30 Day Shred June challenge

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emmief77 Fri 31-May-13 07:20:28

Going to start this tomorrow.. anyone with me?

PessimisticMissPiggy Sat 29-Jun-13 18:50:42

New thread here

ShowOfHands Sat 29-Jun-13 17:27:14

I will continue into July though may be moving over to her other DVDs. But motivation is always good.

Those of you who can't do press ups, have you had your press ups checked out by somebody who can see where you're going wrong? I used to be quite fit before having dc. I went on a bit of a health kick in prep for conceiving and it took 14 months to get pregnant so by the end of it, I was running 10k once a week and working out on the other days, plus cycling 15 miles a day to get to work. I was demented. Couldn't do a press up though. Not a single, solitary one. Until my dh who was a fitness instructor and personal trainer was permitted into the room in which I worked out. He pointed out where I was going wrong, corrected my errors, explained what I should be doing, what to flex when and I did my first press up. Then another. Then another. And because of muscle memory, once you've mastered it, you've mastered it. I can do them to failure now and can do over 100 (I choose not to though as I prefer Sitting and Reading My Book). They're a skill which you can master but I couldn't see where I was going wrong until somebody watched my pitiful efforts.

IWillDoItInAMinute Sat 29-Jun-13 17:11:09

Thanks for the reassurance !!

MissPiggythat would be great, I know I really need to do this but I need encouragement grin -people to moan at

PessimisticMissPiggy Sat 29-Jun-13 15:59:36

iWill I'll volunteer to set up a July thread.

kefybaby Sat 29-Jun-13 13:41:49

The pain does indeed decrease. I was also unable to go up and down stairs. blush

IWillDoItInAMinute Sat 29-Jun-13 11:44:00

Will you be moving into July with this?

I started Shredding back in May for 5 consecutive days then we had a run of illness and half term etc blush I haven't re-started it. I'm so grateful my knees recovered as I really thought I'd done permanent damage grin

Will send DH out with DCs so I can start again. The pain does decrease if you continue after a couple of weeks ? -please reassure me because I can still remember the pain of stairs after the first go-

Trazzletoes Sat 29-Jun-13 08:40:50

Can I join too while its still June, please? I'm shredding with MFP and c25k.

I've done 2 weeks of level 1 every other day. Was so proud of myself yesterday for doing all but 1 press up and all the abs moves grin

Does anyone else get vaguely irritated by Natalie blatantly "phoning it in" in the background?!!!

hillyhilly Sat 29-Jun-13 08:13:16

I've just done day two of level two, my thighs hurt from the squat thrusts and high kness but I'm managing!

alarkaspree Fri 28-Jun-13 21:19:51

You don't have to be able to do a push up for level 2. One of the strength moves is to walk out your hands to a plank position and then do a push up, but the modified version if you can't do a push up is just to hold the plank position. I can't do more than one or two push ups at a time but because you get a long gap in between them I can manage these ones.

I find the cardio in level 2 brutal but it isn't as hard on my muscles.

PessimisticMissPiggy Fri 28-Jun-13 19:03:24

I can't do a press up! Not even a modified one! Does this mean I'll struggle with level 2? I'm currently on session 5 of level 1.

I couldn't do a press up as a sporty teenager either.

kefybaby Fri 28-Jun-13 16:36:55

I also found level 1 more demanding on the legs. I even went back and re-did a session of level 1 a couple of days ago (I am currently half way through level 2) and was sore the day after. Having said this, there is a lot of being in plank position in level 2 which I am not a great fan of!

GrimmaTheNome Fri 28-Jun-13 16:00:52

My knees are ok, it was my quads which were sore.
>The push ups are easier in level 2 also.
really? that's good to know. I probably ought to watch it through in a couple of days time to see if its doable yet.
I think there are some exercises which some people can do and others just can't. Like people who nonchalantly recommend chin-ups.

alarkaspree Fri 28-Jun-13 15:58:10

Grimma I found level 1 much harder on my knees than level 2. The sideways squat move absolutely killed them. I think partly because I wasn't very good at it so my knees were coming too far forward at times. But level 2 has not hurt my knees at all, although they feel a bit weary sometimes...

The push ups are easier in level 2 also.

GrimmaTheNome Fri 28-Jun-13 15:55:08

Oh hello, I assumed this thread was all people who all began at the start of June but looks like there's latecomers - I joined another thread last weekend but if you don't mind may log in here too (the more encouragement the better). I did day 6 of level 1 today. My legs have stopped complaining when I walk downstairs, arms still a bit sore and still nowhere near being able to do a pushup (even from knees) but apart from that not too bad.

alarkaspree Fri 28-Jun-13 15:39:03

Hi all, can I join in? I am on day 10 of the shred, and just completed session no. 4 of level 2. I am combining with 5:2 diet, so having only 500 calories on Mondays and Wednesdays, and avoiding snacks, but not counting calories on the other days. Maybe I will have to start but I'm hoping not to have to, I find calorie counting very confusing and time consuming.

I didn't take any measurements at the beginning, which clearly was a mistake, because I haven't lost any weight. I am optimistic though. I think my muscles are more toned.

hillyhilly Thu 27-Jun-13 13:43:19

Haven't measured this time, I keep forgetting, I did level 2 for the first time today - its a lot harder but I survived.

I did take photos so I'll do some more in a couple of weeks,they were not that incentivising actually as I kind of thought "you're not that bad!"

Soupa Thu 27-Jun-13 11:49:46

So if I loose 8lbs over four weeks of shredding, do we think that will give me two inches off most measurements or will it take more?
Is the shred that good?!

Lavenderloves Thu 27-Jun-13 09:16:34

Shred level one session 4 complete. smile

Lavenderloves Wed 26-Jun-13 20:44:56

I did a 35 min run and kept the calories within range today smile

Soupa Wed 26-Jun-13 20:07:34

Showofhands, of course you will look great. I don't mind mine really, a,though they look alarming if I scrunch them up!

Have found my shred and will watch tonight whilst eating peanuts and drinking cider in prep for doing it tomorrow! Weighed self and am 9.13 and measure 38,30,38... Need to loose two inches all round. Baby is going on 7 months so no more natural shrinkage due appart from when I stop feeding...

Lavenderloves Wed 26-Jun-13 17:27:38

Are you measuring hilly? I didn't loose weight last time just inches!

hillyhilly Wed 26-Jun-13 17:02:45

I think I might move to level 2, have done level 1 approx 7 times over 2.5 weeks and am impatient to move on.
No weight loss yet though

OverAndAbove Wed 26-Jun-13 16:59:31

I also did day 3 of level 1 today. I found it really really hard BUT I feel much better now - the dull pain in my arm pits has subsided and I no longer have constant cramp in my buttocks. Hurrah!

kefybaby Wed 26-Jun-13 15:56:36

Finally 1 kg down! I've been trying to lose this kg for the past 3 months!! Of course when I started MFP a week or so ago I realised that I had been eating like a piggy...

Lavenderloves Wed 26-Jun-13 13:59:52

Shred level one session three complete. It was very hArd on the legs i'm guessing thats the jogging.

Only 500 calories so far today. Yipee.
Will jog later.

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