New video! For me, it is always a reason to celebrate. I was starting to feel like my other ones were getting boring. Then Jack got his hands on my newer one. I tried to do it the other day and about 2 minutes in it froze and when I tried to skip past that part it skipped a lot. I gave up and tried a different workout on my BOSU dvd. I hated it. There are a few on there I love but the calorie combustion one was not for me. The name made it seem like I was going to be busting my arse. I felt there were too many jazz hands in it. I know dancing is a great workout. I take a ballet class every Tuesday. But it wasn’t what I thought or wanted. Ballet training is intense. I am always a mess when I leave. The moves on this DVD truly seemed lame to me.

I finished it and then set to looking for a new DVD to add to my collection. I didn’t want to spend too much. I have been running a lot lately so I don’t spend as much time as I used to with the DVDs.

I decided to get a Jillian Michaels DVD. A little secret about me. I LOVE her. I think she is great. I follow her on Pinterest and Facebook. Her posts are great. I have loved her since I used to watch the Biggest Loser years ago. I know some people think she is tough or mean. I don’t find her to be that way. When you train and you want results you have to be tough and mean. If you pay or ask someone to train you and they sugar coat things and baby you you are not going to get the results you want. It is easy to give up when it hurts or burns. So someone reminding you what you’re working for is a good thing in my book.I generally train myself, other than my ballet class. When it is just me I have tough things to say to myself in my head. I analyze myself in the mirror. If I didn’t I doubt results would be as great. You have to be tough, bottom line.

Which one did I purchase? Shed and Shred. I enjoyed it and I loved it. I actually didn’t find her to be as tough as I have heard people talk about. I thought she was lovely. Does that make me mean? If I found her to be pleasant? HA! I guess I just don’t mind people telling me to not give up.

I am sore today. The workout was hard and I was sweaty. I didn’t think it was going to kill me, but I am in pretty good shape and workout so often that I have the stamina. I am unsure if my soreness is from the workout or from carrying around a 25lb toddler all morning and into the afternoon at the Shedd Aquarium yesterday. I am guessing a bit of both. He can walk but it is still that drunk man walk and after lunch the place got swamped with field trips so I was uncomfortable letting him run totally free.I didn’t bring the stroller in.

Anyway this DVD is great. I loved it. I am SO happy to have added it to my collection. I will definitely be purchasing another one of her programs.