If you follow my blog you may have noticed that I like to change up my workout routines. For a month, I might do P90X and then the following month start doing Insanity, or even both workouts together. I like to try new things that will "shock" my muscles periodically so that I can see more of the results I'm looking for. Plus, it helps to prevent me from getting bored with exercising.
Recently, I heard about a DVD named Black Girls Workout Too. It was all over Instagram and Twitter. When I checked it out, I realized the two women in the video were the trainers and co-owners of a fitness studio here in Atlanta called Gymnetics. About 2 years ago, I thought about going to their gym but I never got around to signing up for some reason. Now that they had a DVD I knew I had to order one! They are a mother-daughter team who really seem to know a lot about how to reach specific fitness goals. Not to mention they both have killer bodies so, the proof is in the pudding. (I'm loving Lana's body! She has my dream abs AND rear end! And Mama Ellen has great arms and just has it going on all the way around).
The video focuses on dispelling the myth that African American women do not exercise. The exercises target the glutes, abs, arms and legs to help get rid of the flab, give some muscle and keep some of the curves in the right places. I was all over this because I have really been focusing on getting my waistline much more toned and slim while toning up everywhere else.
I love the fact that the DVD also comes with a meal plan! Great abs do start in the kitchen and I have noticed quick results already at just my second week of doing it. I'm slender and am not interested in losing weight so I reached out to one of the women, Vitamin Ellen, and asked her how I should tweak the meal plan. She advised me to have a protein shake with every meal so, I have been trying to do just that.
I am loving this workout and what these ladies stand for! I will come back with some progress pics soon!
Have you heard about Black Girls Workout Too? What DVD's are you currently using for your at-home workouts?