Sunday, February 3, 2013

30 Day Shred

Today, marks a new day for my weight loss program. After my 0.4 ounce gain yesterday, I have decided to amend a few things (no, nothing drastic). I have decided to do Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred for the next 30 days, then follow it up with the Ripped In 30.

I have had the 30 Day Shred since sometime early last year if not since late 2011 and did a few days of it before giving up, not this time though. I purchased the Ripped In 30 yesterday and after 28 minutes of that my entire body could feel it and I am still sore today.

I figured it made more sense to shred than it did to get ripped first, so for the next 60 days I hope to stick with Jillian Michaels, almost as if this was my version of Insanity.

The only thing I have left to do is purchase a heart rate monitor. I am kind of leaning towards a New Balance one but cannot find anyone who can give a great review of the product, other than those reviews online. Studies have shown that you are more likely to write a negative review of a product no sooner than you get it than to write a positive review about a product after you have used it.

Hopefully the New Balance monitor will be a good starter one, then later in the year (maybe in another 6 months or so) I will upgrade to a Polar Heart Rate Monitor. If I choose to purchase the New Balance monitor I will definitely give it a review after I have used it for a while.

Once I have the Heart Rate Monitor I will be posting daily pictures to Instagram with the results from the monitor and monthly updates on inches lost (if any, I sure hope there will be).

Have a great SUPERBOWL Sunday!!

Today was my first day of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and I can definitely say that I did not push myself hard enough (I probably didn't push myself at all), instead, I took my time and watched every single move that Jillian and her team were doing. This is the only way that I will definitely learn and the only way I will know that I am doing it correctly.

We all know that Jillian can (and will) push you to do your ultimate best and that is what I am expecting. I need someone who will push me to do my ultimate best and she is the perfect person for the job.


  1. Let me know how the 30 Day Shred is! I was going to add that into my workout routine at the beginning of last month but after 3 days I decided to stop it. I am going to take up weight lifting soon at the gym but I may be tempted to revisit Jillian Michaels. She kicks your butt and yells at you!

    As for the HRM, I have a Polar and absolutely LOVE mine. I have had it since September and enjoy tracking calories with it. I notice that if I do not wear it when I am going to exercise I feel naked. It is the best thing to have when working out. Mind you, the burns you are used to doing and letting Loseit! calculate the numbers are actually higher than what you burn with an HRM. It is amazing to see the difference, you may be in shock!

  2. @MissAshley, thanks so much for telling me about the Polar HRM. I thought about getting one of those but wasn't sure if it was worth the money. I know exactly what you mean about having your fitness gadgets on when you exercise, that's how I am when it comes to my Fitbit, if I don't have it on I feel completely naked. Which Polar HRM do you have and would you mind telling me some pros and cons?

  3. I have a Polar 60. It is the newest model and one of the more expensive ones because I plan on using it for other activities besides zumba which I am mainly using it for right now. You could get the Polar F7 and have the same quality as the one I have and it is much cheaper. Polar HRM's tend to last for at least 4-5 years which is good and the band that you wear under your bra is machine washable which is always nice. I cannot really think of any con's for it because it is absolutely my favorite HRM ever. The only possible down side is I need a special counter for my steps like a Fitbit but since you already have one, you could connect that to your heart rate monitor and track your steps as well.

  4. @MissAshley, thanks for the information!! I finally decided on getting a Polar HRM, all I have left to do is actually purchase it. It is also helpful to know that I can connect the Fitbit to the HRM, that just sealed the deal.