28 March 2015

The 30 Day Shred: My Experience + Results

I recently completed Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred, in an attempt to introduce a form of exercise into my life and tone up in all areas - mainly my stomach! I am really proud to say that I stuck at it for the full 30 days (I missed one day due to a technology issue, but added on another day), and have definitely been rewarded in terms of toning up and feeling fitter! I am very happy with the results and can safely say that this works!

During my very first workout of level 1, I pretty much collapsed about half-way through! I felt so unfit. But, I pushed through. Day two was so much easier, and after a few days I was doing well with the level 1 workout.

I found level 2 to be too fast-paced, but I did my best and stuck at it! I couldn't get through a workout without a quick breather, though!

Level 3 was surprisingly a little easier than level 2, and it had a steadier pace. I still couldn't get through a workout without a short break, but as you will see, this didn't affect the end results.

Before Shred - Day 8:
After the first eight days of doing the shred, I could visibly see a difference in my body; my waist was more defined, my stomach appeared flatter and overall I was starting to look more toned.

Day 8 - End Of Shred:
Sorry to blow my own trumpet, but wow! Just look at the difference. I am really surprised and extremely happy with the end result.

Before & After:


Overall, I wouldn't exactly say I enjoyed the 30 Day Shred, but at least it works! I didn't stick to a strict diet throughout the 30 days, but I do try to eat quite healthily in general. I didn't cut out anything from my diet, either, as I don't agree with cutting out your favourite foods - we all need a little reward now and again! Chocolate, anyone? I found Jillian annoying at times, but she does push you!

Inches Lost:
Calf: 0.5 inches
Thigh: 0.5 inches
Upper arm: 0 inches
Waist: 1.5 inches
Stomach: 2 inches
Total inches lost: 4.5 inches

My weight didn't really change much throughout the shred; I think I lost 2lbs at one point. I don't check my weight very often as it honestly doesn't really change! I'm more interested in how I feel and how I look to myself, than numbers. I am now about to embark on my yoga journey, and I will also be increasing my walks and doing some spinning at home.

Have you ever completed the 30 Day Shred - did it work for you?

If you have any questions about my experience with this workout, please do ask!


  1. Wow you look great!
    Think may need to give this a try!
    Kate | Talking Transplants

    1. Aw, thank you so much! I would definitely recommend it to kick-start your fitness regime! :) xxx

  2. I've heard so much about the 30 Day Shred - you got some great results in such a short space of time! Definitely need to look into this now :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

    1. Thank you! :) Yes, definitely give it a try! xxx

  3. It's been a while since I last did the Shred, I really ought to give it another go.

    1. It's great to know that it actually works! :) xxx

  4. You look great, Emma! Your figure is amazing!
    Keep it up - I wish I had your will power!
    Daniela xo

    1. Aww, thanks so much, Daniela! :) xxx


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