I am still sick. I'm not throwing up and I don't have diarrhea, but I'm super weak. The dizziness is gone and my eyesight is fine. I took another day off to be sure. I don't want to miss any of my workouts in week 4.

I hope everyone is feeling better than I am. :lol:

chick_in_the_hat 11-08-2005 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by blondevt
Has anyone bought a heart monitor to make sure you are at your level? I am bad about taking my pulse during my workouts. Which one is a good monitor? Any advice would help out greatly.


I bought a Polar A3 for about $60 at Sports Authority...the only thing I wish it had is a calorie counter...but maybe it's better without because I tend to eat more when I know how many calories I burned in my workout. :mad:
Anyhoo - it is a band that goes pretty much under my bra - very nonobtrusive. Also a watch to monitor, it was pretty easy to set up the watch. There are threads on this site with many people's opinions - if you haven't already do a search for 'heart rate monitor'...

Good luck with Day 2 and beyond!! :carrot:

chick_in_the_hat 11-09-2005 02:58 AM

No laughing allowed....abs hurt...but I'm still kicking! Hope everyone else is well. :D

JustForUs 11-09-2005 10:42 AM

week 2 day 2 down... I had to rearrange the circuits for the gym because it was sooo darn busy, I still did everything and added some cardio.. but In a different order..

blondevt 11-09-2005 11:24 AM

Gina thank you so much for the info on the heart rate monitor. I am playing catch up since i was out of town for work. And i wanted to get started on the workout, so this weekend i will have to go and get one. I will defintely use the info you gave me. THANKS AGAIN!!

Well today is my day 2 of week 1. I am at work and i feel it in my tighs big time. But it is a good feeling, cause i know these exercises are working. I think it was the lunges that got me. Still loving it. I also did 45 min (ran short on time) on the treadmill where i increased the speed every 5 min.

All the post i read on here. You all are such inspriation to me!! Keep up the great work everyone is doing!! :^:


RockerGirl 11-09-2005 11:36 AM

I got a HRM from Radio Shack. I am working there for the holiday season. They only have one model it was $50 and it includes high & low heart rate range with alarm if you go out of your range, it also has a calorie counter. In the past I used what the cardio equipment said for calories, but you wouldn't believe how much lower they actually are on the HRM based on my info than what the equipment says.

ledom 11-09-2005 12:22 PM

Hey girls - week 2/day 3 down. As in the first two weeks, day 3 is my favorite. Wonder why that is? Anyway I was so much better at my mtn. climberrs today albeit modified with hands on bench instead floor. Believe me, it is still excruciating. I could do 30 sec., jog in place 15, and then finish up with 15 more sec. Jumping jacks aren't my thing, too jarring, or maybe I am a weinie, I hop on the treadmill at 3.5 mph at 5.5 incline. I figure those modifications are ok as it is what I can do.

This is a fat burning workout - my body was so ready for this shake up. I am getting some great cumulative results, I'm finally in a pair of 501 levis I bought over 2 years ago as goal pants. You can tell I have been up and down the scale in the last 2 years, but I am so confident now and it feels great.

Looking4TheWayOut 11-09-2005 12:25 PM

OK, back to the grind after being sick. I am not sure what I had, but am leaning towards possible ear infection since equilibrium was way off.

Anyhow, today I did Week 4, Day 1. I tried to be careful because I was sick, but I still did 63 minutes. I kept my heart rate up also. So far, so good!

Mrs.T 11-10-2005 10:37 AM

63 min is AWESOME! I'm glad you're feeling better Emma!

Today I am getting back on track.. and I'm going to exercise! I'll restart week 3 on monday. I hope everyone is sweating!

mommy2aliya 11-10-2005 11:13 AM

This is my first post here. I have not started Jillian's workout program as I just got the book, but I have been running and going to the gym for about 6 months now. Yesterday I ran 3.7K with my running club and today I will run around 4.7K with my running clinic.

ledom 11-10-2005 12:14 PM

Welcome m2a, glad to have you here. The exercise you are doing now will be a good start for the Jillian workout. Glad folks are back on track, over illnesses, etc.

Just finished workout 4 of week 3. Tomorrow I am going paddling for my cardio. It isn't that intense, but it is endurance, will paddle much longer than an hour. I just have to go one more time before my trip and while the weather is still nice.

I will be out of town until the 22nd, leaving on Sat., and won't have access to a gym. I am taking bands, yoga mat, and will do some walking and even some hiking if I have time. I guess I'll just pick up where I left off when I get home. Will do a final check in tomorrow before leaving.

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