May 8, 2013

Making the Cut: 6 Week Six-Pack

I am seriously split on how I feel about working out these days. Truthfully I'm so glad I'm done with 30DS, but I'm so not glad to have moved on to 6 Week Six-Pack. Jillian Michaels is definitely at it again, kicking my butt and wearing me out.

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I'm on to the fourteenth week of working out, which is completely crazy to me, but also awesome that I have been exercising this long now. So far I have done six weeks of Shred It With Weights and six weeks of 30 Day Shred. And now I am in week two of 6 Week Six-Pack. Shred It With Weights was fairly easy to keep going because I was just starting and it was a workout I had never done before. 30 Day Shred has been a pain in my butt for a long, long time. So once I completed it, I was so pumped and really ready to move on to this workout. But hey I changed my mind! I take it back. Can I do that?

If I said I liked this workout then I would definitely be lying. A big, fat lie! I, in fact, hate this workout. I hate it so much that I would love to go back to 30DS now. But I'm not going to. I'm going to stick with this. I'm a week and half into this now, so there's no turning back. But the question is, if I hate this workout so much why not just go on to something else? It's really quite simple. I hate this workout but I hate my tummy, love handles, and back pudge more. See simple. So I'm pushing through something I hate. Sometimes I dread doing it everyday. But I'm doing it because I know it has a purpose. I know that there will be a payoff. I also know that in the end I will feel really good about the fact that I did this workout. You always feel good about finishing something you didn't want to, something you struggled with. And that is exactly how I'll feel in about four and half weeks from now once I finish 6W6P.

On the plus side, I am definitely feeling this workout. I've been sore and having to push myself to finish the workout most days. It just completely wears me out. The worst of it is that you do the exercises once. No big thing. I can handle that. But then you go through the exercises again only faster. And I'm sorry, but JM I can NOT go that fast. I can't breathe. I can't move. I might be able to keep with you if I don't concentrate on form. If I didn't care about injury then I can definitely keep up...well, maybe I could keep up. JM, I would rather do the exercises correctly and push harder to do the advanced moves then to go faster than my body can go without breaking apart in many, many sad little pieces.

Other than JM asking me to do things I can't physically do, it's a pretty good workout. I definitely feel sore. The first two days, I could barely move. SiwW and 30DS were full-body workouts, but 6W6P is very focused. It's all about the abs (and lower back), and it is hard. It is exhausting. And all I hope is that by the end of this torture is that it visibly makes a difference. Rob swears it already has. Although my goal is not to actually have a six pack but to tone and flatten; Rob says that he can see some upper abs already. Again, not my goal but it does make me a little excited.

So through all my complaining, the point is: I'm on to a new a workout. It's kicking my butt. I have four and half weeks left. I'll be lucky if I survive. JM is definitely at it again!


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