I got out of the Army 3 years ago, and at the time of course I was in excellent shape from all of the running, push-ups, and sit-ups. But, when I got out, I vowed to never run again, mostly because of multiple injuries and a boarderline heat stroke. Since then had two babies and got a new career, and lost the time and motivation to work out. So, in the end I have about 20 lbs and a lot of jiggle to lose, and no muscle definition. Between my children and my career, I have to get up at 4:30am to get any sort of workout accomplished, so I have to have something quick, effective, and motivational. I'm on day three and I already feel results. I'm sore in all of the right places, and Jillian's right, physical change takes effort and determination, which goes beyond the work-out because you have to talk yourself into doing it again when your muscles feel like they're going to snap from yesterday's work out. I know what it feels like to get a good workout, and I'm completely confident that this is going to work. On a side note, I have never seen the Biggest Loser; just not really my thing. I got this because of a recommendation from a former friend of mine from the Army. What I can't stand about most at-home work outs is the gooey bubble gum instructors; they make me want to put my fist through my tv when the work out gets tough...shut up and get off the speed Barbie >:(! There's nothing bubble gum about Jillian, it's just straight forward fact and motivation. She's not exactly a Drill Sergeant (who are typically much worse), but she's just tough and gritty enough to motivate me to push a little harder. This is a great workout and I'm looking forward to Levels 2 and 3.
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