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:
Day 8 - End Of Shred:
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!
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!