The past couple of weeks have been pretty busy with work and some stress, so I hadn't had the chance to update you on the 30 Day Shred but I did finish it right before I got busy. And it was AWESOME. Jillian totally kicked my ass and even though it was hard, I loved it! I felt myself getting stronger the whole time I was doing the program and it left me feeling good after every workout. Sure, some days were harder than others and I was a bit over eager for progress at times but it was totally worth it. Unfortunately, during the last couple days of the program, I was dealing with a shoulder injury which prevented me from doing it totally full out. Yup, I was frustrated and disappointed by that mainly because I wanted to finish strong. There's nothing I could do about an injury, though, so I maintained proper form and was still able to finish the program.
I can't believe I'm doing this because these photos are embarrassing on so many levels, but in the interest of possibly helping motivate someone else to get healthy and give this workout a shot... Here are the before and afters. The before shot was taken one week into the program and the after shot was taken about three weeks after I finished it.
To sum up: LOVED the workout, LOVED the results. Next workout planned: