Monday, May 23, 2011

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred; Day 1

Justi finished Level 1 of Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred DVD and Oh! My! Good! God! Am I in pain right now!
I actually made it through the entire level 1 workout. It was not easy, and I am exhausted. I am glad I managed to do 4 miles on the Nordic Track BEFORE doing this DVD!
I almost died during the jumping jacks. Who would have thought that out of all the exercises on Level 1, that the jumping jacks would be the worst? I admittedly did "phone it in" a bit on a few of those, and also on the jump rope portion. Maybe after a week or so I will be able to do it! I'm really hoping. 
I made sure that because I was slacking off a bit during anything that involved jumping, that I made extra effort in every other exercise. I am so proud of myself because this is the first time I have ever made it to the end of Level 1!
I can't wait to try it again tomorrow! Do you think I should really do this DVD daily, or should I take a break in between? I have heard mixed reviews. So for now, I am going to try to do it 2 days in a row and follow it up with 1 day off, and repeating this process.

Have you ever tried using the 30 Day Shred DVD? What were your thoughts? I have about 10 workout DVD's and this is the one I tend to always go to. I can't even tell you why I pick this DVD so frequently, I just do. If you haven't tried this DVD but use other workout DVD's, I would love to hear your thoughts on them! I plan on eventually rating workout DVD's in the future, but I need to get in shape first!


  1. Wow! You're brave! I'd love to do her routine. I need to rearrange my living room to make it better for my workouts. Right now, I have an elliptical behind the sofa staring at the big screen TV so I can run on it and watch stuff. I love Jilian and if she's leaving BL, she better be the next Oprah and take over the world with health/psychology. I'd tune in every day to see her and Dr. Oz do a show together!

  2. I am so sore today, haha. But I can feel myself getting stronger, even after just one session! I'm going to try level 2 today and see how that works, and if it's too hard I will go back to level 1 for the 10 days... I just have a feeling that I will get bored if I do that. Who knows.

    I have my living room set up in a similar fashion, actually. I use my Nordic Track each night while I watch a movie. If it weren't for that, I would probably never last more than 20 minutes because I would so bored.

    I love Jillian Michaels! I have never watched The Biggest Loser though. I've read her books & I own 4 of her dvd's. She's amazing!


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