I had tried to complete the Ripped dvd previously, november 2013. However had problems with stress-induced asthma, so i put ff exercising until the new year ( ad idea i put on 7ls and went up to 10st 2)
Full Guides to all of Jillians DVD’s here
- 92cm/ Under bust measurement
- 81cm Waist measurement
- 58cm. Right Thigh measurement
- I was also 10st 2.
To start with, all of the workouts are based on 3.2.1 which i find VERY effective.
|Start of Ripped in 30.|
It means 3 minutes of strength ( we need strength to build muscle and tone our bodies as well as burning some fat.
2 mins of cardio is a fat burner, that encourages metabolism to pick up and with jillians workouts it means all your muscles are working at once, more strength!
1 minute of abs, spends a little extra time toning up your mid-section.
This is means you can do all 3 things you want out of a workout without being exhausted and giving up, it gives you enough time from cardio to recover, enough time on abs to build muscle and not get exhausted. Before.
I felt that this was hard to begin with, but stick with it and push through. This is high cardio and simple strength moves with COMPLEX ab moves, its building you up for week 2.
My weight went down to 9st 12.
|End of week 2|
I was so relieved to be away from cardio ( i hate cardio), but before i could relax my arms were making me cry! This is the most arm/strength intensive workout i had done.
Jillian’s voice echo’d in my head ” 2 mins in plank, who does that, i do that and you bought the dvd so you’ll have to do it!” It encouraged me to push through ( even after collapsing in plank 3 or 4…or 5 times).
By the end of week 2 my shoulders were definitely different, I’m sure my b–bs were bigger, but maybe that’s just me? Even my posture, The quickest changes i’d seen, no matter how small they were.
My weight went down to 9st 10.
End of week 2 picture.
|End of week 3|
Now, it sounds like i’m moaning, hell no. I’m EARNING my body. This pain means i’m changing myself and the best way possible. I’m getting off my arse and pushing past the boundaries i had set for myself. I’m making new goal posts.
– Day 8 ( i’m doing 9 days as i hadn’t completed the workouts fully). Today i’m getting better with the skiers.
The twisted planks are still getting me and i’m hving to modify them into knee to elbow planks
The downward dogs i’m only gettning 4 in then stopping to do 2 more at the end.
Tabletop dips i can’t do i can do about 5 then i have to hold my weight in the table top.
My weight went down to 9st 12.
Day 3: I did jillians 6 week sixpack as it gave my arms and legs a rest ( i then did 30 mins of cardio/dancing around like a fool)
Day 4: Back on form with Jillian, i still wanted to cry but i didn’t back down.
Day 5: 100% Smooth.
Day 6:Cliff Climbing, check last post (scroll down here)
Day 7: LAST DAY- Perfect. Full of energy!! I ended up doing her killer abs level one afterwards and couldn’t stop looking at my stomach. The results in pictures look static.In real life i can see muscle tone and shape I Feel amazing!
My final weight is now 9st11.
I’m continuing with this workout scheme and mixing it up with 30 day shred.More of Jillians DVD reviews will be coming up.
Last post: Cliff Climbing Update.