So there I was, a thirty year old woman, newly engaged, and looking for a small workout video to supplement my gym workouts at home when the weather refused to cooperate with my gym-going plans.
I was a member of a wedding chat board, and all the buzz that year was about Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred.
I ordered it, used it once, and promptly threw it on my pile of movies.
Over three years later, I started the process of building my own "home" gym and started to scout out exercise DVDs, and remembered that I, once upon a time, owned this. I decided to give it another try, and am glad to report that I didn't give her video enough of a chance the first time around. The short 20-ish minute workouts are challenging enough... but I swap out the tiny hand weight exercises for some more hardcore kettlebell lifts. I usually tack on something else after doing this workout -- anything from using the treadmill, to some relaxing pilates, to something insanely high-intensity... you know how it goes! Once you get started, you want to keep going!