I have owned the DVD for over a year and have been thinking about starting it finally, but I haven't actually tried it yet. I saw some results on pinterest recently that got me thinking about it again. http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/25097 6-my-30-day-shred-results
I think I'll start on Monday!
If you don't exercise on a regular basis now, it's a good place to start. It's a quick workout that incorporates exercises in a circuit-like setup.
I will mention, though, that weight loss is about eating less than you burn. While exercise is helpful in getting your burn up (and great for overall health), the majority of the work needs to be done in the kitchen.
I regularly use Jillian's Ripped in 30 & 6-Week 6-Pack (which I just started 2 weeks ago) as part of my exercise routine. I don't follow her guidelines of doing the video every day 5-6 times a week, though, because I prefer to change my workout routines regularly. I'm integrating her videos in 1-2 times per week on what used to be my "off" days, and I continue with my regular routine of jogging & weight machines. I love and hate Jillian at the same time because she gives you a high-intensity but quick workout that I believe effectively works your legs (especially), abs, and lower back. She is like a really motivating (and ripped) drill sargeant that you just want to punch in the face but can't...
Congrats on your upcoming wedding! I'm actually getting married this June and have lost 48.1 lbs since last June when I started my current weight management program. The primary instigator behind my weight loss success has definitely been my nutrition plan in combination with exercise. That being said, if you ever need support, I will totally be here for you! I am almost at that 50 pound mark and it has been just a few days over 9 months for me, so I definitely think you could lose all 50 in the next 9 months before your wedding :) Although I don't know what your current weight & goal weight are... I just think it is do-able at 1-2 lbs/week.
Thanks for your reply! You're description of Jillian was very helpful! I'm going to go buy it on Monday and start then! I also like to change my workout routines regularly, I get bored doing the same ones over and over. I'm excited to start. I also have tried P90X previously, so I think I will combine those two programs along with running and weights.
Thank you! Congrats on yours too! :) I eat pretty healthy for the most part, probably just too much though. So I'm going to cut down my portion sizes. I have tried lots of different diets and always am unsuccessful. I don't think the cutting out certain foods thing works for me. That is so awesome that you have lost that much weight! Congrats! :) I'm currently 195 and want to be 145. I'm 5'5" and 20 years old. I think 1-2 lbs/week is very do-able, I just need to stay motivated and stick with it. Thank you so much for your support!
I've been using the 30 day shred for about 2 months, 3-5 days a week. It took me about 3 weeks to feel comfortable moving to level 2, and 5 weeks to move to level 3. I haven't lost much weight doing it, but I've got a shadow of a six pack emerging, and my arm muscles are much more defined. I found the workout pretty tough starting out from not exercising much, but honestly, the results and calorie burn are pretty good considering it's only a 20 minute workout.
I just started the 30 Day Shred on Sunday and I'm loving it! I mix it up so that I use different muscles each day: level 1 Sunday; Level 2 Monday; Level 1 and 2 Tuesday; Level 3 today... Also it makes it more interesting as opposed to doing the same thing everyday.