No More Trouble Zones

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Remember when I did the 30 Day Shred?  This morning, I tackled Jillian Michael’s No More Trouble Zones on Exercise TV.


I did about 20  minutes of the 60 minute video, and it was HARD!  I like how Jillian combines multiple muscle groups (for example, abs and chest).  But, just like the 30 Day Shred, there was WAY too many squats and lunges, which I find to be really irritating to my knees and legs.   I substitute those moves with static wall squats.


I will definitely do this workout again and maybe make it through the whole thing (I forgot I have to go to work early today).  🙂


Oh Jillian, I love you and I hate you.  Let me squish your little head.


Breakfast was a Kashi TLC bar, Oikos Greek yogurt, two tablespoons of flax, and raspberries.




In Case You Missed It….


I ran a 26:20 5K race this Saturday.  Here’s the race recap!  My next race is a 15K in two weeks.


In Other News…


Here’s the new Official New Moon Trailer.  Edward says a bad word. :)  I somehow stopped myself from screaming hysterically when I watched this. 



  • Thinspired September 14, 2009, 4:36 am

    Caitlin, I tried reading Twilight when it first came out ages ago and couldn't get into it, but I loved the movie. Should I try the books again?
    P.S. Way to go with the JM workout. I tried Boost Metabolism, Burn Fat the other day (or whatever it's called) and it KILLED!

  • Anne P September 14, 2009, 4:46 am

    OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! amazing trailer. gah!

  • Michaela September 14, 2009, 4:51 am

    Biggest Loser starts this week!!! I can't wait to see Jillian and Bob kick some people's but into shape.

  • Mrs. LC September 14, 2009, 4:51 am

    Holy heck. How am I so freaking obsessed with this movie?? I'm such a teeny bopper, but I am SERIOUSLY thinking of going and seeing this at midnight when it comes out – and I NEVER do that. Ahhh!

  • Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) September 14, 2009, 5:00 am

    Oh gosh I tried the exact same Jillian exercise a few days ago…my legs were like jell-o after…love hate love hate!

  • Rosey Rebecca September 14, 2009, 5:05 am

    I ordered that dvd along with the 30 day shred. I haven't gotten it yet but I did get the shred. I want to throw things at the tv sometimes. I also stink at push ups so I spend most of the beginning of the shred sprawled out flat on the florr. lol

  • Rosey Rebecca September 14, 2009, 5:06 am


  • Erica September 14, 2009, 5:10 am

    ahhhhhhhh its so good. I cannot wait. I'm dancing in my office right now after watching that 😉

    Love you squishing Jillians head haha.

    Enjoy your day 😉

  • Colleen September 14, 2009, 5:14 am

    I did the same workout this morning! I bought the DVD a couple months ago and I've been doing the workout about twice a week. I've notice my core isn't sore anymore after running and my arms are getting so much stronger!!

  • Sarah W. September 14, 2009, 5:14 am

    after reading all 4 books last month during my weeklong beach vacation – I am obsessed! Course, its vampires, I love vampire stuff – Buffy The Vampire Slayer, true blood , etc 🙂 🙂

    cannot wait for this movie to come out and I will be dragging the hubby and whoever else I can with me 😉

    also you should watch the vampire diaries on the cw – so good

  • Whitney@whitsgettingfit September 14, 2009, 5:27 am


  • Sarahq September 14, 2009, 5:28 am

    I'm counting down the days until Nov. 20th!

  • recipesforcreativity September 14, 2009, 5:43 am

    I have never even read the Twilight books, though I saw the first movie, but the trailer for New Moon still increased my heart rate! I'm going to have to go see this one incognito and not tell my boyfriend – I'll be 30 when it comes out, he'll think I'm totally lame, ha ha!

  • Kelly September 14, 2009, 5:59 am

    No More Trouble Zones kicks my ass every time! It's hard! I like that you squished her head.

  • NYgirl@heart September 14, 2009, 6:20 am

    I so thought of you when I was watching this last night. I never ever watch the VMAs but was flipping through just when Kanye took the microphone from Taylor Swift. Then I kept going back to see if they did anything to him. But when I saw the trailer I honestly checked your site to see if you made a random OMG! post! 🙂

  • I am Angie Pooh September 14, 2009, 6:22 am

    Lol! You crack me up (squishing Jillian's head). haha

  • K from ksgoodeats September 14, 2009, 6:26 am

    Haha – when I saw that trailer last night I immediately thought of you 🙂

  • Jenna September 14, 2009, 6:27 am

    i love your breakfast idea this morning! do you mix it all together?!

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie September 14, 2009, 6:37 am

    LOL squishing Jillian's head – you are too funny!!

  • Megan @ Megzz Wins At life September 14, 2009, 6:48 am

    I am soo excited for the new movie.. I WILL BE THERE ON OPENING NIGHT!! I wish I lived closer we could have a blogger/New Moon meet up 🙂

  • skinnyrunner September 14, 2009, 6:55 am

    i loved your last post on knee pain and injuries and a happy ending bc you're still running! way to go, great job on the race too!

  • Amanda September 14, 2009, 7:00 am

    HAHAH you squishing Jillian's head just made my morning. I often yell at the tv when I'm doing one of her videos!

  • Steph September 14, 2009, 7:10 am

    I own that DVD…kicks my butt every time. I want to squish her head sometimes too!

    Can't wait for New Moon!!!!

  • brandi September 14, 2009, 7:19 am

    ha, i'm still too scared to try the 30 day shred! 🙂

    congrats to your mom on her hiking adventure! how awesome. Hiking is probably my favorite thing to do, so I enjoyed reading that.

    congrats again on the race!

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) September 14, 2009, 7:20 am

    I agree…those squats and lunges kill my knees if I do too many of them but Jillian seems to love them. haha…Oh, and I also agree with the love/hate relationship towards her too. 😉

  • Nicci@NiftyEats September 14, 2009, 7:29 am

    Yes, that is exactly how I feel about Jillian. I scream at her everytime I do the shred, but it works.

  • Beth September 14, 2009, 7:37 am

    The trouble zones video IS hard! Gah.

    Also, I am not QUITE the Twilight fan you are, but the new trailer does look really good…Robert Pattinson's abs are nothing. short. of. DELICIOUS.

  • Lauren September 14, 2009, 7:38 am

    I LOVE Jillian Michaels. Isn't she the best?!?!?!

  • Meg C. September 14, 2009, 7:47 am

    hahaaa sometimes i want to crush jillian's head too. especially when she goes on about "if you wanna work out for 20 minutes, you have to make every minute count". DUH!! haha

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat) September 14, 2009, 8:13 am

    LOL@ "let me squish your little head"!!! I felt like more than squishing her when I did the Shred! Love/hate. Got that right!

  • Heather September 14, 2009, 8:19 am

    I have a hard time with the 30 day shred – I can't imagine what your workout was like this morning!

  • cookinfanatic September 14, 2009, 8:22 am

    I've totally done this J.M. workout too – it is awesome! She really is the best at toning/burning cals – hands down – even if she is a bit crazy haha?!

  • angieinatlanta September 14, 2009, 8:57 am


    What do you think of Jillian Michaels pushing diet pills? I'm so upset about it and what I think is implicit hypocrisy but I'd love to hear what you think.


  • Courtney W. September 14, 2009, 8:57 am


  • Sara September 14, 2009, 9:00 am

    The new trailer is awesome! I cannot wait for the movie. Does anyone else think it looks WAY better than the first one?

  • katerina September 14, 2009, 9:19 am

    Haven't tried that video yet, just the shred which is totally hard enough!

    Had a total minor peeing incident yesterday when running. I swear it made my run better because I was giggling for the next mile. ha!
    (it was sneeze induced)

  • Kathleen September 14, 2009, 9:19 am

    I am so glad that you could stop from screaming because I spent yesterday screaming and bouncing around on the phone with my two girls who are also Twilight fans. We basically destroyed the eardrums of anyone near us with decibel shattering shrieks!

  • HealthySDLiving September 14, 2009, 9:21 am

    haha Yea I have a love hate relationship with Jillian as well but wow do those videos do wonders!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance September 14, 2009, 9:28 am

    I totally love Jillian Michaels! I would kill to have her as a trainer and get that body of hers! =) Laura

  • Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn September 14, 2009, 12:23 pm

    I laughed at the head squishing. hilarious. And you make a point! The pills are definitely against what she stood for and what the Biggest Loser stood for in the first place which is where she made her name.

    Now.. I wonder if she crams in chocolate chip cookies at night. Just kidding 🙂

  • Jenny Vester September 14, 2009, 12:49 pm

    Hi Caitlin 🙂
    Another great blog post! I love reading your blog.
    I was wondering if you had the time, would you be able to give me a few tips on blogging?
    Coz I'm a budding blogger but I only have 1 follower 🙁
    Could you please give me some advice as to how you got started and accumulated such a large following?

    thank you very much 🙂
    From Jenny, xoxo

  • Kiersten September 14, 2009, 1:07 pm

    I like the NMTZ video. I usually can't do the whole thing though, I just pick a few of the circuits. I've done the whole thing before and was DYING by the end.

    I can't wait for New Moon to come out!

  • Taylor September 14, 2009, 2:19 pm

    haha oh that Jillian. I'm so excited about the trailer!! Thanks for posting, especially b/c I didn't watch it last night.

  • Melissa September 14, 2009, 6:46 pm

    I'm in a long distance relationship so when I go visit my bf, I don't have any gym to go to. When the bf is at work, I always turn on ExerciseTV and rock out to Jillian. I love her and have turned many people onto her exercise dvd's. Like you, I'm disappointed about the diet pills, but I still think she's a phenomenal trainer and will continue to "train with her."

  • Elina September 15, 2009, 12:53 pm

    I think it's toughest at first. When you move into floor work at the end, it's much more "relaxed."

  • seesaraheat September 16, 2009, 8:00 am

    Great job on the race! I have only tried the 30 Day Shred on Level 1 and even that was tough for me, I can only imagine 😉

  • HangryPants September 17, 2009, 8:58 pm

    squishing the head = hilarious.

    love the side braid in your other post. your almost blair on gossip girl.

  • Rose August 28, 2013, 3:08 am

    hahaha! after trying NMTZ tonight for the first time in a year your pic of you squeezing her had me asking if I can just do crazy lounges all over her head as well.

    She’s a crazy woman but I know I will get results! 7lbs to go 🙂

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