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Jillian Michaels' 6 week 6 pack - anyone want to (re)start with me?

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TrucksAndDinosaurs Sat 31-Aug-13 01:36:38

I've just done Shred and had great results.
Am now starting 6 week 6 pack - does anyone want to start or restart with me?
smile hopeful smile

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sat 31-Aug-13 16:34:31

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...

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sun 01-Sep-13 19:13:16

<kicks aside tumbleweed> Day 3. Side planks still impossible so am trying just to hold side plank and build up to waving leg about.

nettie Mon 02-Sep-13 15:36:08

Hi Trucks

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.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Mon 02-Sep-13 15:40:57

Oh hooray! A person to 6 pack with! Thanks! smile
Just about to do day 4 level 1 and did yoga meltdown as well yesterday which I might squeeze in tonight if I can.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Mon 02-Sep-13 17:05:25

Done day 4. Succeeded in doing side plank on one side!
Started in normal plank then carefully lifted onto side.
Arm wobbling like mad. Killer.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Mon 02-Sep-13 17:06:08

What's ripped30 like?

buss Mon 02-Sep-13 17:07:37

I like 6W6P. I'll do it as well.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Mon 02-Sep-13 17:11:44


nettie Tue 03-Sep-13 15:29:24

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!

TrucksAndDinosaurs Wed 04-Sep-13 02:19:21

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.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Wed 04-Sep-13 02:21:34

Nettie - How many minutes is bfbm?
I hear great things about it: would you say it's like Shred on style with intervals, weights, abs or is it more cardio?

TrucksAndDinosaurs Wed 04-Sep-13 16:18:29

Day 6 done, it's getting less hard. Can now do side planks both sides but still no leg waving. Using 7lb weight throughout. Off for quick swim to cool down!

How's everyone else doing?

TrucksAndDinosaurs Fri 06-Sep-13 16:33:32

Day 7 after rest day.
Checking in so I remember where I am.

nettie Sat 07-Sep-13 08:56:49

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!

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sat 07-Sep-13 16:20:03

Oh hope you're better now! Missed you sad
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>

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sat 07-Sep-13 16:21:41

Thanks for burn fat boot m summary. Might see if I can download it next week

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sun 08-Sep-13 15:47:58

Day 9.
Wine last night and didn't feel like pushing at first but Jillian got me going. Definitely getting stronger.

nettie Mon 09-Sep-13 10:43:39

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?

TrucksAndDinosaurs Mon 09-Sep-13 23:46:29

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.

The burpees remain a pita I agree.

nettie Tue 10-Sep-13 16:08:32

Four sections of bfbm done today, no burpees - hooray!

That's one reason why I like shred some much you can look at the clock and know it will be over in half an hour!

MrsFlorrick Tue 10-Sep-13 20:45:30

Hi everyone. (Waves at Trucks).

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).

Anyone else manage to do it early??

TrucksAndDinosaurs Wed 11-Sep-13 01:34:21

<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....

Lavenderhoney Wed 11-Sep-13 02:32:06

Hello! I'll join in with you. I have started my fitness campaign at the gym, but I want to split it up with 6p6w. Plus I have had 2 cs, and my tummy looks very comfy now.

I am on level 1 - I do the first part ok ( have now worked out how to do the side plank things) but the second half is so fast- do you follow her and not do the moves properly? I gave up last time.

Being able to do the side lift things is great for me as when I first played it, I couldn't lift any of myself off the ground and lay there helplesslysmile

I'm doing it today so had I found this thread for inspiration - thanks op!

MrsFlorrick Wed 11-Sep-13 08:24:21

Welcome Lavender. grin

The knee raises side plank one is a nightmare. It's by far the hardest move. I can only just do.

As Jillian says: "Fight for it!"

Planning to do it later today. Sadly it will probably be after DC bedtime.


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