I freaking love Jillian Michaels. If you are ever afraid to buy one of her workout DVDs because of how scary she seems on the Biggest Loser, don’t be. Her workouts are tough, but she offers encouraging words throughout to keep you motivated.
Jillian has just released a new workout DVD, “Hard Body” AND a new book, “Slim for Life.” I totally love both. The DVD includes two 45-minute workouts, one is slightly easier than the other. Now, if you are like me, 45 minutes could seem like an eternity to workout, but she keeps it moving fast and it flies by! I love her combo workouts, like push ups combined with lifts and mountain climbers, can you say effective? I also have to add that I am super uncoordinated and after the 2nd time through I had almost all the moves down pat.
As for the book – also awesome. All of Jillian’s tips are based on a point system, the higher the point value the higher the importance. So basically, everything you already do or you will have no problem incorporating into your life, you get points for. You can tally them up at the end of each chapter and at the end of the book you will have a score. With your score, you will get advice that will help you succeed on your journey to getting slim! There are also “Slim Myths,” “Fast Facts,” & “EZ Calorie Cuts” throughout the whole book. It is packed with helpful information in an simple, straightforward way and is definitely helpful if you feel like your drowning in a weight-loss information overload.
The book and the dvd are both available on Jillian’s website.
I received a copy of both the dvd and the book free of charge as part of the bookieboo blogging network in order to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own.