HCB's Journal, 14 July 2012

I've been doing Jillian Michaels DVD for beginners "Fronts and Backs" circuit training - the "beginner" part is that it is mostly low impact on the cardio parts. "Fronts and Backs" just refers to the muscle groups. I alternate days, and I do cycling or a cardio DVD on other days.

Thanks to JM, I am zipping up pants, skirts, shorts and dresses that I could not zip ten days ago! Amazing results...for a short time! Just imagine what I could do as I move to her more difficult DVDs! WooHOO

Diet Calendar Entries for 14 July 2012:
1176 kcal Fat: 37.74g | Prot: 96.68g | Carb: 125.26g.   Breakfast: water, milk, coffee, BabyBel light, eggland's best large egg, Trader Joe's stone ground white corn tortillas, Smart Balance Omega Non-Stick Cooking Spray. Lunch: salmon sashimi, Tuna Nigiri, Trader Joe's Turkey Jerky, water. Dinner: Asparagus, water, Olive Oil, ground white turkey, chopped raw red bell pepper. Snacks/Other: blackberries, pineapple, Strawberries, water, Kashi Go Lean cereal, Splenda, All Bran Buds. more...
3204 kcal Activities & Exercise: Shopping - 10 minutes, Circuit Training - 45 minutes, Driving - 25 minutes, Desk Work - 6 hours, Sitting - 6 hours, Sleeping - 9 hours, Resting - 1 hour and 40 minutes. more...
on diet HCB's own diet  


Grats on getting results! Keep up the good work. :) 
14 Jul 12 by member: kimjinxie
My friend lost 90 pounds using those darn videos. I think I should invest! Way to go! 
14 Jul 12 by member: pilliscn
I have been thinking of picking up some too. 
14 Jul 12 by member: kimjinxie
Try "Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism" I think she includes your favorite things - burpees, planks and push-ups! I do "knee" pushups and cannot yet do burpees, and I can plank about 15 seconds and then scream!  
14 Jul 12 by member: HCB
What awesome results! I really need to get going with my kettle bell again. It is a great workout in a short time. Have an awesome Sunday! 
14 Jul 12 by member: ctlss
The "planks" are killers. I have a front butt & a bubble butt so I might order that DVD! Thanks for the tip Babe! My complaint about most exercise DVD's is that - instead of offering something new - the exercise specialists simply present a re-mix of the moves presented on their earlier productions. I used to be a big Denise Austin fan. Her productions repeat themselves in an ineffective manner. Take care Kiddo! 
15 Jul 12 by member: wiener4
Hellz yeah! A great motivator to get into those smaller clothes. :-D Oh, and BTW...the record for the longer plank held...80 minutes...OMG!! 
15 Jul 12 by member: ppphhhttt
80 minute plank???? Wow that person must have some core! 
15 Jul 12 by member: kimjinxie
Hooray for zipping!!!!!!!!!!!! 
16 Jul 12 by member: Heidijoy
HaHa! Yeah, 54-yr old, former Marine, George Hood holds the plank record from December 2011. He broke his prior record by 30 minutes!  
16 Jul 12 by member: ppphhhttt
I have 30 day shred and can barely make it through the first one. Great to hear that you are seeing results. I got it thinking it would help me change up my rutine but I actually like the gym and get more accomplished there. Looking into weekly TRX training sessions. Now that is gonna be rough. Hoping I can get a friend to go with me. Talking to them about it tonight. 
16 Jul 12 by member: thynes
You all sound pretty hard core!  
16 Jul 12 by member: kmartdollie
I do not think I am hard core...(yet!) - but realized walking 3 miles a day and biking on weekends wasn't building core strength, muscle fiber, or toning...so decided to give the DVDs a try.  
16 Jul 12 by member: HCB
Way to go!! Keep up the GREAT work :-) 
16 Jul 12 by member: UK cats


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