Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Let Me See Ya' Work It Out!

Calling all ladies who have busy schedules & want to stay in shape.  I have a recommendation for you--Jillian MIchael's 30 Day Shred.  This exercise DVD is convenient, tough, and really brings about results!  In 20 minutes you get a warm up, 3 circuits of exercise, and a cool down.  Now, please don't be fooled by 20 minutes--it is 20 minuets of non-stop terror/movement!

The Setup:
The DVD comes with 3 Exercise Levels (I'm currently on Level 2).  Each 20 minute Level has 3 circuits each of which consist of 3 minutes strength, 2 minutes cardio, and 1 minute abs.  You will need hand weights (I'd recommend 2-3 pounds) and I use a jump rope for the air jump ropes.  Jillian has 2 assistants working out with her--one doing beginner moves and the other doing the advanced techniques.

What I Really Like About the DVD/Workout:
  • 20 minutes!  Very manageable with my schedule 
  • 20 FULL minutes--I am moving the entire time, sweating, panting, screaming, etc...
  • the increased levels of difficulty
  • the toning results & how fast they show!  In particular arms, abs, & legs.
  • every body part is worked on by the end of the workout
Jillian is no joke so let me put that out there! Level 2 is pretty brutal, but each day I "punk out" less than the day before.  Troy also "motivates" me by saying "Don't quit!!" "go lower!!" "don't do those girl push ups!" (LOL!) from time to time!  Here's a compilation clip courtesy of youtube for your reviewing pleasure! :-)

If you purchase the DVD please let me know your thoughts and how you progress! This really is great for a pre or post-work workout for us busy women who have demanding jobs/activities, husbands to feed, or children to tend to, etc...

Kicking & Screaming...& Exercising along the way,


  1. I never knew it was possible to hate and love someone at the same time - until I met Jillian.

  2. That reminds me of a song on the Legally Blonde the Musical Soundtrack entitled "Whipped Into Shape" where one of the girls screams out "I hate you Brooke...and I love you for it!" Great song!! Great soundtrack in general!


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