30DS

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!      

ON TO LEVEL 3!

I finally pushed through level 2! I finished it today. Definitely did not do it at ALL consecutively. Got sick, felt depressed, and lost a bit of motivation but I pushed through this past week and a half to get it done. Level 2 did not get much easier for me as level 1 did when I got to the end so I’m concerned about how I will fair through level 3. The planking was all just really really tough on my body and my knees. But at over 215lbs if I can do it.. anyone can!

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.

Weightloss

Everyone is on their own journey, they want to lose weight, gain weight, or get fitter. We all have our reasons and views on why we are doing this and what we want to achieve. This is the history of my weightloss journey and where I want things to go…

I started this blog around 5 years ago, at that stage I was so unhappy with my body I was around 220lbs at 18 years old and 5′1. I was so unhappy with how I looked and I really struggled with trying to lose weight. Then I started tumblr and I found that extra bit of motivation I needed. I started losing weight then when I started uni and was 19 years old I was at 160lbs. I still wasn’t happy but I had come a long way. I was more condfident and felt better. I was proud of how my body had changed and how much healthier my eating habits were. 

Then in my 2nd/3rd year of uni I stopped going to the gym. I went out a lot, worked hard and did enjoy uni life but left my health in the background. I put on more weight when I left uni and got a job I went back up to 197lbs. I wasn’t happy with my life, my relationship, my job and I needed to change things. I got a new job, decided to end my relationship in order to spend some time on me. That was over 2 months ago. 

Since then I have gone down to 183lbs. I haven’t started working out again yet but I’m planning to get back into the 30DS tomorrow. I don’t want to go on any dates or meet someone new because I am not happy with myself right now. I know it’s all about balancing learning to love who you are and achieving the goals you want which I am trying to do. But I know that right now I would not feel confident getting naked in-front of another person because I don’t like what I see when I look in the mirror. I know I can do better than this and have a healthy lifestyle and be the weight I want to be. Loving myself is treating my body well and being kind to it, which I haven’t done a lot of. Right now my focus is me and my fitness.I want to be the best version of myself and that can be  and that can be achieved through discipline, a healthy lifestyle and having that motivation to keep going. 

There are a lot of you on here who have inspired me and motivated me throughout the years. I feel genuinely lucky to have some amazing followers and people on here who support me. I will be here, always, for anyone who has any fears/questions/struggles about their weightloss journey because I have been there. Everything you are thinking I probably thought. I’m older but not much wiser, but I will be able to relate to you. I wish I had someone who could have understood why things like not being abel to swap clothes with my friends, or get into full length photos with my friends upset me. Just so you know, there will always be someone to listen and understand how you’re feeling. This is a journey many of us go through and there is a lot of support out there if you need it.

Template for 30 day shred, so you can try it tooo!! The links for 30 day shred challenge are on my videos page, and I tried the first day today. It was pretty damn hard. Takes about 20 minutes and you definitely feel the burn!!!! :)

Will post updates in pictures when I am done, so you can see the change! :)

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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.

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Just completed level 1 of the thirty day shred. I know, I know different clothes, angles and positions but I can still see a difference :D I’m doing it with my friend and she has the official before pictures and we’ll take good after ones too, but I just wanted to acknowledge how great 10 days is.

Deleted this the other night, my friend insisted I show him my tumblr :P Didn’t want him to see it, but I’m proud so I want it here. 

Back to my old routine… Before I was comfortable enough to workout in public, I followed this video like it was going out of style. Quick sweat fest on this busy day! I spent the morning/afternoon cleaning A LOT, throwing chicken into the crockpot for shredded chicken (bbq sandwiches tonight for the guys, salads/tacos for the week), and getting things organized. Now I have to shower quick, make lunch, and then I work 3-11:15pm! A salad and a yogurt are already prepared to bring for dinner :) I can feel myself slowly creeping towards my wagon!!