As most of you know, I love to workout and I make sure to get in a good workout 4 to 5 days a week. I don't go to a gym, I workout at home and I love following workout DVDs, I just feel like who ever the trainer is that I'm following is my personal trainer for the day. I have tried quite a few and a while back I made a video on 'Laura's Topics' about my favorites.
Here is the video and you can watch the reviews I have on those particular workouts:
Nowadays I've decided to try a couple new workouts that I have really been loving and i thought I would share my thoughts with you.
The first one I've been really loving, is the Les Mills Pump, it's seriously good to build strength and sculpt your body, I have seen my tush lift at least an inch since starting this workout. It's a pricey set but considering it comes with a weight bar and tons of DVDs, I think It's well worth it. It might be a bit boring and repetitive for some people, but I do it twice a week, incorporating it with my other workout. My favorite workouts from this series are the Pump and Shred and the Pump Revolution. You do hundreds of reps between arms and legs and you really feel it the next day. I love incorporating these workouts with something a bit more cardio-intense throughout the week.
The second workout I have really been enjoying is the Jillian Michaels Extreme Shred. This workout is an hour long but she says you can split it into two separate workouts if it's a little too intense for you at first. I love the first 30 minutes of this workout, you will sweat your booty off in no time. It's somewhat intense but I love that she keeps me going non stop, that's what burns calories and sheds weight. The last 30 minutes are more about strength training (push ups, leg raises) that kind of thing. It's not my favorite part of the workout but when I have the time, I stick with it and do the full hour. I recently purchased a few more Jillian Michaels workout DVDs and I will keep you posted on those once I get a chance to try them for a while. I like her approach to working out and I love that with most of her workouts (the ones I've tried so far) she tries to cover every part of your body. I like that she covers strength training, cardio and abs in a single workout so it's a one-stop shop.
So here is what my schedule has been like for the past few weeks with these workouts.
Monday: Jillian Michaels "Extreme Shred" about 60 minutes
Tuesday: Les Mills Pump, "Pump Revolution" 55 minutes
Wednesday :Jillian Michaels "Extreme Shred", only the first 30 minutes (If I Don't feel exhausted and sore from the day before, I do the full hour)
Thursday: Les Mills "Pump and Shred" 45 minutes
Friday: Jillian Michaels, "Extreme Shred" I always do the full hour on Fridays since I take the weekend off.
This has been my recent schedule and workouts I've been doing, I change things around all the time so I will make sure to keep updating you all on what I'm doing and what I feel has been working. If I ate the way they recommend, I have no doubt I would be in amazing shape just like they are, but you know me, I love to cook and eat so I balance out what I eat by working out almost every day and eating small portions.
Let me know what some of your favorite workouts are! I'll leave you with a pic of me from this morning before I went to workout.
Have a good hump day! <3