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rusmum Tue 02-Apr-13 15:11:08

Anyone want to join me? Done day 1 today, want to tone up and lose 10 lb ish by 20 may when I go to Corfu, 1st abroad hol in over 10 years. Share success if you have done this programme previously too wink

newbebe Tue 02-Apr-13 21:10:22

I would like to have a go, will start tomorrow, would like to lose some weight before the summer, need to stop hiding behind big jumpers. Want to lose around the same as you, good luck to us both.

glenthebattleostrich Tue 02-Apr-13 21:11:43

I'll start tomorrow too. Got a slightly bigger 3 stone to lose, SW has taken care of the first stone but had an easter binge and need to get back on track.

glenthebattleostrich Wed 03-Apr-13 08:37:34

Day one done. Forgot how hard it is.

Did manage the harder exercises a couple of times though. My big challenge is getting past day 3, I don't think I've ever made it to day 4

GuyMartinsSideburns Wed 03-Apr-13 09:32:00

I should be doing this - I told myself Id start on april 1st and do it for the month but I cricked my neck last week and its only now beginning to feel better. Ive got my dvd out and I'll have a go this evening. Dreading it though, its horrible grin

rusmum Wed 03-Apr-13 10:32:41

Yay welcome!,, just finished day 2 a calorie burn isn't huge though is it? Must push harder tomorrow xxblush

NurseEzzzaChapel Wed 03-Apr-13 12:04:30

Oooh and me and me too! I took the cellophane off to sit and watch the DVD yesterday while I had my soup at lunchtime grin.

Glad to find a thread to help with the motivation. I'm due to graduate from the couch to 5k program on Saturday and I'm planning on carrying on running 3 times a week and shredding on the other days. The couch to 5k thread has been really good for motivation. I'm also trying to lose weight with intermittent fasting and the 5:2 thread has been good for that too.

I like the idea of the fat (ever so slowly) melting away to reveal a fit toned bod. But I have to do something to get one of them. smile

If I'm feeling up to it I might have a go at the shred this afternoon, but as I did a 5k run this morning I won't beat myself up if I don't start the shred until tomorrow.

rusmum Wed 03-Apr-13 12:59:48

I'm on couch to 5 k too, on week 4 after completing it last April and losing 3 stonegrin. But got lazy at put 10 lb back on. Lost lot of fitness to hmm

NurseEzzzaChapel Wed 03-Apr-13 18:11:36

Oh I'm still so unfit! [wail] [snif!]

Shredded this afternoon but kept having to stop. The legs bits weren't too bad but I have zero upper body strength. sad The push up bits were ridiculous! It was all I could do for the second push up bit to just hold the starting position for the easy version. blush I think it'll take me 30 days to be able to finish the easy version of level one. grin

rusmum, I've been reading though the previous couch to 5k threads and I saw you on there. smile

newbebe Wed 03-Apr-13 19:42:42

Oh bum, sorry let you down, run out of time, no energy now, Promise i will start on Monday.

rusmum Thu 04-Apr-13 08:37:41

Shred day 3 here I come, although now sure how ill manage as I can barely walk with achy thighs lol shock

SpottyTeacakes Thu 04-Apr-13 08:47:22

I need to start this again but I have two children now shock and I'm too lazy and unfit I don't think I even have any trainers hmm

CamperWidow Thu 04-Apr-13 08:58:39

Ok, so I started this on the 2nd too. I got her dvd box set, so I've done one day Shred, yesterday I did the 6 week 6 pack and then just done Shred.
Can I just check, I had 'help' from my 18 month old. Every time I got on the floorshe came and sat on me! So that's extra calories burnt, right? Especially on the reverse crunches!!! So I'm allowed an extra biscuit???? grin

rusmum Thu 04-Apr-13 08:59:38

Nurse I can't do press ups I just hold the plank! Spotty welcome!wine

NurseEzzzaChapel Thu 04-Apr-13 09:17:03

Gonna have another go at the shred today. I wondered if it made a difference that a) I'd already gone running in the morning yesterday so may still have been tired from that and b) I find I exercise better in the morning before food and yesterday I shredded in the afternoon.

Of course, that's only for my ability to do cardio and the leg strength exercises. My arms couldn't do it cos they're weak! grin Well, that is the point of doing the shred after all.

rusmum, after much trying earlier in the year I can now do one easy version press up, about 5 seconds of slightly bending my elbows and the rest of the time I have to plank too. blush I'm hoping that's one of the things that will change.

CamperWidow, 'help' from the DCs. grin

SpottyTeacakes Thu 04-Apr-13 09:17:47

Right I will start tomorrow wink but will I bugger my knees doing it in converse?!

NurseEzzzaChapel Thu 04-Apr-13 11:39:37

Had another go today. Had to turn it off. I feel really pathetic not being able to do this, especially as I can finish a 5k run without stopping to walk. sad But I guess this is more intense.

I will try again tomorrow but just do the first circuit until I can complete that. blush

SarahBumBarer Thu 04-Apr-13 14:00:48

OK - I'm a bit behind but I'm ordering my DVD today so should hopefully have it tomorrow. I'm doing a sort of 5:2 / general calorie reduction combo. Also need to order some scales so I can see progress. I'm already with you in spirit though.

emmief77 Thu 04-Apr-13 15:50:47

I always find to get motivated with exercise DVDs at home, find classes much better.. but with DC it is hard to find a class that fits into any spare windows that I have sad

Hoping this thread will keep me motivated, and get me started smile

glenthebattleostrich Thu 04-Apr-13 21:17:40

OK, day 2 did not go well, fell over my 2 year old who was 'helping' me do starjumps.

Day 3 will be better ...

CamperWidow Thu 04-Apr-13 21:48:57

Glen I had that problem too! Yesterday my 3 yr old was running around me in circles while I was trying to do 6 week 6 pack and today the Little Un was 'adding resistence' for me on the crunches! DD1 loves doing the star jumps too!

rusmum Thu 04-Apr-13 21:59:50

Loving the toddler help stories. grin Nurse I find shred ok, ( just ok ish) but struggles to run for 5 full minutes. Don't knock yourself- keep going. See it like week 1 on c25k!! thanks

rusmum Fri 05-Apr-13 08:02:48

Day 4 here I come!!!!!!! Then brew

NurseEzzzaChapel Fri 05-Apr-13 10:29:46

Thanks rusmum! I had another go this morning and managed to stick with it longer as I promised myself I'd only do one circuit but really try my hardest to do it all. I didn't quite manage to do the whole lot. Had to put my arms down for some of the second set of squat and presses and had to just wave my arms in the air for some of the second set of jumping jacks, but a better attempt than yesterday. I even managed two of the easy version press ups before just having to hold the plank for the rest of the time. Fast forwarded through circuits two and three to do the cool down stretches because I didn't yesterday and my arms are killing me as a result.

I'm doing the park run tomorrow so won't shred (I think my arms will be glad of the rest) but next time I shred I think I'll ff through circuit one and do circuit two instead. Then the time after that I'll do circuit three and maybe keep rotating them until I can actually do each circuit properly (easy version). Then I'll try and do two circuits per work out then all three. When I can do all three I'll start counting up to 30.

My arms are in such a sorry state I have to give them a foundation course before they are up to doing the shred properly. blush

NurseEzzzaChapel Fri 05-Apr-13 15:37:03

I think what little of the Shred I've managed to do is doing some good though! My arms and thighs are killing me. grin Hopefully that means I'm getting stronger. smile

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