Friday, May 20, 2011

Week 3- Seriously?

This DVD (Jillian Michaels Ripped in Thirty) is off the chain challenging. If you can make it straight through any of these workouts at the advanced level you are a BEAST. Therefore, I am not a beast. But that is okay, I am trying my best. The week 3 workout will make you want to run to your room crying. I really liked it though. This series of exercises seems to go by faster than the other weeks. I am not sure what it is but in the blink of an eye you are sweating bullets, screaming for mercy and then done.

Next week is Week 4. I am proud of myself for sticking with this. At this point I need to focus on my eating too. Baby steps I guess. The measurements I was supposed to take at the start of this were never taken but I am starting to see some changes in my body. I will stick with this workout DVD well past the 4 weeks I am sure.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

NOLW- Sinful Colors Nirvana

That would be Nail of Last Week since I have been busy doing other things and not getting the photos off of my camera. This color looks brown in the bottle but on the nail I couldn't figure out if was brown, gray or some weird mix in between. I picked this baby up for 99 cents and it was well worth it. Two coats will do just fine but I did a third because I didn't put my top coat on and did some cleaning around the house. Not a good idea so it was only to touch up a few self-inflicted nicks.

So what color IS this?

Sinful Colors NirvanaSinful Colors Nirvana

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Week 2

I made it through week one of Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 and let me tell you I am liking it. By the end of the week a was comfortable yet challenged. I started Week 2 this morning and it is pretty much as if I did nothing all last week. Oh my!!!

The Week 2 warm up is great. I really like the moves to get you stretched out and ready to go. Be careful and get familiar with the moves for Week 2. I needed to put the weights down and focus on getting the proper form and pefecting the move. Tomorrow I am going to pick up the weights I need to do this.

The abs portion of Week 2 is tough. I haven't seen some of these ab moves before and it is always nice to see something new. They are killer but its all good. Truth be told I have no clue how am going to make it through this week but I thought the same about Week 1 so I am seriously crossing my fingers.

As great as this workout is I don't think 30 min is enough for my to achieve the results I am looking for. It feels like I should be doing another 20 min. I am seriously thinking of doing one workout in the morning and one in the evening. I might even try hopping on the treadmill for 20-30 min after. We'll see.

I meant to take my measurements last week so maybe at some point tomorrow I'll get around to dealing with those pesky numbers.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Why Am I Buying Nail Polish

I am not even painting my nails on a regular basis but when I went in Walgreens a few days ago there it was staring me in the face. Sinful Colors and Wet N' Wild were on sale. Who can beat 99 cents and 69 cents for a bottle of polish. They were pretty much cleaned out but I did manage to snag a few that I wanted to try.

Mini Haul

From left to right:

Sinful Colors Nirvana, Sinful Colors Glass Pink, Sinful Colors Fig, and Wet n Wild Rain Check

I can't wait to try the Fig and Nirvana. Those are my 2 faves out of this group.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The What I Want Post

Here is my random, it is late, it is to dark to take nailpolish pics for my other post, what is on my mind post.


1. iPad- I have an iPad on my mind 24/7 now. I could be in the bed surfing the net, checking emails, and being productive

2. new cell phone - nothing out that I am CRAZY about but I need something ASAP, perhaps an iPhone or Blackberry

3. new wardrobe - like throw everything in my closet out and start over

4. spa day- who couldn't use one of these, massage, facial, pedicure

5. trip to somewhere warm with a beautiful beach- please and please

What is on your wish list these days?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My Quads are DONE!!!

Thanks to Jillian Michaels I am hurting. This was Day 1 of the Ripped in 30 program. Somebody give me a massage now. The initial plan was to get the Beachbody Insanity workouts but I didn't get them yet so I needed to get started with something. Lots of people recommended Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred but the store didn't have that either. The Ripped in 30 came out this year and for $10 I had nothing to lose.

Jillian Michaels Ripped In 30

Day 1 Thoughts

Pros- the workout is between 20-25 minutes so you don't need a lot of time to fit it in, you hit a lot of muscle groups, variations of each exercise

Cons- none yet other than the pain I am in, requires weights and I didn't see that mentioned on the packaging

There is a meal plan that goes with this that you have to download. I haven't decided if I am going to follow that or not. Once I get out of this stupor I am in I'll check it out.

Anyone else on a get in shape for the summer kick? What is your workout plan?