Monday, March 5, 2012

30 Day Shred

A couple weeks ago Matt and I were on the phone (while both at work) discussing our lunch plans, and we started talking about how he wasn't going to be here for my birthday. He's going out of town for work that week, and he's scheduled to get back home the night of our anniversary (which is exactly one week after my birthday...).

Per our normal routine of late, Matt came to my office so we could have a nice, nutritional lunch together, but he brought me a present... Cruise tickets! : )  He said it was to make up for missing my birthday, but mostly it's for our anniversary. This will be the first trip we've taken where it's just the two of us in quite a while, so I'm really excited! Plus, we went on a cruise for our honeymoon, so it'll be nice to kind of "relive" that happy time. : )

We're taking a 5-day cruise to the Bahamas, so you know what that means... Bathing suits!!!! Talk about a motivation to work out! I decided to take my Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred DVD and put it to the test.

My plan is to follow the workouts on this DVD for 30 straight days and see how much weight I lose. I'm also tracking my food intake with the MyFitnessPal app on my phone. I love this app! They also have a website that you can check out here. Here's a scan code for the app on Android phones:

So, last Monday I took my weight and all my measurements, and this morning I weighed again, and... I lost 5.1 pounds! Yay! I didn't have time to take all my measurements this morning, but I'll be sure and do that tonight.

It's only a 20-minute workout, but it's fairly intense. You do 3 rounds of 3-minute strength, 2-minute cardio, and 1-minute abs, plus a 1-minute warm up and 1-minute cool down. Since Day 1, my strength has gotten a little better, but my cardio and abs have gotten much better. I can't wait to see how far I am after the full 30 days! : )

I'm going to weigh-in once a week and keep up with my progress on here, so y'all be sure to hold me accountable! ; )  Have any of you done the 30 Day Shred before?

# of Days: 7
Weight Loss: 5.1 lbs


  1. Wow. I am impressed. Just the thought of trying to do one day if the shred scares me. Now I know why you turned down the potato offer last night! Can't wait to hear how your next week goes:). Keep up the good work. (I am on MFP too.)

  2. LOVE IT!!

  3. April, you are a rock star! I have done Jillian's shred and it's no picnic! I'm so proud of you!!! You are inspiring me to get my butt back on track, so thank you! I cant wait to go swim suit shopping with you ;)

  4. hey! im on my fitness pal too.. send me a friend request- overthinkingmama! :-)

    Keep up the good work!!


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