An atypical mom's views on family, fitness and healthy eating.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 - Week 2
Managed to get this workout in 4 times this week which was great. The fact that it is under 30 minutes has been my saving grace.
Week 2 left me surprisingly less sweaty than Week 1. I also didn't feel too much post workout soreness. This week focused a lot on the shoulders and back - which are my weakest links. Lots of plank work here. In fact, one of the 2 minute cardio segments has you holding plank the entire time. 30 seconds of plank jacks, 30 seconds of moutain climbers (so hate those), repeat. Needless to say, I found myself on my knees more than a few times in that 2 minutes. Ab work was also stepped up this week. I had to modify most of the moves since a back issue prohibits me from raising my legs (extended straight) and shoulders off the floor at the same time. But it still felt like a good workout and my husband did comment that my butt felt firmer. :)
What I'm loving about Ripped in 30 is that even when you are not doing the ab segments, almost all of the moves work the core in one way or another. A strong core = a happy Betty.
Still not seeing a ton of visible progress with my body but then again, I'm still not eating 100%. We've gotten much better but the baked goods just keep calling and I'm unable to stop at one (or three).
See you next week with the Week 3 review! Happy weekend.
I'm a mom of two who is fast approaching 40 and finally figuring out who she is. I work a ton and try to keep my family happy so that doesn't leave much time for me. These blogs are documentation of my journey into and re-discovery of health, fitness and fashion for the 30+ set as I spend a little more time exploring myself. Thanks for reading. I'd love to hear from you!