Friday, May 15, 2009

Lessons from the First 2 Days of 30 Day Shred

I started Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred DVD on Wednesday - obviously, I was totally inspired by the season finale of Biggest Loser Couples (Team Tara, but still super impressed by Helen!). A lot of bloggers have written about this workout DVD, most singing the praises of Jillian's methods, so I think I'll give you my impressions after 2 days in a "lessons learned" format.

Day 1: PUT THOSE 10 POUND WEIGHTS DOWN. Lesson learned immediately upon starting the workout - if Jillian Michaels is using 1 or 2 pound weights, you should, too. Or at least not 10 pound ones. I thought my arms were going to break off after circuit one. Jillian is pretty bad-ass, and I certainly am not, so following her lead on this one from the start would have been a good idea.

Day 2: DO NOT SHRED IMMEDIATELY BEFORE A 5 MILE RUN. I decided Day 2 of shredding should take place about 20 minutes before Flying Irish - so I went from shredding to running a (relatively) long run in the span of 5 minutes. BAD idea.

Overall, I like the program so far. I hate lifting, though, so I'm not sure how motivated I'm going to be to do it for 30 solid days. We'll give it a shot, though, and maybe I'll get a 6 pack of the deal!

1 comment:

Lil' Woman said...

I start my Shred today so wish me luck! :)