Seeing as my weekly Zumba class alone is not going to transform my body shape into that of Jennifer Aniston, Yuliya has given me some exercises to do each day. Im under strict instructions to do 20 of each as soon as Ive got out of bed. Ill level with you, I havent done them every morning (lets hope Yulyia isnt reading this) but enough that I dont feel too guilty. And last Thursday I even got up extra early so that I had time to do my routine, vote and get to work on time. And it didnt kill me.
So heres what Ive been doing: sit-ups; squats with my feet apart; squats with my feet together; girl push-ups (balancing on my knees rather than my toes); and donkey kicks (start on all fours and kick out one leg backwards. Repeat 20 times for each side.)
No miracle change has occurred so far, and I have had to endure a certain amount of hilarity on the part of my boyfriend, but they are getting easier. A-list-worthy, toned limbs here we come.
Carrie Gorman, Editor: Power Plates
Four sessions down and Im hooked. The Power Plate class is over before its even begun, meaning that I no longer have to chose between having an evening and going to the gym. Here I can do both.
Weve been doing circuit training which involves bench presses, tummy crunches, press-ups, pulsating lunges youre up and down off the machine like a yoyo and there is no breaking in between. You only do each exercise for a minute and it sounds pathetic but it gets pretty tough towards the end. Im putting this down to the vibrations trippling how hard youre working.
I havent made any concessions to my diet during this trial which I may have to start thinking about if I want to shed some pounds. Can I slim while still eating hearty, carb-filled suppers? Not with Thalgo toning products and Power Plate alone, I suspect