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1.18.2010

Do You Shred?

I've been shredding for exactly 1 week! I actually just finished my 8th day of shredding! I know that doesn't sound like that big of an accomplishment, but for me it is HUGE!

I'm the world's worst at sticking to exercise plans.

If you don't know what shredding is, it is a workout DVD hosted by none other than Biggest Loser's Jillian Michaels...and IT.IS.HARD! It is the hardest workout I've ever done.
The keys to my success this last week are ACCOUNTABILITY (there are lots of bloggers who shred), Jillian's militant attitude that forces you to finish, my goals that I've set and want so badly to reach, and the progress...the progress comes relatively quickly! In the first 3 days, I could tell a difference in stamina and endurance.

On day 4, I could feel a difference in my abs while I was doing the crunches...it's like I could actually feel ab muscles down under all the fat screaming to get out...and I liked it! Days 5, 6, and 7 are when you can start to really tell a difference in your capability to do each little step and not miss a beat...and finish with style. I could feel myself jumping higher, squatting lower, and pushing harder than I had before. Believe or not, but after only 7 days of working out, I can already tell a difference in my pants! I took a before picture, but I don't want to show it to you guys until the end of the 30 days. I want to really be able to tell a difference. One of my major goals right now is to be 2 sizes smaller by the time I go to TwiCon in March...and right now I'm feeling like it is possible!

Here is a list of fellow bloggers who also shred and have blogged about it:
Kenz
Amber
Rhonda

Go visit them and see their progress! Accountability has helped me so much in this last week! Let's do this together! Do you shred?

10 comments...I love comments:

Shilo said...

You go, girl! Keep it up!

Carrie said...

you go girl! I do the shred about once a week I really need to do it more keep you the good work!

Carrie

Amy said...

Good Luck..

♥ Kenz ♥ said...

Thanks for the mention! Doesn't it feel so good to accomplish goals we set? I'm on Day 22 of the shred, and I'm looking forward to hitting 30 days because I can't wait to say that I've done this kind of exercise 30 days in a row. I'm also looking forward to a day of rest.

Doing this with the other stuff I do (weight training and cardio) should yield great results. And I'm looking forward to the benefits of all of it.

Keep up the good work!

MiMi said...

Congrats!!
Guess who I found this weekend??

shortmama said...

Great job! I just got my shred dvd over the weekend and am starting this week!

kado! said...

i thought you were cleaning out your paper-work...and shredding your paper...ha!

...hey what ever get you motivated! go for it!!! I just plain love the gym....i have child care there so it makes me happy...I can't get motivated here at home! ;)

Xazmin said...

I'm thinking about it...

I am so proud of you!!!! Keep it up chica...you're gonna be smokin' hot!

jenjen said...

GREAT job Jenny!!! I am on day 12, 2nd day of level 2. But I can tell a difference too! I am so glad you are doing it too!

It's so fun to have a group to help each other succeed!

Love your new header!!!

XOXO
Jen

Jen said...

Keep going Jenny! I've been doing it for about 2 weeks and am switching off btw level 1 and 2; did level 3 yesterday - Jillian is EVIL! But it works! Level 2 is finally starting to get a bit easier. Now to get my sweet tooth under control...