Thursday, August 6, 2009

30 Day Shred - Time to get fit!

When I first joined, I kept hearing about "the shred", I had no idea what this was but knew it had something to do with losing weight, that apparently works so I had to investigate asap! I soon found out that said Shred was referring to Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred dvd & I bought it right away! I've been carrying around an extra 10 pounds for over a year, I definitely see that as you get older it is not as easy to lose weight. I have a love affair with food, as soon as eat bfast I'm already wondering what I am going to eat for lunch and dinner. I hate to admit it & hopefully my MOH/cousin doesn't get upset by me telling you all this but...we once watched the biggest loser while each eating a medium pizza?! who does that? um me, it was my idea. I've always been conscious about my weight because my mom is pretty fit & never has had to struggle with her weight, her nickname that her sisters call her is "flaca"(skinny), I on the other hand have to work at it, I can not eat what ever I want but I can't complain too much either because for all the crap I eat I should weigh 300 pounds and have high cholostral (but thanks to my genes I don't). I remember the first time I had to lose weight, probably my freshman year in highschool, my jeans would not fit and when I told my mom to get me a bigger size she said no - lose weight. gasp! I know it sounds bad but it really isn't she was right , I needed lose weight & if more parents told their kids that, we would not have the high rate of obesity in this country. Anyways, that was the first lesson I learned on how to maintain my weight, to not buy a bigger size but to lose weight and when I follow that rule the max weight I gain is 10, ok maybe 15 - apparently some of my clothes have a lot of stretch in them ;-)
Ok so now back to working out! I belong to a gym thanks to my padres (it's my bday gift every year) but all I do there is cardio, I don't like using the weights there. (layout sucks) Which is why I *love* the Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred, I feel like I am finally getting toned arms and it's only been 3 weeks! I waved at someone the other day and looked over at my arms and there was less of the bye bye arm (you know the flabby part of your arm that waves bye bye). The dvd is only 20 min, and it's working everything, you have cardio, strength and abs. There are 3 levels and let me tell you there is a big differance between 1 & 2! Last friday I decided to do level 2 and by Saturday I was back on level 1. So far it's been a dvd that doesn't bore me and since it only last 20 min, I can't use the excuse that I do not have time, because everyone has 20 min!
I'd highly recommed this dvd to anyone that needs to lose some weight, it's on sale now on amazon for $6.40! get it *here*


  1. I've only heard superb things about the shred! And, I have wanted to go out and buy it now for awhile, but I'm one of those people who buys workout dvd's and never uses I've been hesitant! I need some toning as well. I've been running and doing weight watchers and so far I've lost 9.3 pounds...tshirts fit, jeans aren't too tight in the belly - it's great!
    And I'm the same as you - have gained 10 pounds in the last 1-1.5 years; and I'm finding losing weight MUCH more difficult with age, before I'd eat whatever I wanted - run and it would melt away, now I have to diet and run! I'm a huge snacker so it's been tough at times!

  2. I want to check this out! ive heard a lot of good things about it...and i need to get rid of the byebye arm :)


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