anonymous asked:

its not safe to go out for a run in my area and i cant afford a gym membership can i lose wieght without exercise?

In short, yes you can lose weight without exercise! 
However, I hate to sound rude or like a bitch or whatever, but those reasons sound like excuses to me!

My gym membership ran out and I didn’t get a new one, and I can’t go out for a run or anything in my area either because it’s not safe! But I still exercise!!! I do workout videos, there are so many fun ones and people upload them to youtube so you don’t even have to pay!

And if you’re worried about your roommates or family hearing you work out and getting embarrassed there is even quiet cardio videos based around exercises that still get fat burning, but wont make any noises. 

So no excuses! 

Here are some really good workouts for you to do at home:

(I’ve gone out and searched my favourite videos and took time to do it- so now you can’t say no ;D )

  • Billy Blanks (great kickboxing videos)

               - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ4cduoc32Q

               - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x640lbMucc

  • Jillian Michaels 30 day shred

            - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x640lbMucc (level 1)

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEz0VGxsiqc (level 2)

  • Victorias Secret Workouts

             - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGz0VldLBuw (cardio workout)

            - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1ZzdBgLtZg  (Butt workout)

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGJQgpxNVXU (abs workout)

          - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGYM9Quh9J0 (legs)

  • Mari Winsor Pilates (the pilates Miley Cyrus does)

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW2eRv4kCag (20 minute workout)

          - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar3DHQCzXcs (Buns n Thighs)

          - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-6y08ErELQ (Ab sculpting)

  • Denise Austin

            - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F564qF8p-EU (kick boxing fat blast)

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY3_vOttNOs (total body fat blast)

  • Blogilates 

           - I recommend choosing any of her videos, but here are some QUIET CARDIO that she does: 

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTwzKKDGSl8

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8CRUrRekOQ

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cjG6wsyed8

  • Dance inspired workouts

           - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsVp7wRWG7I (pump it up)

          - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU8uAFJwJL4 (ministry of sounds/ pump it up)

           -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq7IDD0Ye1Y (dance yourself thin)

          - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPZBVwlOux0 (BALLET CLASS FOR TONING)

I feel like you now have no excuses! :)
Have fun and good luck!      


So these are my before and after pictures from doing Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred! I lost 15 pounds and 11.5 inches total! I’m so proud of my progress and I feel stronger than ever! A more comprehensive review of the 30 Day Shred and my diet program below the cut :)

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firrewhiskey  asked:

hello! I really want to do the 30 day shred to break through my plateau and was wondering if you have a link to the videos as well as like.. A printable schedule thing for it .. I really really want to do it any help is great! thanks :)

So sorry for the late reply!

Level 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pc-NizMgg8

Level 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEz0VGxsiqc

Level 3: http://www.izlesene.com/video/jillian-michaels-30-day-shred-level-3/7259991

And here’s the calendar: 

Don’t forget to take a rest day! Happy shredding! :)

Good morning! And a good morning indeed it is. I’ve slacked on putting up any personal posts up for quite some time, but I’m happy to announce that I’m back for the better. I have not posted a progress picture on this website for over a year and a half. Within the course of this time, I have started over at least twice, gained weight, and lost my place in this big loop we call weight loss. However, what I have gained over the course of this year and a half is much more than any number on a scale could ever account for. I lost friends, I moved in with a roommate (who is now my best friend) after living alone for a year, I got engaged, I went to school, and lived. I am not ashamed of my weight gain because I have been busy living. Yet, I still had goals. And this was one of them. A couple weeks ago, after we took our engagement pictures, I decided it was time. Thus, I took the left photo on the first day I hopped back on the horse, mid November. The right photo is from this morning. I couldn’t believe it when IT ZIPPED. This is a minor non-scale victory, but it’s mine. This is not the most impressive before and during you’ve seen, but it’s mine. And this is just the beginning.


Day 15 of 30DS- I took a rest day yesterday; the day before I didn’t do the Shred because I went to the gym where I (stupidly) told my trainer how frustrated I was with my plank pose. What followed was a round of chest-press and weighted squat burnouts I shall never forget.  The day after I felt like I’d broken my ribs. 

ANYWAY that means I was two days off when I came back today and it actually went well! …relatively. I’m still hanging out with Anita- no plank jacks or mountain climbers for me- only little baby grandma steps from a plank position. But I didn’t give up and there were zero emotional outbursts. 

AND THEN I followed it up with this video I found on youtube and I can’t recommend it enough, especially following 30DS, because

a) Jillian’s videos have you treating your body like an enemy, and that can really screw up your perception of yourself, so it was really excellent to follow it up with this gentle, searching, loving body-self relationship builder and 

b) THE STRETCHING SEQUENCES IN 30DS ARE ENTIRELY INADEQUATE. Do a full body, expanding stretch routine after the Shred and you will feel 100% better, I promise. The 30 seconds we get of hamstrings are not enough to help with the pounding your calves, thighs, and quads take from her. Seriously. 

TL;DR Try this stretching routine, (or a shorter one) after 30DS once and you’ll never go back.

This is my latest before and durning, I haven’t taken one of these in about a year so I felt it was time for an update. I’ve just started the 30 day shred to get back In to regular exercise and I’m still trying to get back to fully eating healthily but once you go In to a relationship and start like eating out it’s hard to limit the amont of unclean food you eat. This still blows me away that I was as big as I was. Some days I feel like “what’s the point nothing changing” and when I made this I was shocked that I had came so far. Thank you to everyone that’s offered me advise or encouragement since I started my journey. Love you all fitblrs

What We Think During Home Workout Videos (The 30 Day Shred)

APR. 4, 2014 by Helene Sula

Workout videos are wonderful. You’re telling me I can get all of the benefits of a gym in the comfort of my own home and stained yoga pants and in just 20 minutes? Sign me up! But workout videos are hard. And there are a lot of distractions. Like sitting down on the couch. And really anything.

Take for instance, one of my favorites, Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred. I have a love/hate relationship with this workout video…

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Jillian Michaels – 30 Day Shred

I pop open the DVD and slide it in the player. Level one. My weights are ready and my neon pink elastic headband is ready to hold my hair back as I get into shape.

Jillian comes on the screen. Her abs are on point. That’s so unfair. Well, it is her job to be in shape. My job requires me to sit on my ass all day. OK, let’s do this. Oh, first we have to meet her friends. Do you think they ever hook up? I’m thinking yes.

Alright let’s start. Getting warmed up. Jumping jacks. Great, I feel good. “If 400 pound people can do jumping jacks so can you.” Shoot, they can? FINE.

What the hell are these knee circles? I’m glad no one can see me doing this.

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Feeling good, feeling warmed up. Grab my weights wait, what push ups? I’m doing the girl version. I’ll build my way up. “This is a really hard move.” You’re so right Jillian, it is hard.

She told me I can rest for 5 seconds, it’s only been like 4.

Ok I can do it. Keep pushing. Cardio, yes. The dogs are in here. Dammit, no, the weights are not your chew toys! What did I miss? Whatever I can jump back in.

My legs are burning. I HATE YOU JILLIAN. She said a few more, I counted to 3 and we’re still doing them. Does she not know the definition of “a few”. Two more my ass.

No, I’m doing it.

I hate lunges. Who invented lunges? NATALIE IS CHEATING. Jillian are you seeing this?! YELL AT HER. She never lunged. No lunges were had.

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Fine, but if they can cheat then so can I.

I’m so sweaty how much longer do I have? This is a lot longer than 20 minutes so basically she lied.

Ok abs, where are you? I’m just going to lie here for one second. I wish I didn’t eat those french fries last night. I mean, they were really good and I didn’t eat the fried chicken. I had a salad so it balances out. I’ll take a walk later too.

Oh shit, where are we? Anterior raises and a side lunge. What the hell is this? I’m tired. Yes, tush back behind you to the side. I hate this. I hate this so much.

Bikini season is coming, get over it. Last segment, thank God. I wonder how many calories I burned. I need to Google that after that. I wonder if people still use Yahoo answers. Dammit, my hair’s in my eyes. These elastic headbands never work.

This is the lowest I can go, ok? This is pretty freaking low. Yes, I am breathing. Barely. Oh man two more moves. Inhale, exhale.

I did it. I might be dying but I did it.

Do I really have to do the stretches? UGH fine. Is it bad to eat cheese immediately after your workout?

Yes, I feel the pull. I want to take a nap now.

Yes, Jillian I will see you tomorrow. Thank you, I did do a good job. No, I am not shredded.

Oh thank God, this is over.

(I copy & pasted this straight from Thought Catalog and tried to source  the original article as much as I could but just for extra “I swear to the pope I am not plagiarising!” have the link again)


For Your Use- 30 Day Shred Level 1

I do day 1 of the 30 day shred as a warmup for my runs and it makes starting my runs so much easier; I hit runners high almost immediately instead of at the fourth mile. And the accelerated calorie burn is definitely a bonus.