Go YOU for getting up and getting started! When I first started exercising, I chose simply walking-- I was a real couch potato. Right now, I'm almost done with the 30DS. I enjoy the workouts -- not so much while I'm doing them, but when I'm done I feel so accomplished and strong for having done it.
One thing I'd recommend though-- I know it says 30 Day Shred, and the implication is to do it 30 days in a row. But the workouts all include strength training, and you really need to take a day off in between strength training sessions, to allow your muscles an opportunity to rest and repair. It's taking me 60 days to do the 30DS; I alternate the video with days where I just do cardio and no strength training.
Also, Jillian says a few things in the video that aren't exactly true. Like, "You should be seeing 6-pack abs right about now" or something to that effect. In reality, you'd need to have less than 14-15% percent body fat, to be seeing any kind of 6-pack even beginning. Which is why they say, abs are made in the kitchen. So just take some of those claims she makes, with a grain of salt and don't be disappointed if you don't look like Anita or Natalie after finishing the "30 days".
Just doing the best you can to follow along (with good form), will definitely make a difference.
when you did it you were lapping everyone on the couch. good 4 u..........
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4/27/13 9:16 A
way to go! i have done jillian many many time and everytime i think about stopping because she really kicks ass! welcome and keep up the good work. i have 2 kids and i wish to keep up w them more too, its alot of work lol i look at it this way. even if your out of shape and walking, or trying to run, any lap is better then those sitting on the couch. i wish you many cheers along the way and many good lucks and keep it up's and you can do it's...... because you can do anything that you put your mind to, dont let anyone tell you different!
I will add my vote that it does get easier. And honestly, you've already overcome the hardest part: deciding you need to get in shape to keep up with those energetic kids you have. Keep up the good work.
I LOVE her 30 Day Shred and think it is a GREAT way to get started. You may not be able to progress at my rate, I did 2 weeks on each workout, but I have done it with a month on each too! And every time, I feel awesome. Sure, I might feel like dying DURING the workout, but after I'm done, I feel accomplished! She even says that if you are on day 6 and 7 of the workout, you will notice a huge difference. She is right. You won't be as winded, you will feel stronger, it is a great workout to do. I'm onto something else now, but I think that you will have great success with JIllian! I wish you well!
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4/26/13 10:07 A
Took me a while to get started too, but it WILL get easier. Keep at it and good luck !
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4/26/13 9:28 A
Way to go! It's okay if it takes you a while to work up to doing the whole workout.
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1 4/26/13 9:20 A
its been many kids and years since i was in shape. decided i wanted to be in shape so i could keep up. saw jillians video, and thought, i can do this!!! uh. kinda. i made it through day 1 of her 30DS... thought i was going to die. but i did it. debated sitting and watching it and just being her cheerleader from the couch instead. but after an hour, im ready to go again. to prove to myself. seriously thinking this may be what i need. whether i meet my goals or not, i like the way it makes me feel. that i have the desire to continue, the guts to try. and the stamina to do this. Thanks for everyones words of encouragement to eachother on here. seeing such positive feedback definately makes the difference!!!