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Hi all.... so sorry for radio silence, have been slightly haphazard and rubbish on the exercise front recently plus DH is away over half term and I have 2 kids to keep busy.....
Have been trying to shred, plus 5:2 plus I also started the c25k last week (great minds wisekneehair!), and am REALLY wanting to see more of a difference! Motivation slightly lacking in that the results are not exactly jumping out at me.....
did ripped L1 today for the first time, will probably go back to the shred L3, as it is more of a challenge, and Jillian is less bossy and more motivational in the shred....
fasted yesterday, and did day 2 of c25k, which I am also enjoying! Am really NOT enjoying my rolls of belly which have remained pretty static (re: shrinkage) since the initial excitement back in January I think. The fasting makes me completely obsessed with food and I am not really enjoying it, but hoping it will help with the belly fat issue....
Might even have another go at shred L3 tonight. Really really want to shift some of the gut before spring really appears. Plus we are off to the mountains after Easter, and if there is any snow left, I might even SKI (for the first time in a decade), and I could do with upping my fitness levels......
Wow orangina lots going on there. Good luck with the 5:2, I couldn't do that. I really enjoyed my first go at C25K as well. I'm looking forward to doing it again tomorrow. I'm sure all your hard work will pay off, just keep at it.
Evening. I am getting quite addicted to the exercise, tbh. Did a brisk lunchtime walk yesterday, followed by day two of C25K when I got home from work, then lv 3 RI30 later in the evening. I've just walked today and am unlikely to have chance to do any more and I am feeling a bit disappointed. I think, for me, exercise really helps my mood, so once I start, I get addicted on the endorphins.
It's difficult isn't it neither when life gets in the way? Good luck with your run tomorrow. I'm going to do day 3 of week 1 of C25K later, so I'm a lot bit behind you there! Have a good weekend everyone.
C25K is the best thing I ever did - I started it a couple of years ago (on a lovely thread here) and became addicted to running. I'm not fast, and I don't always go far (my longest distance is a half marathon) but I love it .
Off to shred - one of my colleagues comments on how toned my arms were looking this week, which has inspired me to keep going with the light weights
Good grief, it's scary how 3 weeks of too much chocolate and not enough exercise has an effect. I struggled my way through level 2 and found it really hard . Now I'm back on the shred I need to stay on it!
Well I had a good trip away but ca,e back not having done anything for over a week I had a light aikido session on Thursday and managed an 11 mile run yesterday ( I thought my friend was going for a short one! )
I discovered running a couple of years ago having always thought I'd hate it. I have lovely countryside around me and I surprised myself by loving it!
Need to get back to some toning so maybe extreme shred today.
Welcomed Tom, we should have started a February thread really, but a bit late now! Well done on the runs ninja and neither. It's great when someone comments on how good you look, isn't it? It's mostly my DH here saying my bum has got smaller I think he thinks its a good thing. Walked, ran, did some abs and weights yesterday. Haven't decided whether I'm doing anything today or not, only just hot in a short while ago from a Christening. Might do 6W6P later.
I need to get back on it. Was very slack last week. Less than 4 weeks til my holiday too and want to look the best I can for that (tried on a bikini yesterday and bf said I looked hot though so that is good)
Hi everyone! Glad to hear that we are all continuing to make progress.... and it's nice when it is noticed by others too..... DH says I am changing shape (yay!) and while I don't appear to have lost any more weight, there is definitely less spare flab to grip at tummy/hip level, so am determined to keep going. c25k is going slowly, hardly got the chance to do it last week, plus I am finding it SO DIFFICULT to make myself go outside unless absolutely necessary in this weather, but will have another go tomorrow I think..... freakoid, my sitting rolls and plank hang down are still there, but in reduced form too.... plus the texture of it all (ewww) is better, much smoother, no more lumpy custard.... hooray!
Am quite enjoying shred L3, so am keeping going on that for the time being. Am possibly going to dump the 5:2 diet, doesn't agree with my personality type and makes me hellishly grumpy.......
Not back into this at all And I really want to be as that lovely lean feeling I was starting to get has all gone and I feel doughy again. I could also have done with the exercise this week to prepare for the skiing.
No post beating myself up though as work has been manic, as have the kids!
Didnt swim in the end, pool had inflatables session on then was booked for a party. After I had psyched myself up too! Took dc out on their bikes instead so had a 50 min brisk walk (even brisker after the dc ignored my don't go too far ahead and wait before you go round corners rule )
Today I need to do proper workout. My arms are killing me though!