Jump to content

Anyone currently doing the 30DS?


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 Libertine

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:41 AM

I've just started the 30 day shred, just did day three of level one!

I'm starting from below zero fitness due to a complicated pregnancy that meant I couldn't exercise at all.

I've got about 6kg of baby weight I'd like to shift but I'm Breastfeeding so I'm not worrying too much about calories - I'm logging on MFP and seem to be eating 1800-2000 cals a day which 'feels' about right to not compromise my milk supply. The only thing im really doing re food is concentrating on making sure I get my calories from real food, not processed crap.

Wow the shred is hard but I can't believe how good I've been feeling afterwards! I'm sore but in a good way :-)

Anyone else shredding at the moment?

#2 amberlee

Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:05 AM

Hi!  This looks really interesting. Just looking online, there seems to be a few 30 Day Shred DVDs available, mostly a blue one and a black one as well- is one a newer edition or better than the others?

Good luck with it!

#3 Libertine

Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

I'm not sure. The copy I have looks a bit dated, it's a pic of JM with a turquoise background. But I'd assume that it's the same program just repackaged for marketing purposes?

If you google before/after pics it's pretty impressive (but I think you would also need to be pretty hardcore with your diet to get the most benefit)

#4 theb3an

Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:02 AM

i did the shred back in january.  it was actually a ripped in 30/30ds combo.  

it didn't get me "shredded" but i used it to condition my body for insanity.  that is what got me shredded.

the 30DS is a good program for beginners

#5 rinandmim

Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:38 AM

Hi there,

I completed the 30day shred recently, with great results. I was starting from a base of jogging 3 times a week for 4 months. I had lost a bit of weight (I need to lose about 20kg) with the running.

I did level 1 for 2 days, then went on to level 2. It was fantastic - I don't weigh my self but I lost an entire dress size in the 30 days (I only had 2 days off) and felt amazing I am now continuing with level 2 four times a week and running 3 days a week.

I am going to keep going with this, then work up to other JM DVDs. The 20 minutes is really acheivable each day and in level 2 I am doing things I never thought I would be able to do. Me - walking push ups? Yes, I can do two sets now, starting from not being able to do more than 1 push up at a time 6 weeks ago.

Good luck

#6 Libertine

Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:46 AM

Great to hear you can get results with this!

I know what you mean thebsan about it being for beginners but unfortunately that's how I have to class myself just now if I'm being realistic!

I like the fact it's only 20mins. It's easy to fit into your day and its easier to keep going when you know it will be over soon.

What I can't get over is how much better its made me feel already. My energy levels have increased (and are more constant through the day) I'm even feeling much better mentally, more positive.

Losing a dress size would be fantastic!

27 days to go!

#7 Libertine

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

Day4 at level 1 done!

DD2 (3.5) did it with me along with a running commentary that included such insights as:
- don't stop mummy, why are you stopping?
- why aren't you going as fast as that lady mummy ?
- you are not doing it right mummy

Love it!

#8 jenjams

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

Oh I love Jillian.  I started once upon a time with the 30 day shred and graduated to ripped in 30 and then well the obsession started.  Ended up with most of her DVD's and then onto Bob Harper.  I still love Bob today.
Jillian is a great starting point.  Some people have troubles with their knees and her workouts but I loved it and it kick started my love affair with workout DVD's

#9 Ange

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:18 PM

Another who loves the 30DS! I"ve done the 30 days and now just do a level a day. My favourite is level 3 and DH's is level 2 so we usually do one or the other original.gif

Definitely helped with my fitness and core strength!

#10 rinandmim

Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:11 AM

My 4 year old DS is my personal trainer. He tells me off if I stop - he says Mumma, how will you get to level 3 if you don't try?

#11 Libertine

Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:29 AM

Day 5 at level 1 done  biggrin.gif

I'm going to get some proper weights tomorrow (bye bye beans) and am going to start doing knee push up (been doing wall ones up til now....the shame lol)

I'm resisting the temptation to weight myself as I know I won't have made that much difference yet however my thighs are noticeably less wobbly already and I just feel so much better. My energy levels seem to be more constant through the day now too, I'm no longer getting that crash in the arvo.

#12 Academic

Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

I've just started again. I did it about a year ago, got through the first two levels okay but I can't really do the third level (and some moves in the first two but they are easier to adapt) because there are so many where your body weight is on your shoulders, and my left arm can't support my weight due to an injury years ago. So this time around, I might just alternate levels 1 and 2 when I get to 3. It's not ideal because I'm sure I won't be getting the best out of the program.

#13 Ange

Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:06 AM

Academic, You never know, by the time you get to level 3 this time, you may be able to do a few of the moves. If not, I think you could keep doing 3 but when you have to plank, perhaps swap it for another strength exercise from level 1 or 2? original.gif

Libertine, Goodluck with the knee push-ups! I've finished the 30DS and I still do knee pushups!

#14 illyandra

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:29 AM

I did it a couple of months ago and then moved on to Ripped in 30, loved it.

I then went on holidays and couldn't do it, so now i am needing the motivation to get back in to it every day again.

Thanks for the push original.gif

fee

#15 Libertine

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:21 AM

Day 8 of level 1 done!

I missed a day as I thought I was getting the flu but I'm back to it now.

Bad night as DD1 came down with croup so we were all awake for several hours. This, and no breakfast due to the Dr arriving more quickly than expected, made this mornings workout harder than usual and I struggled in several places.

However I did it!

(Btw I'm aware this is a self indulgent thread of little interest to anyone but me lol but it's part of my strategy to keep myself accountable)

#16 Ange

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

QUOTE (illyandra @ 18/12/2012, 06:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I did it a couple of months ago and then moved on to Ripped in 30, loved it.

I then went on holidays and couldn't do it, so now i am needing the motivation to get back in to it every day again.

Thanks for the push original.gif

fee


I might try Ripped in 30 next! How did it compare to 30DS?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Childcare Survey

Win a $100 Coles/Myers gift voucher by completing the 5 minute childcare survey.

Kelly Clarkson shares first photos of son

Kelly Clarkson has shown off the first photos of her son, Remington Alexander Blackstock.

5 childbirth myths that need to be busted

Birth is an unpredictable, mysterious process that intrigues us all, and there is a lot of misinformation out there.

Mum of three fatally shot by toddler while driving

A US mother has been shot by her toddler while driving on a highway in Wisconsin.

All you need is one minute to work out

The seven-minute-work out is old news. Research shows the effectiveness of going hell-for-leather for just one minute.

Pregnant women needed to join diabetes study

Pregnant woman in country Australia will help Adelaide researchers figure out why cases of type 1 diabetes have doubled over the past two decades.

Just announced: the Mountain Buggy Unirider

It's the perfect solution to combat those toddler meltdowns when they no longer want to be in a pram but can't walk long distances.

Authorities euthanise dog that fatally bit a newborn baby

A pit bull mix that fatally bit a 3-day-old infant last week has been euthanised, authorities said.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Why it's perfectly natural to dislike other people's children

Members of a popular forum are fiercely debating whether it is acceptable to dislike a friend's child.

Woman gives birth on plane, names baby after airline

A pregnant woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a flight has named her new baby after the airline, Jetstar.

Heartwarming photos show the joy of adoption after foster care

Children living in foster care can feel like their future is less than clear. But that uncertainty disappears the day they are adopted by their "forever family" 

'Oh my god, it's a baby!' Mum shocked to give birth

When the cramps started to kick in, Klara Dollan just assumed a painful period was starting.

Mum's Facebook plea: 'Help me find my daughter's father'

Kerryn has a unusual present planned for daughter Imi's 13th birthday celebrations - she hopes to be able to be able to give the soon-to-be the teenager her first ever photo of her dad.

Is it possible for your house to be too clean?

Our houses are cleaner than ever before. But how clean is too clean? Could a sterile home be putting your family's health at risk?

Millions of Monkeys: puzzles that grow with your toddler

Here's a puzzle that grows with them; the Puzzle Grow Pack by Millions of Monkeys.

Baby names from Britpop

If you grew up in the 90s you might want to look to the genre of Britpop music for baby name inspiration.

What to eat and drink when you have gastro

When you catch a bug that causes acute infectious gastroenteritis (gastro), your stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, causing diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain. The last thing you probably feel like doing is eating.

'To this day, I owe her my life'

Would I have survived if I hadn't crossed that street?

Why baby Sonny needs you to vaccinate your children

Caitlin is a firm believer in the importance of immunisation to protect children from harmful and deadly diseases.

Five-year-old's photo captures beauty of motherhood

There is no make-up or special outfits and hairdos, but the five-year-old boy who took this picture captured the essence of motherhood as well as any professional photographer.

Babies know whether you are naughty or nice

Studies have shown that infants in the first months of life try to avoid dealing with social wrongdoers - for example, sharing less with them and helping them less - and they expect others to, too.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Childcare Survey

Win a $100 Coles/Myers gift voucher by completing the 5 minute childcare survey.

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

ENTER NOW

Do your kids love bananas?

This is the comp for you! We have $800 worth of Myer gift cards and boxes of Australian Bananas to be won. Entry is simple: just post a pic of your little one enjoying a banana in the comments of the FB post to enter.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.