Tuesday, January 11, 2011

30 Day Shred - I'm doing it.

My exercise news is that I started Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred last Thursday night, Jan 6th! I had read about it several times but didn't have the guts to try it out until just after the New Year. Since I know I am going to India again, in maybe just 5 weeks time from now, I figured what better time than now to start it? A 30 day(or so) program that's supposed to make my muscles more toned, and hopefully help me lose more weight. Yeah, I got some of that holiday weight on me.

Well, the shred workout is really hard. I knew it would be! I want to say that I don't think I will be able to do 30 consecutive days in a row of this. Whether you are even supposed to is unclear. I googled it! Jillian was quoted as saying you need 2 days of rest a week when exercising, yet this 30 day shred seems like it's supposed to be 30 days with no break.

Let me just say, I had to take a break already. I used my once a month womanly card to sit out on Sunday. I don't want to take another day off, but if I do, it's ok. I am not competing, I am not expecting to become skinny in 30 days. I am just testing this out and it's a good workout. And I think it's already working! On my legs at least. They were the most sore and now they are hardly sore at all. I read horror stories about how sore people were the day after doing the 30 Day Shred for the first time. It wasn't as bad as I expected - BUT I was not able to do every single jump. I guess if I did every...single...jumpy move, it would have been worse. I did maybe 85% of the movements, I couldn't do 100%.

I took my measurements so that if I didn't see the scale moving, I could see those results instead. I will let you know how it turns out. I like that this is a 30 day thing, not too long right? I can do it...I can suffer these 30 days!

I started a little journal document with how I feel each day after doing it. Short entries to remind myself of the process, and I will share them here until it's over! Numbers represent the day.

30 Day Shred, Day:

  1. I couldn’t keep up with every movement. So tiring!!! Felt like puking afterward(literally), but I didn’t. This is hard...Next morning, I am sore but not as bad as I thought it’d be.
  2. Still can’t do every movement. Felt less pukey afterward. Still very hard.
  3. Less exhausted after today, but I can’t do every jump and such. Still sore. (days 1-3 done in evening)
  4. Woke up less sore, much less sore than the night before. I took a day of rest today.
  5. Did it a little while after lunch today. I had more stamina for the cardio, but I can’t do all the jumping movements continuously, still. All that matters is that I am moving at least.
So I am trying to shift to doing it before showering each day instead of in the evening. And this has to be the year that I get rid of the weight I have wanted off for the past almost 2 years! I lost weight after Kavi was born, for about a year. I got down to a nice point, still overweight but better than before, but I gained a little of it back and didn't reach my final goals. I want to!


Abigail Leigh said...

I need to do this with you....I own it but keep starting and not finishing a month. I'm going to come back everyday for motivation : ) Good luck!!!

Christopher And Tia said...

You can DOOO it!

Beka said...

you can do it!!
that's amazing.
and yeah.....i was sick over the holidays, so i didn't eat or gain at all. more like LOST some. not sure i like that better. heh. :P

Angela said...


(but you are a very brave woman - I purchased a Jillian Michael DVD a few years ago and it was pure HELL - I never did it again!! So my hat is really off to you!!!)

Nen said...

good luck!!! i hate exercising with a passion... maybe if i had someone to go to a class with or something. i don't think i'd stick with a home work out. props to you!!!