(Closed) I started the 30-day shred today!

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

awesome!!! keep it up, it does get alot easier! i’ve been shredding for 2 months now and its totally worth it. I def think adding cardio and good diet to the mix is essential though.

loves me some Jillian!!  Cool

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m on it so I can relate! It really is tough for the first week, but like she says, you’ll see a big change in your endurance after that.

I’ve been doing it since October, and my family members all commented on how skinny I was over the holidays. But I don’t feel like I’ve made quite as much progess as I’d like because 1) I’m a perfectionist, 2) I’ve only been doing it 4 or 5 days a week instead of every day, and 3) I haven’t changed my diet at all. I figure that doing the exercise every day over the holidays probably kept me from gaining my usual 3 pounds.  It puts me in a much better position to really slimm down in the spring.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I started it on Sunday.  Monday, I felt like I couldn’t walk.  Did it Monday night and Tuesday was horrible. Tonight was day 5 for me.  It is finally getting better.  Think I will rest tomorrow and Sat and start again on Sunday.   I think 5 days/week is plenty.  Her workout is a killer!!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park

I just started today too!!! It kicked my ass!!! I’d love to hear about other people’s results! I plan on doing it at least 5 days a week, but I dunno if I can do all 7 days of the week. I need a break at some point!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

yeah.. i like to call it the “60 day shred”. (But i def take days off!!) I did 28 days consecutive and then since then do it 4x a week. Once i got into level 2 thats when i started to see some results..which pushes you to keep going!!!

for me, i for sure notice the toning in my arms! Push ups work. Hands down. and i never used to do push ups on my own, so its all jillian on that one. Also the lunges really help my legs ( my #1 problem area!) although i feel like i don’t see that dramatic results compared to my arms. 

One thing i did at the very beginning, maybe u could try too, is that i did level one for 2 weeks.. i wanted to be able to get through easily before moving on to level 2. Then i did level 2 for 2 weeks, then moved to level 3. By the second week for each level it was easier for me to get through (and you could also move up to a heavier weight if its too easy for you). Just what i did though, whatever floats your boat.

Now i only do level 3. I want to pick up her other dvds to change up the routine! No matter what level you are on, some days are easier/ harder than other days but just get through it! And take it one day at a time!!!! Before you know you’ll be on level 3!!!!

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Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I also just started shred and agree that it was hell, and I only did level 1!

I first heard of it here on the boards and was excited to start. My first day was Monday night, I was crazy sore Tuesday, did it again Tuesday night, and haven’t since 🙁 I just can’t seem to get motivated now that I actually have it.  What keeps you guys motivated to keep doing it consistently? Do you do it in the mornings or at night?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

When I got 30 Day Shed last spring (?) I did the work out and was unable to walk right for a week. I’ve never gotten past one day of the work out as it HURTS! I want to though, as I hear amazing results can come of sticking to it, but I think I need to work up to being able to do her work outs.

Hope everyone just starting out sees results soon! 🙂 good luck!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

you’ll do great!

trust me, it was super hard for me too! i could do 5 push ups in a row. that was it. done. i did half the reps of each excercise move for each level when i started. But each day just try to do a few more, and by week 2 of level 1, i was able to do the whole circuit, every excercise! Then did the same thing with level 2.

disclaimer: i’m def not a 30-day shred expert… just a fan / follower 🙂

Post # 14
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Newbee

we didn’t think we were THAT out of shape, so Fiance & i were surprised to find ourselves panting and whining through level 1 of the shred.

those first few days, my exercise punches were aimed RIGHT at jillian michaels.

over two weeks later, we were yelling back at jillian.
“is that all you GOT jillian?” as we jumped higher, and higher during jump-ropes.

…it wasn’t all she had. she had level two. but we’ll get through that one too!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I just did the first day of Level 1! That is some tough stuff, considering I’m badly out of shape. But it’s definitely do-able. It reminds me of an “easy” P90X. And shorter, too!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

I did 6 days of level 1 last week and felt really confident. By day 4 I could already tell that things were getting easier, on on day 6 it felt too easy. On day 7 I decided to take a break and worked out on the Wii Fit. This Monday I tried level 2, it killed me. I got through it but my arms were sooo sore! I tried again on Tuesday and my arms physically couldn’t take it. So much of level 2 puts you in a push up type position and my arms were shaking too much to hold me up. I’m one of those weird girls who has all upper and no lower body strength so this was new to me!

For the past three days I have been doing the Wii Active and I am loving it! It is slightly longer but I am actually feeling the results more than with Jillian. I’m hoping the Active will put me in better shape so I can go back to Jillian level 2 next week!!

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