Post # 1
So I finally figured out how to work the On Demand feature on my cable remote (I promise I am usually a little more tech savy!)! And this morning I did (or attempted to do) Level 1 of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. So after failing miserably, I realized it’s going to take me awhile to get back in shape.
My question is, how often, should I do Level 1? Everyday, every other day, 3 days a week, etc.? And how long did it take you ladies to get to Level 2?
Post # 3
I’ve been doing it roughly every day, but my cousin is doing it every other day. It depends on what works for you.
Post # 4
I don’t have a good answer for this, but I did want to give you some encouragement, as I recently attempted to do Jillian’s Banish Fat Boost Metabolism workout and failed pretty miserably at that.
My advice to you would be to probably work on doing it every other day for starters, and then if you feel like you can bump it up to every day do that. I’m no exercise specialist but these things tend to work better for me if I don’t totally overdo it but at the same time do it frequently enough that I can see progress.
Good luck! Let us know how it goes!!
Post # 5
I did my first session last night and it kicked my butt! I plan on doing this every other day and then as I progress do it everyday…I can’t imagine what level 2 and 3 are like!
Post # 6
I did it last Monday…and haven’t done it since. 🙁 Weight loss FAIL.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club
My word of advice is to not do level 3 too early…it will completely discourage you! Once you’ve done level 1 a couple of times, I think you’ll fell comfortable moving onto level 2..and levels 1 and 2 together are a pretty good workout…and when you make it to level 3, you probably won’t even want to do 1 anymore, levels 2 and 3 together are an even better workout!
Post # 8
If you are sore the next day, take a day off. But if not, do it again. If you are still a little sore on the 3rd day, do it again anyway as much as you are able to. Cardio can be done every day. The every other day for weightlifting only applies if you are actually pushing your muscles to their limits.
Post # 9
Yup, if you’re feeling sore tomorrow, don’t repeat the same workout. You’ll want to give your muscles time to recover so that you can build them up. I agree with Miss Stiletto–don’t try Level 3 too early. You’ll just feel frustrated. Also, I think she’s right, once you do 3, you’ll wonder how you thought 1 was so hard!
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Wow, Miss Stilleto, I’m impressed that you do 2 and 3 back to back! I’m only on my third day of the Shred. It wasn’t that hard for me b/c I’ve been developing my core through Pilates and Billy’s bootcamp Abs dvd. But still . . . you’re pretty hardcore!
Post # 11
I just started Level 1 tonight… and it kicked my ass! I bet I would have done better had I not eaten a pint of ben n jerry’s right before I did it. I guess that was a bad idea..?
Post # 12
I quit the gym for my birthday this year and got a few videos instead. I consider myself in pretty good shape, but this video is rough. & only 20 minutes. I haven’t made it to level 3 yet, but I don’t do it every day. I’m getting a pretty good workout video collection so I can rotate.
Post # 13
I love this video. It will hurt you quite a bi in the beginning but it gets so much easier if you stick to it. I recommend aiming for every day so that your body has to quickly adapt. You’ll be shocked at how quickly this video will get you into decent shape. Next up for me is the P90x system.
Post # 14
Update: Made it thru full level one exercise last night, mostly because I ate after the workout instead of right before… duh brilliant. I am finding, though, that I’ve had to swap out different cardio. The tape does a lot of bouncy types of things (the jumping jacks, jump rope, ass kick things), which is really tough on my back and shoulders (I have a ginormous rack). So I’ve been stair climbing and for lack of a better term dancing during that time. Ah, to be a fly on my wall when I shred…!
Post # 15
I think that in regards to timing the "plan" according to Jillian is to do Level 1 for 10 days, Level 2 for 10 days, Level 3 for 10 days … and therefore that is 30 days and you are officially "shreded" … but in reality – you do whatever you think works for you!