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30 Day Shred, aka Training For the Zombie Apocalypse

SilverCurlsSilverCurls Posts: 294Registered Users
Here is the thread to support each other as we embark on 30 Day Shred. You can post your results, your frustrations, your triumphs, or your desire to flip the bird to Jillian Michaels as she's kicking our collective asses! :toothy10:

Anyone who is currently going through this program, has completed the program, is thinking of starting the program is encouraged to participate. I believe there is power in numbers and it's more fun to do something challenging when you know you have others in the same boat. We can do this!

Here is my post from the BeachBody thread, posted yesterday, as I begin the journey:
I started the BeachBody, Slim in 6 series yesterday afternoon. I like the workout, but found it to be too easy, really. I like the concept and will stick with it, but I will be supplementing it with JM's 30-Day Shred, which I started this morning. That workout is more intense.

Some background: I have been a runner/jogger in the past, but due to IT band issues that began affecting my knees, I haven't run since August of last year. I also do light weightlifting 3x per week. I'm 49 and consider myself to be in decent shape for my age. But without being able to run, over the holidays the weight started piling on - 15 pounds of it!!! I love to cook and I love to eat and that is not a good combination for losing or maintaining my weight. I'm determined to blast that 15 pounds off and an additional 5 pounds to get me to where I feel the most comfortable.

So, my plan is to do the JM workouts in the morning, and the BB workout in the afternoon. I will supplement with a daily Pilates reformer routine. I find that to be a relaxing way to gently stretch my muscles in the evening without breaking a sweat. I have been tracking my diet/calories on WebMD. I will weigh in every week, most likely on Friday mornings. To keep myself accountable, and as embarrassing as it is for me to admit, my starting weight as of this morning is 140 lbs. I'm 5' 3.5" tall and I feel most comfortable around 120 lbs., so that's my goal. Wish me luck!!!

A few other curlies have voiced their desire to have a 30 Day Shred support thread, so here it is! Won't you join us? :)
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    I first tried the 30DS maybe about two years ago and I did it five days a week for 30 days. I was dying. :lol: But also totally shocked that I could actually tell a difference in my endurance.

    Let me tell y'all that a few years ago I was 60 (well, 50 now that I've gained 10 lbs back!) pounds heavier, pretty sedentary, and had never exercised a day in my life. Long story short my extremely supportive and motivational husband helped me change that and I still can't believe I exercise on a regular basis and lost that weight. I was fat and miserable. We had both gained weight and he was able to lose over 30 pounds while we changed how we ate and exercised.

    So, fast forward to now and since moving to CA I've gained about 10 lbs and realize what a huge difference that can make in my comfort level. I wasn't skinny by any means, but I was happy and comfortable and I'd like to get that back.

    My oh my, how fast a year can go by. I realized that I've been doing the same piddling workout since we moved here without changing anything up and if I'm honest the "workout" wasn't even pushing myself. No wonder I've gained weight! So I decided to get that evil woman Jillian out of her little plastic case and give it a go again as a way to change things up for myself. I don't plan on doing it every day, but working it in a couple times a week along with switching it up between pilates and walking on my treadmill.

    I'll also be honest and admit I totally have to pause it a few times so I don't die. :lol: I desperately need to build up to doing cardio because I get out of breath so easily just in some regular day to day things so I'm hoping it helps. Even though I paused it a few times I was still so sore the next morning that it hurt to pour coffee and I had to get creative with getting my shirt on because no way were my hands going over my head. :toothy7:

    And for the record, I don't do the damn push ups. I hate the jumping jacks because it hurts my boobs, but I just hold them with one hand and do them. :lol: So I might be modifying things a little, but I figure at least I'm doing it.

    So I hope we can all do this together and help motivate each other. I was sedentary and fat several years ago and when I first started exercising I seriously couldn't go a few minutes on the treadmill without being in pain. So if I can do this, anyone can!

    When Jillian tells you "don't phone this in" just flip her off and keep on keepin' on. And try not to be envious of the one girls gorgeous curls and long legs. :lol:
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I started downloading this yesterday, but then.....oh, I don't know, one of the dogs had to go out, or my leg itched, or I decided to play with a fountain pen......in truth, I think I should do it, but I'm terrified of Jillian Michaels. She's like every mean gym teacher I ever knew, only sober.
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    ninja, you have gotta give it a try. I'm a big believer that if lazy me can do something like this that anyone can. :flower:

    I know, I know...I'm a motivational powerhouse! :lol:
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • SilverCurlsSilverCurls Posts: 294Registered Users
    Spring, I'm very impressed with not only your substantial weightloss, but your willingness to go through the 30 Day Shred again! That takes a lot of determination. :color: I think it's perfectly fine to modify where and when you need to, as long as you keep something moving!

    I hear ya on not pushing yourself lately. I guess I've been doing the same thing, or "phoning it in", as it were. Not being able to run, much less walk my daily 4.25 route, I had to rely on my library of workout tapes or simply trying to do a routine on my own. It was too easy to do the workouts while barely breaking a sweat.

    And that's where JM comes in. I need her drill sergeant-like personality to push me to my limit. I do the push-ups, but not all of them. I don't mind the jumping jacks. And squats and lunges, while not my favorite, really are two of the best moves to whip the thighs, hips, and backside into shape. So far none of those moves have aggravated my knees. I do find that I need more stretching before beginning her workout and most definitely afterwards. Today, I could feel a little soreness in my tush and the tops of my shoulders, but I powered through.

    The BB system came with a clean-eating diet plan and it falls in line with what I've already been doing for a couple of weeks on my own. I find that for me, I get the quickest and most dramatic results when I combine fitness and dieting. One without the other just doesn't work for me. I am determined to lose all the weight by the end of the summer.

    I do have couple of questions for you, though. When did you decide to move up to the next level? Do you do each one for 10 days or just move up when you feel ready? How about when you finish the program and have not yet met your weightloss goal? Do you just continue with the highest level, or move onto another of her routines?

    And yes, it's hard not to be envious of Natalie, the girl with the gorgeous curls and the long legs. I find myself trying to keep up with her! :toothy5:

    ninja - What spring said! :glasses7: We'd love for you to join in. I can certainly see JM being a tough cookie. She seems OK now, but probably gets tougher as the difficulty progresses.
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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I know, I know.

    I will try it.
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  • SilverCurlsSilverCurls Posts: 294Registered Users
    :flower:
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    I do have couple of questions for you, though. When did you decide to move up to the next level? Do you do each one for 10 days or just move up when you feel ready? How about when you finish the program and have not yet met your weightloss goal? Do you just continue with the highest level, or move onto another of her routines?

    That's a very good question, if I can remember the answer! :lol: I'm pretty sure I just did it as I felt like I was able to, no particular set time frame. And back when I first did it I just sorta quit doing it, although I had intentions of incorporating it at least once a week just to do something different, I never did. This time around I'm not doing it every day like I did the first time, but want to just throw it in to change my daily workout up to something different.

    Could I have "explained" it any more complicated?!
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
    I'm so up for this. I can start Tues.

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  • SilverCurlsSilverCurls Posts: 294Registered Users
    We'd love to have you join us, missbanjo! :icon_smile:


    I'll post an update later this afternoon. :cat:
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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Yes, please do, SC.

    I'm imagining just how hard it is!
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    ninja, I probably make it sound harder than it is for a normal person. :lol:

    And that is why I 100% believe anyone can do it if I can. :D And it's also sort of weird that I'm looking forward to doing it a few times this week now that I have y'all to share it with. It's crazy what a little support can do!
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Aw.

    springy, you're so sweet.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    there's a big group of folks supporting each other doing the 30ds on myfitnesspal too.
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  • SilverCurlsSilverCurls Posts: 294Registered Users
    Today's update:

    Today was my 5th consecutive day of 'Shredding'. Getting through the workouts is getting slightly easier although I'm still not doing all the push-ups. :toothy5: Different muscles were sore this morning: upper chest, triceps, and inner thighs. I also noticed my hamstrings and calves felt tight today and the jumpropes had me grimacing. lol I still need extra stretching after the workout, and that is the one area where I feel JM is deficient. I felt pretty good when I finished today, though.

    I am still doing an afternoon workout with the BB Slim in 6 DVDs. I moved on to the second level today. That workout is 54 minutes long, but I only completed 45 minutes as the last part was more push-ups and ab work that I didn't care to repeat. I am really not liking this series. I don't find it motivating enough to stick it out. The music is lame and the workouts are just not challenging enough. My plan was to do both workouts daily for a week for a nice jumpstart, and today was day 6. I think instead I will use some step aerobics DVDs for more cardio. I will also shoot for working out 6 days a week. It's what I'm use to and it works well for me. I'll take Sundays off to let my body rest.

    The diet is going pretty well. I'd say I'm sticking to a very clean diet plan about 90% of the time. I did slip this weekend and had a glass of wine - I NEEDED it! :glasses7: I was also ready to kill for a potato chip, so I gave in and had a small handful. I'm expecting my period any day now, and I always get a craving for salty, crunchy things. And because of my impending period, I'm not looking forward to Friday's weigh-in, due to the usual 1 to 2-lb. weight gain I invariably get at that time of the month. Plus, I have a tendency to gain a little muscle when I begin strength training before I begin losing pounds on the scale. :neutral:

    Oh, well. I'm just going to continue plugging along. I hope my workout buddies are doing well. Let's hear some updates!
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    Alrighty, I just finished and am trying to figure out why I decided to start this when it's summer and we're having our warmest week so far AND we have no AC. :lol: My after workout smoothie has never tasted better.

    Things went fine today, although I do have an ongoing problem with figuring out how to eat something in the morning and workout without it making me feel icky. I don't think there is a way around it though. I have to eat something so I don't feel sick, but if I eat something I feel a little queasy when doing a workout with all this jumping around. All I'm having is toast and I don't think I can get any more bland than that.

    I did a couple of pushups today so I guess that's progress and I didn't have to pause it but once to catch my breath. :D I'm still planning on doing this twice a week, pilates one day and treadmill the other two days. I've got another Jillian DVD I bought when we still lived in CT and never opened so maybe I'll get that out and see what it's about.

    misspam, you're doing awesome! The diet is definitely where I'm trying to reign myself back in to eating better. I can't really restrict myself things because it just makes me want them ten fold, but I was able to totally change my eating habits in a way that worked for our lifestyle and I lost the weight, so I just need to get myself back on track with that.
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • SilverCurlsSilverCurls Posts: 294Registered Users
    Thanks, spring1onu! And Yay! for you on the pushups! Those are tough, aren't they? What is the other JM dvd that you have? I bought a few more to have at the ready when the 30 Day Shred is over. I also just received her Master Your Metabolism cookbook. I'm looking forward to trying some of her recipes!

    I'm the opposite of you in that I do not eat at all before my morning workout. If I eat, I feel sluggish. I workout within 20 minutes of waking up, then I have my breakfast and morning coffee.

    This morning's workout went well. I did a step workout for the afternoon. It's old-school, but I enjoy it and my sweat is sweating by the end of the workout. lol It also doesn't hurt to be staring at Gilad for an hour. The slightly naughty thoughts running through my head make the time fly by! :tongue5:

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    This is the workout I did today:
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    Their workout attire cracks me up!

    Diet has been great today. I've been on target with my daily calories, etc. The only thing I refuse to compromise on is my coffee WITH my half & half. I might as well step in front of a bus before I give that up. :lol:
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    Oh how I wish I could workout within 20 minutes of getting up, that would be a perfect scenario. My reality is that it takes me a good 45 minutes to an hour to really wake up enough not to injure myself while doing anything other than drinking coffee. :lol: I absolutely hate being so groggy for so long, but I guess it's just how my body works for some reason. I get up, take some medications and have my coffee while I wait my required 30 minutes (per the medications I take) then have my toast. I try to give myself a little bit after that before I start working out and if I'm just doing the treadmill or pilates I'm fairly ok with not feeling sick, but those jumping jacks get me. Blech. :lol: On the other end of it if I don't have something I feel light headed and even today I noticed when getting up from doing any of the floor stuff I was a little woozy. My body hates me, that's all. :lol:

    You know one thing I dislike? That I can't fast forward through the beginning of the 30DS DVD and just get right to the menu. I don't want to sit there through that inrto every dern time! I know I can leave it at the end of the workout and it will go back to the menu, but I always have to remove the DVD from the player because we watch movies. Minor annoyance, I guess.

    Banish Fat Boost Metabolism is the other DVD I have, wrapper still on it! Apparently I can "ignite my fat-burning potential!".

    I am LOVING the step workout outfits!! :lol: Do you have the step platform thing?
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • SilverCurlsSilverCurls Posts: 294Registered Users
    I just got that same DVD from Amazon. LOL @ the "igniting" blurb. :toothy10: I also received her No More Trouble Zones, where apparently one can "Eliminate Love Handles, Muffin Tops, and Wobbly Arms for Good!". Sign me up!!! :queen:

    The other day at WalMart, I picked up Ripped in 30 and Extreme Shed & Shred. Both look a little more challenging than 30DS. From reading reviews online, the Ripped in 30 is a popular one to try after 30DS. I'll be reviewing all 4 DVDs to decide which one to try next.

    I remember wearing the same type of outfits when I started taking aerobics classes in the 80s. Of course, leg warmers were included. The legs were cut so high on the leotards that they would constantly ride up your crack. Not a good look! ;) And I do have a step. I got this one from Amazon:

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    It's almost exactly like the ones we used at the gym.
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  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users
    It took me forever to find this thread!

    I started level one today. Surprisingly it wasn't that bad. It was fairly quick, Jillian Michaels wasn't horrible, and I've definitely done worse workouts.

    So far seems like something I can stick with. As long as my back holds up...

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  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
    I finally got my DVD last night but I haven't used it yet. I did unwrap it though!

    I'll start today after work and do pushups for any jumping jacks or anything really that I'd put strain on my ankle.

    You see I travelled 1300 miles to California just to step down into a gopher hole when we went to the beach and attempt to break my ankle. Yes, I do this at home all.the.dam.time. I haven't broken it yet. *crossesfingers*
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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I did five pushups.

    Ugh.
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    I did 3 half-ups. :D

    Good for you, ninja!

    I think I'm in love with the chest fly because it's like taking a nap!

    Mr. Spring swears he'll have me doing 10 push-ups one day, but I just don't see it. Maybe punching him in the face will help strengthen me. (I get angry when I have to do physical activity so it helps me let it out to threaten him with bodily harm.)

    And is anyone else punching Killian (intentional typo) in the face during the boxing section?
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
    Her face just looks evil, even before doing the workout I don't like her. :laughing8:
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  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users
    Wow, spoke too soon. I was sore this morning. And today was tough.

    Ya, push ups are hard. I do the girlies ones and I'm pretty sure I'm not in a straight line. The lunges hurt my knees pretty bad, so I dont really go deep into them (boy I sound like an old lady!).

    I'm pretty surprised, but Jillian is not bothering me so far. We'll see.

    Ab things do not bother me. Im convinced I have no more ab muscles. They disintegrated, so theres nothing to get sore. Would explain why my stomach looks like a sandbag.

    My thighs and my arms are on fire though!


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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    My neighbor friend has a mobile punching bag I've been enjoying socking around.
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    iroc, the first time around I did this I was MISERABLE. I seriously could not get out of bed the next day and wanted to cry every time I tried to sit on the potty. :lol: I had also NEVER done any type of exercise like that in my entire life so that's probably why.

    When I'm doing the lunge things I feel like I'm going to topple over, I have no balance apparently.

    You should see how hard I struggle through the whole thing, you'd feel like a spry teenager in comparison. Thankfully this time around I was only sore after that first day and this week I've been ok, only some minor soreness.
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • SilverCurlsSilverCurls Posts: 294Registered Users
    Wow, missbanjo! What a trooper you are! Doing the 30 Day Shred with an injured ankle. :rambo: Definitely modify or eliminate the jumping jacks. Here is a good example of a modified jumping jack where one foot is always touching the ground. You could also just do knee lifts with arm raises as a substitute. Be safe! :toothy4:

    Ninja - Yay on the five pushups! Five is better than none! :D

    Iroc - Glad to have you with us! The soreness didn't sneak up on me until day 3. Lunges can be hard on your knees. Just be sure to use proper form and don't go all the way down. I would definitely stop the lunges if you are experiencing any kind of knee pain. It's not worth it to blow your knees out. I wish I knew a good substitute for lunges. And I don't find Jillian to be mean or irritating, either. I kind of like her personality in this workout.

    On to today's update:

    Day 8 of The Shred. Today felt really good! I can tell my endurance is up compared to day 1. I can get through the entire workout without stopping. I still don't do all the pushups, but I can do more than I could do on day 1. And, I do the modified, or 'girly' pushup.

    Circuit 3, Strength is where my muscles are begging for mercy - the side lunges with the anterior shoulder raise. I can barely do the last couple shoulder raises. My arms are screaming!

    I'm still doing lots more stretching afterwards, paying extra attention to my calves, hamstrings, and the IT band/outer hips. I tend to get very tight in those areas.

    I'm actually looking forward to moving on to level 2, which will be on Sunday. I had initially thought of taking Sundays off, but I've been feeling really good, so I'm going to plow on through.

    I did an aerobics dvd this afternoon, Gilad Step & Tone Workout. Since I use 3-lb. weights for The Shred, I only used 1 lbs. for this. And again, I only did 45 minutes, skipping the buns and abs work as a lot of that is a repeat of the morning routine.

    This morning, I did notice a difference in some parts of my body. More definition in my shoulders and upper arms, more toned around my ribcage, waist looks a little more defined, and my tush looks more toned. Weigh-in day is tomorrow morning. I always dread that first look at the scale, but I know I should be fine with whatever it says because I see changes happening to my shape - the weight loss will follow!
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    SC, that's awesome!

    I'd like to say that I don't dislike Jillian, I just need to project my anger at someone so I can let it out. :lol: She just happens to be right in front of me. ;) Sort of like how I threaten Mr. Spring with bodily harm any time we're doing exercise type activity, mainly it's because it makes him laugh when I'm all grumpy pants like that.

    Those anterior raises with side lunge kill my arms by the last two on that second set, but I'm only using 2lb weights.

    Being able to read along with everyone's progress and experience with it is really keeping me motivated and actually looking forward to doing it, which is really surprising to me.
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • SilverCurlsSilverCurls Posts: 294Registered Users
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    SC, that's awesome!

    I'd like to say that I don't dislike Jillian, I just need to project my anger at someone so I can let it out. :lol: She just happens to be right in front of me. ;) Sort of like how I threaten Mr. Spring with bodily harm any time we're doing exercise type activity, mainly it's because it makes him laugh when I'm all grumpy pants like that.

    Those anterior raises with side lunge kill my arms by the last two on that second set, but I'm only using 2lb weights.

    Being able to read along with everyone's progress and experience with it is really keeping me motivated and actually looking forward to doing it, which is really surprising to me.

    Spring, I'm so glad! I feel the same way. I'm glad we're all in it together! :blob5:
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    Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. - W. C. Fields
  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users
    Seriously guys, I am so sore. I can't bend over without saying 'oh my God, oh my God'

    Yes, sitting on the toilet is painful.

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