Shred me, break me

By Mir
June 10, 2009

It seems like everyone I know is “miraculously” getting in shape in just 20 minutes a day, using the widely-touted 30 Day Shred DVD from Jillian Michaels.

Personally, I suspect that if I buy a copy, despite the extra jiggle in my thighs, it will languish (possibly on top of my Wii balance board, ahem) and collect dust while I bemoan my inability to get into shape and continue sitting at my desk. But desperate times call for desperate measures, and the DVD is only $9 right now….

I may just throw it in my cart while I’m looking at the DVDs on sale for Father’s Day. I’ll think about it. (Come to think of it, I’m guessing my husband might prefer a newly-shredded body on his wife over another movie….)


  1. You’ve been reading Lindsay over at Suburban Turmoil, haven’t you? Made me want to get the DVD, too! Thanks for the reminder.

  2. At this price I will have to get it, have been using the OnDemand version and it only goes up to level 2. Not that I need anything beyond that right now because the first 2 levels have been kicking my hind end, but it will come in handy for the future.

    The one thing I like about this program over the balance board (and I do love my WiiFit but mine too has languished) is that it moves from one exercise to the next without me stopping to choose the next item.

  3. That video is worth every penny. Yes, it is hard, but it is only about 25 minutes and it is a great workout. I followed the “plan” for 30 days in January and lost 8 pounds and several inches. By the end of the 30 days, I could do 30 push ups….on my toes (not on my knees). I highly recommend it! Good luck!

  4. Gave me HORRIFIC shin splints because of all of the jumping jacks. Mine is not being used, if you would like to have it!

  5. i just bought this DVD and have used it for three days. I hurt! But I think it is working. The best part is that it keeps moving so I don’t feel like I am doing a full workout. Try it – you might like it!

  6. This is really a fantastic workout — I just received the DVD as an early birthday present. I love that it’s only 20 minutes out of my day.

  7. use it, Love it and now my husband is using it… I lost 12lbs and feel greeeeeaaaaaat!

  8. I have this DVD…It has sat on my desk for 30 days and I haven’t lost a single pound

  9. I bought it a month ago…Paid twice as much…It’s still sitting in the DVD rack. Maybe I’ll get going with it…..Good luck to you…

  10. I am about a week into this program and am loving it. It is challenging but not kill-you-challenging.

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