Weight Loss Diaries Vol. 16 : New Year, New Workout!


Hey everyone!

I took a little break from everything around New year’s but this weekend onwards I’m back to a rigorous routine! I ate without restraint in the past few days and barely exercised which is why I’ve decided to not cheat at all with my diet in the coming 2 weeks and increase my workout time and intensity.

Having completed Jillian Micheals 30 Day Shred in December, I’m now moving on to a new workout – Jillian Michaels Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism workout. I’m also doing the 30 Day Shred again. So basically, I’ll be exercising twice everyday – the 25 minute 30 Day Shred in the morning and the 55 minute Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism in the evenings.

I’ve done only 1 Day of this routine so far and I feel pretty sore since I’ve had a nearly 2 week break from exercise. But it feels really good to be working out again! If you want to know my experience with Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, you can read my review HERE.


New Year, New Workout!

New Year, New Workout!





About Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism workout


This is a long workout (55 min) compared to the 30 Day Shred (25 min approx.). It has 7 Circuits of 5 exercises each – repeated twice during the circuit. It also has a much longer warm up and cool down compared to the 30DS. The exercises are not split into strength/cardio/abs like 30DS, its more of a cardio intensive workout but it does have some abs and strength moves though no weight training. I could only do about 40 minute of the workout the first day, I got too out of breath and tired to continue but I hope to be able to do the entire 55 minutes by the end of the coming week.

Its a little less structured compared to the 30 Day Shred which is more goal oriented, which is why I’m doing the 30DS again with the new workout. But I’m hoping the 1.5 hour workout everyday will speed up the fat loss which I desperately need!

You can check out Jillian Michaels Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism workout on Youtube HERE. I’ll be writing about the results and my experience with this workout after 3-4 weeks, depending on how quickly I see results!


[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Working out 6 Days a week is my top most priority and a New Year resolution I want to keep! How have you been doing? Did any of you try new workouts, did you see any results? If you have any diet recipes or workout tips to share, do drop a comment below!

I intend to try out a few new recipes in the coming week so do check next week’s Weight Loss Diaries!

Have a healthy week! 🙂 [/note]



  1. Krithika
    January 12, 2013 / 3:58 pm

    I have tried this banish fat, boost metabolism workout, and it is a intense cardio circuit that leave you out of breathe. I am planning to try other jilian michaels circuits like no more trouble zone and 6 pack abs in the coming week.

    I found that running for 20 to 30 minutes along with few basic exercises is working well for me these days.

    Try to mix up the exercises videos often else your body get used to the routine and it degrades the fat loss. good luck on your new year’s workout resolutions.

    I like your weight loss diaries series and I have my own fitness journal for my weight loss at

    • Corallista
      January 12, 2013 / 11:20 pm

      Did this workout help you lose any inches?

      You’re quite right about varying exercises regularly, the body gets accustomed to the same routine in some time. Which is why I liked the variation in the 30 Day Shred!

      Thanks for sharing your Fitness Journal, I’ll check it out!

      • Krithika
        January 13, 2013 / 3:04 pm

        I wasn’t quite regular when i tried 30 day shred and banish fat one. But yes, more than weight scale and inches, it had helped in toning. My jeans were fitting better and i felt light.

        After completing 30 day shred once, i used to do variations like
        mon – 30 day shred 1
        tuesday – banish fat, boost metabolism
        wed – 30 day shred 2
        thursday – rest
        fri – 30 day shred 3
        weekends – Long walking/running in intervals

  2. January 12, 2013 / 4:24 pm

    I never exercised before.. It’s only now that i have become very conscious about my health. I can see a difference in my skin and overall health after starting to exercise..
    I make a lot of diet recipes these days, like sprout chat, lettuce or cabbage wrap, healthy raitas.. My cravings have also reduced drastically.. Planning to eat more healthy 🙂

    • Corallista
      January 12, 2013 / 11:23 pm

      Its a great feeling isn’t it? I’ve been eating very unhealthy lately but getting back on track now! I rarely make raitas, thanks for the tip!

  3. Janani
    January 12, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    Good luck with your weight loss journey! I am a big fan of Jillian too and I have tried both the shred and BFBM! I have to admit though I couldn’t do BFBM more than a week, it’s tough! At the moment I am doing the Body Revolution, it’s 90 day program, so lets see how it goes!

    • Corallista
      January 12, 2013 / 11:24 pm

      Ohh let me know how Body Revolution turns out for you! I want to try that and Ripped in 30 as well.

  4. January 12, 2013 / 6:03 pm

    I need to start working out too…just basic yoga is enough but finding time is my biggest problem 🙁

    • Corallista
      January 12, 2013 / 11:25 pm

      I know finding time is tough especially once you have a family to take care of! Just start with 20 minutes a day, 3 times a week and then slowly build it up from 1 hour a week to more.

  5. January 12, 2013 / 7:08 pm

    Hi . working out twice in a day is too much, you should workout for about 60 mins a day, without breaks. try more HIIT , high intensity interval training, which will actually help u loose weight. doing two workouts in a day is very wrong idea. ideally u should do 3 days cardio and do days strength training. but i like to mix the two up.
    1.5 hr workout 5-6 days a week will do you more harm than benefits. u’ll get too tired. i strongly suggest you to take advice from a personal trainer.

    • Corallista
      January 12, 2013 / 11:28 pm

      Hi Shweta,
      While you have a valid point, my lifestyle is very sedentary so I don’t think 1.5 hours (include 20 minutes of warm up-cool down etc.) will do me much harm. Since I work from home, I don’t even have the energy consumption of traveling to work etc. so I don’t think I’ll be falling short of energy. And if it gets too hard or too tiring, I’ll slow it down.

  6. Mona
    January 12, 2013 / 10:29 pm

    Try Beachbodyz Turbofire….U will luv working out….Itz juz juz osam…I lost 15 kgs in an yr dng tat!!!

    • Corallista
      January 12, 2013 / 11:28 pm

      Thanks for the tip Mona! Will check it out!

  7. Faiza Qaiser
    January 13, 2013 / 10:17 pm

    I have recently included easy and small exercises in my routine, and stopped eating snacks in between meals. Hopefully i will upgrade my routine gradually and will become more fit. I am trying to avoid soft drinks as much as i can from the last six months and i must say it has been quite helpful as well . Although i have not lost much weight but my clothes fitting is becoming a little loose and my face is getting less chubby .

  8. Priti
    January 14, 2013 / 12:29 pm

    Hi ankita…
    Please keep posting your experiences… Motivates me a lot!!! 🙂

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