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Unread 02-23-2017, 06:13 PM   #1
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Today I started Jillian Michael's Body Revolution. I had bought it ages ago and did some of it, but never completed. I'd like to finally finish something that I start! For those of you who don't know, it's a 90 day DVD exercise program that is quite challenging!

I am not overweight but would like to tone up and get rid of some extra softness around the tummy area. Exercising has always helped me mentally as well, which is huge. It's a natural anti-depressant, so why not take advantage of it?

Today's workout was for more "front of the body" muscles like chest, shoulders, arms, quads and core. I was definitely sweating after (still am, recently finished it), but I also feel better mentally.

I'll be posting the workouts I do and how they went, to keep track of my progress. Feel free to post what you do for exercise as well, I could use some workout buddies!
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Day #2: Today's workout focused more on "back of the body" muscles like back, biceps, glutes and hamstrings, but abs and cardio were also a part of it. Got me sweating, but not as much as yesterday's workout. Feels good to start moving again!
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Keep it up!
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The past two days I was very sore from those workouts (darn you Jillian!) so I took a break. Today I'm still feeling sore (in the hamstrings, mostly) but I did a 2 mile DVD walking video on Youtube. It helped to stretch out my hamstrings and get a little sweat going! I'll try to get back to Jillian tomorrow.

If anyone is interested in free walking videos, just look up "Leslie Sansone" on youtube and there are a good amount of 1, 2, and 3 mile walking videos up!
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Keep it up, not just for 90 days. Exercise has so many benefits. My exercise regime is on temporary hold because of surgery for skin cancer but I'll resume soon, albeit gingerly. Try and strike a balance . Don't forget diet too. We are what we eat.
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Did Workout #1 today: front of the body muscles. I wasn't sweating as much as the first time I did it, but it was still a struggle! Felt good to get it done though.
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Did Workout #2 today: back of the body muscles. My legs felt kind of like jelly afterwards and I was sweating quite a bit, but it felt good! Tomorrow will be a cardio day, then a rest day.

The next week will be alternating between workouts 1, 2 and cardio and then the week after I will start workouts 3 & 4, which are supposed to get more challenging. Excited and nervous!
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You go! I started a 60 day exercise video program five weeks ago. It has been such a great way to get back in the habit!
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I have been struggling the past few days so I've been doing not so well on the exercise front, although I did about 45 minutes worth of walking on Friday. Trying to not be super disappointed in myself but it's difficult!
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Just finished a 3 mile walk with Leslie Sansone, got a good sweat going for me! I was in the mood for something more aerobic and I'm glad I chose a walk. It sounds easy but she ramps up the intensity. Here's the link to the workout if anyone is interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYuw4f1c4xs
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