May 30 Day Shred - come one, come all

(440 Posts)
yadahyadah Wed 30-Apr-14 21:07:13

Logging my daily JM fix and getting advice and motivation has been great over the past two months so here is a thread for all those of you who want to do the same again or for the first time. Come on, summer's nearly here and your butt's got Jillian's name on it smile

wherethewildthingis Wed 30-Apr-14 21:14:29

I have just done day three. I used to be very fit before I had DS ten months ago.... Now I can barely walk downstairs!! But I am enjoying it and I feel it will give me results so persevere!

AmeliaToppingLovesShopping Wed 30-Apr-14 21:18:43

Can I join please smile

I did the shred 2 years ago and lost weight but put it all, and more, back on again!

I did my day 7 this morning, 4 days last week and 3rd day this week.

leesmum Wed 30-Apr-14 21:23:57

I am also on day 3 and enjoying it but the very last bit of level 1 is a killer...(the cycle sit up thing...sorry cant remember the proper name!)

Those of you that have done 30DS before did you really see good results?

HumphreyCobbler Wed 30-Apr-14 21:27:12

Ooh, wherethewildthingis, I just did day three too after doing no exercise while pg and my baby is seven months.

It was a shock to the system.

I did it after both my other babies and it did work miracles leesmum.

wherethewildthingis Wed 30-Apr-14 21:32:39

Ah my DS is nine months so we are at the same stage! Ihad a c section so I have used that as an excuse to have no abs at all. I find that last one with the legs pretty much impossible!

HumphreyCobbler Wed 30-Apr-14 21:34:16

me too. We have so much in common! I often do a different exercise on the last bit, it is harder than anything on Level 2

BrianButterfield Wed 30-Apr-14 21:37:09

I've just done day 3 too! My baby is four months though...have been spurred on by digging out summer clothes and finding I've a whole wardrobe I can't wear! Not finding it too bad - I hate the side lunges though. Yuck. I'm not going to do it every day - me and DH do it together so we've decided to have Friday as a rest/treat days and we both like to run so will be running some days instead.

kalidasa Wed 30-Apr-14 21:57:59

I'd never tried JM before but I have just done day 4. DH is away at the moment so I can't really get out to exericse and I really wanted something I could do quickly at home after putting DS to bed while waiting for my supper to be ready. I've never been into exercise videos before - more of a running/swimming person - but I'm enjoying it and keen to keep going. We have just started ttc no. 2 - or rather we will when DH gets back! - and I have to be prepared for a second v. difficult pregnancy so I'm keen to get as fit as possible first.

Coconutty Wed 30-Apr-14 21:59:56

I haven't done the Shred for about 6 months and am in dire need of shredding so I'm in too.

wherethewildthingis Wed 30-Apr-14 22:00:52

Ooh fingers crossed we will all get good results. I want to be able to do proper press ups by the end of the thirty days.

StuntNun Wed 30-Apr-14 22:52:03

I want to do proper press ups too stamps foot petulantly.

AmeliaToppingLovesShopping Wed 30-Apr-14 23:10:15

I can do slightly more press ups than day 1 but they are still the easy option.

I find the first circuit the most difficult. Trying to do star jumps after push ups!

When I did it last time the end abs section was impossible but they do get easier quite quickly

wherethewildthingis Thu 01-May-14 09:02:36

I feel slightly less stiff today than yesterday, stairs are definitely easier! Hopefully that means it is working!

kalidasa Thu 01-May-14 09:02:56

Yes I got all the way through that final abs exercise yesterday for the first time. It's a nasty one though!

GandTnow Thu 01-May-14 09:04:11

I'm in please. Started the Shred in March and (after initial painful four days) loved it. I'm now doing Ripped in 30 and more than half way through.

yadahyadah Thu 01-May-14 10:02:38

Rin30 L1D9 done. One more day and then L2 here I stumble. Welcome aboard everyone. StuntNun have you tried doing box pressups to ease you into the buggers? You basically go on all fours like you are pretending to be a dog and then do it from there. Your knees are closer to your upper body so you get a bit more support but you still get to use arms and core and build up strength...just a thought.

Panadbois Thu 01-May-14 10:23:21

Started level 1 this morning no one warned be I would leak during star jumps , mega blush

leesmum Thu 01-May-14 11:40:22

Glad its not just me then Panadbois blush

tabulahrasa Thu 01-May-14 11:53:37

30DSL1D10...that means level 2 tomorrow sad

AmeliaToppingLovesShopping Thu 01-May-14 12:42:16

I do a little as well Panadbois, I put it down to the 3 DC blush

Day 8 done today.

Do you do 10 days on each level before going up to the next? Also do you have any gaps in between or do you shred every day?

I have never done level 2 or 3 before.

tabulahrasa Thu 01-May-14 12:48:51

Yep it's 10 days per level...though I know people do more if they're not ready to move up which seems pretty sensible.

I do two rest days a week - I looked up stuff and I can't tell whether you're supposed to or not, but most exercise programmes include rest days to let muscles heal and what have you, so I do...I try to space them out, but sometimes I just don't manage to fit it in, so intake it as a rest day, so sometimes it us two days in a row.

I've done level 2 before - that's why I'm sad I know I found it harder, lol

AmeliaToppingLovesShopping Thu 01-May-14 12:53:37

I am hoping to do 6 days a week, with Sunday as my rest day.

I might do 2 weeks for a level so 12 days instead of 10.

Do you then repeat from level 1 after the 30 days are up?

Sorry for all the questions smile

yadahyadah Thu 01-May-14 12:55:41

Ameliatopping and Tabulahrasa - I have started doing it 5 days on and 2 off, so that's 2 weeks per level. I had done Shred 30 days non stop as I forgot to read the instructions blush and although I did it and felt it got me in the right mindset, I don't think it was the cleverest way to have approached it.

tabulahrasa Thu 01-May-14 12:57:10

I have no idea what happens when/if I actually manage to finish it, lol, I'm repeating because I took a week off over Easter and couldn't bear the thought of moving on to level 3 after a week off instead of straight from level 2, so I just started again.

I'm thinking I'll move onto ripped in 30 as that seems a bit harder.

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