8 Aug 2012

30 Day Shred

I'm feeling inspired by all the good things I've heard about Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred so thought I'd give it a go.  I wasn't really sure what to expect, all I knew about it was that people can loose inches by following her 20 minute workout for 30 days. Sounds easy hey?! Well...  Easy it definitely is not!!  I'm clearly very unfit as I really struggled!!!!!

The 30 Day Shred is split into 3 workouts, you start with level 1, once you're comforable with that you move on to level 2 and then ultimately move to level 3. Each level is split into a 2 minute warm up, 3 circuits (3 minutes strength, 2 minutes cardio and 1 minute abs) and then a 2 minute warm down. I guess you should be doing each level for about 10 days each. I sat and watched level 1 before I attempted it and thought to myself "no problem, I can do that". Wrong!

I puffed and panted my way through the level and had to keep giving myself breaks (exactly what she tells you not to do!).  And now, despite a half arsed attempt to do the level, I feel like I've done a thorough workout at the gym and suspect I will be in pain tomorrow.  Oh well, I guess that means that it's done something?

When I researched the 30 Day Shred online, a lot of people posted pics of themselves before and after and it seems to really work.  I'm not going to be putting pics of myself up here but I will share some of my measurements...

Weight - 11st2
Bust - 35.5"
Arms - 13"
Waist - 32"
Hips - 40"
Thighs- 24"

Lets hope I can keep it up for the whole 30 days and see a difference. It's got to be easier to do it, the more times I try right?!

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