Jillian Michaels just kicked my ass

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merriam-Webster defines the verb shred as:

1archaic : to cut off
: to cut or tear into shreds <shredded the documents>

I just finished Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred for the very first time and I feel like Jillian just cut off parts of my body, tore the rest into shreds and generally demolished me.

I bought this dvd before I left for Kirkland Lake so that I could start doing it when I returned. Today I took a two hour walk and decided to try the workout. I'm not going to lie - it was hard. I was sweating. I was cursing Jillian. And I really wanted to turn off the dvd player and just walk away. Jillian's 3-2-1 system keeps your body moving and it means that you're not doing one type of activity for a long period of time. The formula is based on 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of abs, 3 times. You get a warm up at the beginning and a cool down at the end, but you're really moving for those 18 minutes in the middle.

There are 3 different workouts on the dvd and the idea is that you will do the first for 10 days then move to the next level. Once you've done level 2 for 10 days you move to level three and then you've done 30 days of shredding.

Out of the workout dvds that I own, I think this one is the most challenging by far. But I also think it has the potential for me to see the biggest results. I'm going to continue to shred and I'll let you know how it goes when I move up to the next level! Thanks to the girls on the 20's board for recommending this dvd so highly! I'm happy that I bought it, even though I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to get out of bed tomorrow morning.

PS - I gave myself an extra special sticker on my Get Moving into 2009 calendar. I now have 16 stickers - how are you doing??

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