Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate, and Jillian Michaels

PB&Banana

Doesn’t this sandwich look like it’s going to fly through the screen and hit you in the face? Kind of?

Maybe it’s just me.

How awesome would it be, though, if anytime you were hungry, all you had to do was open your laptop and food would fly into your mouth?

::crickets::

I love this blog because sometimes the most ridiculous thoughts enter my head, and I can just share them with you. Then, you can leave comments that say things like,“Rebecca, you’re crazy,” and I can laugh, and you can go on with your day.

::more crickets::

Back to the sandwich.

PB & Banana

Grilled peanut butter and banana on wheat could possibly be my favorite sandwich of all time. Sprinkle on some cinnamon and shredded unsweetened coconut, and you’re set.

This has been my breakfast of choice for the past few weeks. I go on breakfast kicks and eat the same thing every day until I’m sick of it. I know I’m not the only one who does this. What breakfast are you obsessed with lately?

Speaking of obsessions:

Lindt Dark Chocolate

That’s all. I have no words for this picture. I just hope you understand.

Last year, around this time, I purchased a Jillian Michael’s DVD called No More Trouble Zones.

Jillian Michaels

I know many of you are probably familiar with it, and love it already, but for some crazy reason, I didn’t get around to opening it until a few days ago.

On Sunday, I asked this question on twitter:

Twitter

I got a variety of answers:

twitter

I don’t know about you, but watching a workout DVD before actually doing gets me excited and prepares me for the workout. By the time I was done watching No More Trouble Zones, I couldn’t wait to try it.

I know some people hate weight training, but I love it. I’ve kind of fallen behind on it, however, between dealing with my ankle injury, and recovering from my surgery. Before I hurt my ankle in July, I used to go to Body Pump three times a week. 

I love feeling strong. It makes me feel more confident in everything I do. So after watching No More Trouble Zones, I knew it would be the perfect workout to help me build my way back up to going to Body Pump. The DVD includes weight training exercises for almost every muscle in your body.

The workout is about 50 minutes long, from warm-up to cool down, and each circuit is about five minutes long. You can play the whole thing through, or pick and choose which circuits you want to do.

I did the first four circuits on Tuesday. They included:

  • Shoulders and Legs
  • Chest and Abs
  • Biceps and Butt
  • Thighs and Triceps

Man, did I feel it yesterday. My hamstrings are so sore!

I thought I was in love with the 30-Day Shred, but No More Trouble Zones totally kicks the Shred’s butt!

Here’s why:

  • It’s more of a total body workout, because it works out more muscle groups than the 30-day shred
  • It’s more about strength training than weight loss (which is what I need right now)
  • There is variety in the exercises. In the Shred, I feel like I’m doing shoulder presses for a million years. No More Trouble Zones incorporates a lot of different exercises for each muscle group.

If you haven’t tried it, I definitely suggest buying it. It’s without a doubt, my new favorite workout DVD.

Speaking out workouts, I’m about to go to the gym with my friend, Jess. Later on tonight, I’m going to a yoga class with Jen. It’s going to be a fun workout day!

How do you feel about strength training? Jillian Michaels? Body Pump?

Have a great Thursday! <3

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8 comments

  1. I LOVE strength training, too! Love feeling the soreness and knowing I did something good for my body. Unfortunately, I do NOT like workout DVDs at home. I’d rather be able to watch TV. 🙂 Thank goodness for my indoor bike trainer.

  2. Hmm…you might have just sold this DVD to me. I love 30 Day Shred (did you ever try level 3, btw?), I may have to see if I like this one better! I like strength training a lot. I’m pretty weak, but since I’ve been doing 30 day shred a couple of times a week for awhile now, I’m getting stronger. I need to upgrade to heavier weights because the 3lb ones that felt heavy to me when I started (don’t laugh!) now feel like nothing. Feeling yourself get stronger is such an awesome thing.

  3. I actually bought that dvd probably 6 months ago and have yet to open it! I’m with you, I like to watch the dvd a little before doing it…I like to know what’s coming next, no surprises! lol I usually do 30 Day Shred but have gotten a tad bit bored so I was on On Demand and she has a new video on there, 6 Week 6 Pack, total kick butt! Thanks for the info, I will now have to open No More Trouble Zones and give it a try!

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