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*I'm currently not weighing in. After a 2-month plateau I switched to measurements.
@1 year ago with 1 note
Sorry about missing the 5th week wrap up, lack of technology and all, but I do have my summery of week 7 on Jillian’s Body Revolution. As you can see I’m still extremely doughy in the middle but it’s finally noticeably slimmer. I can look in a mirror and see a dip at my waist. Up until this point my biggest motivator has been my measurements. My weight has been roller coasting like crazy since the beginning; up 8 pounds, down 5, then back up 4. This is why you have to remember to measure before you begin a program. Honestly, there isn’t much that most of us are looking forward to more then seeing our weight start with the number 1 but your measurements will be a better indicator of your progress.
Personally I think this program would be amazing for people who only had to lose maybe 10-30 pounds or just wanted to tone up. My reasoning is, the larger you are the more you have to lose before you can see your progress. Where as if you’re smaller to begin with you get the benefit of actually seeing the changes early on and are more likely to stay motivated. This program is extremely challenging and without something to help keep you focused I can see a lot of people quitting before getting to this point.
So far my only big complaint with the program is that Jillian doesn’t offer enough low impact modifications after the first 4 weeks. She constantly shows how to make things more challenging and encourages the higher impact versions, but there’s little for people who have damaged joints. There were days I had to pull back on a few of the moves or completely substitute in an alternative from either the Hollywood Trainer or Turbo Fire.
Even though I have to sub in my own modifications Jillian’s workouts are still my favorites. They are the perfect combination of strength training and cardio for me. I’m guaranteed to be sweating by the end and I actually feel like I had a complete workout in less then 40 minutes. I might whine about the scale but the fact is I haven’t seen this much progress in a long time. It makes these grueling workouts worth while.