Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Day 30: Completion

It's hard to believe it's been thirty whole days since I decided to take on this challenge. Not only did I focus on shredding daily, but I've successfully gotten my eating under control and am enthusiastically hitting the gym most weekdays. I've been pushing myself hard and seeing results. Speaking of which, here's a final glimpse at the changes I've made physically.

The following is a photo of Day 1 vs. Day 30 to get a complete look at where I started and where I am today.

Shred-Dayday1vs30

My midsection is a lot more defined and I'm also seeing more definition around the muscles in my arms. You can't tell in this photo, but I've also noticed some muscle toning in my thighs/legs. All in all, an amazing success. I kind of wish I had been circuit training throughout my entire weight loss process. I'm sure my body would look completely different.

The following is a photo of all my "check in" days.
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There's not a huge visual difference in the Day 20 and Day 30 photo, though I'm wearing the same shirt and it's visibly baggier on me. While doing double jump ropes the other morning I realized that I needed new workout pants as mine were nearly falling off.

My final measurements were pretty nuts. I measured about four times to make sure they were correct:



I didn't lose any weight in the past ten days, but I'm OK with that. The scale's not moving for a reason I'm sure. But my clothes fit WAY differently.

Today was technically Day 31 for me. Despite being "finished" I woke myself at 6am and tried Level 1 with heavier weights as well as some weighted cardio. I plan on doing the same tomorrow. What can I say, Shredding seems to be my new habit. And it's a good one at that.

In thirty days I re-learned how to respect myself and my body. I made the most of my time and I am confident that it shows. But what's next? I'm so excited to see what's lies beyond Day 30. I'm waiting for a few more Jillian DVDs as well as Biggest Loser's Last Chance Workout and Weight Loss Yoga. I also want to start running again in the spring.

It's only the beginning!

8 comments:

Michelle said...

you rule my world and are inspiring me. awesome possum. HIGH FIVES all the way around :)

blackcatkitchen said...

AWESOME!!! I tried doing the 30 day shred for a while and just couldn't get into it. This gets me excited about it! WAY TO GO!

Steph said...

I have debating on doing the 30 Shred. Thanks for the motivation.

I would suggest to try the "No more trouble zones" by Jillian also, I love it!

Marisa (Loser for Life) said...

Awesome job, Jenelle!
I think there is a noticeable difference from when you started!

kimbikes said...

You're an amazing inspiration! I saw your 20 day check up a few days ago and decided to attempt the Shred again. Today was my first day, can't wait to see how it goes.

Jenelle said...

Thanks everyone!

blackcatkitchen - You should try it again!
Steph - I just got "No More Trouble Zones" but haven't tried it yet - maybe tomorrow! I tried her "Banish Fat Boost Metabolism" and it nearly killed me (that's a good thing, I suppose).

Kim - How's it going thus far? I think your bike trip sounds amazing. Can't wait to read about it.

100in28 said...

WOOOOW. That is incredible. Your pictures show an INSANE amount of change! :) I'm working on an incentive program at my gym right now, but after seeing your pictures I think the shred may be the first thing I do once I complete the gym thing! WOW! Congrats!

Rachel said...

Your results are amazing! I have ordered the DVD and am just waiting for it to arrive. I have about 20 lbs. of baby-weight to lose and I can't wait to get started on the Shred. Thanks for posting your results, it provides extra motivation and inspiration to people like me!

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