Friday, April 8, 2011

Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 - Week 2

Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30

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.


  1. I totally agree, its so difficult! I love pastries and putting an insane amount of cheese on my food ... but you just got to be focused and think about the fit body you want ... you can do it! :-)

  2. i am looking forward to week 2 next week. i will have to try ripped next..still shredding (or attempting). happy friday!

  3. Sugar is evil and so hard to resist! I admired your dedication to these work outs. If I only had half of your ambition... :)

  4. You are really committed to this program. Good for you! Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  5. Good girl... way to commit yourself! I hear ya about the baked goods... someone here at work just gave me a brownie, of course I declined BUT it is hard to do that day after day.

    Have a great week!!

  6. Holy smokes... I had to come back and comment. That plank circuit!!! I think my wrists actually even started to sweat during this workout!

    So I have done it twice and have to say it is a bit harder for me than Week One... but in different ways, like you mentioned.

    Thanks again for the review!