I love sports and fitness. I have my goals for the year or for the month and I always hope to stick to them but you can guarantee that something comes up and get s in the way. That is what constantly happened last year. I was lucky enough to be sent a Slendertone package to help out my fitness routine. Unfortunately things really did get in the way and I found myself putting off using it (my illness of semester 1, hectic-ness of getting properly into uni life after the illness, Christmas and then just as I was about to start it this year, I ended up back in hospital for something else, ugh!). It has been a nightmare! But now, I'm on a mission to basically sort my life out. I have created myself a daily schedule to make sure I have time to get everything done. I've been collecting together a bunch of recipes and not once have I had a typical student meal. I'm all ready to get fit and healthy. Now that I have a holiday to slim down and tone up for, I'm feeling motivated to work at it. Of course going to the gym is all scheduled in but I'm usually useless at toning up my abs so this is where Slendertone comes in.
Over the next six weeks I shall be using my Slendertone belt to kick start my healthy lifestyle by doing a half an hour session 5 days a week. Across these weeks I will be keeping you up to date on the progress on my twitter and the odd post. Hopefully we shall be able to see noticeable improvements. A before and after picture shall be shown on the final post!
What's in the box?
- Slendertone Connect
- Slendertone belt
- Adhesive GelPads
- USB cable (charger)
- Instruction Manual
Firstly, after charging the Slendertone Connect, you need to connect it to you phone. It is compatible with Android and IOS via an app you can download for free from the app store. I have an iPhone so that was all easy enough. Open the app, register and simply follow the instructions to sync the two together. I currently have the app on both my phone and iPad so either works perfectly well.
After syncing, you'll need to answer a few simple questions in order to set up a plan.
I said that I was lightly active, wanting to look and feel better (although countdown to a big event is also true) to kick start a healthy lifestyle. And so my plan was set up and it was time to begin setting up my belt.
I actually followed the instruction manual to set it up (page 10). It was a very easy guide and there really isn't much to do. The app is also very clear in giving the instructions but the manual is always there for extra help.
Once it's all set up, let's get going!
It's up to you how intense you want the session to be and you can control it on the Connect pad or on your phone/tablet. I started off at 15 and gradually went up to try it out. I must admit, the belt is cold to put on at first and the first impulses are a very weird feeling but as it begins to intensify (follow the tips to know when and what you can do) you can really feel your muscles working (even though you aren't doing anything)!
I can't wait to see the results at the end of the six weeks as I can already feel it working! Best thing is that you can just use it when you're sat at home doing work or reading a book so it's really handy for fitting exercise into a busy schedule! Definitely my kind of workout!
So far, I would definitely recommend using Slendertone! Here's to healthy living and a toned stomach!
- KC xx
Have you ever tried Slendertone? What do you do to fit exercise into a busy schedule?
*The Slendertone Connect Ab Toner Belt was sent to me in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.