Ok I'm going to use this thread as a record - I always forget what day I'm on. Level one day 2. Side planks impossible. Love the fact it seems to fly by at manic cheesy speed and Jillian seems to get genuinely puffed! Anyone done it before and got results? This is my first time...
I'll keep you company, just started 6w6p again, I've never managed to get to level 2 yet, I always get a bit bored with it. So this time I'm going to do it 3 times a week (with bfbm split on the other 2 days) and do each level for 2 weeks. I did r30 in July, but have done nothing in august except lots of walking on holiday.
So far I have done 6w6p level 1 yesterday and bfbm sections 1,2,3,4 this morning.
Just day 2 of 6w6p, found it really hard today especially the second half were you are supposed to do it double speed, can't do burpees or plank jacks at normal speed let alone double! Going to have rest day tomorrow, then do last 3 sections of bfbm on thursday and last 6w6p of the week on friday.
I really liked ripped in 30 and got results from it, which I then undid on holiday!
Sounds good nettie I am trying to track down r30. Meanwhile I started this thread so I made myself do day 5 l1 tonight at 8pm. Don't usually like working out end if day but had workman round in morning when DS at playgroup and no way was I cavorting sweatily in my sports bra while he climbed round me!
Then watched level 2: omg heavy heavy cardio and I'm going to have to watch for knees and shoulders popping out as I'm hypermobile. Definitely doing full 3 weeks level 2 and might mash it up a bit with a bit of extra Yoga Meltdown (another USA JM one) which is slower and focused on core and back strength with heaps of planks and press ups in slow motion.
In happier news I got into second hand Ralph Lauren shorts size 8 (USA) today which is a small UK 12. They look great, very flattering cut so am v pleased.
Fell behind a bit, was headachy/sore throat, so missed thurs and fri session, but just done l1, day 3 and I HATE BURPEES!
Bfbm is about 50 mins if you do it all, but it is split into 7 sections which each have a small routine that you repeat. the routines are quite varied a couple are kickboxing moves, another is more traditional cardio like highs knees, jumping jacks, one is more core based. Cardio is my least favourite aspect of working out, but I really like this dvd.
Well done on the side planks, I find on that last section that my shoulders give up before my stomach!
Oh hope you're better now! Missed you Burpees are awful I look really lumpish doing them with v half hearted jump. But am following Baksheera (spelling?) for most of it now except wretched side planks where I continue to balance. Using 7lb weight throughout so that's day 8 done, woo!
I can see definition appearing on tum! <sucks in belly hard and clenches>
First day of this weeks level one done and dusted! I really like this workout, except for the burpees, but am getting better at them! Planning what I'm going to do next month, think might do killer buns and thighs mixed with some thing else, maybe shred?
Shred is good because only 20min. Did first session and stretch down but skipped second session because TOTM - still pleased though that I did any exercise at all with period pain and heaviest day. Been playing outside with DS all afternoon and might fit in a yoga video before bed.
So that's 9.5 sessions and back on it tomorrow. Or might Shred L3 instead as got a dr appt in morning and will be pushed for time.
I love 6w6p! I did it after shred this spring and I restarted again a couple of weeks ago. I actually restarted shred last month but it just wasn't tough enough. I needed the next level up.
Jillian is a cheesy American geezer bird. Her work outs are great. Hard core though and the most effective ones I have ever done.
Did my workout tonight after putting DC in bed. I would like to do it in the morning but I just cannot get up 40 mins earlier than I do. If it was 20mins shred I could do it but not 40 mins before DC wake up (that means starting workout at 6am yikes).
<waves at Mrs F> helloooo! I didn't do it today and can't tomorrow either as I has a minor surgical procedure done at the doctors and he said no jumping about and no hard exercise for 48 hours, walking is ok.
Unfortunately DS (2.5) walks at a snails pace, frequently stopping to coo at snails who are moving faster than him.
So I am drumming my fingers a bit and can't wait to get back on the mat! I might do some crunches and squats tomorrow without breaking a sweat. God, get me. I was always the girl who tried to get out of netball practice and swerved the gym for decades....