As most of you know, I ran my first half marathon February 24th. The training was so intense at times that I would run for 2 hours straight! You think to yourself: she must have been the skinniest she’s ever been. Think again!
Since finishing my half-marathon training, I have gotten back in touch with my favorite fitness guru: Jillian Michaels. I’ve actually LOST WEIGHT since running a half marathon.
The beautiful part? I don’t have to do any 2 hour workouts during the week!
HOW DID I LOSE WEIGHT?
1. Jillian Michaels DVDS
Jillian is a fat blasting master. I love her workouts.
You want to see results? Cardio alone won’t do it. You HAVE to build muscle through weight training and circuit training, and Jillian is your girl!
Here are my FAVORITE Jillian DVD’s right now. I cycle them throughout the week.
2 levels of fat blasting yoga, all while relaxing your mind and body after a long day. Each level is about 30 minutes long.
6 WEEK 6 PACK
2 levels of intense core and ab work. This may just be my favorite DVD of hers. Each level is 35 minutes long. Occasionally I’ll do half of a level and then go for a run.
KILLER BUNS AND THIGHS
This was a Christmas present from my wonderful husband. Three crazy levels, each one about 40 minutes long. This workout has serious muscle consequences, but it hurts so good.
2. I got really strict with my eating again.
During my half marathon training, I still ate extremely healthy, but I allowed one or two extra splurge meals.
Now that life is back to normal, my week is much stricter now with the food I eat. I have cut out as much unnecessary bread as possible, I eat many veggie based dinners, and have fallen in love with kettle corn as my “dessert” rather than splurging on ice cream. To lose weight, I have to consume less than 2000 calories a day, with intense workouts included.
All this to say, I’m confident you can lose the weight you want and feel great. Eat strictly and go buy Jillian Michaels DVDs. I promise you will be so sore. I also promise you will look so good!