Weight Loss Diaries Vol. 7 : Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred


Hey everyone!

Today’s segment will be short but powerful- just like Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred!

Jillian Michaels is a renowned trainer with many fitness DVDs to her credit. Her most basic workout is the 30 Day Shred which consists of just a 20 minute workout combining strength training, cardio and abs. There are 3 Levels to this workout with increasing level of difficulty, you start out with Level 1 for 10 days, move on to level 2 for the next 10 days and end the program with 10 days of Level 3.


Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred
Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred




I am only on Day 5 of the Level 1 but I’m beginning to feel light and toned already! I was quite sore after the first 2-3 days of the workout but that will go away as you progress into the workout. Its a very intensive 20 minutes but it gets the heart rate up and the body sweating and you feel so tired after it as if you’ve had an hour worth of workout at the Gym! She doesn’t allow more than 5 seconds of rest in between but its just 20 minutes, you can do it if you just.stick.with.it!

Its a home workout and you might need weights for some of the moves but I’m doing the strength training exercises without the weights right now and it feels difficult even without them! Level 1 is available HERE on Youtube. I highly recommended this workout to everyone!

You can also buy the DVD of this workout on flipkart.com HERE.


[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Hope you had a good week. I was mostly consistent with my diet except for Dusshera when I ate way too many salted nuts (kaju/macademia) but stayed away from sweets! I was beginning to get a little bored with my workout but with Jillian’s 30 Day Shred, I look forward to it each day. Variety is very important so keep changing your workout routine every few days. A walk everyday or the same cycling on the machine everyday will not only bore you eventually but also make your body resistant to that workout and it will stop responding. You need to keep pushing your limits further if you want results!

If you have anything to share regarding your weight loss journey/diet or workout issues, you can drop a comment below or mail me at ankita@corallista.com. [/note]



  1. OMG.. i was just abt to discuss abt JM 30 day shred, in this week weight loss post. this is my 3rd day, & Iam feeling too good.

    I like this series very much.. perfect motivation for weight-loss. Thanks A.

  2. I told you it works…
    The first couple of days are a little difficult but then you start seeing results so all that effort seems worth it…
    Wait till you reach the end of the 30 days…

  3. I cannot for the life of me do a push up. Not even on the knees. I have been on Day 1 of Level 1 several times. But every time I would be lying flat on my stomach during the push up segments.

    Do you work out bare feet at home? Because sometimes my feet hurts from all the jumping. And is it okay to exercise when you’re getting your period?

    1. Hey Doel, I couldn’t do the push ups on the first day but second onwards I tried and I’m able to do them a bit though not as well. Why don’t you just get the position right with the knees on the floor (as Anita does) and stay like that even if you can’t push. Just get into the position on Day 1. I generally don the entire gear I would wear in the gym right down to my shoes – I feel more in the mood that way. Exercising during your period totally depends on how comfortable you feel during that time. If you generally do workout during that time and don’t feel any ill effects go ahead but if you don’t want to, you shouldn’t.

  4. Hey I am following JM too..and it surely feels great..1st 2-3 days are tough though…but it feels smooth by 7-8th day..I completed level 1 but had to take a break..now will start from level 1 again..as the body needs to be used to..and level 2 I read is more difficult than level 3 ! I skipped the weights first 5 days since I had ordered them but did not receive..later I did with weights and the impact is much more..

  5. wow! I am checking out this workout RIGHT AWAY! My wedding is in 2 months and I have been desperately trying to shed some weight but my laziness gets the better of me 🙁 Thank you!!

  6. Day30 shred is very effective program. I completed all 3 levels 2 months back and started all back again now. Its a great workout series you can do in 30 minutes but the pushups freak me out, i can hardly make one proper pushup and still trying 😉

    Taebo by billy blanks is also good workout to mix it up in between. Secret with weight loss to keep it fun and make it fresh and new without being boring. Good luck to you 🙂

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