Monday, May 28, 2012

Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week 9 Review and Results

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Week 9 of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution was way worse in my head than it actually was! Yes the new workouts were tougher, but I was more ready for them than I had feared. Workouts 9 and 10 definitely push the up button, but I still managed to kick some workout butt...with only minimal cursing. I mean, jumping lunges and rock stars holding weights? Yikes. I was definitely wiped out at the end of each workout, but happily I wasn't as sore as I expected this week. I think that was mostly because I had to get my 8 pound weights back out (not going to lie, if I owned lighter weights I'd have been tempted to use them this week). I did all week 9 workouts with my 8 and 10 lb weights. Next week I hope to up that, but we'll see...



Oh, and Cardio 3?
Why yes that does say I burned 350 calories in the 33 minutes of Cardio 3. It's nuts. Just nuts. There's really no warm up to speak of you just jump straight into moves like sideplank burpees, jumping squats, jumping lunges, rock star jumps, canon balls...you get the idea. Nuts. The first time I did it I had to stop several times for 5-10 second breathers. The second time I did it I only had to stop once or twice, but DANG. I'm glad this is the last cardio level in this program...just not sure I'd want to see what's on the other side of this!
I was drinking one of these post-workout, but I've replaced my water with one during these tough workouts. I find it carries me through better.
Diet-wise this week was weird for me. I alternated between days of wanting to gnaw off my arm and days of not really feeling hungry at all. It was sort of bizarre. However, I did manage to stick within Jillian's calorie range, and there was no arm gnawing...promise.


OK, on to my results...
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 162.5
Waist 29
Right Thigh 19
Right Calf  13
Right Arm 11.5
Bust 37.75
Hips 39

Week 9 stats:
Weight 161.5
Waist 28.75
Right Thigh 19
Right Calf 13
Right Arm 11.5
Bust 37.75
Hips 39

I'm nearing the end of this program and I'm all at once excited for it to be over and sad to be done with it. The 1200 calories has been rough some days, but I'm loving the workouts and the results I'm seeing!


The plan goes out to 13 weeks so that it's 90 days, but there's only workouts for 12 weeks. Basically you repeat week 12 again for week 13. I've decided to just stop at 12 weeks...and then? Not sure. I'm looking for what I'll be moving onto next! 


How about you? Are you following a specific workout program or diet plan currently?


Updates:
Week 10
Week 11

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
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