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5:2/4:3 Shredders!!! Tips...motivation...results!!

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monster54 Wed 24-Jul-13 20:51:24

I know that I struggle with exercise...I've ordered the DVD and am going to take some measurements and check in here!!!

Anyone else who wants to join in LET'S GO!!!!!!

DownstairsMixUp Mon 07-Oct-13 13:22:19

Hi wriggle no i have quite, well, actually, a really teeny frame and going by most wrist measurement things it seems about the ideal weight for me! I wore a size 6 top and 8 bottom when I was last 8 stone 4, though I've said I will see how I feel at 8 stone 7lb as I'm going to take in to account the weights i'm doing to.

Which one is the main thread? smile

wrigglebum Mon 07-Oct-13 09:56:05

You are welcome to join but it's pretty quiet. I mainly used it to keep track of where I was. There's plenty more support on the main thread. In terms of dinners, I think there is a recipes thread. I use the Hairy Dieters cookbook too as there's lots of good stuff in there.

I'm 5"6' and 9st7 was my target, would 8st4 not be underweight for you? At first on shred my weight plateaued as there was a bit of muscle building going on, so that might be what has happened for you.

DownstairsMixUp Mon 07-Oct-13 09:36:39

Hello all can i join?

I've been shredding for a bit now, about to do L1day10 today and onto level 2 tomorrow but the lbs just haven't been shifting, though def seen an improvement in my endurance, my arms feel tighter and more toned to!
I'm 9 stone 7lb at the momet and 5'5 and ideally would like to be 8 stone 4lbs! So i'm starting the fasting diet. What does everyone feel is more effective here? 5:2 or the 4:3? Also any inspiration for dinners?!

Today i am doing grilled chicken with golden vegetable rice and 80grams of chargrilled veg and i've had half a grapefruit for breakfast and my snack will be 5 strawberries!

wrigglebum Sun 06-Oct-13 14:01:08

Thank you flowers.

Really excited to try something new now.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sun 06-Oct-13 13:50:26

Wow! Looking buff! Looking great!
flowers and big applause smile smile you did fab!

wrigglebum Sun 06-Oct-13 10:13:27

Ps- after pic on profile now (don't have any before pics).

wrigglebum Sun 06-Oct-13 10:12:55

Done, done, done!!!!!!!!!!!

Dripping sweat now!

See you on the6w6p thread in a few days grin.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sat 05-Oct-13 22:45:13

Hopefully I can restart gently next week with light weights, back is much better.
It sounds more of an exciting rescue than it really was: basically he lay down and had a tantrum so I scooped him like a surfboard and he wriggled, wrenching my back, the silly clot.

So is tomorrow the final shred?

wrigglebum Sat 05-Oct-13 06:44:54

I think I will try that Trucks, I will probably start it early next week. Again, I won't do it every day like the plan but I'll try it as often as I can. I'm using my hula hoop too to help tone up my waist.

Sorry to hear about your ribs but at least DS is safe. It must have been so scary, well done on the rescue SuperMum smile.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sat 05-Oct-13 01:18:38

Oh big well done you're staring at the finish line!
Want to join me in 6week 6 pack thread in exercise?
I'm going to have to restart after doing over half as I sprained 2 ribs rescuing DS from reversing car danger.
Physio should ok me to restart in 7-10 days...

wrigglebum Fri 04-Oct-13 18:03:32

L3D9 done today so will be finished very soon! Will try and post some after pictures- just a shame I didn't do before pictures.

wrigglebum Wed 02-Oct-13 13:43:03

L3D8 done- 2 more and I'm finished!

wrigglebum Mon 30-Sep-13 20:26:13

Hey Like, hope you're getting great results too!

L3D7 done, managing to do quite a few more of the advanced moves now.

Took ds2 swimming this morning and wore a bikini, felt pretty confident in it too. My tummy does need a bit more toning and there's still a bit of loose skin (not to mention the stretch marks I got in the last month of my second and final pregnancy), but not too bad at all.

LikeaHurricane Sun 29-Sep-13 09:54:34

Hi all, I've been 5 2ing for 10 months now and have been using Jillian DVDs for years amongst others. I love the shred and ripped in 30 and I agree, six week six pack is amazing. I recently bought no more trouble zones and can highly recommend it. It has me sweating buckets and at about 50 minutes is manageable time wise. It really tones you up in that midsection.
You can find it on you tube but it's in separate sections so you have to set them up in seperate windows but it will give you a good idea before you buy. There isn't much cardio but believe me your heart rate will be through the roofsmile

wrigglebum Sat 28-Sep-13 20:05:55

And yes, really effective. I recommend them to anyone who'll listen now but I don't think anyone has taken it on board yet. Ripped is supposed to be good.

wrigglebum Sat 28-Sep-13 20:03:53

I quite fancy trying the yoga meltdown too, I think it's on YouTube.

Well, another this morning so L3D6 done. Both boys were there and DS1 (4yo) was joining in and cheering me on- very sweet. The 17mo just giggled at me smile.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sat 28-Sep-13 12:51:48

I'm doing 6 week 6 pack: it is amazing.
I really like it and the results are staggering.
I sometimes do l3 shred if pushed got time. Or yoga meltdown if its evening ( usually exercise fasting in the morning because I do 16:8 now not full fasts. After dropping DS at preschool.)

Jillian workouts really are effective aren't they?
I think I will try ripped next if I can get hold of a copy.

wrigglebum Sat 28-Sep-13 07:39:07

I know! Planning to shred again today, so even closer there. Still some wobbles around the mid section, and inner thighs, but my arms and shoulders are looking nice.

I have the JM boxset, so I think I might mix it around with some Burn Fat Boost Metabolism, No More Trouble Zones and a few shred workouts across the various levels but trying to up the weights. Might try some Six Week Six Pack but that scares me as my abs are shite. Planks no problem but I can barely get through the Anita crunches etc in Shred. Plus a bit of hula hooping on days off- might look at some hula workouts too.

What are you working on Trucks?

TrucksAndDinosaurs Fri 27-Sep-13 23:25:05

Ooh not long now! What will you do next?

wrigglebum Fri 27-Sep-13 10:57:46

L3D5 done yesterday, half way through L3 now. Feeling leaner!

wrigglebum Mon 23-Sep-13 09:41:59

Thanks Trucks! I'm actually really enjoying it, have added in some hula hooping too to help work those abs. My aim now is to try and reduce my body fat, so building my muscles will help with that. I'm really pushing it to try and do as many moves like Natalie as possible, then once I've done that I'll try and up the weights. I really can't believe I could ever to a full set of proper push ups though!

TrucksAndDinosaurs Mon 23-Sep-13 01:23:10

Go wriggle! You are nailing it! smile

wrigglebum Sun 22-Sep-13 23:01:07


Definitely feeling a lot stronger and I can see that I'm toning up.

wrigglebum Thu 19-Sep-13 14:50:25

L3D3 done, I'm getting there!

wrigglebum Wed 18-Sep-13 19:22:25

L3D2 done. Mostly managed Anita moves (especially abs), but managed a few like Natalie, or started on Natalie then dropped back.

Feeling good and a lot more toned. Thank goodness it's a cheap workout as I need to spend a fortune on clothes! Jeans I bought just a couple of months ago are now baggy.

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