Friday, August 6, 2010

Review: Lindsay Brin's Shed 5 Fast

We've got these hand weights sitting around again, and I think I can blame Mom's new DVD...

Hi, I'm Esmé, and I am three years old. I'm a ballerina, and ballerinas do pliés. With weights. Yep.

Seriously, let me get Mom to do this review, since she's the one who actually did the workout.  And there's no way I need to Shed 5 Fast.  Mom???

Mom here...

Yes, I've been doing pliés, thank you very much!  And some very cool kick-boxing moves to offset them...

Maybe you're looking for a fun way to lose that baby weight.  And you're like me - getting to the YMCA or gym for workout classes just isn't as easy as it used to be with baby tagging along.  Face it - it's hard enough to get motivated to exercise, and when baby does everything in her power to sabotage your efforts, it's so easy to just QUIT!

That's where Lindsay Brin's Shed 5 Fast DVD comes in!

Here's the quick synopsis:
Did five extra pounds sneak up on you in your busy life? Lose 5 pounds fast with Lindsay's Weight Loss methods. These two total-body workouts balance toning exercises with bursts of energetic cardio for maximum fat burning in only 30 minutes. This interval training is the most efficient way to burn calories, and two different workouts ensure you won’t hit a plateau during the six week program.

You’ll lose five pounds or more in just the first three weeks with this Weight Loss fitness DVD! Lindsay Brin uses the 3/3 interval method for the most effective fat burning workout - 3 minutes of toning using multiple muscle groups to boost metabolism, and 3 minutes of martial arts/kickboxing to melt fat in exercises that are simple and effective. Follow your level- beginner, intermediate or advanced, or step up your program to advanced as you start to see results.
I've tried a few workout programs since having Esmé, and this is my absolute favorite!  Here's what I like:
  • The kick-boxing part!  I did TurboKick classes pretty regularly for a while (before pregnancy), and I LOVE the moves; there's something just energizing and powerful about them.
  • The length!  My days are super short as it is, so 30 minutes is perfect.  Long enough to feel like a workout, and not a moment longer.
  • The 3-minute intervals! It just seems much more doable to stick with each exercise when I know it's only for 3 minutes.
  • Two workouts at two levels!  I haven't tried the second level yet, but it's nice to know there's something more to strive for.  And there are three demonstrations in the workout for different fitness levels.
  • Lindsay Brin!  There are some workout instructors who are annoyingly cheerful, or annoyingly serious, or just annoying.  I love Lindsay's personality - peppy and confident without being annoying.  Seriously.  (You can check out her blog if you're not convinced she's real and been there as a mom...)
I (very briefly) contemplated offering this DVD as a giveaway, but nope - I'm keeping it!  You'll have to get your own...

...which is easy to do!  You can pick it up at the Moms Into Fitness site for $15.99 - less this discount:

 And a couple of other links:
(And MamaBuzz IS doing a giveaway, which ends August 19th, so you can rush over there to enter, too...)

(If you have a three-year-old saboteur in the house who literally clings onto your legs while you try to work out, here's a tip.  Put a kiddy DVD in the laptop and stick the kid with laptop in her room.  Viola!  A half-hour of freedom to get your workout in without sabotage.  Then turn the DVDs off, stick in some "dancing" music and get another half-hour of free movement together.  No more excuses!)

Thanks to Lindsay Brin for the review copy of this DVD, and to MamaBuzz for coordinating this tour.


Mike and Katie said...

I love Esme's outfit! So funny!

ShEiLa said...

When I saw this post...
The best thing was Miss Esme's work out attire. I love seeing photos of your dear little girl.

I am going to get me a set of 'Shake Weights' you may have seen them on TV.

Right now my whole struggle with weight loss is a bit depressing... one step forward two steps back. But I am trying to stay positive.

Thanks for sharing Miss Esme and your thoughts with us.