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I bought this dvd before Thanksgiving and finally started using it today. I really like it. I am not a person who normally likes workout dvds. I feel that they are kind of sillyand usually the trainer irritates me, b/c they are too smiley and fake. I do not like Jillian Michaels on The Biggest Loser, b/c she seems so mean. However, I was pleasantly surprised that she is not like that in the dvd. She's very down to earth and supportive, not overly fake either. So, my friends warned me that it would be a killer work out. It was. I haven't worked out in a little over a year (was pregnant), so I am not in the best of shape. However, I liked this dvd and look forward to progressing through the different levels.

Anyone else starting this dvd and want to join me in trying to get fit again using this system?
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I have been using it for a while, but not on a consistent basis. It is a good workout. I will join you on using it and trying to get in shape! Good luck. I will let you know how it goes.

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I keep hearing about this video and like the idea of something I can do at home. Can you do it on a rest day from weightlifting or would it be considered a lifting workout? Can I use it in combination with my New Rules of Lifting program?
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I keep hearing about this video and like the idea of something I can do at home. Can you do it on a rest day from weightlifting or would it be considered a lifting workout? Can I use it in combination with my New Rules of Lifting program?
She has you use handweights for a few of the exercises in level one, but not that much (she doesn't let you rest, she does a mix of cardio, abs and some reps with handwts). I think it would be a good dvd to use on your, "off" days from your regular workout. My friend who uses it normally runs 3x a wk and she uses this dvd in btwn her running days and loves it. She warned me that it would kick my butt. I like that it is challenging w/o being frustrating if that makes any sense.
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I'll finish my first 30-days tomorrow with 3 lbs weights and I saw amazing results. I didn't think I would ever see abs again after 3 kids.

I want to do it again with 5 lbs, so I'm in.

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I'll finish my first 30-days tomorrow with 3 lbs weights and I saw amazing results. I didn't think I would ever see abs again after 3 kids.

I want to do it again with 5 lbs, so I'm in.
Joy, that is great to hear! Did you start out with 3 lbs weights from the very beginning or did you start with lower wts? I'm happy to hear you had such great results. I haven't seen my abs in a longgg time, and admittedly never had the greatest abs even before having kids.
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I started it last Monday(28th)- my first big workout since baby #3(I am almost 6 weeks postpartum). I found it really challenging the first day but it is getting easier already. I started last week so my goal is to finish by the end of January but having 1 day a week w/ p90x (or other ) yoga workout in there. I started w/ 4 lb weights and am certainly finding it challenging. I like that it is nice and short though, it is interval which I love and it has lots of bodyweight exercises as well.

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Joy, that is great to hear! Did you start out with 3 lbs weights from the very beginning or did you start with lower wts? I'm happy to hear you had such great results. I haven't seen my abs in a longgg time, and admittedly never had the greatest abs even before having kids.
I started with the 3 lbs weights from the beginning.

I finished my first 30-days this morning. Here's my final results:
arms: lost 1/2"
waist: lost 3 1/2"
legs: lost 5"
I didn't lost any weight with the Holidays and all, but I'm much stronger with actual muscle definition.

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I started with the 3 lbs weights from the beginning.

I finished my first 30-days this morning. Here's my final results:
arms: lost 1/2"
waist: lost 3 1/2"
legs: lost 5"
I didn't lost any weight with the Holidays and all, but I'm much stronger with actual muscle definition.
Wow! Bravo! It helps to see results. I probably won't measure myself other than weight and seeing how my clothes fit. In the past I've gotten really discouraged trying to work out, b/c I have not seen any results. So, I am hoping that I will feel/see a difference this time. I had DS3 5 mo ago and he is my last one, so I'm just ready to get rid of all the extra wt I've packed on in the past 10 yrs.
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Did this for the first time today. It kicked my butt. I'm going to try to keep it up for 30 days. I'm hoping this thread will help keep me on track.
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This sounds interesting. My goal is to lose 20 pounds by March 30th. I do some Biggest Loser workouts but I haven't done the 30 Day Shred but I'm going to give it a try.

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Second day today, and I finding myself loving it and hating it simultaneously. At this point I feel simultaneously whipped and energized, if that makes any sense. That must be The Fear Leaving the Body.
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I just did level 3 for the first time (I have been doing the workouts for several weeks now, but not every day) and it kicked my butt. I know the feeling of loving it and hating it at the same time like the PP stated. It is so true. I am not noticing results like I was hoping, but I am sure they will come with more time. I am sure the banana chocolate chip muffins I ate today didn't help the cause either!

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I hate workout videos but I like this one. Every second of it counts, like she says -- it's only 20 minutes plus warm up and cool down, so there's really no excuse not to do it. And even though I thought I was in pretty good shape the first time I tried it, it kicked my butt!!
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Second day today, and I finding myself loving it and hating it simultaneously. At this point I feel simultaneously whipped and energized, if that makes any sense. That must be The Fear Leaving the Body.
ITA with everything people say about not normally liking workout videos, but liking her. Something about her style just works for me. i think I like that it's not cheesy like most of them are. And I'm pushed-- but I can *do* it, unlike some of the videos where I find myself tripping up over footwork.

I keep starting but then only get two or three days in and get sore... and quit. I am sooo determined to keep at it this time. DH and I are looking at TTC this winter, and I want to lose some pooch so the baby belly shows better!

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i'm thinking of getting this.. it's very encouraging hearing your results... i have a love/hate relationship with just about all forms of exercise, except walking, lol. hate it while i'm doing it, but so glad i did it when i'm done! i'm really looking for a short routine to do early in the morning before the kids get out of bed and my day gets hectic.... my motviation dwindles as the day goes on! if i do it first thing, at least it's out of the way!

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Day 3 today and I was so sore this morning that I thought I'd never make it out of bed. Thank goodness for harassing 6 year olds. She's determined that I stay on track. So I dragged my achy body outta bed and tied my shoes on and hit the floor. I was so surprised at how much I didn't hurt as long as I was exercising. Completely counterintuitive. The workout has probably been the least painful part of my morning. Yay!

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Definitely keep moving. It will help with the soreness.

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Day 3 today and I was so sore this morning that I thought I'd never make it out of bed. Thank goodness for harassing 6 year olds. She's determined that I stay on track. So I dragged my achy body outta bed and tied my shoes on and hit the floor. I was so surprised at how much I didn't hurt as long as I was exercising. Completely counterintuitive. The workout has probably been the least painful part of my morning. Yay!

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I'm glad to see that we are gathering a following! Yesterday was day 4 for me and I did it with handwts. It was hard, BUT today I am finally noticing that I am not super sore. So, it definitely starts to get better. At the beginning, even though it's hard to do it, you have to work through the soreness. This is honestly the first time I've tried to work through it and now I know that ppl aren't just pulling my chain, lol.

Hope everyone else is doing well. I need to work more on my diet, but for now my main goal is just to do daily exercise and get into that routine. I'm watching my dt regarding processed foods, but not really limiting calories right now, b/c I still feel hungry from BFing my 5 mo old bubba.
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i have a love/hate relationship with just about all forms of exercise, except walking, lol.
This is me when I have been slacking. And the past month and a half I have been slacking! I am now almost 6 months pp and my fabulous get in shape program has tanked. My only good exercise is a 1-1.5 hr walk each day to keep the babe napping.

I have the 30 day shred in coming in the mail so I was happy to see this thread. Do you do it every day for 30 days? If so I think I will rotate between yoga or boot camp too. Anything will be an improvement

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Since the soreness is what makes me stop, I've decided what I'm going to do is probably do two days or workout, and then one day of rest-- but on that day instead of just not doing anything, I'm going to turn the video on and make myself watch it anyways. During that time I'm going to try to stretch, or even do some of the moves that I think I can without crying. I figure at least if i'm convincing myself that it's routine, then that's one step further.

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I did Day #1 yesterday.... I am sooo sore but still set on doing it today. Waiting for hubby to get home to watch the kiddos for me caues having 3 year old DS run circles around me yesterday was almost worse than thinking I was gonna die from the workout - lol.

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LOVE this video! Just did it for the first time last night and loved it. I like that it is super-short (just did one segment - level one) and constantly shifting so it goes by so fast. I'm the type that can do anything for 1 minutes and will work hard if it's going to then be over. So this is perfect for me. It got my heart rate up, felt tough at points, made me sweat but wasn't impossible. I didn't use weights b/c I didn't want to mess with my lifting routine but will get light handweights for the arm moves. I think I'll also try level 2 tonight as I could probably use more of a challenge. I won't do it on my regular lifting day but will try to do it every other day (in addition to my other workouts). I love that I finally have something I can do at home when I can't get to the gym. Of course, I still need to figure out a time when I can do it when baby is sleeping but I think I can manage that. It's only 20 minutes after all!

Yeah! Thanks for convincing me to get this.
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day 2 - done. I am really really not in shape and man I cannot believe how much 20 minutes HURTS. you'd think you could do anything for 20 minutes, but dear god, I really think I'm gonna die one of these times.

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As soon as I can get a new cable for my DVD player - I'll be joining you ladies (hopefully tomorrow or Thursday)! I just got this DVD for Christmas.

I'm so glad to see a thread. It'll be great to be able to chat and post. I'm really out of shape and I'm sure this workout is going to kick my butt.... I'm going to try to get up early and do it in the AM before the rest of my family is up.
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This is the kind of workout I can do because it's not too dancy or overly choreographed. I suck at those types of workouts. Lifting and straightforward cardio workouts are easier for me to follow. Follow, not necessarily do. I'm dying over here today. I had to take an Advil for my sore muscles. I'm so out of shape but hey they have nowhere to go but get better.

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I want to give all of you in the first few days of this workout encouragement. Trust me, on Jan 1st, I felt the same exact way. So sore I could barely walk. Today is day 5 for me and I am already noticing a huge difference. The workout is still challenging, but I'm not as sore as before. I'm pushing myself harder now too. I've been doing the, "baby" push ups up to now and I think starting tomorrow I'm going to do the, "real" push ups. I amped it up today too with some of the cardio too. I think I will stick through level one for a few more days and switch over to level two this wknd. I really wish I could find my other wts. They are *somewhere* in the garage. I was using them for mommy and me stroller class, and then my DH rearranged the garage. I only managed to find my 2 lb and 8 lb wts. I'm actually kind of impressed that I got up to 8 lb handwts at one pt, but now I am so out of shape I am starting all over again. So, my 3 lb and 5 lbs wts are are missing and I don't want to buy more. Maybe I will have mil give me back my old wts, b/c she isn't using them anymore...
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Did day three day, and while I'm still very sore and had to tone it down on some things, I did find that some of the moves were significantly easier already.

I think my one pet peeve with the video is that the cool down is too short. I get that she wanted to fit the workout in 20 minutes, but it gives the impression that that's all the warm up and cool down you need... when in fact I know I benefit from a good 5-10 extra minutes of cooldown and stretching at the end.

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