Influenster Violet Vox Box

I’m excited to say that I qualified for a recent Influenster Vox Box! If you’re not familiar with Influenster, they are a company that sends free products to members for testing purposes. Influenster selects members for boxes depending on their demographic info and interests. Influenster Violet Vox Box

Other companies can send their products to Influenster to get targeted feedback via surveys. I received everything in this box totally free from Influenster. Here’s an overview of everything that was included in the box.

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Week 12: Jillian Michaels Body Revolution

The end is here! Here’s the schedule for the final week:

Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Weeks 11 and 12

This last week went really well. While none of the workouts were easy by any means, I could definitely tell that they were much more doable than they were last week. It’s crazy how fast your body can improve and adapt and it’s great to feel strong and capable while doing the most difficult workouts in the program.
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Week 11: Jillian Michaels Body Revolution

This week marks the beginning of the end for me and this round of Body Revolution! Here’s the schedule:

Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Weeks 11 and 12

I honestly don’t have too much to say about these workouts other than that they are really hard. Luckily, Jillian gives lots of modification options if you need to take it down a little or even amp it up. That’s one thing that I think makes this set so valuable, is that you could do it several times through and still benefit because you can always make things more difficult by adding extra resistance or upping the tempo. Continue reading

Week 10: Jillian Michaels Body Revolution

I’m happy to report that I was able to get back on track with my workouts this week. Here’s the schedule for week 10:

Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Schedule Weeks 9 and 10

My back pain from last week wasn’t totally gone, but I decided to jump in and see how it went. I was prepared to stop if things got worse. Luckily, my back didn’t pose any problems during the workouts and I was able to do everything just fine. I was a little worried that it would be tough since I took last week off from intense exercise, but I actually felt energized on the first day, which was a nice surprise. The rest of the week my workouts were more of a struggle. I still did them, but it wasn’t easy. I was feeling kind of “off” in general, which I think is probably just the ickiness that comes with the temperature changing. Unfortunately, my back is still achy in that one spot. Not sure what that’s about. Exercise doesn’t seem to affect it at all. My knees were also hurting after a week of no foam-rolling. I’m still sticking with the 5-days a week routine (skipping the Saturday cardio) to give them a little bit of a break.
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Week 9: Jillian Michaels Body Revolution

This week, I started my third and final month of Body Revolution! Here’s the schedule:

Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Schedule Weeks 9 and 10

With the start of this final month, things got intense. Of course it always gets harder with each new set of workouts, but the last month of this program is serious business. I’ve done it twice before, but it still surprises me every time. Despite how challenging the workouts are, if you’ve been sticking to the program and pushing yourself all the way, you’ll be ready for it. I think a good illustration of just how hard it gets is that exercises that were part of the main workout in previous weeks become the warm-up moves for these workouts. Jillian don’t play. Continue reading

Week 8: Jillian Michaels Body Revolution

It’s hard to believe, but this week is the end of month two of the program! I’m happy to be two-thirds of the way done. Here’s the schedule for the last week of “Phase 2.”

Body Revolution Schedule

I started the week off strong with my strength workouts on Monday and Tuesday, but my knees still weren’t liking it. I ended up completing all of my strength workouts this week and chose to skip the cardio sessions to give my knees a break. I was good about foam rolling after each workout, but it was painful! I like to think that it helped, but I honestly can’t tell. My knees still hurt, but maybe they would have been worse if I hadn’t done it? I’m just trying to do my best to manage the situation while keeping up with the program. I know it’s only going to get harder as I move on to the next set of workouts, so if y’all have any ideas I’d love to hear it! Continue reading

Week 7: Jillian Michaels Body Revolution

Well, after a not-so-successful week 6, this week was much better! A new set of workouts and determination to get back on track seriously paid off. Here’s the schedule:

Body Revolution Schedule

After all of my lack of motivation last week, I had a hard week ahead of me. Not only did I have a new set of workouts, but I was about to take on 7 days of exercise with no rest day. Bleck. On Monday, I finished my last workout from week 6, which put me on track to start week 7 on Tuesday.
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