Hello everyone. I have now completed the penultimate week of the Slendertone 6 Week Plan and am back wit a weekly update on how it went.
Feedback on the Slendertone System-Abs Belt
This week I stuck to the following intensity levels on Slendertone System-Abs:
– Monday (Day 1):- 60.
– Tuesday (Day 2):- 65.
– Wednesday (Day 3):- 75.
– Thursday (Day 4):- 75.
– Friday (Day 5):- 85.
As with the previous two weeks I also ensured that I did a focussed abdominal workout on top of the five Slendertone sessions. I noticed this week just how much I have got used to the feeling of Slendertone System Abs. Between Monday and Thursday I noticed the belt much less whilst wearing it. However, when I reached Friday and increased the intensity level to 85 (the highest I have been) it was a different story. This setting really squeezed my abs tight and I could feel every pulse that the belt made.
Feedback on my Exercise Routine
For the last two weeks my exercise routine has been really solid. This week it was still very good but not quite up to the standards I achieved in weeks 3 and 4. I managed to do my usual three day weights routine but only managed one treadmill session (for the last 2 weeks I have been doing two). Whilst I was dissapointed not to have done as much cardio it was still a productive week. I managed four good workouts and overall I was happy with this.
Feedback on my Diet
My diet was similar to my exercise routine this week – good but not as impressive as previous weeks. Between Monday and Friday I ate my usual healthy options of breakfast (oatmeal and fresh fruit or poached eggs on a whole grain bagel), lunch (a homemade beef or chicken salad), a pre-gym meal (tuna, steamed vegetables and herbs) and tea (a hot meat dish with lots of fibre rich vegetables with fruit for snacks.
However, I was working for my friend at the weekend which meant I was was rarely in the house. Because of this I had to grab food on the go and in a lot of cases there were no healthy options available. Overall, it was still a good week despite the slight dip in the quality of the food I ate on Saturday and Sunday. I still managed to eat some healthy foods over the weekend when I got the opportunity and between Monday and Friday my diet was almost immaculate.
Feedback on the appearance of my Abs
My stomach does look a lot tighter than it did before I started using Slendertone System Abs and overall I think my abdominal muscles have become quite strong and toned. However, there is still some fat covering my stomach which I really need to lose before I start seeing some proper definition. So overall like most weeks I am going to say the appearance of my abs has improved but they are not perfect.
After completing five of the six weeks it is now crunch time. As I mentioned above I really need to lose some more fat from my stomach area to bring out the definition. Next week I am going to be really strict with myself by cutting down on calories, cutting down on carbohydrates and increasing the amount of cardio I am doing even further. My plan is to cut out my pre-gym meal (which should reduce my overall calories), stop snacking on fruit (which should cut out some calories and also drop my carbohydrate intake significantly) and do at least 20 minutes cardio per day (40 minutes plus on none weight lifting days). Hopefully, this reduction in calories consumed and increase in calories burned during the final week will strip the final layer of fat from my stomach and reveal the definition underneath.