Sorry no photos of my food!
Breakfast: Bagel with butter substitute
Lunch: Two brown rice cakes, a banana and almonds (later I had the pop-tart)
Dinner: A brown rice casserole with pineapple, organic chicken, salsa and a little bit of cheese on top and apple juice
I cooked the brown rice first, we buy the instant kind, and then put it in the bottom of a glass baking dish. We cut the pineapple and chicken up into chunks and topped everything with the little bit of salsa we had left in the jar. Everything was cooked in the 350 degree oven for about 40-45 minutes. We took it out and topped it with some Mexican cheese blend and put it back in the oven for five minutes. It is so good! We have had this before, with slight variations, and it always turns out amazing.
Dessert: Oops! Starbucks and some mini dessert treats
I only had about 40 ounces of water yesterday, but other than the apple juice and Starbucks it was all I drank.
Now on to the review!
Some of you may remember when I said that I wanted to do Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred the entire month of December. Well that totally didn't happen! I haven't even done 30 days of the DVD yet, but I am close! I only have 9 more days until I have done each level 10 times.
Yesterday I did my first day of Level 3 of "The Shred" and it was really hard! This is the first level that I think I am going to have to wear sneakers while doing it because there are a lot more jumping moves involved. (You probably should wear sneakers the entire time you do it, but I would get lazy sometimes).
How did I feel about this entire DVD? It is AMAZING! It is short enough that you don't feel like you need to block off too much time to get a workout in, but boy do you work up a sweat!
Level 1: Well, I did this so long ago that I don't even really remember the specifics but I do know that this is my least favorite level. The moves are pretty basic once you get the hang of it and I actually started to memorize the routine. I probably won't do this level on its own in the future, but I will combine it with level 2 or level 3 for a longer workout.
Level 2: This is probably going to be my favorite level (I have to give level 3 a few more days until I can have a solid opinion on it)! It was challenging enough, but easy enough to follow along with what Jillian was saying. One minute plank twists is really all I have to say about this level!
Level 3: Since I have only done it for one day I don't have a full opinion on this level but it is level 3 for a reason! You do some of the similar moves as level 1 and level 2 but there is added resistance and/or jump moves. The first circuit is definitely the most challenging, or at least I thought so, and then it does get a little bit easier. As I said in the beginning, I am going to have to wear sneakers for this level so I don't injure myself!
Moving forward I would like to increase the amount of weight that I use, 3 pounds is pretty light now, and I will probably combine levels in the same day. This is a great DVD for that!
Have you wanted to get "shredded" but haven't coughed up the money yet? Well if you are signed up for my virtual race you have a chance to win the DVD! Not only will the randomly selected winner of my race win a pair of Tommie Copper calf compression sleeves but they will also win a copy of the 30 Day Shred (plus some other fun goodies, like Nuun, etc.)!
You know you want to help celebrate my birthday with me!
Make sure you get yourself signed up in the original post, here. It is coming up quick (I will have a post with the bib and final instructions before the day of the race)!
Have you done Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred? Do you love any of her other DVDs (looking for suggestions for my next one!)?
Note: I purchased my own copy of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, as well as the prize DVD for my virtual race. I was not compensated in any way for this review and the comments and opinions expressed here are, as always, my own.