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May 12, 2012 5:13 PM
I have about 60 lbs to lose... I'm obese. I am doing it.... it's a hard video, that's the whole point of it.

I'm on day 19, and yes, every time I turn on that DVD I want to die...I modify, I take breaks, but I don't quit.

I..Do..Not..Quit

As Killian, uh...I mean Jillian says, "you should be GARGLING your heart by the time this is over... " And yes, sadly, I know what that feels like hahaha...

I think that's the point. For me is does not work for weight loss, but I am flabby embarassed and it has toned me up a lot. I lost 7.5 inches so far (as of day 16)

I hope you keep going, pay attention to form, don't bother trying to keep up to their pace yet, and make it a 40 day shred if you have to repeat a few days more than 10 for each level. You can do it!
  19364215
May 12, 2012 5:20 PM
It is worth keeping at it. I have 100 pounds to lose and it is really hard to start. I even modified the modifications! It took me to day 6 to do the whole video with the beginner moves, and that was only doing maybe three push ups. I felt fantastic afterwards. At one point she says something about 'if you're on day 4, you probably already notice a big difference in your endurance' and I found for me, that was absolutely true.
May 12, 2012 6:33 PM
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If it were easy there wouldn't be any point in doing it. Making excuses is how we all got to the point we are at. I started at 280 and I do 30 day shred. Is it hard sometimes.. Absolutely. Do my legs burn.. Absolutely.. Do I feel like quitting sometimes.. You bet but I don't.. If you want the results you have to put in the work. On top of doing 30 day shred I do c25k. Does anyone pay attention to level 1 when Jillian says you're capable of working out and you're capable of working out hard and that she has 400 lb people who can do jumping jacks. I'm not even through the full 30 days yet and I've lost 10 inches.. if its tough do the modified.. Take the short breaks.. But don't give up because you think it's too hard.. Do it daily and watch how much stronger you become.


Ditto. It's hard, modify and take breaks. I didn't think I could do it but it was awesome when I completed the 30 days. You can do it!
  1233431
May 12, 2012 6:38 PM
I'm 206 and for being 5'3'', I'm considered obese. I am on day 29, one day left to go and on level 3! You can do it. It will be hard and you will be sore, but you can definitely do it. You have to push yourself. No excuses!
May 12, 2012 6:58 PM
It's all about starting with whatever you can do, at whatever pace and working your way up.

Modify the moves if you have to. Go slower if you have to. But do whatever you need to slowly work your way up. It is completely possible if you're obese. It is hard. It's supposed to be hard. But it gets easier the more you do it so if you have to modify the moves and take breaks, then DO IT and then eventually, if you keep up with it, you'll be able to do the full moves, the whole video, without breaks. :)
May 12, 2012 7:48 PM
Thank you for all your replies. It's nice to know you experiences w/ jm 30 days shred. I definitely learn alot from you.

I found jumping jack very difficult for me. am out of breath and my boobs jumping up and down, it hurt my chest.
and the second one, push up. Is it okay if I modify with wall push up?
May 12, 2012 8:00 PM
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I found jumping jack very difficult for me. am out of breath and my boobs jumping up and down, it hurt my chest.


If you do a search, you will find posts that might help you find solutions for more breast support. The other stuff takes time to build stamina but this is something you can work on for a more immediate impact on comfort during your exercises.
  6674609
May 12, 2012 8:08 PM
I know she says do not stop but if I haven't mentioned this before, one thing that has helped me out a lot is making sure I stay properly hydrated before, DURING, and after. I'm not in general a big water guru but I find it helps lessen the heat exhaustion. I also make sure my fan is turned on, I have properly foot wear, my HRM, bra support, good flexible workout clothes, my best shoes and a mat for my knees during floor exercises. I line up those water bottles in an easily accessible place and drink either when she is talking or when I absolutely can't keep up. I try to march in place too to keep moving but I will stop if I am heaving and needing to regain breath support.

Another super helpful tip is learning how to do the yoga breathing. I forget what it is called but you can google. I find that the better my breathing is, the more I can keep going with cardio endurance.

None of that is anything I researched. Just stuff that has helped me along the way.
  6674609
May 12, 2012 8:10 PM
MODIFY. I know what you mean, it's nasty, but modify till you can do your own version and then add changes as it gets easier.
  1210291
May 12, 2012 8:11 PM
QUOTE:

Thank you for all your replies. It's nice to know you experiences w/ jm 30 days shred. I definitely learn alot from you.

I found jumping jack very difficult for me. am out of breath and my boobs jumping up and down, it hurt my chest.
and the second one, push up. Is it okay if I modify with wall push up?


I'd suggest looking into finding some better support, but if you have to, maybe do as many jumping jacks as you can then just walk in place or something and slowly work your way up to doing all jumping jacks. And go ahead and do wall pushups. Eventually you can start doing knee pushups then full pushups. :) Just do whatever you have to do to get the workout done without standing still. Sometimes that means just walking in place but at least you haven't stopped moving.
May 12, 2012 8:12 PM
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30 Day Shred, at level 1 is easily attainable for someone 100lbs over-weight. Will you be able to keep up? Probably not, but you go at your own pace, press pause, take a break when you need it.

^^^^^ This!
  14537620
May 12, 2012 8:15 PM
I started out with the Extreme Makeover workout with Chris Powell, they are specifically geared towards the obese and morbidly obese.
  17702099
May 12, 2012 8:16 PM
I have found that its ok if it seems too hard for you. Just do the best you can and even if you are not moving as fast or jumping as high or taking a lot of breaks...it doesnt matter. If you work your best you are getting a good work out and THAT is what matters. Stick with it and you will be surprised in how much better you do in a month, or even a week.

Listen to your body though, if you are hurting yourself it is not good. Ease up a bit and stick with it.

smile
  10925697
May 12, 2012 8:24 PM
I did Day 3 of the shred today. I weigh 224 and yes it is hard but I am determined to do it. I can tell you that it will get easier. Tell your mind to get out of your body way. You can do it. Even if you can only do the first circuit for the first few days. It will get easier. Don't give up!!
  145234
May 12, 2012 8:31 PM
QUOTE:

Thank you for all your replies. It's nice to know you experiences w/ jm 30 days shred. I definitely learn alot from you.

I found jumping jack very difficult for me. am out of breath and my boobs jumping up and down, it hurt my chest.
and the second one, push up. Is it okay if I modify with wall push up?


Hang in there and just keep trying. Everyone else has already given great advice, so I won't repeat. But I do have one suggestion for push-ups. Try the big exercise ball. You can find it at Wal-Mart or sporting goods stores. That is THE ONLY way I can do any push-ups. Yes, they are wimpy pushups compared to regular ones, but very sufficient until you get enough strength and lose more weight. It's also great for doing crunches and having your lower back supported.
  18166576
May 12, 2012 8:34 PM
I am not and was not obese but I couldn't even finish 5 minutes the first time I did the shred. i was so discouraged i cried. It gets significantly easier... If you are expecting ANY results in ANYthing you do it's not gonna be easy. Choosing to overcome those moments of weakness will reward you! You can do it!
Edited by rainbowbow On May 12, 2012 8:36 PM
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May 12, 2012 8:50 PM
Hi Indira! I would recommend that you pay close attention to your body's reactions to the program. If one is carrying 100+ lbs more than one's ideal weight (as I am), doing a 30-Day "Shred" sounds punishing indeed. (Which brings to mind a question to ask yourself--is it possible you believe your body should be punished? I don't believe it should.) Consider that if you work up to more vigorous exercise very slowly and gradually, you will enjoy it more and want to do it long-term. Cheers!!
  18381850
May 12, 2012 8:52 PM
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  8347782
May 12, 2012 9:19 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Thank you for all your replies. It's nice to know you experiences w/ jm 30 days shred. I definitely learn alot from you.

I found jumping jack very difficult for me. am out of breath and my boobs jumping up and down, it hurt my chest.
and the second one, push up. Is it okay if I modify with wall push up?


Hang in there and just keep trying. Everyone else has already given great advice, so I won't repeat. But I do have one suggestion for push-ups. Try the big exercise ball. You can find it at Wal-Mart or sporting goods stores. That is THE ONLY way I can do any push-ups. Yes, they are wimpy pushups compared to regular ones, but very sufficient until you get enough strength and lose more weight. It's also great for doing crunches and having your lower back supported.


Oh what a great idea..Im going to head to Walmart and get one..I need it for crunches for sure
  137112
May 12, 2012 9:26 PM
Is it 30days in a row or one day on and one off?? I did the first day and was extremely sore so i took a day in between. I'm going on day 3.
  18264266
May 13, 2012 4:14 AM
You can try the biggest loser ones. I liked them and they show modified exercises for people that are more out of shape. Exercise isn't going to be easy for anyone who has extra weight. If it's really hard and causing pain to do these exercises maybe you can start off on a stationary bike or just walking for 45 minutes a day till you lose 20 pounds or so and it will be much easier to move around and you'll have more energy. Or do the 30ds as best you can and it will be easier every time you do it after.
May 13, 2012 4:38 AM
QUOTE:

Thank you for all your replies. It's nice to know you experiences w/ jm 30 days shred. I definitely learn alot from you.

I found jumping jack very difficult for me. am out of breath and my boobs jumping up and down, it hurt my chest.
and the second one, push up. Is it okay if I modify with wall push up?



That's fine a wall push up is a good modification you are still working your same muscles and getting stronger. As long as you "feel the burn" your getting results. If you can do 1000 and not feel it you could change to knee push ups. You will need a good sports bra. (good luck finding one if you don't have small boobs I have a hard time finding a good one for larger breasts) or wear 2 bras it should help. If you get out of breath after a few jumping jacks just walk in place till your heart rate lowers. You don't want to just stop and sit if your heart rate is elevated. If you are experiencing pain or tightness in your chest when out of breath go see a doctor.
Edited by REET420 On May 13, 2012 4:40 AM
May 13, 2012 4:43 AM
I agree it is very difficult.. at first.. give yourself a few days of doing it to get more comfortable.. when is the last time you put your body through that. I needed to lose 60 lbs and I cant remember the last time I did a sit up... but eventough you cannot do it like they do.. You are MOVING your body and it will get easier. I promise... GL!
  20143335
May 13, 2012 4:45 AM
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I just start 30 Days Shred. It. Is. Damn. Hard.

I'm 100 lbs overweight, so I'm consider as obese. Seems like there's no workout video out there for people who have alot to lose.


I started 30ds at 245 lbs..i'd say i was obese then. you have to make a start somewhere, but as others have said, please consult a DOCTOR and not some money grabbing ' personal trainer' before embarking on an exercise regime. 30ds is not easy..I have the utmost admiration for people who finish it..I have given up 3 times and have no destroyed the dvd.
  6593535
May 13, 2012 4:48 AM
I am 239 pounds and I find it hard to keep up with too. One of my favorites is the Biggest Loser Cardio Max, it has 3 levels also that lets you increase as you go. I think it is intended for bigger people who are just beginning and even shows how to modify some of the exercises if you can't do them yet.

I don't think it is that I can't do 30 Day Shred because of my weight, i think it is just that overall I'm in bad shape from not exercising for so many years and I need to build up to it.
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