Jillian Michaels #RippedIn30 Day One

Join me as I embark on the journey with Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 30-day workout plan. I will not be following her meal plan, but will be doing the workouts. Check out how Day 1 went and how the workout is structured! [embedplusvideo height="281" width="450" editlink="http://bit.ly/1akAQRn" standard="http://www.youtube.com/v/izzuFCQRmh4?fs=1" vars="ytid=izzuFCQRmh4&width=450&height=281&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=" id="ep9601" /]

Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred Review

I share my adventures with Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred! It took me 40 days to complete May 11-June 21 due to injuries, etc but I completed each of the 3 levels 10 times just like she wants. I tweaked the program to fit my injuries and I feel AWESOME!! [embedplusvideo height="281" width="450" standard="http://www.youtube.com/v/EW0to1P5vs0?fs=1" vars="ytid=EW0to1P5vs0&width=450&height=281&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=" id="ep5633" /]

Weekly Workout Wind Up (6/13-19/13)

Weellll I wanted to return to swimming this week, but apparently the pool had a different idea and it was closed everytime I headed to the gym. But, I am going to get over my fear of swimming outside and embark on that endeavour next week! Eek! I hurt my ankle at the Ruckus Boston race on Saturday so I took it easy on Sunday and Monday and made sure to have an ankle brace on. But, starting Tuesday I was brace free and feeling okay!

Thursday, June 13: Day 25 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred

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Friday, June 14: REST DAY


Saturday, June 15: Ruckus Boston (4-Mile Obstacle Run)

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Sunday, June 16: Walk/Stairmaster/Elliptical with Lindsey

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Monday, June 17: Day 26 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred, 3.2 Mile Run, Bike To/From Work, 5k Run and 50-Minute Spin

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Tuesday, June 18: Day 27 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred, 2.5-Mile Run and 45-Min Stairmaster

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Wednesday, June 19: Day 28 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred, 4.1-Mile Run and 10-Mile Bike Ride w/ my dad

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Feelin' STRONG this week!! :)

Weekly Workout Wind Up (6/6-12/13)

During this week, I realized workouts are harder for me when I don't have a training plan written down. So I am taking time this weekend to write down a Sprint Triathlon training plan mixed with half marathon training plan mixed with marathon training plan. :P You can see towards the end of the round-up I am really working on two or three mini workouts a day to get ready for the triathlon.


Thursday, June 6: Day 19 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred

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Friday, June 7: Day 20 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred

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Saturday, June 8: Freedom Trail Run (3 Miles) and Day 21 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred

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Sunday, June 9: Walk/Stairmaster/Elliptical with Lindsey

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Monday, June 10: Day 22 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred, 5k Run and 50-Minute Spin

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Tuesday, June 11: Day 23 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred, 4-Mile Run and 45-Min Stairmaster

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Wednesday, June 12: Day 24 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred and 3.19-Mile Run

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Due to health reasons there was no swimming this week ... it will return next week!

Weekly Workout Wind Up (5/23-29/13)

This was a tough week. The back started acting up on Tuesday so I had to take some downtime near the end of this wrap up... Better to listen to the body than push through and hurt yourself more! I had to take a couple days off from Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred, but I will be sure to do all 30 days in the end!


Thursday, May 23: Day 13 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred and 5k Run

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Friday, May 24: Day 14 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred and 2-Mile Run

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Saturday, May 25: 3-Mile Run and Day 15 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred

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Sunday, May 26: Boston's Run To Remember Half Marathon and Cambridge 5k Freedom Run 

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Monday, May 27: 4-Mile Walk and 35-Minute Elliptical Session with Linds

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Tuesday, May 28: Day 16 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred

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Wednesday, May 29: Rest Day

Weekly Workout Wind Up (5/16-22/13)

I have had one amazing week workout wise. I am loving adding variety to my workout and starting to really add strength training into the regime. I know that I am starting on the ground floor, but at least I am starting! I was in a car accident in 2006 that left my left shoulder pretty weak. BUT I am done allowing that to hold me back. I am also done letting my fear of the weights floor at the gym stop me from starting to lift. Thank you Jillian Michaels DVD for allowing me to break out of my comfort zone in the safety of my own home gym. :)  

Thursday, May 16: Day 6 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred and 4-Mile Run

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Friday, May 17: Day 7 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred and Walking Around Boston

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Saturday, May 18: Walking Along The Beach/Ogunquit Beach and Day 8 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred

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Sunday, May 19: 12-Mile Run, 45-Minute Walk With Friends and Day 9 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred

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Monday, May 20: Day 10 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred and 5-Mile Run

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Tuesday, May 21: 3.15-Mile Run, Day 11 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred (Day 1 of Level 2) and 30-Minute Swim

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Wednesday, May 22: Day 12 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred and 5k Run

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I can’t wait to add more swimming to the mix next week… :) :)

Weekly Workout Wind Up (5/9-15/13)

You will soon find out that this week I started Jillian Michaels 30-day shred ... I am wicked excited for the incorporation of strength training into my regime!!  

Thursday, May 9: Walking around 4 Weight Watchers Meetings


Friday, May 10: 4-mile Run and 8-mile Bike Ride

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Saturday, May 11: Family Walk and Day 1 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred

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Sunday, May 12: MOMs Run 5k and Day 2 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred

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Monday, May 13: 5k Run with Heather, Day 3 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred and Family Walk

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Tuesday, May 14: Day 4 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred and Rest Day

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Wednesday, May 15: Day 5 of Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred and 30-min Bike Ride

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I can't wait to add swimming to the mix next week... :) :)

I Need Sweet & Salty ... Popchips Giveaway WINNER ANNOUNCED

Annddddd the winner IS:

a Rafflecopter giveaway CONGRATS!!!!

Thank you to everyone that participated and big thanks to our Sponsor!!!


Ever get home from a run or a hard workout and just start tearing through the cabinets looking for snacks?

I call them the Hungry Horrors or Rungry Horrors ... depending on your activity of choice!

But either way, I get home from pushing my body and it wants to be fed.

And usually with something salty.

Mmmmm salt...

French Fries. Chips. Pretzels.

You can it - it wants it.

But, of course those are not the BEST options out there.

So we need to find alternatives.

I was reading Jillian Michaels' book Slim For Life.


So many of her philosophies were also taught to me through my journey on Weight Watchers!! I love when I read a book and agree with the overall message.

Now, part of that balanced lifestyle, is about finding a healthier option for certain cravings/temptations.

Which brings me to my desire for salt.

Please enter Popchips!

Yes, yes - we all know my love and admiration for popchips ... but they've now outdone themselves.

How you may ask?

They have combined SALTY and SWEET.

What? How could that be? Can they do magic? Are they GOD?

It may be all of the above and then some.

But seriously, they've released their latest flavor: Katy's Kettle Corn!


When I first tried these chips I thought I died and went to heaven.

Too dramatic?


I actually don't really like Kettle Corn, but gave these bad boys a chance thanks to Popchips Boston...

... and now I'm hooked.

(Note: I am eating a bag of these as I write this post ... I wish I was joking!)

So now it is time to pass my addictions on to you because we all need to know how to healthily handle our "Sweet and Salty" fix, right?

Here's how to enter the giveaway:

I will be giving away a free copy of Jillian Michaels' book Slim For Life AND a case of Katy's Kettle Corn Popchips to one lucky winner!!

Giveaway is open from Monday May 6 (Monday) to 10am May 10 (Friday)!

The winner will be announced on Friday!