Tuesday, March 2, 2010


February was one heck of a month here, one that included not much sleep and lots and lots of hard work. One reason: Feb 28 marked day 30 of my 30-day shred with Jillian Michaels DVD workout system. Soooooo....am I completely shredded? Do I hate Jillian Michaels? Am I going to stick with it? Not yet, sorta, and absolutely!
The workouts are 20-minutes long, 25 including warm up and cool down (which are both very short and to-the-point in true JM style). Before starting out I thought, how tough can a 20 minute workout be? Well, I'll go ahead and answer that one now: TOUGH. I've never felt like such a head-to-toe weakling. But she knows her stuff, and I progressed pretty quickly from level one to level two. Now, I can hardly believe it, but level two is getting easy. Level three, here I come (gulp).
She wants you to do the workout every day, and I managed to fit it in 5-6 days a week. It's almost addictive because I felt so great afterward. And it's really fun to actually feel yourself getting fitter and stronger day by day. I didn't lose as much weight as I wanted last month, but I think I gained muscle. It might actually be a 60-day shred program for me, before I get my desired results. Here's to the next 30 days! :)


Marisa said...

I hate her voice, so I have been putting off buying the videos, however I keep hearing great stuff about them. I think you just helped me make my final decision to buy it:)!!!

Everyday heaven said...

Yay! I like her, she is a crazy lady but she knows what she is doing. Yeah her voice is annoying, then again so is not shedding the pounds any other way, so I have been doing her video and loving it. So sore after the first day though, you were right! It kills! It has not gotten easier yet!

Malia said...

Well I have to amend that--who knows, JM could randomly find my blog like babycakes NYC did, and I don't want to hurt her feelings! I don't HATE her, but she is a taskmaster and after some of the harder reps I just kinda want to tell her to shut the heck up. :)There, glad I cleared that up.

Michelle said...

You can do it. Just keep it up. It will get easier for you. The more you do it the better it will make you feel.