Well. Not as hard as I had expected based on all the reviews I had read. This, plus swimming and Pilates definitely won’t be enough exercise the next couple of weeks, so I’m going to continue with my regular outside Saturday run, add in a couple of short, treadmill runs during the week, and walk the dog a couple of times (which she will LOVE).
That being said, I do think that 30-Day Shred is a good workout. I like the 3-2-1 (strength, cardio, abs) format. It makes the workout go by really fast. I couldn’t believe when 23 minutes was up. I didn’t realize that the cardio was going to be so high-impact, though. My knee hurt during the jumping jacks, so no more of those for me. I’ll have to modify. Because of that, I probably won’t be buying this DVD (I have it from Netflix right now), but I’m going to stick with for the 30-days.
After shredding, I swam laps for 20 minutes. I found the swimming challenging. I often swim a few laps on the weekend, but 20 minutes in a row was a lot. I need to work on my form; I felt like there was a lot of wasted motion that was tiring me out (but not really getting my heart rate up and burning calories).