Last week, my IRL friend Megan posted:
These are the things I want to focus on this month, and I'll be sharing more on each in detail as we move through January together:And later, I saw this facebook post from my friend Liz:
1. Why I quit running (and the weight-training program I've taken up instead).
So, friends, ChaLEAN Extreme is on it's way to me! (Click on Shop, then Fitness Programs to check it out.)
But in the meantime, I've reacquainted myself with my old friend Jillian- four nights out of the past five!. I have long been a lover of her 30 Day Shred DVD.
The 30 Day Shred follows a 3, 2, 1 formula (3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio, 1 minute of abs, repeated 3 times) and it a fabulous quick workout. It clocks in at about 23 minutes including the warm-up (I must admit I am a cool-down skipper).
But I've got to tell you that I am loving her newer 3, 2, 1 formula DVD- Ripped in 30- even more.
- Ripped in 30 has 4 workouts on it, compared to 3 on 30 Day Shred.
- The workout clocks in at closer to 30 minutes, rather than 23. Nice to add a few minutes, but still stay a manageable length.
- There are 3 different moves per strength circuit as opposed to just 2. The 30 Day Shred had you doing the same strength move for 1 minute (rough!) and Ripped in 30 does each move for 30 seconds.
So my plan is to continue to do Jillian while I wait for ChaLEAN to arrive. I'm also planning to run the Dallas Rock 'n Roll Half in March, which I did last year and enjoyed. I really need to concentrate on my fitness in 2012, and although I'm not making it an official resolution, I'm setting it as a priority.
Have you tried Jillian or ChaLEAN? Any fitness goals or upcoming races for you?
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