30 Day Shred started yesterday

Friday, April 27, 2012

So yesterday my Amazon package arrived, and with it the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred dvd. So of course I was excited to get home, get the kids to bed and throw the dvd in. Let me tell you... that workout kicked my butt something hard. Now I know I'm not in the greatest shape, but I at least thought I was starting to be in somewhat decent shape. My goodness, was I wrong!

So I did the Level 1 yesterday... I managed to keep up with the video for the most part. She only allows you 5 second breaks between, so I was a little behind in attempts to gulp down some water between exercises... but for a first attempt, I think I did pretty good. I was panting. I was sweating. I was ready to quit. But I kept at it for the whole 25 minutes or so.

And this morning I HURT! ooooh boy do I hurt! But in some sick, weird way... I'm happy about it. I know that I finally did a workout that made me WORK instead of the half-hearted workouts that I thought I was doing awesome in.

I'm really hoping to keep up with this one. At least 3 days/week... more if I can handle it. I liked the schedule that my EA Active program had for their 30 day challenge.. 2 days exercise + 1 day rest... I think I might try to maintain that schedule as best as I can while doing the Shred.

Oh and I am SO happy I've already got a massage scheduled for next weekend. It looks like I'm really going to need it!
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    I hear you! I also have the 30 Day Shred and so far have only been brave enough to work up to level 2. I remember the first time I started this DVD and the next day muscles I didn't even know I had hurt. I also felt good about it, in a weird way. I was an athlete in high school but have not been very active for the 10+ years since. I guess feeling that soreness is a way to reconnect with my younger self.

    And now that I have kids (4 and 2), I know I want to be a good example. They sometimes do the DVD with me, using toilet paper tubes as "lifts", as my daughter says!

    2863 days ago
    I love Jillian Michaels as well. I have her 30 day Shed/Shred and her Shed & Shred video. Both are wonderful. Butt kicks with weights in your hands? Crazy.

    Good luck! Enjoy it!
    2863 days ago
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    Good luck you can do it!

    2863 days ago
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