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My Attempt to Tone Up

If you have been following me on Twitter you will know that I have recently started the 30 Day Shred. I go on holiday in just over 4 weeks and I am hoping to tone up and have heard this is a great way to do it. I purchased the DVD from amazon.co.uk for just £4.99 and the weights from Argos.co.uk for £14.99. When I first got the DVD I was unsure what size weights I would need and couldn't really find an answer online, so I thought buying a mixture means I can increase throughout the 30 days. I also use a pillow on the floor, otherwise it can be quite uncomfortable!

If you haven't heard of the 30 Day Shred before, Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser takes you through 3 20 minute levels which are designed to burn calories and build muscle. Throughout the 20 minutes there is a 3 2 1 minute interval system, thats 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minutes of abs. I have decided to advance to the next level every 10 days of workout and as I am currently only on day 7 I can only comment on level 1, which is tough to say the least. Coming from someone who has not worked out in a while, it is not impossible. You do have to push yourself but I found Jillian to motivate you well and I have yet to give up. A small word of warning, you do work up a huge sweat in this workout!!

I can already feel a difference in my stamina and I find myself looking forward to doing the workout each day. At the start of the 30 days I weighed myself and measured my waist, thighs, arms and calves in order to see how many inches I have lost (hopefully!). I find this motivates me hugely as I look forward to measuring myself to find out if any cm's have been shredded yet!

I shall do an update at the end of the 30 days with the results :) and more comments on levels and 3.

Have you done the 30 Day Shred? What do you do to tone up?

Love Carissa XXX

21 comments

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  2. I've just started back running again after a 12 week break -- I ran 5k yesterday and today I am sore! I also do Barre workouts on DVD and horse riding - I like variety or I get bored! Looking forward to seeing the results!

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    1. Yea I think variety is key! Once I have done the 30 day shred I am definitely going to mix things up a bit, I want to see how good this is first though :) xx

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  3. This is the first I've heard about it and I want to try it. I really need to tone up but really lack motivation so thank you for the info :)

    Good luck!!

    x

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    1. Definitely worth a try for £5! I usually lack motivation too, but I think because you have an aim of 30 days you feel a lot more motivated. xx

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  4. Sounds intersting=) But I perefer to keep my 50 kilograms :D I count calories and make morning workout=) For me it's enough!

    Kisses From Europe

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    1. I love working out in the morning, makes me feel so good!

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  5. I'm starting my 30 Day Shred along with going to the gym every other day on the 1st August (I go on holiday on 4th September and I already go to the gym!) 20 minutes a day is do-able and needs to get done! I need to get some weights though! Good luck with your 30 days! xo

    http://daintydesires.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you :) Good luck with yours! You should also post your results, I love reading those kinds of posts xx

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  6. I've never done the 30 Day Shred but I've moved back in with my parents after university so have to shake my routine up a bit. Before I was doing netball and dancing but without my teams about anymore I'm back to exercising myself! I'm now doing a run every second day (from experience one of the best cardio exercises you can do!) and come home and do some weights and some stomach exercises! I'm seeing a change in energy levels already! :)

    Morag x
    moadore.blogspot.com

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    1. Thats exactly the same as me! I found it so much easier to keep fit at Uni as I was doing so much. I wish I lived somewhere near where I could go for a nice run, would be so much more motivated to do it! xx

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  7. Good luck with it! I saw really great results but I gave up after a month because I was so fed up of knowing what they were going to say before they said it. Think I'm going to get a variety of her DVDs so I can shake it up a bit and get back into it! xo

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    1. Thanks! Haha I know exactly what you mean, I am getting slightly fed up already. I think I am going to play music over the top so it doesn't bother me so much xx

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  8. I used to cycle alot because of work but I've got abit lazy recently, need to get back into working out, I can feel weight creeping on!

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    xxx

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    1. Work does make it hard! I would love to cycle more but like you I find it hard to find the time :(

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  9. I've seen other posts about it. Definately want to see your results. I just go to the gym 2 or 3 times a week but feel I should be doing more because I just think I'm constantly stuffing my face now a days! Ha!
    x
    http://www.daniellesdiscerningeye.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. 2/3 times a week is still good! I know the feeling though, I am trying to eat a bit healthier but it is hard xx

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  10. The 30 Day Shred is a fun workout. I didn't see any physical differences, but my stamina definitely increased. Make sure to keep a healthy diet up though too! Excited to see your results!

    Ava Tallulah

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  11. I've just started 30 Day Shred too and I thought I would die, haha. :D

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  12. this is the first ive heard of it, it sounds good

    would yopu like to follow each other?
    www.starryeyed-1.blogspot.com

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