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February 15, 2013

insanityWorking out  to Insanity over here again. I love this program! I never thought I would be someone who could motivate to work out at home, but being in the napping years with my daughter, I droppped my gym membership and delved into the world of workout dvds. Now my boys are used to seeing me sweat it out to Shaun T (the trainer) as he yells – “DIG DEEP!”. I completed the 60 day program over the summer and felt great afterwards. I was looking for my next challenge, and didn’t find it so let’s just say… I was on a break for awhile.

Last month I ordered Tracy Anderson’s Metamorphosis . It’s a 90 day program that has a 30 minute cardio dance (the same one for 90 days) and then 30 minutes of other body/muscle work that changes every 10 days. I was truly committed to earning Gwyneth’s/Madonna’s body, but after day 3 – I couldn’t move without serious pain in my hip flexors. I mean, ADVIL- type pain. I had to take some Advil before I could lie down and go to sleep! Plus, the diet book that comes along with it- in my mind- is reckless.  I’m not a nutritionist but I read in a couple of reviews that it was about 700- 1000 calories a day.  That could never work for me- because as many of you know— I LOVE TO EAT. Anyways, I am resigning myself to the fact that I am not going to have Ms. Paltrow’s body but at least I now know why!

What home workouts have you done that you like? Any really good workout dvd’s to suggest?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Amy permalink
    February 15, 2013 2:45 pm

    I haven’t done a home workout steadily since my “Callanetics” and Paula Abdul “Get Up and Dance” days! 😀 Will be watching to see what other people come up with.

    Good (bad?) to know about the Tracy Anderson workout–can now check that off the list, geez. At the gym I like Hip Hop Cardio, so I might try a DVD like that if I weren’t relying on classes at the gym.

  2. Ali permalink
    February 15, 2013 9:55 pm

    Have you tried P90x? I haven’t done the program but did one of the workouts once and it is pretty intense. I’m not doing anything intense these days but will need this advice in a few months.

    • February 19, 2013 6:43 pm

      I haven’t as I am stumped where I would put the pull up bar! Plus I thought Insanity looked more fun. I may check it out soon.

  3. hadley permalink
    February 16, 2013 3:35 am

    I like Insanity too since it does not require any equipment and Shaun T. is a good motivator. I also like the Firm Express, http://www.firmdirect.com/firm/ecs/main/firm-express-get-thin-in-30.html

    • February 19, 2013 6:42 pm

      Hadley, Years ago Ali told me about The Firm. I didn’t realize they have the express now- will check it out- I really liked it.

      Suzanne

  4. Kim permalink
    February 19, 2013 2:04 pm

    Shaun T is crazy. I’m starting month 2 today of Insanity. That first week I thought no way but now Im into it. It’s easy to whip out a 40 minute workout with him. Not that it’s easy but easy to follow. I couldn’t do Tracy’s dance DVD, the choreography was way too difficut.

    • February 19, 2013 6:44 pm

      I know! But month two is 1 hour. Serious shock when I first turned it on! I longed for those 40 minute days!

      Suzanne

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