If All of My Friends Jumped Off of a Bridge…

Yes Mom, if all of my friends jumped off a bridge I would too.

And THAT is why I am one day three of Jillian Michaels – 30 Day Shred.

It is also why my shoulders hurt.

It is only a twenty minute work out. I thought “Well, hell. I can do anything for 20 minutes.”

I was mistaken. It really hurts.

But for as much as I hate my life while I am doing it, and as much as I know I am only on level one and I have a grave fear of levels two and three, I know that after only two days I can already feel that my abs are tighter.

Sure, there is still a huge layer of fat blocking my awesome ab muscles but maybe that will magically disappear somewhere around day 7.


Either way, I think I am really going to try to stick with it.

For any of you doing the workouts too, you know Natalie? I want my body to look like hers.

I did take pictures right before my first workout, but mercifully my camera battery charger has gone missing and so I am unable to post a picture of myself in work out clothes at this juncture.

Maybe I’ll find it closer to day 15.


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  1. Man! You are like the ninety millionth person I know to do the Shred. I am totally going to have to try it. Good luck with Levels 2&3!

  2. I know I should try this but it looks very scary!

  3. I am such a wimp. It was kicking my butt, then I got the flu and fell off the Jillian wagon. How can we get her to come to DC to help the girls out? Oh wait — that would probably involve even more pain.

  4. 28 minutes. Level 1 is 28 minutes long, and frankly it grates my cheese. Not that it matters much in the scheme of things, but when you are trying to get in a workout during the naptime of a child who regularly naps for precisely 24 minutes those extra eight minutes make a difference. Don’t perpetuate the myth! Stand stong! I think I need to get out more!

  5. I think the entire blogosphere is doing this thing. I’m feeling alot of pressure to eat chocolate for everybody else, since I’m still trying to gain weight.

    Good luck!

  6. Have you found the part where Natalie cheats? Or “phones it in” as Jillian would say?

  7. Good luck! Can’t wait to hear about the results.

  8. You GO girl; go get a beer.

  9. Day four for me-it is the hardest. Just thinking about level two and three makes me want to cry. Keep it up!

  10. Jumping off bridges is more fun.

  11. 20 minutes? Everyday? I might try it if I had 20 spare minutes a day.

  12. I’ve been doing it since October (Early adoption!) and I can testify that it is worth the effort.

    Natalie is my hero.

  13. There should be a word balloon (with arrow) above Jillian Michaels that says, “Does not eat cookies”.

    “Shred” makes me think of that thing we use for sensitive mail. That’s not gonna work for my bod. Spending 20 minutes walking to the recycling center with shredded documents, however, might do it.

  14. Yay! I love how we are commiserating and yet cheering each other on at the same time.

    And yes, Natalie is awesome. I’d be glad to look like any one of the three of those women though.

  15. I love seeing how you have all rallied around one another. I can’t wait to see the “before” and “after” pics!!

  16. I’m thinking about the FlirtyGirlFitness routine. You can purchase the pole for a dollar! Can you believe it? Looks like a good deal… (insert sarcasm here)
    I hope thinking about it will help me look like a stripper, because I don’t really have room for a pole in my house! That’d be awesome!


  17. Kathleen says:

    I want to know if The Shred comes with Jillian yelling and screaming at you, even as you throw up, saying she doesn’t care if you’re sick, just keep going. I’d lose weight if that were the case.

  18. I think i need to try this. I’ve lost 30 pounds since I had Samantha, but I don’t want them to come back so I need to do something drastic. Where did you find the video? Do you think a 3 year old would enjoy it too??? She has to do everything that i do during the day, with the exception of feeding Samantha. (She says she wants to but doesn’t have the boobs. (her words not mine))

  19. I’m doing the modified version, like every other day, but even after Day 3 I feel more fit.

    I wouldn’t mind looking like Natalie either, but I really admire Anita’s abs.

  20. natalie’s legs scare me. i like the other chicks body. and jillian looks like a man. lol

    i have loved jumping off the bridge with people i hardly know! HAHAHA

  21. I am teetering on this bridge. I have it in my Amazon cart. I’m just not sure I have twenty minutes a day.

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