While both Bill and I sing the praises of the 30 Day Shred, and for good reason, we both realize that it might not necessarily work for everyone. However, I'm pretty certain that if you look at exactly what's causing your issues with it, you might be able to make it work with a few adapations.
Keep in mind that the 30 Day Shred is only 20 minutes long, and will help you burn anywhere between 200-300 calories (not guaranteed of course). If you want to see weight loss, you must watch your caloric intake. Also, you actually have to do it. That sounds funny, but if you're just barely following Anita and not actually completing all the moves for as long as Jillian Michaels has them timed out, you're not going to get as good of a calorie burn.
This is a common complaint about the 30 Day Shred, and we strongly suggest that you get a new pair of cross training sneakers if you're planning on doing it regularly. If you've had knee problems and/or surgery, you might want to check out Bill's series of posts about adapting the 30 Day Shred for bad knees.
Not Enough Exercise
Given that it's only 20 minutes, many people say that they need more cardio, abs, and/or strength training. If that's the case, you can consider doing some of our adaptations to make the 30 Day Shred more interesting and more difficult. Or you can always double up and do two levels in one day. Bill has also done running and shredding in one day. (Crazy man!).
Well, any workout you do for an extended period of time will probably get boring. That's just human nature. If you can't keep up with doing the different levels 10 days each, then you can change things up and rotate in a few different kinds of workouts. We also like the other Jillian Michaels DVDs, however those are definitely longer than one level of the Shred. A super easy fix is to just turn off the sound and play your own music. Trust me, it does wonders.
Any other gripes about the 30 Day Shred that you want to share? We'll try to give you some solutions!