April 30 day shred anyone?

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I hope there isn't already a thread, had a look & could only find the March one. I have it on good authority that Tesco have the DVD for a fiver - I'm off to spend some club card points so that I have no excuse to not get cracking tomorrow!

I've also taken a 'before' photo (eek!) so that I can marvel at my transformation at the end of it if the shred doesn't kill me first

Who's with me?!

Signing in!

CallingAllEngels Mon 31-Mar-14 08:48:14

I'm in!

Highlandbird Mon 31-Mar-14 08:50:15

I'm so desperate to get fit again, is this doable with a 3 year old and an 11 mo clinging on to me?? wink Will have a look if it's in my tesco today.....

CallingAllEngels Mon 31-Mar-14 08:52:30

I will have a 2 and a half year old clinging to my leg, following me round the lounge and crawling underneath me when I'm doing push ups grin Just adds to the challenge!

Yay, hello people!

Highland & Engles, just look at them as your (slightly unconventional) personal trainers! I have a 4yo who will probably demand Thomas the fecking Tank Engine the second I put the DVD in, not to mention the 18 yo who is likely to point & laugh...

I'm going to have a good go at downing 8 glasses of water a day & doing the clean eating thing. I'm already vegan so you'd think that bit would be easy... But there's no animal products in chips, or a surprisingly large range of biscuits blush

Highlandbird Mon 31-Mar-14 09:09:38

Right I'll see if I can get it, if not can I download on YouTube?

masquerade Mon 31-Mar-14 09:28:42

Yep me. I actually started last week, did Thursday and Friday but then missed the weekend. I'm going to do it at half past nine today - enough time to mentally prepare myself but not so long to talk myself out of it. I believe some people actually enjoy exercise, I'm hoping its something that can be learned.

I'm on a diet as well (1400 calories a day) because I need to lose weight, but I'm Shredding to improve my fitness mostly, I've noticed I'm starting to get out of breath after a couple of flights of stairs at work, not good!

HappyGoLuckyGirl Mon 31-Mar-14 09:52:47

Oh god.

I want to say I'm in but I did it once before and it killed me. The pain the next morning was something I wasn't expecting.

I'm 9 months post partum and need to get fit again. My back actually wobbles when I dry it with a towel. shock

masquerade Mon 31-Mar-14 11:31:52

Done :-)
Today was easier than day 2.

PhDmummy Mon 31-Mar-14 11:39:34

I sooooo need to tone up before a girly break in May so I would like to join in please. I bought the DVD 2 months ago but still in its cellophane! I work full time so thought I might attempt it everyday before breakfast - does that sound reasonable?

IPokedABadgerWithASpoon Mon 31-Mar-14 11:43:25

I'm tentatively! in too! I'll see if I can fit it in today on the baby's nap, if not I'll do it tomorrow...

OkyDoke Mon 31-Mar-14 11:48:44

Ahh I'm going to try this, need a boost in my weight loss! What are the rules, is it every day? Do you have to do Level 1 for so long or what?

Thanks!

RunningKatie Mon 31-Mar-14 12:32:33

I'm in! My 3 year old and 16 month old join in, they ask for mummy telly and are better at level 2 than i am. smile

Challenging month ahead, dh going away for 9 days so have to exercise at home, have also quit the gym so now need to relearn how to ride a bike!

Oh Happy, I'm scared now!

I was thinking about getting up half an hour earlier to do it, but that might be a little bit unrealistic!

Level one is on YouTube. As I understand it you do level for 10 days, then level 2 for 10 days & then level 3 for the rest.

I might start using My Fitness Pal again too, not to calorie-count but just to make myself a bit more aware of how many biscuits what I'm actually eating.

Degustibusnonestdisputandem Mon 31-Mar-14 12:59:25

I'm in! I sort of started late this month but nasty cold/flu bug has meant I've only managed 2 days. smile Am also doing 5:2

PhDmummy Mon 31-Mar-14 13:02:28

That's a good idea, Chuck, I think I will start using My Fitness Pal as well to keep an eye on what I am eating, might help me cut down on the snacking on days I work at home.

SuchSweetSorrow Mon 31-Mar-14 14:48:53

I'm in! Also doing MFP

PhDmummy Mon 31-Mar-14 15:53:29

Can anyone suggest good hand weights to use - I'm looking at Pineapples 2.5lb weights on Amazon just now - thanks!

Meh, DVD was £7.50! Still fairly bargainous though. Found some 2.5kg dumbells in Decathlon for £5.99. I don't need anything else do I??

Oh my word! Wasn't gonna start until tomorrow but curiosity got the better of me... I so do not like side lunges! DS2 enjoyed running round in circles around me whilst shouting encouragement!grin

RunningKatie Mon 31-Mar-14 16:53:46

I got weights from tkmaxx.

I'm on mfp, started at beginning of month and am 4lb down so far.

I'm aiming to shred or gym each day, with one rest day a week.

sunshinysummer Mon 31-Mar-14 17:02:17

Yay-I came on to exercise to find a shred thread! I did it last summer (diff username) and found the threads on here really motivational.
The results were great but I broke my arm last November and have since out on about 10lbs due to no exercise and rubbish eating.
I did L1D1 yesterday so finding stairs hard today! Will do d2 tonight but might have to slow the pace down a bit!

here's to some successful April shredding...smile

Highlandbird Mon 31-Mar-14 17:17:56

Right I've bought it...I'm in! Will start tomorrow it's not April yet winebiscuit

masquerade Mon 31-Mar-14 18:00:44

I'm only using 1kg weights. My upper body strength is pretty poor; I can't do proper press ups and the side lunges/lateral arm raises kill me! Although the good thing is I don't even notice my leg muscles, my arms are hurting so much.

I suppose I do find some of the upper body exercises easier, chest flies and the bicep curls and the back one so maybe I could get a heavier set for those, I really do want to feel more confident about my upper arms this summer.

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