I am about to start Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred. I have heard it produces really good results.
My question is: is it more effective if you actually do it every day, or if you take rest days? I tried the first workout once a few months ago and my muscles were just ridiculously sore afterwards, to the point where it was hard to even walk around for a few days. I know that muscles need time to rest, but I hear of a lot of people doing this workout every day so that they actually get huge results in 30 days.
But what I have been doing (that has been working very well so far) is working out and zigzagging calories. I work out every other day, and on these days I eat 1800-2000 calories. On the days in between when I don't work out, it's 1200-1400 calories.
I'm looking for results as fast as possible, so would I get these results continuing to do what I'm doing and just incorporating the 30 Day Shred into my workout days, or should I just do the 30 Day Shred every day for maximum results? Even if I did it every day, I'm thinking I would just do it 6 days a week and take one day per week as a rest day.