Thursday, February 24, 2011

30 Day Shred

A couple weeks ago, I started doing the 30 day shred by Jillian Michaels.  Have any of you done it?  She says you can lose 20 pounds in 30 days but let's be honest - that ain't gonna happen!

I consider myself somewhat athletic (played lacrosse in school) and still run about 8-9 months out of the year to stay in shape.  But yall - this thing got me!  I was sore the first couple of days (maybe it had to do with doing the video in bare feet?!) and I think it's from using muscles that you don't use running!

The way the video is set up is there are three circuits in each 20 minute workout.  Each circuit has 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of abs.  She says this is the quickest way to burn fat.  There are also three levels.  I'm still on Level 1 because I'm mixing this with running a few days a week too. 

Do you all have any workout videos that work for you?  I like doing something during the winter when I'm hibernating from running in 20 degree temps (and I don't do treadmills)!  It has been above 70 about 6 out of the last 7 days so it's been great being outside! 

Is it Friday yet?

7 comments:

The Diana Dialogs said...

I adore 30 Day Shred. I used it in Memphis and was able to drop a few lbs. Now that life is getting a little less crazy I am planning on picking it back up!

Christin said...

I used to do it religiously. I didn't really lose much weight, but I could definitely tell it was whipping my body into shape.

Emily said...

LOVE this workout -- I have used this one a lot, and I really think it's a fantastic workout :) Good luck!

Pigtails and Bowties said...

I love Jillian Michaels...I do the 30 day Shred when I don't have to time to go to the gym and I am SORE after it! P90x is also great, but expensive (unless you borrow it from someone).

Good luck!

xoxo
Jess

Lexilooo said...

I've heard about this 30 day shred and should probably try it...

Patience said...

Jillian also has a new DVD 6 Weeks to 6 Pack and this is pretty good as well. I have done the shred before and I loved it.

Maryland Magnolia said...

I just bought the 30 Day Shred because I had heard so many good things about it, but I have yet to actually try it out. I've also heard good things about Pure Barre workout DVDs, but I havn't bought any yet :) Do you read Positively Preppy in Pink's blog? She loves workout DVDs and has several recommendations.