If you find that the 30 Day Shred is too much for you right now, even with the modified moves you could always try Jillian’s Frontside and Backside for Beginners. She still uses her signature workout routine of cardio and then weights, but it’s a much slower pace, making it easier to keep good form.
Jillian includes a number of movements that other trainers say make you more prone to injuries.
You have disc injuries. With every injury, comes a list of exercises you probably shouldn’t do. If you have had a herniated disc, sit ups and crunches are on the naughty list. Now that doesn’t mean you actually can’t do the 30 Day Shred, it just means you need to pick more appropriate ab exercises to do instead. Planks are great!
Hi Diane. I am in the same boat as you. I still have about 40 pounds of “baby weight” to lose, although my son is now almost 15 months old! I am going to try to stick with the 30 day shred for one full month and see what the results are. I have NEVER been able to stick with any type of exercise program, so we’ll see how this goes. Good luck to you!