Thursday, June 2, 2011


When my alarm went off at 3:30 this morning, I rolled over and switched it to 4:30. Going to the gym just wasn't going to happen but I needed to workout. I know that the 30 Day Shred is a great workout and since it only takes about 20 minutes, I could start it at 5:00 and leave myself plenty of time to get ready for work after sweating with Jillian.

I've decided to add the 30 Day Shred to my daily workout routine. I'll go to the gym in the morning, do my normal 60 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of weights and add in the 30DS in the evenings. My plan is to do 10 days on each level. I have done Level 3 one time. It wasn't as horrible as I expected but it was still pretty painful. I recall falling to the ground in a heap midway through and pushing myself to finish, even if it meant doing half of each exercise. That isn't as pathetic as when my husband*, being a manly man, claimed he could do Level 1 without breaking a sweat and later confessed that he could barely get through one set (it is broken into three sets of weights, cardio and abs). HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA. That happened a good two years ago and I'm still laughing about it.

Is anyone still doing the 30 Day Shred? Here is my blog post about my first attempt. Gosh, I sound feeble. It wasn't too difficult this morning and if I would have had more time, I actually considered doing Level 1 again or doing Level 2 as well. I guess my usual 70-90 minute workouts have really made a difference in my stamina!

I'll be checking in every at the end of each level to update on my progress.
Level 1: June 2-June 11
Level 2: June 12-June 21
Level 3: June 22-July 1

Wish me luck!

*Sorry, husband, I hope I didn't embarrass you on the internet.


Brant and Amanda said...

I love her 30-day Shed. I only like doing work out 1 & 3. I don't know why I hate #2 so much, but I never do it. Good Luck!

Patty said...

I still do the Shred. It's a good, quick little workout! If you get bored with those 3 levels, she has another dvd (Ripped in 30) that is exactly the same structure as the shred with 4 new levels. I mix up all 7 levels these days which keeps things fresh.