Friday, June 10, 2011

how i learned exercise is unlame. part 2

lauren, of deargolden, asked how this "slim in 6" thing is different from other plans.
honestly, i don't know if it is super different. but this is why i like it:

-becuase the cover of the dvd has amazing graphics! hahahhhahhaah ahem.

-it combines several different things: aerobics, weight training, a bit of pilates and some yoga-stretching. but i like it because i am really working up a sweat!

-it is in several different segments and there is a clock counting these down. this helps me a lot, especially on the ab part, because i look and think, "ok! only one minute and 40 seconds left, i can do this!"

-debbie, the instructor, is not super annoying. and gives good reminders like, breathe like this, and bend your knees and keep your abs in to protect your back (these are things i always forget)

-i like that all of the moves are not super difficult in themselves, but they all combine to make a good workout. so even when you start the video, you don't feel like, "ugh i can't even do this move!"

-i like that its for slimming and toning, instead of trying to turn you into a beast. i don't want to get huge muscles or be insanely sculpted. i just want to have a slimmed, toned, yet womanly body. i feel like this is what the video is aiming for.

-you don't need a lot of weird "gear" just a workout cord/band and a mat. (these are usually inexpensive and easy to find at tj maxx or marshalls

-i also like it because i had a friend show it to me, so i feel like she's there doing it with me, even when she's not (total emotional reason).

if you look it up on, it totally looks like a "plan" but i'm just not doing it exactly like that. i just bought the used dvd off of amazon, and my cord from tj maxx (but if you have weights you can also use those). and i'm not following their nutritional book, i'm following my own nutrional plan. so that helps me feel like i have freedom and i'm not being institutionalized by this video.

commercial over. i promise i am not being reimbursed by them :)

i'm sure slim in 6 is not magical in itself, its just what i found that is working for my personality :)

thanks for asking, lauren.
i almost answered in an email but then i thought someone else might be wondering as well.

thanks for reading,


  1. I am trying the kettlebell system workout. I can't criticize it as I am too lazy to do it religiously yet. Thanks for a good review, it helps!

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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  2. wow, very informative! it sounds like a great workout. i love anything that mixes cardio, yoga/stretching/pilates and weight training.

  3. Thank you for sharing this bit, instead of answering in just an email, for I was wondering too! I like my workout currently, but it's always good to switch it up every once in a while, so now I have something to keep in mind (=

  4. Thanks so much for this post and the previous one! I love being to find a workout that makes you feel good. I never used to have to worry about working out until I hit the big 30, all the sudden my thighs decided they wanted to expand further when I eat anything! Love the photos of how you felt after your workout. I totally feel like I can kick ass when I have an awesome workout. I cant wait to keep reading about your progress!

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