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30 Day Shred June challenge

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

Going to start this tomorrow.. anyone with me?

Lavenderloves Tue 25-Jun-13 07:29:45

Ladies can i join you pls.
I'm going on holiday in two weeks time and want to tone up before. I haven't got much weight to loose just inches really.
I've done the shred before and it was amazing, unfortunately i got ill and stopped.

Yesterday i did level one plus a thirty min run. I also walked through/watched 6w6p and boy that's hard and fast. Calories 1600.

My waist 29 my hips 36.5.

ShowOfHands Tue 25-Jun-13 11:30:13

DS is DC2 and was only 6lbs 13oz. Twas a LOT of water but he was also a month early so probably would have been a bit bigger than average if he'd hung on. And the rest of me remained pretty slim, I was just a walking incubator. I have a really shallow pelvis and short body so I just looked ridiculous. Soupa, I had baaaaaaad stretchmarks on my thighs and stomach (and breasts and bum and back and knees) and while they're completely faded to silver, the crepey effect is here to stay. I will always have loose skin and tiger stripes but in my clothes and in a good light out of them, I think I look okay for a woman who's had two mahoosive bumps.

ShowOfHands Tue 25-Jun-13 11:31:53

I'm considering the 6w6p dvd. Or one of the boxsets maybe. Is Jiiiiiiiilyun any less annyoying in 6w6p?

Lavenderloves Tue 25-Jun-13 12:19:49

She's much, much more focused, less chatty, so yes i think she is. To me shred feels like a beginner dvd, lots of motivational chat. ( which i didn't mind, yes it does get annoying after a while) 6w6p is less annoying as she's just getting on with it.

It's free on U tube if you wanted to watch it.

Shred level one done, i will jog later. I've consumed 1000 of my 1600 calories already.

kefybaby Tue 25-Jun-13 13:02:59

Walking incubator: grin

Lavenderloves Tue 25-Jun-13 20:01:32

I did a thirty min run and stuck to the 1600 calories! Two days down.

PessimisticMissPiggy Tue 25-Jun-13 20:26:56

I didn't do it yesterday due to a toddler that refuses to sleep lack of time. I'm just about to send DH out to the shop to give me 25mins alne with Jillian.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shred level one session 4 complete. smile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The push ups are easier in level 2 also.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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