Monday, 1 February 2016

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Review – Days 3-7

Firstly, aren’t you impressed I managed to stick at something for seven whole days?! I am! I haven’t lost any weight so far, but that might be because of the two Indian meals and the Pizza Express I scoffed last week. Oops. And considering that, I didn’t put any weight on. So, you know.

Secondly, here are seven things I’ve learned in the seven days since I started the 30 Day  Shred…

1 I am seriously unfit. Like, seriously. After day 4, I could barely walk. I had to run to a meeting on Thursday morning and it felt like I was nearing the end of a marathon. It’s quite embarrassing and it does make me want to keep it up, because clearly I’m one of those people who thinks they are in shape but really gets out of breath running for the tube.

2 When you’re watching the same 30 minute video every day, really little things begin to irk you. Like Anita’s smug face when Jillian says there aren’t any workarounds to a star jump. Or the fact that no one except Jillian says anything, they just stare robotically into the space in front of them, even when she’s directly addressing them, like army cadets on passing out day. Irritating.

3 I don’t hoover my carpet enough.

4 Even tough-as-anything Natalie skips out two of the lunge moves when Jillian isn’t looking, so I skip them too.

5 Pretty sure I’ll never be any good at push ups, although my record in the 30 seconds is now 15, which I think is decent.

6 It is really useful to have a workout you can do in your own living room, without getting dressed for the gym. I can fit it in at all sorts of times, like even when I got home after an insanely long day at work and my dinner of sweet potatoes and sausages was cooking in the oven, or first thing in the morning on a Saturday, and so on.

7 But if you’re going to do it just in your work dress, make sure you shut your curtains first or you might find you’re unintentionally flashing your neighbour your knickers during the abs workout. Sorry, penthouse flat guy.

That’s all for now. I’m going to try and be a bit more diligent with my food intake this week and I’ll let you know what the results are like next week. This one is a bit of a tough one as I’m away with work and out a lot, so we’ll see how it goes!


  1. I did this before I got pregnant, didn't make it through the whole thing but definitely saw results. I agree that some of their lines or faces drove me nuts. It came to a point that after a week I turned down the volume and blasted music. Great job sticking with it!

  2. YES to them staring blankly, and skipping sections. The workout is good, and I like the shred, but I agree watching the same thing over and over is irritating! I also massively laughed at the hoovering the carpet thing, I think the same every time I do it! Which is the bit you get most knackered in? Alice xx


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