Getting summer ready. PART 2 - June

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  1. helen_beee

    helen_beee Mammy and Oliver

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    Now we are in June I thought it would be a good idea to update our goals. I lost 4lbs in May and we lost over 2 stone combined!

    This month as well as focusing on weight I think it would be beneficial to focus on other things such as inches and bf%.

    Happy slimming ladies :thumbup:

    helen_bee
    Currently weigh - 137lbs
    Want to weigh - 133lbs
    So I would like to lose 4lbs, but I would like to overall tone up and have a bf% of around 22% going in to July. I would also like to fit into a size 10 comfortably.


    In exactly 5 weeks it will be the 1st of June and I wanted to start a thread to help me with motivation to get summer ready (motivation for me and others if they are interested). I hope some of you ladies want to join me because even though I have been working really hard the past few months I am starting to lose motivation now. If you do want to join me then I could update the front page with how much you want to lose in those 5 weeks and we can do weekly updates on progress. I'm going to give myself new challenges each week - either focused on physical activity or eating which others can join if they so wish. Anyone interested?


    helen_bee
    Currently weigh - 141lbs (bmi 22.7)
    Want to weigh - 135lbs (bmi of 21.5)
    Have to lose - 6lbs
    Weight lost
    Wk1 - 1lb. Wk2 - 1lb (2lbs). Wk3 - 0lbs(2lbs). Wk4 - 2lbs (4lbs). Wk5 - 0lbs(4lbs).

    mrsswaffer
    Currently weigh - 132lbs (approx)
    Want to weigh - 126lbs (approx)
    Have to lose - 6lbs
    Weight lost
    Wk1 - *. Wk2 - *. Wk3 - *. Wk4 - 3lbs. Wk5 - 5lbs(8lb).

    sausages
    Currently weigh - 146lbs (bmi 24.9)
    Want to weigh - 133lbs (bmi of 22.8)
    Have to lose - 13lbs
    Weight lost
    Wk1 - *. Wk2 - 1.2lbs. Wk3 - 1lbs. Wk4 - *. Wk5 - *.

    caz_hills
    Currently weigh - 132lbs (approx)
    Want to weigh - 122lbs (approx)
    Have to lose - 10lbs
    Weight lost
    Wk1 - 2lbs. Wk2 - *. Wk3 - *. Wk4 - 3lbs. Wk5 - 1lbs(6lbs).

    sevonofnine
    Currently weigh - 140lbs (approx)
    Want to weigh - 125lbs (approx)
    Have to lose - 15lbs
    Weight lost
    Wk1 - *. Wk2 - *. Wk3 - *. Wk4 - *. Wk5 - *.

    lou_lou
    Currently weigh - 143lbs (approx)
    Want to weigh - 133lbs (approx)
    Have to lose - 10lbs
    Weight lost
    Wk1 - *. Wk2 - *. Wk3 - *. Wk4 - *. Wk5 - *.

    swissie
    Currently weigh - 124lbs
    Want to weigh - 112lbs
    Have to lose - 12lbs
    Weight lost
    Wk1 - *. Wk2 - 0.5lbs. Wk3 - 1.5lbs. Wk4 - 1.5lbs. Wk5 - *.

    Twinks
    Currently weigh - 154lbs
    Want to weigh - 144lbs
    Have to lose - 10lbs
    Weight lost
    Wk1 - *. Wk2 - 2lbs. Wk3 - 1lbs(3lbs). Wk4 - *. Wk5 - *.

    beth_terri
    Currently weigh - 174lbs (bmi 26.46)
    Want to weigh - 140lbs (bmi 21.29_
    Have to lose - 34lbs
    Weight lost
    Wk1 - 3.5lbs. Wk2 - 4lbs. Wk3 - +2lbs. Wk4 - *. Wk5 - *.

    Keyval
    Currently weigh - 126lbs
    Want to weigh - 112lbs
    Have to lose - 14lbs
    Weight lost
    Wk1 - *. Wk2 - 5.5lbs. Wk3 - *. Wk4 - *. Wk5 - *.

    hellohefalump
    Currently weigh - 75kg
    Want to weigh - 65kg
    Have to lose - 10kg
    Weight lost
    Wk1 - *. Wk2 - *. Wk3 - *. Wk4 - *. Wk5 - *.

    wamommy
    Currently weigh -
    Want to weigh -
    Have to lose -
    Weight lost
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  2. mrsswaffer

    mrsswaffer Cooking number 3!

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    Woohoo!! :happydance: I will be the first to join you. :) You have worked very hard recently, so well done you!

    I am not entirely sure what I weigh right now, but for me, it's more about fitness abd toning up than weight. Ideally, I'd want to be 9st or under, and the last time I weighed myself I was 9st 6lbs, so not a lot to lose really.

    I plan to use the striiv app to track my steps daily, and tone up with a postnatal Pilates DVD, though I haven't bought one just yet! Walking and breastfeeding seem to be working for weight loss so far. :) Oh, and carrying around a clingy 10-week-old can't hurt!
     
  3. sausages

    sausages Expecting #3 :)

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    Hi there, i'd like to join in too! :)

    I'm halfway through the 30 day shred and i'm pleased with the results so far. Here are my stats...

    Today's weight: 146lbs (24.9 bmi)
    Ideal weight: 133lbs (22.8 bmi)

    I'd like to see what everyone else is doing cause i need to choose something to continue with after the 30 day shred is over. :)
     
  4. helen_beee

    helen_beee Mammy and Oliver

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    I've updated the first post with our details.

    I'm definitely more for toning and take regular measurements but I would like to get my weight down as well. I want to find out my body fat percentage as well, I'm aiming for low 20s. I also have pictures from the beginning of the year and before I started Ripped to post when I feel up to it!

    30DS really is fantastic, RI30 is similar but a bit more difficult, I couldn't have managed it without doing the shred so I fully recommend it. I plan to do 6 week 6 pack once I've finished RI30 to work on my core a bit more. I also do zumba most days and find that really effective for calorie burn.


    For some additional information on my diet/exercise plan - I don't diet per se but I use myfitnesspal to track my calories and have lost 21lbs since I started tracking at the beginning of February. I don't restrict my food in any way but by calories, if I want something I earn back the calories so I can eat it. I drink a large glass of water before every meal as well to fill me up and drink 2 pints on a morning. Oh and as well as zumba and RI30 I'm also doing the 30 day squat challenge.

    Trying to decide what challenge to set myself this week!
     
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    sausages Expecting #3 :)

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    Wow, 21 lbs is brill! I've used myfitnesspal too, but always get slack with it. How do you enter your 30DS into it though?

    I love your water tips. I need to up my intake, so thanks for that! I'm up for joining you in a challenge! :)
     
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    caz_hills Well-Known Member

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    Please cna I join too? I lost all my baby weight and then when I went back to work a year ago, it's just crept back on.

    I want to lose a stone:

    Caz:
    Currently weigh - 132lbs (approx)
    Want to weigh - 122lbs (approx)
    Have to lose - 1 stone

    Can I join?!?! xxx
     
  7. helen_beee

    helen_beee Mammy and Oliver

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    To be completely honest I just entered 30DS as 100 calories as I couldn't work out how else to input it and didn't want to overestimate how much I was burning. I do the same with RI30. I'm thinking of some sort of ab/core challenge as I'm already doing a lower body one. I hate the taste of water but I feel like it's really helping to curb my appetite.

    Of course you can :happydance: I'll add your details to the first post xx
     
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    sevenofnine Well-Known Member

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    I certainly will join in!

    I currently weigh about 140lbs, and would like to get down to 125lbs. Whether that's possible or not... we'll see!! :haha:
     
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    mrsswaffer Cooking number 3!

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    So, these are the apps I'm going to use from today:
    striiv - to count my steps throughout the day
    My Fitness Pal - to track what I'm eating
    iDrated - to track my water intake
    Run Keeper - in case I want to do a little run (but I don't think I will!)

    :)
     
  10. helen_beee

    helen_beee Mammy and Oliver

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    Anything is possible if you want it enough, we'll get you there!



    Week 1 - Ab Challenge (for those who are interested)

    Monday
    30 seconds normal plank (in ab hold - on elbows)
    30 seconds side plank (each side)
    10 crunches
    10 reverse crunches
    10 longarm/pike crunches
    10 bicycle crunches
    10 crunch and hovers

    Tuesday
    45 seconds normal plank (in ab hold - on elbows)
    30 seconds side plank (each side)
    20 crunches
    20 reverse crunches
    20 longarm/pike crunches
    20 bicycle crunches
    20 crunch and hovers

    Wednesday
    45 seconds normal plank (in ab hold - on elbows)
    45 seconds side plank (each side)
    30 crunches
    30 reverse crunches
    30 longarm/pike crunches
    30 bicycle crunches
    30 crunch and hovers

    Thursday
    1 minute normal plank (in ab hold - on elbows)
    45 seconds side plank (each side)
    40 crunches
    40 reverse crunches
    40 longarm/pike crunches
    40 bicycle crunches
    40 crunch and hovers

    Friday
    1 minute normal plank (in ab hold - on elbows)
    1 minute side plank (each side)
    50 crunches
    50 reverse crunches
    50 longarm/pike crunches
    50 bicycle crunches
    50 crunch and hovers

    Saturday
    1 minute normal plank (in ab hold - on elbows)
    1 minute side plank (each side)
    100 crunches
    100 reverse crunches
    100 longarm/pike crunches
    100 bicycle crunches
    100 crunch and hovers
     
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    helen_beee Mammy and Oliver

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    Looks good :) My username on myfitnesspal is helen_beee if you want to add me xx
     
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    sausages Expecting #3 :)

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    I'm up for the challenge! Might be tough alongside the shred but ill give it a whirl!!

    I tried to add you on mfp, but I can only add by email or Facebook. Am I doing it wrong?
     
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    helen_beee Mammy and Oliver

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    It's rather confusing to add people by username. You need to click on 'profile' at the top of the screen and then 'find members'. Then there is a space to type in the username/

    The first couple of days shouldn't be so bad but it escalates quickly, but doing a challenge is pointless if it isn't challenging! I'm doing RI30 and a 30 day squat challenge so finding time won't be easy but we can encourage each other :) xx
     
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    caz_hills Well-Known Member

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    Hi girls,

    Love the abs routine - I really should try that as it sounds managable in the evening once I'm back from work and Ajay is in bed.

    Have done quite well this weekend, two runs and eaten quite well so fingers crossed this week will be better! I'm worse at work I find as I nibble on sweets and at home I have more self-discipline! x
     
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    caz_hills Well-Known Member

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    Blimey, the Saturday seems horrific!!!!!! Will try and give it a go. My tummy is VERY wobbly! x
     
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    helen_beee Mammy and Oliver

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    Day 1 of the ab challenge done and it was harder than I thought it would be. But in fairness to myself I did it at the end of Ripped (after all circuits but before cool down) and I'd done my squats (140) before I started Ripped. I think towards the back end of the week (and definitely Saturday!) I'll have to do them in groups as I don't think my core can manage them all in one go! I did a quick zumba workout after all that was done for some calorie burning but don't like to do too much as I usually have a low calorie day on a Monday to make up for Sunday at Grandma's house! I tend to drink loads of water as well on a Monday so I suppose I'll burn extra calories going up and down the stairs all day to use the toilet :haha: Good luck today ladies xx
     
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    I'm just doing the 30DS for now, but have started eating healthier recently as well. The first 15 days of the routine, I didn't really watch what I ate at all. Granted, my diet has always been pretty good, but I am pushing for it to be even better now!

    My jeans are already fitting better after only 15 days! But considering they're my "fat" jeans, that still doesn't make me too happy... :haha:
     
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    helen_beee Mammy and Oliver

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    Since I was about 20 years old I've dealt with the misery of my 'fat' jeans becoming my 'every day' jeans again and again, so every time a pair of 'every day' jeans become my 'fat' jeans I consider it a little win or a NSV (non-scale victory!). I think it's important to celebrate the little things :) xx
     
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    helen_beee Mammy and Oliver

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    To the ladies doing the ab challenge - did you wake up with your abs on fire as well this morning!?!? Ouchy, but I pushed through and did it again today. If I can feel it then it must be working :happydance:
     
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    lou_lou1979 Pregnant with second :)

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    Hi, haven't been on bnb for ages. I've got a 9 month old and am back at work now...can I join in too? I think I probably weigh about 143lb and want to be 133, but ill weigh myself in the morning. I got down to 138-139 but its crept up a little from snacking on naughty things at work. It's my wobbly belly that's the worst issue so will try the 1 week abs challenge from tomorrow! :) going to join a gym next week too...!
     

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