Make me shred

(661 Posts)
FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 01-Aug-13 07:53:36

The table is pulled out of the way. The jingly music is playing. Jillian is grinning at me and waiting to introduce me to her "two best girls helping us out". But I cannot bring myself to press play.
I did so well last week, a full week of shredding and watching what I eat. This week, Mr Motivation has left the building. I've already hada a square of chocolate.

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 01-Aug-13 07:58:20

Nice trick. You all ignore this so I get bored and go and do it. Ok, push ups it is

hollyisalovelyname Thu 01-Aug-13 07:59:28

Only a s

hollyisalovelyname Thu 01-Aug-13 08:00:01

Only one square of chocolate. Wow ��

RippingYarns Thu 01-Aug-13 08:00:04

I'll do it with you, but at 10 once breakfast is done and I've got DD settled with something.

Have you done it before? The first one is the hardest. .

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 01-Aug-13 08:03:04

Its not even 8am, very early for chocolate dont you think?

Yes done it many many times before. I can say her lines for her.
"They dont even cheat"
"Id do juat about anything to get them"
"You are capable of working out, you're capable of working out hard"
If you think you're gonna die stick with anita"
<anita nods, ponytail bounces. Natalie grins manically>

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 01-Aug-13 08:04:10

Ripping im afraid I cant wait till ten or I wont do kt. Mh dcs do it with me - very cute smile have you done it before

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 01-Aug-13 08:09:38

More procrastination

D0oinMeCleanin Thu 01-Aug-13 08:11:50

Do it or I will make you come to bootcamp with me, which is like shred but lasts an hour and is harder.

I'm making dd1 go with me this time, she is not vair happy.

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 01-Aug-13 08:13:33


RippingYarns Thu 01-Aug-13 08:20:11

I've done it before yes, DD has to be out of the way as she lacks spaciaj awareness and would be injured as I lumber about like an elephant move

Dooin, you're scary - just what is needed too!

RippingYarns Thu 01-Aug-13 08:22:25

Right, have convinced DD I'm doing it now see you in 25 mins :-D

D0oinMeCleanin Thu 01-Aug-13 08:23:39

Dd1 thinks so too grin She is very unhappy. I am cruel. I'm not bothered about her fitness, I just want her to do something without her little sister holding her hand and dd2 is not old enough for this, she already knows the instructor, I know all of the other children's parents and none of them are bitchy so I doubt the kids are, so this is the ideal club for her to start gaining some independence from her little sister at.

Poppy4453 Thu 01-Aug-13 08:33:58

I'm in....I can see my hip bones again thanks to the shred.

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 01-Aug-13 08:51:31


RippingYarns Thu 01-Aug-13 09:05:13

Me too!

Thanks for the kick up the arse I needed

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 01-Aug-13 09:09:40

If you're on level 1 you'll have done that youself grin

wallpaperaddict Thu 01-Aug-13 09:10:28

Thanks ladies, saw this thread and it spured me on! Tentatively unwrapped the DVD and have just completed my first workout! Don't think I will be able to walk tomorrow however. The LO's did it with me which was quite funny! A 2 year old shouting bounce bounce mummy is a little distracting though!

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 01-Aug-13 09:12:17

Well done!!
I used to get up early to try to do it before the dcs woke up but then ds specifically asked me to wait for him!
Jillian is right though, by day 4 youll find it easy

wallpaperaddict Thu 01-Aug-13 09:31:52

Roll on day 4 then!

RippingYarns Thu 01-Aug-13 10:01:28

i think the trick is if you do it every day, your muscles don't get time to ache - it's always 2 days after something that you feel it most

i've done the 30 days twice through, then got lazy. this time will be different <pinky promise>

SneezySnatcher Thu 01-Aug-13 15:45:22

Oh gosh. I was going to do it, but then all the quotes made me feel ill. I hate knowing what she's going to say next! I think I'll move onto L2 as I've done 9 days of L1.

Remember, pain is fear leaving the body...

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 01-Aug-13 15:46:12

that pooch that you guys get that you don't dig...

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 01-Aug-13 15:46:30

I've never even had a dog

RippingYarns Thu 01-Aug-13 16:49:59

'i've got 400lb people who can do jumping jacks'

yeah, i bet they're calling you names too grin

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 01-Aug-13 16:52:42


FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 01-Aug-13 16:54:04

Does anyone else think (bitchily) that the close up of anitas thighs on the reverse crunch makes them look huge? Cos theyre not, I bet she was raging when she watched it grin

RippingYarns Thu 01-Aug-13 17:17:12

i don't care how big they look, they are made of steel grin

i can't wait until if feel as if i'm gargling my heart again

seriously, i've been promising to get back on the shred bus for weeks, first i had a mysterious ankle injury, then a trapped nerve in my neck

all probably due to letting myself get unfit again

DH has just gone out for his couch to 5k run, we will NOT be the unfit parents wink

RippingYarns Fri 02-Aug-13 08:09:09

Ahem. .

TwentyTinyToes Fri 02-Aug-13 08:15:20

Right, this thread has motivated me to order the dvd. Going to do it now.

TwentyTinyToes Fri 02-Aug-13 08:18:13


wallpaperaddict Fri 02-Aug-13 09:09:37

Can someone explain how I'm meant to do day 2 of the shred when day 1 has left me barely able to walk?!

RippingYarns Fri 02-Aug-13 09:16:17

Jillian recommends a caffeine drink a half hour before working out, it helps to loosen the muscles apparently.

Have a coffee then try?

Come on, wallpaper, I'm a granny and I did it ;)

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Fri 02-Aug-13 09:18:36

urgh I'm not doing it today
Back on it on Sunday
All motivation has left the building


wallpaperaddict Fri 02-Aug-13 09:19:51

Right well I had a cup of tea at half 8 so let's hope that's done the trick! Off to do it now!

RippingYarns Fri 02-Aug-13 09:23:32

<daggers @ frances>

You want Dooin to find you shirking?

It's 20 mins out of the rest of your life. . .

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Fri 02-Aug-13 09:25:43

its 20 mins I could be eating chocolate

Mumsnut Fri 02-Aug-13 09:40:28

I really need motivation to Shred, specially in the school hols. Can we have a virtual group, 9am every day or some such?

The thing is, I KNOW it makes a huge difference. I was thinner and fitter last year when I did it only 3 days a week than I've been in decades. If I tackled it properly I'd be unrecognisable.

Make me, Ladies, make me!

wallpaperaddict Fri 02-Aug-13 09:58:34

Shred day 2 done! It was easier today. Glad I started it! This was actually my second attempt, the first time I was 12 weeks postpartum and it was too hard! That DVD ended up at the charity shop! Last week I decided that I was going to attempt it again so bought the DVD again. To be honest it would probably have still been wrapped on the shelf if I hadn't seen this thread yesterday. Glad I've started it, I feel better already! Thanks ladies!

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Fri 02-Aug-13 10:21:13

Well done! Youve all shamed me, as of sunday im back on the shred and diet properly.

wallpaperaddict Fri 02-Aug-13 10:28:39

Is everyone else dieting whilst doing the shred? Will I see results if I just eat a healthy balanced diet or do I need to be watching everything I eat?

rusmum Fri 02-Aug-13 10:47:15

Join u tomorrow x

RippingYarns Fri 02-Aug-13 10:48:52

i'm not dieting, wallpaper, i don't believe in diets

i'm fat because i don't do enough exercise

wallpaperaddict Fri 02-Aug-13 10:56:47

Oh good! I just want to be fit, not bothered what I weigh so this suits me fine. I don't eat loads anyway, just 3 proper meals a day and the odd a few treats here and there!

hollyisalovelyname Fri 02-Aug-13 20:41:06

Why does one part of my brain want to sabotage the other part that wants me to look well (thinner)? What part of my psyche just doesn't want me to look my best. Why???

RippingYarns Sat 03-Aug-13 08:27:45

Here we go!

A bit achey today but that's a good sign, right?

wallpaperaddict Sat 03-Aug-13 09:08:42

Going to have a strong black coffee then will shred. Really really achey this morning but not giving in to it!

RippingYarns Sat 03-Aug-13 09:32:15

That was hard today, but I think it was harder being the weekend. Even though I don't go out to work, I still likes the lazy saturday thing.
Still, that's why I'm in this mess now, huh?

Good luck wallpaper

wallpaperaddict Sat 03-Aug-13 09:36:23

Well done ripping! I'm just drinking my coffee and sorting out the kids and then I will do it. So sore today but I know if I skip one day it's all over so not giving in to it!

wallpaperaddict Sat 03-Aug-13 11:01:06

That's me done! Hard to begin with but once the muscles warmed up it was ok, and feel less achey now!

RippingYarns Sat 03-Aug-13 11:21:44

excellent, wallpaper grin

i know it's far too early to see results (D3) but i feel better already - same time tomorrow?

wallpaperaddict Sat 03-Aug-13 17:26:15

Yep ripping I'll be back tomorrow! Maybe francis will be back with her motivation too-she did say Sunday! Looks like we are the only two doing it at the moment, the thread has gone very quiet!

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Sat 03-Aug-13 17:35:29

Yes I will be back tomorrow morning. Feeling quite motivated by it, theres nothing beats day 5 of the exercise and diet, I feel so healthy, slim and brilliant. Unfortunately thats usuallly when I allow mysekf a day off sad

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Sat 03-Aug-13 17:36:35

Sorry that wasnt very clear, obviously to gwet to day 5 I have to suffer days 1 to 4 first!

wallpaperaddict Sat 03-Aug-13 18:02:32

See you in the morning francis! I'm hoping day 4 is going to be easier, I found it hard today as I'm so sore. I just keep thinking by the end of the month I'll be a whole new me! Well that's the plan anyway.

RippingYarns Sat 03-Aug-13 18:06:21

yay! Frances, see you tomorrow grin

you have to, you have my current favourite MN NN

<whispers> i actually bought some proper gym leggings today shock

wallpaperaddict Sat 03-Aug-13 19:32:17

ripping you are a pro now with the proper gym leggings! I've been doing it in my pjs blush

RippingYarns Sat 03-Aug-13 19:56:14

i have to <ahem> gym up

even wearing a too small bra and with a very tight sports bra on top, i still struggle to do butt kicks or jump rope without having to hold on blush

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Sat 03-Aug-13 19:59:29

I use yesterdays bra and top

bionic77 Sat 03-Aug-13 21:12:57

Can I join? Did Day 1 today using You Tube. I didn't have any weights though so used two bottles of wine grin

RippingYarns Sat 03-Aug-13 21:15:51

bloody hell shock

2 full bottles shock

you'd be better with dog food cans or beans wink

seriously though, you have to be careful if your weights are liquid filled, something to do with equilibrium and static weight and what if you drop it, what a waste grin

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Sat 03-Aug-13 21:21:44

I use DH's weights
with all the weights taken off, so I actually just use the bars and that is hard enough

bionic77 Sat 03-Aug-13 21:23:44

I realised halfway through it was a bit ambitious! I'll stick to baked beans tomorrow.

wallpaperaddict Sat 03-Aug-13 22:10:26

Haha! I didn't have any weights so I was using bottles of water! Bought weights today so will use them tomorrow. wink

wallpaperaddict Sun 04-Aug-13 09:21:51

Back for day 4! Just having a caffeine hit then I'll be shredding! Not so achey today. Who's joining me?!

RippingYarns Sun 04-Aug-13 09:36:57

All done!

That was a lot easier than I remember - go for it wallpaper

wallpaperaddict Sun 04-Aug-13 10:17:44

All done! That is definately getting easier! ripping what day are you on?

RippingYarns Sun 04-Aug-13 10:28:01

L1d4, wallpaper - same as you?

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Sun 04-Aug-13 10:33:06

I wish the push ups weren't at the start though, they are the hardest by far. it would be nice to get to them knowing you are nearly done

wallpaperaddict Sun 04-Aug-13 10:37:42

Yep ripping, same as me! It's getting easier isn't it?! I might sneak a peak at level 2 and see what's coming. Or maybe I'm best to be blissfully ignorant! Can you see any difference in yourself yet?!

Francis-I like the push ups! I get fed up with jumping jacks by the end though!

RippingYarns Sun 04-Aug-13 10:41:22

I think they are before lots of star jumps so you release your muscles during the swinging.

But good to see you stuck to your word, Frances

I'll probably be a bit later tomorrow, got to get DD up and ready by 9.30

RippingYarns Sun 04-Aug-13 10:47:11

I don't think I look different yet, I've got a long way to go being so fat, but I feel great!

I'm in a different mindset this time around. Before I was looking forwards to days when I could make an excuse not to do it, now I'm trying to plan days so I can :-O

wallpaperaddict Sun 04-Aug-13 10:51:51

Good on you ripping! I think having a determined mindset does help heaps!

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Sun 04-Aug-13 11:02:01

l3 is easier than l2 in my opinion

Definitely agree about the mindset. I'm also calorie counting on MFP and there's no point doing it half heartedly. If I do I get to mid afternoon and cram as much chocolate in as I can. Whereas if I'm fully engaged with it, I do really well. Problem is I don't know how to get that! ame with the shred, plus the shred in the morning gives me extra motivation to not say "screw the diet"

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Sun 04-Aug-13 11:03:43

Actually I do. I need to fight the cravings for 2 or 3 days - have 2 or 3 really good days. After that I start to see results and have lost that "what's the point" feeling. But getting those 2 or 3 days out of the way is so difficult,esp when up to the day before I have been eating what I like, when I like (and that tends to involve a lot of chocolate)

LetItBeMe Sun 04-Aug-13 13:37:22

I'd like to do the shred, I've seen it on you tube so won't have to buy. how do I know when to move up from level 1 to 2 etc?

RippingYarns Sun 04-Aug-13 16:56:46

The general idea is you do each level for 10 days, then move on I think.

LetItBeMe Sun 04-Aug-13 17:33:37


Ponks Sun 04-Aug-13 20:05:08

Anita is my hero

Don't phone it in guys
(my DH says this a lot to me now when he sees me struggling - it gets very annoying)

bionic77 Sun 04-Aug-13 20:18:59

Ok I didn't 'phone it in' - Day 2 done. I was a bit stiff today but that might have been a combination of shredding and the power walking with DS in his pram yesterday!

Already feeling that 'I've done some exercise smugness'. Only another 28 days to go!

Is everyone else dieting or just watching what you eat. I'm still breastfeeding so I'm just trying to cut out the excessive junk I was eating.

RippingYarns Sun 04-Aug-13 21:16:22

i'm enjoying that sort of feeling too, bionic

this time it's about a change of lifestyle for me, not the losing weight as such

i needed a kick up the arse, thanks everyone here for helping with that

wallpaperaddict Sun 04-Aug-13 21:19:20

Hi Bionic, well done on day 2! I'm not dieting, just eating a normal balanced diet and not snacking as much! I eat well normally so I'm guessing this is ok, I'm doing the shred more to tone than loose weight, I probably could do with losing half a stone though!

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Sun 04-Aug-13 21:31:25

The things you wonder when your mind drifts during the bicep curls...
Do you think Natalie gets paid more than Anita? She has to put in more effort grin

bionic77 Sun 04-Aug-13 21:47:13

I'd be happy with inches lost rather than weight. I'm thinking this kind of exercise regime is more likely to build muscle so I may end up weighing more smile

RippingYarns Sun 04-Aug-13 21:49:08

I want to know where that door at the back of the set GYM leads to

And why my phone insists the GYM has to be in caps

RippingYarns Sun 04-Aug-13 21:50:05

And what Jillian's tattoo says

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Sun 04-Aug-13 22:07:00

There are lockers at the back I noticed today
And when they're doing static lunge with bicep curl and camera is on Anita, Natalie is off to one side cheating.! No lunging.

wallpaperaddict Mon 05-Aug-13 08:32:02

Just me signing in for day 5! Will do it in about an hour as need to get DC's sorted first. Who's with me?!

RippingYarns Mon 05-Aug-13 08:41:33

Me, but not until about half 10 or 11 today

My ankles have returned! I can see them!

wallpaperaddict Mon 05-Aug-13 09:00:53

Yay ripping! Glad you are seeing a change already! I looked in the mirror this morning and I am sure my tummy looks better! It's saggy and a bit loose after the DC but today it looks tighter and lifted somehow. Can't help but wonder how much better I'll look in 25 days time.

wallpaperaddict Mon 05-Aug-13 10:02:15

That's me done! Didn't get out of breath at all today, getting easier for sure. Good luck ripping!

RippingYarns Mon 05-Aug-13 12:12:59

Finally got round to doing today's workout, I still finding the cardio hard, wonder if I could do the first session of couch to5k before DD gets back...

wallpaperaddict Mon 05-Aug-13 12:21:41

Ripping you are thinking just like me! I'm thinking I might go running this evening. Before school holidays I'd got up to starting week 4 of c25k. I'll see how tired I am after an afternoon out with DC's, don't want to push myself too hard and injure myself though.

bionic77 Mon 05-Aug-13 16:44:35

I've Shredded today - Day 3 done.

RippingYarns Mon 05-Aug-13 17:13:02

you're right wallpaper maybe the running might be pushing it too far for me yet, will reconsider when DD goes back to school and I can time the sessions better

bionic - living up to your NN

<whispers> DH says my shoulders look firmer grin

plusonemore Mon 05-Aug-13 17:36:07

just ordered from amazon you lot have inspired me!

wallpaperaddict Mon 05-Aug-13 17:47:53

well done bionic!

ripping I won't be running, my left knee is a bit sore this evening, I don't want to overdo it and not be able to complete they shred-see how determined I am!?

Good on you plusonemore!

bionic77 Mon 05-Aug-13 18:56:48

Plusonemore I'm just following the Shred using You Tube. Levels 1&2 are on there.

SneezySnatcher Mon 05-Aug-13 20:56:12

Hello! I've just done day 11 of level 1. I know I should go onto level 2, but I'm really scared! I'm finding L1 easy now and I'm playing my own music and muting Jillian so I'm finding I actually enjoy it. I've heard bad things about L2!

I'm also doing c25k and am on week 6 of that, which I think has really helped with the cardio. Still hate 'jump rope' though!

Is there anyone on L2 with any words of comfort?

RippingYarns Mon 05-Aug-13 21:08:48

L2 is great hard and i find it very boring, but it's really difficult to gain any success on L3 without having done it IMO

i love L3, have a look, see what you could be doing in 10 days time shock

SneezySnatcher Mon 05-Aug-13 21:51:24

Thanks Ripping I shall bite the bullet and start level 2 after tomorrow's run!

RippingYarns Tue 06-Aug-13 09:16:08

Where is everyone today?

Managing to get today's in now, see you in half an hour

wallpaperaddict Tue 06-Aug-13 09:48:15

Hi ripping, how was it?! I'm just about to start! Be back after.

wallpaperaddict Tue 06-Aug-13 10:20:14

Wow that was harder! I followed Natalie today seeing as we are half way through. Dreading moving to L2!

RippingYarns Tue 06-Aug-13 11:07:09

i really enjoyed that shock

can now fit 30 press-ups in

admittedly the bent knee ones, but i've got a weak ankle so i'll carry on doing that i think

yeah, i'm more Natalie than Anita now, getting right into the lunges, but still struggling with the cardio a little.

still, D6 over and done with grin

well done us grin

TwentyTinyToes Tue 06-Aug-13 12:12:51

Day 1, level 1 completed! Yay! Rather unprepared though and did not have any weights.

IcedCoffeeQueen Tue 06-Aug-13 13:13:13

can I join? im on day 6 of level one, dvd had been gathering dust since last year where I got to day 7 and gave up, determined this time. Have taken my weight measurements and photos on day 1 so hoping to see progress. Trying to do the shred followed by davina dvd cardio section have managed both the last few days. Don't have a lot of weight to lose but major toning needed!

RippingYarns Tue 06-Aug-13 13:22:42

welcome Iced grin

i'm most impressed at you doing the extra cardio, is that one on youtube?

wallpaperaddict Tue 06-Aug-13 13:26:19

Yay twentytinytoes I didn't have weights either on day one so I used 2 bottles of water!

Hi icedcoffeequeen! the more the merrier! Both myself and ripping yarns have just completed day 6 aswell!

bionic77 Tue 06-Aug-13 22:11:47

I've just shredded. Tired this evening so those side lunges with lateral raises were a killer.

wallpaperaddict Tue 06-Aug-13 22:35:14

Good on you bionic! If i was doing it in the evening I'd sure use tiredness as an excuse to not bother! smile Thats why I do it first thing!

bionic77 Tue 06-Aug-13 23:05:50

I know I'd rather do it in the morning. I tend to wait for DH to get home from work to watch DS, he's 10 weeks and doesn't seem to nap long enough during the day to let me get through it! Jillian's voice made him scream the only time I tried it, I'm sure he was just sympathising with me!!

I'm going to do it during the day tomorrow though as DH isn't at work. smile

wallpaperaddict Tue 06-Aug-13 23:49:36

Wow bionic, you sure live upto your name! I tried to do it first time when DD was 12 wks and it was too much, but here you are with a 10 wk old baby ! Doubly well done to you! It's taken me almost 2 years to try again

SneezySnatcher Wed 07-Aug-13 05:45:22

Level 2 day one done. Oh my! My arms are very sore, which they never were with L1. I was almost in tears at some of the loves!

Bionic 16 week old DS watches me from the bouncer with a face like hmm. My three year old DD tries to join in!

RippingYarns Wed 07-Aug-13 08:03:01

Morning shreddies!

Kudos to shredding at night, especially when your DCs are so young.

DD is 6 but her SN make it difficult for her to understand that talking to me and asking me to do stuff halfway through crunches (you're just trying to get up, mummy) isn't ok. By the time she's in bed and quiet all I can do is collapse in front of the TV!

Coffee time and shred soon - good luck to everyone for today :-D

wallpaperaddict Wed 07-Aug-13 08:17:37

Morning ripping! I'll be joining you in a coffee and shred soon!

libertine73 Wed 07-Aug-13 11:28:09

Morning! decided to come to good 'ol MN for some moral support!

Am on Day 2 of Level 1, never done it before and am aching like an 80 yr old! very chuffed that I did it today though, could hardly get out of bed this morning!

My volum is broken on my PC speakers (watching it on You Tube) so I just have music on,and copy her and her less hardcore girls!

TwentyTinyToes Wed 07-Aug-13 11:39:20

Morning all, level 1 day 2 completed. Oh dear, even my fingers ache to type! DP found me some weights this morning which made today much tougher. But both DC are asleep so i got to do it in relative peace which is much easier than DS constantly asking me to play trains, cuddle, do puzzles etc. Also been to the park this morning and the shops, thank goodness there are no biscuits in the house or i would be very tempted.

Good luck everyone!

IcedCoffeeQueen Wed 07-Aug-13 12:29:47

Thanks for the welcome smile don't think its on you tube I have a couple of davina dvds the one im using is davina intense, I do that cardio bit without the warmup after the shred, as the shred kills my muscles but doesn't do much for me cardio wise.

day 7 today not had a chance to shred yet ds2 is refusing to nap! but hoping I will get it done soon, hoping to see some changes soon ive lost 3 pounds on the scales though smile

cant wait to start level 2 I know what jillian is going to say word for word of level 1 now!

wallpaperaddict Wed 07-Aug-13 13:48:31

Hi everyone, getting busy round here now! I completed day 7 this morning-pleased that I've stuck with it for a week!!! Level 1 is definitely getting easier for me, even following Natalie and upping the size of my weights this morning! And I think that there is a general improvement to how toned I look and a decrease in tummy/love handle area! ( hate that term but don't know how else to describe the hip/back flab that I have!) Looking forward to level 2 but think tomorrow I will mute the tv as I can't listen to the chat any more! wink

IcedCoffeeQueen Wed 07-Aug-13 13:58:54

Well just done day 7 thought it be clever and do level 1 followed by level 2, got through it but now have severe pain in my ankle sad oops

wallpaperaddict Wed 07-Aug-13 14:04:08

Don't push yourself to hard iced! If you get an injury you may not be able to do it at all. But... Can you tell me what's in level 2? Not had a chance to look yet too scared

bionic77 Wed 07-Aug-13 14:55:28

Afternoon everyone! I shredded this morning which felt much easier than doing it in the evening. Day 5 done only another 25 to go argh!!!

bionic77 Wed 07-Aug-13 14:57:42

Having a well earned lie down on the sofa cuddling my baby and dreaming of having a few biscuits with my cup if tea. Oh biscuits how I miss you!! But what would Jillian say?!

libertine73 Wed 07-Aug-13 15:04:14

Is day 3 as bad as everyone says? My fitness mate said if I can get through the pain of Day 3, Day 4 will be a doddle!!

I daren't even do my measurements, I look about 5 months pregnant!!

wallpaperaddict Wed 07-Aug-13 15:23:49

Libertine, day 3 was the hardest for me! My legs ached soooooooo badly! I had a bath after my workout in hope the heat would loosen things! Day 5 onwards things feel much better IMO.

Bionic, I felt in need of a nap this afternoon, my 2 yr old went to bed and I had the choice of lounge around and mn or get up and do some cooking with eldest. We've got the dinner slow cooking in the oven and currently having tea and biscuits, he's eating my biscuit for me however. hmm Dinner time cannot come soon enough!

libertine73 Wed 07-Aug-13 15:26:17

Oh Lord, going to need super strength wine motivation to do it tomorrow then! I literally waddled round the dog walk this afternoon!

wallpaperaddict Wed 07-Aug-13 15:28:33

The morning of day 3 I had to take the stairs one at a time! My legs were like useless lead weights!

bionic77 Wed 07-Aug-13 15:37:33

If you can bear it iced baths or the shower on the cold setting on your aching muscles really helps lessen the aching for the next day- easier in this heat but still not pleasant!

RippingYarns Wed 07-Aug-13 20:53:37

first chance i've had to sit down since shredding this morning, i think i've broken my abs bone - ooohyah!

still, back on it tomorrow, only 3 days to go and i'm going onto L2 grin

TwentyTinyToes Wed 07-Aug-13 21:28:29

Libertine day 3 for me tomorrow too, my legs are so sore but the rest of me feels ok (for now). We are out all day tomorrow too so might try to squeeze it in first thing otherwise will be late afternoon, or worse, the evening.

Bionic wow a little baby, and you do extra cardio, i am seriously impressed! Has anyone checked your stomach muscles? DD is 7 months so i guess mine are ok now? Dr was useless at 6 wk check and did not feel mine, it occurred to me whilst doing the abs bit this morning. Anyone know?

Ripping and Wallpaper do you feel or look any different? Did i read upthread that someone said they were enjoying it?!

brew to everyone else although perhaps wine is more deserved!

wallpaperaddict Wed 07-Aug-13 21:57:10

twenty I can see a difference, just sort of generally less flabby in the mid section and I am developing some pretty serious leg muscles! In terms of general wellbeing I feel far more energetic which is good with 2 DC to keep occupied in the holidays!

I may not come back til tomorrow evening, I've got a day out planned tomorrow, and an important call to take first thing so I will probably shred before the DC wake up and then just get on with things! good luck for your next work out fellow shredders! smile

IcedCoffeeQueen Wed 07-Aug-13 22:09:23

wallpaperaddict, I know I felt ok during the workout thought it was just immediately after I felt the pain, I iced it and and it seems ok now the bones on top of foot are a bit tender though I didn't wear trainers (never do) but they are definitely needed for level 2 imo.

As for whats in it, definitely harder than level one, lots of plank moves with jumping legs in and out and to the side, plank crunches, harder weights moves eg V raises particularly difficult for me. The cardio harder too, high knee jog, double jump rope, ab work moves to a double crunch and a crunch with legs and weights, I am DEFINATELY feeling the effects of level 2 right now!

RippingYarns Wed 07-Aug-13 22:20:28

Twenty, my ankles have returned, my shoulders and upper chest are tighter and my flabby stomach is a lot tighter - I'm enjoying it!

Iced, you must wear running shoes, You are at serious risk of shin splints and damaging your knees. Good shoes will help absorb the impact and protect your joints.

bionic77 Wed 07-Aug-13 23:13:48

Twenty GP didn't check my stomach muscles at the 6 week check, I did get her to check my stitching though confused!

I'm not doing extra cardio but am walking a few times a day once with the dog and pram and then later with just pram. I'm building up to going for a run which will be the first one for over a year argh Jillian give me strength!

RippingYarns Thu 08-Aug-13 08:21:03

I'd still be at the surgery 6 years later if my doctor was checking for my stomach muscles :-D

Day 8 - bring it on! (Well, in about an hour)

TwentyTinyToes Thu 08-Aug-13 08:25:36

Day 3 done, was pretty bad but not quite as bad as i was expecting, maybe it will hit tomorrow?!

Good luck everyone!

MrsMcGregor Thu 08-Aug-13 09:24:04

Oh, can I join please? I'm doing Day 4 of level 1 today. I really struggled on day 1 - probably watched 50% rather than exercising blush, much better since although yesterday was a struggle. Interested in what weight of weights everyone is using?

libertine73 Thu 08-Aug-13 09:27:24

My abs are not sore at all (not convinced there are any abs under the flubber) my legs are killing though,do you think I should do more sit ups?

Not looking forward to the next 27 minutes!!

libertine73 Thu 08-Aug-13 09:28:17

I'm on baked bean tins Mrs !! professional I know smile

libertine73 Thu 08-Aug-13 09:29:10

May invest in some water bottles tomo,time to take this seriously grin

niceupthedance Thu 08-Aug-13 09:53:22

I'm going to join in I think. Did the shred in March then went on to Jillian's other workouts then moved house and it all went tits up - no exercise for a month! I've got a festival to go to at the end of this month and want to look the best I can so I'm back on the bandwagon, shredding again. Today was day 5 L1.

Hoping to do 5x per week as toddler is home all day at the moment, and likes to join in angry so it's hard to find time.

wallpaperaddict Thu 08-Aug-13 09:56:47

Morning fellow shredders! Shredded first thing this morning,it is getting a bit repetitive now, I can recite it word for word, but that's Day 8 done for me.

MrsMc Welcome! I am using 1.13kg for the arms in with legs exercises and 2.2kg for the chest fly exercise.

IcedCoffeeQueen Thu 08-Aug-13 10:08:24

I have zero motivation or energy this morning lying on the sofa willing myself to do something!

I usually use 3kg for bicep curls, presses and chest flys and 1.5kg for the rest

RippingYarns Thu 08-Aug-13 10:37:19

Maybe a rest day is needed, Ice?

You all must be superhuman using such heavy weights :-O

I use .5kg to start then 1kg for the floor exercises.

wallpaperaddict Thu 08-Aug-13 10:38:08

Come on iced you can do it!

libertine73 Thu 08-Aug-13 10:55:44

done! going to invest in the DVD though, as youtube kept stalling, so took forever, and did more than I needed to, not as bad as I thought it would be today (day3) so definitely keeping it up!

Hello niceup are you going to Leeds/Reading? envy

MrsMcGregor Thu 08-Aug-13 10:57:59

Day 4 done! Knackered! Long, hot shower calling.

I'm using 1kg for chest flies and the squat where you raise arms to eye level. 1.5kg for the rest. Tried putting both together for dumbbell row today but it was too awkward with 2 weights in each hand. Feel like I could manage 2/2.5kg for bicep curls and dumbbell row.

RippingYarns Thu 08-Aug-13 11:21:43

Wallpaper, do you feel ready to move up yet?

I'm loving it this time around, having people to check up on me/with is really helping smile

niceupthedance Thu 08-Aug-13 14:03:10

Hey Libertine, no it's SW4 festival in London. smile

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 08-Aug-13 14:08:52

Hi everyone
Didn't manage to shred Mon/Tue/Wed (real reasons, not my usual pathetic excuses!) but did it this morning. Should be able to do every day now until the week after next so that is my goal
I'm sticking with L1 for as long as possible. Last time I think I went up too fast and it meant I didn't carry on as long as I would. So I plan to do L1 to the end of August, L2 in September and L3 until the end of October - my birthday grin If I can do that I'll be really pleased.

libertine73 Thu 08-Aug-13 14:11:12

Sounds like a plan Frances

I'm going camping for the weekend tomorrow, so will have to try and remember the moves!Really don't want to have to go back to day 1!!

RippingYarns Thu 08-Aug-13 14:12:41

i was wondering where you'd got to Frances, hope you're ok?

that's a good point about moving up too fast, it might be called the 30 day shred, but surely it's like a weight-loss programme, slower is better?

i'm enjoying the buzz of progress, but moving along too quickly might cause me to peak too soon, thanks for the reigning in.

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 08-Aug-13 14:19:57

Thanks for welcoming me back and not making me feel too guilty grin Everything fine thanks, was just away with work on Mon/Tue and then had to drop DH at the station early on Wed and go straight into work. I did set the alarm for 5.50 but by the time I'd actually got out of bed there wasn't time to shred, shower, sort 2 DC out and be in the car for 7 grin

Does anyone else feel cheated that it is actually longer than 20mins? I desperately needed to finish at a certain time today and so started shred 20+ mins earlier (allowing time for all the chat at the beginning), skipped the cool down and yet I was still a few mins late!

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 08-Aug-13 14:20:45

Although I did laugh at doing it on Youtube which keeps sticking - I feel like that happens to me on the push ups and those eye raise things anyway, how bad would it be if you did more than necessary!

IcedCoffeeQueen Thu 08-Aug-13 15:08:09

Did it! Day 8 of level 1 complete plus 30 mins of davina target.

Those eye raises are EVIL they are the only weights move I miss a few whatever muscles are used there I must have weak ones!

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Thu 08-Aug-13 19:06:54

You put me to shame!
I find those hard and the push ups. Other than that I'm coping OK with L1 I think...

SneezySnatcher Thu 08-Aug-13 19:26:57

Day 2 of level 2 done and I really wanted to cry! How does she come up with these things?! Really feeling it in my arms, which is good as I want them to firm up a bit!

TwentyTinyToes Thu 08-Aug-13 19:42:38

Iced that is impressive! Sneezy it's my arms that really ache too, although i am not as far along as you. It's my arms and legs that ache the most, in fact it's my middle i would like to slim down not my legs (although not complaining!).

Have no idea what my weights are, they are just the bar DP uses with the bits that you screw on to keep the weights on attached but no actual weights. Heavy enough for me though.

Must get a sports bra at the weekend too, still breastfeeding DD and those jumping jacks are a killer.

RippingYarns Thu 08-Aug-13 20:38:00

i have to wear 2 bras blush, badly fitting (too small cup) under sport bra

it really helps me with butt kicks if i'm not struggling to control the frontage grin

IcedCoffeeQueen Thu 08-Aug-13 21:24:46

I still cant do a full pressup not even 1! I have to do the modified ones Im obviously not very strong, those raise up to the eyes ones are truly horrible though, I noticed when I done level 2 there is a similar one called the v raise I think its even harder!

realllly struggling with food tonight though im starving and want buttery toast!

MrsMcGregor Thu 08-Aug-13 21:59:12

I'm hopeless at press-ups but tell myself that something is better than nothing. Right?

Iced - am mega impressed.
Frances - I know what you mean, definitely not 20 mins. The kids lay in this morning so it was after 10 before I got breakfast cleared and got to Shred. Then someone landed t the door and by the time I was showered it was lunchtime .... can't be having that every day.

bionic77 Thu 08-Aug-13 22:44:52

Day 6 done ( I did it around 7pm but only just posting now). My resolved wavered today and I found myself tucking into a scone with cream and jamblush, it was lovely.

Well done Frances for getting back on it. It is tempting when you miss a day or two of exercise or a diet to never get back to it so well done. i know I won't be able to do it on Monday as staying with the PIL, they wouldn't understand. So I'm going to start level 2 on Tuesday and try and focus on stepping up a level.

Twenty I don't know where I'd be without my sports bra (breast feeding too)

Anyway well done guys and thank you for keeping me motivated to Shred.

wallpaperaddict Fri 09-Aug-13 09:05:38

Morning shredders! Great that everuone is sticking with it and doing so well! Nice to see you back with us Francis! I'm just about to do day 9. I weighed myself this morning and I have lost 1lb since Sunday! I appreciate that it's nothing really but the difference to my midsection since starting is amazing, much trimmer and my legs now have huge muscles!

RippingYarns Fri 09-Aug-13 09:10:34

Morning wallpaper

I'm about to shred, I'm feeling awesome and can see a real difference in my shoulders and mid section. Can't call it a waist yet :-D

wallpaperaddict Fri 09-Aug-13 09:49:44

Hi ripping! That's me done for today. It was a bit much today, I don't feel 100%,I think I may be getting a cold. I didn't want to miss a day for fear I'd just give up!

I did proper press ups today which I am amazed at! Never been able to do those before, I'd been doing the knee ones up until today. blush

MrsMcGregor Fri 09-Aug-13 10:41:21

Well done with the weight loss and Day 9 press-up Wallpaper.

I've just done day 5. I am really unfit and so struggle most with the cardio - I hate jumping jacks with a passion. If I remember correctly from when I did it past year, there are none in L2. Going to be difficult to fit it in tomorrow as we've got to go uniform shopping but I know I must!

TwentyTinyToes Fri 09-Aug-13 10:46:06

Wow, how brilliant that you can see results. Did day 4 earlier and i have to say i think it was a little bit easier, the cardio certainly was. My legs are agony but otherwise i feel ok.

Good luck everyone with the shredding!

TwentyTinyToes Fri 09-Aug-13 10:53:07

What is everyone wearing on their feet? I have been doing it barefoot but read that i should be wearing trainers. My choice of footwear is converse, winter boots, gladiator sandals or walking boots hmm so i opted for the converse. Shall i add trainers to my, shopping list?

Go MrsMcGregar well done, i HATE those bloody lunges towards the end with the weights at eye level.

RippingYarns Fri 09-Aug-13 10:57:02

I managed about 5 whole press ups but I can fit in 30+ half ones so I'll stick to those while I build up my strength :-D

Good luck to everyone for today!

RippingYarns Fri 09-Aug-13 11:00:43

Twenty, you should be wearing running shoes, but converse is better than nothing.

please don't do it in bare feet, you really are at risk of serious damage to your knees, ankles and even risk broken toes during the cardio moves

TwentyTinyToes Fri 09-Aug-13 11:44:16

Thanks, running shoes it is then.

Ripping well done on the press ups smile

niceupthedance Fri 09-Aug-13 12:48:34

Twenty I have a really ugly pair of running shoes which were in the sale for £20 - gym and shredding use only!

I'm having to take a day off today due to unexpected hangover. Oh dear! The sides of my chest are really hurting today though, could that be from chest flies? They feel so easy at the time!

SneezySnatcher Fri 09-Aug-13 14:01:24

Twenty I wear running shoes too. I'm alternating shred with c25k, so they are being well used!

I weighed myself today and I've lost a stone in four weeks (bear in mind DS is 16 weeks, so lots is probably fluid from pregnancy). I am now lighter than I was before my first pregancy almost four years ago. I'm pretty much at goal weight now, so I'm going to up the calories to maintenance level but keep on with the shred and running to tone up (and because I enjoy it).

Day 3 of L2 done today. I am starting to see a tiny bit of definition on my stomach, which is amazing. Shame about the c-section scar though sad.

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Fri 09-Aug-13 14:58:04

well done on the weight loss wallpaper and SNeezy! Sneezy, it's so early, surely your scar will fade loads?
Glad it's not just me who has noticed she sneaks in a few extra mins here and there - they should just call it the half hour shred grin
I was back on it this morning. I can't remember - what cardio do they do in L2? I know L3 is pretty much the same as L1, but holding the weights!

IcedCoffeeQueen Fri 09-Aug-13 15:10:32

Day 9 of level 1 DONE! plus 30 mins of davina intense too. Feeling abit demotivated at the moment, I took pics on day one and some today (ok I know its only been 9 days) but no changes, although I started my period today so im hoping I may be bloated, wishful!

im having a day off tomorrow as im out the house from early til late and ive not had a rest day this week, will finish level 1 on Sunday and start level 2 on Monday!

SneezySnatcher Fri 09-Aug-13 21:44:43

Frances I know it'll probably fade but I find it hard to look at the scar as it reminds me of the tough birth (placental abruption, crash section, 5 days in hospital). Had a NVD with DD so was expecting the same. Plus it's a little bit of vanity grin. It seems a shame to have a toned stomach and then feel self conscious in a bikini because of my scar! I'm sure I'll get over it!

IcedCoffeeQueen Fri 09-Aug-13 21:56:54

I have definitely done some damage, foot started hurting again tonight after a wander around shops, top of foot, ankle and spreading right up my shin, I cant tilt my foot upwards at all sad really hope this doesn't set me back to much!

sorry to hear you had such a tough birth sneezy, im sure the scar will fade well though, dh had a horrific scar after an operation, raised red and bumpy but over the last 2 years it settled very well and barely noticeable now.

RippingYarns Fri 09-Aug-13 22:01:27

Ice, Get some ice/frozen Veg on that ankle and maybe an elastic support sock to wear while you're exercising but even for walking until it's recovered.

And no shredding until it's moving properly again

wallpaperaddict Fri 09-Aug-13 22:51:46

Just catching up with the thread and had to say sneezy you are amazing! Shredding 16 wks after a birth like that! Good on you. And your scar will fade for sure, it just takes time. Don't be self conscience in your bikini-rock that bikini!

iced sounds like your foot needs a break. A couple of days rest is called for I think. As ripping says, ice. It'll get any swelling down. We'll be here still when your fit again! Hope it feels better soon.

bionic77 Fri 09-Aug-13 23:53:33

I'm having a day off too, although it is almost Saturday now. I had a 4 hour drive north which took 5 with stopping to feed DS and then stopping as DH was hungry! Now we are here and I've just finished all the little jobs I had to do and get DS to bed there were just not enough hours in Friday to fit it all in. Never mind back on it tomorrow with a vengeance!

Well done Sneezy on the weight loss and doing the Shred after that birth, it's not great when you expect everything to go normally and it doesn't - my DH said it was the most barbaric thing he'd ever been through and he doesn't know if he could go through it again ha ha try being the one doing it!! It was worth it in the end - try thinking of your scar as a war wound worn with pride!

Well done shreddies see you tomorrow.

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Sat 10-Aug-13 06:19:15

SOrry to hear about your tough birth sneezy sad
Iced, hope the foot is feeling better soon
Probable day off for me...maybe. See how I feel in half an hour or so

wallpaperaddict Sat 10-Aug-13 11:36:24

Morning everyone, is nobody shredding today?! I've just completed day 10 of L1! Yay! Pushed myself really hard today in readiness for L2. Worn out now!

iced how that foot of yours today?

RippingYarns Sat 10-Aug-13 12:11:58

Afternoon all

L1D10 complete <air punch>

Going out to get heavier weights for L2 - bring it on!

Ice, hope you're resting and sneezy, take is easy on yourself - you're fabulous smile

You moving up to 2 tomorrow, wallpaper?

TwentyTinyToes Sat 10-Aug-13 12:12:17

Day 5 completed! Was definitely easier although still tough obviously. Cannot do the press ups still, even the modified version. Think my stomach looks a bit slimmer, or it might just be i think it does because i have been exercising but either way i am happy.

Well done wallpaper, good luck with L2! I haven't even dared look yet.

Sneezy sorry to hear you had a tough birth, sounds difficult, am sure your scar will fade over time, along with the memories.

Iced how is your foot? Hope it is feeling better.

TwentyTinyToes Sat 10-Aug-13 12:13:33

Go Ripping grin

wallpaperaddict Sat 10-Aug-13 13:57:46

Hi ripping! Yes I am moving up to level two tomorrow! I am slightly scared, I'm going to watch it later when DC are in bed and prepare myself! Well done on completing L1!

twenty thanks for the good luck wishes! Now that you've got to day 5 you'll start to find it easier, I know I did!

I am pleased as I managed to do all proper press ups today-DH was watching and was amazed! I took photos of myself at the start so today took another set for end of L1. I am astounded at the difference! Much less lumpy and bumpy, I even have some definition on my stomach. Sadly though where my tummy is sort of pulling up and in I now have really unsightly stretch marks. sad I had 2 really big babies so my tummy was stretched to the extreme. Up until now they were tucked under my little pouch bit! On the positive at least it's showing that the workout is having the desired effect! I look forward to taking more pictures in 10 days after completing level 2!

RippingYarns Sat 10-Aug-13 14:02:02

Wallpaper, I too had large babies, two over 9lb so also sport what used to be called a widows apron at home refer to as my pouch - like a kangaroo!

There is lots of core work in L2, you're bound to see a difference again very soon.

RippingYarns Sat 10-Aug-13 14:02:26

Wallpaper, I too had large babies, two over 9lb so also sport what used to be called a widows apron but I refer to as my pouch - like a kangaroo!

There is lots of core work in L2, you're bound to see a difference again very soon.

wallpaperaddict Sat 10-Aug-13 14:18:41

Snap ripping! Both mine were over 9lb and I call it my "pouch"! Looking forward to the core work then, not wink

IcedCoffeeQueen Sat 10-Aug-13 20:29:55

hello everyone, disappointed im not shredding today, foot is still sore, its ok to walk around on now but still sore to flex my foot up or downwards and if I put pressure on the top. Been out since early today, not long home, diet not been good had a cake and a bar of choc plus a dinner of sausage and chips! feeling bloated and guilty now, really need to get back to it soon as possible.

SneezySnatcher Sun 11-Aug-13 07:11:39

Good luck to those of you starting L2 today!

I did day 3 of level 2 yesterday. It seems to be getting easier and I didn't feel the need to vomit! I find it much harder than L1 though, especially the chair squats with V raises!! shock

Won't be shredding tonight as I'm alternating with C25K and tonight is a 5k run, but back at it tomorrow!

Thank you for your kind words about my scar/birth. Surprisingly I've found it much easier to recover from this birth/pregnancy than DD's straightforward birth. I think I was so determined to put it behind me it has given me the motivation to get back to normal physically as quickly as possible. I wore a pair of jeans yesterday that I bought when I was 19 and at uni. DH is impressed with my thriftiness grin.

RippingYarns Sun 11-Aug-13 07:57:48

Morning, shreddies!

I'm really scared of moving up, maybe I'll stay on L1 but use the heavier weights all the way through?

wallpaperaddict Sun 11-Aug-13 09:31:29

ripping you can do it! We've come this far!
I've decided that I'm going to try L2, if it really is too much, I'll go back for a few more days of L1 then try again.

RippingYarns Sun 11-Aug-13 10:13:06

So I phoned it in sad

The muscles up one side of my throat started to ping when I did the backwards arm warm up sad

RippingYarns Sun 11-Aug-13 10:14:16

But did D11L1 but with 1.5kg weights all the way through :-D

wallpaperaddict Sun 11-Aug-13 11:13:04

Oh my goodness. I did it. Yay! But it was hard work and I had to stop to take my asthma meds but I carried on and finished it. Don't think I've ever been so hot in my life!

ripping good on you for giving it a shot, no harm in upping the game on L1 before moving on! Just because its called 30 day shred doesn't mean it can't be 6 week/3 month/whatever shred! You're still exercising and that's the important bit!

RippingYarns Sun 11-Aug-13 11:22:18

Fantastic! Wallpaper, you're flying!

I'm going to do this same level all week and start L2 next Monday, I can have the 37 day shred :-D

wallpaperaddict Sun 11-Aug-13 11:41:55

37 day shred sounds good! See you here tomorrow then! wink

MrsMcGregor Sun 11-Aug-13 14:20:11

Well done Wallpaper.

Iced - how is your foot today? Hope it's feeling better.

Sneezy - 16 weeks post birth? I take my hat off to you!

Well, I didn't have time to exercise yesterday morning and felt really ill after lunch so had a nice snooze instead grin! However, Day 6, Level 1 completed today.

Someone unthread mentioned doing 30 of the half press-ups? O.M.G. I manage 15 first time around and 10 second time before I give up!

wallpaperaddict Sun 11-Aug-13 14:59:39

Thanks mrs! Well done on day 6!

I've caught some sort of exercise bug-just back from a cycle ride with my toddler in a bike trailer behind me!

iced how is your foot today?

bionic77 Sun 11-Aug-13 17:40:01

Well done shreddies I'm very impressed with everyone's efforts the support on here is fab. I'm a bit frustrated as I've missed 3 days and can't wait to get back on it. I'm currently in the car driving to in laws so the earliest I can see me getting back on it is Tuesday. We'll have done close on 400 miles in the last 3 days so feel like we are always travelling at the moment.

I might see if I can do some weights later tonight just don't fancy doing star jumps with the in laws downstairs lest they think an elephant is pounding on the ceiling!!

Keep going everyone I can't wait to recapture my 'exercise high'.

bionic77 Sun 11-Aug-13 17:40:15

Well done shreddies I'm very impressed with everyone's efforts the support on here is fab. I'm a bit frustrated as I've missed 3 days and can't wait to get back on it. I'm currently in the car driving to in laws so the earliest I can see me getting back on it is Tuesday. We'll have done close on 400 miles in the last 3 days so feel like we are always travelling at the moment.

I might see if I can do some weights later tonight just don't fancy doing star jumps with the in laws downstairs lest they think an elephant is pounding on the ceiling!!

Keep going everyone I can't wait to recapture my 'exercise high'.

bionic77 Sun 11-Aug-13 17:40:33

Oops twice!

SneezySnatcher Sun 11-Aug-13 18:26:32

bionic it's so frustrating when you want to exercise but can't! I think weights sounds like a good idea. The benefit of the repetitiveness of the shred is that, even if you can't get to a TV, you can do a rough approximation of it from memory!

TwentyTinyToes Sun 11-Aug-13 19:38:05

Hey all, well done to those that have shredded today and hope those that want to, manage to shred soon.

I have had a rest day today, we have had a houseful all day so have not managed to fit it in. Have kind of missed it confused most unlike me. I have walked for about 3 hours though so that should just about cancel out the fish and chip lunch and enormous piece of cake with cream i have eaten today! Never mind, i eat sensibly in the week so a treat is fine at the weekend (so i tell myself anyway).

Good luck everyone, see you all back here tomorrow.

IcedCoffeeQueen Sun 11-Aug-13 19:50:39

Hi everyone well done on everyone still shredding!

foots still sore sad been wearing a support bandage today, it has eased some but still uncomfortable, that's 2 days off I've had and REALLY hoping to do something tomorrow, diet been terrible today again too sadly.

wallpaperaddict Sun 11-Aug-13 20:40:52

Hello everyone! Nice to see everyone reporting in, whether they've managed to shred or not! Great that we are here supporting each other!
I am really beginning to feel the effects of L2 this evening! I am kinda hoping my cycling had helped to keep loose, but my transverse abs-the "pooch" as Jillian calls it, is feeling very achey!
This week I'm busy with days out and family so may be shredding earlier in the morning, but I'll still be dropping by to see how everyone's getting on!

bionic some weights work sounds like a good compromise!
iced sorry your foot is still sore. Perhaps you could just do some ab work, chest flys etc until you're fit again?
twenty your lunch sounded delicious! Very jealous envy grin
See you all tomorrow!

IcedCoffeeQueen Sun 11-Aug-13 20:44:12

yep I will definitely be doing something tomorrow, will see how I go

lifesgreatquestions Sun 11-Aug-13 22:05:23

Hi, can I join you? I gained two stone last year and have only recently decided to do something about it. I'm on day 1 of level two. I'm sore and have hurt my Achilles tendon but I'm pressing on. I do it first thing 6:30 or 7. At first I was eating a lot of crap, my basic diet is good but I like chocolate and was having too much. I've managed to go two days without it and am thinking of doing a one day on one day off approach to chocolate. What do you guys think?

RippingYarns Sun 11-Aug-13 22:17:36

Hello and welcome!

If you're in pain other than aching afterwards I wonder if you should get over the injury before continuing? While not trying to put pressure on your bad ankle you could overwork another part of your body and end up hurting that too.

Cutting out the chocolate has to help though, good to see you here smile

wallpaperaddict Sun 11-Aug-13 22:18:44

Hi lifesgreatquestions and welcome to our little shredding support group! I completed Day 1 of L2 this morning, boy am I feeling it tonight!
Regarding your chocolate question, I'm not sure I'm much help as I'm not really a fan of chocolate, I can go a month without even thinking about it. I'd say that one day on, one day off seems a good start though, over a week it's halving the amount! I guess that's ok as long as you eat well the rest of the time!

TwentyTinyToes Mon 12-Aug-13 06:13:29

Hi lifesgreatquestions and welcome. I echo the comment about injury, i think i would rest it until it felt better because i would be worried about hurting something else. With regard to the chocolate question, i have cut out all sweet stuff and crisps Monday to Friday and i have stopped snacking between meals. At the weekends i have a treat or two. I feel this is more realistic than not eating it at all.

Right, back on it this morning, sort of looking forward to it. Good luck everyone!

TwentyTinyToes Mon 12-Aug-13 07:35:36

L1day 6 competed, definitely easier today.

lifesgreatquestions Mon 12-Aug-13 08:22:32

Thanks for the welcome! As for my Achilles heel, I did rest it all day yesterday, between that and my knees I was hobbling but resting all day helped and things were much improved when I woke up this morning. l2d2! Thanks for your comments about diet. I think my diet is fairly regular but I think I'm going to concentrate on meal times, and keep a record of what I eat, I did that for the first time yesterday and it helped with the end of day cravings! Twenty I certainly found things easier by day 6 and it was nice to have those few days before L2 of feeling stronger before moving up and struggling again.

RippingYarns Mon 12-Aug-13 08:48:29

Glad your heel is better, life and we'll done to you and twenty for getting today's session in already!

Has anyone got any suggestions for gentle neck strengthening exercises? It's always been my weak point, and although going through L1 with 1.5kg weights is fine for me, I'd like to do some work in anticipation of L2 smile

lifesgreatquestions Mon 12-Aug-13 09:51:50

Thanks Ripping, I was relieved when I got up this morning and it wasn't so uncomfortable. I did have it on a hot water bottle most of the day yesterday! I've got another easy day today so am hoping will be back to normal by tomorrow minus the resulting discomfort from shredding at a new level! (btw injury was from long walk not shred!)

Have you done the shred before and know what to anticipate? I feel it much more in my upper body, (hell, all over really) but it's working the upper body more than L1 did. I don't have any suggestions but it's good you're planning for it.

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Mon 12-Aug-13 10:52:59

Hi everyone!
Iced, so sorry to hear your foot is still injured sad
Welcome lifes! I too am addicted to chocolate and your idea sounds really good actually. I've given up chocolate before but the idea of a life without chocolate actually depresses me (no using the words "addicted" and "depresses" lightly btw). I'd definitely be up for that - can we coordinate? Only thing is, if you planned to start today, I've...ahem...already had 15g. blush

bionic, my arms are my weakest point and I've been trying to build them up. One thing I've started doing is arm raises in the corner of the kitchen where two workbenches meet iyswim. So support your entire weight with your arms almost straight and then slowly lower and raise. Can be done in any kitchen and I really feel it the next day when I''ve done ten grin

On another issue, is anyone also calorie counting? I made some lentil soup this morning and all the ones I can find on MFP say that one serving is about 150 cals shock. That can't be right surely? I've logged all my food for the day and it totals under 500 cals! That includes the 3 squares of chocolate and the single haribo heart. I am such a willpowerless child.

MrsMcGregor Mon 12-Aug-13 11:20:26

Morning Fellow Shredders. Day 7 of Level 1 complete despite a multitude of interruptions! For some reason, I really felt the muscles in my shoulder blades after yesterday's session .... must have pushed myself harder than usual!

Iced - sorry your foot isn't much improved. Hope the rest will help quickly.
Life - chocolate is my weak point too. Haven't lost anything on the scales but I'm 5'7" and 133lbs so don't think I need to. However, I really really need to lose my tummy, tone and strengthen and improve my cardiovascular fitness. Big sighs cos I don't enjoy exercise! grin
Frances - my arms are weak too. I'll try your exercise, it sounds great.
Bionic - enjoy your trip. You'll be no time getting back into it.

I know I've missed some people - sorry and Hi!!

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Mon 12-Aug-13 11:21:32

Well done MrsM grin

wallpaperaddict Mon 12-Aug-13 11:30:25

Morning everyone! Well done to all those who have shredded this morning. I completed L2D2, felt more at ease today as I knew what to expect but it is still so hard! Anyone else finding themselves really hungry since starting the shred?! I'm trying so hard to not eat junk, have protein with meals and only fruit or water between meals. It's counterproductive to start eating more though!

lifesgreatquestions Mon 12-Aug-13 12:37:45

Frances I've had two chocolate free days so could have some today for the sake of having some support! (not because I want itblush) And I am calorie counting, I just started yesterday. Your 500 calorie 1st half to the day sounds like a good start!

MrsM, you're the size I should be (same height). I remember having a tummy then, now I think surely I just needed to tone it rather than lose it? My tummy is firmer now on day 12 then it ever was when I was your size! All those crunches you're doing will add up, and they get harder in L2.

Hey *Wallpaper", we're at the same point in the 30 day shred. Those things where you go from standing to walk it out to a plank into press ups is a killer. And I have to do the easiest parts of all the plank exercises, what's the worst thing for you?

As the morning has worn on, having shredded 5 hours ago, my upper back, lower neck and shoulders are really settling into some aching, I struggle a bit to pull up my leggings!

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Mon 12-Aug-13 12:42:48

If you can avoid chocolate today, do so! I will start with my first day off tomorrow

Sirzy Mon 12-Aug-13 15:14:56

I am using the "lots to lose" thread to get me through the diet, so I think I need this one to help me keep going with the shred. I am determined to get to 30 days - only on day 2 so far!

SybilRamkin Mon 12-Aug-13 15:22:57

Greetings fellow Shredders! I've just started doing this, I'm on day 4. It's a killer, but hoping to get some good results.

wallpaperaddict Mon 12-Aug-13 15:49:05

Hi to sirzy and sybil and welcome!

Hey life those plank to situps were a killer today, but the plank jacks take the biscuit! I am trying to follow Natalie where I can but I find myself reverting from time to time to following Anita! Its either that or pass out!!!!

RippingYarns Mon 12-Aug-13 17:13:23

have you gargled your heart yet, wallpaper grin

have found some neck exercises, DD is looking at me like hmm but what does she know wink

welcome to the new shreddies - good to see you here grin

wallpaperaddict Mon 12-Aug-13 18:12:49

That gargled your heart comment makes me feel ill! I can't help imagining it both times she has said it! shock

What neck exercises have you found ripping? I must admit that the neck rolls and backwards windmills upsets an old injury I have a bit. Be good to know how to keep in all loose!

I went out on another bike ride this afternoon, think its helping to keep moving.

RippingYarns Mon 12-Aug-13 18:20:14
IcedCoffeeQueen Mon 12-Aug-13 22:12:34

Hi everyone got back on it today, foot not completely better but wore a support bandage while working out. Finished day 10 of the shred, followed by 25 mins of davina super fit, then 15 mins of intense abs felt fab afterwards. Starting Level 2 of the shred tomorrow!

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Tue 13-Aug-13 06:48:37

Wow that's brilliant, I am in awe!
Well today is my day off chocolate, am I allowed to go back to bed and get up when it's Wednesday?

TwentyTinyToes Tue 13-Aug-13 08:01:37

Bloody hell iced that is amazing! Good luck Francis with the chocolate ban. Hi to everyone else, old and new! Good luck everyone.

Day 7, level 1 completed with 1kg weights too!

SPBisResisting Tue 13-Aug-13 09:35:31

Thanks (Frances here with a chocolate resisting name change grin)
Well done on completing day7!

RippingYarns Tue 13-Aug-13 09:38:36

I knew you sounded familiar!

Come on then, shred?

SPBisResisting Tue 13-Aug-13 09:47:56

Shred done with my teo little helpers smile
How's everyone else getting on?

RippingYarns Tue 13-Aug-13 10:07:17

Have got the scaffolding in place and just about to do day 13

Anyone seen wallpaper around today?

MrsMcGregor Tue 13-Aug-13 10:33:12

Hi to sirzy and Sybil

Wow Wallpaper - you put me to shame!

Ripping - I started L2 last year but can't recall the detail .... perhaps it's best that way! grin

I've just done Day 8. Went up to 1.5kg on the chest flies (the lying down exercise in circuit 3) - I reverted to 1kg after day 1 last week when I couldn't manage the 1.5kg so am really pleased to see an improvement.

Good luck today everyone! Now I'm off to get on with the rest of my day!

wallpaperaddict Tue 13-Aug-13 13:22:06

Hello everyone! I thought I'd updated with efforts for today but my post is not here! Goodness knows what I did!
Anyway, I completed my 3rd day of L2, my legs are sore today so I've got to be honest, I'm still finding it hard!
I don't think I'll cycle today, think I need a rest!

Good luck chocolate resisters! You can do it! If its any consolation, on day 1 I stopped having 2 sugars in my tea, down to half. It was grim to start but I don't notice now! That initial craving does wear off!

ripping how did you get on today?

RippingYarns Tue 13-Aug-13 13:28:48

glad you have returned, wallpaper, was beginning to worry you'd exercised yourself into a hole grin and it sounds as if you almost have shock i'd die if i did as much as you blush

i'm def going to stick to L1 until next monday, with the extra weights + neck exercises this is good, i can feel added movement already and we're going to be away Sat/Sunday and not sure if i'll be shredding at the normal time, so not a good idea to move up yet i think

my upper chest is flatter now, still no sign of any abs showing, but i think i've got about 6mths of work to do on those grin

wallpaperaddict Tue 13-Aug-13 14:46:27

Hi ripping! Sounds like a good plan moving up on Monday. I'm glad the neck exercises are helping and getting some extra movement going.

I've been gardening since lunchtime. I've managed to hurt my Achilles' tendon, whilst trying to pull really embedded brambles out alongside the conservatory! I will be gutted if I can't shred tomorrow, I was thinking cheerfully earlier that thurs will be my 15th day-half way through the shred!!! I'm going to literally sit down for the rest of the afternoon, DH is home now so he can "herd" my toddler!

I don't think you'll ever see abs on me, too much skin, but at least now it's more just loose skin rather than a layer of flabbiness! I actually have bicep muscles now, and huge thigh muscles! Can anyone else see a difference?!

IcedCoffeeQueen Tue 13-Aug-13 16:49:12

Level 2 day 1 done! pulled out the old steps dvd too and done the aerobic section the combat section and the target and tone, worked out for 1hr 20 in total - feeling determined. Not really seeing any results though sad will keep with it!

wallpaperaddict Tue 13-Aug-13 16:57:22

Well done iced that's loads of exercise! Good on yer!

IcedCoffeeQueen Tue 13-Aug-13 16:59:57

thanks, I don't really do much else activity wise most days so try and cram as much as I can in, cant wait to finish the shred and see if there is any results to show of

Sirzy Tue 13-Aug-13 17:31:14

day 3 of level 1 done. Still feeling ok except for slightly achy thighs.

Also done the wii fit this morning and may be really good and try to do more tonight.

lifesgreatquestions Tue 13-Aug-13 18:02:00

How are you getting on Frances! Thinking of reporting in here did keep me on my toes re the chocolate and I am looking forward to tomorrow's chocolate! (oops, gotta run, back in a minute)

lifesgreatquestions Tue 13-Aug-13 18:24:21

That gargling the heart business by the way makes me thirsty. Weird. I'm doing this first thing before going to work and today was so busy that I feel shattered, I might be in bed by 8!

Ooh, Wallpaper that is painful, I've just recently had that!

Hi, would you mind if I joined?

I've just done level 1 day 3 smile

I've started about 3 times and never made it past day 4. I need some motivating and arse kicking to get it done

wallpaperaddict Tue 13-Aug-13 20:12:17

Hi glenthebattleostrich! Welcome, the more the merrier! Well done on making it to Day 3, keep up the good work! I found Day 4 really tough, but from Day 5 things get that little bit easier! wink

Glad to hear it. I may need someone to come to my house and force me to do it by then!! Or bribe me with gin

SPBisResisting Tue 13-Aug-13 22:38:31

Hi glen, cool name grin

lifes I made it! one full day without chocolate. You sound like you can manage it no problem grin

TwentyTinyToes Wed 14-Aug-13 09:14:52

That was tough, day 8, level 1, with 1kg weights completed. Dreading level 2. Good luck everyone shredding today and those abstaining from the sweet stuff. Personally i could do with this wine

IcedCoffeeQueen Wed 14-Aug-13 09:26:14

Finding this thread very helpful always helps to know your not in it alone, will be day 2 of level 2 today when I get the chance. Im finding not snacking in the evenings the hardest part! im absolutely starving come 8-9pm and just want biscuits!

wallpaperaddict Wed 14-Aug-13 09:37:30

Morning, I'll be shredding shortly, but had to have breakfast as I was so hungry. Letting that settle!

iced I know what you mean about evening snacks. Last night I caved and had a bagel as I was so hungry. I think it was being out in the fresh air all afternoon working in the garden! I still came in very close to my calorie goal on MFP so I don't feel too bad! Everything else I ate yesterday was healthy though!

lifesgreatquestions Wed 14-Aug-13 10:20:46

Hi Glen, how's day 4?!!! I also found it much easier after day 5, so tomorrow should be better!

Spb, it's easy enough in the sense that I've made a firm commitment to make improvements I've got a family reunion in 7 weeks, lots of people I haven't seen since gaining 2.5 stone.

I've also started closing the kitchen to me at 7, I eat dinner early so I load up and shut it down!

My DVD arrived today. Now I've spent money, I'm going to have to use it aren't I? confused Need to buy a sports bra though...that will buy me a few more days...

MrsMcGregor Wed 14-Aug-13 16:11:13

Hi all. I haven't shredded today - was out all morning and DT's and I are having a special girls afternoon/evening with DVDs and some sweet treats! Really must try to find time tomorrow although it's a genuinely busy day.

Well done all of you for shredding today!

IcedCoffeeQueen Wed 14-Aug-13 16:49:42

Im done, same routine as yesterday feeling it just now especially across my back, going to be tempted tonight cause dh is having some beers and nibbles to watch the football!

Sirzy Wed 14-Aug-13 16:54:05

Level 4 day 1 done. Actually really enjoying it!

RippingYarns Wed 14-Aug-13 17:52:08


i haven't done today's session, just not had the time or space and now i'm home and not in the right frame of mind for it at all

will say though i'm really annoyed at myself for not doing it this morning and now my arms are starting to ache shock this is why the shred works isn't it? constant pressure/work on your muscles so you don't give them the chance to hurt grin

thank you all for posting here today, it's helped me realise how important it is thanks

tomorrow i'm back on it with renewed vigour and energy. might even do it twice to make up smile

wallpaperaddict Wed 14-Aug-13 18:41:31

Hello everyone! I shredded this morning, so that's day 4 level 2 done. I found it quite hard today, although mostly because my DD was under my feet, dragging my weights off etc! I should get up before everyone shouldn't i?!

Well done Sirzy and Iced! Hope everyone who's missed today will be back tomorrow with renewed vigour! I need you to keep me going! I will be half way through my 30 days tomorrow-I'm amazed I've stuck with it this far. It's purely down to the encouragement and support fron everyone here so thanks you guys!

peppermint welcome, look forward to you joining in with us once your DVD arrives! Do you know you will need hand weights? I started off with bottles of water, others with cans of beans so not imperative but obviously easier to hold!

Hope to see everyone back again tomorrow! grin

Level 1 day 4 done. I actually managed to follow Natalie for about 3 minutes too, I literally kicked my own arse grin

Try every morning to get it out of the way but DD has other ideas. Apparently it is fun to jump at Mummy when she is doing her jumping!!

It is hard to motivate to do it in the evening but so far so good, and this thread is ace at getting me to do it.. I find that doing it at night I'm too stiff to go to the biscuit tin and DH refuses to go for me, the git.

I'm using beans at the minute, ordering some hand weights though this week as (dare I say it) I'm finding some of the arm exercises to easy.

lifesgreatquestions Wed 14-Aug-13 20:59:55

I came on and chatted and forgot to report in! I did level two day four. My knees are shattered and I loathe level two but I've had worse experiences in life. I'm premenstrual now so holding my boobs a lot during the jumping bits, feeling bloated and getting loads of massive spots which I blame on all the extra sweating. I'm due to go up to level three round about when I'm due so am really hoping I prefer level three as much as everyone else!

SPBisResisting Thu 15-Aug-13 07:23:26

Ripping, are you doing it today?
The rest of you sound like you're doing really well.
I am struggling to bother this morning but I must as tomorrow will be a day off (food-wise though will try to shred).

TwentyTinyToes Thu 15-Aug-13 07:58:00

Day 9, level 1 completed. Level 2 is worryingly close. Good luck everyone.

milk Thu 15-Aug-13 08:30:35

Day 1: OUCH!!!! My legs feel so heavy- I just want to cut them off!

Hello smile With a BMI of 22.51 I'm not here for weight loss, but I've been feeling a little depressed lately and I thought an exercise programme might be the kick in the butt I need to cheer me up smile

SPBisResisting Thu 15-Aug-13 08:33:57

Good for you milk smile Which level are you doing? What's your favourite Jillian-ism?

milk Thu 15-Aug-13 08:37:40

Level 1, I can't even imagine doing level 2 and 3 after doing 1 shock

As for my favourite Jillian-ism, when I do it again tomorrow I'll listen more carefully smile

OMG How good does a hot shower feel after working out!!! grin

SPBisResisting Thu 15-Aug-13 08:42:14

I know!
Right, off to do level 1 now - will be kicking myself in the butt quite literally grin

RippingYarns Thu 15-Aug-13 08:43:19

Morning, shreddies!

I will be shredding today, seem to have a cold though so glad I'm sticking to L1

Well done Twenty and hi milk

I'm not doing it for weight loss (although some will say I should be) but also love the natural high you get from exercise - I feel terrible because I missed yesterday :-O

milk Thu 15-Aug-13 08:45:02

RippingYarns Not doing it yesterday will give you an extra incentive to work harder today smile

milk Thu 15-Aug-13 08:45:19

Bet that was your plan all along :P

wallpaperaddict Thu 15-Aug-13 09:17:21

Morning everyone! I will shortly be shredding, level 2 day 5, officially 15 days of shredding! I am amazed, I'm half way through!!!!

Sorry to hear you've got a cold ripping hope you manage to shred.

Hi milk, I think you will find a big improvement to your feelings through exercise, I certainly have. I suffer with anxiety and the shred has really helped me to keep a lid on things. It was one of the reasons I decided to give it a go-so glad I did.

Well done twenty nearly at Level 2!

wallpaperaddict Thu 15-Aug-13 10:11:39

That's me done! I've got to be honest, I really am beginning to get fed up with level 2. It's getting boring. I had a sneak peak at level 3 after today's workout and had a go at some of the exercises. I think it looks so much better than L2 and I liked the exercises I had a go at! Oh well only 5 days to go sad

RippingYarns Thu 15-Aug-13 11:17:05

All done but that was bloody hard work!

If I'm going up and level on sunday I'd better do another session tonight I think - really regretting my day off yesterday.

I don't think I'll do 17 days on L2 ;)

wallpaperaddict Thu 15-Aug-13 11:32:07

Well gone ripping! You won't want to do L2 any longer than necessary, it's just not as enjoyable!

IcedCoffeeQueen Thu 15-Aug-13 11:46:35

I will be shredding after lunch only free time I have, I agree about level 2 being boring ive only done 2 days of it and its not very motivating, not sure how I will manage another 8 days of it before moving up, can you move up early?

wallpaperaddict Thu 15-Aug-13 12:40:17

iced I was wondering the same!

IcedCoffeeQueen Thu 15-Aug-13 12:42:37

those chair v raise things are evil! as well I cant do them sad

IcedCoffeeQueen Thu 15-Aug-13 15:52:54


lifesgreatquestions Thu 15-Aug-13 16:42:47

Day 15, level 2 day 5 done. I'm bored but committed. It feels like Wednesday, when I can move up, is ages away!

Level 1, Day 5 done smile

This is the longest I've managed so very proud of myself. Went to SW today and (despite not being very good food wise this week) I've lost 2lb. Very pleased with myself.

I measured myself at the start (37 inch waist, 40 inch hips) and am going to do the same at the start of each level and on day 30. Be interested to see the difference.

MrsMcGregor Fri 16-Aug-13 09:26:43

<creeps back in>

Morning Ladies! Day 9, Level 1 done. Phew! Missed two days and notice it. Went deeper into the squats/lunges this morning and feeling it already. Am going to stick with L1 for a while yet and not move to L2 after tomorrow.

Is everyone else noticing a difference in tone? My abs are definitely tighteninging - I see it on my waistbands! Yeah! Hope some of my spare tyre blush is being jiggled away grin.

Well done all of you for keeping it up and so good to hear of its effect on our mood too.

Have a good day all.

milk Fri 16-Aug-13 09:30:04

OMG My thighs have seized up!!! They are heavy as logs!!! ARGHHHHH!

What do I do? lol

RippingYarns Fri 16-Aug-13 09:36:34

Morning MrsM, I'm on day 15 of L1 - no way am I fit enough to move up, but I'm really enjoying what I'm doing so not putting myself under any pressure to move up yet.

My shoulders and upper chest are toned and my ankles are visible again. I think my arms are changing too. Like it said before it will take so much more for my abs to come into play, but I don't care, it's exercise that counts for me.

Good luck everyone for today's workout

wallpaperaddict Fri 16-Aug-13 09:52:09

Hello everyone! Well done to those who have already shredded today!

milk when my thighs felt heavy I found a brisk walk or bike ride helped to loosen them off!

I'm not shredding this morning!!!! I'm so bored with it that I'd rather go school uniform shopping! I will do it this evening though, I promise. I mean I'm on day 16, I can't give up now! wink

TwentyTinyToes Fri 16-Aug-13 09:58:17

Morning all.

My legs were agony yesterday, getting on the floor was really tricky and DS asked me on more than one occasion if "mummy broken" err yes! Might have a rest day today and do some yoga later instead. Or should i push through the discomfort?

I can definitely see an improvement, no idea what i weigh but squeezed into some prepregnancy jeans yesterday so it must be working.

Good luck everyone! MrsM are you moving up a level after 10 days? I will give level 2 a go but if too hard then may stick with level 1 a bit longer. milk are you shredding then?

Well done Ripping sounds like a great improvement and congratulations glen, wish i had weighed or measured myself before starting.

I agree this thread is very motivating reading of everyone's successes!

lifesgreatquestions Fri 16-Aug-13 11:06:56

Congratulations on the weight loss Glen! I was going to measure myself at each stage and then decided to wait to day 30 as I was worried I'd feel disillusioned if I didn't see a shift in stats so I'll be curious to know if your stats shift in the shorter spaces of time!

Welcome back MrsM! If I didn't have a 30 day goal I would be much choosier about what I was doing. I think when it's all over I'm going to wish I could cut and piece together the exercises I want to continue with!

Milk, hot bath? I've been taking walks everyday but I find that my legs are even more stiff after that and it isn't until I get home and into the tub that they return to a semblance of their former selves.

Wallpaper, you cannot give up, you're over the hump! I'm also bored, maybe we can look at it as just one of those things that has to be done rather than think about whether we will do it or not. So I brush my teeth, I poo, and I shred! None are enjoyable but all are things I just have to do!

Twenty, doing it every day and pushing through the discomfort does I think get results, and I have to say I usually feel better rather than worse (except for my knees which I think are now done with the shred), but a lot of people seem to benefit in different ways form taking a break too.

Thanks, I'm off for a walk this afternoon and will be shredding after that.

Also, back on the slimming world wagon this week so hopefully that will help the shrinking. Can't believe I've actually made it to half way through level one smile

BalloonSlayer Fri 16-Aug-13 12:09:05


Marking my place for later in the week.

Got back to shredding the day before yesterday and was VERY pleased with myself. That's L1 D1 done, yippeee!

Then yesterday I missed a step coming down the stairs and have twisted my sodding ankle, and hurt my back a bit. So I can't do any more for a while. sad And it was going so well too . . .

But I am determined to keep on going as soon as I can, hence the place-marking.


TwentyTinyToes Fri 16-Aug-13 12:35:31

Day 10 done, my legs are ruined.

BinksToEnlightenment Fri 16-Aug-13 13:50:02

Can I join in? I'm on day 5 of level 1. I did get up to day 2 of level 2 in July, but had to stop due to illness, so I restarted this week.

Today was my first day of 1k weights. Crumbs! It was tough.

IcedCoffeeQueen Fri 16-Aug-13 15:27:17

Ok day 14 done! half way mark tomorrow really feeling like I need a rest again and the weekends are always so difficult for me. Managed 30 mins of davinas target after todays shred, really struggled though my legs feel like they are made of lead when im working out and I struggle to keep them moving long before I feel ready to stop.

Im actually wondering how long its going to take to get the shape I want, my pouch/muffin top area is what I want to shrink its 35" just now im thinking 31ish will be much better but im under 9 stone now and it wont budge!

wallpaperaddict Fri 16-Aug-13 20:11:04

Hello everyone! Welcome to the newbies!

I am going to shred now, after making it this far I couldn't not do it! I've procrastinated long enough-amazing what I'd do to avoid shredding chutney making, bread making, school uniform shopping, oh and we must buy new pillows TODAY! Well now I'm out of excuses and feel bad anyway that I've not done it so I'm doing it. grin

Level 1, Day 6 done smile

You were all right, it did feel easier and I followed Natalie for a fair chunk of it - apart from the press ups and the last ab bit. Feeling pretty pleased with myself.

wallpaperaddict Fri 16-Aug-13 20:56:06

Well done glen!
Level 2 day 6 done. I pushed myself so hard today. Followed Nat for 95%! I will have to shred again in the evening tomorrow as we are out for the day and I won't get a chance first thing. I think the encouragement I needed was the fact that I measured my hips earlier-2 inches lost!!!

lifesgreatquestions Sat 17-Aug-13 11:26:58

Just writing in as I didn't shred first thing this morning and am worried that I now won't, so posting here should help! I had an uncharacteristically and unplanned "Big Night" full of high drama (of the comic variety) followed by more alcohol than I've had in years. Slept in, woke up and made a lasagne and ate half of the damn thing, for breakfast, who does that? confused Exercising on an empty stomach is sooo much easier, I'm dreading shredding.

Balloon, sounds painful, hope you have a fast recovery!

Twenty, I know the feeling, I've booked in my knee replacement surgery for 13 days from now!

Hi Binks! I hate my weights!

Icedcoffee, that's inspiring, perhaps I will follow my shred with more exercise...

Amazing Wallpaper! After today only 13 days to go!

wallpaperaddict Sat 17-Aug-13 14:02:18

life LASAGNE FOR BREAKFAST!!! <faints> grin

I haven't shredded yet, but purely because we had plans and I knew I couldn't fit it in. I will do it this evening, promise. I actually enjoyed it last night but only because DC were in bed and I could swear at the tv!

iced I am amazed how much you are doing! Don't wear yourself out! There's no way I'd manage another workout after shredding!

lifesgreatquestions Sat 17-Aug-13 15:08:25

I know, awful, to my credit I haven't eaten anything else yet today, not because I'm making up for it but because I'm still full!

I've shredded, was a pretty poor effort but it's done. Lying in bed this morning I seemed a little trimmer, my tummy has been rounded even when lying on my back and this morning it was much smaller and my hips seemed to be if not smaller then firmer, hard to tell which, or both. I'm anxious to take my measurements but am going to wait 13 more days.

Hope your shred later is a good one Wallpaper!

BinksToEnlightenment Sat 17-Aug-13 15:34:58

I moved up to level two today, after five days on level one. It was mega hard, but I managed most of Natalie's version and only swapped to smaller weights right at the very end because I was getting really shaky.

Level 1, day 7 done smile

Left DH supervising the toddler so only had 1 interruption! Binks I am hugely impressed, I'm dreading level 2.

Iced, you have inspired me, I'm going to try some yoga later too since I shredded early today.

BinksToEnlightenment Sat 17-Aug-13 18:17:39

glenthebattleostrich - I only moved up because I did the full ten days of level one at the end of last month. Otherwise, no way would I!

wallpaperaddict Sat 17-Aug-13 20:01:37

That's me shredded! I actually enjoyed it today!

lifesgreatquestions Sun 18-Aug-13 10:09:01

Well done Binks!

Glad you enjoyed it Wallpaper!

Hi Glen!

I've done day 18... and have a cake in the oven... I'm not doing too great foodwise this weekend!

BinksToEnlightenment Sun 18-Aug-13 10:38:47

Level two day two done already. I was feeling a little smug at first, thinking oh this is easy. By the end, I was huffing like an old train.

MrsMcGregor Sun 18-Aug-13 11:02:04

Well done everyone! You guys are doing great on L2.

Day 10 of L1 done for me. It's been a bad week because other commitments have meant that I've missed three days and I notice it. If I don't exercise in the morning, there isn't a hope of me having the energy in the afternoons. I just need to get a run of a few consecutive days to get back into it.

This thread is fantastic for motivation - I want to be able to post that I've done another day so it's keeping me going. I know I'll drop out sooner or later but for now I simply must tell myself to keep going!

IcedCoffeeQueen Sun 18-Aug-13 16:40:23

Im struggling! didn't shred yesterday as was planned rest day, had unexpected drinks last night so far to delicate to shred today and feel like I NEED takeaway food to survive the day, I WILL shred tomorrow though.

Also noticed that if I take my measurements in the morning and the evening I gain 3-4" by bedtime! any ideas how to reduce bloating??

MrsMcGregor Sun 18-Aug-13 17:25:43

Iced - I have the same problem with bloating - flattish tummy in the morning and, for me anyway, about 4 mths pregnant by bedtime blush. I've always been prone to bloating - grrrr.

Don't worry about the last two days, you'll be fine tomorrow .... meantime, indulge grin!

lifesgreatquestions Sun 18-Aug-13 18:17:09

I get the tummy expansion as well. I don't have any tips. I'm hoping that as my abdominals develop (in addition to the line down the top I'm also getting a line up from the bottom and some side lines) that they will hold my tummy in!

Come on MrsM! Level 1 completed woohoo! Why not see it through!

Iced, take your well earned (wine) break and join us back here tomorrow!

wallpaperaddict Sun 18-Aug-13 19:40:21

Hello everyone! I am afraid I am not shredding today. I've done it for 17 consecutive days and I'm so tired!!! I'm just going to take one rest day, then get back into it.

I get the bloated stomach aswell, it doesn't matter what I eat, by the evening I'm just bigger! Like life I'm hoping it gets better as my tummy gets tighter!

IcedCoffeeQueen Sun 18-Aug-13 19:51:18

Thanks, the rest has given my dodgy foot a well needed break too feels a lot better today than it has all week. I resisted the urge for a takeaway, instead I made sausage and oven chips not great but not as bad as a massive Chinese takeout I hope! will be shredding tomorrow actually looking forward to it smile

RippingYarns Sun 18-Aug-13 20:36:55

I haven't shredded today as been away but managed to get day 15 of L1 in before we left yesterday morning!

Tomorrow I start L2 :-D

I think it's difficult to keep the motivation up when so many people are taking holidays, along with all the treat food and wine, so a day off here and there is understandable, we shouldn't be so hard on ourselves - as long as we get back on the shred bus ;)

I'm sure I saw people asking if Jillian Michaels could come on for a web-chat a while back. How great would that be?

IcedCoffeeQueen Sun 18-Aug-13 21:02:37

That would be amazing I think I actually love Jillian a little bit! I actually watch her interviews etc on you tube blush

Level 1, Day 8 done smile

I'm sure everyone will manage to get back to it tomorrow. Well done everyone who managed today and good luck for tomorrow.

wallpaperaddict Mon 19-Aug-13 08:33:08

Morning ladies, who's shredding today?!

I'm just about to do L2 D8, after my rest day yesterday.

RippingYarns Mon 19-Aug-13 09:25:52


L2 here I come!

wallpaperaddict Mon 19-Aug-13 09:44:02

Go ripping!

L2D8 done! My toddler joined in, she was modifying the moves-think I preferred her workout! Her walk out push ups particularly!

RippingYarns Mon 19-Aug-13 10:44:11


The extra 5 days on L1 definitely paid off, I really enjoy that :-D far better than I remembered

Even DD gave me space and told me I hardly cheated at all.

Good luck to everyone shredding later today, wallpaper - you're a star

wallpaperaddict Mon 19-Aug-13 10:47:38

Yay ripping! Well done! You're flying now, you'll be on level 3 in no time!

MrsMcGregor Mon 19-Aug-13 10:59:36

Well done Ripping - that's absolutely brilliant.

Wallpaper, another wow!

Gosh, I wish I could rediscover my enthusiasm. I've just kind of completed day 11 of L1 but with a stinking headache and then had to go on bum-wiping duties x 2 during the last cardio in circuit 3 so I just packed it in then. Maybe tomorrow will be better. Don't feel like I'm fit enough to move up (especially after hearing that Ripping really benefitted from the extra five days on L1, I know I need that) but L2 and a change from L1 might buck me up. Kids have hair cuts tomorrow am so will get up earlier to fit it in.

Someone give me a good boot on the butt and get me moving. Sorry for the whine-fest!

plusonemore Mon 19-Aug-13 11:44:39

so back from hols, completed day 1 level 1 this morning. I actually quite enjoyed it!! picked weights too heavy tho and had to put them down and do it without a couple of times. Feeling bit shaky now!

Anyone use my fitness pal, if so what do you log it as?

Also weighed myself today and am heaviest I've ever been, 202.5lbs sad BUT NO MORE I VOW!!!!!

lifesgreatquestions Mon 19-Aug-13 11:52:27

I did half a shred this morning. my af is due tomorrow and in feeling it, shattered. I literally stopped half way through, bit disappointed. I usually feel better once period has actually started, in terms of energy, so hoping tomorrow is better!!

IcedCoffeeQueen Mon 19-Aug-13 16:35:49

back on it, day 15 done. Followed with davina intense abs feeling remotivated

wallpaperaddict Mon 19-Aug-13 16:50:17

Well done everyone!

mrsmc i'll say the same to you that i said to ripping, if you don't feel ready to move up then don't. Just because its called 30 day shred doesn't mean it cant be 40 day, 3 month or whatever shred! You are still exercising everyday!

plusone good on you getting started, glad you enjoyed it!

life I'm in same position, that's why I had to have a rest day yesterday!

iced you are amazing, shredding then davina! Glad you are feeling motivated again!

Level 1 day 9 done.

Last day of level 1 tomorrow then moving up, getting a bit bored of this level.

BinksToEnlightenment Mon 19-Aug-13 20:21:51

Level two day three done! Made the mistake of going to the pub beforehand for a few shandies and cigarettes. Oops. I was hoping the booze might have taken the edge off, but no such luck.

plusonemore Tue 20-Aug-13 08:43:30

boy do I ache today!! Gearing up for day 2 though. How much of a jump is it to level 2 or 3? And how long before you start to see results?

Binks you may be onto something, fill water bottles as weights but put G&T in them, obv you'd need more than 2 but hey, needs must smile

Day 10 level 1 done.

I've just done my waist and hip measurements again and have added thigh (don't know why I didn't in the first place) and they are:

waist: 34 inch
hip: 38 inch.
Thigh: 22 inch each, they are definitely thinner, they no longer rub together all the way down to knee!

so pleased, that is a massive 3 inches off my waist and 2 off my hips. Today I am a very happy ostrich smile

RippingYarns Tue 20-Aug-13 08:56:12

Ostrich, that's fantastic!

Day 2 level 2 here I come

wallpaperaddict Tue 20-Aug-13 09:10:00

Morning! Good luck to everyone shredding today, I'll be doing mine this evening as off out with DC today and haven't found the time!

wallpaperaddict Tue 20-Aug-13 09:13:40

glen that's an impressive inch loss! Well done!

Thanks, very pleased. Just tried on a dress which was a bit to tight but I want to wear for a wedding in 2 weeks (hence the shred dedication) and it almost fits - another couple of inches and I'm there.

BalloonSlayer Tue 20-Aug-13 09:31:51


Level 1 Day 3 done.

Getting a bit easier.

Was shocked and dismayed at how hard I found starting again. Still - onwards and upwards!

wallpaperaddict Tue 20-Aug-13 09:35:14

glen I'm sure you'll fit in the dress!

I just weighed myself for this week, lost 2lbs! Happy with that!

balloon after day 5 it gets much easier! Keep at it!

BinksToEnlightenment Tue 20-Aug-13 10:22:31

glenthebattleostrich - grin

I did a sober shred this morning. It was much easier. Damn! It would have been perfect if the key to success was vodka!

Day four level two. If I tense, I'm getting bum dimples. And my tummy looks tons flatter.

plusonemore - I'd say four days to see a little toning difference. Eight days to see some good tightening. By two weeks, you'll have a massive improvement. Level two is a big jump, but not as bad as the first day of level one. Level one day one is the worst.

Crunchymunchyhoneycakes Tue 20-Aug-13 10:48:56

Just done level 1 day three! Oooft!

IcedCoffeeQueen Tue 20-Aug-13 14:18:25

Day 16 done, shred level 2 15 mins steps cardio and 10 mins steps tone, not as much as I wanted to do but ds woke up!

BinksToEnlightenment Tue 20-Aug-13 15:17:47

I have put on weight since starting this! But I look thinner. I hope muscle really does weigh as much as they say it does.

lifesgreatquestions Tue 20-Aug-13 16:13:24

Wonderful to hear about all the physical changes!

I'd decided not to shred today and just get on with my period. Then I got to work and two people commented on my flatter stomach - they know I shred but I do trust at least one of them! So, damn it, I am now gearing up for a shred when I get home from work. I'm telling myself that being able to shred after work means that I won't have the rush and can laze in the bath afterward...

plusonemore Tue 20-Aug-13 20:01:51

thanks binks. Now tell me about the aching- its murder today! Crunchy- does day 3 feel better?!
lifesgreat- did you manage it after work? I'm wondering if I will manage to do it before work in September as I plan to (am teacher) or if I'll end up dreading it when I get home!!

TwentyTinyToes Tue 20-Aug-13 20:29:04

<tiptoes back in>

Hey, good to read all the positive changes and well done everyone! grin

Well i have had an enforced rest from shredding, i had Saturday as a planned rest day and was going to start level 2 on Sunday. However, my granny was taken very ill on Saturday evening so Sunday i bundled both DC into the car and drove to my home town a couple of hours away so i could visit her. We are staying with my parents still and there is no time, or room, to shred. My granny is slightly better than she was but still very poorly, think we will be here until the weekend. So shredding is on hold, i have done lots of power walking with the buggy but it is not the same. My knees do work again though. Definitely back on it next week but might revisit level 1 for a few days. Lots of people have commented on how much slimmer/ toned i am looking so it must be working. I am missing it, or at least i miss the buzz when i have finished wink

Good luck everyone.

lifesgreatquestions Tue 20-Aug-13 21:41:52

I'm sorry to hear about your granny twenty. Hope she recuperates quickly.

Thanks plus, I did, and as it was day 10 of level 2, and as I did a crap half shred yesterday, I followed it with the level 3 shred, feeling virtuous again!

wallpaperaddict Tue 20-Aug-13 22:44:30

twenty sorry to here your granny has been taken ill. Hope she makes a speedy recovery.

life well done on level 3 shred! How was it?

Well I didn't shred today. Took the DC for a day at the beach, making sure they had suncream, hats, plenty to eat and drink etc, only I didn't really eat, hardly drank and failed to adequately plaster myself in suncream! The result being that once I got everyone to bed this evening I was feeling really ropey. blush So my plan is to do it first thing and start level 3! I've lost track what day I'm on with L2 but feel ready to progress now.

MrsMcGregor Wed 21-Aug-13 10:03:24

Twenty, sorry to hear about your Granny. Hope she makes a good recovery.

Wallpaper ... level 3??? Yikes! Well done and good luck.

Everyone else - I think about this thread during the night when I wake up and think that I must do it tomorrow. So today I did ... day 12 and still sticking to Level 1. Put a bit more heart into it today and feeling better for it. I will do my utmost to spread daily on Thirs and Friday. Sat is out because I'm out from early til late but if I do the next two days I won't feel guilty.

BinksToEnlightenment Wed 21-Aug-13 10:17:54

plusonemore - the aches continue, but in different places. Aches are a good sign though! It meansyou're getting stronger. Or as Jillian puts it, it's "fear leaving the body". grin

Day five level two done for me. I've nearly lost all my cellulite.

Crunchymunchyhoneycakes Wed 21-Aug-13 10:53:55

Day 4 done, just read a thing on myfitnesspal forum that says Gm didn't intend it to be done every day but 3 or 4 times a week? Are people doing it every day or do you take days off? I'm sure this has been answered further up thread but too knackered to read back through!!!

Feel good though - feel like my waist is already more waist like!

Crunchymunchyhoneycakes Wed 21-Aug-13 10:55:29

Oh and I'm logging it on myfitnesspal app so I keep track - if anyone was looking for a way that would work even if you don't want to count calories you could just enter your exercise alone.

IcedCoffeeQueen Wed 21-Aug-13 11:17:06

will be doing day 17 after lunch, trying to decide what to order for finishing the shred, either ripped in 30 or 6 week 6 pack

IcedCoffeeQueen Wed 21-Aug-13 14:04:03

Done level2, followed by steps aerobics and steps body combat - sweaty!

oh and ive ordered ripped in 30 grin

wallpaperaddict Wed 21-Aug-13 14:49:31

Ooh I need ideas for what to do after! I'll check out ripped in 30.

crunchy I've done it everyday, well 18 days then I had a day off, then yesterday I was unwell so missed a day, but will be back on it tonight. Generally we all try to do it everyday, but RL gets in the way from time to time!

Well done binks and mrsmc! iced That's so much, as my DS would say "that's epic"!

Today I was told I've slimmed down and my legs look fantastic! Glad someone's noticed all my hard work, cheers Jillian! wink

I'm bidding on ripped in 30 and 6 weeks to 6 pack on ebay.

Think I want to do ripped next then the 6 pack one.

Feel rubbish today but determined to start level 2 once DD is in bed. I've just finished an epic nap and will diet coke up to give me the energy!

lifesgreatquestions Wed 21-Aug-13 17:37:47

Wallpaper, I imagine you've done it by now but level three I think the time goes really quickly. That could also be because I've moved to doing it after work though and am not having to watch the clock so much. Totally easier than level 2. My upper arms are getting more of a work out though! let me know what you think!

Let me know how you get on those of you who are getting the ripped disc. When I bought this I also bought another dvd form trainers from the biggest loser show, it has a few different workouts. However, as time has moved on I'm thinking about compiling the moves I like and arranging them into my own routine so that I can listen to real music.

Hey ho, level three day 1 done! I have strong thigh muscles in place of marshmallows, loving that!

wallpaperaddict Wed 21-Aug-13 18:41:48

life I've not done it yet! DD didn't go down for a nap today, and I want to concentrate! She joins in but it's distracting! I'm going to do it this evening once both DC in bed.

There's a 3 pack of JM DVDs in amazon for £19. I might get that and then there's a choice of things. I wonder if I can combine them or they each need to be done individually? Might have a read up on them later!

wallpaperaddict Wed 21-Aug-13 20:52:28

Wow! Level 3, day 1 done! That was brilliant! It went so quickly, really relentless. I'm so hot I feel like I'll combust! So so so much better than level 2.

IcedCoffeeQueen Wed 21-Aug-13 21:01:49

good to hear level 3 is better than 2, im hating level 2! only three more days of it to do though!

MrsMcGregor Thu 22-Aug-13 10:34:20

Ah you Level 3'ers are putting this Level 1'er to shame wink. Seriously, fantastic stuff and well done for persevering.

Day 13 done today. Going right down into all the squats now, increased weights for those eye level raises in circuit 3 and also for the chest flies ... although my chest fly muscles are seriously in bad shape .... my (how do I describe it?) muscles at the front of my underarms seriously quiver doing those chest flies and I'm only using 1/1.5kg weights hmm. Don't recall being this pathetic 12 months ago! Took the kids to a new park yesterday and there was a fab outdoor gym. Loads of equipment, some with weights, some where you use your own body weight as resistance. Think we'll go back today or tomorrow grin.

RippingYarns Thu 22-Aug-13 10:45:50

morning shreddies grin

i didn't shred yesterday but did drag a carpet cleaner about the house for an hour and a half so got a work out there

am about to embark on L2D3 and can't believe i'm actually enjoying even this level so far shock

some of you are awesome machines, you've definitely inspired me to carry on with something after i've finished the shred. i think the c25k will be next for me - i need to increase my cardio capabilities, especially after reading the thread about fitness levels in your 50s

IcedCoffeeQueen Thu 22-Aug-13 12:07:47

has anyone found their appetite has decreased a lot since starting the shred? before I started I was constantly hungry and grazing all day long I could eat bigger meals than my dh and wolf them down, but in the last week I can barely finish anything, im eating Weetabix in the morning, chicken sandwich on brown bread and a handful of grapes in the afternoon and then whatever usual meal in the evening spag bol etc, im drinking water in the day and occasionally have a light choc mousse in the evening but only really because dh is rather than actual hunger, its most unlike me!

Preciousbundles Thu 22-Aug-13 14:06:34

Iced - very healthy! My appetite is the same ... breakfast is ceral and whole meal toast, lunch at the moment is hummus with raw veg and either salad or crackers with either a yogurt or homemade, calorific biscuit afterwards, dinner is whatever and then in the evening I have a few squares of chocolate. Haven't lot an ounce but my cellulite is less dimply grin.

Ripping - can you link to the fitness in your 50's thread please? I'm heading for the wrong side of 45 and need to think ahead!!

RippingYarns Thu 22-Aug-13 14:13:04

thread about fitness in middle age

i'm 46 and DH is older than me.

we are determined to keep up with DD

plusonemore Thu 22-Aug-13 14:46:58

sounds like everyone's doing really well, love hearing about the next levels!

I'm having a day off today after three days straight- purely because my arms hurt so much! Even brushing my hair hurts!! However have lost 4lbs in 3 days and had grilled chicken salad from McDonalds when I took the kids for lunch!

IcedCoffeeQueen Thu 22-Aug-13 16:12:36

Well I done level 2 as usual today thought id go on and have a little look at level 3 WOW, had to stop at the last cardio circuit as ds was crying but its sooooo much harder, I have 2 more days of level 2 to go and start 3 properly on Monday im scared!!!

Libertine73 Thu 22-Aug-13 16:30:20

<<limps back in tail between legs>>

so went camping,drank bodyweight in beer, didn't shred,then couldn't face it for a whole week

back to day 2 for me, but determined to keep it up this time! It's the weekends that seem to throw me off, so much to do, and never seem to have time in the mornings, which is the only time I can be remotely arsed to do it!

Not as punishing this time round I've found though smile

lifesgreatquestions Thu 22-Aug-13 19:03:13

Uff, very hard to get the desire to shred after work, I hope I can keep it up! Day 22 of non-stop shredding, day 2 of level 3. I think I'm going to go to bed now!

Level 2 Day 1 done.

I think I may die. Oh that was hard.

I did manage to follow Natalie for a couple of exercises though so that's a very good beginning

BinksToEnlightenment Thu 22-Aug-13 20:15:37

Day six of level two done. My bum looks amazing. I've had some very pleasing comments!

BinksToEnlightenment Thu 22-Aug-13 20:41:25

But my god it was HELL!

Crunchymunchyhoneycakes Thu 22-Aug-13 21:26:33

Day 5 of level one DONE!

Don't know if I will shred tomorrow as am swimming in morning then walking later on but am definitely getting a buzz off it!

wallpaperaddict Thu 22-Aug-13 23:40:00

Well done to those who shredded today!

I haven't had the time today, long day out with DC and by the time everyone was in bed I was exhausted. Will shred tomorrow evening as have a early start again!

BalloonSlayer Fri 23-Aug-13 09:09:33

Day 6 Level 1 done.


Getting easier thank goodness, but still can't do it all. Mind you I always struggle with Level 1 circuit 1 strength and cardio - I actually think it is the hardest bit in the entire shred.

The lines down the side of my tummy are coming back! Woo hoo!

MrsMcGregor Fri 23-Aug-13 10:25:21

Day 14 Level 1 half-heartedly done but done nonetheless. Pleased that I have completed 3 consecutive days this week.

Balloon - am so glad to hear you say you struggle with bits of level 1. I loathe the jumping jackings and skipping with a passion. Really struggle to complete the cardio on circuit 1. Yet on Circuit 2, I enjoy the butt kicks and boxing and can complete that. Strange.

Am looking forward to moving up to L2, perhaps on Monday. Rest day tomorrow, then a final L1 on Sunday hopefully before trying L2 on Monday.

Definitely seeing a more toned bum, tummy is hard to tell because it is bloated by bedtime each night despite being fairly flat in the mornings - feel I will need muscles of steel to hold the bloat in blush. Wish I felt my upper body strength was increasing but have a feeling heavier weights would help there as I'm probably toning more than muscle building.

Keep it up Shredders!

IcedCoffeeQueen Fri 23-Aug-13 10:46:17

Will be day 19 for me today, contemplating moving to level 3 now cause its so much harder an

lifesgreatquestions Fri 23-Aug-13 10:49:38

Balloon, those lines are so cool aren't they!

I'm on day 3 of level 3 but I was motivated to do all three levels this morning so got a little extra in. It was nice to go back and see my improvement in strength and stamina. I'm still not a Natalie but I'm proud of my achievement. 23 days ago I could not do 30 press ups!

Mrs congratulations on completing three consecutive weeks, that is a real achievement! The bloating is a real downer isn't it? Each morning I feel my stomach and feel proud and each evening I feel my stomach and worry!

IcedCoffeeQueen Fri 23-Aug-13 10:49:54

phones playing up!..... meant to say - and level 2 is boring me now

RippingYarns Fri 23-Aug-13 14:21:07

MrsM i found that hard too, the 1st circuit of cardio was a killer confused

still L2D4 finally done, i'm able to jump during half the skaters now instead of lunging dangerously towards the floor grin

keep it up, we're going to be shredded in no time wink

<shoots self>

BinksToEnlightenment Fri 23-Aug-13 18:48:43

Day seven of level two done.. But I've hurt my back. I think I am going to have to rest it until it stops hurting. I am gutted sad

Level 2 day 2

Oww. I'd type more but even my fingers ache.

wallpaperaddict Fri 23-Aug-13 21:11:11

binks sorry to hear you've hurt your back, I hope it settles soon and you can get back into it.

Well done everyone who has shredded today!

I've just completed level 3 day 2 and I loved it! It's really amazing that in such a short time my strength and stamina has increased so much! For everyone plugging away at level 2 and finding it boring, I promise you, level 3 is fab! Just get through level 2 and you'll see what I mean!!! grin

BinksToEnlightenment Fri 23-Aug-13 21:22:33

I hope so too. It's the one thing I don't want to mess about with. Bad back is the worst

IcedCoffeeQueen Fri 23-Aug-13 21:59:54

I decided to go ahead and start level 3 early cant see the harm its harder for longer this way right? oh my god its hard! walking planks I can just about manage, walking push ups no chance only on knees, jumping jacks with weights WTF? hard good though I followed it with davina super body for 20 mins too

Has anyone that's done level 3 thought that the faces anita pulls at the end during the side planks looks like she's in a porn shot, whats with that?! and during the supermans when jillian says, your gonna fly away arnt you buddy I literally LOL puts me off!

wallpaperaddict Fri 23-Aug-13 22:48:54

iced well done! I really like the jumping jacks with weights! And the boxing with weights! I don't like the stupid rock star jumps, I can't see the point of those! The travelling push-ups are hard, but I manage to do them.

I've not really looked at their faces when they workout, I'll look tomorrow! I'm usually delirious with overheating by that point!

IcedCoffeeQueen Fri 23-Aug-13 22:59:37

thanks im feeling mega motivated and actually really pleased with myself for sticking this out smile

I was only watching the screen cause I wasn't sure what I was meant to be doing, she almost made me blush lol, it really is a hard work out though the rock star jumps are ridiculous!

RippingYarns Sat 24-Aug-13 12:04:03

Lots of hot and cold compresses should help your back , binks

Wallpaper, you are keeping me going, about to do D5 on L2 with raging hormones. This is gonna make or break me

lifesgreatquestions Sat 24-Aug-13 13:00:57

Day 24, I've done two levels so this morning so a little additional work. I'm finding doing another level in addition to level 3 gets my heart rate up and the copious sweating so I feel better for it.

Iced, thatcomment makes me laugh too!

wallpaperaddict Sat 24-Aug-13 13:48:33

Hey ripping! How did you get on? How are you finding L2?

Well done on day 24 life!

Level 2 Day 3 done smile

Binks, really sorry you've hurt yourself. Hope you feel better soon

I HATE plank pose. I mean, I really hate plank pose. Roll on level 3!!

RippingYarns Sat 24-Aug-13 14:35:47

well, i'm not broken grin

that was great. bloody hard going but great.

see you all tomorrow wink

BinksToEnlightenment Sat 24-Aug-13 14:56:54

Well, this was probably not the wisest move, but I did day eight of level two. I really didn't want to miss a day. I'm hooked - how weird! I never thought I'd be the type to catch the exercise bug.

I swapped any that hurt my back though, so no star jumps or the twisty jump. They got swapped for skipping. And I didn't do the abs move where you hold the weights up as I suspect that's what did me the mischief.

Apart from my back hurting, it was all kinda ok. I didn't get much of the usual PLEASEGODLETTHISENDSOON feeling.

Binks if I could raise my arms that high at the minute I'd take my hat off to you!! I am super impressed.

BinksToEnlightenment Sat 24-Aug-13 17:05:49

Thank you glenthebattleostrich!

I would have been nursing my bad back in KFC this time a month ago. I'm impressed with myself!

wallpaperaddict Sat 24-Aug-13 18:06:51

I'm feeling really deflated. I've got an old neck/ back injury which has had a monumental flare up today. I don't know if I pushed myself to hard yesterday, or if its the dire weather, but it hurts so much. I've just taken painkillers and am sat with a cold compress on. So no shred for me today. It's even more annoying as today I have on some skinny jeans that at the beginning of the month I couldn't even get on and it's really made me see the benefit of my hard work and gave me encouragement to keep it up. sad sad sad

BinksToEnlightenment Sat 24-Aug-13 21:38:42

wallpaperaddict - sorry to hear that you're having back problems too. A rest is sensible and then maybe an easier version for a few days?

lifesgreatquestions Sat 24-Aug-13 22:09:48

Really sorry to hear about all the injuries, it's like a mini battle this regime!! keep your eye on those skinnies wall paper, I envy that kind of weight loss, I'm just building strength and tone, which I value, but I started on this to lose weight! Grr!

RippingYarns Sun 25-Aug-13 09:37:38

So many injuries sad

Lots of rest and agree maybe back to L1 for a couple of days?

L2 is a hard slog, just done D6, blimey it's heavy going. But I did it :-D

wallpaperaddict Sun 25-Aug-13 10:15:47

Morning everyone. No shred again for me today, my neck is agony.

ripping well done on completing day 6!

RippingYarns Sun 25-Aug-13 10:19:03

Sorry to see that, wallpaper

I used those heat pads - and voltarol gel at night. Did I link to those yoga type exercises upthread? They have helped me no end

MrsMcGregor Sun 25-Aug-13 10:42:27

Oh. My. God. I did it!!! Day 1 of Level 2. Loved it. Hard? Yes, very! Feel like I'm going to melt but what a breath of fresh air after 14 days on L1. Struggled with some bits, so much plank work but surprised myself with some exercises too. The final plank cardio in Circuit 3 where you jump your legs out to the side - well it was so much easier jumping out than stepping out. Even the last plank abs wasn't too bad. Those v-raises are tough by the time the second set of them comes round. Anyway, I'm on a high!

Now, remind me to read this back on Friday when I'm cussing it up and down!

So sorry to read of all the injuries - hope a day or two of rest or lighter stretches might help.

Huge well domes to everyone else. And to all those speaking of the horrors of L3, well I'm running for the hills!! grin

BinksToEnlightenment Sun 25-Aug-13 10:44:36

Level two day eight done. My back is still not right, but I did the star and twist jumps today.

milk Sun 25-Aug-13 10:55:12

I'm back grin

My thighs are better and come Tuesday I shall start shredding again grin

Who else would like to start again on Tuesday?

TwentyTinyToes Sun 25-Aug-13 16:23:58

I'm back too. Going to do 5 more days of level 1 before moving up. So, day 11, level 1 complete.

Will catch up later. Good luck to those shredding, hope those with injuries are soon back up to full strength.

BinksToEnlightenment Sun 25-Aug-13 16:39:49

MrsMcGregor - I hate those V raises more than anything!

RippingYarns Sun 25-Aug-13 17:22:49

Brilliant to see so many back on the shredmill ;)

Day 4 Level 2 done

Sorry to hear about all the injuries, hope you are all feeling better soon

Did I mention I hate plank pose more than anything apart from the V raises?

I wasn't going to shred today, felt blurgh all day but really glad I did, especially after the 3 pan au chocolat I had for tea, oops.

Off for a bath now.

IcedCoffeeQueen Sun 25-Aug-13 20:24:02

I am hung over today so have not shredded have also consumed 2 bacon rolls, a Chinese takeaway, half a bag of haribo and bag of choc buttons blush back on it tomorrow though day 21!

BinksToEnlightenment Sun 25-Aug-13 21:12:59

I did an extra shred today - level one - because it's my intention to get pissed as shit tonight, so no exercise tomorrow.

lifesgreatquestions Sun 25-Aug-13 22:57:24

Ooh, Iced, that sounds yum!

MsM I think you're the most enthusiastic level 2 post I've seen! Level 3 is nothing compared to the leap from L1 to L2 so no need for hill running!

I can't believe I'm on day 25, I'm thinking about keeping this up as a regular thing since it's usually no problem finding the time. Feel so much more confident about my body!

MrsMcGregor Mon 26-Aug-13 08:33:52

Binks - those twist and star jumps make me feel so uncoordinated - is that how you hurt your back? Enjoy your hangover grin and day off.

Iced - sounds like the perfect Sunday! Day 21 is amazing.

Okay, I'm off for Day 2 of L2. It's taking over my life - I wake up during the night thinking about it grin. Sore and achey today, especially my buttocks hmm

BalloonSlayer Mon 26-Aug-13 09:00:56

Level 1 Day 7 done

I will confess - I will only do 10 days of Level 1 and then move on. If I try to wait until I "find level 1 easy" I will never move on EVER. Level 2 is my favourite.

I did not shred over the weekend yet found it marginally easier than I did on Friday - how odd? Yet have not ate all that much and seem to have put on a pound. angry

I am having no trouble motivating myself to due this while the DCs are still on holiday. I get up in the morning and put on my shredding gear then do it before breakfast - sooner I get it done the sooner I get to eat. I am not sure how I will motivate myself to do it when they are back at school and I am back at work. confused

wallpaperaddict Mon 26-Aug-13 09:27:59

Hi everyone, lovely to come back to the thread and see everyone progressing and so motivated! I am still unable to shred, or move actually. I need to see my chiropractor but I fear my shredding days are over and it's gutting. sad

MrsMcGregor Mon 26-Aug-13 09:29:43

Level 2, day 2 done. Happy! grin. Oh, and feeling my abs just now!

Balloon, I'm the same now it's the holidays. Up, dress, eat, give it half an hour and shred. When school starts back, I've either got to do it before my first school run at 7.45 or at 9.15/9.30 when I'm done. Can imagine not doing it at 9.30 when I'm dressed with make-up done but can I really shred at 7am - and before breakfast?? Yikes! What does anyone else plan to do?

MrsMcGregor Mon 26-Aug-13 09:31:46

Wallpaper - nooooo! You're such an inspiration - you must get that injury sorted and the hopefully start again. How did it happen? Feel so sorry for you.

lifesgreatquestions Mon 26-Aug-13 10:09:54

Wallpaper sad! Do you know what move did your injury? I've found I've had to return to being more careful on all the crunches as I've started pulling my neck and tensing my jaw throughout as I push myself harder and I've had shoulder ache throughout level 3. Nothing bad enough to require an intervention though. I hope you can get an appointment soon.

MrsM, abs are great aren't they!!! I shredded at 6:30 am up to about day 18 and then couldn't face it anymore and started doing it at the end of the day during the work week. I would find it annoying to do it after getting dressed and made up. Can you do the school run in sports gear? And I certainly found it easier to shred on an empty stomach first thing by the way, I'm much more lethargic on a full stomach. (and I think about it too, how I miss certain exercises from a different level than I'm on!blush)

Balloon, this is the first time I've shredded and I have just moved up every ten days. I now occasionally add in other levels to level 3 and going back I can see that I'm perfecting the moves a little bit more but mostly I'm just trying to keep up!

TwentyTinyToes Mon 26-Aug-13 11:33:25

Day 12 level 1. wallpaper what an absolute pain, hope you get some help soon. It is really disappointing when you are feeling motivated.

balloon i planned to move up after 10 days but ended up having a week off due to family illness so just going to do 5 days of level 1 to ease myself back in.

life wow you are flying through i and well done to Mrs and ripping. Good to hear of changes. Hello to anyone i have missed.

wallpaperaddict Mon 26-Aug-13 11:35:31

mrsmc and life I didn't hurt myself doing the shred. Few years ago I was in a car crash and been left with an injury to my neck and upper back. I see the chiropractor regularly and had been making good progress. On Friday I lifted the pram and I'm left in this mess! I'm hoping an adjustment will set things right again. Up until now the shred had helped as my core was strengthened and my arms, shoulders and back stronger. sad

lifesgreatquestions Mon 26-Aug-13 15:22:26

ooh, I can't imagine Wallpaper, here's hoping for a quick return to health.

GoodtoBetter Mon 26-Aug-13 15:47:53

I did it for a bit, then sprained my ankle, then went on holiday and now I'm just being lazy. Gwan...make me shred!

MrsMcGregor Tue 27-Aug-13 08:44:53

Day 3 L2 done and dusted. Day 17 in total - amazed I'm still here. Feeling the benefits of L2 in my thighs, buttocks, back and shoulders = achey! grin

Wallpaper - glad you didn't do the injury shredding but sorry to hear its an old injury which has flared up. Do hope the chiro can work some magic.

Life - 6.30am? Yikes! I did it at 7.45am today, before breakfast. 'twas okay but the thought of doing it at 7am - yikes. No, definitely wouldn't do the school run in sports gear - actually sports gear, yes but sans make-up. Not a blooming chance! I would if I could drop them and run but I have to take them in. I think early starts a couple of days a week and when they're all dropped off other days.

Twenty - well done. When are you joining me on L2?

Good how can you resist motivation and support like this? Come on ....

BalloonSlayer Tue 27-Aug-13 09:29:30

Level 1 Day 8 done!

There is something I am sort of saving up for, so I am contemplating "paying" myself every time I shred when the DCs go back to school and I go back to work . . . maybe that will get me motivated.

RippingYarns Tue 27-Aug-13 09:47:00

Morning all, L2D8 done!

Balloon, that's a great idea, I might pinch that one for when I lose impetus.

Good luck to everyone for today - and hope those nursing injuries are getting better

phantomhairpuller Tue 27-Aug-13 09:50:50

Hi all grin

Mind if I join you? I've just done day 9, level 1. Have been doing it every day. Am thinking of moving to level 2 after tomorrow.

What's it like? I'm a tad scared!! wink

BalloonSlayer Tue 27-Aug-13 10:50:51

Hi phantom

Level 2 is actually my favourite and I find it a bit easier than Level 1 TBH. But that may be because I find the strength and cardio of Level 1 circuit 1 incredibly hard, for me it's the hardest thing in the whole shred, so the first circuit of level 2 seemed like a breath of fresh air to me IYSWIM. grin

TwentyTinyToes Tue 27-Aug-13 10:56:32

Hi shreddies, day 13 level 1 done, looking forward to level 2. I like the idea if paying myself, or treating myself to something (not chocolategrin) at the end of the week.

Good luck everyone!

IcedCoffeeQueen Tue 27-Aug-13 14:01:32

Im back had yesterday off as well after my sunday food blow out I had a major ibs attack and could barely stand yesterday, feeling better today but little energy managed shred level 3. My ripped in 30 arrived too so I gave level 1 a bash seems good

wallpaperaddict Tue 27-Aug-13 15:53:47

Well done all my fellow shreddies! It's nice to see everyone keeping it up and hi to the newbies!
mrsmc im off to the chiropractors in the morning and then hoping that I can get back into at least some of the exercises. I still so disappointed that I've had to stop. The exercise was really good for me, physically and mentally, and I miss it! Never thought I'd say that!
iced sorry to hear you suffer with IBS and wasn't well yesterday. Tell me more about ripped in 30, I've not bought mine yet!
phantom well done on getting to day 9! Level 2 is quite different, works more on your core. I found it a bit tedious after a few days and was glad to move to level 3!
ripping hi! Well done on L2D8! How are you finding level 2?

RippingYarns Tue 27-Aug-13 18:44:11

I'm finding L2 tough, but it goes really quickly. I've been wearing a pedometer this past few days and am pleasantly surprised that even with all the static lunges I'm averaging 1200 steps on that alone!

I was out day yesterday and didn't shred til I got home - not great, so I pushed myself to do it before we went out today, and so far today the pedometer is reading 16000 :-O

I'm tired but in a good way.

I'm ordering 6 week 6 pack now - I will not be fat anymore

lifesgreatquestions Tue 27-Aug-13 18:53:26

MrsM, I know the morning shred is tough.

Balloon, what a great idea, paying yourself to shred! Looks like a few of us might follow in your footsteps.

Hi Phantom, you'll be fine, dive in!

Hi everyone else!

Day 27 here, or day 7 or level 3, really proud, think I will stick with daily exercise, hopefully regardless of the outcome of my measurements in 3 days!

BinksToEnlightenment Tue 27-Aug-13 19:18:58

I'm suffering a lull in my motivation. I went out drinking and made myself sick sick sick. It wasn't very fun. I feel like a real banana! Classic mistake of drinking on an empty stomach.

So no shred yesterday and I'm really struggling to convince myself to do it today. I had KFC for dinner. Gah!

Hopefully I'll check in again before bedtime to say I've done it....

IcedCoffeeQueen Tue 27-Aug-13 20:12:41

You can get back to it binks I did after the weekend blow out wasn't easy though! come on find that motivation smile

BinksToEnlightenment Tue 27-Aug-13 20:35:04

I did it! I really didn't want to, but I did it. The puking wasn't entirely in vain - I think I must have jolted my back into position. Hooray. Although now I have a messed up ankle. But I can live with that easier.

Day nine... Level two.... And I'm spent! Early night for me.

BinksToEnlightenment Tue 27-Aug-13 20:36:08

Thanks IcedCoffeeQueen! It's much easier keeping up with this with all you guys to check in with.

wallpaperaddict Tue 27-Aug-13 20:58:37

Well done binks!

IcedCoffeeQueen Tue 27-Aug-13 21:20:33

Well done binks! wallpaper sorry forgot to answer you there, ripped in 30 is good, similar to shred with the 3,2,1 circuits but in each round you do a set of exercises then repeat them then next circuit and so on. She says you will never repeat the same exercises in a previous level when you move on there is 4 weeks altogether. Jillian is less friendly compared to shred and more bossy! she talks ALOT actually but its good I didn't find it hard going really but she says level 1 is about perfecting the moves before moving up. Moves in level 1 arnt to different to shred, butt kicks, press ups, sit ups, skaters, also squat and presses, planks, side planks etc
Im thinking of leaving it on the shelf until I finish shred plus my usual davina etc then start ripped properly

MrsMcGregor Tue 27-Aug-13 22:39:59

Wow. Lots of shredding today! Iced if you can manage all that with little energy what are you like when you're bursting with energy?

L2 does go really quickly, Ripping - I think the exercises are much less monotonous.

Well done Binks, bet you feel better for doing it tonight. And Life you're nearly there! Only three days left. Have you had any breaks or have you been Jillian's 'best girl' and shredded every day?

Hi to everyone else. I'm going for a pre-breakfast workout again tomorrow as I have a busy-ish day and want to get peace to do it.

phantomhairpuller Wed 28-Aug-13 08:20:50

Day 10, level 1 done. Definitely think i'll go to level 2 tomorrow.

Has anyone tried jillian's shed and shred? I've just seen it on eBay for 99p. It'd be rude to leave it there at that price, no?! wink

MrsMcGregor Wed 28-Aug-13 09:01:00

D4L2 done. Well, mostly done. I hurt myself doing the crunches where you hold the weights above your chest at the end of circuit 2. Continued and did just over half the strength in circuit 3 but called it a day at that point as I was sore. Feel guilty at skippjng the last cardio and abs. Hopefully just a twinged muscle - feels okay for now. Back to complete it properly tomorrow morning.

Well done Phantom

Good luck today Shreddies!

RippingYarns Wed 28-Aug-13 09:02:00

A friend suggested shed and shred to me this week, it looks terrifying <eyes phantom and wonders>

A week on monday I shall be starting the C25k programme - I'll do it after taking DD to school and should have just about finished L3 by then

wallpaperaddict Wed 28-Aug-13 09:35:38

Well done to those who have shredded already this morning!
ripping I was on week 5 of c25k but knew I'd not have the time or the energy to carry it on over the summer holidays. That's why I jumped into to shredding! I may well join you on c25k next Monday!

IcedCoffeeQueen Wed 28-Aug-13 10:23:52

MrsMcGregor - honestly I had to will my body to move for every second my legs were almost giving out underneath me from the start but it did improve as I went on, I was struggling for breath during the warm up and almost wheezing I get like that sometimes I just force through it - will not be beaten!

wallpaperaddict Wed 28-Aug-13 12:10:25

I am back in business! Bit sore and with specific instructions on what I can't do! wink Hoping I feel upto it this evening but I'm not out to push my luck so if I'm still tender later I'll pick it back up tomorrow! Yay!!!!!

RippingYarns Wed 28-Aug-13 12:53:57

Welcome back wallpaper!

I've just done today's work out and you know what, it was easy for me :-D

Or rather I managed all the moves and most being Natalie - I might even do L1 again tonight to keep the impetus up, one day left of L2 and I'm ready to move on.

I haven't measured myself at all and my waist is definitely the same size but it's much more firm and I have arm muscles like a boxer now - thank you again everyone for keeping me going.

lifesgreatquestions Wed 28-Aug-13 18:56:12

Binks, how funny, hope you're feeling better!?

MrsM, that made me laugh, yes, I'm totally Jillian's best girl! I cannot believe I have done this daily for 28 days - I'd like to think I would continue with it but am anxious about keeping it up in the absence of a concept like "30 day shred". I have thought of compiling all the moves and doing it as a whole workout on my own to my own music rather than faffing about with the DVD, maybe that's my next stage.

Ripping and Phantom what's Jillian's shred and shred?

Well done to all the shredders and welcome back Wallpaper!!!

lifesgreatquestions Wed 28-Aug-13 18:57:34

Ripping, arm muscles! Aren't they amazing? I just discovered these myself last night when I was putting my hair up in a pony tail in front of a mirror, I was [shocked] and shouting to my OH.

phantomhairpuller Wed 28-Aug-13 18:57:59

Shed and shred is 2x 45 minute workouts, all similar to 30minute shred but more intense I believe. Maybe it's the next step?! wink

TwentyTinyToes Wed 28-Aug-13 20:03:25

I shredded earlier, day 14 level 1. One more day on level 1 then i will move up. Ready for a change.

Glad you are better wallpaper, take it easy. Great to read of all the progress, it is very motivating this thread so thank you.

RippingYarns Wed 28-Aug-13 20:06:31

well done Twenty - you'll be shredded in no time grin

IcedCoffeeQueen Wed 28-Aug-13 20:17:58

I have to say I'm feeling newly re-motivated I had planned to take before and after pictures but I'm impatient so I have pics from day 1,10,15 and todays 22, what a difference! I've lost an inch from my upper natural waist and an inch from my muffin top bit, I can see the muscles in my upper abs and the two little lines going down from the bottom of my stomach cant wait to see day 30's! grin

BinksToEnlightenment Thu 29-Aug-13 07:51:05

So I didn't do day ten of level two yesterday. I just couldn't face it. So this morning, I did day one of level three. It was so refreshing! Hard, but so good to be doing some different exercises. And wow, they are really different, huh? Lot of jumping. I struggled the most with the lunge jumps.

I actually got a bit emotional when I'd finished and Jillian did her well done speech. I am really proud of myself for getting this far. Oof, I really have a little tear in my eye. How silly am I?

BalloonSlayer Thu 29-Aug-13 08:10:36

Well done Binks - you see, alcohol IS the answer. wink

RippingYarns Thu 29-Aug-13 08:31:23

Well done, Binks! I cried at L3 when I got there first time too, it is a fantastic achievement.

One of which I shall be joining you tomorrow - last day on L2 for me :-D

phantomhairpuller Thu 29-Aug-13 09:04:22

Good lord!! Day 1 level 2 done grin

It's harder than I thought but so nice to change from level 1.

MrsMcGregor Thu 29-Aug-13 09:45:23

Shreddies ..... I have failed. I didn't shred today and won't now. Have had a really bad couple of nights with children, dogs, burglar alarms going off. At 6am this morning, having been up since 4am, I decided to rest today. Feel guilty now but am woozy headed with tiredness. DS1 is back to a new school tomorrow so it's Saturday for me.

Binks - fantastic! Well done.
Wallpaper yay, you're back! Great but take it easy!
Lifes so you did do 28 consecutive days. Really impressed. Well done!

Everyone else - keep going. I really didn't think a Mumsnet thread would be such a great motivator but it is - thank you everyone.

RippingYarns Thu 29-Aug-13 09:53:50

That's not failure MrsMc, it sounds as though you need it.

Enjoy your rest and we'll see you saturday. Good luck to DS and his new school too

HelloDoris Thu 29-Aug-13 10:08:33

Hello, may I join in?

Have done level 2 day 1 today, oh my word, that hurt! I thought I was getting fitter with level 1 and then she goes and throws level 2 at me! Have really seen the difference in the inches I've lost, have dropped a dress size (16-14) but I've only lost 1lb. Can't wait to see what happens at the end of the 30 days. Already trying to decide what to do once I've finished this!

BinksToEnlightenment Thu 29-Aug-13 10:50:47

Thanks everybody

HelloDoris - Hello! Welcome to the club!

MrsMcGregor - You'll feel better for the rest. You'll be fighting fit by Saturday, I bet.

BalloonSlayer Thu 29-Aug-13 10:52:29

welcome Doris!

Level 1 Day 9 done

Can't wait to do my day 10 and then move on - soooo bored with L1

RippingYarns Thu 29-Aug-13 10:54:43

Doris, that's fantastic, welcome and well done.

I've just finished L2 - feeling very happy with myself :-D

IcedCoffeeQueen Thu 29-Aug-13 11:35:07

just ate a cinnamon pastry I think I need to shred to burn it off....

wallpaperaddict Thu 29-Aug-13 13:14:59

Good on everyone who's shredded already today!

mrsmc enjoy your rest, see you Saturday!

ripping well done on completing level 2! Bet you feel great!

hellodoris hi and welcome!

I feel really unwell today, I've got a nasty virusy thing I think. Headache, sore throat, general lethargy. I will try to shred this evening. I've missed it. iced I am so jealous of your cinnamon pastry, they are my favourite and I could well do with one right about now!!!!

IcedCoffeeQueen Thu 29-Aug-13 20:43:59

They are my favourite too went down were well with a coffee! I done shred level 3 and ripped in 30 level 1 so hopefully redeemed myself for it

plusonemore Fri 30-Aug-13 00:01:36

grrrrrrrrr haven't done the shred for nearly a week now!! was away for weekend then been super busy. Feeling really bloated and annoyed sad will work extra hard tomorrow

plusonemore Fri 30-Aug-13 00:02:56

but forgot to say well done everyone who's keeping going, you're keeping me going!

phantomhairpuller Fri 30-Aug-13 08:50:11

Day 2 level 2 done. And for some insane idea I did gorilla workout 6 on top! confused

RippingYarns Fri 30-Aug-13 09:12:40

I wasn't in the mood for it today then read Trucks' post on NoelHeadbands's thread and it's really inspired me

I've not noticed any change in my size at all, despite 25 days work and I was really down-hearted so maybe I need to be more honest about how unfit and fat I really am?

I could sit and wallow,get the biscuits out and think 'fuck it' - I'm fat and I wasn't this depressed about it before I started this, but I won't.

I'm going to do L3 today and even if I stay the same size I'll be better inside.

Won't I?

wallpaperaddict Fri 30-Aug-13 11:11:52

ripping my lovely, don't be down hearted. You are totally right that even if your shape doesn't change and your weight doesn't decrease, your whole cardiovascular system is getting a fantastic workout which is strengthening everything! Do Level 3 and know that change is happening, you might not be able to see it yet but it's happening!

Well I've finally got back to it, level 3 day 3 done! I feel so much better for doing it! After nearly a week away I could've quietly slipped off and left you guys to it but I didn't want to give up really! Eventhough I've only lost the sum total of 3lbs, I feel so much fitter and energetic!

Good luck to everyone shredding today!

RippingYarns Fri 30-Aug-13 11:52:55

<snivels> that's so lovely of you, wallpaper. Thank you

I'm really hormonal right now, I cried at a thread about a dead hamster ffs, but did the shred and actually enjoyed it :-O

It's been a long school holiday, I'm mentally stale, so bad thoughts are creeping in.

I feel better for having done D1 - and thank you again

wallpaperaddict Fri 30-Aug-13 12:08:06

No need for the thanks, that's why we are all here-to keep one another going!

BalloonSlayer Fri 30-Aug-13 13:36:19

< manly slap on the back for Ripping >

I haven't lost a pound on the Shred, and I didn't when I did it before either. But I know I am toning up and getting stronger You wouldn't believe how weedy I am - when I started again this time I had to go back to using tins of beans because I couldn't cope with my 1.5 kilo weights! And I have now got some 1 kilo ones because some exercises are harder than others. I will never be able to use 3kg weights like some people. But you know what - I don't care! Because I am doing something to increase my fitness.

I am chuffed because in the last couple of days I started to be able to feel that feeling like there is a thick rubber band across my lower stomach; it means I am starting to have muscles there again. It doesn't LOOK like anything, but I am proud of myself.

And you should be too, Ripping.

Level 1 Day 10 done. Woo hoo - Level 2 here I come.

wallpaperaddict Fri 30-Aug-13 14:50:05

balloonslayer well done on completing L1! Good luck for starting L2!

BinksToEnlightenment Fri 30-Aug-13 15:22:12

I have actually put on weight while doing the shred, but I know that I look more toned and I feel much better in myself.

It's not all about the number on the scales.

But I know what you mean - it would be lovely to see the number drop.

lifesgreatquestions Fri 30-Aug-13 16:30:33

Quick post. I have completed the 30 day shred! Yay!

However sad, I've taken measurements and they are disappointing, although my posture has improved and I'm now 5'7" again, most measurements show no change. I did lose 1 1/2 inches off my waist (as measured at belly button) and I lost two inches off each thigh. I have not lost any weight. That's really disappointing. I didn't diet but my natural diet is quite healthy. I think I'm going to keep this up for another 30 days, if I don't see an improvement in weight by then then... (I really don't want to starve myself!!!). I can say that I'm proud though - I feel really strong and I've proven to myself that I can exercise daily.

Sorry to post and run without reading but am in a rush! (going to copy this on to other thread so apologies for anyone else on both!)

HelloDoris Fri 30-Aug-13 19:33:08

No shred from me today, baby was up half the night, toddler woke with a very odd rash and was not quite right and I felt like I'd slept on my neck all night. Out tonight to a party so
Doubtful shred will happen on the morning... Shall have to try tomorrow night!

wallpaperaddict Fri 30-Aug-13 19:51:02

life that's brilliant! Well done on completing the 30 day shred!!!

Well done life.

I appear to have lost the will to shred sad I haven't done it since Monday, it was my birthday on Tuesday and have just not managed to get into it or find time since. I am out all day tomorrow so will be restarting on Sunday afternoon. I will be doing level 1 and 2 to make up a bit.

Then back to doing it daily for the rest of the week.

IcedCoffeeQueen Fri 30-Aug-13 20:24:10

Lifesgreatquestions - don't be disappointed, your losing inches! ignore the scales your doing great! also you may not lose inches for a bit but toning will still happen, I've taken pics of day 1, day 9, day 15 and day 21 since the start I've lost an inch off waist, hips, thighs and butt but I've not lost any inches or seen any change in the tape measure since day 15 and im now on day 24 HOWEVER comparing the day 15 and the day 21 pictures there is a definite and the most obvious difference so far, I can see more definition and look leaner even though I measure the same - so nobody give up!

Anyway today I shredded day 24 with a little steps cardio thrown in on top, im pretty proud of myself as I only had 3 hours sleep last night!

BinksToEnlightenment Fri 30-Aug-13 21:25:48

I am having to take some time out. My ankle is swelled up. Rubbish! It's time I got some decent trainers, instead of my knackered old Converse.

I'll be back! I promise.

MrsMcGregor Fri 30-Aug-13 22:00:15

Evening all!

Ripping, don't worry about the weight. I haven't lost an ounce but like some else said, I do know I'm tonng up and that my cardio fitness is improving. The latter being proved as I ran round a field like a lunatic chasing sheep and wasn't standing doubled over gasping for breath like I would usually be. Also, muscle is heavier than fat grin.

Glad you're back Wallpaper and hope injuries are holding up.

Balloon, so pleased I'm not the only person using lighter weights for some exercises. In L1 I was using 1/1.5kg. Now in L2, I'm forcing myself to use the 1.5kg weights and ordered a set of 2kg weights from Amazon which arrived today. They feel rather heavy hmm.

Lifes, in the absence of a champagne emoticon, here's a much deserved wine. So you should be proud of yourself - there is no way I could manage 30 days on the trot. How are you going to do the next 30 days - back to L1 etc or will you jumble it up a bit?

Doris - welcome! Hope you get a better night tonight.

Glen I've missed the last two days and will have to force myself to do it tomorrow. Just going to try and convince myself that it's fun and I'm enjoying it wink

Iced, well done with day 24, especially on 3 hrs sleep. I've had three consecutive badly disturbed nights with little sleep and couldn't have managed a single jumping jack today.

Binks, no, not another injury. Hope your ankle settles down - are you trainer shopping? I go through phases of wanting to update my 15 year old (yes, you read that right, 15!) trainers but there's life in the old dears yet. It says much about how much exercise I do! Mind, I've walked the dogs miles and miles in them.

Right, two days off so back to it tomorrow. Trying for day 5 of level 2. Wish me luck. Have a very sore heel which feels very bruised and I've been hobbling all day. Nothing to do with the Shred, I think, more the long day I spent standing barefoot baking yesterday.

MrsMcGregor Sat 31-Aug-13 11:31:32

Day 5 Level 2 done. I think it's my 19th day in total - amazed I'm still here!

Okay Shreddies, I have a problem. My Rectus Abdominus muscle split when I was pregnant last and has never closed. I have definitely lost some fat off my tummy (jeans have a bit more give grin) but I'm not getting toned enough to pull it in. More definition, yes but I swell out from about a handspan under my ribs (moreso in the evenings when bloat sets in blush) so I think it's the rectus muscle. What can I do, if anything? Everywhere else is toned, I'd love not to look like I have a bump come winter! It's getting me down.

Good luck today ladies - happy shredding!

MrsMcGregor Sat 31-Aug-13 11:33:04

Oh, forgot to say I used the 2kg weights for the strength exercises in the first two circuits - boy, could I feel the burn! Back to 1.5kg for the v raises though!!

lifesgreatquestions Sat 31-Aug-13 11:42:51

Thanks guys! And Iced, you're quite right, I have turned my disappointment around this morning

Glen, it's tough when you don't feel like it. If you have the time and things like children and other commitments aren't really getting in the way then maybe it would help the notion of just doing it anyway, regardless of whether you want to or not? We have to do lots of things we don't want to do, when motivation is lacking I approach this as just another one of those things, reminding myself it's only 20 minutes and I'll be glad I did, etc. Hope it picks up for you soon.

MrsM, have you googled for suggestions? I don't know anything about that but I can sympathise with your frustration. How wonderful that you're getting so many other positive signs!

Now, today is day1 for me again! I woke up in a fuck-it mode and decided that I was glad about what I'd achieved so I'm carrying on and stepping it up. I watched all three levels, made a list of all the moves, googled for added hip and but reducing exercises and added them to my list, made a music compilation and set off. I can see that I have a long way to go to perfecting the moves to the easier standard let alone the tougher level so I'm just going to see what I can achieve over another 30 day spread! May I continue to hang out here even if I'm doing my own version of a shred? I do find it motivating hearing about others successes and struggles.

RippingYarns Sat 31-Aug-13 11:50:33

Just checking in before today's session

My tummy hurts, maybe there are some muscles under there after all ;)

BinksToEnlightenment Sat 31-Aug-13 12:28:25

I kept my ankle elevated all night and did my missing level two day ten. So tomorrow I'll be on level three day two. Jillian Michaels'll make you jump jump!

I am struggling a bit though. I'm keeping up, but the injuries are making it much more mentally challenging to convince myself to go on.

RippingYarns Sat 31-Aug-13 12:57:25

Binks, you really should let that ankle heal before pushing it any further. You are at risk of further injury as you try not to hurt ones you already have. You could be jarring your back/neck sad

A couple of days serious rest will do you no harm, but pushing on might do

BinksToEnlightenment Sat 31-Aug-13 13:11:40

Thank you, RippingYarns. It's really sweet of you to be so concerned. It's not hurting anymore and the swelling has gone down. I think it was my old rubbish trainers with the level three jumps that made it go bad. I more meant, I've had a series of parts of me that have hurt. Before I started on this thread it was my other ankle, then my knee, then my back and now the other ankle. I'm getting through them, but I wish I could stop hurting things. Hopefully the new trainers will make a big difference. I'm really silly for carrying on so long without getting some.

RippingYarns Sat 31-Aug-13 13:42:31

Aw bless you, that's tough to deal with - agree new shoes should help a lot.

I'm shocked how many people try to do this in bare feet - it's really high impact I don't know how they manage

SPBisResisting Sat 31-Aug-13 13:45:19

Hi everyone
Erm I'm knda back
Thanks to Ripping for attempting to do what the title says grin
I didn't shred this morning but I did yesterday back to Thursday and plan to get back on it tomorrow and next week too. Problem is it means getting up at 6. On Tuesdays I get up at 5 but the other days 6 just seems so EARLY. But I must. I must.
Will try to catch up soon smile

IcedCoffeeQueen Sat 31-Aug-13 14:11:09

shredded today, taking tomorrow off then will do mon-fri and that will be me finished yay

Then onto ripped in 30...

RippingYarns Sat 31-Aug-13 14:17:13

Oh, SPB, you've missed so much

We've had completions, injuries, hangings, people go join the marines, births, returners, proposals of marriage (to JM of course)*

Good to see you back that's not the beginning of an excuse about the time is it?

*some of that may not be true

wallpaperaddict Sat 31-Aug-13 17:00:41

Hello everyone!

spb nice to see you back here!

life glad you are not still disappointed! Stay hanging out with us, love to hear how you're getting on with your lifesgreatquestions bespoke shred!

binks hope new trainers are the answer to all your knee/ankle probs!

mrsmc is the problem with your tummy muscles called diastasis recti? I seem to remember reading about this and it saying that certain exercises can make it worse.

ripping how did you find shredding today? I've just done level 3 day 4, really enjoying it! My DH took the DC out this afternoon and instead of MNing, drinking tea and eating biscuits I thought I'd shred! iced if I shred every day now you and I will both finish on Friday I think! grin

RippingYarns Sat 31-Aug-13 17:22:41

Hi wallpaper

I love level 3 :-D

And just been out to buy kit to run in :-O

Am planning 6week 6pack for a week on monday, along with c25k - normally I would bake when I have free time.

Not anymore ;)

wallpaperaddict Sat 31-Aug-13 18:00:41

Good on you ripping! I'll join you on c25k if you need a virtual buddy? I got upto wk 5 before the school holidays. I could finish the shred next week and join you from the week after?! I did have a RL running buddy but I think she lost interest!

RippingYarns Sat 31-Aug-13 18:15:45

It's a deal <virtual shake>

DH has been running and has signed up for one of those mad obstacle endurance things in november now, I have no idea what's in the water round here but it's working

BinksToEnlightenment Sat 31-Aug-13 20:04:59

I was considering doing C25K after this too. I'm a bit freaked out by it though. I'm a shit runner. The shitest. I used to come last so many times during school sports day that I've even got a picture of me at age ten storming off halfway through a race.

These trainers are brilliant though. I've been wearing them all day. They're so bouncy! I've never even tried on a pair of real running trainers before.

RippingYarns Sat 31-Aug-13 20:07:27

i've never run in my life before!

coming with us, binks?

BinksToEnlightenment Sat 31-Aug-13 20:16:00

I've got nine more days of the shred... And then I think I might! Has anyone already got the app? There are tons on Google Play!

wallpaperaddict Sat 31-Aug-13 20:30:15

binks what trainers have you got? I need new ones. C25k is a brill programme. I couldn't run at all before, I was so scared I'd end up being picked up off the road by paramedics! In reality it's really achievable! I've never downloaded the app as I don't like running in headphones so can't help there!

IcedCoffeeQueen Sat 31-Aug-13 20:30:45

will anyone be going on to ripped or will I be all alone?.......

RippingYarns Sat 31-Aug-13 20:32:04

yup, DH has got it on an MP3 thingy (dead technical me) and i've got 8 days on L3 to go, so a week on monday i'm good to move on

wallpaperaddict Sat 31-Aug-13 20:50:23

iced do you have to do ripped everyday like the shred? I don't mind running 3 times a week and doing something on the other days!

IcedCoffeeQueen Sun 01-Sep-13 09:25:12

It says on the dvd to do it 5-6 days a week but always 1 rest day, im going to do it mon-sat with sunday off, there is 4 different weeks to work through, cant wait to start, love shred but starting level 3 early has made it get a bit tedious now

RippingYarns Sun 01-Sep-13 10:16:48

Oh yes, L3D3 in the bag - I can't do the jump lunges to save my life - keep falling over

MrsMcGregor Sun 01-Sep-13 10:26:41

Well done you Level 3ers. Ripped sounds like hard work. How long is each session? I love that the Shred can be done in less than half an hour.

Disaster here this morning. Level 2 seems to have disappeared off UTube. So I went hunting for my DVD ... nowhere to be found. Started to download L2 from iTunes but it was taking so long that I got the stopwatch on my mobile and fired ahead from memory. I did miss Jillian's encouragement but the stopwatch acted as a good incentive - just a few more seconds on everything. Back to normal tomorrow except OMG school bus run at 7.45 which means I'll have to try to get up at 6.30am to leave time for it and a shower - eek.

BinksToEnlightenment Sun 01-Sep-13 11:18:38

Level three day two done. Ouch! It's much easier on the cardio - or I've got good enough to do two minutes without too much huffing. But it's murder on my thighs.

And I totally agree about the jump lunges? What crazy bastard invented those??

RippingYarns Sun 01-Sep-13 11:23:48

I think I might sub those for oblique twists and skaters tomorrow, far better to do that than spend the 2mins failing?

BinksToEnlightenment Sun 01-Sep-13 13:35:48

I agree, that sounds sensible. Maybe practice them separately after a walk to warm up. They are mad though. I noticed today that she was saying swap legs for the second set. I was like, I can't even feel which leg is which anymore!

IcedCoffeeQueen Sun 01-Sep-13 16:25:17

Ripped is about 27 mins all together same as shred and same 3,2,1 system.

I agree the jumping lunges on shred are HARD but I would recommend keep doing them even if you really don't think you can, when I started level 3 I couldn't do any at all but I kept pushing and falling over myself going at my own pace and giving it everything I had, I can now do all the first set and the second set missing out a few, its like your body just clicks how to do it if you keep forcing it and like Jillian says they are really effective my thighs are like rocks just now!

lifesgreatquestions Sun 01-Sep-13 16:52:17

I'll be curious to hear what people think of Ripped so do post when you get to it!

IcedCoffeeQueen Sun 01-Sep-13 18:54:30

Ive tried level one already its good I posted about it a bit further back, yesterday I shredded then thought id have a look at level 2 got half way through the warm up and turned it off I could tell I wouldn't have the energy harder and longer and that's just the warm up! going to be effective though I can tell, will post about it again once ive started properly

Well I did it. Level 2 day 5, though should probably have started again after a 4 day break (oops, it was my birthday though, yes I commiserate for 4 days!)

Back every night this week, and Friday morning then away for a couple of days. Sharing a cottage with some friends so will take the DVD with me and hope I get time to do it.

BinksToEnlightenment Sun 01-Sep-13 19:46:01

Ripped in 30 looks pretty good! I just watched the trailer.

Is anyone following any of her meal plans? I'm really impressed with the toning and strength I've gained, but not the weight gain.

I couldn't do loads of level two to start and was having to have breaks and follow Anita. I can do the whole thing following Natalie now though. I have high hopes I can do the same with level three.

BinksToEnlightenment Sun 01-Sep-13 19:50:03

I get ants in my pants to do more exercise, too! Does anyone else get this?

Last night, I got out of bed at 1am to see how many push ups I could do off the cuff. I did twenty, easily.

I can't believe what I'm turning into, but I like it!

wallpaperaddict Sun 01-Sep-13 20:48:13

Can someone please make me shred? I've been so busy I just realised I've not done it! I know I've got to do it but its so late now...

MrsMcGregor Sun 01-Sep-13 20:52:02

Binks shock, are you crazy? Push ups at 1am?

Ripped sounds okay at 27 mins. Had a look at the UTube clip a week or two ago and it does look intense. Enjoy it Iced! I just need to complete L2. 4 more days though not doing a 6.30am session tomorrow as I have felt really unwell this evening.

Lovely to read so many enthusiastic posts!

wallpaperaddict Sun 01-Sep-13 21:43:23

Ok just done it! Level 3 day 5! 5 down, 5 to go.
Even the dreaded jumping lunges were easy today! Yay!

RippingYarns Sun 01-Sep-13 21:46:32

there's a new september shred thread here

we can go and show them all how it's done

but not you SPB we know you're lurking and shirking

wallpaperaddict Sun 01-Sep-13 21:57:00

Thanks for the link to that thread ripping.

BinksToEnlightenment Sun 01-Sep-13 23:52:04

MrsMcGregor - grin I know, right! In my defence, I had terrible insomnia. But the shred has definitely turned me into a different person. Weeeeired!

wallpaperaddict - You're my lunge hero

Level 2 day 6 done.

I like some of the exercises but the sheer amount of plank work makes me hate level 2, please tell me there isn't as much in level 3. Pretty please??

wallpaperaddict Mon 02-Sep-13 20:09:00

Level 3 day 6 with 2.2kg weights done! Woohoo!

glen no not so much plank work in L3! A little but lots of other evil stuff! Jumping lunges, travelling press ups, cardio with weights! It's great! grin

RippingYarns Mon 02-Sep-13 20:17:12

Fuck me, I'm so tired after todays shred just now I don't even remember how many days I've done

Good news is i managed some of those jumping lunge things without breaking anything

Apart from my arse bones. They are in tatters :-D

wallpaperaddict Mon 02-Sep-13 21:20:44

Arse bones in tatters!!! ripping I almost spat my tea!!! So funny! My DH, bless him, said my jumping lunges looked graceful today!

TwentyTinyToes Mon 02-Sep-13 22:34:34

Day 1 of level 2 completed today, i looked far from graceful, what's with all the bloody plank work?! And so much leaping about, my coordination struggled.

Binks press ups at 1am?! shock grin are you mad?

Seriously impressed with those on level 3, well done. At what point did level 2 become easier?

wallpaperaddict Mon 02-Sep-13 22:38:06

twenty I never really enjoyed L2 but I'd say it got easier around the 4th day!

BinksToEnlightenment Mon 02-Sep-13 23:24:58

Level two for me got easier about day five or six.

Day three of level three done!

RippingYarns Tue 03-Sep-13 08:45:55

L2 got easier for me when I started L3 ;)

TwentyTinyToes Tue 03-Sep-13 10:01:33

Did day 2, level 2 earlier, loads harder today, my poor shoulders. Ripping not a fan of level 2 then?! I'll hold onto your day 4 wallpaper. I am absolutely starving too, oh well only two hours until lunchtime.

BalloonSlayer Tue 03-Sep-13 10:11:26

Urgh Day 3 of Level 2 done.

Found it really hard today - I found day 1 easier and I had a corker of a hangover!

MrsMcGregor Tue 03-Sep-13 10:30:50

Well done you lot! You're doing great but I really don't like the sound OD L3.

Having a bad time with L2. Just did 3/4 of day 7 and thought sod it. I don't have Jillian and I need her. L2 disappeared from UTube so 8 downloaded it via iTunes to my iPad. Well, it's not there. It says 27 mins are downloaded but only gives me a 30 second trailer! Flipping heck. Shall have to look into it and sort it for tomorrow. It's not fresh enough in my head for me to remember all the exercises in sequence and anyway, I've discovered I need Jillian to nag me. I did all the strength circuits and the first two of cardio and abs so guess I only skipped the last cardio and abs. Didn't have the heart. Need a pep talk ladies! grin

RippingYarns Tue 03-Sep-13 11:03:13

Have you tried on Netflix, MrsM?

I can't remember the sequences either so need the prompt too

IcedCoffeeQueen Tue 03-Sep-13 11:46:21

done shred day 28 today cant believe im nearly finished, actually looking forward to starting ripped, time of the month is due though which always makes things much harder for me sad

MrsMcGregor Tue 03-Sep-13 13:17:42

Iced - well done, that's fabulous. Am looking forward to reading reports on Ripped.

Ripping - thanks, hadn't thought of Netfix but have just found it hidden in videos so am good to go. Will try for tomorrow morning but with school then builder followed by Tesco it isn't looking hopeful. sad

wallpaperaddict Tue 03-Sep-13 19:48:59

I'm going to take a rest day today. This virus thing I've had since last week is lingering and I look awful today. I've even lost my appetite and that just isn't right for me! sad

I just started the shred today! I did it way back in February too, but need to do it again...I actually look pregnant at the moment. Not good.

RippingYarns Tue 03-Sep-13 19:58:20

hope you're better soon wallpaper, rest days are good, you will return with renewed vigour and vitality grin

Hi there Visualise and welcome.

BinksToEnlightenment Tue 03-Sep-13 20:01:44

Level three day four done. I only had to have a couple of tiny breathers during the craziness. I did all the jumping lunges!

RippingYarns Tue 03-Sep-13 20:17:45

Binks that's brilliant!

they are bloody hard going - well done

i've just noticed how great my shoulders look as i went past a mirror just now <preens>

IcedCoffeeQueen Tue 03-Sep-13 21:51:17

Im starting to struggle I think since shredding earlier ive went downhill why on day 28 is it all going wrong! I have eaten an angel slice, half a twix and a smoked sausage tonight I have no idea why just feeling really rubbish, my ankle is really hurting, my knee and my wrist - damn those level 3 planks on your weights!

BinksToEnlightenment Tue 03-Sep-13 23:08:08

IcedCoffeeQueen -that's not really so much to eat. I had a MacDonalds breakfast. Two days running!

wallpaperaddict Tue 03-Sep-13 23:16:56

iced I feel really rubbish tonight too. Hot and grumpy with a sore throat and headache. I've eaten rubbish today as well as I've not fancied anything so picked, missing breakfast and lunch. Those planks on weights really agitate my already bad neck! I hope you feel better come the morning!