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How To Exercise Without Making Yourself Crazy

Until really recently, I had a strict “no joining gyms” policy. This policy was based upon good solid reason and logic – in the past, I would join a gym, go religiously for a few months, get sick and not go for about a week, and then never go back again. Ever. Plus, I wouldn’t […]

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Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Day 28

Is it Friday yet? Allergies are kicking my butt this week, but I’m making it through each day’s workout.

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Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Day 24, No Excuses

Once upon a time, I was in a great exercise routine. I worked out before work, rolling out of bed at 5:30 a.m. and hitting the gym with all of the other dedicated souls at the gym who went before work. I did classes and some individual workouts, and it was just a part of […]

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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.

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Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Day 20 2/3 of the Way There

I approached today’s workout with gusto, if for no other reason than it’s the last time I have to do level 2 for a while. I am feeling more coordinated about the moves on level 2, and have made friends with all of the strength moves, save the “walking push-up.” Not bad.

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Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Day 17: You Can Make This as Hard as You Want

Are you still hanging with me and Jillian? Has near-daily exercise become a habit?

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Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Day 15 This is YOUR Workout

Here we are, with now THREE weeks under our belts! Are you feeling absolutely shredded?

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Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Day 12 Absolutely Shredded

You know what’s becoming shredded? My ears. The music on the 30 Day Shred leaves a lot to be desired.

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Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Day 10: You Are Done with Level 1

This morning I finished my 10th workout of the 3o Day Shred. It’s become a habit to roll out of bed, turn on the coffee pot and do the twenty minute workout while the coffee brews.

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Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Day 8 “That’s Fear Leaving My Body”

Have you shredded enough to get that quote in my headline? A twitter buddy is cracking me up everyday by quoting America’s toughest trainer in her workout tweets everyday. It kind of cracks me up.

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Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Day 5 (the Day I Stayed in Child’s Pose)

TGIF! Today marks five consecutive days of doing the 30 Day Shred. I’ve been doing the workout first thing in the morning, as my coffee brews and my house is still relatively quiet.

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Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Day 4 (Hungry Like a Bear)

So here I am at day 4. My son woke up this morning and said, “We play exercise now?”

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Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Day 3 (or the day I Modified a Jumping Jack)

So I’m having fun blogging my journey with Jillian, please feel free to jump in at any time! Today is day three. I can’t decide if I’m more aware of my arms or my legs today. I think the arms still have it.

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Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Day 2 (or the Aftermath of Day 1)

Yesterday I eagerly put Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred DVD into my DVD player. My weights, which have sat next to the television for two years were surprised when I picked them up off of the floor. My shoes were tied, my water bottle full. It was 6:10am. I was ready for Jillian to kick […]