2.12.2013

30 day shred challenge...



Writing about my goals to eat better and lose some weight has made me so much more accountable, because it is so public! You guys are real motivators too! I talked about how I hit a wall a few weeks ago, but have kept at it and tried really hard not to let it get to me.

I have been eating right and working out strong for the past week, and I am feeling great. I am just trying to stay balanced. In an effort to really stay motivated and be accountable, I announced on instagram that I am going to do the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred straight for 30 days! I am taking Jillian up on her offer :) I do really well when I set super specific goals like this.

I have had a few of her DVDs for awhile now and I love them. They are killer workouts, but I have never actually done the 30 Day Shred the way you are properly supposed to do it - Straight for 30 days with good eating to get great results. I have read reviews online of people just raving about the results, so I figured why not try it since I already love the DVD as supplemental exercise?

So many of you wanted to join in that we started a hash tag to try and motivate each other! You can join us at #30daybuttkick I realized the other day that we will be leaving for a two day ski trip with Trevor's family over spring break this month, and I am pretty sure I am not going to do this DVD in front of my in-laws, soooo I am kind of bummed I will have to skip those two days. But since I will be skiing the whole time for two days I figured it will be okay haha, I will practically be in a static squat the whole time and will be plenty sore! So I am not counting those two days in my 30, just in case someone out there is "counting" my 30 day challenge haha and will just pick up where I left off in counting after those days. So since I started this challenge on February 5th, my goal is to have done Jillian Michael's 30 times by March 8. I will make sure to post my results then! You going to join me?! ;)

A lot of you have asked what I have been doing, eating, and all that jazz. I plan on sharing it all with you at some point, until then, I am just trying to really get going on this weight loss and healthy eating habits, so stay tuned :)

Getting Healthy in 2013...


47 comments:

  1. I'm doing it :) today is day 6 for me.. Level 2 :) thanks for the motivation!!! XO

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  2. Good luck!!!!

    http://herestohappinesses.blogspot.com/

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  3. Way to be! And yes, I think two days of skiing is a more than adequate replacement. That's so hard!

    www.jbound.com

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  4. You go girl! I think you've inspired thousands of us to be healthier and exercise more, myself included!

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    1. pish posh, you do that on a daily basis with your healthy eating and dancing all the time :)

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  5. You go girl! I love this. I found another amazing instagram user (not a hashtag) that is SO inspiring. I can't stop looking at the pictures. It is beforeandafterweightloss. Check it out. This chick posts a ton of peoples' before and after pics. Even just of people trying to lose 5-10lbs or tone up. Can't wait to follow your month!

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    1. I just checked her instagram out... LOVE IT :) super motivating to see other people's results!!

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  6. Get it girl.. i have her Ripped in 30 i was thinking about doing the same thing!

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  7. I bought this DVD last year and I am still intimidated to use it!! I should really get on with it and use it. Let me know how it goes!

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  8. I have heard alot about this recently. We eat well at our house ( no processed foods) but I want to start exercising more

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    1. good for you! I am trying to cut out all processed foods... it is SO hard not to cheat on the weekends in our house!!!

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  9. I have never tried a Jillian micheals DVD but I have heard good things . I'm sure it will
    Boost up our weight loss. Great that your welcoming others to join you. A soon as I have this baby (anytime now) I'm going to start clean eating and hosting a little weight loss link up party to encourage eachother! Your going to do great xoxox Hanna

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    1. So excited for you Hanna!!! I still need to email you a guest post right?! OOPS :X haha That link up sounds like a great idea!!!

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  10. You are soooo inspiring me right now! i need all the motivation i can get to get this body in shape. you are such a good example!

    ps i could totally see you hosting a "biggest loser," blogger style :)

    zealouslyzika.com

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    1. haha thanks Brittany! I am going to start incorporating more health related posts into my blog if you haven't noticed :)

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  11. Awesome!! I tried her 30 day shred and then found turbo jam! Everyone needs to try some form of turbo jam or turbo fire they are a lot of fun :)

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  12. I've tried it once and it was a pretty good DVD... I also like (and have seen body-changing results from) mari Winsor Pilates DVDs. Love her. Best of luck not that you need it!

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  13. thanks for this. i really need to work out and lose weight. i ordered the 30 day shred without realising how intense it could be and so have bought some dance dvds- i want to try and make exercise fun for me because i hate doing it. thanks for the inspiration though and good luck with your goal xxx

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    1. dancing to work out can be such a blast!!! hope you enjoy them :) do them with friends because that is even better!!!

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  14. Good Luck!!! I've been working out to the 30 day too but not every day. I have to work up to that :)

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  15. Good luck!!! I have started it a few times but never got to day 30. I'm starting to plan out my training schedule and I'll definitely be using Jillian to help me out!!!

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  16. the 30 day shred DVD kicked my butt! even at level 1, haha! you can do it! this was really motivating to read!

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  17. I loved this dvd. I did it and never felt stronger. I didn't do it in 30 days since I skipped days here and there, but it was awesome the feeling I got when I was able to go through the workouts with no problem.

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  18. Thanks for the motivation. I've considered trying this and now I might just do it!

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  19. i love 30 day shred!! I do it at least once a year!

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  20. I did this a year ago, and did the 30 days, had awesome results! I'm planning on doing it again!

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  21. You go!! Maybe I should post my goals so I can be held accountable! What a good idea!

    Corbynn
    thesistersinthecity.com

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    1. It really does help! Years I ago I posted on my blog I was going to do a half marathon.... it really made me accountable to it once I had told everyone haha :) I did the same thing when I did the marathon this year!

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  22. YAY to healthy eating habits! I need to stop eating snacks and goodies too :/

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  23. I've heard that workout is a beast! I should totally do that!

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  24. Go you! Good luck! Keep up the good work!
    I have cut alot of things out of my diet and have been drinking only H20. Feeling pretty good!

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    1. YAY For the H20, people don't drink it enough!! I get in over 100 oz some days haha

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  25. I LOVE the 30 day shred!! Seriously, OBsessed. Just wait until you start doing jumping jacks with weights. SO hard, but SO amazing, and makes you feel really strong afterward. ;)

    xo

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    1. What?! I don't remember every doing jumping jacks with weights in the 30 day shred? Maybe I need a refresher!

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  26. Good luck with the 30 day shred! I did it once for 28 days straight, but didn't follow the diet. I def felt stronger!

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  27. This is awesome! Good luck! Can't wait to follow along.

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  28. Oh man, I have had that dvd for years and never make it past day 3. I'm horrible about motivation. Maybe going public with help me too!!!

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    1. I struggle with the motivation, too! I'll do good for a week or two, then I just fizzle out.

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  29. Oh my goodnes...this video and me have a history. It made my bottom go boom boom during the work out. seriously. You can read about it if you want, lol. :)
    http://www.lifeasliz.com/2012/08/a-weighty-issue.html

    Good Luck!

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  30. Wow Im all about weight loss over here, but I dont know if I can go for a whole 30 days without ONE DAY off.

    I've been sick this last week and its going to be so hard to get myself motivated to go back to the gym. I'm hoping hearing about the results you see will help me get off my butt and feel the burn.

    And yes, skiing should technically give you an excuse to end your 30 day shred a few days early because that's absolutely a work out. Have fun!

    Once Upon The Hill

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