Pre-workout breakfast: Bowl of Cinnabon cereal and a banana
Workout: 30 minutes "Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training" and 2.2-mile walk with Denali
Jackie Warner ... oh, that lady ... she's just mean. Mean. And hardcore.I've been discussing my purchase of her DVD for a week or so now, and this morning I decided to give it a go. Sure, my legs were still a bit tired from Saturday's race but my arms wanted a workout.
"I'll be fine," I thought. "Just do what you can."
Yeah, doing what I can meant the "less intense" modifications for a number of the moves. It's not that I couldn't do the exercises. No, I could. I just couldn't do them for the minute straight as required by Jackie, especially when I had worked the same muscle group the minute before. It's total muscle burnout. And then you move onto the next fiber-torturing exercise to do the same thing.
And you want to know the worst part? I thought I was in shape. I've been committed to upper body work twice a week for six months. I could go through many a DVD with little to no fatigue. (I guess that's my fault - bad choices.) I can do a real push-up. I use weights from 5 pounds to 10 pounds. I have muscle definition. No matter. My shoulders, chest, biceps were all screaming at the end.
Jillian Michaels - eat your heart out.