Monday, May 14, 2012

Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week 7 Results and Review

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Holy sore-freaking-abs Batman! That is week 7 of Body Revolution in a nutshell.


Week 7 was time for another set of new workouts (every two weeks on Body Revolution brings new workouts). Workouts 7 and 8 were intense. Definitely harder than the previous round of workouts. I was sore with a capital S all over, all week long! In fact, I used my 10 lb weights for these workouts and didn't even think about bringing out my 15's. And the ab moves...oh. My.



Cardio 2, which is the cardio disc for weeks 5 through 8, is also noticeably tougher than Cardio 1. We're talking butt-kicks, burpees, high-knees, jumping jacks...set up in a circuit you do three times, with only a couple of seconds break to take a breath! It's go, go, go. Not going to lie, I kind of love Cardio 2.


I upped my calories just a tad a few days this week. The tougher workouts had me feeling a little sluggish. I decided to add these extra calories in a post-workout coconut water. It helped tremendously. Other than that I didn't struggle with the diet portion of this program this week as I have in the past.

On to the numbers...

My beginning stats were:
Weight 174
Waist 30.5
Right Thigh 19.75
Right Calf 13.75
Right Arm 11.75
Bust 39
Hips 40.75

Last week's stats:
Weight 164
Waist 29
Right Thigh 19
Right Calf 13.25
Right Arm 11.5
Bust 38
Hips 39.75

Week 7 stats:
Weight 163
Waist 29
Right Thigh 19
Right Calf 13.25
Right Arm 11.5
Bust 37.75
Hips 39.5

I am noticing huge changes in my body this week, which means my husband is entirely tired of me showing him my bicep and my clothes are all too big! Shopping needs to happen soon, but I'm holding out until I finish the program.


I'm looking forward to week 8 and I'm glad it'll be another chance at these workouts...and not tougher ones yet! Wait, did I just say that?! I have to admit, I fancy myself a badass when it comes to workouts, but I'm a litttttle worried about what's coming next! ;)

**Just want to note here that Jillian and her cast use 3, 5, and 8 lb weights and encourage each individual to use whatever suits their ability level. I up the weights because that's where I'm at fitness-wise.


Updates:
Week 8 Results
Week 9 Results
Week 10 Results
Week 11 Results

My Final Results
My Final Review


Disclaimer: I received Jillian Michaels Body Revolution for review. As always opinions are 100% honest and my own.  Basic info on my reviews