Review: Ripped in 30 Workout & Results

I’ve been so excited to post this review, and I’m sure many of you will have heard me talking about this particular subject on Twitter! I’ve officially finished the Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 DVD, and today I’m going to share my results and review with you all.

Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30

If you’ve read my review of the 30 Day Shred, or have looked into Jillian’s preferred workout methods, you may be familiar with her 3-2-1 system. That’s 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of abs, performed in a circuit. Ripped in 30 is loyal to that system, and contains three circuits per workout. In a twist on the 30DS, there are actually 4 levels of Ripped, and you just KNOW Jillian is going to bring it!

Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30

I’m going to cut to the chase – I LOVED this workout DVD. As much as I loved the 30 Day Shred, by the end I no longer felt particularly challenged and was really ready for the next level. To say that Ripped in 30 delivered that is an epic understatement – Jillian literally reduced me to tears on one occasion, and I felt thoroughly broken to pieces and rebuilt as a stronger, fitter person.

I’m not going to go through each level and talk about the movements – there are blog posts that go into that in detail, but that’s not what this is about. What I will say though: Levels 1 and 2 were reasonably tough, comparable to Levels 2 and 3 of 30DS respectively. Then came Level 3…and my tears. Yes, the first time I did Level 3 tears of pain rained from my eyes during the second set of tricep dips. I quickly (wo)maned up though, and got better at the workout each day. Level 4 was insanely hard, but marginally easier than Level 3 in my mind.

Wanna see a quick snap of my ‘after’ body?

Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30

I was SO nervous about posting this photo on Instagram yesterday, and I’m even more nervous about posting it on my blog today! Eek!

I’m thrilled with the results, and am so incredibly glad I decided to buy Ripped in 30. Just a quick note about how long I stayed on each level: I decided to do 8 days per level, which adds up to a total of 32 days spent on the DVD. I also used 2kg hand weights for all of the levels.

So, the real moment of truth – how much did I lose overall?

Inches Lost:

  • Waist: 0.5 inch
  • Hips: 1 inch
  • Thighs: 2 inches in total
  • Chest: 0.5 inch
  • Arms: 1 inch in total

Total Inch Loss: 5 inches

Total Weight Loss: 4lbs

I could not be more happy with those numbers! During Ripped in 30, I went on holiday to Paris, ate cake at my friend’s party and had a couple of tipsy nights out – but all in moderation. It just proves that by making smart food choices most of the time and working out hard, you can definitely achieve results.

Have you tried out Ripped in 30? What did you think of it?

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. Lindsey
    August 13, 2013 / 6:09 pm

    Wow 😀 You look amazing 😀

    • August 15, 2013 / 10:08 pm

      Thank you so much! That’s very sweet 🙂 xo

  2. August 13, 2013 / 7:27 pm

    Wow! You look awesome Chyaz! =) Jillian must have really helped…good thing you’re not on tv or she’ll be screaming at you…hahaha I’m just kidding. But seriously, that’s amazing <3

    • August 15, 2013 / 10:15 pm

      I seriously love her 😀 hehe, thank you so much, that’s lovely of you xo

  3. August 13, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    Oh definitely have to check this out you look amazing!
    I started the 30 day shred and did 2 levels but got a bit off track during my exams but definitely got better but the end of each level 🙂

    • August 15, 2013 / 10:15 pm

      Aww thank you so much, and good luck with it 😀 xo

  4. Stephanie
    August 14, 2013 / 3:58 pm

    You look incredible. I couldn’t be more proud of you for sticking to this =] you completely deserve to look as great as you do xxx

    • August 15, 2013 / 10:15 pm

      You are the best Bobble 🙂 love you xoxo

  5. wanda
    August 15, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    wow, you look great! i never thought those fitness dvd´s would work out so amazing 🙂 congrats!

    • August 15, 2013 / 10:15 pm

      Aw thank you!! xo

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