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What About Bob?

April 13, 2011

As I told you yesterday, a year ago I was chilling out in Hawaii and taking it easy.  I’d work out each morning, but during the day, the most physical exertion I had was feeding myself pineapple.


Yesterday was a different story.

I ran errands and put myself through a nice grueling workout in the morning.

Today I can barely move.  Just sitting on my booty typing this post hurts.  Even thinking about typing hurt.

It is because yesterday Bob Harper beat me to a bloody pulp.

Everyone always makes such a big deal about how tough Jillian Michaels is and how her DVDs are so challenging.

Don’t get me wrong, she knows her stuff.

But Jillian’s workouts are nothing compared to Bob’s Cardio Conditioning workout.


The workout includes moves like:

Squat jumps (while holding a weight)
Walk-out push-ups
Mountain climbers
Jumping jacks (both with and without dumbbells)
Jump rope (with dumbbells)
Suitcase swings
Scorpion push-ups
Squats (with knee raises, with weights, ones you hold…basically, a ton of flippin’ squats)
Speed skaters
Tuck jumps (these make me want to cry)
Standing ab moves (which are a breathe of fresh air compared to the rest of the workout)

This list isn’t even the half of it.  It is an intense workout. Even the three background people he has in this DVD look like they are about to grab Bob’s legs and beg for mercy.

I usually hide from this workout like a little kid in trouble, but I guess I was in for some punishment yesterday.

Once I finish this hour long workout though, I always feel amazing.  I cannot move the next day, but even so… I feel accomplished.

If you’re looking for a great workout, I’d definitely recommend letting Bob kick your butt.  Even though he’s tough, you still kind of want to hang out with him after he makes you cry. Kinda.

Do you have any workout DVDs?  What are your favorites? I also love Zumba, Jari Love, and Physique 57.  Check out my reviews!

Have a great day!

  1. April 13, 2011 9:23 AM

    I recently got Jillian Michaels workouts and really like them, I saw Bob’s and was wondering how his were. I’m totally going to buy it now! I’ve really wanted to buy a Zumba one but I can’t find it anywhere? Where’d you get yours?

    • April 13, 2011 9:31 AM

      You can order the Zumba DVDs from Amazon here. They are a lot of fun! I started with the 20 minute express and then moved onto the other ones. Definitely try Bob. I never dreamed he’d be that tough!

  2. April 13, 2011 9:31 AM

    As painful as it is, there’s nothing like knowing that you got a good workout in! I’m not a big workout video person (I always seem to forget I have them), but I’ll keep Bob in mind the next time I look for one!

  3. April 13, 2011 11:27 PM

    AHH I need to try that- I’m totally going to target tomorrow to pick it up! I love Jillian’s DVDs but find myself on the last level of them and quickly bored!! -jamie

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