You caught me.
I totally dropped the ball on my final review of Jillian Michaels’ Six Week Six Pack Challenge.
Bad Blogger. 🙁
I started the challenge on January 4th with the original goal of executing the 30 minute workout three times a week. The plan was Workout 1 for the first 3 weeks and Workout 2 for the second 3 weeks.
I managed to stick with the DVD for the first three weeks, slowly adapting to the routine while warily growing bored of it. At the end of January I switched to level 2 and welcomed the change. The welcoming didn’t last long; the second level became just as boring and time consuming as the first.
At the beginning of February I enjoyed a mini vacay in NYC and Vermont that caused me to completely skip the end of the challenge and, alas, a final review. Oopsies. So, I guess what this boiled down to was a workout DVD that wasn’t able to keep my attention for a full 6 weeks of use.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Jillian and had MAJOR success with her 30 Day Shred DVD a couple of years ago (final review here), but the Six Week Six Pack Challenge just wasn’t cutting it for me anymore. It’s much harder to see results in your stomach than in your arms and I think that’s the part that was killing me.
I wasn’t expecting a six pack from this DVD, or even a defined stomach, but I thought the challenge would be fun to see if I had any results at all. There weren’t any and I’m ok with that.
I did learn something: If I’m going to do a work out DVD I prefer one that focuses on total body. And anything that tones my arms is a major plus. Not sure why, but I would rather work on toning my arms over my stomach, maybe because it’s easier to see results that way?
I’ll retire this DVD for now. It’s fun for every once in a while, but definitely not enough for a full 6 week challenge. 🙂
Has anyone else tried the challenge? What were your thoughts?
I found a lonely crab cake from last week’s dinner at the bottom of the fridge. Sounded like the makings of the perfect sandwich to me.
Between two slices of whole wheat bread I layered the crab cake with spinach, tomatoes, and light blue cheese dressing.
Pretzel rods (they were BOGO at Publix the other week) with mustard
And a pickle
I’m still playing catch up from the weekend on e-mail. It’s going to be a looonggg Monday. 🙂