Getting Healthy: Feeling Strong Thanks to Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred

In January I started Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred program. Yes, it says 30 days, but it took me more like 60 after being sick for half of January and being forbidden to exercise (thanks shingles).  But, the thing I really got out of this program was how STRONG I feel now!  I see muscle definition and FEEL muscles in places I never even knew had muscles.  


The program is divided into 3 sections – each 10 days.  It is circuit training which I had done some with Insanity and T25, but this incorporated more strength and less cardio which I found that I really enjoyed.  Also, I will have to admit that after Insanity and T25 I went into 30 Day Shred with a little bit of an attitude thinking that nothing could beat a Shaun T workout, but I was proven wrong.  In the short 30 minutes of each workout, you WORKED.  Like, every freaking muscle in your body.  The best part were the moves were easy to get, it was more a matter of if you could do them the entire time!

Now that I’m getting closer to my goal, workout programs are not really about losing weight, but more about feeling stronger and pushing myself.  However, I did lose almost 15lbs in the 2 months and several inches on my body.  I would recommend this program to almost anyone who wants to get in shape!

before-after side-30dayshredPS – I totally love that I had my nails painted the 2 times in the past 2 months when I took my before and after pic!

Starting Weight: 317lbs | Current Weight: 184lbs | Goal Weight: 175lbs


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