Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I've been meaning to get Jillian Michaels 30-day Shred for a few weeks now since I've heard good things about it, but because my neighborhood Wal-Mart is the ghettoist of all ghetto Wal-Marts, they didn't have it. In fact, they didn't even have an exercise DVD section. Just a lone workout DVD stuck on an endcap that was probably mixed up in a delivery by mistake.

But this past weekend I got to go visit Target, which every woman will tell you is the best store in the world. Sadly, Wal-Mart is 2 minutes away, while the nearest Target is at least 20 minutes. When you need something fast after a long day at work, well, Wal-Mart is 2 minutes away.

Anyway, Target, of course, had the Shred.

This morning I shredded. And it was tough! I could do everything*, but my heart was really beating and I was dripping (that may have also been due to the 95% humidity this morning, but whatever). Also, do you know how long it's been since I did a jumping jack? Apparently too long.

So the workout is 20 minutes and goes:
3 sets of:
-3 minutes strength
-2 minutes cardio
-1 minute abs
Cool down/stretching

Let me tell you, it does not stop. You are going going going the whole time. I liked it! I like having a voice saying keep going, you can do it, two more, etc. I work well with someone rooting me on.

There are 3 levels of workouts and you're supposed to do 10 days of each of Levels 1, 2 and 3. I don't know if it's enough for me, frankly, so I'm going to supplement with my own cardio. I'll move up to Level 2 after 10 days, it will just take me a few weeks to finish 10 days.

* Well, except the push-ups. Girly style was offered as an option so that's what I did. I'm determined to be doing the real thing by day 10.


Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I'm glad you liked it!

I actually don't quite see the point of doing the exact same workout for ten days straight (and am a bit worried about getting injured, especially my weak ankle).

I agree with you that overall it's not that much cardio. I'm only doing Shred a few times a week to supplement my other workouts, and it's working out great.

I tend to get bored easily, but by doing the DVD only a few days a week, I haven't gotten bored yet! And I love having the option to get in a quick, intense workout right at home!

Kelly said...

Yeah, I planned to do it again this morning, but I woke up SORE. Jillian herself on her radio show always says to give muscles a rest. So I did.