Weekly Workout Roundup – Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

This week started off with some shin pain, particularly in my left shin. As a result, I focused on cross training. That worked out since we were once again experiencing sub-zero temperatures, snow, and high winds. It was kind of the week of Jillian, as I have been digging Jillian Michaels DVD’s as my main source of cross training lately. This picture pretty much sums up the week:

Monday- Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 1 workout.

Tuesday- Jillian Michaels Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism workout

Wednesday- Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 2 workout (she should be paying me at this point…)

Thursday- Rest.

Friday- 3 mile run on the treadmill. It was actually pretty mild outside and it would have been relatively pleasant to run outside. But with my shin giving me trouble earlier this week, I thought it would be better to stick to the extra cushioning of the treadmill.

Immediately following my run, I decided to finish out the trifecta and did a 30 day shred level 3 workout. Sometimes I feel like Jillian is going to come out of the TV if I slack on my workout. If you have ever done a Jillian DVD workout, did you feel like that, too?

Saturday- 4 mile run with Kim at the Dora Trail. I had considered running some more after Kim and I finished, as much as 7 miles for a total of 11 miles for the day. But with my shin being temperamental earlier this week I thought it best to stick with the 4 miles. It ended up being a good choice, because my shin was a bit twingy when I got home.

Sunday- No More Trouble Zones Jillian workout. My muscles were definitely feeling all of my cross training from this past week, particularly my shoulders and abs.

By the way, isn’t it funny how there is an influx of diet commercials (Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, etc.) at the beginning of the new year, but they are slowly replaced by pizza and beer commercials as the Super Bowl arrives? Just sayin’.

Total Miles: 7 miles (but I also did a little over 3 hours of cross training)
January Total: 61.22 miles; Not exactly how I wanted to start out my year, but hopefully I can gradually build up to maintain at least 100 miles per month.

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  1. I swear, every time you post these updates I promise myself that I WILL do a workout video, and I never do. I NEED TO DO A VIDEO!! LOL We even have several on the Xbox so I have no excuses!!

    1. I hope you’ve done one by now!

  2. Sorry you are still experiencing shin pain 🙁 But way to go Jillian for pulling you through! Cross-training is good for you; don’t discount it. 3 days of those videos in a row must be intense!

    1. Very intense 🙂 Hence the need for the rest day. The only workout I have to compare Jillian to is p90x and I feel like both are equally difficult, in their own ways.

  3. Thank goodness for Jillian and her workouts saving your week! Hope your shin recovers FULLY soon!

    1. Yea! Jillian saved me and my workout week. I hope so, too! Running is not so much fun when you’re constantly dealing with on/off pain.

  4. It sounds like you did a good job of keeping the running-beast under control this week but continued to get in great workouts. You make me want to order a boat-load of Jillian DVDs!

    Honestly, I wish that Jillian would bust through the TV. I’d love to have an hour with her a week! 🙂

    1. It wasn’t too hard to keep the beast under control 🙂 If my shins hurt I’m determined not to make them worse. I think you would like either of those other two I’ve been doing- the No More Trouble Zones and the Banish Fat Boost Metabolism. I got both of them from BJ’s (a wholesale club like Costco/Sam’s Club) and I think they were each like $5.99. I think I’ve already gotten my money’s worth.

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