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February Shred Thread 2014

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LilyJoAndMe Fri 31-Jan-14 15:44:02

Starting the next thread for all those doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred - Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3.
For those having problems with their knees on the higher impact activities here are some suggestions from TalkinPeace:

^The secret is to build up the teeny muscles that support the side of the patella:

LOTS of balancing and yoga

- stand with feet 6 inches apart, knees slightly bent, lift one foot off the floor, close eyes and see how long you can hold, repeat to other side.
- stand with feet 6 inches apart, up onto tiptoes with legs straight, close eyes for as long as you can
- stand on one foot, move the other foot to the front, side, back, side, in smooth semicircles about two inches off the floor - five each way each side before resting.

Alternative to skipping : march on the spot, bringing your knees up as high as you can.
Alternative to running : walk at jogging pace, pumping arms up to ceiling
Alternative to jumping jacks : half jacks, pump arms alternate sides and ceiling.^

spinningirl10 Fri 31-Jan-14 16:19:21

Hi, thanks Lily for the new threadgrin

Forgot to measure myself this morning so will do it tomorrow. I did weigh myself though and I've lost another 2lb this weekgrin

2tiredtocare Fri 31-Jan-14 17:16:18

Checking in for day 2 tomorrow smile

Standingonlego Fri 31-Jan-14 18:57:54

January was a big non-starter....but signing in to kick off tomorrow smile

Mumtoh Fri 31-Jan-14 20:20:23

Missed two days due to life in general, but got myself some 1kg weights which I am determined to use for all the exercises.

Back on it tomorrow!

intheround Fri 31-Jan-14 21:04:18

I managed all of the walking out pushups ok L2 today!!!! Something must be working.

tanukiton Fri 31-Jan-14 22:44:13

ok d24 l3 d6 . I have lost 5kgs. My arms are looking good. i am fitter too. Still have the muffin but it feels firm under the flabby bit.

tanukiton Fri 31-Jan-14 22:46:04

I have some questions
Does anyone do the shred with 5:2 ?
What do you eat before and after the shred? I usually have a banana before but nothing too much because of the supermans..

monkeytennismum Fri 31-Jan-14 23:26:46

I've done 3 days of L1 but, like mumtoh - life has got in the way the last couple of days. Trying to keep motivated to fit in a session over the weekend.

Can I ask, did anyone find that their calves 'burnt' on the skipping bit when they started? I am hoping this will pass!

FlockOfTwats Fri 31-Jan-14 23:28:47

Can i join?!

I started the shred on monday, so done day 5 (friday). I did it last year but got pregnant halfway through it, Was so impressed though and saw good results in just those two weeks.

Had DS2 in november and ready to tone up again, Not got that much weight to lose, just a bit of padding on the hips and the stomach.

The only thing i struggle with is the weights so doing it without for now, but i have a massive previous injury so i think weights might be a no go altogether, I do crunches and bicycle crunches when she does the chest things and dumbell rolls.

Getting better at push ups lol.

Seeing some results already, look a bit less padded out and ive lost an inch off the upper waist and half an inch off the belly smile

spinningirl10 Sat 01-Feb-14 08:05:58

Morning shreddersgrin

D20 L3 d2 done!!!

What's everyone planning to do when they've finished shred? I have killer abs and killer buns and thighs. Have tried L1 on both and liked them so I'll be moving on to one of those. Still want to mix in some shred as well.

FlockOfTwats Sat 01-Feb-14 09:30:52

L1 D6 done smile

Spinning I like the look of ri30 or 60dsp, So probably one of those!

Nightwish Sat 01-Feb-14 10:10:28

Signing in, shredding later.

LakeFlyPie Sat 01-Feb-14 11:35:05

Thanks for Feb Thread.
L2 D10 done, looking forward to a change tomorrow although am a bit scared of talk of Supermans whatever they are and rumour of jumping jacks with weights shock
monkeytennis my calves used to burn after the skipping on L1 but I tried out a L1 day last week (to have a day off L2) and no burn at all so my muscles must be a bit stronger and have more endurance now which is pleasing.

I definitely feel fitter but haven't lost any weight because I haven't addressed my overeating so that's the plan for next week.
I also planned to start C25K when I finished the 30 days of Shred which seems scarily close now.
Maybe I'll do another month of Shredding (Natalie style) whilst I do some serious healthy eating and then start running when the evenings are lighter (and I am too!)

2tiredtocare Sat 01-Feb-14 14:29:39

L1 day 2 done smile

Logg1e Sat 01-Feb-14 18:16:46

Monkey yes, my calves sometimes burn when skipping.

L2D3 done today after a Friday rest day.

NotYouNaanBread Sat 01-Feb-14 19:10:38

I've just ordered the DVD and an starting when it arrives on Monday.

I'm 35 & 8.5st, post 2 babies and after learning how to use yeast in baking over Christmas, have noticed a serious muffin top that wasn't there before! Clearly can't rely on that youthful metabolism any more, so 2014 is the year I get properly fit and toned. My weight is fine, I'm just soft and jiggly and don't want to be.

Will take before photos and measurements tomorrow when it's bright.

FlockOfTwats Sat 01-Feb-14 20:49:44

After shred this morning, i've been out for the day, with the 11 week old (Who weighs nearly a stone) strapped to me. He doesn't like standing still, he likes moving side to side. So i've been doing side lunges with him on me... This can only be a good thing?

spinningirl10 Sat 01-Feb-14 21:42:59

Thought I'd pop on and update my measurements!

First measured on Jan 7th and since then I've lost 2" from my waist and my bum and also 2" from my hips.....really pleased with that!
I have been watching what I eat and am also going to the gym for extra cardio at least 4 times a week.

I would advise anyone just starting out to take measurements grin

spinningirl10 Sat 01-Feb-14 21:44:05

Haha Flock.....side lunges with almost a stone extra weight is fab!!! grin

Logg1e Sat 01-Feb-14 21:45:05

I wish I'd taken measurements. I was just going on how clothes fit.

Mumtoh Sun 02-Feb-14 00:16:53

You lot who've lost inches are seriously ace! Well done.

I shredded this morning, forgot to update then so doing it now. L2 about day 14 I think not counting the time I was poorly and didn't do it or my rest days. Used my 1kg weights throughout and was general ok.

Don't think I will be shredding tomorrow unless I can fit in in the afternoon.

MrsMarcMarquez Sun 02-Feb-14 09:01:37

January didn't happen so marking place for Feb. On Day 3 of L1, calves are so so sore, but going to push through the pain and keep going.

MrsMarcMarquez Sun 02-Feb-14 09:03:31

To add, I have a stone at least to lose and until I get some hand weights I'm using baked bean tins!

spinningirl10 Sun 02-Feb-14 11:33:45

D21 L3 d3 and an hour at the gym done grin

I'm really enjoying level 3 and can definitely notice a difference in my body and my abs!!

We've decided to go away for a week in the sun next week so if I feel ok I'm going to go straight through with no day off.....want to finish 30days before we go!!

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