OK, Jillian Michaels, you and I have virtually made-up. Sure, my thighs are too muscular to fit into my trousers anymore without fear of She-Hulking, but I have shoulder definition and biceps, triceps and can start seeing some abs over my belly bulge. I feel stronger now, and I like that feeling.
Since I have officially completed The Shred workout and was going to start Jillian's next series, Ripped in 30, I thought the best thing to do may be to mix my workouts up so I won't get bored with squat thrusts ad nauseum and so I won't be concentrating on just building muscle since my body apparently likes to bulk.
Plus I need to make it easy for myself, since I am All Excuses to NOT workout here. Like the idea of having to drive 10 minutes to get to the gym is enough to turn me off from going. And what is up with Atlanta's lack of sidewalks? It's like the city is telling me it does not want me to go outside to try to run (that's my story anyways). And though my gal pals and I tried last year to workout together regularly, we ended up with way too many excuses to not get together that we got a whole hella nothing done (funny, we don't seem to have the same problem when it's time to go out for drinks ...).
Lastly, I can't seem to muster any enthusiasm for any workout that takes a lot longer than 30 minutes. That was one of the reasons that P90X didn't work for me (let's not talk about the whole having to do stuff "to failure" mentality and Tony Horton thinking that at any point he could talk me through to a pullup).
So here's what I've come up with for my perfect-for-now-because-I'm-too-lazy-to-go-outside workout sequence:
Sunday - Yoga Booty Ballet
Monday - 6 Week Six-Pack
Tuesday - The Shred
Wednesday - pilates (this, this or this)
Thursday - Ripped in 30
Friday - Ripped in 30
Saturday - couch (2x)
What do you gals do to stay fit? And what's your favorite excuse(s) for missing or dropping a workout?
Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff striped pouch (from set of 3, sim here)