Who has actually completed THE SHRED? What were your results?

(45 Posts)
futureforward Sat 19-Oct-13 13:41:06

So many people (me included!) have started the shred but I know that I have quit because the results aren't instantaneous!

I'd love to know if anyone has managed to complete the full 30 day challenge and what did it do for your weight and measurements?

futureforward Sat 19-Oct-13 14:47:49

I had a feeling this might be the case grin

futureforward Sat 19-Oct-13 16:00:11

Bump smile

I've only ever done 10 days max, before the lure of wine & cake got too tempting. I saw results really quickly, hips & stomach felt tighter after maybe 4 goes.

HairyPotter Sat 19-Oct-13 16:09:29

I have finished it! I did it along with the 5.2 diet. I lost 17lbs and really noticed a difference in my bum, thighs and upper arms in particular.

I was almost at the end of a second round but on L3D7, something twanged on the warm up shock The nice GP gave me Tramadol and diazepam though.

Will be restarting again on Tuesday and not doing double jump ropes either

ihatethecold Sat 19-Oct-13 16:28:57

i saw results after about 20 days, my thighs and hips slimmed down.
unfortunately it has damaged my lower back. i now have to take painkillers most days and cannot do some basic movements that i used to be able to do.
i will never do one of her dvds again.
i wasnt unfit when i started either, just some of the moves put far too much strain on my lower back.

GrippingArms Sat 19-Oct-13 16:34:52

I did the shred over the summer - 40 days in total

I have no idea if I lost weight or inches as didn't weigh/measure, but I found muscles in my arms, shaped my shoulders, slimmed my legs down Ann felt confident enough to start running and now on 5:2 plan

I feel quicker, I am doing far more than this time last year.

The mental benefits far outweighed the physical ones, but now physically I'm changing too

ExcuseTypos Sat 19-Oct-13 16:41:01

I did it for about 2 months. But I did 2 days of exercise followed by a rest day. I think it's really bad for you, not to have rest days.

I did it alongside low carbing and lost 12lbs and had fantastic definition on my upper arms, thighs and stomach. I'm just about to start the shred again as I feel really good when I do it.

RainbowBob Sat 19-Oct-13 17:21:50

I haven't finished but by some miracle I am on Day 26! And - even more shocking - I have even progressed to Level 3! God knows how this happened.

I did not weigh or measure before starting, but have noticed my tummy has got less flabby and my upper arms have more definition. Also bum a little tighter and waist a little more sculpted. Like one of the PPs, I didn't start noticing results until Day 20. However, I managed to get through the first 20 days because I was actually feeling better in myself for doing the workout. Have been suffering from low moods since birth of my 3rd and the exercise has made an immense difference. 20 mins a day is do-able and I fit it in when DC3 naps and the older ones are at school/pre school.

I wouldn't say I have a six pack now (not if you don't count the contents of DH's beer fridge). But I have noticed my jeans are a little more roomy and I have lost most of the muffin top.

Should probably mention, I have not been doing it every day - have been doing it each weekday and giving myself the weekends off. And I have not been following a diet either. (Although I have cut down on sugar).

BTW, what did all you Shred Graduates out there do once you had finished? Did you carry on?

futureforward Sun 20-Oct-13 00:19:07

Wow some encouraging stories here! I've just started c25k which is 3 times a week and was thinking I could shred on the days in between, with Saturday or Sunday as a rest day. Running isn't known for its overnight transformations but when combined with shredding it sounds promising!

Sorry you got injured though ilovethecold. Is it permanent or will you heal with rest?

RM0104 Sun 20-Oct-13 03:50:24

I really hurt my back doing it too. But im sure it was because i didnt warm up properly. My husband stuck to it for around 40 days and i noticed a huge difference in him, dont know about inch loss as didnt measure before but i can see a massive loss in his weight!

ihatethecold Sun 20-Oct-13 07:58:16

I'm hoping it's not permanant.
Makes me feel like an old lady somedays. I'm only 39 shock
It's been over a year since I stopped doing shred.
I've spent a fortune on osteopathy and sports massage. Which helps but only temporarily.

LazyGaga Sun 20-Oct-13 08:06:23

ihate which movements hurt your back? I am keen to get started on Shredding but stories like yours put me off.

Ishtar2410 Sun 20-Oct-13 08:22:43

I got to day 12 a year or so ago and then managed to injure my knee - did something to it whilst lunging It still twinges from time to time.

But in those 12 days I could see a difference in my waist and I started to see some definition in my arms and shoulders.

I'm thinking of doing it again soon, missing out the lunges though....

SolomanDaisy Sun 20-Oct-13 08:24:51

I'm halfway through my second round. I did the first 30 days straight through, ten days on each level. I am using mfp, set to lose one pound a week and eat back exercise calories. I lost 6 pounds, 6.5cm off my waist and 8cm off my hips. I look totally different, my stomach is much smaller and I am firmer all over. On my arms I have defined muscles.

I have the remnants of spd and as I'm overweight my knees can't take much. I followed all the modified moves and also modified the jumping cardio. My SPD has actually improved, I think it's because I am stronger.

I am so much fitter for the second round, I can mostly follow the advanced moves. Still modifying the jumping though. My thighs are what I'm noticing most change in on the second round, first round it was my stomach. I'd guess this is because I can go deeper on the squats and lunges.

I honestly can't recommend it enough. It is tough, but the results are worth it.

mediawhore Sun 20-Oct-13 08:36:08

I love the shred for the results, but have only got to about day 14 before my back goes. So it is good but damaging.have no idea whatnim doing wrong either and don't push myself as much as the 'easy' girl does ever.

futureforward Sun 20-Oct-13 09:19:02

Wonderful to see all these success stories! There are always so many threads of people doing the shred but I've never seen a 'results' thread as such so thanks for all your feedback!

In fact... I may possibly have done level one day one this morning! smile

FantasticMax Sun 20-Oct-13 13:11:46

I did it, ten days on each level. Now I do it three or four times a week, varying the level depending on what I feel like doing.

I noticed a big difference in weight, most notably hips, thighs and tummy. I had slim arms to begin with but they are more toned. I dropped from a size 10 to 8. I would really recommend it!

DreamlessSleep Sun 20-Oct-13 13:21:01

I lost a stone and half. I still do the shred but not as much now and replace it with other stuff but it is really good. Will start back properly again as I miss the feeling of having done it every day.

ihatethecold Sun 20-Oct-13 15:30:40

Lazygaga, I think it was the movements which put the most pressure on the lower back.
I think the one where I was bending forwards to a right angle with weights behind my neck ..
Probably others too but I can't remember now

LazyGaga Mon 21-Oct-13 06:59:34

Thanks ihate, that movement doesn't sound familiar but that's probably because I've only ever done L1D1!

Well done for getting started futureforward. Have you done any more?

GobblersKnob Mon 21-Oct-13 07:05:37

I have done it several times all the way through, and tbh never really notice much of a physical difference but then I am very active in the first place and don't find it that difficult.

I do it mainly for the mental boost, I have anxiety and depression and find shredding in the morning makes a huge difference to my ability to cope smile

ihatethecold that move isn't in 30 Day Shred, it's in Ripped in 30. Just for reference.

I've completed 30DS, didn't lose a pound. But I was so much leaner. I'm now a week into Ripped in 30 and have lost 3 pounds and further improved my shape. TBH I didn't have much to lose, so my results are great.

ihatethecold Mon 21-Oct-13 18:25:15

It could have been ripped in 30.
I used to alternate between her DVDs.

futureforward Mon 21-Oct-13 23:36:37

Well, LazyGaga, the plan was to alternate c25k and the shred every day. Today however I've hardly been able to walk! My inner thighs(!) are so so sore.

Day one of c25k also put me out of action for tree days. I am a bit hmm at how horribll unfit my body clearly is. And I am losing vital exercise days in my Christmas countdown thread! angry

SolomanDaisy Tue 22-Oct-13 07:08:29

Future, do the shred again. I was amazed to find that it makes the muscle soreness better! I've had a couple of days off on my second round and have been much more sore the day after those days.

lifesgreatquestions Fri 25-Oct-13 18:49:21

Hi Future, I've only just seen your thread. I did the shred faithfully for 30 days straight. I was coming at it from no muscle tone at all. I gained ab lines, lost 2 inches off each thigh, 4 inches from my belly and 1.5 inches from my hips. I did not los any weight. I was very disappointed but really it was quite a success and I'm just about to start it again. Good luck!

futureforward Sat 26-Oct-13 02:02:54

That sounds amazing life.

I had my thigh pain til Wednesday and then ever since I've had terrible lower back pain. I'm not too sure if it's delayed muscle pain from the shred I did last weekend, or another reason, but I've been really annoyed I haven't been able to keep going with it!

These success stories are all awesome smile

futureforward Sun 03-Nov-13 11:44:29

Any more success stories out there? smile

KosherBacon Sun 03-Nov-13 16:01:15

I did my knees in on it by day 7. I think the number of people who injure themselves with it is probably higher than the number that complete it.

Whereisegg Sun 03-Nov-13 19:16:28

When do you stop aching so much?!
I'm only on day 2 confused

I only managed 17 days but dropped a dress size when combined with alow cal diet. Starting again on Monday as I put lots on over the last few months and need to fit into my slinky dress 30th Nov

harmonyb23 Wed 13-Nov-13 16:31:07

I completed the 30 DS around March of this year. It was tough but the results were really good. I lost about half a stone and really saw a change in bodyshape. I lost about 4 inches off of my waist and 5 inches off of my hips. I have carried on exercising since and have lost a further 1 1/2 stone. I love the High intensity way of training and the short workouts. The pain to start off with is bad and your legs and back do ache but this all goes away by the time you move onto level 2 (I found).


I don't know if the link will work (as it is a link to my facebook pictures and I have certain privacy settings) but the picture is of me (at top) starting 30 DS and bottom is me when finished! I have always had my mummy tummy (have 3 kids) but would say that the 30DS really started my weightloss and exercise journey! smile

mirai Thu 14-Nov-13 01:50:16

I can see it! That looks really good, well done! smile Did you do it every day? I've been considering doing the shred before Christmas as a kind of damage limitation exercise, but I'm wondering if I'm running out of time?!

Also did you exercise when achey or have days off?

harmonyb23 Thu 14-Nov-13 10:11:30

I did it 5 days a week (always have weekends as rest days). When I ached I just kept going and eventually it passed, bound to ache if you are working muscles which otherwise don't get used. I have had better results since and now even have some ab muscles. I did the 6w6p after the 30ds and saw more results and then have been exercising every weekday (and running on weekends) ever since. I also did the race for life 5k this year. 30ds definitely kick started everything for me though. X

gaggiagirl Thu 14-Nov-13 10:16:53

in the first 30 days I lost 7 inches from all over and a few pounds but I don't have much weight to lose really.
I've been doing it every day for 5 months now and lost 20 inches and a stone.


gaggiagirl Thu 14-Nov-13 10:29:19

Sorry its 23.5 inches I have lost..just had to check.

Its a brilliant workout it works very well for me.

futureforward Thu 14-Nov-13 10:56:16

harmony and gaggia those results sound really inspiring. Did you change your eating habits too or was all that from the shred?

harmonyb23 Thu 14-Nov-13 11:27:44

I didn't diet as such. I just tried to eat healthier.

gaggiagirl Thu 14-Nov-13 14:14:09

I stick to 1200cal a day and it takes a fortnight to lose a pound! But as I said I don't really have much weight to lose and I'm really short so that amount of calories is fine for me. A 'normal' sized person could do it on 1500cal a day.

I think I'm as light as I'll get now but I'm happy to keep shredding. I've never had a flat toned tummy before and i want to keep it forever!

I did 30ds for 6 weeks, resting every 5 days, whilst going low carb/primal and went from size 14/16 with fat tum to 12, lost 6 inches off waist, then 6 wk 6 pack and started dance classes, which has led to me being just under 130lb and size 8/10. Am 42 and 5'6 and in best shape of last 25 years, total weight loss over 2 stone. Really can't recommend it enough.

First 3 days of Shred the hardest - do extra quad stretches whilst holding onto furniture and stretch calves too. It passes and you get SO much stronger so quickly - the most effective workout I've ever done.

Resting every 5 days has always been recommended by JM herself, as has 'eating clean' - focus on natural foods and cut sugar and processed stuff.

RufflingFeathers Fri 22-Nov-13 14:10:15

Another love-it person here. Did it two years ago - took longer than 30days but progressed up a level every ten workouts or something.

Have done it here and there over last couple of years, but have recently bought Ripped in 30 - same format. Nice to have new workouts after getting so used to the Shred.

I wouldn't say I massively lost weight - but I feel good good good !! arms more toned - I actually have abdominal muscles !! I stand up straighter. Overall - really really good. I've varied it with jogging for some extra cardio.

Love love love it !

BubaMarra Sun 24-Nov-13 11:45:12

I started 30DS in June and not only did I finished it, but I literally fell in love with exercising again and progressed onto other more challenging programmes. At the beginning I hated it, but I preserved and then when I saw and felt what good it did for my health and look and general sense of wellbeing I got addicted to it. Now I exercise 6 days a week and 30DS is not challenging any more, but I can honestly say that this exercise DVD was a game changer for me as it was a kick start of my fitness journey. Tough, short and portable - you can easily fit it in your day even with busy lifestyle. I even did it on my holidays, I didn't want to make long break because I was afraid of horrible muscle soreness I would get when restarting (and because I feared I wouldn't go back as this was at the beginning).

MrsWifework Thu 28-Nov-13 10:47:27

Is there any point in shredding if you're two stone overweight?! A lot of people saying they didn't lose weight but you could see definition, I'm just thinking any definition I have will be hidden by two stone of fat!!?

Yes! I started two stone overweight and lost first stone shredding whilst eating primal/boot camp lite (low carb).

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now