Today is the final day of my six week experiment with Jillian Michaels’ Six Week Six Pack! I could not possibly be more happy with my results. Well, I suppose that’s not true… I’d be happier if I had an actual six pack… but I’m really just blown away by how effective these workouts have been, when combined with watching what I eat.
If you’ve read my blog before, you may remember that I tried out Jillian’s 30 Day Shred last June and lost a few pounds and lots of inches. I was really pleased with the results that I got from the Shred, but nowhere near as pleased as I am with THESE results!
What did you expect from the Six Week Six Pack? I expected to get a six pack. Just kidding. I expected to flatten out the pooch in my belly and maybe, just maybe, lose a pants/skirt size.
How often did you do the Six Week Six Pack workouts? Almost every day. I skipped 8 days over the course of six weeks. 5-6 days a week is the recommendation, but the more you do it the better your results.
Did you diet along with the workouts? As I’ve shared, I started trying to eat a less insanely terrible diet on the same day that I began the 6W6P workouts. I have been using MyFitnessPal to log calories daily. The first week or so, MFP told me to eat 1450 a day, but I decided I liked food too much for that, so I lowered my weight loss goal to 1.5 lbs a week, which allowed me to eat 1690 a day (WAY better and WAY easier goal to hit). Sometimes, I’m under the goal, and a couple of times, I was over the goal, but generally I’ve been eating about 1650-1700 calories a day.
Did you do anything else that may have impacted your results? I love to run, and I do so as often as possible. I also live in Georgia, and it has been very, very hot this summer, so I have not been out running on a daily basis, but I do run whenever I get the chance. The running may have helped, but I think diet and the Six Week Six Pack DVD were the major contributors to the success I have had.
How much weight did you lose? 14 pounds.
How many inches did you lose? 3 inches off my waist, 3 inches off my hips, 2 inches off my chest. Also, notably, I measured the area of my midsection that is sort of between my chest and my waist (rib area? I don’t know the technical term) because that was an area where I had definitely gained some unsightly fat… I lost 4 inches in that trouble spot!
What is the biggest visible difference? My face is thinner. Also, my abs are much more defined. Not a six pack, but much flatter and with more definition. Oh, and I lost two clothing sizes. I think the fact that I’m back in single digit sizes (in some brands, not all brands!) is definitely noticeable.
To whom would you recommend the Six Week Six Pack? I would recommend the DVD to anyone at an intermediate level of fitness who is looking for a good way to really kickstart weight loss and really get results (and can’t afford or doesn’t have time for a personal trainer).
Who would you advise to stay away from the Six Week Six Pack? People who have never worked out before at all would probably die. If you are a true beginner, the 30 Day Shred is challenging but not impossible… bu it took me several tries prior to my official first day of the six weeks to even complete the level one workout for 6W6P, and I was already working out at least 4 days a week prior to starting the DVD.
I would also advise you to stay away from it if you hate sweat and working hard.
Was it worth it? Yes, yes, a million times yes.
What is the most important thing people need to know about trying the Six Week Six Pack? Comparison to my experience with 30 Day Shred last summer shows me that eating a healthier, more balanced diet allowed me to get much better results that simply exercise alone. This is common sense and obvious to those of you who already know how to treat your bodies well, but as someone who is just learning now, this six week experiment really brought home how easy it can be to get the results I really desire.
So, what’s next? Keep up with the same… eating like a normal person instead of a crazy person, working out 5-7 days a week, popping in my Jillian Michaels DVDs occasionally, and running a lot more once it gets cooler outside! After six weeks of eating less like an absolute moron, it feels normal, and I know if I keep up with it, I will continue to see weight loss and more tone/definition.
Want to buy it? Of course you do!