Ok, so here we are, a week after doing the Jillian Michaels DVD for the first time… and I still haven’t done it again!
However, I HAVE been exercising regularly, just not that DVD. I want to give everyone my take on this and I would really value your feedback. I don’t want to create an excuse to NOT do something that could be highly effective, so please let me know what you think.
After doing it last Wednesday evening, I was SO SORE on Thursday and Friday and that I simply could not fathom doing it again. I didn’t exercise at all on Thursday (I actually had a hard time going up and down the stairs) and on Friday, when I was still sore, decided that I needed to exercise to get some blood pumping through my muscles, but that doing the exact same thing could possibly be a recipe for injury.
So, I did some Wii Fit Plus Aerobics exercises instead. I did that again on Sunday night. Monday night I went to my Zumba class (I LOVE LOVE LOVE Zumba – I would do it every day if I could!!) and then last night I again did some Wii Fit.
Now, Wii Fit is not nearly as effective or intense of a workout as either Zumba or the DVD, clearly. However, I DO actually sweat and raise the heartbeat, so it IS exercise.
So, here’s where I’m looking for feedback: I want to do the DVD again tonight, because I know that I will never get the benefits and adapt if I don’t do it. However, I am afraid that I’ll be so sore again that I won’t be able to exercise again for a couple days. Is it better to do SOMETHING every day, or should I just jump in and do this, even if it means taking off Thursday and doing something different again on Friday?
I mean, it will get better, right?
On a different note, I’m starting to see the scale move again (despite having a yummy burger and fries last Thursday night for dinner and celebrating a friend’s birthday with a complete day of yummy food on Saturday), so I’m really pumped to keep exercising! I’m REALLY enjoying the Zumba classes and will absolutely be looking into more of those when these free classes at my church are up (only 3 more weeks… ).
I have about 8.5 lbs to go to get back to my original SlimGenics goal and then another 10 to hit my NEW goal. I really hope that doing it at a slower, more moderate pace with exercise will help tone me up considerably over just dieting alone. That being said, I feel that the Jillian Michaels DVD will be the most effective is this arena!