The 30 Day Shred

A while back, I made this list of goals. If you’ve been reading a while, you’re probably familiar with my 101 goals in 1001 days list. I was recently checking off some items, and noticed my 30 Day Shred goal. I’ve had this DVD since the wedding days, but I never actually did the full 30 days. I actually never moved on from level 1. Whoops!

So, no better time than the present, right? Yesterday was day 1.

I took my measurements and my body fat percentage yesterday as well, so hopefully I’ll see some great results from this. :-)

Shred Challenge

Has anyone looked at her face on this DVD, and thought that she’s saying “BRING IT!” with that expression?? Maybe that’s just me….

In case you’re wondering, I will be doing this in addition to my regular work-out routine. My strength training is going really well right now, and I also don’t want to slack off when it comes to running since my next 5K is a couple of months away. Hopefully this isn’t overkill, but I figured since this is a quick 20 minute work-out, it really couldn’t hurt, right?

Has anyone done the full 30 Day Shred? How were the results for you?




  1. I have done the 30DS three times all the way through, and started it twice without finishing, and I saw some great results. It was definitely difficult, not going to sugar-coat it for you, but totally worth it. I felt stronger, and had a ton more energy, but I saw more differences in the way that I looked than I did on the scale, so having measurements is going to be great for comparison.

    Also, not sure how you react to repetition in exercise, but I found that I needed more variety in my workouts, and with the way that 30DS is designed, doing the same exercise for 10 days in a row was too boring for me. So one of the times that I did it, I rotated through, so every day was a different exercise, Day 1 = Exercise 1, Day 2 = Exercise 2, Day 3 = Exercise 3, then back to Day 4 = Exercise 1. I’m not sure if I saw a difference in how the program helps in terms of fitness, but I definitely had more motivation knowing that I was doing a different workout each day, and it helped me to finish the program.

    See how you like it, and let me know! Good luck!

    • I’m definitely taking this advice and jumping around levels. I’m on day 11, and I’ve mostly done days of level 1, but when I felt like trying something different, I tried level 2. Thanks for the tip!


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