I did it. I finally attempted Level 3 of Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred DVD. Shredded might not be the word for how I feel right now...more like immobile, completely sore, discovering muscles I didn't know I had. And I wasn't completely out of shape either.
But this week, I made the bold move...twice actually. Day 1 was pretty much a disaster. I had to stop several times to a. figure out what she was doing, b. attempt to do it myself, c. take a little breater, and d. pretend I was "confused" so I could justify another little break. Despite my half-ass effort, I was still ridiculously sore when I woke up the next morning to give it another go. Day 2 was actually a HUGE improvement. I kept up (for the most part) and even did some of the more advanced moves (in case you aren't familiar with the DVD, there are two girls to follow: one they term the "beginnner," although she is beyond buff, and the other is more advanced). It was later that day into today that I could barely move.
But here's the good news. I remember starting Level 1 and Level 2 and feeling the exact same way on those days. I also realize that just a few weeks later I had mastered those moves which I guess means I was in a helluva lot better shape just a mere few weeks later! On top of that, my body is more toned than it has ever, ever, ever been (and this is post baby too!!!). People constantly tell me I look better now than I did before I had my baby. I don't say it to brag (ok maybe just a little...it has taken a crapload of hard work to get here), but more as a blaring endorsement of this program. If you are short on time (or even if you're not) and want to get totally "shredded," spend the 10 bucks for this DVD. Your body may not be happy with you at first, but I promise you it will be in a few months!