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May 30 Day Shred - come one, come all

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yadahyadah Wed 30-Apr-14 21:07:13

Logging my daily JM fix and getting advice and motivation has been great over the past two months so here is a thread for all those of you who want to do the same again or for the first time. Come on, summer's nearly here and your butt's got Jillian's name on it smile

tabulahrasa Tue 03-Jun-14 17:52:11

It's his own fault, he volunteered after I said not a hope, lol.

AnyaKnowIt Tue 03-Jun-14 17:46:17

Haha I don't blame you for staying home. Your poor dp thought!

tabulahrasa Tue 03-Jun-14 17:39:18

Ah, I'm at home, lol...DP's taking her.

It's blooming madness enough with the girls that are blooming going, nevermind adding a crowd that size.

AnyaKnowIt Tue 03-Jun-14 17:31:02

Good luck tabulahrasa its madness out there!

yadahyadah Tue 03-Jun-14 15:42:57

yadahyadah Tue 03-Jun-14 15:40:12

30-day Shred - class of June 2014 (1 Post)

yadahyadah Tue 03-Jun-14 15:36:16

Oh boy Ri30 L3 D6 done. Btw we should start a June thread so that new people can feel encouraged to get Shredded. I shall create a new thread for us all to migrate to. Flipping heck this level is hard. F knows what awaits me in L4. All those doing Shred and worrying about not seeing results, fear not, if not the first time round, you will definitely see and measure changes the second. I lost a few inches from my not particularly trouble zones after Shred but Ripped is reaching the parts other exercise has not reached. 30-day program's are very good for getting your head into the zone but I think it is best to view it as a starting point. 90 days is a good marker for seeing measuring and feeling a massive change, I reckon.

tabulahrasa Tue 03-Jun-14 11:32:59

Well I don't know if I'm getting to do it today or not as DD is going to see one direction tonight and one of the girl's going has fallen out with everyone else and stuffed up all the transport arrangements.

The joy of teenagers hmm

If I do enough frantic running round trying to sort it out, does it count as exercise or do I have to take it as a rest day? lol

I might manage to fit it in while she's there screaming at them I suppose.

AnyaKnowIt Tue 03-Jun-14 10:31:25

I was only so pleased that I could touch my toes as that's the only difference I've noticed

Lambzig Tue 03-Jun-14 10:11:07

RI30 L3D6 done. This is not a fun level.

I take the kids swimming every week so am immune to appearing in public in a swimsuit. I had hoped to get away with a bikini on holiday, but perhaps at 47 that's an unrealistic expectation. Damn you Helen Mirren, Liz Hurley, Sharon Stone et al.

ImogenQuy Tue 03-Jun-14 08:20:53

Snap, Anyanknowit! I can't touch my toes though, and I can't do the second set of squat thrusts yet. I can do two full sets of plank jacks following Natalie, though <preens>.

No way would I ever be seen in public in any kind of swimwear. I have to say I'm a bit disappointed that I'm nearly half way through the Shred, I'm working hard and I'm not seeing any changes yet. Possibly my stomach is a lost cause, but I would have hoped the rest of me might start to look less like blancmange in a bag (great image, tabulahrasa).

AnyaKnowIt Mon 02-Jun-14 20:12:09

30DSL2D4 and I can now touch my toes grin

yadahyadah Mon 02-Jun-14 17:08:36

Ri30 L3D5 done.

Lambzig Mon 02-Jun-14 16:34:54

It has shrunk me, really a lot. I have 36 inch hips for goodness sake, it's just the tummy is definitely blancmange in a bag (brilliant description).

tabulahrasa Mon 02-Jun-14 13:30:11

Other than part of my arms and my shoulders...I'm mostly made of blancmange trapped in a bag - there's less blancmange than there used to be though, so it's good. grin

That's quite a weird image to just drop into conversation, thinking about it, but hey, it's true, lol.

So I think bikinis would just sort of sink in...that's not a good look. blush

I have gone down two trouser sizes for doing shred/ripped though since starting it, not quite as much in jeans, but then I don't need to jump up and down in them.

Lambzig Mon 02-Jun-14 13:14:45

Oh I glossed over the fish belly white skin, the wrinkly knees and the scaly feet, the tummy was the worst bit. Everything else does look toned though.

tabulahrasa Mon 02-Jun-14 12:14:02


"I might have given up by now if it weren't for this thread!"

I find on the days were I really can't be bothered having this thread pop up spurs me on.

Oh and I'd so not take it with me if it's only one day, just have a rest day, lol.

Lambzig, if the only thing that you're noticing in a bikini is your tummy, I really wouldn't stress that much...I still wouldn't even wear a one piece, lol.

Lambzig Mon 02-Jun-14 08:57:39

RI30 L3D5 done. It's finally come together. I managed it all at advanced except for the hop bits at the end (which send severe pain up my ankle so probably not a good idea). Even did the rock and roll crunches without looking too ungainly (there may have been a quick shove to get me upright again though).

Super active day yesterday, did RI30, took the kids swimming, then did a 5 mile country walk (still counts if it was to a pub and back doesn't it?). Was feeling quite smug until I tried my bikini on this morning, I think everything else being toned has made my CS tummy look worse.

ImogenQuy Mon 02-Jun-14 07:12:07

L2D3 done. I might have given up by now if it weren't for this thread! I have to go away for work tonight - dithering about whether to take JM and my portable DVD player and Shred in the hotel room tomorrow morning or whether to award myself a day off.

TorianaTollywobbles Sun 01-Jun-14 21:09:24

Well done Better, those are fantastic results! Were you also dieting at the same time, or is that just from the Shred?

Imogen, I am the same, although I've done L2, and am going to start L3. I haven't lost any weight or inches yet either. I'm hoping that its because muscle weighs more grin

L3 starts tomorrow!

AnyaKnowIt Sun 01-Jun-14 19:47:24

Well done BetterWithCheese

I know I said I was having the weekend off but I actually felt like doing it today

ImogenQuy Sun 01-Jun-14 18:26:14

Well done, BetterWithCheese! Lucky you - I have a long way to go (and my measurements aren't changing at all - growl - though I suppose I ought to be grateful they're not going up as I've put on weight).

Lambzig Sun 01-Jun-14 16:42:26

RI30 L3D4 done very gently. My neck and shoulders hurt so much this morning I decided to do it and hope it loosened me up and it worked. I was quite careful though.

BWC, I do each level 8 or 9 times. I think yadah does it ten times, so up to you really.

StuntNun Sun 01-Jun-14 12:12:14

Well done Better what a great feeling to be finished. smile

Ri30 L1D1 done. I thought it was too easy at first but it really ramps up towards the end. I also did the core workout on Kettlebells for Beginners and used my 6kg bell for most of it but had to go back to my 4kg bell for the end.

BetterWithCheese Sun 01-Jun-14 12:09:21

Meg I hate those plank leg things in the last circuit, I can't do them in full plank but find it hard to get my form right on my knees.

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