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My 30 Day Shred Challenge

on May 2 | in Life & Style | by | with 22 Comments

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

I hate to even use the word challenge because it comes with expectations, and expectations come with pressure, and pressure makes me shut down before I even get started… just like a New Year’s resolution lol. Yes, I am that mental when it comes to working out!

I’m not promoting Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred DVD, since I’ve only tried it once; however, I am hoping that by putting my workout goal out there into the universe, I’ll be motivated enough to get off my a$$ and actually shred for the next 30 days.

Speaking of a$$es, have you ever seen your backside in a Target dressing room mirror. You know, that mirror designed for looking at your backside! Oh my! I saw mine the other day and I’ve got shadows forming in places shadows shouldn’t exist!

My friend Jonathan mentioned this DVD in a tweet one night and I thought, how bad could 20 minutes for 30 days be {and the DVD was only $6.64 + free shipping at Amazon.com lol}? Well, I tried the beginner level when I got home tonight and now I’m having trouble getting off the couch… ironic, dontcha think LOL? My husband walked in on me shredding, laughed at me, and then joined in. It was nice to have a workout bud to keep me goin.

I’m hoping this challenge goal lasts longer than a day because when I squeezed into put on my workout clothes, last worn 4 years ago, it was clear that this effort was long overdue.

Are you all ready for bikini season? If you’re working out, what do you do to get fit?

22 Responses

  1. Ohhh let me know how it goes, I need a little work out inspo…er, toning up going on…

    • jennifer says:

      ill definitely keep you posted. lets hope my “putting it out there” keeps me on track lol.

  2. Ally says:

    I just started the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred yesterday!! :)

    • jennifer says:

      no way! that makes us work out buddies! lol my friend kathy started yesterday too and i call her my cyber workout buddy cuz we tweet, then shred, then tweet about our shredding lol.

      • Ally says:

        I can’t believe how sore I am after only 20 min of working out!! We’ll have to keep each other motivated! I definitely want to make it the full 30 days

        • jennifer says:

          im sore too, but actually looking forward to getting home and shredding again LOL. how about you? yes, we’ll definitely keep each other motivated :)

  3. Brandy says:

    I tried the 30 day shred last month. Only got to day 3, 0_o! OMG tough but great workout, you reaaaalllllyyyy feel the burn. Gonna start back soon, hope I can stay committed ;)

    • jennifer says:

      im hoping i make it to day 3 LOL. and even better if i can make it to day 30. fingers crossed :)

  4. Stacey says:

    Over the past 5ish years, I’ve lost about 50 pounds overall, and Jillian Michael’s DVD’s help me keep it off.

    Her DVD’s are amazing. She keeps you motivated throughout, and she does make you work tough, but you get great results :). I’ve tried the 30 day shred, and it’s a great one. I also own the “No More Trouble Zones,” and “Yoga Meltdown.” Currently trying out the “Killer Buns & Thighs” one and ooh let’s just say my buns and thighs were hurting like the dickens the next day and that was just level one! Tried her newer “Kick box Fast Fix” DVD, and I’m not sure about that one. Might have to give it another whirl, but it was just too fast for me to follow lol.

    If you enjoy working out to her DVD’s, I would def recommend you trying those other three I mentioned also. Rotating between a few different DVD’s keeps it interesting and it gets your body to do different moves instead of getting use to the same old routine every day.

    I really hope you enjoy her DVD’s, and I wish you the best of luck on your workout goal :D.

    Stacey :)

    • Stacey says:

      Oh I forgot to mention…the only little thing I have a problem with, with her DVD’s, is that she seems to go through the “cool downs” way too fast. I just end up going through the “cool downs” slower on my own. I feel like I’m a less sore the next day if I take my time more on cooling down. Just a little tip :).

      • jennifer says:

        that’s interesting that you mentioned the cool down because, as a joke and kinda seriously, i kept asking “when is the cool down” lol. i was asking that the first 5 minutes lol. but we went from boxing to stretching, without slowing down in between, and the stretching was quite quick. i had to walk around a little afterwards to slow my heart rate. thanks for the tips on her other DVDs. 50 pounds!!! that’s amazing, congrats!

  5. Lindsey R. says:

    I have this DVD also! I started it in January but got bored after doing the same thing over and over again. But I’m sure you will have more success! I have recently be doing some of the workouts again to mix in with other exercise but would like to get another one of her DVDs like Stacey mentioned. You go girl!

    • jennifer says:

      oh i hope i dont get bored, cuz that’s way too easy for me to do LOL. if you try any of her other DVDs you’ll have to let me know what you think :)

  6. Yikes! I’m a Shred failure, I’ll admit it. I made it to 4 days in a row and couldn’t function. Good luck peeing,mthats the worst! I have faith in you pretty girl, rock it!

    • jennifer says:

      YES! the toilet is the worst! LOLOL thanks for keepin the faith. i need it. not sure how i made it through day 2 when i was so sore from day 1, but i hope it gets better instead of worse LOL.

  7. Laura says:

    I started the Shred and am on day 13. I have had to skip a few days in the middle due to travel commitments, but I have seen results already. I really is amazing how after just 5 days you feel so much stronger.

    • jennifer says:

      that is exactly what i needed to hear! thanks for the motivation. im so happy you are seeing results. i do not work out AT ALL, but i’m actually enjoying this dvd. it’s just enough time out of my day, and for just a month. i can do this! lol. have a great weekend!

  8. Tiana says:

    I also just started getting serious about working out and eating better. I’m not following the DVD’s you are. However, my boyfriend, who’s in amazing shape the jerk (jk), and I are doing p90x and slim6. We have also come up with a meal plan, food tracking and food tracking times to keep energy up and help you not feel hungry. I’d happily share with you guys what we have come up with. What is everyone’s goals? I’m looking to just like my body again, not really worried about the numbers on the scale. I’m glad I read this post and all the comments. I’d also love to try to motivate each other. Its so easy to not work out and eat all the awful foods we love. We can do it girls!

    • Ally says:

      P90x is intense!! I did Insanity last year and it was soo difficult. I agree with you though, my goal is to like my body, not to reach a certain number. I noticed that for me, having a meal plan works soo much better because I can exercise for hours but if I don’t change my eating habits, nothing happens!

  9. Natalie says:

    I’ve taken up pole and belly dancing this year. It’s hilarious – and so much fun! I had my reservations about trying pole dancing, but it turns out it’s a great way to keep fit and involves a hell of a lot of muscle!)

    I’m not sure what shredding is, but it sounds nasty ;) still, keep it up!

  10. Trina says:

    I started the Shred today! Did you make it to the end? I’m going to alternate days with cardio to let my muscles recoop. So it’ll be the 60 day shred for me haha

    • jennifer says:

      i got pregnant about 3 weeks into my challenge so i wasn’t able to finish and couldn’t tell anyone why just yet LOL. i actually did stick with it throughout those 3 weeks and really loved it. i have 0 willpower, but this dvd was working for me!

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