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    kettleworx 6 week body transformation diary

    Restarted Atkins recently after falling off the wagon and going through a difficult time, although surprisingly i managed to maintain all the losses from my last atkins attempt. When i was doing Atkins earlier this year i bought the kettlework dvd's and 5lbs kettlebell but only ever did one session (the cardio one, which i found impossible at the time!) and then gravitated more towards my elliptical trainer.

    I'm going to be doing things the other way around this time, i'll start off with the kettlebells and then later on if i feel fit enough i'll add in some elliptical trainer too.

    I have the "6 week body transformation" DVD series. I also have "the ultimate body collection" from kettleworx plus another 'fast fun 10 minute workouts' - i got lucky and bought them all together from a big ******* discount back in march i think.

    Anyway.... i'm starting off with the 6 week body transformation. I am really unfit, but 3 stone lighter than i was at the beginning of 2012, so feeling energetic and ready to go.

    Week 1

    Resistance. I did the resistance week 1 session last night (you have to do three 20 minute sessions per week, one each of Cardio, Resistance and Core). It was pretty heavy going as expected and i only barely just made in through from beginning to end - but most importantly, I DID IT... .which is good for me i normally collapse halfway through any workout! There were two exercises i just couldn't do - the one where you have to squat very low to the ground and then stand up on your tiptoes and back down on your heels - i think i'm physically incapable of doing this but who knows, i might learn, i'll keep trying. Another one i really struggled with, although did manage to do for about half a second, was the plank one where you have to go on your elbows and toes in a kind of push up position and then hold it up - i was actually pretty proud that i managed half a second because previously when i was 3 stone heavier i tried a similar exercise and was not able to even get into the position. I think it's easier this time not because i'm fitter (i'm not) but because i'm 3 stone lighter (yippee).

    At the end, my muscles were killing, as expected. Was like jelly walking up the stairs to bed. This morning i feel pretty good though, only a little achy which is nice, i recall having a personal trainer once who worked me so hard that i was physically unable to get upstairs and could barely sit down i was in so much pain, for a whole 4 days afterwards!

    Having a day off today and then will attempt the cardio workout on Monday - the cardio one totally broke me when i tried it earlier in the year, so we'll see how that goes. Will try to do the core one on Thursday so that i have two days to recover from cardio.

    Starting weight at week 1 = 15stone 11
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    Just completed week 1 cardio. It's way way harder than the week 1 resistance.

    Can't do mountain climbing exercise, my belly gets in the way and i can only bring my legs halfway up! Even when i do it i can't do more than about 5 seconds of it before collapsing.

    Also struggling with doing lunges, it hurts my knee, so only doing halfway lunges - i can still feel the burn though so that's all good for now.

    Oh, also pushups, can't do them i'm not strong enough to lift my bodyweight, but the ones on my knees are fine.

    Hmm... the baseball catcher one too, i can't do it properly i can't get my feet flat on the floor in that deep squat position. But i'm doing it better than when i tried with the resistance session, so maybe i'll get it eventually.

    I stopped the DVD twice to catch my breath and have some water, only about 30 seconds each time. I am proud to have completed it though ;-).

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    week 1 core completed

    can't do the lying down crunches with my legs in the air, have to keep my legs down. Otherwise this one was OK, not too tiring just tricky as my body isn't used to moving in this way!

    looking forward to starting week 2 on saturday.

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    My bum is sore this morning. Not sore like muscle-workout sore, sore like bruised sore from all the rolling around on the floor yesterday. Ouch.

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    week 2 resistance completed was a little harder than week 1 but managed to do pretty much everything, even the plank this time !

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    Well done!! I managed about 5 seconds of the plank!!

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    haha - well when i say i 'did the plank' i actually mean i did a few seconds, dropped down and groaned and then got up and did it again for another few seconds. Considering i didn't even think my body was capable of the position at all i'm pretty happy with myself ;-). Unfortunately the dreaded plank has shown up in every session i've done so far - i really hate them!

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    week 2 cardio completed last night. pretty hard going, couldn't lift my legs up on any of the floor exercises i'm afraid, did them all with my heels on the ground - still a pretty heavy workout though!

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    week 2 core completed. End of week 2, hooray!

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    week 3 resistance completed. Loved this one, NO PLANKS and no rolling around on the floor. Felt extremely tired afterwards but a great workout and one where i could do everything .
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    Only did half of cardio week 3 last night. I'm going to have to stop kettleworx for a bit, the dr has increased my drugs and i'm getting really dizzy when i stand up or do anything strenuous, almost fainted doing kettleworx last night. Will reconsider in another week and see if side effects calm down then try to pick it up again.

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    OK, i'm not going to let sickness and drugs beat me. I've completed the second half of cardio week 4 today (plus warmup/cooldown). Hooray! Might take me longer than 6 weeks to complete all this but i WILL do it!

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    Just finished core week 3, all was fine i only had to stop once. It's the cardio i think i have the biggest problem with so maybe will break it down into two days like i did this week.

    Week 3 completed
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    I only do core and resistance because my health makes cardio a bad idea. I can do core all the way through but do have to pause resistance quite a bit which would seem to reflect your experience also.
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    Resistance week 4 completed. Managed to get all the way through but totally collapsed at the end and didn't even do the cooldown. My abs are aching from week 3 core still and resistance 4 was quite core intensive too - ouch.

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