47 responses

  1. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    April 18, 2011

    All ab exercises get SO monotonous to me- I have issues keeping up with abs 3x a week, so I totally understand the boredom. A 45 minute ab routine sounds so long, too!
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  2. Anne P
    April 18, 2011

    I get super bored by workout DVDs, too. I just get so distracted at home! I’d rather leave home/be outside for my workouts πŸ™‚ I do like P90x and Bob Harper’s yoga DVDs every once in awhile, but I couldn’t do it every day (or even every week, for that matter)…

    • Meghann
      April 19, 2011

      I still need to try P90x.

  3. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food
    April 18, 2011

    I totally agree about doing whole body DVD series – by favs are chalene extreme and P90X plus.

    I haven’t used her six pack DVD but I do like Jillians Shred for an occassional quick at home sweat session.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Whitney @ My Life.My Heart. My Journey.
    April 18, 2011

    I love crab cakes! I can’t wait to make them soon. I’m making a version of your calzones this week! I bought turkey pepperoni’s and veggies to put inside.

  5. Megan @ Megan Mumbles
    April 18, 2011

    I have never even completed the 30 day shred!! I would like to I just ghave to find time to do it!! I get really bored with abs and only do it at night before bed!
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  6. Freya
    April 18, 2011

    Oh JUST abs work is so dull – I definitely prefer it incorporated into a DVD, not THE dvd. The other two Jillian’s I have (30 Day Shred and Boost Metab) are much better πŸ™‚
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  7. Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out
    April 18, 2011

    Second the total body workout DVDs. It definitely keeps it more interesting.

  8. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    April 18, 2011

    I haven’t tried that dvd, but I did do the Shred (and still do it every once in a while) — and yes they get boring after a while. I try to switch it up to keep myself from getting bored.
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  9. kristy @ kristyruns.com
    April 18, 2011

    You and your pretzels! Lol! πŸ™‚ I have a craving now.
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  10. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life
    April 18, 2011

    I actually do this ab DVD every once in a while, but I never really committed to the full challenge. Actually, that’s a lie…I said I was going to in the beginning, but my interest fades too easily.
    However, whenever I’m in the mood for some extra ab exercises, I do this one and it’s always a great workout.
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  11. Kara
    April 18, 2011

    I couldn’t even stomach doing the 30 day shred for 30 days, so I feel your pain. I hate monotony` in my workouts (says the runner, lol)
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  12. Fit Chick Britt
    April 18, 2011

    I completely agree with what you said about the video. It’s fun to do every once in a while, but it’s not something you can easily stick with for 6 weeks. I think it’s great to add in every once in a while, but it definitely doesn’t produce results like the shred, and it’s a lot longer.

  13. Vanessa
    April 18, 2011

    Thanks for the honest review! =) I’m falling in a routine where I’m doing a 2.4 mile run/jog (don’t laugh…I’m a beginner), then doing Level 2 of 6W6P. No results so far, but it’s only been a few days. I think I’ll stick with it though and hope for the best!
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  14. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles
    April 18, 2011

    45 minutes for an ab workout would bore the heck out of me! I much prefer to do shorter ab exercises every day, rather than long ones less often!

  15. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    April 18, 2011

    Okay I LOVE your lunch. Pretzels and pickles make me very happy πŸ™‚ And yes, I too love all-around workout DVDs instead of just 1-area DVDs.

  16. Hope
    April 18, 2011

    That sandwich looks fabulous! πŸ™‚ Love the pretzels with mustard!
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  17. Jess (Daly Authenticity)
    April 18, 2011

    I have not followed the schedule of doing it every day for 6 weeks, but I throw it in there every once in awhile when my schedule is too crazy to make it to the gym. I would get bored to death if I did it more than once or twice a month! But it does give me a good burn (level 2)
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  18. Kacy
    April 18, 2011

    I tried one of the workouts and was immediately bored, I definitely wouldn’t make it through six whole weeks.
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  19. Tami
    April 18, 2011

    I could agree with you more about toning your arms-so easy compared to abs or legs
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  20. Jocelyn
    April 18, 2011

    I don’t have that particular DVD but I find doing any DVD program several times a week is boring. I like to mix and match diffent DVDs to make my own program.

  21. Fallon
    April 18, 2011

    I like the 6 week 6 pack DVD but not enough to ever do the “challenge.” That be extremely boring!! I like to add in this DVD once in a while because it is a good ab workout.
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  22. Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan)
    April 18, 2011

    I’ve never tried that DVD, but I do have 30-Day Shred and still use that for when I need to squeeze in a quick workout before a busy day. It’s okay that you didn’t stick with it…I would get bored of doing the same workout for six weeks too! πŸ™‚

    I love doing upper body work but I also like doing ab work as well..it’s the repetitions and counting that I like, not the exercise itself, haha. But the stomach area IS the hardest to tone, and it takes awhile for the change to be noticeable.
    Your lunch looks yummy! I still haven’t tried the mustard on pretzels idea-better do that before the boyfriend eats them all πŸ˜‰
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  23. Ashley
    April 18, 2011

    I love ab work outs, but it is really hard to see a major difference. It’s understandable that you got bored with it.

  24. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
    April 18, 2011

    Thanks for the honest review. I have a hard time doing DVD plans for an extended time too. I need variety!
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  25. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    April 18, 2011

    I definitely like a full body focus more than a single muscle group.

  26. Heather
    April 18, 2011

    I am actually in week 6 of this DVD! I have done it 4 days a week for 4 weeks and 5 days a week for one week. (she reccommends 5 days a week) and I am very glad to be on my last week, I am bored! I AM seeing some changes though which is good! here is my original post on it:
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  27. Emily @ Savory and Savage
    April 18, 2011

    I have tried DVD series in the past – but I end up getting really bored.

    I would much rather head out to a yoga class or a run.
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  28. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    April 18, 2011

    I love workout DVDs – I do, however, find they can become repetitive and sometimes a little slow?
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  29. Hilary
    April 18, 2011

    I’ve never had much long term success without workout DVDs either…for me they’re good once in a while, but never something I could do on a regular basis.
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  30. Alaina
    April 18, 2011

    I don’t know if I’d ever be able to workout through a Jillian Michael’s DVD. I’m not a fan of Tony Horton either but I like the P90X workouts. πŸ™‚
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  31. Karolina
    April 18, 2011

    I have often wondered what the DVD is like, so thanks for passing the review along. I too get frustrated and bored with the same thing at home, so I’m not sure this would be great for me…
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  32. Allie
    April 18, 2011

    Yay for spinning!! I am pretty scatterbrained in the lifting dept but I’m workin on it as well πŸ˜‰
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  33. Lauren
    April 18, 2011

    I never did the full challenge but I do supplement this workout from time to time. You’re right, it does get boring but I do like that it’s a little more active than most ab workouts. Have you tried Cindy Whitmarsh Incredible Ab workouts? I think I like them better.
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  34. Jillian @ Reshape Your Life
    April 18, 2011

    You should try Kathy Smith’s Tummy Trimmers DVD, it has five 10 minute ab workouts that really pack a punch! I love it and it’s short enough to do a few times a week without even thinking about it. And a bonus, I noticed results pretty quickly!
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  35. Megan
    April 18, 2011

    MMMMMM you lunch looks so yummy!! πŸ˜€

  36. M
    April 18, 2011

    Hi Meghann,
    I want to try some pretzels and mustard but really want to know exactly what kind of mustard you use-
    is it plain old yellow mustard or something fancier?

    • Meghann
      April 19, 2011

      I’m not a fan of yellow mustard, I usually use dijon or brown spicy mustard with pretzels. πŸ™‚

      • M
        April 19, 2011

        Thanks!I am guessing the brown spicy is best? πŸ™‚

      • Meghann
        April 19, 2011


  37. Nikki
    April 18, 2011

    I belong to a gym that I go to religiously but I downloaded that same Jillian DVD workout on Amazon videos to watch on my laptop during the winter for days when it was too snowy for me to make it to the gym. It was definitely challenging but I prefer the elliptical at the gym where I can read magazines or watch TV. The elliptical may not be the most challenging on my body but it is much easier to stick with than Jillian!

  38. Jess@atasteofconfidence
    April 18, 2011

    I like the video, but I only do it here and there- I need to be able to switch my workouts up!

  39. Khushboo
    April 19, 2011

    Good lord 45 minutes just on abs!!!??? For me, 15 minutes spent on abs is a long session haha- i would lose my mind with that dvd!

  40. Melissa @ Running with Needles
    April 19, 2011

    I have to agree with you about 6 week 6 pack. Maybe if I wasn’t also running so much, or didn’t have access to a gym I would be more into it, but 30 minutes on my floor for abs seems like a lot to me. Oh well, I’m sure I’ll get into it again in a few months from now!
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  41. Anna
    April 19, 2011

    I have to disagree with just about everyone else…I am OBSESSED with 6 week 6 pack. I wouldn’t do it every single day, but I’ve worked it in once or twice a week with the rest of my workout routine and I have definitely seen results. I like the cardio component, and I like it better than 30 Day Shred because I am not as apt to tweak something in my thigh/hip.

  42. Christine @ Burning It Off
    April 19, 2011

    I agree that I’d rather do a full body workout than one that targets just one area… I can’t imagine doing ab exercises for an entire workout.
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  43. Lacey @ Lake Life
    April 19, 2011

    I’m jealous of your iron stomach! Eating a 5-day old crab cake would probably make me seriously ill!
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