Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Days 6-9

I had a very busy weekend. Lots of pool time, a trip to the drive in, and of course lots of exercising! I ended up walking about 14 miles since Friday. 6 of which were last night alone. I did a great job with keeping up with The Shred all weekend, and I even tried out Level 2 last night!

Saturday: 30 Day Shred, 4 miles on Nordic Track.
Sunday: 30 Day Shred, 4 miles on Nordic Track.
Monday: 30 Day Shred Level 1 TWICE in the morning, and Level 1 followed by Level 2 at night. Also ran 6 miles on the Nordic Track. Did 20 continuous laps in the pool, too.
Today: 30 Day Shred in the morning, and again with my friend Laurin around 2. She had to leave, so when she did I restarted it and completed Level 1 again. 20 more continuous laps in the pool. I haven't had a chance to get any time in on the Nordic Track yet, but I plan to do at least 5 miles tonight.

I am trying really hard to get ready for Level 2, but I am not ready. I may stay on Level 1 for a while. I even skipped ahead and watched level 3. I was able to do about half of the exercises on Level 3, but I will need to really get serious about this if I want to be able to pull off some of those moves! I'm trying. More comments were made by multiple people on how different I look. My friend said I look as if I've lost 2-3 dress sizes in less than a month. I'm thrilled with the results but I also want more, more, more.

I've started a new little project for myself. I am going to take one picture a day until I reach my goal of 50 pounds lost so I can see the changes on a day to day basis. Once a week, I will upload the pics & share. I started this on Monday.

I haven't been as strict with food as I would like, but I really love that even though I'm indulging occasionally, I'm still getting results!

I've got a few articles I am in the middle of, but finding the time to post every day is going to be hard. I'm thinking of dropping down to maybe 3-5 posts a week. Is there anything anyone would like me to do research on and write about? I'm working on an article for getting in cardio while having a lower body injury right now. I've been working on this one for over a week!


  1. I don't have any requests, but I am so happy to read your post! Girl, how do you DO all of that exercising? Where do you find the time? I think Jillian would tell you to slow down (we know that's a joke cuz she'd NEVER tell anyone to slow down, but if she did . . .)!

  2. Very cool. I just ordered PGX fiber because Dr. Oz was touting its effects and as someone with good knowledge in nutrition/health, it seems like a brilliant way to keep blood sugar levels even. My problem all my life was hummingbird syndrome--very energetic and athletic, but didn't want to sit for meals so ate candy bars, cookies to keep going and always crashing and feeling starved. I've found since going vegetarian and having a high fiber diet, there hasn't been any binges. Keeping that blood sugar even is key for me.

  3. @LivinLarge - I am not really spending all that much time exercising, believe it or not. Maybe an hour in the morning, and an additional 1 or 2 hours in the evening. it takes me 45-50 minutes to do 4 miles on the Nordic Track. When I did 6, it took me just under 80 minutes. I try to do it when my kids are asleep. I am a stay at home mom, and we don't do much besides go on walks to the library & go to the pool. So for me, I'm lucky. It's easy. If I were working, I would never be able to find the time!

    As for Jillian telling me to slow down - ha! I think she would still be on me to KEEP doing MORE than what I am now if she were here!

  4. @AutumnForest- I did some research on PGX Fiber the last time you mentioned it & I definitely like the idea! I wish I had the money to buy some for myself! I'm a little leery since it almost sounds too good to be true. Let me know how it works out! If it works for you, I may just have to buy some for myself. And after that, maybe I can do an article on it? We'll see!

  5. This is a really good workout. It's geared a little more to advanced exercisers, but the choreography is fairly basic and you will definately feel this the next day.
    There are three workouts that combine toning and aerobics together which are about a half an hour each. This way, you're burning fat and toning muscles at the same time. It's a little challenging, but fun and effective.


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