Having enjoyed pretty amazing results from 30 Day Shred last year, it was pretty much a given that I will give it another try. Since I was diligent enough to document my experience with the program daily, it is interesting to be able to compare how my fitness level changed. As I have previously mentioned, I have quit all of my DVD workouts right after my last weightloss update, but have been figure skating almost daily since around October, which appears to have done wonders for my endurance.
Compared to last year, Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred was a walk in the park. While some of the exercises, such as push ups, have definitely taken a set back, overall, I hardly even broke a sweat. Judging from the “anterior raises” exercise from the third round, which I absolutely despised last year, even my arms appear to be stronger: I was able to do it with 5lbs dumbbells, missing just a few.
As to the results, I am not quite sure what to think. My scale is showing +0.4 lbs, and since I haven’t been taking pictures, it is hard to say whether this is a muscle gain or a result of my diet being less than perfect. I do think that I look better at my current weight than I used to look at the same weight last year, but maybe I am just not being honest with myself. In fact, I am wondering if this workout is simply no longer challenging enough to show noticeable results as it did last year. Still plan to stick around till the end, so time will show.
Check out my 2013 30 DS diary: