Tuesday, December 21, 2010

30 Day Shred



I've officially been shredded.  

I'm not one to necessarily start goals on New Year's so there was no reason to wait....I've been wanting to attack my post baby body for a while now but not really sure how.  Going to the gym with 2 kids just takes so much more time than I'm wanting to put in right now.  I want something that's quick yet effective.  Enter Jillian.  These are 20 minute workouts that really kick your butt.  It's based on a 3-2-1 system.  3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of abs.  And you keep doing these 6 minute intervals until you're pretty much wiped out. The original idea is for me to get up a little early in the morning and do this quick workout before the kiddies are up.  Of course that means I've got to get to bed before 11 and so far that's been pretty tough. But even if I don't get up extra early, 20 minutes isn't too much of an inconvenience that I don't mind doing it in the evening either, which is what I did last night.  I did the first workout--the easiest one--and it was definitely a challenge.  I couldn't do it all out and that's good--room to grow.  Even though it was intense, I thought, hey that wasn't too bad.  Then I went down the stairs a few minutes later and my legs were spaghetti noodles.  I think Jillian would be pleased.  It's only been 1 day, so I'll hold off on a full fledged recommendation but so far so good.  But if you look on Amazon this work-out has great reviews...so there you go.  And I just downloaded it from itunes instead of having to go out and track it down in the stores...another bonus.  

What are your suggestions for a quick and effective work out?  


6 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this video! Like you, videos work the best for me because I don't have a lot of time to go to the gym so I just get up earlier in the morning before work to work out. I've been doing the Chalean Extreme workouts from beachbody.com. It's a strength training program by the woman who does the Turbo Jam videos. What I like about these is that each video is only about 30 - 35 minutes and you really feel sore the next day. I've been doing them a little over a month and can already see results (although some of those results are being couteracted by the holiday season). Anyway, good luck with your workout! I waited over a year to work on the post baby body so I think you're doing fabulous!

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  2. I end up taking Eli to the kids club at the gym but it's not quick or very effective (30 minutes on the elliptical isn't doin' it for me) I need to ramp up the intensity something like this might be a great option. I can do it while he's napping.

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  3. Oh I forgot to mention, you need a set of hand weights and a floor mat--if you're on a hard floor. I already had both of these so I was good to go.

    Allison--maybe it will remind you of our tae-bo in the living room days. :)

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  4. seriously? I was thinking how awesome you looked for just having had a baby!

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  5. I have this DVD, too!! It is such a good workout! Now I am at the point where I can take a jog with the kids (double jogging stroller kicks my booty!), but I do the "Shred" on bad weather days! It always works up a great sweat:) XOXO

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  6. 30 day shred totally works. You will be amazed at the results you get and how quickly. Best work out ever. I owe you a phone call. Miss you very guys. xoxox

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