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Old 07-28-13, 11:22 AM  
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When I did the workouts, I was restarting after not doing weight workouts for quite a while. I found I could complete the workouts, but was exhausted afterwards and couldn't get much done for the rest of the day. So I decided to drop back and do fewer reps with less weight. I still haven't worked up to the full workout in the first phase yet, so I don't really have any results to report except that I'm slowly improving.

I'm also intimidated by the metabolic workouts. I dread pushing so hard even if it's for a short amount of time.
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Old 07-28-13, 04:56 PM  
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When I did the workouts, I was restarting after not doing weight workouts for quite a while. I found I could complete the workouts, but was exhausted afterwards and couldn't get much done for the rest of the day. So I decided to drop back and do fewer reps with less weight. I still haven't worked up to the full workout in the first phase yet, so I don't really have any results to report except that I'm slowly improving.

I'm also intimidated by the metabolic workouts. I dread pushing so hard even if it's for a short amount of time.
I don't like metabolic workouts either for the same reason. Seems like I am in the same boat as you Jane as I haven't been doing weights in quite awhile and I am not good at plank exercises either.
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Old 07-28-13, 05:55 PM  
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I start this tomorrow, so I'm glad I saw this thread! I've been uninspired by my workouts lately, and a few pounds have crept back on, so I really need a kick to the tuckus. I'm going to have DH take some pictures of me tonight and everything

Nice to see that others are getting good results. I was very curious about what people did on the "off" days. I can't imagine taking that many days off, but I thought I'd play it by ear.
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Old 07-28-13, 06:18 PM  
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I'm in the 3rd week of phase 2 & I'll share my thoughts.

I am trying very hard to follow this & stick with it because I have been jumping all over the place these days. I love lifting & my favorite program is CLX. What I like about this program is it's less working out than I'm used to. I finally got my hunger in check & I love that.

The workouts themselves are boring me to tears. Doing 3 sets of the same exercises are killing me. Not because they're tough, but yawn. I am trying to stick with it & most days I do, but I can't wait to get the new KETTLEBELL set & my dream body cardio series so I can move on.

As for results, I really have none to speak of. I haven't lost any of my strength I've had from CLX & kettle bells, but I've noticed no new definition.

I'm not following it 100% as I just don't have an hour+ a day to include the warm up & foam rolling every workout.

I've been following a strength/cardio/strength/cardio rotation for a long time now.

On my "off" days from lifting with D2S I have been doing dream body & I've upped my walking quite a bit.

My boyfriend did comment in my jeans the other day that I did look like I've lost weight so there's that. Is it this program or the increased walking + less eating? I think I'd put my money there.

Just my $.02
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Old 07-28-13, 09:55 PM  
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Hi all -
I recently finished all three phases of this rotation. I did, indeed, drop 2 sizes. I have a scale that measures %muscle and %bodyfat. For me, my lbs of muscle stayed the same and I lost 11 lbs of fat.

I love these workouts and did not add any additional workouts to the rotation. Previously, I had been working out daily and I was quite surprised to see that fewer workouts per week is actually a good idea. As Rachel says "More is not always better. Better is better."

For diet, I followed the spirit of the diet but not the diet as written in the book: moved more of my food intake to earlier in the day, cut out the junk food, ate lots of veggies and lean protein, added a multivitamin, vitamin D, and fish oil. I did not measure anything and if I was hungry, I ate. I was very surprised to see that my evening cravings went away as did my need for caffeine (previously, I was drinking tons of tea to get thru the day).

I also focused on recovery and stress reduction.

For me, this was a great program!

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Old 07-29-13, 01:16 AM  
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Hi all -
I recently finished all three phases of this rotation. I did, indeed, drop 2 sizes. I have a scale that measures %muscle and %bodyfat. For me, my lbs of muscle stayed the same and I lost 11 lbs of fat.

I love these workouts and did not add any additional workouts to the rotation. Previously, I had been working out daily and I was quite surprised to see that fewer workouts per week is actually a good idea. As Rachel says "More is not always better. Better is better."

For diet, I followed the spirit of the diet but not the diet as written in the book: moved more of my food intact to earlier in the day, cut out the junk food, ate lots of veggies and lean protein, added a multivitamin, vitamin D, and fish oil. I did not measure anything and if I was hungry, I ate. I was very surprised to see that my evening cravings went away as did my need for caffeine (previously, I was drinking tons of tea to get thru the day).

I also focused on recovery and stress reduction.

For me, this was a great program!

Deb
so happy for you, Deb shaka! wow!

i've only done part of 1 of the workouts, but plan to use add them into my own rotation.
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Old 07-29-13, 04:13 AM  
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I don't like the idea of an hour+ workout. LOL
Sue were you already in pretty good shape? It sounds like you are!

Deb congrats on your 2 dress sizes! LOL I would of freaked if my scale didn't come down. It would be interesting that the fat was coming down but not the weight. But I could handle that!

Thanks for the info guys!!!
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Old 07-29-13, 06:43 AM  
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Hi all -
I recently finished all three phases of this rotation. I did, indeed, drop 2 sizes. I have a scale that measures %muscle and %bodyfat. For me, my lbs of muscle stayed the same and I lost 11 lbs of fat.
Congrats!

It sounds like the way to succeed on this program, is not to add a bunch of extra cardio. With me anyway, my body needs to recover, and that's when muscle is built, on your rest days.
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Old 07-29-13, 06:48 AM  
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I just started the 2nd month of this program. So far I haven't really lost any weight (maybe a pound) but I did lose an inch around my waist. On my rest days I might run but that's it. When I started this program, I was doing Cathe on my off days but then I was feeling extremely tired and realized I was overtraining. The program does seem kinda boring, doing the same exercises for 3 sets, but since I workout in the morning, that's fine with me. I'm gonna stick with it til the end because I know I'll see some good results!
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Old 07-29-13, 08:44 AM  
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I'm in phase 2 (week 6) of the program. It helped me discover foam rolling and I love it. I've only lost one pound but I've toned up a little more and my waist is smaller. I haven't actually measured yet. I am not following the diet but I bought the book to read about the meal plan.

This thread is helping me to try and stick with it. I have some new workouts that I'm itching to try......
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