About a month ago, Kirk and I started following Jillian Michael’s Making the Cut workouts. Well…as much as I follow any written program. 🙂 I shared my initial thoughts about halfway through, so it’s now time to share my thoughts on the entire program.
I started this as way to kickstart my metabolism and help drop a few pounds. As I’m still training for a marathon, I customized the workouts to take out the cardio portions and really make the workouts strength-focused.
What I loved?
I really enjoyed getting back to the gym. Having a FREE gym less than a mile from the house is a HUGE perk in our new home. Getting back to the gym and having access to free weights, machines, and equipment I don’t have at home is fun! I still firmly believe you can have an amazing workout at home, but it’s fun to be back in the gym.
I also really enjoyed the variety in the workouts – changing things up every week was fun and kept you guessing. I loved learning new moves and new ways to challenge my body. Great inspiration for new workouts!
What I didn’t love?
I actually wanted to do a second circuit. The workouts would have been a bit long for two full circuits, so I know why they were written the way they were, but I wanted to spend a little more time on each movement. And it was sometimes frustrating looking up every move, because so many were completely new to me.
What’s in it for you?
I mentioned on Tuesday that I am back to writing my own workouts. I’ve been very inspired by the Making the Cut workouts, but I’ve put my own spin on them. I’m retaining the split workout schedule to really focus on building strength (as opposed to full-body workout).
Questions for you:
What workout program have you done that has refreshed your outlook?
I’m curious – do you like when I share workouts or are you doing your own thing anyway?