April 27, 2009

Shred: Day One

I bought another Jillian Michaels workout dvd. I figured since I can only huff and puff my way through 20 minutes of her hour-long ones, I might as well go out and get her 30 Day Shred dvd. It's only 20 minutes long and has three levels. I guess you do 10 days or so on each level.

I've been reading really great reviews about it (heck, 1019 people reviewed it on amazon and it got 4 and a half stars out of five..), and of course, reading the success stories get me motivated.

So day one today. Nearly died. I am sad and pathetic. I finished with shaky arms and legs and I swear in the shower I was trying to wash my hair but was having trouble raising my arms. That's just level one. /-:

I'll let you know how it goes. I'll take my measurements after 10 days at level one. As for weight, eh, I hope I can lose a good number by mid-may.....maybe 155-ish?? I don't know. I'm not doing so hot on my April weight loss goal since I haven't exercised since before my horrid illness.

I will say that despite that, I have maintained my 5 pound loss, so I'm still at a cool 162.

Little steps, people.


  1. Good for you, Sam. I don't have the discipline to do exercise tapes. That's why I had to pay money for a class. Then I feel guilty enough so I have to go! Yay! My main motivator is guilt. All around. Kinda sad.


  2. pilates work well too. and of course you have to ignore the excruciating pain at the first week. One thing I don't like of Pilate is that my body was tone but no curves. And I want curves.

  3. Guilt or revenge work for me for motivation. However, I also have chunk shame, so paying for a class just wouldn't be good for me. )-:

    Pilates may have to wait until I bit more in shape. And as for excrutiating pain, I'm totally there with this 30 Day Shred. I woke up this morning and my legs hurt soooooooo bad. I don't really want to do the workout again today, but I'm going to attempt.

  4. Yup, do it. Endure the excruciating pain to get a hot body. If I decide to visit you sometimes this summer, I want to see real change. :D