Last year, ironically right around this time, I did my very first 30 Day Shred workout. I decided that the only way to get the full experience would be to complete the true 30 Day Shred. That means for the next 30 days I completed a shred workout each day. I spent the first ten days at level 1, then moved up to level 2 for the next 10 days, and finally finished the last 10 days at level 3. Back then I hadn’t fully invested in the program. I had the yoga mat (recommended when working out on a hard surface) but I used cans of apple pie filling as my weights.
I have since invested in actual hand weights to use during the workouts. The last time I did the full 30 Day Shred program, I did not change any of my eating habits and for the most part I maintained my running schedule. I felt like I did become stronger, particularly in my core, which felt like it helped my running.
After all of my Jillian Michaels workouts last week I kind of had Jillian on the brain. So on Tuesday night I randomly decided to complete the 30 Day Shred program again. I started on Wednesday morning with level 1.
I plan to follow the same format as last time, spending 10 days at each level before moving up to the next. I also plan to stick to a regular running schedule (although I’m not following any training plans this time around). The difference? This time I plan to try and be very mindful of what I’m eating during the next 30 days.
The DVD cover for the 30 Day Shred advertises “Lose up to 20 pounds in 30 days!”
I’m going to put that to the test. I weighed myself before the day 1 workout so that I can keep track. I plan to try and keep my eating clean and be mindful of the portions I’m eating. I also plan to keep up my regular running schedule. We will see what happens.
Have you ever put a workout system to the test?
About two years ago I did the complete p90x program (90 days). During that time I also watched what I was eating, and I lost close to 15 pounds and became a lot stronger. But by the end of the program I was so sick of p90x and Tony.
What are some of your go-to healthy snacks?