Wednesday, June 22, 2011

30 Day Shred

I was at work on Monday, and one of my co-workers came in and said she had tried the 30 Day Shred with Jillian Michaels.  I must add, that she said she was feeling pretty good, but was having troubles getting in and out of her chair.  She informed me that there was a lot of push-ups and squats, but all in all it wasn't too bad.

Today, I decided I would go out and purchase this 30 Day Shred.  My goal for 2011 (for the past 2 years) is to try to get rid of the stubborn fat that has made a permanent home for some time now.  I had been thinking about joining a gym, but it is hard finding the time especially in the summer with two kids in sports.  (See I am good with excuses)  I really don't know how to describe my experience, except I am sure if posted on America's Funniest Video's I would surely win.  (Just ask my daughter)

The 20 minutes combines strength, cardio and abs and my favourite a 2 minute cool down.   Jillian had to begin with push-ups (I cannot do push-ups, let alone one minute of push-ups). There is jumping jacks, and skipping just to name a few.  The only thing you require at home is some hand weights and a mat if exercising on a hard surface.

I am very excited that I completed the 20 minutes, and will definitely complete the 30 days, there is 3 Levels to the 30 day SHRED, I am very interested to see how I will feel after day 1 at level 3.  I think I will give myself a few days at least before even attempting that challenge.

I highly suggest this video, it would be fun to have people to share the experience with.

Below is a segment of the "30 Day Shred" I found on YouTube.  Happy Shredding!


Kimberley said...

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therealhousewifeofoxfordcounty said...

I am in for giving this a try I have a girlfriend who is on day two and said today she could hardly walk but did it! YIPPPE i will try anything :)
Give me a few days to get the video (live in a small community)
Can't wait to try it too.

Healthyliving4you said...

Yeah! That is fantastic! Let me know when you have the video and we can share stories and you can let me know how you are feeling. I will be into it a couple of days by then. I have to say going up and down stairs has been a little challenging today. But that is good!

NotSoSilentMommy said...

I'm going to try it with you ladies as well..

Healthyliving4you said...

That is great! Maybe we could meet at my house some days, then we can laugh together. lol

Laura said...

I've seen Jillian commercials but I haven't tried her stuff yet. I ordered Hip Hop Abs last year & it nearly killed me. I couldn't even keep up. Now I'm using a pilates DVD, which I also hate, but I'm forcing myself to do. Good luck with your weight loss!

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Healthyliving4you said...

Hi Laura,

I recommend the 30 day shred, even though I am only on day 2, it is good. Good luck with your pilates DVD to. It is not fun at the time, but the results will be worth it.

Thanks for taking the time to view my post.