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.
As far as how I did, this week went great! My knees are noticeably better from my consistent foam rolling after each workout which makes me so so happy! I didn't want my knee issues to get in the way of completing the program. I skipped Saturday's cardio, giving me 5 days of exercise and 2 of rest. Also, I thought that since the exercises get more interesting as you progress through the program, I would share some that I like.
One of my favorites for this set is actually pretty basic. In the last circuit of the Strength 10 DVD, after your legs are feeling like jello, you do half-moon pose from yoga with a weight standing in as a block if you need it. The reason I love this so much is mostly because of it's placement in the workout. It's nice to have a calmer, but still difficult pose after such an intense and dynamic workout. It challenges your muscles and your mind in a different way and requires you to keep your focus strong at the end when you might feel like giving up.
If you guys would like to see pics of me doing some of the exercises in these next few weeks, just let me know. It scares me a little bit, but I'll do it for you guys. :)
Oh, and we got another cat. No pics yet as it's a bit skiddish, but maybe some soon!
What are some of your favorite exercises? Share in the comments below!