Jillian Michaels dvds - results?

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Posted: 05 Jan 2011, 12:57
Hi i recently started doing Jillian Michael's workout dvds (specifically the banish fat boost metabolism and the no more trouble zones). Ive been switchin them everyday for 5 days and so far I've lost one lb and my stomach is much flatter. I plan on keeping this up because my body has never been so sore and my stomach has never been so flat. But I was wondering if anyone else was seeing results, and if so did you lose inches or pounds or both?

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Posted: 05 Jan 2011, 21:00
Bc of your post I'm going to get them and I'll let you know...my tummy needs help!!!
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Posted: 05 Jan 2011, 23:18
I did the 30 day shred and lost bost weight and inches! it really worked.

I've started 4 days ago the 6 week 6 pack, hoping to get rid of my stomach, its very hard, but hey if your doing banish fat boost metabolism your good, i did it once a week ago and almost passed out by circuit 5 ! .. I stopped doing it because i go to the gym, and i really cant do hour long videos im to impatient so i like my 30 minute ones Smile

SHES amazing! definately keep doing the vids they work, hoping to see results with my new dvd!

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Posted: 10 Jan 2011, 11:48
I've got the 30 day shred video as well, I couldn't handle doing that video for the recommended 5 days a week for 4 weeks. She kicks my butt. So it sits on the shelf. I keep telling myself, "it's just 30 days! just do it!" but I can only manage 2 weeks.(instead I do 1 hour pilates 3 days a week now which I love, but it doesn't get my heart rate up. Which is prob y I like it. ha!)

So, I'd like to to if it's really worth it after 30 days as well!

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Posted: 12 Jan 2011, 12:41
Which one helps most with the belly?
Remember: Nothing tastes as good as being healthy and thin feels!

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Posted: 12 Jan 2011, 13:07
Hi all, I am a dvd home exerciser as well and one HUGE help I have found is giving myself permission to NOT keep up. So they kick our butts, we are not trainers and should not expect ourselves to keep up with them. only go for 30 minutes instead of 60, eventually we will be able to go for the 60, a little bit at a time. I use Debbie Siebers Slim in 6 and have had to give myseelf permission to do the lower impact,and alternative moves on some of the stuff. I'm 50 years old and can not expect to keep up with 20 and 30 somethings, besides some of those moves make my knees and ankles hurt.
So give yourselves a break, dust off the dvds and go for half the time to start. It is a beginning.
I also bought Jenny McCarthy's Wii workout, Your Shape, has a camera that projects your image on your tv screen so you get the moves down correctly, which is helpful and aggrivating at the same time. I also bought Jillian Michaels 2009 Wii bootcamp, I don't have a balance board and although it says you don't need one, there are sections of it that I cannot get the Mii to move. The running in between the other challenges wears my but out so I am not letting it bother me yet!

Good Luck All

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Posted: 17 Jan 2011, 11:02
I did the 30 day shred and it definately worked. You just need to keep it up, don't look at me, I didn't. I bought the new Bob Harper cardio one and that is killer also
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Posted: 22 Jan 2011, 14:18
i started the 30 day shred today, and it seriously kicked my ass, I am so sore and my sides hurt so bad (where your "love handles" are) it's def. worth it, and it'll def help you lose that weight!

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Posted: 23 Jan 2011, 09:25
I love her dads. I just got the yoga meltdown and want to get the 6 week 6pack but I can't find it in the stores.

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Posted: 23 Jan 2011, 22:58
kaylabc wrote:
I did the 30 day shred and lost bost weight and inches! it really worked.

I've started 4 days ago the 6 week 6 pack, hoping to get rid of my stomach, its very hard, but hey if your doing banish fat boost metabolism your good, i did it once a week ago and almost passed out by circuit 5 ! .. I stopped doing it because i go to the gym, and i really cant do hour long videos im to impatient so i like my 30 minute ones Smile

SHES amazing! definately keep doing the vids they work, hoping to see results with my new dvd!

This is my first post on here. I just joined today. About the jillian michaels video, is it anything that is hard on the knees or neck. I have a lot of arthritis and don't want to buy it if i won't be able to do it. She is wonderful. I found this site when i was looking at hers. Unfortunately hers costs money and i am broke. I am excited to be doing this though.

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Posted: 23 Jan 2011, 23:43
Jiilian's videos are amazing but they are bout pushing yourself very hard so if your not up to it i wouldnt bother.... you could try leslie samsong her videos are good as well and not as hard on your body i did them when i threw my back out as part of my recovery.

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Posted: 27 Jan 2011, 15:50
Jillian is the best trainer out there in my opinion, I own all of her DVDS and they all kick my butt. One of her newer ones, Shred it with Weights, has become my favorite. I hear she is coming out with a new 30 days shred sometime soon...I can't wait! No matter what you do or even if you do the whole thing, you are going to get results with her.

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Posted: 04 Feb 2011, 09:22
Those of guys who do the shred- do you do it everyday? 5 days a week? I'm trying to figure out how best to continue. I've done the shred for 14 days so far- 1 on, 1 off, 5 on, 1 off, then 8 on. I have noticed a big difference in my muscle tone and ability to get through the workout (no dramatic weight loss, though), but I've heard that with muscle training, you want to give them a break for recovery. Any suggestions on how frequently to take a day off it?

Another question: When level 1 felt doable, I gave level 2 a shot. I've done it a few times sense but noticed the higher impact was starting to bother my knees and ankles and have opted to go back to level 1 and just push myself harder (heavier weights, lower squats/lunges, etc). Has anyone else experienced these issues? Its probably worth pointing out that I'm in pretty good shape and walk, run, and use cardio machines regularly and impact generally isn't an issue, so its strange to me that I've started to struggle a bit with the shred, of all things!
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Posted: 04 Feb 2011, 09:30
Sherylrx3: She does basically a full body-type workout in most of them, so you could just walk in place or do a modified exercise if it looks like it might hurt your bad areas!


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Posted: 04 Feb 2011, 10:53
I am having a hard time with the last 10 or so pounds, so started doing her last chance workout (in addition to my regular gym workouts) to see if would move the scale again...YUP!!! It did!!!

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 14:23
I've been doing Jillian's 30 Day shred for 6 days now (after today's workout, I will be at the 7 day mark). My first time was brutal. I had to stop and just march in place or sit down for a minute at least 3 times. By the end, I was gasping and drenched! I took a day off, and then started up the next day. I decided to keep allowing myself rest days, so my plan is to do Day 1 of whichever level I'm on, then a day off, then finish the rest of that level in 3 day increments, with a rest day in between. Yesterday, with my sixth workout, I can't BELIEVE the progress I'm making. On the first and second times doing the workout, I could do maybe 5 knee pushups, and then I'd give out, and have to barely move myself up and down, just to pretend like I was doing something---not so yesterday! I was able to keep my knee pushups going hard throughout the whole section!!! I AM getting stronger! Plus, I can tell that my arms are less flabby, my stomach is flatter, and overall, I just look tighter and smoother. I didn't measure myself before I started, and I have dropped a few pounds, but I usually fluctuate a lot on that anyway.

I am totally excited to keep going with it! I know I need to add some extra cardio each day, as well as start to eat much healthier, but one thing at a time. Can't wait to see the results if I stick with it to the end.

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 15:11
I have been doing Jillian on and off. She's though but definately works. I feel stronger but I'm very scared of Level 2. I might try just watching it the first time to get over the fear of it.

SaeCarr that's a good idea to add an additional workout. I like to add some walking to it and my intent is to get up early in the mornings to walk.

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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 13:47
I've been doing The Shred for a couple of months now, but almost daily for the last 3 weeks since I'm currently in a challenge. Let me preface by saying I am a 50-yr old woman who has not exercised in 30 years. The first few times were very challenging, esp. with the jumping stuff. The impact was tough on me. Now? Wow, what can I say. She has totally changed me. Although still on Level 1, I'm finding that I can do the jumping jacks and butt kicks without even getting winded and breaking a sweat. My endurance is through the roof! One thing I did notice is that when I try to do it 7 days a week, my workout suffers. If I take one or even two days off, when I workout again I go so much deeper in the lunges, firmer on the crunches, and I'm up to 20 pushups. Not too shabby for an old chick. I've lost about 2" in my hips & chest and 4" in my waist. She definitely knows what she's doing.

Ideally, I think I should swap out DVD's. Annoying as she is, Denise Austin gives a pretty good full-body workout in her Shrink Your Female Fat Zones. Even after doing the Shred, which one would think would put you in excellent shape, Female Fat Zones will make things hurt that you didn't even know you had. And it's totally low impact. I'm guess that one is better for toning/strengthening, and the cardio in Shred is better for overall weight loss. I've lost 13 lbs so far this year, and I think most of it can be attributed to The Shred.

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