Thursday, July 31, 2008

Jillian's 30-Day Shred Workout DVD

Soon I will be trying out this new workout DVD with my sister-in-law Kara. I will keep you posted on how good of a workout it is and if I really can get "shredded" in 30 days. This will be fun! I like doing workout DVDs because I can really look like a fool in the comfort of my own home, I can workout even if it is 95 degrees outside, and I can get a good variety of exercises with minimal equipment.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Muscle on girls is a good thing!

I tried to convince a 10 year old girl in one of my gymnastics classes that muscles on girls is okay. She thought it was "weird" when you could see muscles on girls. They were climbing the rock wall and getting tired so I told them they were getting strong and building muscles. To which they complained that they didn't want to be buff "like boys". WHAT?!?! I am seriously offended. Who is teaching these girls that only boys can be buff? What the hell? Please, please, please if you know a girl between the age of 1 and 18 teach them that it is SO much better to be strong than weak. That muscles are hot and waif-like skinny is not. And that it is so okay to be a girl and be able to climb a rock wall or two (and do a couple push ups, and bench press, and carry a heavy box, and attempt pull ups....etc.)


Monday, July 7, 2008

Intense Cardio Interval Workout

5 min. Warm Up at 4.0 mph on treadmill

10 min. Run at 6.0 mph (or faster)

5 min. Jump Rope

10 min. Elliptical Trainer

10 min. Run at 6.0 mph (or faster)

5 min. Jump Rope

10 min. Incline walk at 4.0 mph on 10% incline

5 min. Cool Down at 4.0 mph

This is a fantastic workout that takes 60 minutes but seems like 20. Do this when it is either too hot, too cold, or too dark outside. Expect to breath hard (gasp for air is a better term) and feel great afterward.