A week ago, while in West Virginia with my bridesmaids, I was once again suckered into watching the Jillian Michaels’ Body Revolution infomercial. Little did I know that my dear blogger friend, Kristyn, was considering buying it too. As soon as I saw Kristyn’s tweet about the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution, I knew we had to do it. A few tweets later I was online buying the program.
Kristyn and I met through my blog and have been virtual friends ever since. Kristyn and I are both July brides (July 7 for me and July 14 for her) so we are both highly motivated to be in great shape for our weddings and honeymoons. Could I do this program alone? Sure, but I’m SO excited to have someone doing it with me!
The box finally arrived yesterday, a week after I ordered it. The program costs about $130 but to me, it’s worth it. That’s the cost of about 2 personal training sessions at a gym… and I’ll have Jillian all the time now.
The package includes 15 DVDs, a 7 day kickstart program, a 90 day meal program book, a fitness book, a resistance band, and a few other goodies (ie, bookmark).
I will be doing the Body Revolution program for the next 90 days (90 day program including the kickstart program), taking me from March 27 to June 25, 12 days before my wedding! Along side each day’s Body Revolution DVD I will also integrate in personal workouts such as spin, track workouts, and strength workouts. My top priority is to do the Body Revolution workout each day but I also don’t want to forgo my other fitness commitments.
I will be weighting in every Monday and will take my measurements every 30 days.
Heaviest weight (Fall 2006)- 261 pounds
Starting weight (March 26, 2012) – 229.4 pounds
Body measurements (March 26, 2012)
|Biceps||14 ½ inches|
|Quad (standing)||25 ½ inches|
|Calf (standing)||16 inches|
- Follow the Body Revolution fitness program, doing the assigned DVD each day
- Log my calories into My Fitness Pal, sticking to my calorie goal each day
- Blog each week about my experience (look for it every Monday)
- Lose some weight — I don’t want to set a number goal as I have no idea what my body will do
|Body Revolution Workout||Other Workout|
This morning’s workout was fantastic, focusing on shoulders, triceps, biceps, chest, abs, and quads. The 30 minutes flew by and I ended the workout feeling energized and strong. I do not have an outside workout planned for today, but I may do the cardio DVD tonight if there’s time.
Neal and I are taking our professional engagement photos today, yay! We’ll be taking photos on the metro train, at Nationals baseball park, and in Old Town Alexandria. I can’t wait for y’all to see the photos!
I hope you’ll follow along with me as I take on Jillian’s Body Revolution program.