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1/22/13 4:01 AM
So last night was my first time with Ramp It Up. What a workout! I'm going to have to really force myself to do this every night. It seemed like it took forever to get through 55 minutes. I'm sure it will get a little easier each time and I'll know I've accomplished something when I can go through it all without stopping! Anyone have any tips on this part of the series?
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1/22/13 5:20 AM as a reply to lkingrey.
lkingrey:
So last night was my first time with Ramp It Up. What a workout! I'm going to have to really force myself to do this every night. It seemed like it took forever to get through 55 minutes. I'm sure it will get a little easier each time and I'll know I've accomplished something when I can go through it all without stopping! Anyone have any tips on this part of the series?


Hi lkingrey! First off, you are doing awesome!! You made it through and kept going and that's what counts the most. All you need to do is push play, do your best and forget the rest. If you are doing your best, then with time and dedication and proper nutrition, you'll get those results!!

The hardest part of working out for me was definitely getting started, and then to keep going. Even today there are some workouts I get in to that one day I've got the intensity to make it through, and then other days I make it about half way and just have no juice left to keep going. And guess what? That's normal and that's fine. You don't want to push your body, you have to listen to what your body is telling you!

So, my tip: do your best and forget the rest along with push a little harder each time. For example, I just started RevAbs about three weeks ago and the Power Intervals workout is a killer. In week one, I could literally NOT do one of the interval workouts (squat thrusts), week two, I could make it 10 of the 30 seconds, week three, I got up to 15 of the 30 seconds, and now on week four, I'm getting about 20 of the 30 seconds. And you know what? I am thrilled with that!!

Be thrilled with your accomplishments thus far and look forward to how much more you'll be able to do in the weeks to come. Remember, results take time, dedication and nutrition.

Hope all of that helps!
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1/22/13 10:34 AM as a reply to cristenjf.
Thank you for the suggestions and encouragement! I'll definitely take them to heart! I'm 54 years old so this is quite a workout for someone who has been sedentary quite a bit. But I'm pretty determined to see this through.
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1/22/13 12:48 PM as a reply to lkingrey.
I am so glad to have found this thread. after two weeks of start it up i had my first go at ramp it up yesterday and although i managed to get through it i found it really hard so kudos to you cuz i'm 36 and today i gave up half an hour in. just couldn't do it anymore. got pain in my back and knees and am wondering if this workout is worth it. in fact i'm ready to give up so not sure whether to do start up for a bit longer or just replace this workout for time on the treadmill. i'm really disheartened emoticon and in a lot of pain and i didn't even complete the workout. really not looking forward to it tomorrow.
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1/24/13 5:29 AM as a reply to lkingrey.
lkingrey:
Thank you for the suggestions and encouragement! I'll definitely take them to heart! I'm 54 years old so this is quite a workout for someone who has been sedentary quite a bit. But I'm pretty determined to see this through.


You're welcome! I hope I can continue to provide you with more suggestions and encouragement!
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1/24/13 5:31 AM as a reply to Sab76.
Sab76:
I am so glad to have found this thread. after two weeks of start it up i had my first go at ramp it up yesterday and although i managed to get through it i found it really hard so kudos to you cuz i'm 36 and today i gave up half an hour in. just couldn't do it anymore. got pain in my back and knees and am wondering if this workout is worth it. in fact i'm ready to give up so not sure whether to do start up for a bit longer or just replace this workout for time on the treadmill. i'm really disheartened emoticon and in a lot of pain and i didn't even complete the workout. really not looking forward to it tomorrow.


Sab - like I told lkingrey - it's one step at a time, one move at a time, one day at a time! Don't worry if you had to give up today, just get back and push play tomorrow and as time goes on you'll get better and better! That being said, listen well to your body. If you're having consistent pains you may need to speak with your doctor about the best exercise program for you! Also, there is a joint support formula or Shakeology you could try that would help out significantly with those aches and pains!
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1/25/13 7:52 AM as a reply to cristenjf.
My knees on these lunges are really the only pain that I have as far as joint pain but I've always had bad knees. I just don't go down as far with the lunge and work through it. I'm sure as the weight comes off, the pain will start easing up as there is less weight on the knees. I've done 3 days of Ramp It Up and will keep pushing Play. I've always hated exercise but I look forward to it now to see if I can do a little more each day. I've never done this many days in a row of any type of exercise in my life. So it's getting to be a habit now and if I can't get it in, I almost feel guilty. My favorite part is the ab workout. If you haven't done so Sab, take your measurements. After two weeks of Start It Up, I lost a couple inches off my waist and abs. That was enough motivation to keep me going. Good luck!
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1/27/13 1:19 PM as a reply to lkingrey.
lkingrey:
My knees on these lunges are really the only pain that I have as far as joint pain but I've always had bad knees. I just don't go down as far with the lunge and work through it. I'm sure as the weight comes off, the pain will start easing up as there is less weight on the knees. I've done 3 days of Ramp It Up and will keep pushing Play. I've always hated exercise but I look forward to it now to see if I can do a little more each day. I've never done this many days in a row of any type of exercise in my life. So it's getting to be a habit now and if I can't get it in, I almost feel guilty. My favorite part is the ab workout. If you haven't done so Sab, take your measurements. After two weeks of Start It Up, I lost a couple inches off my waist and abs. That was enough motivation to keep me going. Good luck!


Yes! Definitely keep track of measurements! they are a huge source of motivation!

Also, if the Knee pain is too much you can always do a stationary lunge- placing one foot out in front and doing the lunge move but not moving the foot back and forth- this will reduce the amount of stress on your knee!

Feel free to add me as a buddyand message me if You have more questions! I'll be sure to keep up with you bdh on this thread as well!
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1/28/13 6:10 PM as a reply to lkingrey.
You just need to push play. If you want to see changes in your body, then you have to workout. Ramp it up is long, but this is my second week of it and although still a bit challenging I can't wait to get home and do it. On Sunday I had to do it twice, morning and eveningish. I missed Saturday and Thursday so I needed to make them up due to coaching.

Stick with it, you will see changes. Watch what you eat, keep track of how many calories you are taking in. You will see your body change. Just push through and keep telling yourself you can do it emoticon
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1/29/13 3:58 PM as a reply to lkingrey.
Today is my last day of ramp it up. When I started it out I dreaded it. I thought it was way too hard. The more you do it, the easier it gets. I have really bad knee problems, I've had 4 surgeries on my right knee. The floor work on all fours can be a killer and so can squats and lunges. Just do what you can and push yourself more each time. Also try rolling up your yoga mat a few times for extra cushion under your knee. I am seeing great results with ramp it up. Terrified if starting Burn it Up tomorrow!

I'm sure once we all progress to Burn it Up we will think ramp it up is easy! ;)

Stay positive and motivated you can do it!
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1/29/13 5:35 PM as a reply to KTchase.
Hi yall,I too am glad that I found this thread. I started Ramp It Up tonight. I did the Start It Up DVD as directed for the first two weeks, taking one day off each week. I added the Slim Abs and Slim Limber Stretch workouts here and there as well. I go to the gym each day I do the DVDs to get more cardio. I do 45 mins on treadmill at 3.6 speed and up to 10 incline by the end of my 45 mins. I burn about 350 according to treadmill.

Ramp it Up was so hard for me tonight. I felt that the Start it Up was easy enough on my last day (yesterday) so I thought the Ramp it Up would be a little harder, but not this much harder. I definitely liked reading yalls suggestions and stories. It makes me want to stick with it. I had to stop a few times here and there within reps because my muscles were burning so bad. I will listen to your suggestions that it will get easier day by day. At this moment, I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT TOMORROW LOL, BUT I WILL DO IT.

I look forward to reading more posts from yall and would you please buddy me so I can maybe talk to you personally? I am new to this sight so I am not sure what to do on here.

Thanks
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1/31/13 5:44 PM as a reply to KTchase.
KTchase:
Today is my last day of ramp it up. When I started it out I dreaded it. I thought it was way too hard. The more you do it, the easier it gets. I have really bad knee problems, I've had 4 surgeries on my right knee. The floor work on all fours can be a killer and so can squats and lunges. Just do what you can and push yourself more each time. Also try rolling up your yoga mat a few times for extra cushion under your knee. I am seeing great results with ramp it up. Terrified if starting Burn it Up tomorrow!

I'm sure once we all progress to Burn it Up we will think ramp it up is easy! ;)

Stay positive and motivated you can do it!


You have a great attitude about this! You WILL get better each and every time! I hope I can help provide support and motivation for all of you!
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1/31/13 5:46 PM as a reply to melissadawn22.
melissadawn22:
Hi yall,I too am glad that I found this thread. I started Ramp It Up tonight. I did the Start It Up DVD as directed for the first two weeks, taking one day off each week. I added the Slim Abs and Slim Limber Stretch workouts here and there as well. I go to the gym each day I do the DVDs to get more cardio. I do 45 mins on treadmill at 3.6 speed and up to 10 incline by the end of my 45 mins. I burn about 350 according to treadmill.

Ramp it Up was so hard for me tonight. I felt that the Start it Up was easy enough on my last day (yesterday) so I thought the Ramp it Up would be a little harder, but not this much harder. I definitely liked reading yalls suggestions and stories. It makes me want to stick with it. I had to stop a few times here and there within reps because my muscles were burning so bad. I will listen to your suggestions that it will get easier day by day. At this moment, I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT TOMORROW LOL, BUT I WILL DO IT.

I look forward to reading more posts from yall and would you please buddy me so I can maybe talk to you personally? I am new to this sight so I am not sure what to do on here.

Thanks


I will definitely send you a buddy request so we can talk more one on one! I Know how frightening this journey can be and cannot wait to help you have many successes!
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2/1/13 3:15 AM as a reply to lkingrey.
Ladies, I have done a few rounds of slim n six as well as slim series and let me tell you, they ARE a workout! My primary program is P90X but inbetween programs, I always go back to Debbie. I get some eye rolling when I talk to people doing the X, or Combat, or The Beast when I mention Slim n Six...lol..then I make them do some of her floor work with me. Ha. Yeah, that shuts them up.

Trust me when I say that it will get easier. But you HAVE to keep pushing play! We all have days when our energy just isn't up there or we don't feel like working out 100% and that is ok. As someone else says, just do your best and forget the rest. Work extra hard the next day. Eat better. Drink your water and get your sleep!

LOL to KT chase...girl you are sooo right!!! BIU is a step up for sure from RIU. But you can do it!

Melissa, you CAN. My suggestion on the moves that are tough...esp those leg lifts, when one side starts burning so much that you can't stand it, instead of stopping, switch to the other side for a few. Then switch back. That way, you are still moving, still getting in reps and as time goes by it does get easier...a little. lol. I say a little cause like I said, I do other programs as well..including Insanity...plus I walk or jog four miles most days and have a pretty physical job and those leg lifts STILL get me groaning!!! But hang in there...they are GREAT for the booty!

lkingrey...how are you doing? Knees feeling any better? You are right in that the knee pain will lessen as you lose weight. I had the same issues when I first started. Of course, I weighed in at over 225 pounds!!! On the lunges, make sure your knee is not extending over your foot. A good joint supplement is recommended as well.

Looking forward to hearing all the great strides you ladies will make! It helps keep me motivated as well!

judy
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2/2/13 10:49 AM as a reply to lkingrey.
How has everyone been doing with their workouts? And what does everyone's nutrition look like?

Like we keep saying, some days will be a struggle but get in there and push play, do your best and forget the rest!!
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2/4/13 5:48 AM as a reply to cristenjf.
Good morning all! I weighed in on Saturday and I had only lost 2/10ths of a pound. Very disappointed. I'm sticking to my 1200 calories but maybe that's not enough?? Should I go up to 1400 calories?? I'm going to try Burn It Up tonight and I have to tell you, I'm a little scared about how much harder it'll be. But if I can't do it, I'll go back to Ramp It Up for another week and try, try again. How is everyone else doing??
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2/5/13 6:58 PM as a reply to lkingrey.
lkingrey:
Good morning all! I weighed in on Saturday and I had only lost 2/10ths of a pound. Very disappointed. I'm sticking to my 1200 calories but maybe that's not enough?? Should I go up to 1400 calories?? I'm going to try Burn It Up tonight and I have to tell you, I'm a little scared about how much harder it'll be. But if I can't do it, I'll go back to Ramp It Up for another week and try, try again. How is everyone else doing??



lkingrey,

Have you consulted your doctor about the proper number of calories? Also, how are you tracking them? I use MyFitnessPal (you can find me on there, my username is cjfaulkenberry12). The calories needed will depend on your age, current weight, and your goals. The best way I can tell you now is through a formula from Chalene Johnson's PUSH: 655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age in years). This will tell you basic metabolic rate, or what your body will use up on a daily basis. In order to lose one pound per week, you need to have a deficit of 500 calories from your basal metabolic rate. Message me if you need more help with this!

How is everyone else doing so far?
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2/6/13 4:01 AM as a reply to cristenjf.
Hi Cristen! I did that formula and come up with 1560 calories needed and then I took away the 500 calories leaving 1060. That seems really low. I'm on a 1200 calorie diet and I track all my food on Fitness Pal also. I heard you really shouldn't go lower than 1200 calories. I just ordered the Slim Series so once I'm done with Burn It Up, I can move to the next phase. Last night was my second night with BIU and I was able to do the Plank move which I wasn't able to do the first night. I was impressed!!
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2/6/13 9:58 AM as a reply to lkingrey.
Hi Everyone! I'm a little late to this thread, but LOVE it! emoticon

I started my journey on January 2nd, weighing in at 221 pounds. I'm 5'7 and will be happy with 145, but am striving for my skinny 135 again. I'm 43 years old. I hadn't worked out since the end of summer when I bought Slim in 6 and fell off the wagon after a few weeks... gaining everything and then some back. I started the New Year off by doing the Ultimate Reset -- which I LOVED!!!!! You can't work out while on the reset and are supposed to wait a week following the 3 week cleansing to really start exercising again. I dropped 19 pounds during the reset. Lost nothing the following week even though I kept things to 1200 calories. I just wrapped up my first week of Slim in 6 (tomorrow is my down day) and I dropped another 5 pounds! I'm thinking on bumping up to Ramp it Up and giving that a shot to really push myself. I'm intaking 1200 calories a day, but am wondering if perhaps I should increase it a bit? I did the formula mentioned above (current weight is 197) and I get 969.75. I'm clueless what this means I should be intaking though.... I may add another 100 calories into my diet and just started Shakeology today. LOVED it! My head is finally in the right place and I'm ready to keep pushing play and FINALLY lose all this weight! Good luck everyone!!
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2/6/13 1:43 PM as a reply to lkingrey.
lkingrey:
Hi Cristen! I did that formula and come up with 1560 calories needed and then I took away the 500 calories leaving 1060. That seems really low. I'm on a 1200 calorie diet and I track all my food on Fitness Pal also. I heard you really shouldn't go lower than 1200 calories. I just ordered the Slim Series so once I'm done with Burn It Up, I can move to the next phase. Last night was my second night with BIU and I was able to do the Plank move which I wasn't able to do the first night. I was impressed!!


Then lets try only taking off 250 from that, which I believe will still have you losing around 1 pound per week. So, round it out to 1300 and make sure it is right at 1300 - track literally every little last thing you are eating and concentrate on whole foods. Also, what is your water intake looking like?

And that is great on the plank! That move can do wonders for your abs but is quite difficult to do!
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