Friday, April 1, 2011

Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 - Week 1

My usual workout routine becoming tiresome and never ending, it was time to change it up.  I finally opened up my new JM DVD, Ripped in 30.
Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30
This DVD brought me right back to where the whole getting back in shape thing started for me with 30 Day Shred.

Ripped in 30 consists of four workouts, each one intended to be done for one week before moving on to the next, more intense workout.  I can happily report that Week 1 is in the bag.  Each workout this week consisted of three circuits - 3 minutes of strength (3 moves, repeated twice), 2 minutes of cardio (2 moves, repeated twice), and 1 minute of abs (2 30 second exercises).  Week 1 left me a sweaty mess even though it was only 24 minutes.  My obliques and hamstrings were feeling it the most and I see some definition in my chest from the push ups.

Did I see much progress this week?  No.  Was it because Ripped in 30 is ineffective?  No.  My diet is crap!  I've been snacking like a bear getting ready for hibernation.  Hopefully I can leave this bad habit behind for Week 2.  Also, if this darn weather would start feeling more spring-like, I plan to do a bit of evening jogging.  The kids and I want to run the Maywood 5K again in May so I need to get ready.

No progress pics yet as I'm Still searching for my get up and go that got up and went before Christmas and I've had three 14 hour work days so far that just totally screwed up my schedule.  I will actually probably re-do week 1 before moving on to week 2 now that I think about it.

So, week 2 review next week. Oh, and there is a Ripped in 30 diet you can follow for optimal results.  I took a look at it but know it's not enough food for me, but a link is included with the DVD.
Anybody having trouble getting their workouts in?  Any new DVDs or exercise programs I should know about?


  1. I really like the Turbo Jam workouts. They're a lot of fun and you get to throw punches and kicks--great way to get out some frustrations! Now if only I could get myself to do it everyday...

  2. I have been in the same boat as you since... well, before Christmas too! I am hoping that I am able to get my shit together for this attempt at round 2 of the X but only time will tell. 24 minutes is a nice, fast workout... get when you shut the alarm off and only have 1/2 hour - I may have to look into that.

    Make it a great day!

  3. I did the 30-Day Shred a couple times and they kicked my butt! I'm going to have to check this DVD out. Thanks for the heads up!

  4. Yeah, as I was shoveling in the homemade mac and cheese, dripping with calories, all I could think of was that I better not skip the treadmill this weekend. I think if our weather ever feels like spring, it will be easier to eat light and healthy! Good luck with your new DVD :)

  5. Thanks for the review. This one looks like one I *have* to check out. I'm waiting for it to hit iTunes.

    I have been alternating between JM's 30-Day Shred, Banish Fat Boost Metabolism, No More Trouble Zones and my beloved Chris Freytag Prevention DVDs. Haven't been able to get those in due to multiple illnesses in the household, but being the "house nurse and chauffeur" has really helped me bust my plateau more than the workouts. Lost 3.5 in the last couple of weeks! :-)

  6. this is so funny, bc i just tried a few of jillian's workouts on on demand and i can't believe the workout you get in 30 min. Are you on the twitter shred crew with some of our fellow bloggers? think i will join them for some extra motivation.

    am you new follower, by the by! happy weekend!

  7. Phew, with that work schedule, it's no wonder you are having trouble staying on track. Seriously, when I am overtired and stressed, I start craving (and giving in) to all sorts of not-good-for-me foods. Hang in there!

  8. I have that DVD as well and my cousin swears to me that it works ... I wanted to try it starting April first but of course I had to catch a cold and now I have an old grandpa cough, so I don't think its a good idea to workout as I cough up a lung :-( I hope to get better soon so I can lose this kangaroo pouch I have going on!

  9. It sounds worth exploring. Thanks for the heads-up. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  10. Right there with you in that my diet has also been like shit. Oh why does food have to be so damn tasty?!?! Glad to see that you are getting in your workouts though!!! Hopefully spring is here to stay now...

  11. If anybody gives it a try, I'd love to hear your thoughts as well.

  12. I just got it and tried Week One and I really like it too.

    I especially like that JM slowed it down from the seemingly frantic pace of "Six Week 6 Pack" to showcase proper form. I too like the time and format of the 30 minute workout

    I think that fans of "the Shred" will love this series.