Okay... so she's not actually trying to kill me. But her 30 Day Shred may do just that.
I have heard about the Shred for a while now. In the land of brides, it was pretty much everywhere, but I never looked into it or tried it. It just sounded intimidating.
But then I kept hearing about it. Again and again and again. And I'd look into buying it, but I'm cheap and I didn't want to spend the money on the DVD. And then... and then... my friend Beth showed me that levels 1 and 2 of the Shred are FREE OnDemand with our Comcast cable service! Free, I tell you!!
I started Shredding (ha) yesterday. And it was hard. And today, my legs were like jello when I was going down the stairs of my apartment after my workout. But I don't think I've ever felt so sore from just a 20-minute workout, so this is definitely my kind of workout: quick and effective.
The hardest part about exercising for me has always been finding the time. I've gotten progressively better at waking up early to work out before work (and I am the farthest thing from a "morning person" you will ever meet); but even so, if I sleep in an extra 10 minutes or so one day, it means I'm either not completing my So You Think You Can Dance: Get Fit workout (yes, I own both, and they're super fun) because I have run out of time, or I'm rushing to get to work because I finished the workout but left myself less time to get ready. And while I love my dance workouts, sometimes 40 minutes in the morning just isn't possible, and I usually don't feel like I've done much if I only do it for 20 minutes. Working out in the evenings has become too difficult with my work/life schedule, so it's either mornings or nothing.
Needing to put aside only 20 minutes in the morning for the Shred is certainly a good way to avoid the "I'm too tired" or "I don't have time" excuses. I am putting my faith in Jillian that this may just be the workout that finally helps me drop those extra 8 pounds I've put on since our wedding, without just "phoning it in" at the gym for two hours (her expressions are so silly!). I'll let you know how it goes! (And now, *gulp,* I'll really have to do it, because it's out there in blogland for all to see.)
Do you Shred?