Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Day 22

Day 22 is in the bag, but holy cow, there was some soreness like I experienced way back on days 3 and 4. My legs felt like they were on fire this morning, I have never been more aware of quadriceps before in my life.

But  I kept moving, which is really the best thing for muscle soreness. And I got up this morning and did it again. And this morning, I was able to wear a pair of exercise capris that I haven’t worn in over a year, and they fit. If that’s not motivation, I don’t know what is.

I know I’ve asked it before, but what sort of progress have you noticed this week? Are you on level 3 yet? What do you like about it?

2 replies on “Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Day 22”

I’m getting ready to start level 2. I’m on day 6 of level 1 and its just too easy now. I’m not winded with the cardio and the weights feel super light. I still suck at push ups but they are manageable. I hate planks so I just want to get through the ten days of level 2 done with

You rock. Congratulations! I’m scared of Level 3. I’ve stuck with Level 1 and 2, which are hard enough to intimidate me from Level 3.

Last night for the first time I did Jillian Michaels’ “Shred It With Weights,” a 30-min kettlebell routine that you can do with a hand weight if you don’t have a kettlebell (although purists pooh-pooh the idea because weight distribution is different). JM suggested a 3-8lb hand weight, so of course I had to go and try it with a 10lb weight. It was eminently do-able, other than the section where you hold the weight while squatting, jumping and rotating. That part was killer. I think the next time I do it, I’ll go ahead and use the 20lb kettlebell that has been functioning as a hat stand for the last 2 years. Anyway, if curious about kettlebells, I can recommend this DVD AFTER logging a couple sessions with a real, in-person kettlebell trainer. Kettlebells can indeed screw you up if you get the form wrong, but getting the form right is not some difficult or mysterious thing; in most cases, good form coincides with what feels right for your body instead of working against what your body wants to do (like it sometimes feels when doing isolated single-muscle lifting).

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