Get in Shape, Girl (or guy)

If you are a child of the ’80s, I apologize for the fact that you will now be singing the Get in Shape, Girl commercial song all day. Doesn’t it make you long for the pink legwarmers and hollow plastic dumbells all over again?

If you’re like me, the days when hollow weights would suffice are long gone, and that is why you need to do the 30 Day Shred with me, my friends. Some moms I know started doing this insane workout a few weeks ago, and they got such great results I had to join in.

I’ve tried a few Jillian Michaels workouts before, but always thought they were annoying – too much yelling and kind of unprofessional in music and setting. The 30 Day Shred series, on the other hand, is much better and doesn’t annoy me at all. I dithered over whether to buy the DVD, but the wait list for it at my library was over 60 people long, so I made the leap and spent some of my Swagbucks to buy the 30 Day Shred and the two other DVDs in the series: Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism and No More Trouble Zones.

WOW, you guys. These are the HARDEST workouts I’ve ever done, and I exercise a LOT. The workouts are quick, but surprisingly effective, and that in itself is very motivational. I’ve only been at this for a week and already I can do more pushups and have lost 2 pounds and 1 inch off of my hips and my waist.

Best of all, the Shred is short. Because the workout is so intense, you get through it in under 30 minutes. It’s amazing. If you have difficulty finding time to exercise, this workout is for you.

I’ve also done the Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism program twice so far. It’s a longer program with more circuits of cardio and it knocks me FLAT. In a good way. The No More Trouble Zones DVD looks like more intense weights, so I’m saving that for after I finish the 30 days, when I’ll go into alternating that with the Banish Fat workout and the Shred.

I’ll report back at the end of the 30 days and let you know how I did with the rest of it. If you’re interested in joining me, the DVDs are just $8.99 on Amazon right now. I ordered all three for $26.97, which gets you the free super saver shipping. It’s a worthwhile use for all the Amazon gift cards you’re earning through Swagbucks (and if for some strange reason you are not earning gift cards from Swagbucks yet, you should sign up!). Amazon is also running a Fitness Sale right now, so if you have other things in mind from that genre, this is a good time to order them.

Let me know if you are doing/have done the Shred and how you like it!

If you’re thinking about buying one or all three of these DVDs, please click through one of my links above – I don’t get much from my Amazon affiliate links, but every little bit helps, and it doesn’t cost you anything extra! Thanks!

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