Thursday, February 4, 2010

My View:30 Day Shred

I have been working out and eating healthier since the end of last summer and I can barely type this right now because I did my first day of Jillian Michael's DVD 30 Day Shred (actually the first level, of which there are three, is available through Comcast cable On Demand's Exercise TV, so if you are in the USA and a Comcast customer, check it out for free, that is what I did)...boy did this DVD kick my butt!

I had to write about this and recommend it to anyone looking to lose weight, tone up, start exercising or switch up their exercise routine. I had complications from a medicine I took previously and I gained weight as a result, which was devastating to me. Being a former model, I find myself concerned about being slim more than most.  So far, I have lost over 20lbs and am back to a slim frame, but now I want to be healthy, strong and  get super toned for summer!

This workout is about 20 minutes long..and I thought how hard could it be? Trust me, its challenging! It consists of a "circuit" type workout, where you do 2 minutes of strength-training, 2 minutes of cardio and then 1 minute of abs and then repeat the cycle. It has three levels that you are supposed to start working up to, and are cautioned not to start the next level until you are ready. From how sore I predict to be, I am sure I will be on Level 1 for a while.

Just wanted to share this, even though it isn't beauty or fashion related, because I know how hard it is to lose weight, and this is a great quick (only 20 minutes, so no "I'm too busy" excuses!) and really effective way to get your body moving. You only need a mat and some hand weights and can workout in the privacy of your home.  It can be found online on various sites for well under $20, and it worth that and so much more to get us a little healthier. Check this one out ladies, its fantastic!



AVY said...

I would never find the energy.

Logan said...

I think the key is to start off slow. You see how good you feel and get addicted to it. Although I must say I had a hard time getting the energy to finish this one!