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Looking4TheWayOut 10-29-2005 12:49 PM

Jillian's Girls Exercise Journal
 
Jillian's Girls,

If you exercised, please post it! Along with what week, what workout, and for how long or any other tidbit you'd like to mention!

Also, when you finish a week, it might be nice to put up a week in review. How many sessions and whatnot. Something to keep us all on track.

Looking4TheWayOut 10-29-2005 12:51 PM

67 minutes of Week 2 Circuit Training (33 minutes) and then treadmill incline/speed intervals (30 minutes), followed by stretches (4 minutes). Phew!

SunnyKells 10-29-2005 01:12 PM

I just did Jillian's shape up front DVD and I think I might die ... that is so killer! I just started today with working out and I really hope it gets easier ... dang I really seriously might die ... lol

Emma, you worked out like a rockstar ... fabulous girl! :)

ledom 10-29-2005 01:41 PM

Workout 1 of Week 2 - It was easier than last week. I peeked at Week 3 this morning and I have to say the thought of mountain climbers seriouly scares me. I am not sure I can do those! :carrot:

chick_in_the_hat 10-29-2005 05:06 PM

I just did the Week one Monday workout today - well...most of it...I was too chicken to try it in front of people and had to jimmyrig a few of the exercises with exercise bands. But it still nearly killed me...I knew I wasn't particularly coordinated but GAW...what a dork...which is why I stayed in my living room...hopefully I get less dorky with practice. I lasted about a half an hour. Thank goodness tomorrow's work out is different muscles. It feels pretty good, tho!

angel-eyes 10-29-2005 05:50 PM

Hey all.....

Today I did workout 4 of week 1 and holy moly!!! I did 55 minutes of the circuit training and just for fun...(?) I added in 30 minutes of treadmill (incline 5 at 3.8 speed). I really felt the ol' muscles today as I up'ed the weights and instead of a 15 repeat, I changed it to a 20 repeat. I guess I'm a little stronger than I thought!! All I kept thinking was......"you only get out of it what you put into it" and I want to be RIPPED!!!! :carrot:

Mrs.T 10-29-2005 06:54 PM

60 minutes on the elliptical, 5 minute intervals between 2-4 resistance.

Daisy Boo 10-30-2005 02:45 AM

*sigh* no exercise today. i was hoping to take the girls (our dogs) on a long walk around the national park today, but it is raining. bizzare weather down here - it is officially the 2nd last day of spring and raining :?:

i didn't do any offical exercise yesterday, but did do quite a bit of spring cleaning throughout the house - cleaning windows, walls, usual vacuuming, etc. actually worked up a sweat!

tomorrow i will do day one of week one circuit (again) with some cardio afterwards. as i got my book halfway through last week i was kind of out of whack but no excuses come tomorrow :)

Girls - you are all doing great! keep it up - you are my inspiration :D

chick_in_the_hat 10-30-2005 10:53 PM

OK...I made it most of the way thru day 2....we'll see if I can lift my arms tomorrow... :wl:
Is anyone else having a hard time keeping their heart rate up? Maybe when I get more used to it? I do just fine with Cardio work...
It felt good when I was done though :carrot:

Daisy Boo 10-31-2005 05:54 AM

Week 1, Day 1 - Circuit: chest, shoulder, tris, quads, abs (30 mins), fast walk (30 mins), stretching (5 mins)

Felt good, although i must admit i tried to talk myself out of it at first (as i normally do) but when i got going, i actually pushed a little harder. i did the push ups against the couch arm which was much better.

yay for me :carrot:

rcsaros 10-31-2005 07:54 AM

Morning everyone,
Did workout 1 of Week 2. Then 10 minutes of stretching. I don't have time to add in cardio after the workout in the mornings.

Gina-I don't have a problem keeping my heart rate up. It does go down when I lay down but usually it is right in my target range. Do you wear a heart rate monitor? This is what I go by.

Rhonda

ledom 10-31-2005 08:27 AM

Ya'll are doing great. I can't do the jumping jacks either, I do try and manage 15 to 30 sec. interspersed with anything else I can to do it keep my heart going. I make sure to keep my arms moving as well as my legs. I do anything from running in place, stepping on the step, kind of a half jack, a fake skip rope. The last 2 circuits I am usually just shy of panting. I think increasing the weights also helps keep up your heart rate. I sometimes feel I don't get a good ab workout because I am so aerobic at that point that I can hardly control good form. I don't know if I should try to slow down or if I will get better at it with practice. Or maybe I should just do more controlled and slow abs later in the day or as an extra session once a week. Anyway I am on the 1st rest day of the second week and I NEED this rest day. I am sore all over but not overly so. I actually think my bum knee is getting stronger. I can feel my legs starting to get firmer. Also, my bf reading is down 3/10 of a percent this morning from last week.

skinnyjeans 10-31-2005 08:55 AM

Just finished my first FULL week. :carrot: Will be doing my Week 2 1st workout this evening before the trick-or-treaters come around. :) Hopefully a good sweat will make the candy easier to resist. :D

The past week was tough. Whew some days I could barely finish. :faint: I am looking to repeating most of the excercises though because I felt like last week I had to adjust my weights a lot. One excercise to heavy the next too light...Hopefully this week will be smoother as far as that goes, but also tougher.

Ledom- I have really noticed that same thing with my Abs working hard to keep my form the more tired I get.

Looking4TheWayOut 10-31-2005 09:22 AM

Wow, look at all that great exercise! You gals are doing awesome! :carrot:

It's my birthday so I'm off, but I just had to say it!

angel-eyes 10-31-2005 01:13 PM

Hey Jillian's girls..... :wave:

I'm with you Skinnyjeans, although last week was my official week 1, I am redoing it with better form and better weights. I felt I spent to much time checking my list, flipping to pages and writing down which wt increments to use.

Just got back from the gym and I did, day 1 week 1 (again) and it was much better. I also did a 5 minute warmup on the treadmill and finished with 30 minutes of incline5/speed 3.85. WOOHOO!!! :carrot:

chick_in_the_hat 10-31-2005 03:33 PM

I just got a HRM yesterday - I think my problem is I spend too much time setting myself up for the next exercise...I'm debating if I will go on to week 2 next week or repeat week one...I'll see how I feel at the end of the week. Yesterday I did my circuits at the gym as well (as opposed to in my living room). I should have spent more time figuringout which machines for sure to use in which order. BTW...back extensions? Those are neat!! For reals - I like those. My other problem with the gym is going to be finding a time when I don't have to wait for a machine...over the weekend I didn't have a problem - but tomorrow? Hmmmm.

Mrs.T 10-31-2005 07:01 PM

Hey ladies!!

Did Monday's work out before the big candy bash! I hope everyone is sweating!

Looking4TheWayOut 11-01-2005 07:36 AM

Mrs. T, what is Monday's workout?

I'm seeing a lot of people write about resting too long between sets. I work out at home so don't have to wait on anything. This is really important. Jillian said the reason the heart rate stays up is because you're not resting. I think if a machine is taken, you would have to find a different way of doing the exercise fast.

I write all the exercises down in my journal the night before and I study them. When my workout comes, I am ready to go without any stops. Maybe something like that would work for some of you. Where you have the exercises written out on paper and you also have a quick substitute to do so that you're not waiting.

Just brainstorming here and it's early so may be foggy.

JustForUs 11-01-2005 08:44 AM

YAY for me, I did mondays work out and I feel awesome! I didnt have a jump rope so I skipped that, but I added some good cardio instead!

skinnyjeans 11-01-2005 11:16 AM

Well...I didn't work out last night, but only had one piece of candy. I have been doing so good about not missing workouts. But last night I just couldn't seem to get the energy together. Woke up tis morning feeling terrible and think I am coming down iwth something. All I want to do is SLEEP. Think I will be skipping tonight for some extra rest and hoefully avoiding missing anything longer term.

ledom 11-01-2005 11:32 AM

Just finished workout 3/week 2. Today it all just felt better. I am so happy to have been finally convinced to try interval training. I think it is just the thing for weightloss. I can really tell a difference in how my metabolism has picked up. Maybe hard to define that feeling, but sometimes when I get to the end of the day I just feel like I am still burning calories. The scale is being unusually cooperative. My workouts for the last 2 years at least have been very heavy on the weights, low on the cardio. Now I am understanding that this is better for taking the weight off which is where I am at this point. And the fact that weight training, which I truly believe in, is an element is great.

I am not always so good about keeping up with everything but for the last 2 months I have been in a very good zone. Don't want to pay too much attention to it, don't want to jinx things. But I will say that coming to 3fc every day and ranging the entire board, I have become aware of how many people here are making huge differences in their bodies. I mean a lot of people. I know that they are doing these great things because of their consistency to their plan. Having been one not consistent enough in the past I aspire to be like all the "big losers" that I see here.

Anyway, put my verbosity down to some great endorphins from just completeing a satisfying workout.

Mrs.T 11-01-2005 11:42 AM

Tuesday's work out is done, back biceps, hamstrings, glutes, obliques...

I only worked out for approx 45 minutes and had some sort of emotional breakdown while finishing up on the elliptical.

Emma: Monday weeks 1 & 2- I started on a thursday, doing Thursday's work out my very first work out. So I'm a 'thursday' starter LOL. So on Thursday I start week three..

angel-eyes 11-01-2005 12:49 PM

Hey girls!!

Just got back from the gym for day 2 of week 2. I was feeling very sluggish and it was all I could do NOT to hit the snooze button and stay in bed....BUT I DIDN'T!!! As soon as ds's bus came I made a dash to the car and went straight to the gym. I'm still feeling lethargic but I think some of that was dh was up for 5 am and I didn't fall right back to sleep after that. Hope its that, and nothing I'm coming down with. (both ds's have been sick the last 2 weeks)

I also did a 5 min warmup on treadmill and then after my weights, another 30 min of cardio with the treadmill again. Nice to add these on as they made another difference of over 400 cal burned.

skinnyjeans.... Hope you feel better soon. Get some well deserved rest!!

Mrs. T......You okay? 45 min on the treadmill is great. tc

ledom.......you said it!! This is a journey and I absolutely LOVE coming to this site. Whenever I need a boost, ideas, recipies.....this site is like 'a new best friend'. geez....I pop on many times throughout the day!!!

rcsaros 11-01-2005 01:20 PM

Hi everyone,

Week 2 Day 2 done. My legs are really feeling the workouts, my butt is even sore.

tomorrow is suppose to be a rest day but since I don't get to add on cardio at the end of my workouts, I am planning on a cardio tomorrow-it will be intervals just have to decide what to do, the treadmill or bike.

Rhonda

Looking4TheWayOut 11-01-2005 01:32 PM

Week 3, Day 1. Complete! 63 minutes in total of circuit training and treadmill intervals. Let me tell you, Jillian DOES kick it up a notch with week 3. You have less reps, but you're supposed to add in more weight (which I did). Also those mountain climbers. OMG, I had deadlegs at 45 seconds the first time and 52 the second. I couldn't even do a full minute! GREAT workout though!

Daisy Boo 11-01-2005 08:05 PM

Week 1, Day 2 - Circuit: back, bi's, hamstrings, glutes, obliques (25 mins), stretching (5 mins).

i found this workout a little more harder in the sense of having to replace the lat pull downs. i ended up just doing the movement with my arms above my head and resisting on the pull down. no weights. i think it worked as my back is feeling it :D emma, what do you replace them with?

i also had a headache last night and jumping around didn't help at all so the interval cardio bits were left out. i found the back extension also put strain on me so i did 2 of the 3 circuits for it.

*sigh*

today (Wednesday) is suppose to be a rest day, but i think i will go for a walk all the same. probably about 5kms (45 mins).

Mrs.T 11-01-2005 08:42 PM

Angeleyes, Yeah I'm alright, just head games I play with myself sometimes and when there is a trigger it's easy to break down. Thanks for asking!

Emma! I need to get all psyched for thursday then don't I? HA

Rhonda and Daisy: Keep up the good work... I think we're getting the hang of this!

SunnyKells 11-02-2005 02:33 AM

Hey you crazy workout girls ... I am a little ******ed about this sometimes ... when I got Jillian's book I also got 2 of her DVDs at the same time so instead of following her week 1 exercises, I started with the videos ... not sure if that's screwy or not ... anyway, the videos kick my butt majorly bad but in a good way :) I started on Satuday and have done both videos twice now ... I'm kinda rambling here about nothing lol It's late and I get weirder the later it gets but anyway, I'm just a confused girl! lol I'm gonna go read her book right now and look at the week 1 exercises and see how many of them I'm already doing in the video if any ... oh wow I need to stop talking you guys are all probably "what is your freaking point?" lol

You guys are all doing awesome by the way! Jillian's girls rock!

JustForUs 11-02-2005 08:22 AM

Week 1 day 2 done... still sore, I replaced the jumping jacks with some extra cardio, and I was a little confused on some of the pull downs, the 1 st one and the second one, aren't they the same?? I dunno.. any help would be great... thanks girlies...

rcsaros 11-02-2005 08:38 AM

Morning everyone,

Week 2 Day 3 - did cardio coach on the treadmill today. These programs are a mix of hills and intervals. Did the 40 minute program and burned 450 calories. I for some reason just cannot work out for 60 minutes. I think 45 is my max and then I need to do the stretching part. Feels so good to stretch. It was scheduled as a rest day but I need that extra cardio so I did it.

Sunnykels-how are the DVDs? I have ordered them all from DDD but they are on back order so I won't get them til Mid to Late November. I don't see why you can't do the DVDs instead of the book exercise routines. I thought they were split out the same way as the book. How do you like the DVD workouts?

Rhonda

Looking4TheWayOut 11-02-2005 09:09 AM

Today I completed 64 minutes of Week 3, Day 2 with treadmill intervals to boot. :)

angel-eyes 11-02-2005 10:52 AM

Good job on the workout Emma!!! :carrot:

Sunnykells.......I can't say I know anything about the dvd's, but I would add them in after your weight training circuits. Unless, its her helping you with the weights or is it just cardio? The book really is key though to jumpstart your metabolism. Good luck.

Just for us......the lat pulldown is different from day 1 and day 2 (wk1). I made the same mistake also. Day 1 has your hands in a position of the end of the bar, while day 2 has your hands in the position of in the middle of the bar working your triceps. This way it works 2 muscle groups. Hope that helps. ;) As for jumping jacks, I sub in a very fast minute of skipping rope.

JustForUs 11-02-2005 11:26 AM

Thank you angel eye's... that is very helpful!! ;)

ledom 11-02-2005 12:02 PM

Good job everyone. Just finished my workout. Good and sweaty now. All you on week 3 have me psyching myself up for it.

chick_in_the_hat 11-02-2005 04:02 PM

Did Day 4 of week 1 yesterday....it helped a lot to map out which machines I was going to use in which order before I even warmed up...it also helped to put the page numbers of the explanations of the exercises onto the workout list in the book so that I could look stuff up faster. I still am not getting my heart rate upa s high as I would like - today I'll up my weights..see what that does. :carrot: I added 25 minutes on the ellyptical as well to fill out the hour.

Mrs.T 11-02-2005 08:01 PM

Today was my day off of exercise!! Tomorrow is first day of week THREE!!

SunnyKells 11-02-2005 11:20 PM

Thanks for your input Angel Eyes! Her videos actually have exercises from all the different weeks (which would probably explain why on my week 1 here I'm struggling with some of them) but it's really awesome overall and each time I do it, I do a bit more than I could before ... though I think starting Monday I'm gonna start the book exercises and try that for a week and just see how I feel & the results!

Today I did the video though, after a BAD day at work, I did her shape up front DVD and dang that really is just painful ... but it's definitely a good workout and makes me feel good after it's over :) I'm off to read more of her book ... I love it but I can't seem to comprehend it after work, I'm too freaking tired! Sorry, I'm babbling! You guys are doing great workouts .... woohoo :)

SunnyKells 11-02-2005 11:22 PM

Oh and Rhonda -- I REALLY want all the DVDs but since I wasn't willing to wait, I just got her shape up front & shape up back DVDs (the kickboxing one looks AWESOME) but I love them! They definitely kick my butt ... lol the DVD workout, when I looked up the exercises in her book, I noticed they have things from each week, she really seemed to mix it up I think so that way it's good for everyone ... it's really hard to do the DVD full out -- I definitely can't -- but it's getting easier with each time I do it. Oh did I say easier? I meant more doable ... definitely not easier ... LOL It's just my endurance is building up so yay! I can't wait to hear about the other 3 DVD's and hopefully good them soon too! :)

chick_in_the_hat 11-03-2005 12:33 AM

I had a great workout today (day 4 of week 1)....sweaty and tired after..but a good sweaty and tired. :cb:
I like how the plan of it makes me focus. Before, I was doing the same thing all the time....what a rut..well I'm over the rut. I'm trying machines I've never tried before...even going so far as checking out the part of the gym where the doods in weight belts hang out... :p

I always felt guilty before about taking a day off...not anymore! Jillian said I could! :lol: I'm still gonna get some cardio in tomorrow and Friday...but it's all good.

Daisy Boo 11-03-2005 06:03 AM

Week 1, Day 4 circuit with intervals on orbitrek (30 mins) and yoga balance and strength poses (30 mins).

The yoga was great - really helped me to center after my workout which was INTENSE! I couldn't believe it. I had the day off yesterday as an allocated rest day, but today's workout was great - felt very tough getting through some moves :strong: such as the sumo squats, but great!

Phew!


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