Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 6, 2009

Morning…errr….good afternoon everyone!

Sorry about the late post! I made a video this morning and it takes a while for it to upload.

I decided today would be a Cross-training day, as I was eager to try out Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred workout DVD!

Just in case you are wondering why I was smacking my butt during the warm-up…..LOL…it was because Jillian told me to! No, I don’t just randomly smack my butt while working out.

Ok, ok…only sometimes ;)

The workout was really tough and my arms feel like rubber right now. Level two moved fast, so it was a bit tough starting out at level 2 and not doing level 1 first. I would suggest doing level 1 first and getting familiar with the workout. Next time, I will do level 1 and 2 combined.

Jillian was pretty tolerable. She wasn’t half as annoying as she is on the Biggest Loser! She has a few funny quotes, like this one at the end of the cardio session:

“This is your last 2 mins. of cardio, I want you to feel like you are going to die!!!”

hahaha…and I did. :) She would be proud.

Workout stats:

  • 5 min warm-up
  • 4x 5 min. strength/cardio ab intervals (2 min strength, 2 min cardio, 1 min abs)
  • 2 min. cool down
  • Total Duration: 27 mins.
  • Max heart rate: 163 bpm (oops I thought it was 166) (84% of max)
    Avg heart rate: 133 bpm (68% of max)
  • Feel the burn: 177 kcals

All and all it was a great workout. The only thing I am concerned about is that the video will be lacking variety once I do it several times. I am hoping after I do levels 1 and 3, that I won’t find this to be true!

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Mara January 6, 2009 at 12:28 pm

I just noticed that the 30 Day Shred is on my on-demand cable… I tried to do some of it, and realized quickly that I was wearing the wrong bra!! I CANNOT do jumping jacks without hitting myself in the face with my chest…yes, its ridiculous. I do really want to try more of it though!


Halie January 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Great video! I like how you added the stats to it too!

I like the run page! I hope you reach your 1M mile goal!


Krista January 6, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Great video! I like how Sketchie just kinda wanders around!


melissa. January 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm

We have very similiar thoughts on the video. I usually do 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 together. I also only use 3 pounds!

I can’t wait to check out your running page.


VeggieGirl January 6, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Wonderful video/workout!


girlrunningaround January 6, 2009 at 1:37 pm

I can’t wait to do level 2 now!


Meg January 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Sounds like a good workout! My sister just got this too. I will have to ask her if she has tried it yet.


tgilbert January 6, 2009 at 3:14 pm

First, what a great blog. will visit every morning for my daily workout. An d yes you are glowing ;)




Diana January 6, 2009 at 3:28 pm

There have been a few bloggers posting about Jillian Michaels DVD’s. I might just have to check them out.


Ilham January 6, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Your blog is amazing and very inspiring especially dat i decided to get my body back after moving to the USA to join my husband and dat caused me putting a lotta weight on, cause in my home country (Morocco) we eat much healthier and natural.
you r looking beautiful. keep up the good work.


Deb January 6, 2009 at 5:10 pm

I did Jillian’s video today for the first time also. I did level 1 & she kicked my butt!! My legs are killing me. I used 5 pound weights but had to drop them a couple times & complete the set without. I think I will try with 3 pounds next time. I wont be moving up to level 2 for a while.


april January 6, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Hi! This seems like a stupid question..but i was wondering if you could show how exactly to wear a heart rate monitor? I just recently bought one but nowhere does it show how to position it and i think i’ve been wearing it wrong!


Just_Kelly January 7, 2009 at 12:42 am

I just bought that DVD and am so excited to try it! Thanks for the video!


Mary Jean January 21, 2010 at 6:10 pm

I was wondering where i can buy a dvd of Jillian,cuz i live here in Sweden.Thank you:)


Kristin Wynegar June 25, 2010 at 9:19 pm

hey! I love your site, I just discovered it today! :) I also recently got this video! HARD WORK- love it though!!! And yes- Jillian is much more tolerable on DVD. But you can also silence her this way… ha


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