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yoga meltdown

February 20, 2012

I have an extremely busy day today and the only time I had to workout was 5:00a.m. Now to actually be working out by 5:00a.m. meant that my alarm went off in the 4:00 hour. 

The early bird gets the worm right?

I. hope. so.

I needed to be super efficient this morning and that meant I needed a plan. And usually a great way to make me stay on track when I am in a hurry is to use a DVD. There is a clear path and order to the workout. You know exactly how long it will last and you can’t waste any time.


I popped in Jillian Michael’s Yoga Meltdown and 30 minutes later I was sweaty with some shaky arms. I liked it. And I feel like Jillian is making a real effort in this video to be likeable and not so hard assy.


 Then I jumped in the shower, blew dry my hair, curled my hair, got dressed, made a green smoothies, made a lunch, typed this blog post and I am out the door.

3…2…1….Happy Monday!

Do you ever use workout DVD’s? Which ones?


10 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2012 8:10 am

    I love DVDs because they take the planning out of working out. Lately I have been loving Bob Harpers Yoga for Warriors and ripped core videos.

  2. February 20, 2012 8:35 am

    I LOVE workout videos! I used to use them all the time. They help me get a variety of workouts in without having to think too early in the morning! Love Bob’s and Julian’s videos, as well as Core Fusion and Cathe’s. I need to get this one though. I need a good yoga video since I want to get back into it more. Have a great Monday Kelly!

  3. February 20, 2012 8:40 am

    So nice to hear I’m not the only one without a day off today! I wish I was better at being a morning workout person. A dvd is a good way to do it without the drag of driving to the gym, looking for parking, etc. Lately I’ve been obsessed with the Bethenny yoga dvd. I have yet to try Jillian’s dvds, and I think I will!

  4. Maren permalink
    February 20, 2012 8:45 am

    I like Yoga Meltdown, too, I just have to remember that it’s not like normal yoga!! haha

    I REALLY like Chris Freytag’s 10 lb slimdown…really any of her dvds are good.

    I also liked Turbo Jam when I did it. The Ab Jam is awesome!!

  5. February 20, 2012 9:03 am

    You know, I actually have that DVD…and have never done it!! I bought it when I was on a Jillian kick a few years ago, but never actually got around to opening it up, ha!

  6. February 20, 2012 9:42 am

    I enjoy using DVDS – it’s so nice to not have to leave the house for a workout sometimes! I like my Pilates DVD by Leslee Bender:, which is about 40 minutes. I also teach Turbo Kick, so I will use my teacher DVDs to practice new rounds and get in a workout.

  7. February 20, 2012 10:13 am

    I’m all about the workout dvd’s. Yoga Meltdown is one of my favorites.

  8. February 20, 2012 1:14 pm

    I go hot and cold on the workout DVDs. I think I just get bored with them because I have to motivate myself to do them. I really love classes at the gym, I have decided nothing gets me working harder than someone just telling me what to do. Ha!

  9. February 20, 2012 1:15 pm

    Sounds like a good one! Since doing P90X I’ve started getting into the DVD’s slowly. Right now I’m enjoying the Rodney Yee yoga videos from GAIAM. I think they are mellower than Jillian! But I love them. I’m doing the a.m. yoga each weekday morning. They are 20 to 25 min, which is perfect. And once or twice a week I’m going one of his power yoga programs – about 50 to 60 min each.

  10. February 20, 2012 1:59 pm

    Agreed. DVDs help me stay focused and not have to plan anything – just get it done!

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