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no more Skinny Fat we're getting toned!!!!

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gracelesslady Sun 02-Dec-12 11:10:34

How about a lovely new thread where we can pat each other's backs and applaud the virtue of all the exercise we're going to do to get rid of the skinny fat, and just be stronger and fitter?

What are you going to do? I'm not a massive fan of Jillian, so I'm doing different Tracy Anderson DVDs. I just did the post pregnancy one and may need some the therapy it was so hard ;)

TalkinPeace2 Sun 09-Dec-12 16:06:48

the scales do not measure WHERE the fat is, nor are they accurate - within 5%
the nurses on my cohort study think that should be banned!

pinch an inch
I'm 47, 5'5""
can still pinch an inch on my tummy and back of hips - nowhere lese
BUT unless you can pull a hollow under your ribs, you carry too much visceral fat ...

thebluenailbrush Sun 09-Dec-12 16:25:02

i've name changed- i often do. I like the american council on exercise's chart on fat levels as you can define which category you go into. Even when i was only 19% fat i still felt flabby and needed to tone up. I was slim though- undoubtedly so, but far from emaciated as i was well within the healthy BMI for my height.

According to a chart i saw today, although my waist size is fine for my height ideally it should be smaller. Nurse i saw recently for a health check said it was envious but at 26.5 inches and a height of only 5.2 doesn't feel envious to me. I guess we all know when we feel ok about ourselves and letting things slide too much is IMHO dangerous.

the top link is interesting as it shows a young man's body change as he starts lifting weights, the final stage is most impressive, he loses virtually no more weight but drops body fat and looks so different. Wonder if there is a woman's story out there?

janglebells2013 Sun 09-Dec-12 16:33:30

i done part of a dance dvd today. i wish i could get motivated to do the hardcore jillian dvd i have so i could get properly toned and feel like id done something. but i enjoy the dance one, at at least im moving! hopefully once i learn the moves properly itl be more of a work out.

gracelesslady Sun 09-Dec-12 16:34:36

I can pinch a LOT of inches.... Having done some reading it seems hardcore cardio plus serious weight lifting is the way forwards but like I said previously I did the shred for a few months and it did nothing! I was a bit anaemic and my diet wasn't brilliant (not terrible either, but not perfect) so maybe this was why?

I run quite a bit but not since the summer cos I had a hip injury. It's still tender now sad

shithappensx1000 Sun 09-Dec-12 22:16:07

My scales often say error when working out my body fat, but is usually 24-26%
So how do I tone my arms and inner thighs?
Legs, bum and stomach are not bad from all the running (and bit of swimming and cycling) I do.

gracelesslady Mon 10-Dec-12 09:32:26

TA PP done. And did 10 double leg/with weight proper pikes. Ta da!!

Hope everyone else is having a cheerfully exercisey Monday x

kaumana Mon 10-Dec-12 10:45:39

Morning all! Feeling a bit stiff today as upped my weights on squats and lunges at a class last night. Going to the gym tonight to try out the Powerplate, will try out the different exercises on it and report back.

Shit - have you tried tricep dips, push ups etc?

gracelesslady Mon 10-Dec-12 23:34:30

I've been to yoga tonight - lots of Ashtanga style sun salutations and many planks... My poor tummy is wondering what's happened to it!!

shit you could try Tracy Andersons mat workout / it's about 5 or 6 pounds on amazon and has the toughest arm workout ever. It looks so easy but is SO difficult and really great for strengthening your arms without lifting weights. It's only about 8 minutes long for the arm section of the workout. Yoga's pretty good too. I like it cos it complements running really well, stretching out everything that gets tight with running, and there's plenty of postures that use your arms supporting your body weight which is good for keeping them toned and strong. HTH xx

thebluenailbrush Tue 11-Dec-12 08:53:09

graceless thanks for the DVD recommendation but according to amazon uk, its not yet released

is this the right one??

gracelesslady Tue 11-Dec-12 12:54:00

I don't know!!! The mat workout I have is the one with a pinkish cover, the one at the top of the list if you put "Tracy Anderson mat" into amazon. That looks like the US version. Or maybe she's releasing a new DVD?

TalkinPeace2 Tue 11-Dec-12 13:08:59

new BodyBalance routine rolling out across the UK at the moment - a good time to start as even the experts will not know the routine so EVERYBODY will be getting it wrong!

kaumana Tue 11-Dec-12 16:59:00

Never got a shot on the Powerplate as everyone in the gym was looking for a shot, ended up doing another Body Pump class as everything else was fully booked. I thought it would be really hard as I had done the same class the day before but strangely not so much. Hmmm..May have to really rethink the weights I'm doing.

All the Les Mills classes will be starting new routines shortly, (in my gym after the new year) which inc Body Pump, Sh'bam, Body Balance etc which does make it a good time to start.

TalkinPeace2 Tue 11-Dec-12 17:31:12

pump two days in a row - you'll hurt tomorrow afternoon ....

kaumana Tue 11-Dec-12 17:45:24

As you've said, I've been hurting all day, god knows the pain I'll feel tomorrow!

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Tue 11-Dec-12 20:38:30

I have been hiding because I have not been exercising blush and feeling ashamed at my lack of effort in comparison to the rest of you.

But, did an outdoor exercise class on the beach tonight. Consisted of:

Warm up stretches.

20 press ups, 20 high knee jumps.

Rugby-type drill, one person holds pad and braces, the other person drives with their shoulder up and down the beach while the first person tries to stop them (exhausting and kills your quads).

20 double kettle bell presses - with 2 x 10 kg bells (i.e. kettle bells from the ground, lifted and pressed above your head.

20 lunges while holding 2 x 10 kg - interspersed with single kettle bell presses.

35 more press ups, 35 sit ups - both using a bench to hang off for extra pain.

50 metre bear crawl.

200 metre sprint.

Warm down stretches.

I'm knackered but happy smile

gracelesslady Tue 11-Dec-12 21:07:54

unexpected..... ow. And kudos. Do you live somewhere other than the uk? There's nothing that could persuade me to exercise on a beach today wink

gracelesslady Tue 11-Dec-12 21:08:57

kaumana kudos to you too. Stretch woman, stretch!!

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Tue 11-Dec-12 21:14:00

graceless - no, unfortunately, it was bloody freezing! And dark. grin

Although it's all very zen stretching while listening to the waves.

Not so zen shaking the sand out of your pants after someones barrelled into you on the beach!

gracelesslady Tue 11-Dec-12 22:48:32

Ok double kudos then unexpected and grin at sand in your pants!!

gracelesslady Wed 12-Dec-12 18:00:55

Have done bits of TA PP. kept having to stop to attend to kids tea which was cooking. Still, feel proud that I perservered and did a bit of everything (tummy, legs/bum and arms)

Everyone ok?

colette Wed 12-Dec-12 20:56:34

Must get back to TA, am impressed with everyone especially exercising on the beachgrin

kaumana Wed 12-Dec-12 22:40:17

Thanks Graceless have done my stretching..ouch

Wow, impressed Unexpected! Wish I had a beach nearby but would want it somewhere warmer smile

gracelesslady Fri 14-Dec-12 16:47:38

Hello folks, how are your Fridays going? I was out of the house from 7am till 10ish pm yesterday, so didn't do any exercise, funnily enough.

Today have had a bit of a full on with the kids and the house, should do a Tracy DVD but can feel an evening of beer and telly beckoning. Is anyone else being virtuous?!


TalkinPeace2 Fri 14-Dec-12 16:53:42

Mile swim, hour of Yoga, hour of BodyBalance
ready for wine tonight.

kaumana Fri 14-Dec-12 17:14:53

I'm getting ready to head out to a Christmas party so does shaking my thing tonight count as exercise? I shall also be doing repetitive arm raises too grin

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