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January 25, 2013 5:32 AM
That is awesome!! :) Yeah, see that's like the biggest thing for me is the inches... I know the scale may go up a little bit because of the muscle gain, so the inches is where I'd want to see changes.

Did you do anything in particular with your diet?

Are any of you folks doing anything in particular?

I'm undecided if I should go strict with the diet (grilled chicken and veggies and fruits only) or just try to make small changes and eat smaller portions. Obviously, I'm not expecting to eat fast food and see changes, but I do cook things like macaroni and cheese sometimes or angel hair pasta or those little steamers bags with the lightly sauced potatoes and green beans.
January 25, 2013 7:33 AM
L1 day 4 done!!! this is further than I ever got before! and it's getting easier! weird to say but I wore trainers for the first time today doing this DVD ( I usually go barefoot! ) & suprisingly to me it helped me to do the exercises better ( I think cos I don't slip around to much! ) & hopefully my knees will thank me too!
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January 25, 2013 10:59 AM
Did L1 D1 yesterday and today I can definitely feel the muscles in my arms and butt! I had to stop 3 times during the workout because I thought I was going to pass out. I don't know how such a seemingly simple workout can kick your butt so hard. I'm excited to see the results in a few weeks!
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January 25, 2013 11:02 AM
I started Yesterday! I always quit around day 25. I loathe level 2.
January 25, 2013 11:32 AM
I'm starting again tomorrow!!! Drama kept me from starting it last week. Any tips on protecting the knees much appreciated. I blew my knee out the last time I attempted this. But saw major results in only 9 days!!! :-) DETERMINED!!!
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January 25, 2013 12:45 PM
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I'm starting again tomorrow!!! Drama kept me from starting it last week. Any tips on protecting the knees much appreciated. I blew my knee out the last time I attempted this. But saw major results in only 9 days!!! :-) DETERMINED!!!


I don't do the jumping jacks... I either do skaters or punches (she just wants x seconds of cardio there so) For the jump rope I just bounce up and down but don't really "jump".

And make sure you do squats right
January 25, 2013 1:00 PM
D2L1..... Killing me. Still very week upper body and sore hip tonight. I will try and get this 30DS done every day since most people have been doing that and finding it gets better!
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January 25, 2013 1:07 PM
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D2L1..... Killing me. Still very week upper body and sore hip tonight. I will try and get this 30DS done every day since most people have been doing that and finding it gets better!



yeah keep at it , I found it easier day 3 and today day 4!!! add me if u want for moral support!
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January 25, 2013 3:31 PM
it does get easier! i find my knees click in the warm up haha
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January 26, 2013 5:21 AM
I agree, day 4 is definitely easier. But the side lunges and lift are killing me. When I do the lunge properly, I don't seem to have the leverage to lift the weights. Can see a little bit of a difference already though, so that's motivating.
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January 26, 2013 5:25 AM
My dvd arrived today but I am not going to be doing 30 days on the trot as the days I work I do 12 1/2 gruelling hrs in the hospital and wont have the energy
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January 27, 2013 1:49 AM
yay lost a pound since last Sunday!!! 30 day shred rocks! am definitely gonna stick with it!!!
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January 27, 2013 5:00 AM
I'm glad to read that Day 4 is easier since that's what I'll be doing today. My muscles are still sore today but not as bad as yesterday.
Edited by bunnabear On January 27, 2013 5:01 AM
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January 30, 2013 5:58 AM
1 week in and already not a lot of people left posting... haha...

My results so far...

The Good: I feel stronger. No more soreness from the workouts at all and not feeling like I am going to die during them. I am able to push a lot harder now during. Deeper lunges, jumping higher, etc. Not doing the full butt kicks yet, nor have I gotten brave enough to try Level 2. I can tell my muscles are tightening back up and definitely feel some growth in my arms. I am using ten pounders instead of 5... (But that still makes me feel puny considering I used to lift almost 400) ...the life of someone bound to a desk. Also, my wife and I are Kids Pastors and on Sunday morning we do a couple of fast worship songs with dance moves with the kids. About 10-15 minutes of pretty intense dance/jumping around that usually kills us. We both got through it without losing our breath!

The Bad: I expected to lose weight and inches immediately. After a week, I have lost 1" of my gut, and that's it. I gained about 4 pounds 3-4 days in and now I am back down to 1 pound over what I weighed when I started. I contributed that to the muscle building, however only an inch of my gut and no where else? I understand that as I build muscle the fat will come off and apparently after viewing these boards, some people end up weighing more but looking a whole lot better and having a lot less fat on them. (Usually people that are already a lot thinner than me though.) I'm not discouraged as much as perplexed.

I plan on staying on Level 1 for the next week at a minimum. My wife is not progressing through them as fast and if I get too far ahead of her she may not continue on with me. Now that I have more energy I may add a separate program if I can squeeze in the time, as well as more calories to continue to raise my metabolism and fuel the burn. I like the treadmill. (With 5 kids it's a good excuse to shut the door and watch some TV or listen to music or a podcast without much interruption) and have a mountain bike collecting dust. My problem is more options than time.
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January 30, 2013 7:34 AM
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1 week in and already not a lot of people left posting... haha...


So true and I'm guilty of not posting too lol

I actually made a conscious effort to stop although I wanted to keep going. About 4 days into Shred, my bf said that he thought he could beat me at losing weight. Challenge accepted. It was decided that our start day would be Monday. So knowing that I had already lost the water weight you lose when you first make the lifestyle choice, I decided to stop Shred until this week and try to pack on some water weight from sodium. Not the most healthy plan, but my bf has more than 100 lbs on me so I need every lb I can get to win.

With all that said, the Challenge has begun and it looks like it will be a close race (our challenge is based on percentage of weight lost to keep it fair). So I am happy to be able to get back to working out this week and so although I had a temporary vaca, I'm still at it.
January 30, 2013 3:34 PM
I am still here! did L1 day 6 yesterday! definitely getting stronger too & can do the cardio bit much better, this is the furthest I have ever stuck too this DVD! not checked inch loss will do on Friday I think!
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February 1, 2013 9:30 AM
just done L1 day 8!!! found it a bit tough today maybe a bit run down cos I was so out of breath at the end of workout! who is still with me & on track still?
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February 1, 2013 4:33 PM
I'm still sticking with it. Missed yesterday because I had too much going on and I was so disappointed to have gotten off track
for even one day. I'll be doing today's workout tonight since I didn't get to do it this morning.
I wanted to comment because I too have been feeling a little worn out mid workout. I feel like I'm getting stronger
and that some of it is getting easier, but what's difficult is I am finding myself out of breath and my muscles wanting
to give in with some of the moves. I've been doing it daily and only taking off on Sunday. Wonder if I'm not getting
the right nutrition to keep up the energy or what. Figured it would get to be much easier as it went on, but I am
finding myself tiring out a little sooner too.
February 4, 2013 4:54 AM
wow lost an inch off my arms and hips & stomach!!! but nothing off my legs??? 😿
Edited by c1aireee On February 4, 2013 4:55 AM
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February 4, 2013 6:20 AM
Well, I'm disappointed to report that I have fallen off the wagon a bit. From Thursday to Sunday I did no workout and
thanks to the boyfriend's Popeyes kick, I haven't been eating so great either. :(
I had a plan to continue these workouts (I'm alternating Killer Buns and 6 Week 6 Pack with 30 Day Shred daily)
for 6 weeks and hopefully see results... I'm araid that these 4 days of not working out and bad eating habits have
set me back. I'm only about 126 or so and 5'4... the number on the scale isn't really the issue... I currently wear a
size 7 and my old jeans are 2's! I was hoping to just fit into a smaller size by the end of my 6 weeks, but ...

My sister in law told me to get this protein powder (it's low cal, no fat, no sugar, no cholesterol and 90% pure protein)
and she said that if I drink it within 30 minutes after my workout , that I will maximize my workout by about 80%.
She used to workout a lot, so I trust her advice... Kinda hoping that if I add this with my continued workout, I'll see
the results I'm hoping to see. I plan to start back up again today!

On another note, the one bit of difference I have seen in the 8 Days that I have worked out is that the front part of my upper legs is definitely toning up! I KIND OF think my arms look a little thinner, but haven't measured to see, and when I tighten up my tummy, I see there's some muscles starting to build there. However still waiting for everything else to firm up. Sis in Law says that the buns and back of thighs is the last thing to tone up... I guess it takes longer?
February 4, 2013 6:22 AM
Im on Day 5 level 2!!! It gets easier the more you do it!! My knees hurt all through level 1 but now they dont hurt a bit!!!!
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February 4, 2013 10:30 AM
QUOTE:

Well, I'm disappointed to report that I have fallen off the wagon a bit. From Thursday to Sunday I did no workout and
thanks to the boyfriend's Popeyes kick, I haven't been eating so great either. :(
I had a plan to continue these workouts (I'm alternating Killer Buns and 6 Week 6 Pack with 30 Day Shred daily)
for 6 weeks and hopefully see results... I'm araid that these 4 days of not working out and bad eating habits have
set me back. I'm only about 126 or so and 5'4... the number on the scale isn't really the issue... I currently wear a
size 7 and my old jeans are 2's! I was hoping to just fit into a smaller size by the end of my 6 weeks, but ...

My sister in law told me to get this protein powder (it's low cal, no fat, no sugar, no cholesterol and 90% pure protein)
and she said that if I drink it within 30 minutes after my workout , that I will maximize my workout by about 80%.
She used to workout a lot, so I trust her advice... Kinda hoping that if I add this with my continued workout, I'll see
the results I'm hoping to see. I plan to start back up again today!

On another note, the one bit of difference I have seen in the 8 Days that I have worked out is that the front part of my upper legs is definitely toning up! I KIND OF think my arms look a little thinner, but haven't measured to see, and when I tighten up my tummy, I see there's some muscles starting to build there. However still waiting for everything else to firm up. Sis in Law says that the buns and back of thighs is the last thing to tone up... I guess it takes longer?



it doesn't matter if u go off track sometimes cos u are gonna carry on and u have a plan! good luck!
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February 4, 2013 5:05 PM
QUOTE:

1 week in and already not a lot of people left posting... haha...


I've been sharing my results on my newsfeed, but I guess I can share them on here as well.

Yesterday marked week three for me. Today is supposed to be the start of level 3, but I think I'll wait a few more days to start it.

My results have been really good so far though; here's what I've lost so far:

Neck: 0.75 in.
Bust: 1.75 in.
Waist: 4 in.
Hips: 3 in.
Thighs: 3 in.
Upper Arms: 0.5 (there is also a lot more noticeable muscle than there use to be)
Calves: 1.5 in.
BMI: -0.7 change
Body Fat %: -4% change
Weight: 4 lbs
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February 5, 2013 6:08 AM
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it doesn't matter if u go off track sometimes cos u are gonna carry on and u have a plan! good luck!


Thank you! :) I definitely appreciate the support! Good luck to you too!
February 5, 2013 8:57 AM
to move to level 2 or not that is the question!!! today I have done L1 day 10 but I still don't think I can move onto the next level cos I can still only do Anita's way of doing the exercises! tried to do Natalie's on some of the workout I just cannot do them! did anyone else move up a level feeling like this? should I move up? ( level 2 looks scary! ) maybe I should only move up when I can do Natalie's workout moves??? I do feel fitter but not sure what to do???
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