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:
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?