On Monday, Iâ€™ll be starting (and posting) my official training plan for the Speedy 5K/No More Trouble Zones Challenge, but I received the workout DVD No More Trouble Zones by Jillian Michaels this afternoon and thought Iâ€™d test it out.
Ohâ€¦ myâ€¦ gosh.
First of all â€“ LIGHT YEARS HARDER than the 30 Day Shred (I did a 30 Day Shred Challenge for the blog â€“ hereâ€™s my results). The 40-minute strength training routine literally had me gasping out loud, screaming, and cursing â€“ and I consider myself to be in pretty good shape. It was insane. I took multiple breaks to Twitter my anguish. As I did for the 30 Day Shred, I used 3 pound handweightsâ€¦ which were definitely heavy enough!
SIDE NOTE: I HATE PLANKS. Especially planks in which you tap your right toe two-feet to your right and then bring it back in, then do your leg foot, and repeat. MULTIPLE TIMES.
BUT, if I can stick to this DVD, it will completely transform my body. I do zero strength training now (I seriously hate ST, but I know how good it is for me so Iâ€™m trying to find something that works), and I could feel every single muscle in my body working OVERTIME during NMTZ. I liked how fast-paced it was, and I never got bored! I did not like the constant talk about minimizing my â€œtrouble zones,â€ but unfortunately, thatâ€™s the title of the stupid DVD and the way Jillian Michaels rolls. However, there is an option to mute Jillian, which I will certainly be doing once I know the moves by heart.
After NMTZ, I walked James 1.25 miles in 20 minutes. :) Good times.
Pre-workout snack was Naturally Nutty Chocolate Toffee PB with toast.
I bulked up a can of Wolfgang Puck Hearty Vegetable soup with 1/4 cup each of frozen corn and frozen peas. Mmm.
+ Triscuits and a sweet potato.
A little blah but you knowâ€¦ eat it, donâ€™t move it!
A special guest is coming tomorrow! 🙂