Wow! What a workout today! I am so refreshed and already feeling the effects. I did the Week #2 Circuit of Jillian Michael’s Ripped In 30 and it was quite intense. The workout starts with a really effective warm up that includes stretches and gets the heartbeat going. It then continues with 3 minutes of strength that included my 5 pound weights, 2 minutes of cardio (which felt much longer than that) and 1 minute of abs. Throughout the 3 circuits of that same pattern there are challenging moves that involve jumping jack planks for cardio, backward forward lunges with serving biceps, sumo wrestler squats with triceps and insect push ups that require you to move your leg to your elbow.
This workout is effective and takes very little time from beginning to end. It does fall under the category of “no pain, no gain” which is absolute truth. If you want to change your body, you have to be willing to be uncomfortable, but it’s not a lot to ask. Think about it, there are 24 hours in a day, 24 minutes of pushing your body is not that difficult. Again, all you need to do this workout properly is a yoga mat and 3-5 pounds weights. I can’t wait to share more exercise experiences with you tomorrow!