May 5, 2009

I done shredded!

People, I DID IT. I completed all 30 days of the 30-Day Shred. That means every single one of the last 30 days, I let Jillian Michaels kick my ass all over my living room. She worked my thighs, my shoulders, my biceps, my hamstrings, my back, my abs, my abs, my abs, and my abs.

And you know what? It SHOWS. My pants are so loose, especially in the waist (which is where they’re already loose, but I’m not complaining) and hips.

And my ass? It’s rounder and firmer and doesn’t jiggle much at all when I run and jump in place.

I still have work to do and despite the lost inches (I have no idea how many because I didn’t take measurements before or after) I am not even in my goal weight range yet. I know the lack of weight loss is due to muscle gain so I’m no longer beating myself up for the scale not budging. Instead, I removed the scale from my house. Stupid little square panel that gives me bad news all the time. Get outta my house!

One of my motivators during the last 30 days, aside from the friendly competition with the others at Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans is that I have a wedding to go to later this month. The dress I am wearing is a halter, so I need good arms and a nice back for it. Wanna see the dress? It’s here. Cute, huh? I don’t typically wear long dresses, but my friend Liza bought the same dress for a wedding (we both hate our legs) and let me try it on. I was in love. That love grew stronger with a 20% coupon Liza sent me. My arms and back don’t look like the model in the photo because sometimes I eat. But I still think the dress is flattering on my newly shredded self.

I HIGHLY recommend this DVD to anyone who wants to be in better shape and get some all-over toning. It’s a very challenging workout but oh so worth it. If you’re not accustomed to exercise, don’t fret, there are lower impact versions of the moves for beginners. All you need is a mat and some hand weights (I use 5-pounders but might increase to 8). You have nothing to lose but sag and flab, so try it! And if you do, let me know so I can cheer you on. I’m planning to extend the 30 days for as long a I can, so I’ll be shredding along with you. We can curse Jillian together.

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  • sizzle says:

    I’ve heard so much about this via Twitter and blogs. I doubt I will be to do it. I’m so out of shape. But I *am* going back to water aerobics tonight because my pool is finally reopened!

  • Finn says:

    Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment. And that dress is perfect. I want one too!

  • Saj says:

    I’m so proud of you! I hate to admit I slacked a lot these last few days. I’m in a bit of a funk. I worked all weekend, so I didn’t want to get up even earlier to work out, and I have very little, if any, motivation to come home and work out.

    Great job! I really like Shredding, but it’s getting a little old right now. I’ll still do it, but not daily. We’ll keep cursing Jillian!

  • Bella says:

    That’s awesome that you did the Shred for 30 days. Good for you! Those results are inspiring.

    I have the DVD and I’ve done it before – man does Jillian know how to kick your ass, or what? I think I may just have to dust it off because I could definitely use results like that right about now.

  • Sandi says:

    Wow, loose jeans. Maybe if I just bought a bigger size…

    Seriously, congratulations on your fortitude, discipline, and success!

  • Christy M. says:

    I am SO proud of you! SO PROUD!!!!!

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