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Losing the baby weight - update

Tuesday, 26 July 2011  |  Admin

A little while ago I posted about the start of my lose the baby weight challenge. I bought the quite scary Jillian Michaels 30 day shred DVD and that was it, I was off.
Well, 7 weeks and 7 pounds (ish) lighter it's all good. I really enjoyed 30 day shred although there were a couple of periods of 10 days or so when I couldn't actually find the time to do it (in and around when my stock arrived and I was wading trough my mountain of back orders!) I loved the fact that it was just 20 minutes long, but for those 20 minutes you are really working. Like I said before it's a really old-school circuit training DVD, and there's lots of dynamic moves using the whole of your body at the same time rather than just legs or just arms.
I found it really motivating when I moved up a level, bizarrely enough. The next level is always really hard when you first do it, but by the end of that 10 day period it does actually get easier. I remember being chuffed when I realised that I could do 30 plank jacks without stopping, when initially I had struggled to do 10!

Now that I've got to the end of my 30 days, I'm going to keep going back to this DVD on days when I'm short of time. When I've got a little bit longer though, I'll be doing 6 week 6 pack. Corny name I know but this ia a great DVD for toning up that Mummy Tummy.
It's a combination of core-focused cardio circuits and ab-toning which comes in two different levels. I've only done the first level for a few days so far but amazingly I think it's working already. I'm sweating buckets by the end which is always a good sign but probably not very pleasant for the poor UPS man who arived the other day just as I was finishing....
I'll come back and let you know how it goes and if I can keep it up with summer holidays now upon us!

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