I am "Shredded".
Thank you Ms. Jillian Michaels. I have survived your 30 day program.
After 30 days, there have been some very noticeable changes:
- My legs are looking more toned
- My arms jiggle a lot less
- My face is not as round
- My midsection has come in a bit
- I am way more flexible
- I have been in a better mood
I loved this program because it was a quick, down and dirty, get it done workout. This fit into my crazy schedule because it is only 20(some) minutes. It was one I could do while I entertained the kids (52 pick-up anyone?) and one I could squeeze in after work.
Aside from being a pretty intense workout, I only really had one major complaint. My knees, ankles, and shins really took a beating. I think it was the combination of working out of a hard floor and wearing my running shoes. I think they were too rigid for me during this workout. I have a motion control shoe and felt that my shoes were like cement bricks doing some of the moves. I am going to buy myself a pair of cross-trainers for non-running workouts.
I completed all three levels multiple times. I did spend most of my time in level one primarily because I felt like I got the best workout during that segment. Level 2 and 3 were good but some of the moves were too hard for this out of shape girl and caused pain that was above and beyond a "good hurt". As I got stronger, I would combine the levels to make the workout a little more challenging.
Well, I am not sure what to do next. People have said their record for consecutive days with Shred has been 40+ days. I have to admit, my competitive edge is starting to come out and I would like to crush those records. I may push on and keep doing it. Really, the snow is not going anywhere anytime soon (as I type we are getting 6-12"!). It is a good way to get a decent quick workout in for the day. We will see....I am not sure how much more Jillian speak I can handle.
All in all, I do think this is a great DVD for the workout library.