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30 Day Shred Completed: Results!

Hello and salaam everyone!

I’ve not had a chance to post much lately as I have been busy, but not too busy for 30 day shred!

Alhamdulillah I completed it on Friday, so proud of myself as I haven’t stuck to an exercise programme ever! Like I said in an earlier post, I need routine.


  • I lost 4 lb in total 😀
  • I lost 2.5 inches from my waist! 2 inches from my chest and 2 from my hips. Which is pretty excellent!

I definitely recommend Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred if you want to kickstart your exercise/weight loss journey, or if you have hit a plateau like I did and you need to get past it. It is hard work but so worth it!

Things that you should know:

  • I worked out 6 days a week, taking Saturday off, and I worked out at around the same time everyday.
  • I ate a total of approximately 1600 calories daily. I had a day off on Friday, but wouldn’t eat more than about 2100 calories.
  • I did not cut out carbs from my diet, but I did try to cut down on carbs – didn’t eat much bread, smaller portions of rice.
  • I lost no weight in the first two to three weeks, but I stuck to it and I’m glad that I did.

I started Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 today! It seemed like the natural progression from her 30 Day Shred. It is difficult also but I thought it was fun.

Let’s see how it goes!

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Posted by on October 27, 2013 in Uncategorized



Kerry LowLow Snack Packs

As a bzzagent, I got the chance to try Kerry LowLow Snack Packs for free.


Really yummy little snack and great if like me, you’re counting your calories. It is satisfying as a snack or as a side for my lunch, and surprisingly full of flavour!

My favourite is Red Pepper and Onion Chutney!

Below was my lunch after my 30 day shred workout:


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Posted by on October 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


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30 Day Shred: 11 days in

Salaam and hello!

So I completed the first 10 days (Level 1) of 30 day shred and started Level 2 today!

Wow did I sweat! I was actually quite worried before starting Level 2 as I’ve been reading around on forums and others have said that they found Level 2 so much harder than Level 1! However for me it wasn’t as difficult as I expected, it was almost fun dare I say?! I sweated loads which is good.

In terms of weight loss, I lost the pound that I gained, and was hoping I had lost more, but I read the following article which makes me feel better about lack of weight loss when starting a new exercise routine.

I’ve started working out; why am I still gaining weight?!

I do feel stronger and have more energy.

Anyway, I will keep posting my progress inshaAllah.

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Posted by on October 3, 2013 in Uncategorized




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