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Day One of the 30 Day Shred!

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Today was my first day doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred workout! I got up this morning and after a pre-workout snack, I got right to it. I knew that I needed to do it first thing in the morning. If I'd put it off until later, I knew I'd probably end up putting it off all day! So after my snack, I went into the living room, turned on the ceiling fan, made sure my water bottle and dumbbells were close by...and I worked out!

It was definitely a challenge. I had to modify the high impact moves, such as jumping jacks. Jillian Michaels doesn't give modifications for jumping jacks; she thinks everyone should do them. But I HAD to modify and make it low impact. Otherwise, my knees and hips would be hurting so bad, I wouldn't even be able to get out of bed tomorrow! But even with the modifications, I worked hard. There were a couple of times when I thought "I can't do this" but I just pushed those thoughts aside and forced myself to keep going. I always tell myself "slow down if you must, but do NOT stop!"

At the end of the workout, I felt so proud of myself. I did it! I was exhausted, shaky, out of breath and covered in sweat...and I felt fantastic! The workout wasn't easy (after all, they don't call it a WORKout for nothing) but I did it! And I'm going to do it again tomorrow. I know if I stick with it, I'll get better, and then I will be able to move up to level 2. (There are 3 levels.) I'm excited to see how much progress I make this month!


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SLIMLEAF 7/1/2013 4:56PM

    Good effort, Pixie!

You can do this!

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SEATTLE58ANEW 7/1/2013 4:45PM

    Good for you! emoticon emoticon

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FREETOWANDER 7/1/2013 4:19PM

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    emoticon Keep up the GREAT work!! I know you can do this!! emoticon

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ALIDOSHA 7/1/2013 4:13PM

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GBSLIM 7/1/2013 4:11PM

    emoticon emoticon I've tried that workout & know how hard it is. I'm excited to hear about your end of the 30 days progress too. I know it will be amazing.

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KARRENLYNN 7/1/2013 4:06PM

    Go Warrior! you can do it!


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IAMAGEMLOVER 7/1/2013 3:54PM

    emoticon Pixie. I hate Jillian Michaels. To me she is snobbish.

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    I just started doing JM for beginners again, feeling good! Maybe one day, I'll try the shred. Definitely a "get it out of the way" kind of exerciser too, helps to know you've already made one good choice for the day, might as well make more!

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PIXIEMOM13 7/1/2013 3:48PM

    Good job Pixie! I want to try one of her dvds, but I'm thinking of trying her "Jillian Michaels for beginners" LOL Seriously, that's the name of a dvd... I think it uses more bodyweight exercises.

Anyway, WTG on getting that workout done first thing in the morning... I'm SOOOO not a morning person!

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SHANTODD420 7/1/2013 3:45PM

    Wahoo Way to go and keep up the great job.I have the jillian michaels body revolution dvds Pixie.

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JEANNETTE59 7/1/2013 3:44PM

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ZIGGY122 7/1/2013 3:43PM

    emoticon I know you'll make the 30days! emoticon

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KITT52 7/1/2013 3:41PM

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    Way to go! I knew with your positive attitude and the way you like to challenge yourself that you would make it. Keep it up. emoticon

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SUGAR0814 7/1/2013 3:37PM

    emoticon emoticon Keep it up! emoticon You're doing great Pixie!!

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JENSTRESS 7/1/2013 3:36PM

    AWESOME!!! I LOVE 30 DS. It is one of my favorite workouts ever! It is hard, and so great! This last go around (my knees weren't so great in the past) when I started, I did each workout for 2 weeks, and then moved on to a more aerobic video to give my knees a break. So, if yours start to bother you, the lunges and squats could have something to do with it.

AWESOME job though. I know how challenging that workout is.

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