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Level 2 Day 3 of the 30 Day Shred

If you pay any attention to my posts, you will notice that by now I should be almost done with level 2 of Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred. But, I have had to alter my plan a bit. Last Friday (L2D2), my husband and I ran outside first thing in the morning to mow the lawn before the rain hit again. He did the majority of the yard with the riding mower while I used the push mower to do inside our doggie’s areas and went around the trees. While he finished up, I came inside to do the Shred. Big! Mistake! I made it 2/3 of the way through and almost passed out. Overheated again! (Note to self – Do not mow prior to doing the Shred!!) And as the day progressed, my knees were killing me! Nothing a little ibuprofen didn’t help. But, I am not one to have knee troubles.

I took Saturday off from any kind of exercise to rest.

Sunday, I walked around one of the local elementary schools and then spent a while goofing off on the playground with my 11 year old son and A, my other son’s 18 yr old girlfriend. We all had a great time, got some fun exercise and vowed to go back again soon!

So, my change of exercise plans looks something like this –

Shred on Monday / Wednesday / Friday

Exercise bike and abs on Tuesday / Thursday

Saturday or Sunday completely off and the other weekend day I will go for a hike, walk, etc with my family.

This may not be the way the plan was designed but taking the advice from a kind person who answered one of my questions – there are no rules that say how you “have” to do it.

Now I pose another question … Do you think a mini trampoline used on the cardio parts to ease the pounding on the knee joints would be an acceptable alternative? It could not be used for the obvious things like the jumping jacks, skaters, etc. But, things like jump rope and high knees could be done on it. What is your opinion?


About nonnymoose2014

I have recently retired from the healthcare field, nursing. As I try to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, this seemed like the perfect time to try my hand at blogging again. In the past, my success (or lack thereof) I believe hinged on my fear of revealing too much about myself. I have a desire to “put it all out there” BUT I want to do it on my own terms … anonymously! Thus came Nonny Moose.

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  1. Hi! I’ve never been to your blog before but I was searching for some other 30 day shredders & found it!
    I started the 30 day shred at the end of April – and by the end of July I had lost over 20 inches! Not so many pounds, but lots of inches!
    I chose to make the tape measurer my friend intstead of the scale!
    I measured everything before I started, neck, arms, chest, waist, butt, hips, thighs, calves!! I lost 1 1/2 inches in my neck, 6 inches each in my chest, waist & hips!! Also an inch or so in each arm & calf!
    So I can assure you it works!!!
    I actually did level 1 for more than a month!!! Level 2 and all of the plank moves seemed to start making my upper body bulk up or something & I already have broad shoulders so I only did that for a couple of weeks & moved on to Level 3 which I LOVED!! Level 3 is HARD, but the moves are fun! I never thought I’d ever say that! (I also had the shoe falling off problem on level2 & that is WITH lace up shoes!)
    After doing several weeks of level 3, I noticed that I wasn’t loosing any more inches! So I switched to some pilates & back to level 1 for a while.
    then I slacked off!! Bad move! I went about 3 weeks with no exercise (and also dealing with swine flu as it traveled through my 3 kids & myself!!)
    So, although I didn’t see huge weight loss from the shred I wanted to encourage anyone who reads this to use that measuring tape as your base point versus the scale! 5 lbs of fat takes up a lot more space than 5 lbs of muscle – but once you get all that fat converted to muscle (which is what I’m in the process of trying to do!!!) then you will burn more calories daily & the weight will start coming off!
    So my advice is to keep on shreddin!!! I love finding new “shred sisters”!!!!


  2. Thanks Lara! That is very encouraging! 20 inches! That is certainly enough of a push to get me back to it again! Do hope you and your kiddos are feeling better!



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