Friday, April 29, 2011

Jillian Michaels' Ripped in 30 - Week 4

Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30
Finally finished all four workouts and am putting this DVD to rest for now - I'm sure I'll revisit again when I am more committed.

Week 4 is the final week in this workout series and it did not disappoint.  Definitely a thigh and butt week for me.  I was feeling the burn!  The ab moves are more advanced this week as well.  Most of them I could not do due to a back issue but I was able to modify.  My only complaint with this workout is the actual ab work.  It is only 3 minutes a day.  Perhaps though if I was able to do the moves Jillian was doing I'd feel differently, but I really felt like adding in other ab work would've given me better results.

And speaking of results, how'd I do?  Well, I really didn't do this workout religiously week after week.  My mojo didn't come back until after I did the last workout.  For people doing the entire program 4-5 days a week and following the diet plan, I have no doubt there would be awesome results.  Even though I didn't follow all the rules and pretty much ate like crap, my butt and legs do feel tighter and my stamina has certainly increased (thank God).

I'd recommend this workout to anyone who's looking for a time saving, doable workout.  Looking to get into that bikini next month but don't have a ton of free time?  This is for you.  :)

What's next?  Well, my Asylum workout arrived last week and I couldn't ignore it.  I am presently on Day 5 of that workout and love it.  So far, no missed workouts and I feel great.  Stay tuned for more on Asylum.

Have a great weekend all!!  As always, I'd love to hear your workout stories.


  1. I am doing the P90x. I am finishing week 3 right now...many more to go. Already awesome results, shaved and inch or two off and muscle definition is great. My belly is pretty flat too.

  2. I'm impressed that you made it all the way through the 30-Day Shred. I've done that program twice and have yet to make it to the 4th week. LOL

  3. Jennifurla - you go girl. P90X is awesome and you will be a totally different body when you are done. Can't wait to hear what you think.

    Megan - Doing something is better than nothing. I'm going through several months of doing nothing at all. LOL 30day Shred is great but if you are bored, give this new one a try and maybe that will freshen things up for you. :)

  4. LOL.... I will be joining you on the Asylum bandwagon most likely next week!

  5. I am a couple of weeks behind you on Ripped in 30... just started Week 3.

    I feel like I am getting results from it. (This is just how I am feeling.) The only anecdotal experience that I have is that I was able to get into a pencil skirt of mine with a like more ease. :-)

    All 3 weeks have been challenging for me, but doable. I am doing the Ripped in 30 workouts every other day with other workouts in between though.

    Good luck on the Asylum... sounds like a "crazy" workout!

  6. Asylum... good for you! I am afraid that I am not in good enough shape to do that program. After this round of the X I am thinking about redoing Insanity and then I may be on to the Asylum too...

    Have a great week and I can't wait to hear your reviews.

  7. Laura - Can't wait for your updates and thoughts!

    Melissa - Terrific about the pencil skirt! Heck with what the scale says, that's the true measure of success. I'm glad Jillian is working for you. I know it would've for me too if I ha actually done the workouts for than a few times a week while eating whatever I felt like. :)

    Gaspe - You'll get there. You are so strong. I'm excited for your 5k!