Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Just for Fun ... 30 Day Shred


That is something you do to lettuce for tacos

Or maybe cabbage for coleslaw

Or what about cereal made from wheat

That is not what you do to an out of shape 40+ year old body. At least that isn’t what most relatively sane people would think.

So here I am, bouncing through the blogosphere and I stumble upon more than one bloggy page that is touting the merits of the “30-Day Shred” by Jillian. Desperately in need of kick-starting my floundering exercise routine and still not ready to jog a mile or two, I was interested. 20 minutes a day – sounded like a good way to ease into things.

I should have known there was more to this blog-o-mercial!

I laugh at TV infomercials.

Why didn’t I do the same here?! Could desperation really cause this one to surrender to all that she knows is good and right!?

Why, of course!

Now, mind you I purchased this vexatious video at my local T*rget store. Please give me some credit for not calling some 1-800 number and buying every additional accoutrement possible to enhance my shredding possibilities.

So, this morning we met, this Jillian – the jiggle crusher, and me. It wasn’t pleasant. It wasn’t pretty. And, it was only 20 minutes.

20 minutes of pure, unadulterated torture. My jiggle along with every other part of my body has been crushed, annihilated and incapacitated. Who knew that 20 minutes today would leave me crawling for the remaining 23 hours and 40 minutes!

Will I do it tomorrow?

I think the better question is – will I walk tomorrow, upright like a homo sapien should!


  1. Denise,Hope you are havein a good day!If not tomorrow will be better.Take care. Blessings, faye

  2. Good for you sister! Sounds like a rough work-out! Hang in there with it! God bless, Laurie

  3. The jiggle crusher. I loved that.

    My wife is doing much the same thing. She's gone through Billy Blanks, pilates, and just about everything else under the sun. Now it's back to the good old run around the neighborhood.

    She started last night. She's not moving too well either right now, but don't tell her I said so.

  4. Denise - Bless you and your sore body. Been there and done that too many times to count. It does get easier!!! This too I know from experience. Just hang in there and remember, others in worse shape than us have survived it!! Love you, Lynn

  5. Oh me... I too have read in "blogland" about Shred. I went to t*rget and got mine also. Then, I got sick. Do not think I can do this exercise and not breathe...
    So, I watched day one... to see what I am getting my self into.
    Now, I am dreading shredding :)
    LOL... I keep reading that it does get better . Whatever that means ;)
    Sweet Blessings!

  6. i too have noticed this new craz on the blogoshpere and I have to say that you are very brave to take it on! It sounds hardcore! I do hope you are able to walk...upright!!! :)

    I'm thinkin' I'm going to have to give this a try myself, but I have to wait til my lungs heal first, so I'll just have to hear how all of y'all are doing with it in the meantime.

  7. Okay, so I just bought the DVD today (and blogged about it on my blog) but I haven't tried it yet. Going to test it out tomorrow. Please tell me you did it again today and it was easier? :) but still got results. I can't wait to try it, Jillian is my hero! :)

  8. You are soooo cute! I feel your pain, girlfriend!

    I had my little niece and nephew over yesterday to play in the pool and today I feel like I have been through a shredder!

    Bless you...

  9. Ha ha!!!!! That was hilarious. I've been working out for 25 years, and I honestly have never done a more challenging 20-minute workout. I could not complete level one the first time I did it without dropping my arms a few times. It's taken me about 6 weeks to get through level three without stopping. It's a killer.

    Keep it up.


  10. Very funny...

    I had a similar idea a few years ago with Billy Blanks. I stuck with it for awhile, but I couldn't keep up with his pace, not to mention that everytime I started getting into it, stuff began falling off of my shelves, etc.

    Give me an outdoor run anyday.


  11. I have heard quite a few people talk about this "Shred" video now. I might just have to consider getting it....and I LOVED how you called her a jiggle-crusher.

    Enjoyed my first time over!

    Blessings, Joanne
    Happy Mothers Day!

  12. I'll be betting you're still going strong!

  13. Hi, Denise! I've so been wanting to try this. However, you really have me scared now. Not only am I out of shape, I am also fat. lol Still, I would like to give it a try - one of these days. :0)