I am now exactly half way through the Slendertone 6 Week Plan. Below is a description of how I am finding it so far.
Feedback on the Slendertone System-Abs Belt
This week was the first where I completed both a full program on Slendertone System-Abs plus a focussed abdominal workout at the gym and boy did I feel it. When using the belt I stuck to the following recommended intensity levels for week 3:
– Monday (Day 1):- 50.
– Tuesday (Day 2):- 55.
– Wednesday (Day 3):- 60.
– Thursday (Day 4):- 60.
– Friday (Day 5):- 75.
I also did an abdominal workout on the Monday after over three weeks without doing any abdominal exercises (not counting Slendertone System-Abs). From Tuesday onwards my stomach muscles felt like they were being ripped apart. By the time I got to the the final Friday session on Slendertone System-Abs my stomach felt like it had taken a real pounding. Overall, this was definitely the toughest week I have had since starting the Slendertone 6 Week Plan.
Feedback on my Exercise Routine
This was definitely the best exercise week I have had since starting on Slendertone System-Abs. I again managed to complete the two exercise routines that are part of the Slendertone 6 Week Plan (as I keep saying in every post I still need to do a full article on the Slendertone 6 Week Plan workouts…it will be published soon…I promise). I also managed to get to the gym five times where I completed my full weights routine and also significantly increased my cardio levels with some intense jogging sessions. Overall, I did more than an hour on the treadmill during the week and burnt some serious calories.
Feedback on my Diet
Unfortunately, whilst this was probably my best week so far in terms of exercise and the impact of Slendertone System-Abs, the same could not be said for my diet. It was not a complete disaster but I could have eaten a lot better over the weekend.
Between Monday morning and Friday afternoon I ate clean healthy foods. I stuck to my usual breakfast (either oatmeal with fresh fruit or a whole grain bagel with poached eggs), lunch (a homemade beef or chicken salad), pre-gym meal (tuna with steamed vegetables), tea (a meat and vegetable based dish loaded with fibre rich vegetables) and snacks (fresh fruits such as apples, bananas and oranges). However, on Friday I had a works night out which meant fast food and rather large amounts of alcohol. Then on Saturday, England were playing their first game of the 2010 World Cup which led to more junk food and alcohol being consumed.
Feedback on the appearance of my Abs
Despite my alcohol and junk food diet over the weekend I think all the extra jogging had a positive effect on the appearance of my abs. For the first time my stomach looked like it was a little bit tighter and carrying a little less fat. There is still much more room for improvement but this is the first time since starting the Slendertone 6 Week Plan that I have noticed a postive change in the appearance of my abs.
After my third week of using Slendertone System-Abs I have finally seen a small change in the appearance of my abs. It was the toughest week I have experienced on Slendertone so far but the belt and the additional jogging seem to be finally having an effect.
During week 4 I am going to carry on increasing the intensity on Slendertone System-Abs (as recommended), maintain my current exercise levels (particularly when it comes to the jogging) and try to improve my weekend eating habits. Hopefully this will make the small improvements I have noticed this week into bigger, more substantial ones come the end of next week.