Thursday, September 5, 2013

My 30 Day Shred starting point

As I told y'all yesterday, I finally did my first day on 30 Day Shred on Tuesday. It was HARD. Our AC is out in our house so the ceiling fan was all I had to keep cool, so I definitely felt like I was going to faint at one point and had to pause and stick my face in the fridge for a few seconds. I also will admit I half-assed a couple of the moves. But rest assured, I must have done something right because yesterday I literally could. not. move. Every muscle in my body hurt. I haven't hurt like that long as I can remember. Damn Jillian.

And I was insistent upon doing it again when I got home despite the pain, but when I arrived at my house it was approximately 90 degrees inside. With the fan on. With humidity (which might be no big deal to you folks that live in the rest of the country, but here in San Diego humidity is unheard of). So I decided to make myself a chicken caesar salad for dinner and call it a day. Today I'll do it when I get home because my muscles don't hurt as bad (even though I might do it in the nude).

Anyway. Here are my official starting stats:

Arms: 13 1/4"
Thighs: 26"
Hips: 43"
Waist: 36"
***I didn't bother measuring my bust because, well, I don't care if those shrink or not. So there.

And now for some official "before" pics...don't judge me....and remember, it's fucking hot in my house with 0 air circulation, hence the sweat.

Eek. No rolls in the standing position just yet, but I'll definitely get there if I don't get a grip on this soon. I'm currently at size 12 (tight) and large, and 5'8".

I want to try to do 30DS 4 days a week, and go to the gym 1-2 days a week (I am, after all, paying for it). This week I've done it once, and I'll do it today and Saturday and Sunday. Then take a day at the gym on Monday, and get back at it on Tuesday. Hopefully I'll be able to move up into level 2 by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week!

If any of you have done 30 Day Shred before, what was it like for you in the beginning? Were you as out of shape as me??? God, help me.

Because I got through one day and haven't thrown the DVD in the trash can, I'm calling this a NSV too.

I'll leave you all with this:


  1. Great job! I swear Jill can see right through the TV :). You will get great results with 30ds. Good luck!

  2. I did the shred for a few weeks and lived it! You will get amazing results with it and let me just say I don't blame you for not doing the shred in a ninety degree house!!!

  3. I haven't done it yet. But have considered it. Thanks for your synopsis. Maybe I will be brave enough to post before pictures one day. You have inspired me to do so

  4. Great job! I swear the Shred does get easier. Don't feel bad about modifying either, by the end of each phase I'll bet you'll be able to do the full movement!

  5. Woah, we have the same stats in for inch. I didn't realize that you are tall too :)
    Good job on doing the shred in the heat.. I don't think I could have!


    1. That is crazy!!!! And I did the shred in the AC yesterday because we finally got it fixed, and it wasn't any easier haha. So I might just turn the AC off when I do it from now on to save electricity and sweat more :)