Message Boards » Fitness and Exercise

TOPIC: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred?

Topic has been inactive for 30 days or more and images have been disabled.
Display All Images
November 11, 2012 10:29 PM

Yay i just did my first 30 day shred workout! Legs feel like jelly now lol.

I do have a question regarding lunges, i keep losing my balance, any tips for finding the correct position?
November 11, 2012 10:29 PM
I put my hand on the back of a chair for the lunges in the beginning.
November 11, 2012 10:36 PM
I'm in! I'll start tomorrow, too.
November 11, 2012 10:47 PM
I just did day 2 of level 1. My legs and abs hurt real bad, I can't go down the stairs without bracing myself for it. Lol, well it helps with snacking ^^
November 11, 2012 11:14 PM
I just did day 2 today also. I can't believe how sore I was after day 1. i'm a little worried about not being able to walk tomorrow! It's a great workout. Yesterday I burned over 300 calories in less than 30 minutes, and it really didn't feel like I was working that hard. It was harder today because I'm sore. Burned 265 calories today in 29 minutes.
November 12, 2012 12:18 AM
Also i just thought of something else : how many levels are there, how long do you spend on each one? How do you know when to go up a level? Thanks ! Sorry for all the questions btw.
November 12, 2012 2:21 AM
I am on day 2 also. Did the first one yesterday and was pretty sore this morning so while today was a bit easier technique wise, everything was achey and tired so it was hard! Interetsingly though, after I finished (and cooled down a bit) I took my dog for a long walk - that really helped with the sore legs and arms, I felt much better. I've never done anything like this before so Im hoping it will be good!
November 12, 2012 2:29 AM
I did the whole of the level 1 but on like day 2 of level 2 I started fainting all over the place. It might just be because of my back and fatigue problems, but I really didn't like it. Don't let it put you off though, I quite enjoyed level 1! And I still do some of the exercises but no in such an intense environment!
November 12, 2012 2:34 AM

Also i just thought of something else : how many levels are there, how long do you spend on each one? How do you know when to go up a level? Thanks ! Sorry for all the questions btw.

There are 3 levels, the way you do it is to complete 10 days of level 1, then move on to level 2 complete 10 days, and then move on to level 3 for 10 days. :) Hope you enjoy it! Its really awesome.

I have spent days staying on level 1 hoping to get fitter for level two, but I would assume the idea is actually to keep your body guessing. The workouts do get tougher and different, but there is always a modifying workout that is easier than taking on the big one.

Suggestion: Try warming up a bit more, I pulled a calf muscle last week cant wait to start again tonight! (Back to level 1 for today :))
November 12, 2012 2:42 AM
First post here!

I just did Day 1 Level 1... i think i am a jelly!! I managed to get through it with only 5 very small breaks (3ish seconds) - quite proud of myself... though i expect i'll be cursing myself later!

I did it with .5kg weights which is 2.2lbs total. Assumed that was what she meant by 2lb weights...not 2lb per weight?
November 12, 2012 2:56 AM
I am doing it and am now in the last few days of Level 3. I have definitely noticed massive inch loss. I haven't lost many pounds but I have lost probably up to 10 inches around my body. It is a fantastic programme and I want to try Ripped in 30 next.
November 12, 2012 3:13 AM
My first post!

I just finished Day 1 Level 1, well most of it anyway. I had to take a lot more breaks than I liked because I'm at the tail end of bronchitis and a severe case of tonsilitis. Hopefully tomorrow I can push through more of the cardio.

I'm not looking to lose weight but I would like to burn fat and gain some strength. My lack of upper body strength is embarrassing. :(
November 12, 2012 3:27 AM
I just started 30 day shred and after the first two days i could hardly walk up or down the stairs. When I read online about it everywhere said to do extra stretches beyond what the video gives and that helped a lot. I'm on day 4 and loving it so far.
November 12, 2012 3:44 AM

Does anyone use this program? I just did level 1 for the first time, thinking of doing it everyday...I am over 200 pounds and I started breathing really heavy but it was worth it!
If you have been using it, have you noticed any results? Thanks!

I'm on day 3 of level 1 but I already feel good about myself and I lost 600g so I'm pretty happy :) I'm really sore today but it's good and not unbearable, plus my mfp buddies tell me that after day 3-4, you're not as sore, it gets easier.

I use the free videos on Youtube and I like the program. xx
November 12, 2012 3:48 AM
I LOVE Jillian Michaels 30 day shred it is AWESOME. One of my favorites! :)
November 12, 2012 4:04 AM

Yay i just did my first 30 day shred workout! Legs feel like jelly now lol.

I do have a question regarding lunges, i keep losing my balance, any tips for finding the correct position?

The tip about the chair is good, but they'll also get easier as your core gets stronger.

I have been doing the shred (well levels 1 & 2 so far) as part of a combination of Jillian's programmes - I get bored doing the same thing too many days in a row! I started off with her 30 day slimdown (here:, and the name is not a lie) and now I just rotate them as I fancy, and have added in the Yoga Meltdown and six week six pack into the mix.
November 12, 2012 5:19 AM
I just did Level 1 Day 1 yesterday and will do Day 2 tonight. I'm also jogging, so not sure how if I'll be able to do both simultaneously every single day. My upper arms are a little sore but not as bad as I thought they'd be. I'll probably be singing a different tune tomorrow after doing it another day. I only have 5 lb dumbells, and wish I had a little smaller, but at least it's a challenge. Also, if you don't have a HRM, what's the best way to estimate calories burned on MFP? Yesterday I called it cicuit training.
November 12, 2012 5:40 AM
Question: I feel dumb asking this, but so far my exercise has been limited to my FitBit sync.

Someone above said how many calories they burned doing the 30-day shred. I went to the exercises, but didn't come up with anything in the database. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

November 12, 2012 6:12 AM
I started it on Saturday could not do it on Sunday I was so sore was really upset cause I wanted to do it so bad but my arms and legs where killing me even to sit down, but I am not giving up I am doing it today after work again I know I can do it and after I was done I felt good smile good luck to you wink
November 12, 2012 10:50 AM
I am starting 30ds today and plan to do it 30 days straight.

Feel free to add me!
November 12, 2012 1:24 PM
My legs are a little sore today but I aim to do level 1 day 2 tonight after work!

and thanks all for the tips re lunges, will give the chair a go and thanks for the help regarding how the 30DS works.
Edited by IzzyBooNZ1 On November 12, 2012 1:24 PM
November 12, 2012 1:26 PM
oh and to add the calories burned, I read on another thread there if you to exercise and cardio, then search for Circuit training and use that.
November 12, 2012 1:28 PM
been doing it 2-3 weeks, its great esp abs. showing a real improvement. =)
November 12, 2012 7:13 PM
I am SO glad I started this work out! I feel totally exhausted but also energized after I finish! It's been really great! Granted I'm only on Day 2 of Level 1 but I am loving it.
November 12, 2012 7:17 PM
Hi! I just started this 2 days ago mostly because there is alot of posting on this dvd set on MFP and people are seeing tons of results. I can tell you after completing day 2 I am fairly sore and I have been working out doing other stuff fairly steadily for 5 months and can tell that if I keep this up things will change. Feel free to add me.


Message Boards » Fitness and Exercise

Posts by members, moderators and admins should not be considered medical advice and no guarantee is made against accuracy.