8.18.2011

30 Day Shred.

 (&here is the demon herself, ready to kick you into shape!)

So I am not sure if I have shared this story on the blog, I am sure I have, but I am going to share it again. When you live with someone, you start to witness their SSB, which for those of you who don't know the reference it means, Secret Single Behavior. Everyone has something, and some of them can be quite shocking, but lets not get into that right now, haha. While working out to home videos isn't really a secret I had, it is something you don't do in front of your boyfriend. Heck, sometimes I didn't even want to do it in front of girlfriends. Because lets face it, you are not your cutest when you are looking all weak huffing and puffing, dripping sweat all over the place. But as you date you start to get more comfortable around each other (you know you ALL remember the first time you farted in front of your man! haha)  
 
Anyways... one day after Trevor and I were married I decided to pull out one of my Jillian Michaels videos and got to work. Now if any of you have done a Jillian video you KNOW what I am talking about. These things kick your trash! &It is so deceiving because they don't seem that hard but then you get into them and they kill you. Where was I? So yes, I was killing myself doing one of these videos and I start to hear some laughing coming from behind me. Trevor was laughing at me. I stopped and looked at him and stated, "Excusssssse me, is there a problem here?!" Now Trevor works out a lot, and is in great shape, and he proceeds to tell me that this video couldn't possibly be that difficult, and it doesn't even look like a good workout. So what did I do? I told him he should try, I dared him. He laughed it off and went back to the computer. 

A couple weeks later I came home to find Trevor sweating bullets doing a Jillian Michaels work out video. That's right. Lets fast forward a year later, and guess who uses these videos more then me now?! Mmm-Hmmm. So why do I bring this up? Well I don't know about you, but the summer (along with Christmas) always gets me when it comes to eating too much. All that summer vacation and relaxing eating bad bad but so good foods :) So I have decided to start the 30 Day Shred Video, and thought, why not invite everyone else to do it with me?! Have you guys tried the 30 Day Shred? If not, and you are looking for a great workout video I HIGHLY recommend it. I have been using it for years, along with her trouble zone video. You have to be eating healthy along with it, but if you do, after 30 days, your results will be shocking, NO JOKE! So if anyone else wants to join me, let me know :) I am starting next Monday, so the 22nd. I like to write down my goals since they are more likely to get accomplished if you do, and I wouldn't mind the support. So even if you aren't doing the video, maybe you can set up your own healthy 30 days goal. Whos in?! haha


P.S. I just wanted to say SORRY to those who commented and I didn't respond. I have been trying to be good at replying to everyone's comments but with being away I got SO behind. So sorry if you didn't get a response to something, I really do appreciate the things you guys say and send me. To make life a little easier you guys should check to see if you have a no-reply email set up, if you fix that it makes it easier for me to email you a response :)

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47 comments:

  1. I'm totally in on the 30-day shred with you. Married weight sure does sneak up on you, doesn't it? :)

    XO, J

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  2. I'm 1 1/2 weeks into the 30 day shred right now, and it's absolutely amazing! loving it so far!

    And I still won't let my hubby watch me. I know I just look awful.

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  3. Alright, I'm in. Funny, I just posted about how I started running and am GAINING weight. I've had the 30 Day Shred video for about a year now without even trying it, so let's do it.

    www.semihomemadesuzie.com

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  4. I'm in! :) Where is the best place to get the videos? This is going to be fun! (and very painful ;)

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  5. Jillian is my hero. My fiance refuses to try a work out video or yoga with me, but we've got a lifetime to work on that, right? ;) Have you tried Jillian's 6 week 6 pack DVD? I actually like it even better than the shred (maybe), just did it this morning ouch!

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  6. I will only do videos when my BF isn't home; I just feel too awkward. BUT I will play Dance Central on Kinect [on XBOX] with him home -- now THAT is a fun workout!

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  7. Oh.My.Gosh.
    Demon is the right word for this chick. I used to watch her on The Biggest Loser and think, haha! Losers!
    Then I purchased one of her workout DVDs and she tore me apart. Now I'm the loser. Yikes.

    Good luck!

    http://roxxybelle.blogspot.com

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  8. I just did the no trouble zones yesterday... andi want to cry today! Haha SO sore! I've been hearing all about this 30 day shred, I'm gonna have to try it now!

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  9. I have done it before and it's awesome. Although I have never gotten past level one! Oops. If i wasn't pregnant I would totally be in on this. I'll have to wait a few more months until I can join in to get rid of this baby weight!

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  10. I made it to level 2 before I quit last time. I'll join you next week! I want to finally finish the 30DS.

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  11. Just ordered the DVD on Amazon! I'm scurred!! haha!

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  12. My sis and I tried once before to do the 30 Day Shred and quit, but maybe we'll try it again, thanks to you! :

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  13. I heart you Alycia (and your blog). It's probably because you have me giggling my butt off while I read. And it's also probably because I feel like we would be friends in real life. Anywho, where do I get one of these videos? I'm always looking for something new and fun to try!

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  14. I was doing this right before my wedding! First day you think, "this is pretty easy, no biggie." But then you wake up in the morning.... good luck getting out of bed!

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  15. I did the 30 Day Shred last year and lost about 7 pounds in two weeks. I have all of her other videos too, but are yet to be opened.

    I am also interested in sponsoring!

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  16. I so need the motivation will have to go pick up the video to start!

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  17. I srsly need to invest in this video workout. But I am in. I can do my own thing on the side and eat healthy!! (:
    Great story too, I like how men laugh about women but end up trying out their suggestions.

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  18. i'm on day 11 of 30 day shred. today i move up to level 2 and i'm a little nervous, but i am so excited, too. i haven't skipped one day and i feel SO GOOD.

    this workout is a KILLER. i've actually been blogging about it as well.

    my husband is doing it with me. this is the first workout that we've done together (besides a couple of times at the gym) and i am a lot more in shape than he is, so he's skipped a few days and still has a bit to go before he moves up to level 2, but it's been really encouraging having him do it with me. i hope i've been encouraging to him.

    also, i kinda got pissed when i read that your husband was laughing at you doing a jillian michael's workout. i mean, hello, don't laugh when someone's working out! i totally would have reacted the same as you had my hubs done that to me. SO PISSED, hahahahaha.

    anyway, i think it's cool that he realized that jillian is no joke. i even sweat when i do her yoga workout!

    anyway, good luck on your journey! you'll do great.
    if you'd like to read more about my journey, check out my blog. there are a few posts about 30 day shred and i basically talk about how brutal it is.

    ~andrea

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  19. Oh my gosh, I'm SO in! I've been staring at my Jillian Michael's videos for weeks now and they are sort of haunting me. I will start on Monday too!

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  20. This must be a sign. I've been contemplating doing this video, and now I just have to!

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  21. i've tried to start the shred about three times no. failing terribly. so I;m in! I'll join you. Monday it is!

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  22. I have this video and it is indeed insane. I head to the gym most days or sweat it out on the tennis court, but when I go on vacation, this video goes with me. Kicks my butt every single time!

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  23. I have never tried this but have heard so much about it! I am not going to be able to do it along with you because I am eight months pregnant, and I think that would be frowned upon but I am seriously considering doing this to help get back into shape!

    Also, love the story about your husband!

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  24. my husband always laughs at me while i work out. i only do home videos, i love them. and i LOVE 30 day shred! such a great workout. i have never done it 30 straight days, but i do it a couple times a week and i've had great results. level 3 is so hard but i love it.

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  25. ohhh that is seriously one hard work out. im definately excited to start doing it after this baby comes. good luck!!!

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  26. Oh she is just mean. Her yoga video is such a trick! It's not yoga! It's boot camp!!

    I gained some marriage weight. And now I'm battling baby weight! Oh to have the type of body where I didn't have to worry!

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  27. the 30 day shred is awesome, yet so evil. i cried the first time i did it!

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  28. i lov e jillian. havent heard of this video--deff wanna check it out!

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  29. Oh crud.. I have the video.. maybe have used it like 3 times... this may be the push I need to start using it like I keep telling myself to.

    Remind us on Monday... please :)

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  30. Haha that is funny! My husband would be so pissed if I wrote about something like this on my blog!!! Love it! My Gold's Gym membership didn't transfer when I moved to CO so I am gym-less which means, maybe I'll look into this video!!!! PS. Going to email you back soon! :)

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  31. I really need to do this. Just need to buy the video first so I might get a later start then you. Thanks for the challenge

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  32. Oh the Shred TOTALLY kicks your butt! I will join you on this endeavor, I need to get toned fo' sho!

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  33. I love Jillian's videos! Have you tried her new one called Ripped in 30? I actually like it better than the 30 day shred. Her videos are the bomb, its nice to only work out for thirty minutes but still feel like you got a way good workout!And doing exercise videos in front of other people, not my favorite thing either :)

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  34. Ok, I'm in. I've never tried a Jillian video and now is a good time to start.

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  35. Hi Alycia

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog throught Ruthie's . I'm lookin forward to reading more of each others blogs.

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  36. My husband works out like crazy. He has a huge crush on Jillian, haha!

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  37. I'm in! I have tried this before and stopped at day 8 so maybe this time I will stick with it!

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  38. AH! I have been debating getting this for months! You just tipped me over the edge and I bought it! only I don't get mine until Tuesday! I'm excited to try it though :)

    www.alexislaughs.com

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  39. You took the words right out of my mouth! I'm starting an all fruit cleanse on Monday, and THEN I'm starting to run around the neighborhood again. When it's like 110 degree's by 9:00am it's a little discouraging, but boy do I need to get back into it!
    Good luck Girl!!! I'm right here with ya!

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  40. This is hilarious and reminds me of the time my mum was going to a 'step' class at the gym and I said it would be easy and then did it and was puffed. Eating your own words is tough :P

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  41. In a couple weeks I should get the "ok" to workout, so I'll have to do my own 30 day thing since I don't live close to you. But I think I might have to invest in that workout video, sounds awesome.

    The funny thing (in reference to the beginning of your post) is that the first time I met Cory I had just finished working out so I was still in my workout clothes and unshowered.

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  42. haha I totally have this exact DVD and it seriously kicks my trash!! My husband is big into weight lifting, so he also doesn't think the video is much. I'll have to work on getting him to try it out! ;) I'm excited to follow your progress! More motivation for me to stick with the sweaty torture it ensues! lol :)

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  43. That is too funny! I have that video and it definitely kicks me in the rear! My husband has done it with me a few times and it was definitely hard for him too! Great story :)

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  44. I've heard of this, and I've always wanted to try it...So, I guess today is the day! Thanks for sharing - and I hope to be able to keep up! Eager to see your results!

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  45. I would totally do it but I'm kinda roundly pregnant - maybe you should offer this challenge again in Mid=Feb or around there - it'd be fun!

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  46. I bought this video not too long ago and I still haven't started it yet! I think I'm too scared that she is going to kill me with her intensity. But I promise to try it soon!

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  47. I've never actually got the level 3, but I agree, it's a hell of a work out. My hubby joined in after coming home to me doing it, and totally got hooked as well :D Maybe it's time to dig it out again...

    Rosie
    Just Listen

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