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January 9, 2010 7:19 PM
Can someone tell me what the Shred is? I just joined this site today and I am really new to it all. Is the shred a workout program?
January 9, 2010 10:24 PM
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Can someone tell me what the Shred is? I just joined this site today and I am really new to it all. Is the shred a workout program?


flowerforyou Hi Yahrei, and welcome to MFP!flowerforyou

The Shred is what we call Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and yes its a workout program--actually its a dvd and one that I really enjoy doing--after I've finished for the day!laugh

Join us if you'd like!

I wasn't able to get to it todaygrumble --loads of up and down the stairs with stuff from my youngest daughter's room. I plan on doing it tomorrow, though.happy

Kathy
January 10, 2010 8:08 AM
I'm working on the Shred (on level 1, day 6 now), but today I took a day off from that and did the "Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism" video today- I was able to get all the way through it without stopping!
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January 10, 2010 11:56 AM
smile L1D6 done! Didn't finish with my daughter's room til after 11 tongue so I did it this AMsmile

Weigh and mesaure for me is tomorrow.tongue

Kathy
January 10, 2010 12:09 PM
Just finished Level 1 Day 5.

I am a lot less sore than I was -- I can also make it through the first set of push ups (on my knees) -- and maybe 2-3 on the second set (I'm a wimp hence the working out!).

I have a question about transitioning from Level 1 to Level 2 ... did most of you do Level 1 for 10 days and then Level 2 for 10 days, etc... or do you transition it in somehow?
  4869
January 11, 2010 12:00 AM
Im starting with 30 Day Shred today! Wish me luck people!
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January 11, 2010 3:10 AM
Good Morning everyone!

On Friday, I lost my first pound. Yeah! Just finished L1 D7. I hoped to finish day 7 last week but I my monthly "friend" decided to pay me a visit and zapped the energy out of me. I found that today's workout was even harder than the first day. That's likely do to the fact that it's been a few days since I've done it. I'm sure that tomorrow will be better. I'm happy to see that everyone is staying on track. Now that I'm beginning my second week of the shred, I'm finding it necessary to come of with ways to ensure that I get it done. I'll be traveling this week (hosting my sister's bridal shower) so I may have to do the shred twice a day here and there to make up for the days that I will not be able to do it. Has anyone tried that before?

Expect great things!

Melissa

P.S. Welcome Lisl! You will do great!
January 11, 2010 6:01 AM
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I'll be traveling this week (hosting my sister's bridal shower) so I may have to do the shred twice a day here and there to make up for the days that I will not be able to do it. Has anyone tried that before?


Melissa


Melissa - I did just that last Friday, in anticipation of a huge dinner and night of drinking (pre-burning and also knowing I wouldn't be up for it Saturday!).

But, we ended up going out Saturday night too so Sunday was a total loss, so now I'm 2 days off and sleep deprived. I still plan to do L1D8 today, though. Maybe I'll throw in a session of Backside for penance.
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January 11, 2010 7:11 AM
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Im starting with 30 Day Shred today! Wish me luck people!


Good Luck Lisl! The first few days are difficult to get through but just stick with it! You can do it!!
  4869
January 11, 2010 10:37 AM
L1D8 done! Gonna try to do Frontside later, but have conference calls to do first sad
  363749
January 11, 2010 11:57 AM
i only did like 15 minutes.......bummer :(
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January 11, 2010 12:01 PM
Hi to everyone and welcome to our new Shredders!flowerforyou flowerforyou flowerforyou

happy L1D7 done!happy

I'm thinking of doing the Shred more often--maybe 5 or 6 days a week. I really like the way my endurance has built up.smile

I was able to do the jumping jacks today! happy I'm so proud of myself!

I find that as long as I do my yoga afterwards I'm not nearly as sore. smile

Here are my measurements--

SW 220
CW 217.5 (I weigh on Friday and do not weigh more than once a week!)
B 43 (down from 47)
W 40 (down from 41.5)
H 47 (down from 49)happy

Not bad for 2 weeks!

YOu know, on Friday I was disappointed that my weight had only gone down a half pound from the week before. Not disappointed any more!laugh

Kathy
January 11, 2010 12:03 PM
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i only did like 15 minutes.......bummer :(


smile Hang in there Lisl! flowerforyou

15 minutes is more than half--this is a hard workout but if you keep at it you will be amazed at how your endurance builds!happy I know I was!laugh

Kathy
January 11, 2010 4:32 PM
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i only did like 15 minutes.......bummer :(


That 15 minutes of movement was better than 15 minutes of nothing!
Some advice... rather than stopping before the video is over, take 5 second breathers (this is what Jillian suggests in the video) when you need to throughout the workout. Sometimes just that small amount of time allows you to catch your breath again.
I really struggled for about the first 4 days and even now that I am about to start day 7 I find myself taking a 5 second break atleast 2-3 times during the video. The push-ups and lunges still kick my butt! But I see major improvements ability wise! Don't give up! We are in the boat with you!
Melissa
January 11, 2010 5:15 PM
15 minutes is awesome! You will do more each time!

L1D5 done. I ALMOST made it through all the push ups and jumping jacks tonight. I for sure want to do that before I move on to level two. I hope I can do it by my tenth workout!
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January 12, 2010 12:56 AM
Thank you guys so much for your support!
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January 12, 2010 2:34 AM
Good Morning All!

"Oh what a feelin, to be dancing on the ceiling!" Okay, I'm not dancing yet so what I should really be saying is, "what a difference a day makes." Yesterday, I struggled but today's workout was GREAT! Completed L1D8 today. On Thursday, I'll begin L2 but for now, I'm glad that I've finally gotten into the grove of L1. Can't wait to hear how all of you are progressing.

Melissa

BTW - Mschelle, thanks for sharing your experience and FABULOUS JOB Kathy!

Challenge for the day, do something to make yourself or someone else laugh. Laughter is good medicine you know.wink
January 12, 2010 4:38 AM
I have a busy day today so I got up at 5:00am to do L1 D7! I made it through, amazingly!

I fell down the stairs on my way to the basement to do the work out and really bonked my bum! I will have a major bruise on my tushie! Here it is 2 hours later and it still hurts!

I did manage to get through it. The only thing that really bothered my bum was the butt kicks. I've been having some knee issues and the only thing that hurts my knees are the jumping jacks! Today I had to stop and just do the "arm" part for a few minutes because it hurt so badly.

Hopefully they will work themselves out! Like the missyjane said, I want to get through the jumping jacks and jump rope (why is that one so hard?) before moving on to L2 -- only 3 days to go! My push ups are getting better, but I'm still on the "easy" mode.

As far as stepping it up, I'm trying to focus on form and doing the exercises properly so I get the most out. Sometimes I fall behind the girls on the DVD, but I figure form is more important than reps. The side lunges with anterior raises are really my downfall on form since I'm so tired, but if I concentrate on sticking my bum out and raising the weights, I can push through.

I also wanted to share the Shredhead's website with you: http://www.motherhooduncensored.net/shred/ they have been doing it for about a year now and have some great ideas on how to keep your motivation up, how to keep the workout fresh and what to do when you're "done."

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Edited by pz5wjj On January 12, 2010 4:39 AM
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January 12, 2010 6:28 AM
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I did manage to get through it. The only thing that really bothered my bum was the butt kicks. I've been having some knee issues and the only thing that hurts my knees are the jumping jacks! Today I had to stop and just do the "arm" part for a few minutes because it hurt so badly.


pz5wjj - On the Frontside video, she's got knee lifts (high, with swinging arms) as one of the cardio intervals. If the jacks are hurting you, maybe you can try those? I didn't find them as challenging, personally, and modified them to standing crunches (high knee lift, hands on your head like with crunches, bend down as knee comes up, and cross right elbow to left knee and vice versa). That got me sweating a little more, and one just can't have enough ab work in one's life! HTH!
  363749
January 12, 2010 7:20 AM
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I also wanted to share the Shredhead's website with you: http://www.motherhooduncensored.net/shred/ they have been doing it for about a year now and have some great ideas on how to keep your motivation up, how to keep the workout fresh and what to do when you're "done."

Happy Tuesday everyone!


Thanks for sharing this website--it looks very inspiring and motivating!flowerforyou Can't wait to go through it in more depth--BUT not until I do my Shred for the day!laugh
January 12, 2010 12:01 PM
Thanks for the "alternate" mschelle!

I'll give them a go!
  4869
January 12, 2010 1:17 PM
L2D3 done, I can get through most of it now without a break love so happy about that

What weights is everyone using???
  293731
January 12, 2010 1:30 PM
happy L1D8 done! had to use mschelles alternate because I banged up my knee last night, though.
January 12, 2010 2:18 PM
Breezy -
I'm all over the place with the weights. I use 3 lbs or none (started with none, now *mostly* 3) on the anterior raises and the shoulder presses because my deltoids are invisible. I use 5 to 8 on the rows and chest flies (and really think I need more). I use 5 on the 1st set of curls and 3 on the 2nd (working up...)
  363749
January 12, 2010 2:23 PM
I just ordered the 30 Day Shred yesterday. When it gets to me, I'd like to join this thread. I'm also doing Power 90 but it's my 2nd round and I'm bored hence The Shred. :)
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