Thursday, September 20, 2012

Beach Body Workouts

Let me preface this post by saying that I am a fan of every Beach Body workout that I have done so when I was contact by them to take a look at their upcoming DVDs I was more than interested.

First, let's talk about the ones that I currently have:
Insanity: The name of this workout does it justice. It is intense. Just what a girl needsJ I especially love it because you don’t need any other equipment. It was very easy for me to throw in my laptop case and pop on when I was at my boyfriends for the weekend or traveling somewhere. Don’t think this takes away from it at all. If done properly you will be in pain (in a good way of course!). You will be drenched in sweat. You will know that you got a kickass workout.

 Let me just add this picture from the Beach Body website.....Do you see the instructor? I don't think it's possible to "waste" your time looking at him sweat  :-)

Brazilian Butt Lift:  It’s rather apparent that I don’t have a cute little frame.  I was given a whole lot of junk in my trunk, which will easily get out-of-control if I don’t keep up with it. It’s always been one of my “trouble spots”. So I bought this DVD set. It is definitely a lower intensity than Insanity but still delivers a punch. If I want a quicker than usual workout, or I really want to focus on toning, I go here. I love that some days you do 2 different DVDs a day so you can break it up. Only have 30 minutes before work? No problem. I’ll get the other 20 in after. 
The only thing that took me a bit of adapting was that the cardio workout was that it's dancing. Normally, I wouldn’t count dancing as a form of exercise. When I exercise, I go for sweat in my eyes. It doesn’t have the same amount of intensity but hey, sometimes we need to take it down a notch, and my daughter begs me to put it on so she can join in. So maybe I don't need to take myself so seriously all the time?
P90X: The most popular of all the Beach body Workouts. I believe that its popularity is well deserved. It really helps you learn different techniques for weights, cardio and stretching. It will leave your body guessing and sore.

My only issue is that I have never completed an entire 60-90 days with any of them. I attribute this to the fact that:

1. My passion is running and I always end up going back to it.
2. I find it hard to find the motivation to workout at home. I wake up at 4:30 every day and get home around 5:30. I am pooped. Once my daughter and I walk in the door we have homework, dinner, bath, reading, cleaning, etc. that all need to be done before her 8:00 bedtime.
3.  I’m ADD. Self-diagnosed.  I can’t keep my mind on track. I get 4 weeks into the program and get interested in another one.

That all being said, I don’t think it’s even necessary to complete the programs as a whole (Excellent and rewarding, YES).  I find that on rainy days, or days when I can’t find a sitter while I run, or when I just don't feel like running (true story, it happens sometimes) these workouts work great! I pick whichever one sparks my interest and go to town.

This covers the ones I’ve done. I’ll go on to what I think the new ones look like in my next post.


  1. I agree with you Laura. Keeping motivated towards something is a difficult task. That’s why it’s useful to get into a one-on-one program - so you can have someone pushing you to meet your goals. It’s also helpful in avoiding burnouts and getting the right diet to achieve the kind of body you want.

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