Sunday, December 2, 2012

Dear Jillian. // Jen J.


Dear Jillian –
I want to tell you about something amazing that was inspired in part by your work. In July 2012, I was motivated to start a group on Facebook for women who read the inspirational blog, Mama Laughlin.  Mama describes her weight loss journey, in a humorous and sometimes blunt and crass way.  It was through her blog that I was first introduced to the 30DS as she documented her success with it.

Mama Laughlin has over 9,000 readers, which results in copious amounts of weight-loss and fitness related comments and questions being posted to her blog and Facebook page.  It dawned on me that what all these ladies needed was a forum to connect, discuss, encourage, and motivate amongst themselves.  So I started a Facebook group to help readers communicate as they pursued their own fitness goals.

The Facebook group has spread like wild fire and now has over 7,000 amazing women as members.  Shortly after the groups creation, I realized the women needed another way to “tell their stories” so I created this blog, Fitness Unscripted, to accommodate that need.  These forums are non-judgmental sanctuaries for women; a place they can come for motivation, friendship, to give and receive praise, and accept challenges.  

The challenges have been both fitness and weight-loss related and the ladies have had awesome results.  Literally thousands of miles have been run and thousands of pounds and inches lost.  

One of our most popular and successful challenges was the 31 days of being Jillian Michaels's biotch challenge we hosted back in October.  The ladies were required to do any one of your videos for 31 consecutive days.  To prove it, they courageously succumbed to before and after pictures and tracked their progress by placing stickers for each workout on our “Jillian” calendar.  I am still awestruck by the effort put in by these women and their results.  The outcome of the challenge caused a ripple effect within the group. Members who were not part of the initial challenge have been encouraged by the results and are now giving your workouts a try, all in supportive groups, across the country and even abroad, connected by only the Facebook group and blog.  So even though the official Jillian challenge is over, the acronyms 30DS and RI30 are still common place in the group.

In addition to seeing the results of the group, I can speak from experience.  I graduated as a Shred Head after doing the 30DS for a month straight and immediately taking on RI30.  I am here to say that it works – my hard work paired with your instruction has me in jeans I have not been able to wear for three years.  

Myself and the ladies thank you for putting out a legit and easy-to-follow fitness program.  This group and all it stands for means so much to us that we are hosting a retreat June 20 -23, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.  On behalf of all these wonderful ladies, I’d like to extend an invitation to you and welcome you to lead us in a little heart gargling. We know you are busy and must get requests all the time, but felt that you might be inspired by what started as a small effort and has grown into a movement! I look forward to hearing back about whether you might be available on any of the dates in June to kick our asses with a little workout.

In your words, not ours – don’t phone this one in!










Thank you for taking the time to read our letter to Jillian.  On behalf of these amazing women and their journeys to wellness, I would appreciate a comment of support below.  

222 comments:

  1. Jen - this is awesome! Great job and I hope Jillian can make it even though I can't! You have done such an amazing job getting these ladies together and I'm sure that we all appreciate everything you do in your busy days!!

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  2. Love it!! The 31 day challenge is what got me really motivated to exercise more. I personally bought the 30 day shred and the Killer Abs. I kept wondering if we were bumping up her video sales quite a bit haha. It would be so awesome to get to actually do a work out with Jillian! If not that just to hear her speak would be great!

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  3. This is fabulous! I think the work that Jen J., Patricia, and Erica have done is AMAZING! Just the thought of Jillian possibly coming to our retreat is getting my booty in gear. Thank you so much ladies for your hard work on this! I'm strongly considering printing out a mean picture of Jillian with "WWJMD?" and sticking it on my fridge for motivation! - Angela Hall

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  4. I love having #shredpain!! Thanks to Mama Laughing for putting her weighloss journey out to all of us, but the constant support from the Facebook group is AMAZING!! I would LOVE to have JM kick my ass in person :)

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  5. To have Jillian at the retreat would be so amazing!!

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  6. You all know I'm behind this 110%.
    Jillian is my hero and I might faint if she shows!

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    1. I'll be fainting with you!! Love Jillian!!

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  7. I love it! I really wish I could afford to go to the retreat!!

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  8. I am in Australia and I am one of these ladies! If only I could come!! x

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  9. I would probably pass out if Jillian showed up! OMG!

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  10. Jillian, PLEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAASSSSSSSEEEEEE come to our retreat! You are such an amazing inspiration and have already changed so many lives within our little group. It would mean the world to us to have you come personally inspire us!!!

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  11. It would be so awesome ifJillian was there!!!

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  12. Amazing. Jillian has made such an impact on so many of our lives. Having her at the retreat would awesome!

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  13. I am not going to ne able to make it but hope that Jillian will. Jen J great letter and hope you hear a response back from her :)

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  14. Being a part of this group has been so amazing. As one of the Camp Councilors, it's been awesome to see the transformation in the lives of these ladies. I can say that Jillian has been a major factor in this group and it would be an honor to have host her! - Jen S.

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  15. The Biggest Loser was my initial motivation to start this weight loss journey in Jan 2012. Finding Mama Laughlin's blog over the summer, then the Facebook group, and ultimately this blog have given me such inspiration, motivation, and a feeling of not being alone, I can not do it justice with words. So far this year I have lost 40 lbs, hoping to reach 50 by New Years, and another 50 next year. To have you come and speak to this group of women would be a unbelievable culmination of effort, tears, sweat, and sometimes blood for all 7,000+ of us.

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  16. It would be so amazing if Jillian did come to the retreat!! When I first found Mama Laughlin's blog I cried while reading her motivation page. I too was that girl she was talking about. The girl who cried when a size xl became too small, the girl who pulled at her shirt to cover the fat rolls. Through reading her blog I finally gained the confidence to start running. NEVER in all my years would I have thought I would say I LOVE TO RUN!! When this group was started it was like a gift from heaven. A place that I could go and talk about my food and weight loss struggles. A place where I could be comfortable talking about my struggles with other women who are going through the same struggles as I am. No matter how bad of a day I have these 7,000 other women are always there to lend me their ear, offer a shoulder to cry on or a much needed kick in the butt. Throughout the months that this Fit Camp has been around I have gained 7,000 friends and I am forever thankful to Mama Laughlin and the Camp Counselors for making this happen.

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  17. I will not be able to make it this year, but I truly hope that Jillian is able to show her face for an hour, or two, or twelve! Thank you for typing this up and for reaching out to Jillian. So many ladies will appreciate this!!!!! The retreat is such a good idea, and many people are going to benefit from it. I am so enamored with how big your heart is!

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  18. Love this!!! The 31 day challenge is what got me motivated to do more and get back on track!! It would be so awesome if she came!!! Thanks. Jen for everything you do!!!

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  19. I have been trying to complete 30ds for over 3 years. This group has made me see it is possible!!!

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  20. Would be fantastic if she came. This group of women have literally changed my life for the better. Mama L herself has shown me that no matter what shape, size, or troubles you have..you can overcome them with hard work and crazy dedication. I owe a lot to all these women for the support and motivation they give day in and day out. What better way to solidify our female health movement than one of the best bad ass women out there!! Come on out to TX Jillian, we'll make it worth your wild!

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  21. It's because of this group of outstanding ladies that I even considered Jillian's workouts. I feel I have thousands of friends cheering me on during this transition from just living to living life to the fullest.

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  22. I had never heard of 30 day shred until Fit Camp and Mama Laughlin and now I have done it 30 days straight twice and use it on my days off from running. Having her at the retreat would make an already great time unbelievably awesome!

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  23. Jillian, PLEASE come! You have been an inspiration and ass-kicker for soooooo many of us! It would mean the world to us! Hope to see you there!

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  24. This group has been absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to meet the women that I have connected with online and to have Jillian there would simply be the icing on the cake. Thank you, Jen, for the heartfelt letter. I believe you have perfectly captured the heart and soul of this group.

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  25. Love Jillian's 30DS AND RI30. Both of which I bought due to Mama Laughlin's blog. I would love for Jillian to come to the retreat. We could do a group exercise class and she could yell at us in person.

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  26. Jillian- Whatever schedule-shifting you have to do: Please do it!!This is just the sorta grassroots movement that your videos can inspire in many more throughout the world! And, what a great group of ladies to meet!

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  27. Wow... I wish I had had this site for support when I started my weight loss journey two years ago. I've struggled with my weight all 31 years of my life, and I am now at a healthy place. I've lost 60 lbs, trained for and completed a full marathon, and am so happy with my new life. I used Jillian's 30DS during my marathon training, and I still keep it in my workout rotation to this day. It would be FANTASTIC if Jillian could come to the retreat. How inspirational and powerful would that be?!?! :-)

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  29. Awesome! Thank you so much for putting this together. I think if I were lucky enough to be in the same room as you ladies AND Mama, AND Jillian Michaels herself, I might explode with motivation. Please Jillian, consider this request. You have changed the lives and bodies of so many women in this group.

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  30. If there ever was a forum for Jillian Michels, this iris it. She can motivate so many women. Besides, she's like goddess in this group. I think most women have spent time with her since we started thre group.

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  31. The results are amazing. Then someone turned me on to JM's podcast. They make for good listening in the car and keep me from snacking while driving.

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  32. I hope Jillian makes it! everyone take pictures I wish i could afford to go:/

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  33. I've stopped and started 30DS several times, and thanks to this group, I completed it (in full!) in October.... and then moved on to Ripped in 30. I've lost many pounds, and even more inches, lowered my cholesterol, and am changing my life for the better - all thanks to this group and Jillian.

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  34. I <3 Jillian! I've done 30DS, RI30, Killer Buns and Thighs, Kickbox Fast Fix, and 6 Week 6 Pack. Love them all!!!

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  35. I am hoping to be able to attend the retreat but, one way or another, Jillian should be there. Not because she HAS to be but because she would be hard pressed to find a more appreciative, enthusiastic, and motivated group of women. She, like Mama Laughlin, has been key to so many women losing a ton (literally!) of weight and making healthy lifestyle choices. I'll be honest, I would have never tried 30DS or any of Jillian's other videos if it wasn't for Mama's blog and I know I'm not the only FitCamper who feels that way. It's pretty inspiring to feel like you are part of a movement, even if it is just a bunch of women getting there ass kicked by Jillian (and then making their friends, significant others, and children get their ass kicked, too).

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  36. This is so awesome!

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  37. Keep up the great work ladies! Jillian, I hope you can make it to meet these wonderful women and inspire them to keep going!!

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  38. Jillian helped me to "kick myself in the ass quite literally". Hope she can make it to the retreat and all you ladies keep up the great work! Thank you Jen J for everything you do for us.

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  39. Jillian helped me to "kick myself in the ass quite literally". Hope she can make it to the retreat and all you ladies keep up the great work! Thank you Jen J for everything you do for us.

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  40. Very well written letter Jen! I've been in the fit camp group since the very beginning and can't even begin to count how many people have chosen Jillian to whip their booty back in shape! Having her at the retreat would be a full circle moment for so many ladies!!

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  41. Pinned this to Pinterest to help spread the word! It would be awesome if Jillian got to come give us a workout!!!!

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  42. This is awesome!!! Jillian we LOVE to HATE you!!!

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  43. Jillian- it would be so awesome if you could come to this retreat!! So many of us women have done your videos and lost so much weight and inches!
    Jen- You're awesome for writing this up! Thank you!!

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  44. I love it! I really wish I could afford to go to the retreat!!

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  45. Jillian please go to the retreat! It would be amazing!

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  46. jillian, this group is awesome...you're going to want to meet these ladies! the fitcamp ladies inspired me to do 30 day shred, which was the beginning of my journey to a lighter, healthier me...so thank you! it would be amazing for you to be at the retreat, as so many of these ladies have changed their lives with your workouts and depend on you for their daily ass-kicking;) jen j. ...you already know that i think you're amazing. thanks for all you do!

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  47. Jillian, this group has inspired and moved me in ways that I can not describe. They push me each day to achieve something that I didn't know was possible.

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  48. It would be awesome for you to go to the retreat! This is a great and inspiring group to be a part of.

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  49. 30 Day Shred is definitely kicking my butt and toning me. Thanks for the love/hate relationship we have with Jillian!!!

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  50. Love Jillian! What an awesome treat for everyone!

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  51. This group is the most amazing inspirational positive thing I have ever seen. It has helped so so many women on their weight loss journey. Many days when we feel like giving up we log on and are inspired and motivated to continue. This group has also brought about many friendships.

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  52. This is awesome! Even though I won't be able to make it to the retreat, I hope that Jillian and join all of you sexy ladies there! Our group, as well as 30DS, have been such a HUGE help in my effort to get healthier!

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  53. Awesome Idea!!! I am not sure if I can come to the retreat, but either way it would be amazing to have Jillian there!!!!!

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  54. This is awesome!! :) I love MLFC and all the inspiration I get from all you ladies, hopefully we get to meet Jillian!

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  55. This group is so amazing, I hope she comes!!! Love all of you hookers!!!

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  56. This group is so amazing, I hope she comes!!! Love all of you hookers!!!

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  57. This is amazing! All of these ladies have been so inspirational in my weight loss journey. I won't be able to make the retreat, but I hope all of those who do will get to meet Jillian!

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  58. This group is so amazing, I hope she comes!!! Love all of you hookers!!!

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  59. Ripped in 30 was my jumpstart into this journey and I loved it. Would love to see Jillian at the retreat!

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  60. I started out using Ripped in 30. Whenever I need to get back to basics, I turn to Jillian and MLFC. Both are so motivating.

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  61. This is GREAT! Absolutely loved/hated 30DS :) Totally works!

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  62. OH Jillian!I would have NEVER tried 30DS if not for these women....the countless stories motivated me to where I am now...a fitness lover!

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  63. Successfully completing Jillian's 30DS challenge in October was the best eye opener for me! I had exercised only a handful of times in two years before this due to fear from a previous injury. I bought a knee brace halfway through the Shred and that was all I needed to complete my 31 days straight. What a boost to know that I could still put in hard work and a great way to get me back into a routine. Now I have made my own challenges followed up with RI30 and Yoga. I really appreciate all that Mama Laughlin's group has done and to Jillian for kicking my butt into gear. :)

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  64. Love it!! I really hope she shows up!! I'm not going to the retreat but I'm excited for everyone that is! I can't wait to hear about it!!

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  65. It would be amazing if she could come!! I can't wait for the retreat!

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  66. It would be amazing if she could come!! I can't wait for the retreat!

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  67. It would be great to have such an inspirational figure at the retreat!



    http://rwilliams2009.blogspot.com

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  68. What a great idea. Jillian is such an inspiration and would be an awesome addition at the retreat!

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  69. I'd be there in a heartbeat...and probably pee my pants!

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  70. This group, Mama Laughlin's blog, and you, Jillian, have helped changed my mindset about exercise, eating right, and being healthy!

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  71. Jillian, I hope you will go and see the fruits of your labor firsthand by attending some portion of this conference. It was your commitment and inspiration that led each one of these women to screw surviving and start thriving. Be well.

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  72. Without this group of amazing ladies and their triumphs, I would have never discovered the awesomeness that is a Jillian Michaels' workout. I would love to thank you personally for changing my life (I've lost 85 lbs so far), but even if I was in the same room with you breathing the same air that would still be one of the top ten moments of my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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  73. If this happens my life will be complete :) You are the motivation behind so many lives changing!

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  74. That would be awesome if Jillian went to the retreat! Sad I can't go but I did the 31 Day Shred in October and it definitely works! Loved the results and love the group!

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  75. Hope to see many of you fabulous ladies and Jillian there!!!

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  76. Even though I cannot come to this retreat I implore you Jillian to consider going and supporting this wonderful group of women. I know personally you are the ONLY workout video I actually enjoy doing (and don't get annoyed by) and I'm seeing amazing results just from my own home (no gym, nothing but basic equipment like weights and a mat...besides the occasional treadmill run when I go to my neighbours). I've lost 24lbs in 2 months and you are a very large part of that... and so are all these women for giving me the support I never thought I could have. Rock on Jillian and Mama Laughlin's Fit Club!!!

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  77. I had 30DS but wasn't successful until challenged by this group. Thanks for your inspiration. Jillian, you would love these gals. We all want to be your biotch:)

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  78. Oh, Jillian!!! We would all LOVE for you to kick our asses in PERSON!!!! :) We truly are your biotches! ;)

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  79. Great job ladies, keep it up!

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  80. If I wasn't so far away in my Canuck land, I would LOVE a chance to meet the women who motivate me on a daily basis!!!! Jillian, I would be your biotch any day of the year if you could help me look like you!!!

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  81. That would be awesome and amazing! Hope she can make it :)

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  82. I fell in love with Jillian during the 30 day challenge. I freaking love a Jillian workout all day long. I also cannot wait for her to return to the biggest loser. Jillian, if you even had a clue how much we talk about you (in a love to hate good kinda way)in MLFC you would die. XOXO

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  83. I LOVE Jillian--that would be so awesome if she came to the retreat!

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  85. Jillian needs to come to the retreat. Many of these ladies work their butts off to your work outs.....and are better for it!

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  86. Jillian and Mama Laughlin have both inspired so many of us! How inspiring would it be to have BOTH of them at our retreat?!

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  87. What an amazing and inspiring group of woman! Jillian you need to give these women a workout they will never forget!

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  88. Please come, we all Love you and your workouts!

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  89. It would be so awesome if Jullian would come to the retreat!!

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  90. You are one amazing woman and we would love for you to come to the retreat!! Many of us women in this group have your videos and use them daily. I think it would be great to see you gives us your support. We LoVe Jullian!!

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  91. Jillian, If you come to this shindig, I might actually be able to get my hubs to let me GO to the retreat! :) We live in Indiana so it would be a pretty pricy trip to go, but I would LOVE to meet you and I know so would the other woman who have changed because of you. You are an amazing inspiration to us and we would love to have you come!

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  92. Dearest Jillian, You honestly were the one to bust me through plateaus...the inspiration I needed to feel worth it and the perfect mix of crazy good to keep me motivated. If you can reach out to us it would be amazing...please help us pay it forward... for every girl who feels she can do it and for every mom who is overwhelmed. Jillian you are the perfect role model!!!

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  93. Jillian coming to the retreat would be such an awesome experience for all of these ladies!

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  94. Jillian!! We love to hate you!!! Come kick our azzzzz in person.

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  95. Jillian!!! You have kicked my butt multiple times!!! I hate you for the pain, but I LOVE you for the results!!! Though I will not be at the retreat, you would be an amazing inspiration to all of these women, and I am sure they would send some love from you to us through the page!!! You are such a straight shooter, and you have motivated so many women in this wonderful group to lose so much weight and to start on a road towards lifelong health and fitness!! Thank you for your continual inspiration, and I hope hundreds of my best personal cheerleaders see you at the retreat!!!
    -Kristi B

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  96. Please please please come to the retreat Jillian :)

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  97. Jillian, it would mean the world to the group and to Mama herself if you could abuse us in person during the retreat! :-)

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  98. Jillian, I hate you and love you at the same time! It would be amazeballs to meet you!

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  99. Fit camp has made me love/hate Jillian in so many ways! U rock Jen!

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  100. Great letter!!! Jillian it would be so AMAZING to meet you in person. You are inspiring all of us and this awesome group is changing lives!!!!

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  101. I just would like to say how much of an important role Jillian has played in this amazing group!! Please Jillian give this some consideration!!! You're awesome and we would love to see you there! Keep us inspired! :)

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  102. I think Jillian is FANTASTIC and so important to this group! It would be AMAZING if she could make it to the retreat!!!

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  103. I can't wait for the retreat and it would be amazing if Jillian came too! Thanks Jen for all that you do for our Fit Camp!!!!

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  104. I hope Jillian will come she won' t ever have a better audience :)

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  105. I hope Jillian will come she won' t ever have a better audience :)

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  106. Jillian has been such an inspiration and has helped so many lives. The girls of this group deserve to get to meet her because every single one of the girls on this group has been an inspiration to one another.

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  107. Jillian, you have been such an inspiration to this group! It would be awesome to meet you!

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  108. I can't go...but Jillian should! :)

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  109. I will get this on my blog in the AM. So fabulous!!

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  110. I've been a FitCamper since it started and Jillian has been a huge inspiration: 30 Day Shred keeps kicking me over and over but it works! This is my motivation/inspiration - I love this group of women!! I hope Jillian can come to the Retreat - would make a HUGE difference in MANY lives!

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  111. I've been a part of this amazing group of ladies since the beginning and love every single one of them for the continued inspiration they give me. I would not be where I am today without all of them. I'm down 55 lbs and feel happier and healthier than ever. I heard about the 30ds from mama laughlins blog and then again from fit camp. I did the october 30ds challenge and it completely changed my body...i loved it! I think it would be life changing for 7,000 women if Jillian came and whipped us into shape. She has been such a huge part of all of our weight loss journeys!

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  112. Awesome letter Jen!
    Jillian!!! You GOTTA come. This group is the BEST group of ladies EVER and you have done so much to get our butts MOVING. I'm pretty sure EVERYONE would faint if you showed :)

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  113. This is a note to show support for this amazing website and its hope that they can meet you, Jillian Michaels. Although I have only recently found this website, I would like to vouch for the tenacity and just pure awesomeness of one of the web's founders, Jen. She is amazing and to meet her would just be an amazing gift that you could provide. Not only is she tenacious, but kind, caring, and funny. She's out to inspire the world in her own way. I think this website is a good example -- and also through all of these comments that have been received shows the impact that it has on people trying to be healthy and stay healthy.... and all of this was facilitated by her and the rest of her team. Please consider meeting her and the rest of the ladies. Thank you!

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  114. It would be amazing for Jillian to be at the retreat!

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  115. We NEED our butts kicked at MLFC retreat by Jillian!!

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  116. LOVE this group of ladies! Wish I could make the retreat!

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  117. Jillian, I remember seeing you on Rachael Ray and you mentioned you're not interested in being a "celebrity" trainer you prefer to work with average people and WE ARE THAT GROUP OF LADIES, inspired by Mama L and motivated by each other. It would be awesome if you were able to personally see what this group has done and how we love to sweat it out with your workouts.
    I purchased 30DS for myself and RI30 for a friend wanting to tone up. I've had 3 other friends and my teenager to give Jillian a try. I've completed the 30 day shed twice which has helped me shed not only pounds but many inches and gain strength I did know I was capable of. I'm currently doing RI30 with my workout buddy. People always ask me what am I doing and I proudly say Jillian Michaels videos (not some magic pill) just a lot of sweat and hard work and of course never phoning it in!!

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  118. This group has started a Jillian workout DVD movement! Trust me you WANT to meet these amazing ladies!;)

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  119. The shred and RI30 are getting me back in shape. I have actual muscles that I can see now. Thank you Jillian and mama L for helping me do that and keeping me going.

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  120. Jillian would be the icing on the cake at the retreat!

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  121. Bring it on Jillian! Come to the retreat and kick our a$$es! We are some of the toughest ladies around! Plus, with all the DVDs of yours we've all purchased over the past few months, you kind of owe us. Kidding. We love you.

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  123. It would be awesome to have Jillian at the retreat since so many of us use her workouts and her inspiration in our quest to get fit. Bring it, Jillian!!!!!

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  124. My husband might actually consider funding my trip if Jillian was there! He watches me do her workouts all the time!

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  125. Hey guys. I have been with this group for several months now. Through all of these ladies I have found the strength and encouragement to really work on losing weight. It is so comforting to see others who struggle with the same things that I do!!! I really appreciate this group and need them everyday!

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  126. Jillian!!! You HAVE TO COME!!! It would mean the world to all of us. I swear, you will not be disappointed! This is an amazing group of women who are badass and hilarious. I think you would fit right in with us! Your workout DVDs have brought us all together and we feel like we already know you! You are one tough cookie and we would love for you to make an appearance! We know you are SUPER busy and have tons of requests, but please take a moment to consider how many EVERYDAY WOMEN you will be impacting if you choose to come. We love you Jillian!! You have helped me lose 10 lbs and gain muscle and confidence. You have helped my self-esteem and have opened my eyes to what I am capable. Please try to come!! You are a beast and we love you!! xoxo

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  127. What a great group of ladies and support! The motivation I have found everyday is amazing. Even though I have never met any of the 7000+ ladies, I do my best everyday because I don't want to let any of them down! So Thank You to all of you!

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  128. Great letter! How awesome it would be for her to come!!

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  129. Jillian please come to the retreat!!

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  130. Just would like to say how much of an important role Jillian has played in this amazing group!! Jillian I hope you can give this some consideration! You're awesome and we would love to see you there! Keep us inspired! :)

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  131. Jillian helps me thru the TV like Fit Camp helps me thru Facebook...im simply thankful for both things!!! MAKE JEN J AND LOTS OF OTHER WOMEN HAPPY AND FREAKIN COME TO THE RETREAT :)

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  132. Jillian--
    I was skeptical that I could work out for 20 minutes with 30DS and see results. Well, I was wrong. I have to give you some credit because I've lost about 60 lbs in 8 months and you are a big part of that success! I still have 40 more lbs to go and I need you!!

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  133. This is an amazing group of women who laugh together, cry together, & celebrate each other's accomplishments! It's incredible how people are brought together via social media to feel less lonely in their goals. I wish I could afford to attend but money is very scarce in my home. My spirit will be with all of you funny gals!

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  134. Jillian, we would love you to work us out! (Gulp!) Come join us!

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  135. This would be awesome! Even though I am not able to attend! I will be super jealous! Please Jillian come! We are your biotches!!

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  136. Great letter! I hope she can make it!

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  137. Great letter! I hope she can make it!

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  138. This would be awesome! I'd love to meet her!

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  139. I would love to meet Jillian!! Hope she can make it!!!

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  140. COME ON JILLIAN!!! COME KICK OUR ASSES!! WE'RE BEGGING YOU! GET IN OUR FACES, SCREAM AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS, MAKE US CRY!!

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  141. I loved 30DS! Great Workout!!!

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  142. Great letter! It would be amazing to know that our "little" group could get Jillian there!

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  143. Love this! I did 30 Day Shred through the month of October and then signed up for my first 5k at the end of October. I only ran twice before the race and neither were the total 3.1 miles. I ran the entire 5k and finished in 34 minutes, I think that 30 day shred actually helped me run it as fast as I did.

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  144. Jillian has made such a difference for so many of us. It would be amazing to have her at the retreat!

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  145. I completed 30 DS from July-August and Ripped in 30 from September-October and saw amazing results. If it weren't for this group and for Jillian I wouldn't push myself as hard as I do each and every day. I love the support that I get from all 7,000 members. I am not able to attend the retreat due to a tight financial situation but it would be so amazing if Jillian could make it!

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  146. This group continues to get better by the day - so thankful I am a part of all you wonderful ladies

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  147. I would never even have bought and tried 30DS if it wasn't for this group! Next up I will be gettin RI30!!! Thanks ladies for your support. I love this group - and although I can't make it to the retreat...I hope Jillian comes and kicks some ASS!!!

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  148. Bring on some Jillian whoop ass.

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  149. I had 30DS for probably 6 months but it sat unused until I found the facebook group. I joined too late to do the challenge but all the other ladies inspired me with their results & I finally starting doing it. It kicks my ass & I swear at it every time but I know that the results will be worth it. Would be amazing to have Jillian kicking asses in person.

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  150. Fitness Unscripted is what introduced me to Jillian Michaels, outside of the Biggest Loser. I would have never bought and used her RI30 without the recommendation and real life before/afters that I've seen from FU. Please Jillian - reward us for all our hard work by coming to our retreat and inspiring us even more!!!

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  151. Jillian, pretty please with sugar on top make an appearance! Sadly, I won't be able to attend, but I know how much you've impacted my 7000+ other comrades!

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  152. I am unable to go to the retreat because of a previously planned trip, but even I would die if Jillian could be there to support everyone of you who has supported me over the past 6 months! Jillian, you have changed so many lives--please come change some more.

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  153. Jillian,

    Please do a workout with these hookstars at the retreat! I wish I could be there.

    Love,
    B

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  154. Would be so awesome if you could come to the retreat! Please oh please!!!

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  155. Jillian, I may curse you in the comfort of my own living room... while I wobble around like a rolly polly trying to lose my baby weight and be healthy (and MILF status wouldn't be too shabby), but I promise you that if you were to come to the MLFC Retreat, I will be on my best behavior. I won't curse or flip you the bird when you tell me there's no modified version of the jumping jack.

    This community of ladies, who are all on a weight loss journey of self-discovery, needs a kick in the ladyballs by America's favorite trainer. You have shaped our bodies, molded them, kicked our asses. Please come and do that in person, wouldja?

    We love you long time. Come kick our asses. Pretty please.

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  156. Ah, it would be awesome if you, Jillian, made an appearance at the conference. Your videos have changed my life. LOVE exercising when I can do ripped in 30!

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  157. Jillian, you are amazing!!! Please come to the conference!!!! I am going to do my best to make it and you should tooo!!!!!!

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  158. Jillian, I fell in love with you watching The Biggest Loser and then I bought the 30 Day Shred. In addition to running I love 25 pounds (still have 25 more to go) but it would be totally awesome for you to come! You have inspired so many people and it would just show how awesome you are :)

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  159. Jillian, I have a great amount of respect for you from when you were on The Biggest Loser. You were always so tough on the contestants, but you really did care about them. You pushed them to points they didn't realize they could achieve. In October of this year, I did your 30 Day Shred - completing it every day the whole month of October. Combined with cardio (running and walking), I lost 10 pounds and 15.75 inches that month! You know what you are doing and give women the results we want! I just started your Ripped in 30 DVD and I have the 6 week 6 pack to start next. I would love to meet you in person and do a workout with you live! Please come!

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  160. Jen J amazing letter!! Jillian, you are awesome in the videos we would love to meet you in person!! Please come join this amazing group of woman at our retreat!!!

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  161. I can't make it to the retreat but I am pretty sure I would pass out if I was able to do a work out with Jillian Michaels (she would probably make me pass out from working out, but I'd pass out merely from being in the same room). Hope she can make it!

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  162. Jillian definitely needs to go to the retreat!

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  163. How awesome would it be if Jillian was there! She rocks and so do all the ladies in this group!

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  164. Jillian...this group is what you're all about...strong, independent, focused women who have decided to make positive changes to be healthy and fit. (plus we're fun, hilarious and adorable)....you don't want to miss this.

    Jen J...you're awesome!

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  165. Jillian - PLEASE COME! You have been an inspriation to so many women and we need you there!

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  166. JILLIAN PLEASE COME! YOU ARE AN AMAZING PERSON AND SUCH AN INSPIRATION!!!

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  167. This really is amazing! This group has been an incredible inspiration for me and is literally changing my life. I completed the 30DS in October and am now doing RI30 (two weeks to go)! The progress I have seen is crazy and I feel myself getting stronger everyday. I just received Jillian's Body Revolution in the mail yesterday and CANNOT wait to start it after I finish RI30. Both you ladies and Jillian have been a crucial part in me changing my life. I can't wait to see the results. My wedding is next October and I want to feel great walking down the aisle. I really hope Jillian will come to the retreat! I know I will be there if she does!

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  168. This whole group has been such an inspiration and I haven't found a better group of cheerleaders for all of my weight loss woes and triumphs! Although I will not be able to attend the retreat, I think it would be amazing for Jillian to come so everyone could show her our 30 Day Shred bodies that with a whole lot of hard work and dedication, we worked so incredibly hard for! Jillian is the true inspiration for all of us and just the kick in the ass we all needed!

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  169. It's going to be an amazing retreat. Even better if Jillian were to attend!!

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  170. I can't wait!! This is an amazing group of ladies and the Retreat is going to be FANTASTIC!! The opportunity to possibly meet Jillian is AWESOME!

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  171. I really hope Jillian attends! I can't be there but every woman that will be deserves to meet Jillian and would appreciate meeting someone that motivates us all!

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  172. This group has been the first group of adult woman that I can relate to. We support each other in many aspects of our lives. A lot of us started this journey with a ton of water and Your dvds. It would mean a lot to all of us if you would attend our retreat!

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  173. Now that I'm motivated to work out, I need motivation to quit stuffing my face!!! Do you have a DVD on that?!?!?!?!?!? Hope Jillian hears the word and can make it to the retreat!!!

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  174. Jillian! You've been such an inspiration to each of us. We would love for you to come meet us!! You are amazing

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  175. Awesome letter, Jen J. I appreciate all you do! I have been part of MLFC from the beginning & love it! I love all the support we give each other & the accountability it gives me. I got into shape with the 30DS, RI30 & I have probably 7-10 other Jillian dvds & more on the wish list. I love me some Jillian & even though I live in the mitten & won't be going to the retreat, I will be super excited for those of you that are that get to work out with Jillian!

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  176. I've done 30DS and it's a killer workout. To be able to do a live workout with Jillian would rock!!!!
    ~ Brandi Rowley ~ :-)

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  177. Jillian thanks for your butt kickings and helping me become a SHRED HEAD!!!

    COME SHRED AT THE RETREAT!!!!

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  178. Jillian, I hope that you can make it to this event! You are a great inspiration. I have only completed the 30 day shred. I actually worked out every single day that month, which has NEVER happened before. I am looking forward to tackling the rest of your work outs.
    I will not be able to make it to this event but I hope that the ladies that will be able to go will have the honor to meet you and listening to you speak.

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  179. I hope that Jillian see's this. I have done many of her video workouts and yoga's before. She always puts on a hard workout. I love Mama Laughlin and what she does for all of us. RETREAT 2013!!!!

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  180. I hope Jillian can make it! What a great inspiration all of you ladies have been!!

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  181. This bunch of ladies are so motivating and inspiring. Even though, I will not be able to attend the retreat I sure hope that Jillian reads this and comes. So many woman use her DVDs at home as their workout plan. PLEASE Jillian come support these women as they are on the train to a healthier YOU!

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  182. Jillian you have helped me lose some baby weight when I did RI30 Now I am doing your body revolution! Please come to the retreat! It would be an amazing experience for all this ladies! Mama Laughlin fit camp is an awesome group that you definitely need to meet!

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  183. I have struggled with my weight for a long time. I HATED exercise because it was just so boring and monotonous. But then I found Jillian Michael's 30DS and something just clicked. I don't know if it was the workout itself or having Jillian yelling at me through my TV screen, but I wanted to keep at it and see if I could get the results that she promised. And well, I was losing inches faster than you could say "don't phone this in!" I quickly moved onto RI30, then six week six pack, then Extreme Shed and Shred and wondered where Jillian had been my whole life?!?! I WISH I had seen these videos earlier. I WISH I had known how to do this myself without needing someone else to kick me in the ass (or myself - gotta love those buttkicks!) Jillian is such an amazing motivator to soooo many people in this group of ours. Please Jillian, PLEASE show up to the retreat. Your time will not be wasted. We love you (even though we may say we hate you mid-workout). We work our asses off and we want to thank you in person and show off our amazing results!

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