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30 Day Shred Day 1 of Level 2 ....OUCH!

Monday, December 19, 2011

If I had to pick one word to describe my feelings on level 2 of the 30 day shred I would pick "Ouch". If I got to pick one sentence to describe it I would say "Seriously, f*ck you Jillian!!!"

I started out with making a smart decision. Since I know my biceps still aren't all that strong (though much stronger than day 1!), I decided to do the modification on the walk out pushups & just do the walk out plank like Anita did. That is probably the only thing that got me through the other plank positions....because if my arms were any more fatigued then they were already (aka: if I had done the pushups) I probably would have said screw it. I honestly feel like there needs to be a level 1.5 or something, cause I don't believe that level 1 prepared me enough for level 2. It just seems like a huge leap to me. Hmmm...I wonder what moves coming next. Oh a plank something-or-another move. Oh thank god planks are over..I wonder what the next circuit will bring? Oh, yet ANOTHER plank something-or-another move! I can't put into words how a 20-25min video can destroy me so profusely.

On that note... I'm REALLY hoping for big changes by the end of this. I already feel I have gotten smaller in places, but the final pictures at the end will be what I judge my overall changes on. I took some pictures yesterday before I did the day 10 workout so I can post those as "in between" before & after pictures at the end of this madness.

I just thought of another one liner that might be more appropriate to describe level 2 "Planks can kiss my white lumpy a*s!"

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This DVD is the definition (for me) of a love/hate relationship for sure

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    LOL, in the middle of that DVD I wanted to say those thing too! I have not touched the Shred because I am in college. I have been going to the gym. I plan on doing it on winter break, and this was bringing back memories! I hated level 2. Just remember, as long as you attempt to do them in the best way you can, you are making progress. I am going to have to work on level two a little longer before I move to level 3. I have also tried the Ripped in 30 from Jillian and it is a living hell. It is an amazing workout, but not for beginners. When you are finished with the Shred, I recommend the other one. Good Luck, you can do it!!
    2314 days ago
    Level 2, with all those damn planks, definitely takes it to a whole nother level!!! Keep pushing and you'll see those results!!! You're doing awesome! =D
    2314 days ago
    Yeah I hear ya. Just finished day 5 of Level 2, and it still kills me!
    2314 days ago
    Oh my hahahaha "Seriously, F you Jillian!" Hahah.... AWESOME.

    Ok, so I seriously thought I've never done level 2 of the 30DS, but now that you said the modified walk up pushups, it is ringing a bell. Perhaps I did attempt level 2. It's been almost a year since I touched that DVD. The more & more I hear you write about it, the more & more I want to do it again.

    Did you happen to do all your measurements before you started the 30DS? That would be a cool way to see your results in writing... but honestly, if the clothes fit better by day 36ish, SUCCESS!!!!
    2314 days ago
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