So I was blogging frequently there for a while regarding my exercise routine. I've been super busy recently so I haven't had time to blog about exercise - but I've been exercising, don't you worry :)
I'm pretty pleased with a new part of my workout I have integrated into my routine. Instead of doing cardio 5 days a week on my eliptical, I am doing this new Jillian Michaels video 2-3x a week and doing my eliptical 2-3x a week (still totaling 5 days a week of working out in all). When I do the eliptical I do it for 40 minutes instead of the 30 like I have been doing for the past 6 months. Those extra 10 minutes really challenges my stamina, my heart and my lungs.
The Jillian Michaels video had make me sore in areas I didn't even know could get sore, so obviously I'm getting in some muscle work which as we all know is ESSENTIAL to staving off diabetes (more muscles = more insulin receptors = less insulin resistance). My legs, abs and arms are more toned after just 2 weeks.
But my heart rate gets up pretty high for the full 40 minutes with the Jillian video as well, so it's good cardio. I've lost about 2 lbs inthe past 2 weeks which is good for me - I'm a tad but un-toned so I'm about 119-120 instead of 122-123 lately.
So anyway, if you're looking to mix things up with your routine, build muscle and engage your mind differently (I swear my body got so used to the eliptical I don't think it was giving me the same work out as I was gettinga bout a year ago) then I recommend looking into this video. The workout is painful and it took a few times of doing it for me to be able to do it all the way through, but it's a great investment in my health.