I have a love-hate relationship with Jillian Michaels.
She is by far, my favourite trainer on the Biggest Loser. I love her fire, her attitude and how much she cares about the contestants on the show.
In all the years I’ve been watching her, I’ve always said that I would want to be trained by her. She’s my idol. She’s my inspiration. She understands because she used to be fat. And now she’s amazingly fit.
I don’t get to go on the Biggest Loser – but I can still be trained by “her” – and here’s where the hate part comes in.
She’s put out a yoga dvd. This is not yoga for wimps. I don’t even think it can properly be counted as yoga, except that she takes you through all sorts of yoga poses, but slightly differently. Instead of being a slow, gentle stretch, she makes you move through them.
I’m currently not flexible. I’m currently not as strong as I’d like. And she kicks my ass.
The very first time I tried this dvd, I quit after 5 minutes. The 2nd time – 10 minutes.
Today I did 20 minutes of her 30 minute workout. This is level 1. *insert shocked, scared and wtf did I get myself into face*
Even within the level 1 workout – there are different levels of intensity.
I’m still at the OMFG I CAN BARELY KEEP GOING level of intensity – but I strive to reach the beginner level 😉
That’s not quite accurate – I’m fairly flexible in some parts of my body – I just need to work on my strength and endurance. I think, with daily doses of Jillian, I can work up to going through the entire workout without stopping.
That’s goal 1. The entire workout without stopping, breaking, or resting.
Today, I weighed myself – 269. I’ve slipped in my eating habits, haven’t been counting calories or recording what I’ve been eating.
This is my reset day.
I would love, really LOVE, one in person workout with Jillian. In the meantime… I will make use of the 2 books of hers I own and the 2 dvd’s I own.