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    Diet: Exante
    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 05/01/2015
    Start Weight: 18st2lb
    Current Weight: 17st2.0lb
    Goal Weight: 12st7.0lb
    Goal Date: 31/07/2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.6
    Current BMI: 36.5
    Goal BMI: 26.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st0lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st9lb
    % Lost 5.51%

    30 day inch loss challenge

    Hello. I'm starting a diary to plot my progress through Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred (30DS) and hopefully reduce inches and increase fitness. I'm also hoping a diary will help me stay committed to seeing it through (I've never completed 30 days before), gain some support and maybe inspire others.

    I'm no stranger to exercise but I am unfit and I have a weak back. I rejoined the gym last October after many years of no structured exercise and a blood test showed I would be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes if I didn't take some positive action. I had a fitness assessment at the start and 12 weeks later, and followed a healthier diet. I was so disappointed that my fitness had only increased marginally but I had put on 8lb! So I needed to do something different.

    I have owned 30DS for years and I find it challenging but not impossible. Not like some of the others advertised on TV constantly. They intimidate me and I worry about the impact on my knees! But I have never completed the full 30 days so no idea what results can be achieved.

    I also started Exante Total Solution and am 20 days in and have lost a stone. I waited until I had the energy to exercise more intensely. I need to lose a further 4 stone but my shorter term goal is to fit into some 3/4 denim trousers for my family holiday to Florida at Easter. I have heard that exercise can slow weight loss but I'm more interested in inch loss and toning so I can fit comfortably in the plane seat, do the strap up, pull the tray down, and be able to ride some rollercoasters.

    The trousers claim to be size 18 but they measure more like a size 16 and I'm currently in a size 20/22 jean so am looking to drop 2 dress sizes. My measurements before Day 1 are

    chest 42.5"
    waist 42" (eek should be less than 35" for health)
    hips 52"

    I have been doing a toning class for 4 weeks which will hopefully prepare me for 30DS and am 3 weeks into a beginners Pilates class to help strengthen my back.

    So here goes...
    Restart 5 January 2015...Lost 6 stone with LL in 2006

    21/98 to Florida
    2/30 30 Day Shred
    0/28 February Challenge

    Mini goals
    1. Out of 18's 07/01/15
    2. Lose 1 stone 26/01/2015
    3. Out of 17's
    4. Lose 2 stone
    5. Out of 16's
    6. Fit into size 18 crop jeans

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    Diet: Exante
    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 05/01/2015
    Start Weight: 18st2lb
    Current Weight: 17st2.0lb
    Goal Weight: 12st7.0lb
    Goal Date: 31/07/2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.6
    Current BMI: 36.5
    Goal BMI: 26.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st0lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st9lb
    % Lost 5.51%
    Day 1 30DS

    Started with level 1 with some modifications on the press ups. I like that this programme addresses strength, cardio and my biggest problem area - abs - in a doable 20 mins. There are 3 levels with modifications so you can choose the right intensity level. The strength section was fine, combined with squats and lunges, using 1.5Kg weights and was similar to the toning class I had been doing. Cardio was jumping jacks, skipping and hamstring curls. I needed a few 5 second breathers! Abs were crunches and reverse curls.

    Reviews are mixed about Jillian but I find her motivational. I'm going to see her speak live on Tuesday so if that doesn't motivate me nothing will! I don't get too annoyed when she reminds you there are no breathers but after 30 days of hearing the same patter it might get wearing.

    In the past I have not been able to walk for several days after but I was slightly conditioned and made sure I cooled down well and stretched. So Day 1 is complete.
    Restart 5 January 2015...Lost 6 stone with LL in 2006

    21/98 to Florida
    2/30 30 Day Shred
    0/28 February Challenge

    Mini goals
    1. Out of 18's 07/01/15
    2. Lose 1 stone 26/01/2015
    3. Out of 17's
    4. Lose 2 stone
    5. Out of 16's
    6. Fit into size 18 crop jeans

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    Height: 5ft7in
    Start Date: 19 June 2014
    Start Weight: 16st4.4lb
    Current Weight: 13st1.6lb
    Goal Weight: 11st0lb
    Goal Date: April 2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 35.8
    Current BMI: 28.8
    Goal BMI: 24.1


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 3st2.8lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st1.6lb
    % Lost 19.61%
    I really like 30DS; it is so easy to modify to suit your level. I did it with 3kg weights and that was a killer.

    Thanks for the reminder, I will dust mine off when I get closer to goal.
    Restart on 01/01/15 weighing 14st4.0

    Week 1: 10lbs Week 2: 0.4lbs Week 3: ​4.8lbs

    Goals
    Lose 3 stones - achieved 19/01/15
    Get out of the 13s
    Lose 3.5 stones
    Get to 12st10lbs
    Get to 12st7lbs

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    Diet: Exante
    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 05/01/2015
    Start Weight: 18st2lb
    Current Weight: 17st2.0lb
    Goal Weight: 12st7.0lb
    Goal Date: 31/07/2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.6
    Current BMI: 36.5
    Goal BMI: 26.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st0lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st9lb
    % Lost 5.51%
    Thanks for posting Sleek I can't imagine 3kg weights!! Something to work up to.

    Well done on your results...3 stone loss is brilliant.

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    Diet: Exante
    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 05/01/2015
    Start Weight: 18st2lb
    Current Weight: 17st2.0lb
    Goal Weight: 12st7.0lb
    Goal Date: 31/07/2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.6
    Current BMI: 36.5
    Goal BMI: 26.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st0lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st9lb
    % Lost 5.51%
    Day 2 30DS - level 1

    Was a little achey from yesterday and found some of the strength exercises challenging to complete. Was able to take fewer rests in the cardio. Can really feel my muscles now a few hours after the workout. Wonder how they will be tomorrow?

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    Diet: Exante
    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 05/01/2015
    Start Weight: 18st2lb
    Current Weight: 17st2.0lb
    Goal Weight: 12st7.0lb
    Goal Date: 31/07/2015


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.6
    Current BMI: 36.5
    Goal BMI: 26.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st0lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st9lb
    % Lost 5.51%
    Day 3 30DS - level 1

    So I really ached today. I wanted a rest day but decided it was best to carry on but with modifications. Only used 0.5kg weights and stepped through some cardio. I still worked up a sweat so I was pleased I persevered. Finished off the exercise with Pilates class which felt wonderful and hopefully I won't ache so much tomorrow.

    And yes tomorrow I get to see Jillian in the flesh. Sooo excited!

    Not so good on the food front. Was hungry all day and caved in with some chicken.
    Restart 5 January 2015...Lost 6 stone with LL in 2006

    21/98 to Florida
    2/30 30 Day Shred
    0/28 February Challenge

    Mini goals
    1. Out of 18's 07/01/15
    2. Lose 1 stone 26/01/2015
    3. Out of 17's
    4. Lose 2 stone
    5. Out of 16's
    6. Fit into size 18 crop jeans





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