Next, I had to get my hands on said DVD, and of course I had to have it, today right now. Not for sale at Target, WalMart, Best Buy, or the used gaming place in town, yes I even went there! It seemed like as good a time as any to put my Amazon Prime account to good use. I downloaded the program onto my lap top, streamed to the TV, and got to work. While both Levels One and Two are challenging, Jillian does an amazing job of bridging the gap between beginner and advanced. This DVD can be modified to fit all fitness levels. Each level is 30 minutes start to finish. It's also important to note that this work out was not my singular focus for the past six weeks. I through this program in addition to my regular weight training, weekly runs, and cross training. I had to wake up and pound out this DVD several times a week, and it made for quite a few two-a-days. Additionally, I follow a fairly strict diet, aside from that awful whopper of an opps that happened last weekend (did I do that?)
I used a single 8lb weight through Levels One and Two. I completed Level One 15 times and Level Two 17 times, so I guess this more like 6.5 week six pack ;) I have been focused on decreased body fat for some time now, and my mid section as always been a problem area for me. I've always been heavier there, carrying most of my weight through my hips. Those monsters again.
I have to admit it's nerve racking for me to post these pictures. I want to portray and adequate representation of what you can expect after 6 weeks worth of focused work. I'm not going to go bikini pro after these six weeks. Shocker. However, my mid section is flatter, tighter, and more toned than it has ever been in my entire life. Rome wasn't built in a day peeps. I am pleased as punch with these results. So pleased in fact, I plan to start another one of Jillian's ab DVDs next week. I've definitely noticed an increase in upper body strength as well, which is down to all the planking Jillian has in these work outs.
With out further adieu....
Top Pictures taken March 10, 2013-Bottom Pictures April 26, 2013
I can't believe I just posted these bra shots. Living on the edge!