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30 Day Shred

Friday, April 11, 2008


I finally got my copy in the mail after a long and impatient wait. Yay! Last night I did a 4.5 mile run and then came home to try my new dvd out. I did Level 1 with 8 pound weights and it was great! It was very MTC like and it felt like a good workout. I think it might be better to have a couple sets of dumbbells beside me while I workout. For a couple of the exercises I felt like 10 pounds would have been better, but then when I was doing the side lunges with the front raises I was wishing I'd brought my 5 pounds out of the closet. I'm a little sore today, but not MTC sore, it's mostly just my quads. I'm hoping to do it again tonight and really push myself.

Also, for those who don't have a heart rate monitor and are wondering how many calories you burn with the dvd, I looked at how many calories SP says I would burn if I were to enter it under circuit training and the difference between that and what my HRM told me was only 10 calories. So the SP is pretty accurate if you enter it as circuit training which is good to know.

The scale was down a pound this morning, but I'll wait a couple days to see if that sticks. I have my bridesmaid dress fitting tonight which is stressing me out. When I went in to pick my dress out they only had one size of the dress and it was way to big. They measured me and ordered a size based on my measurements, which I know is standard practice when it comes to bridal wear, but it scares me because I'm afraid the dress will be way too small. I'm just hoping the stupid thing fits so I don't have to spend a fortune on alterations. Being in a wedding costs enough as it is.

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  • SUNSHINEKATHIE
    Guess what! My DVD arrived yesterday! Tonight will be Day 1. Wish me luck!

    Have a great week! :)
    4584 days ago
  • LISADUSC
    Bought it myself. Love doing it. I didn't loose much in pounds but the inches sure came off. It was worth every penny and more. I still do it weekly. Level 3 showed me that I am stronger than I think I am. Now I do plyometics every chance I get.
    4592 days ago
  • WEBBEDKITTY
    I'm thinking of buying this DVD b/c I no longer have a gym membership. I've seen people mention MTC, is there a video as well as a book? Anyway, thanks for the blog. Helps in making my decision on buying the Shred DVD!
    cheers!
    4592 days ago
  • KATIE145
    I just ordered this DVD. I am so glad to hear good reviews about it. I can't wait to get it in the mail!
    4593 days ago
  • RUN2009
    I burn about 160 calories on level 1. I use 5lb weights in each hand for each exercise. I LOVE this video and usually do level 2 or 3 first followed by level 1.
    4594 days ago
  • TRICOTINE
    I also enter my "30 days shred" workout under Circuit Training.

    Now, SP gives a 300 something calories for 30 minutes of Cardio Kickboxing and I always thought it was overestimated, but maybe it is not since SP estimation for Cricuit Training is close to what your HRM told you...

    Thanks!
    4601 days ago
  • SUNSHINEKATHIE
    I'm so glad you bought this and like it. I was actually planning on going online this morning to buy it after hearing so many SPr's loving it!
    4608 days ago
  • ELIZABETHANNEW
    She's really motivating...I haven't done "at home workouts" like this in forever, how do you think it would work for someone like me? (Ha ha.) Is Making the Cut a video/dvd as well? I don't know that much about it but I'd certainly be interested in a bit of an education. Excellent on theone pound down...
    ~Elizabeth
    4608 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/13/2008 8:59:52 PM
  • LOGDIVA
    I'm hearing good things about the 30 Day Shred videos....liked MTC very much and am contemplating purchasing the Shred as well.
    Thanks for the tidbit about how to track it as well...that's always tough for me.
    Keep up the great work, hope for no trouble with the bridesmaid dress for you. Weddings are wonderful but boy, you're right, can be pricey for all involved.
    Take care!
    Tika
    4609 days ago
  • SWEATONCEADAY
    wow you just got it? i got mine last week. i have 5 lb and 7 lb weights and i switch between them. level 2 i use the 7's more except the last exercise which kills me!!!! good to hear "circuit training" is pretty close to your hrm. that is what i am using. i'm sure the dress will probably be too big for ya!
    4610 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/11/2008 4:30:20 PM
  • BRUIN2
    WOW - you had quite the night!! I agree, it would be a great idea to have a few different weights nearby. (I've been doing it with 8's and 2's since I don't have 5's - hahaha).

    You're going to love level two!!!
    4610 days ago
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