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30 Day Shred July Challenge - join here

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PessimisticMissPiggy Sat 29-Jun-13 18:48:24

I became I follower of The Shred in June. My reasons are below. Share yours and let's shred together! I lost 5lbs my first week combining the DVD with WW.


I'm a size 16-18, 13st5lbs, 5'8", flabby, wobbly, unfit and desperate to shift the back fat that's making my new correctly sized bra lumpy.

I want my toddler to stop burying her face in my fat belly and blowing raspberries that make my boobs jiggle.

I want my DH to comment my nice arse again.

I want my double chin to melt away.

I want to walk up 5 flights of stairs without lactic acid burning my thighs and being out of breath.

I'm not going to stop until I'm size 12, under 11st and feel like I love my body again. I've hated my body for the last 13 years and I want to look in the mirror and feel good.

Shred is phase one. If I have to do all of Jillian's programmes then so be it.

wem Sat 29-Jun-13 18:56:06

Marking my place to have a muse about this. I've started Shred loads and always see a difference really quickly, but have never stuck with it past a couple of weeks.

Well done on the results you got in June! I may be back in a couple of days smile

QueenBoudicea Sat 29-Jun-13 18:59:44

Count me in - I've been off the shred wagon since February.
It really does work and you see physical changes im your body after about 10 days which really keeps you motivated. I'm going to be combining with 5:2

MrsBertMacklin Sat 29-Jun-13 19:07:44

I'll join you, I need as many Shred buddies as possible to stay motivated until an exercise habit forms (which apparently takes 3 months).

My reasons: I am too ashamed to go to a gym until I get at least a basic level of fitness; I need to work in private at improving this. My disgust at my appearance has been affecting my confidence for too many years and I'm tired of living a life half-lived because of it.

MrsBertMacklin Sat 29-Jun-13 19:09:41

PS combining with 2 other fitness DVDs (Davina with the sound muted and Rosemary Conley) and a 30 minute interval run in the park twice a week).

I'm using My Fitness Pal to calorie count; not on 5:2, I get way too angry if I don't eat regularly!

GoodtoBetter Sat 29-Jun-13 19:23:13

place marking....back latersmile

HavingAnOffDAy Sat 29-Jun-13 19:38:57

I'm in

I'm going on hols at the start of August & need to do something about my figure by then.

I've been low carbing but need to exercise for well being as well as weight loss

I started the shred ages ago but didn't make it past day 12. confused

aftermay Sat 29-Jun-13 19:44:55

I'll join you. I have 6 weeks till holiday abroad and all sorts of other reasons.

IthinkIneedmorewine Sat 29-Jun-13 19:47:09

Me please! I'm 5'6" and 9st12lb. I've put on a stone in the last year and I turn 30 this month. I HATE the way I look naked, but logically I know I'm not massively overweight, just really untoned.

I've started C25K twice this year and had knee injuries both times, so I'm hoping this along with swimming might do the trick... Will be trying to cut down on carbs, alcohol and treats too.

IthinkIneedmorewine Sat 29-Jun-13 19:48:42

As a bit more of an incentive, I'm going to Paris on the 18th July and I don't want to feel like a huge lump next to all the chic Parisians...

aftermay Sat 29-Jun-13 19:50:35

I haven't got the DVD. Last time I started I used YouTube. I hope it's still available on there.

PessimisticMissPiggy Sat 29-Jun-13 21:44:08

Great news, it's not just me! wem thanks, I've managed to do level 1 six times now. Hoping for a two pounds a week from now on.

Keep rolling up smile. All abroad the fitness train!

Yes, it's still on you tube. It's a fiver on amazon too.

GoodtoBetter Sat 29-Jun-13 21:50:31

After it's on youtube, that's what I'm using.
Just done day two, still stiff from yesterday.

My reasons:
I'm fed up of feeling flabby. I'm doing 5:2 (a bit half heartedly) and I'd like to add some exercise in as well.
I have TERRIBLE bingo wings and live in a hot country and they're on show a lot.
I have no strength or stamina
I'd like to do some exercise for health reasons, I'm way too sedentary.

Trazzletoes Sun 30-Jun-13 05:22:53

I'm in a very similar position to MissPiggy only about a stone heavier blush and have been combining the shred with MFP and c25k. My eating habits really need to change to make a real difference. I've not lost any substantial weight yet because I have still been eating like a pig but my clothes fit better and my body feels different and at least I am doing some exercise!

icepole Sun 30-Jun-13 06:19:07


I have been chronically ill this year and not been able to exercise. Will be alone with the kids next month so need something fast and that I can do at home. I feel horrible in my body just now, so unfit and have put on half a stone which looks awful as I so short.

GoodtoBetter Sun 30-Jun-13 06:25:02

what's c25k?

Chubfuddler Sun 30-Jun-13 06:29:12

I started it a couple of months ago and didn't keep it up. In the last six weeks I've put on twelve pounds of the 3.5 stone I've lost so I'm feeling v v cross with myself. I'm with you. In fact I'm going to drink my cup of tea, throw my gear on and do it. Right now.

Chubfuddler Sun 30-Jun-13 07:05:28


GoodtoBetter Sun 30-Jun-13 08:13:08

At 6.30am on a Sunday, Chub? Hardcore shock
I'm SORE today.

Chubfuddler Sun 30-Jun-13 08:30:20

Yup. Now had a lovely long soak and off to pick up DCs from ex. Have a great day all, will check in tomorrow.

HootShoot Sun 30-Jun-13 08:35:30

I've never done shred but have just been reading the reviews on Amazon - it looks amazing! I've been doing WW for about three months and have lost two stone. I've got one more to go but am finding my weight loss has really slowed down so maybe this will help. Do you need to buy weights to go with it? Also (stupid question probably) but do you do excercise videos at home in trainers or with bare feet?

Desari Sun 30-Jun-13 09:28:44

Would love to join in. I have a holiday booked for mid-August and want to wear a bikini for the first time ever!

I'm on day 4 at the moment, have been doing 5:2 since January so I don't have much weight to lose but am in desperate need of general toning / tightening!

GoodtoBetter Sun 30-Jun-13 09:53:33

Hoot, I do it in my pants and a vest top with barefeet. Weights wise I started with 2 tin cans.

Trazzletoes Sun 30-Jun-13 09:53:48

Good it stands for Couch to 5k. It's a 9 week programme to get you from doing basically no exercise to running for half an hour at a time. You run 3x per week so I do Jillian the days in-between and have 1 day off.

PessimisticMissPiggy Sun 30-Jun-13 10:28:57

<waves> welcome all!

Well done chub I originally intended to get up and do it in the mornings before work, but my DD is not sleeping very well and I'm too tired. I do it whilst DH is putting her down in the evenings. Then have a lovely shower afterwards - bonus being I can just roll out of bed in the morning!

Trazzle sounds like when you add in a diet you'll lose effectively because you're in the zone already!

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