30 Day Shred Revisited
8 MONTHS LATER.......
It has been approximately 8 months since I first began this killer program: The 30 Day Shred with Jillian Michaels. It took me 60 days to complete it the first time around. Read all about that tortuous journey here.
Since I completed this DVD in April, I continued on doing various other workout routines I found via YouTube over the last 6 months. I have found and love pilates!
My body has changed quite a bit over the past 6 months. I have lost 5 pounds and toned up all over. My clothes no longer fit well, I need a belt. Clothes that were a bit tight before, fit nicely now. Overall, I feel much better. More energy, better attitude.
The other day I was wondering IF I could do The 30 Day Shred and not feel as if I were dying. After all, I've been exercising fairly consistently since completing this program.
I decided I would test myself during the month of October and attempt to complete the 30 Day Shred in 30 days as it was designed.
Monday Morning, October 1st.....
I completed level one successfully and completely without feeling like throwing up or like I was dying. I will admit that I had to adjust a couple of the moves due to my knees. I don't want to aggravate that problem again. BUT I kept moving the whole time, completing each section without breaks! Yea, and that is only day ONE! Go ME!!!!
Tuesday Morning, October 2nd....
I can hardly move! Seriously!!! My legs, butt and thighs, chest and shoulders are KILLING me! Ok, I will do pilates today, my body needs something not quite so strenuous.
Wednesday Morning, October 3rd....
In goes the DVD... Yes, I can do this.
What was the hardest part for me when I did this DVD in the spring-the abs section-is the easiest now. My abs have improved so much, and it is very noticeable. Cardio is not so bad either. I keep moving the whole time. I'd say my weakest area now are my arms. I tire easily lifting those 3 lb weights...but I don't give up and I complete the set. I am astonished that I can actually complete this 20 minute workout and not feel half dead. WOW!