I’ve talked before about how working out is now a part of my daily life. Jillian Micheals is part of the reason why.  I normally don’t like the ladies who feature in work out DVDs, in general they focus too much on saying things like “you can do it, just keep pushing” and being overly cheery. That does not motivate me….

You probably know her from the Biggest Loser but I had barely heard of her before I bought the DVDs. I react positively to her tough love style but what I like about Jillian Michaels is that she encourages you to focus on WHY you are doing these exercises and how it will make you look and feel AFTER you’ve sweat yourself to the edge of collapse.  She also offers options in the work out to lessen the impact or stress on your body (if you need to), which was really helpful for me when I started.

I find her so much more inspiring that most women – I’ve read a couple of interviews with her and she seems to be really blunt, which I like, but also cares about people too.

It’s not about perfect, it’s about effort.

I’ve done both the beginner shred and the killer body videos. Check them out for a change in your routine, or get a routine if you don’t have one already.

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