Day Four: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

Today was day for and back to level one. I pushed harder today and was able to go to go the whole session with only two short water breaks.

I'm feeling stronger and have continue counting points in the Weight Watchers program (i am doing it on my own, I am not signed up through actual Weight Watchers Program).

I am getting used to eating a serving size portion and limiting my snacks. I am still trying to get used to eating fruits and veggies instead of crackers or a granola bar.

I've gone over a few points each day as I am trying to adjust and not be hungry all the time. I'll get it down! It just takes time.

I am down 4 lbs so far in just a short two weeks. I am glad it is coming off gradually, it's safe and I'm more likely to keep the weight off if done as a lifestyle change and not a diet!

I have more energy and am excited to look and feel great!

I'll be taking the weekend off from the 30 Day Shred, but will get in a bit of cardio, stretching and allow my body to rest and recover.

See ya again on Monday!

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Day Three: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Workout

Today I did the Level Two workout just to change it up a bit. WOW! I was even more challenged and was sure that i would not be able to make it up the stairs after my workout.

The moves are a step up from Level One but I followed along with the modified versions of the exercises so that I could keep my form and do the exercises correctly.

I still found myself resting and taking a few 10-15 second breaks to get a drink. The last cardio circuit I thought my legs were going to fall off. They were burning up!

I'll be back tomorrow for Day Four!


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Day Two: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Workout

I wasn't as sore today as I thought I would be.  I was able to get out of bed, but washing my hard was somewhat of a challenge, as my sides and shoulders were feeling it!

Today was Day Two working out with Jillian and I know what to expect through the workout. I pushed myself a little harder this time, but still needed to stop for a drink and to breathe.

I am really enjoying Jillian's style and her motivating comments she uses throughout the session. She is so sincere in knowing that you can push yourself even if you are overweight big time. But she is also straight forward in saying that if you wanna change and lose the weight and look your best it costs you! It is not a free ride and this DVD is not a free ticket to get it.

I'll be ready for my session again tomorrow!


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Day One: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Workout

I borrowed this DVD from my sister to see if it was something I would want to purchase. She warned me that it would "kick my butt" and that when she did it she was unable to do the flight of stairs in her house without thinking her legs were going to give out on her.

I brought it home and popped it in the computer to view it, looked easy enough. I'll give it a try... TOMORROW! I know. I know.  My first mistake, waiting to start, but hey! I did get started.

So here I am after my first workout with the DVD doing Level 1.

OUCH! I have to be honest, I had to stop and take a 10 second breather a couple of times, even though Jillian does a great motivating you and pushing you and encouraging you and TELLING you NOT to take a break longer than five seconds, I was dying! I had to stop for a drink.

I did push myself though and completed the first session and my legs felt like jelly! None of the moves are too hard for beginners or for those who are on the heavy side. The basic crunch, resere crunch, lunges, squat and jumping jack are incorporated with side lunges, chest flyes and butt kicks (which you are encouraged to literally kick yourself in the butt!)

I was for sure that I'd have a hard time in my three story house getting around from level to level the next day and was hoping that I wasn't too sore to walk up and down the stairs.

I wasn't!  Though I felt a bit sore, mostly in my arms, shoulders and sides, I was able to go about my regular daily activities.

I'll be back for more..... tomorrow for sure!


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REVIEW: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD

Through January and February I will be reviewing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD.  I have never be addicted to The Biggest Loser TV series, but I have seen a few episodes. 
Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred

My sister had this DVD and she was not using it so I borrowed it. I like you, am looking into getting back into great shape. My hubby and I are planning a big anniversary getaway for our 10th anniversary in May 2011 and so I have a little over a year to shed the extra 50 pounds that I've accumulated over the last ten years since graduating from high school.

I WILL DO IT!

I am always unsure what the best workout videos are and I know that many of you are just like me: on a budget, strapped for time and have kids running around between your legs with you're doing lunges.
That's why I want to review fitness DVDs, equipment and books to help you pick the best ones so you don't have to waste money or time; you can have a great review from a busy mom who is overweight and on a budget and just trying to find the best way for me to get back in shape!

Join me over the next 30 days as I review Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and see what kind of progress I have made!


This is me in October 2009. 
It's the most recent full body picture I have. 
This is my "BEFORE" picture! Can't wait to reveal an "AFTER" picture!


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