Killer Buns & Thighs (Day 1)

I finally started Jillian Michael’s KB&T today. There are 3 levels of difficulty, each level is about 30-35 minutes. I’ve looked up how many calories are burned doing this workout. It varies by how much you weigh as well as how much intensity you bring to the workout. I’ve seen anything from 200-600 calories burned from various people doing this DVD.

I am going to do each level for a week, for a total of 3 weeks. I have my “before” measurements and pictures and will remeasure and take after pictures. I dunno if I’ll be posting pictures (lol), but I’ll definitely post about the results at the end of the 3 weeks.

Okay, so Level 1… I literally JUST finished and my initial thoughts are that level 1 is very much for beginners. It DID get my heart rate up a little with the cardio and it DID cause some burning in my quads… and it also challenged my balance with the single leg exercises. I skimmed through level 2 and it looks much more challenging. Don’t get me wrong! Level 1 is a GREAT starting point & is good for toning up & getting the heart rate up. If you’ve never done a JM workout or are just starting to work out, definitely begin with level 1. But personally, for me, I’m looking forward to level 2 right now!

And who knows? I might be feeling a LOT more sore than I think I will in the morning haha 🙂 If you’ve done this workout, post below letting me know what you think!

In the meantime, I’m pumped enough to get some mat pilates in! Until next time…


[9/17/2011] EDITED TO ADD: Level 1 leaves me out of breath & my legs shaky, but I still would LOVE more of a challenge. So I’ve been doing Level 1 of KB&T, and then adding THIS POP Pilates Glutes video as well. This combination has been awesome! If Level 1 is not challenging enough for you, but you want to do it for a full week, I would add something like this pilates video to it. Feel the burn!!! 🙂


About Kat

If I had to choose one word to describe myself, it would be eclectic. I like a little bit of everything and I do a little bit of everything. :) Some of my current favorite things to do are: spend time with my husband and daughters, work my home based business (, play with makeup and nail polish, work out (pilates, Jillian Michaels DVDs & pole dance/fitness), play Halo Reach & Zombies (COD) on xbox 360, living on the lake & blogging! I love my family more than life itself...and I will guard and protect them with my life. I've also learned to start standing up for myself (thanks to one of my mentors!) and tell people to back off when they try to hurt me or my family. My childhood abuse no longer defines me, thanks to my Savior Jesus Christ...and as a result of giving ALL parts of my life to Him, I have more peace and joy than I can ever remember having!

Posted on September 14, 2011, in Fitness, Jillian Michaels and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I bought this DVD a couple of weeks ago. Jillian Michaels is one of my favorite workout instructors. Can’t wait to try it out this week ago. Thank you for your input. With a bad knee, Level one of this workout does not seem so menacing, so I feel more secure doing it.

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