Ok y’all.

I’ve read about it on several blogs, I’ve heard about it from several people, and so I thought I’d try it for myself.

What am I talking about?

The Shred.

I was really anxious to give this workout a try. I was getting tired of the same ol’ same ol’ gym routine:

Bike, lift weights, take some classes. Blah, blah, blah.

So when I heard people say things like, “I couldn’t even get out of bed the next day!” or “This will be the hardest workout you’ve ever done!” I knew this was the workout for me.

And then….eh.

I’ll tell you the good stuff first.

My muscles were sore for the next 2 days after my very first shred workout. I AM seeing results in muscle tone, and weight loss. It’s a great over-all, total-body workout.

But I had zero trouble hopping out of bed the next day, and it most certainly was NOT the hardest workout I’ve ever done.

In fact, because of all the hype I heard, I was raving about it (before actually trying it) to my mom and sister, and even they were dissapointed.

It’s not like we don’t feel good when we’re done, quite the contrary. But y’all in the blogging world especially have made this workout seem like the second coming. I mean, I can’t tell you how many blogs I read that started off with – “I thought I was fit…” or “I work out all the time…” or just “I’m already thin, and was looking for a boost….” and they always ended with “but then I tried The Shred and realized what a REAL workout is like!”

Not to be rude….but were you guys just lying to make yourselves feel better? Maybe you should add some weight training into your “regular” workout routine, because all that yoga/pilates nonsense (or sitting on the couch watching the tube) apparently isn’t doing much for you in the way of strength training. (most of the blogs i’ve read of women who did/are doing The Shred were doing either yoga or pilates prior to their life-changing experience with The Shred)

Will I keep on doing it? Absolutely!

Like I said, it’s a great workout, but I really don’t get all the hype. To me, it’s the same as any other workout system you can find on dvd. Kathy Smith makes some great ones, as does The Firm.

In conclusion: Life changing it is not, but it is a great workout, and as with every other workout/eat healthy program out there, if you stick with it, you will see results.


1 Response to “shredding”

  1. 1 lifelemons September 10, 2009 at 7:58 am

    You crack me up, I had also read a lot of blogs that raved about shred.

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