Before my wedding back in November, I was doing Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred regularly, and I really saw results. I did it for about two months, never leaving level 1. I was bored with level 1, but didn't feel I had "mastered" it, and she doesn't really tell you when you're supposed to move on.
Now that I'm a few months post wedding and have lost whatever definition I had worked so hard for (damn consecutive fattening holidays!) I decided it was time to give it a try again. Actually, I decided to book a Caribbean vacation for the hubs and I to take in a few months, and realized I'm in no shape (or mood) to wear a bikini at this point, so I decided to give it a try again.
Even though it's been a few months since I've done level 1, I decided that today I would give level 2 a try. However, I accidentally hit the button for level 3 and decided to just go with it.
I completed it, and it wasn't that bad, I just had to do the modified version of anything that could be modified. And there were a few things that I flat out could NOT do (holy traveling push-ups, what!??!) so I did extra crunches with my medicine ball during those. I really want to get back into P90X, but I think I should start with the 30 Day Shred for a month, at least.
So I've decided that I'll do level 1 of the Shred for one week, then move to level 2 the second week, then split the 3rd week between level 2 and level 3, then graduate back into P90X. These are 6 days a week workouts, with either extra lunges or extra arm workouts alternating days, along with extra ab workouts w/the medicine ball. At least three days a week, I'll run on the Wii Fit and continue to do Wii yoga every night before bed.
30 Day Shred - Day 1
- Completed (a very modified) Level 3
- Medicine ball ab workout