During my pregnancy I had seen the Slim in 6 infomercial on t.v and knew I would buy it to get back in shape (It’s always nice to have a new workout when you really want to get serious).
Slim in 6 has three levels. Each level increases in difficulty and length. The first DVD, Start it Up, runs for around 25 minutes. The second, Ramp in Up, goes for 48 minutes. The third, Burn it Up is a 60 minute workout.
The creator and host, Debbie Seibers is known as the Squat Nazi, and she fits the title well. I didn’t count the number of squats in this program, but there are many. This is one of the reasons I feel Slim in 6 is perfectly tailored to women. It focuses on many of our common trouble zones, helping re-shape them.
One thing I like about this program is that it combines cardio with light strength training. I generally prefer to do my cardio and weight lifting separately, but for a short period of time, with the goal of losing weight, I found this to be beneficial.
So, how did I lose the weight with Slim in 6?
I pushed play regularly.
One reason I love workout DVDs is that it takes the thought process out of the workout. I don’t have to think about the moves I should be doing, I just follow along. This is wonderful for a sleep deprived momma!
I popped this DVD in as often as I could (three to five times a week) and did what she told me to.
I didn’t follow it to a T.
Slim in 6 comes with a 6-Day Express™ Diet Plan. I decided not to do this because I was nursing. I also did not follow the eating plan because at the time it was too much for me to think about what I was eating in detail. I just tried my best to eat healthfully within the parameters of huger and fullness, making sure I ate enough (because I was nursing). It is generally suggested that a nursing mother can follow these types of eating plans by adding 500 extra calories each day. I have not personally tried this.
It is recommended to do the workout 6 days a week. But I did not do this either. Some weeks I did, but generally I felt that 3 days a week with regular cardio (like a walk, pushing the baby in the stroller, or another cardio workout) twice a week was sufficient. (If you follow the recommended 6 day a week training, perhaps your results will be faster. Doing the same exercises six days a week is intended to create a lean and toned body.)
It didn’t take long for me to start feeling like I was getting my body back. I wish I’d kept better details of my results because I remember being shocked at how many inches I’d lost so quickly. By the end of six weeks I was within a few pounds of my pre-pregnancy weight. And this is saying a lot since I gain over 30 pounds when pregnant! (I had lost a few before starting the program.)
A few more details about the Slim in 6 program.
- Debbie Seibers is as sweet as they come. If you prefer encouragement to workout rather than having some one yell at you, she’s your girl. I appreciate her quiet confidence and found her to be very easy to listen to.
- You won’t lift much more than a 5 pound weight in this program. But you will still get sore. There are many repetitions of each exercise. You really feel the area that is being targeted!
- The first DVD, Start it Up, is quite moderate. As a postpartum woman, just getting back into exercise, I found this very doable. And fun.
- The third DVD, Burn it Up, is a killer! Lots of attention is paid to shaping the buns. It hurts.
- The workouts are not dancey. They are simple and easy to follow.
The program also includes Slim and 6-pack (an ab-focused routine) and Slim and Limber (a stretching session) that can be used as desired.
If you want to learn more about Slim in 6, watch the overview belong (it’s a bit “advertisy”), or visit my beachbody store.