30 day shred - I've just started, how often should I do it

(27 Posts)
Mitfordhons Thu 31-Dec-15 16:54:02

I'm not fit and don't like exercise but need to shift some weight, tone up and start looking after myself so I'm giving 30ds a go. I hate to think how sore I'm going to feel tomorrow, but I did manage to get through it (beginner level) but how often am I supposed to do it to get best results? Is daily actually the right thing to do and how do you keep going if you are sore as anticipated?

mrssmith79 Thu 31-Dec-15 17:07:41

Every day for 30 days. Push through - they're very short workouts, the end is quickly in sight unlike a 60 minute class or a full DVD workout.

OublietteBravo Thu 31-Dec-15 17:12:36

I'd aim for 5 to 6 times a week (with 1 or 2 rest days). Allowing 10 days per level, it will take over a month to complete it. It is well worth it though.

Start by picking 3 days you will always exercise on, and 1 day you will always have as a rest day - you can be flexible with the other 3 days depending on how you feel.

Good luck!

chutneypig Thu 31-Dec-15 17:13:54

If you can manage the thirty days straight then I'd go for that. I've done the full thirty days once and was sore the first few days but managed to keep at it. I found it was great once I got going and actually really enjoyed it. I go back to it now and again now, I've done it most days over Christmas but have kept to sequential levels if that makes sense.

Mitfordhons Thu 31-Dec-15 23:00:00

Thanks everyone, it didn't feel too long so I'm hoping I'll stick with it. I assume you've all had good results? If you did were you eating differently? I'm planning to low carb.

chutneypig Fri 01-Jan-16 08:35:30

I didn't watch what I was eating the first session, which I really regret looking back and it didn't have much impact on my weight. Definitely toned up and felt so much fitter for it though.

You might need to keep any eye on when to eat before the shred. I did a stretch of low carbing to kickstart weight loss in the autumn and found I could run out of energy when exercising. Running got very hard. Twenty minutes might be a good bet but possibly worth bearing in mind.

OublietteBravo Fri 01-Jan-16 09:56:43

I recorded what I was eating using MFP (and recorded 30DS as cardio - 20 min circuit training). I lost about half a stone and really felt a differ nice in terms of fitness and muscle tone.

Take a 'before' picture now so that you can see the difference when you are done.

Grannygrots Tue 05-Jan-16 13:32:30

How are you getting on Mitford? I re-started yesterday and could do with some company! Feeling quite sore today but working up to D2 once I've finished my coffee as I know from previous experience the soreness gets better and results were good, so well worth the effort.

I've never got beyond D3 of L2, so goal this month is to reach the end of L2, starting L3 February. Will be taking two rest days per week.

Anyone else getting fitter with Jillian?

novus Tue 05-Jan-16 13:42:12

The beginner 30 day shred is great and so much easier on the knees and floorboards than all that jumping around!

Andthenshesmiles Tue 05-Jan-16 17:06:33

Started this week, done D3 of level 1 today ! Never done it before, think I feel small benefits already (wishful thinking)

Lambzig Tue 05-Jan-16 17:55:58

I just started today after about 7 months off exercise due to major building work (tend to exercise at home due to small DC and funnily enough I didn't fancy doing it in front of the builders).

Previously, I did it 5 times a week, but did each level for 10 days. It did make a difference quite fast, but not as much as Ripped in 30, but that's harder to start with I think. I also have her 12 week programme somewhere, but can't find it since packing stuff away while the work was being done.

Can already feel that I might be a bit stiff tomorrow.

slev Tue 05-Jan-16 18:32:36

I'm in too! Did day 1 yesterday - have done it on and off before but only actually completed it once blush I also have Ripped in 30 but that's definitely harder so if I can maintain my enthusiasm my plan is to Shred then move on to Ripped.

I'm not building in rest days as such because they tend to happen by accident anyway as life gets in the way.

Everyone up for posting results after L1?!

Grannygrots Tue 05-Jan-16 20:46:14

L1D2 done today. Surprisingly although I was a bit achey this morning I didn't find I was as stiff as yesterday. I intend to do 4 days in a row, then have a rest day.

I have a set of 4 dvds, with 30 day shred, no more trouble zones, banish fat and 6 week six-pack. Hoping to find the motivation to work my way through them this year.

Am also following 5:2 at the moment, lost nearly 10 kg last year, but have put on 4kg since September after catching cold after cold after cold after chest infection from my dgc's - my ears are still partially blocked, which is very annoying. So back to better diet and exercise which will hopefully strengthen my immune system and see me back into the dresses I bought last year by summer.

Slev - I may summon the courage to measure my waist and report back. Not too sure much will have changed much after 10 days, but I'm hoping some of the muffin top over my jeans will have disappeared!

mamapants Wed 06-Jan-16 13:20:57

I've just started this too. Am on day five today. Its pretty tough isn't it?
Am enjoying it so far though.
Am keen to keep track if results too.
Will take measurements later on today but weighed myself before starting and was 59kilos.
Would like to get down to about 50kg.

Andthenshesmiles Wed 06-Jan-16 19:27:20

What size of hand weights is anybody using ?
Does anybody know how much is recommended ?

OublietteBravo Wed 06-Jan-16 20:40:46

I use 1kg hand weights. I don't know what is recommended (I think Jillian mentions 3 to 5 lb hand weights in one of her other DVDs, but I may be mid-remembering).

Grannygrots Sat 09-Jan-16 16:19:35

L1D3 today. Better done than not and I think that's the most positive thing I can say!

Andthenshesmiles Sun 10-Jan-16 16:49:55

L1D6 just done, definitely getting better at it

OublietteBravo Sun 10-Jan-16 21:33:06

I did L1D7 today - hoping to finish L1 (and move on to L2) this week.

GrannyGrott Mon 11-Jan-16 15:14:03

L1D4 - managed without taking a break, so small improvement.

GrannyGrott Thu 14-Jan-16 23:31:56

L1D5 done; today was a FD for me today, and had brisk 25 min walk to toddler gym with DGC and back again - wondering whether pushing toddler in heavy pushchair adds to the workout or not! Finding 30DS harder this time around - not sure whether it's because I'm less fit to start off, or because I'm not doing it every day.

How's everyone else getting on?

OublietteBravo Fri 15-Jan-16 06:48:23

I did L1D10 yesterday. I'll be moving on to L2 next. I suppose I should watch it through before I attempt it.

Andthenshesmiles Sun 17-Jan-16 20:36:21

L1D10 done today - feel ready for the next stage - I think ?!

OublietteBravo Wed 20-Jan-16 21:20:13

I'm up to L2D4 - I hate squat thrusts.

On the other hand I can manage walk out push-ups <proud>

superbfairywren Tue 26-Jan-16 09:07:45

I did this for the first time on Saturday and quite enjoyed it but my muscles didn't thank me on sunday!
I'm not doing it everyday but going to try three times a week. The only exercise I do is walking so I am trying not to do too much and hurt myself. Also seeing a pt friend so had a session yesterday and resting today( will walk dog and try to keep moving so muscles don't seize up though)!
My legs and stomach/back are really hurting. Most of the weight I want to lose is around my middle and the pain feels just like when I was recovering from my csection a year and a bit ago. Tight pulling pains around my stomach, groin and sides.
How far is everyone else into the shred now?

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