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doing more on off days
doing more on off days
2/2/13 11:35 AM
Do you guys, who have been doing chalene extreme for longer time then I, have an answer for my question: Do you recommend doing a work out on the off days? I havent lost weight in my 3 weeks in burn phase, but have toned up a bit more. I was wondering will it help me or hurt me to do extra workouts on the off day to help me loose weight. I know chalene has true science behind her routine and I didnt want to do anything that would mess with my results in a positve way. So please help?!!!!!
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2/2/13 11:48 AM as a reply to devk.
Hello, you can do more if you wish. Most of your results will come from the program and diet. How is your diet? Are you eating clean and eating enough calories? Sometimes it will take more then 3 weeks to start seeing the scale go down as well. But if you have the energy and you are properly feeding your body, then go for a jog or something! There is nothing wrong with doing that!

Corrie
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2/2/13 12:47 PM as a reply to devk.
Hello

You're absolutely correct about the science of the program. Can you do more? Sure. Is it advised? No. You body needs a opportunity to recover.

Please keep in mind that the scale isn't the true measure of your progress. However, I'd like to ask how you're doing with your daily nutrition? How do you manage your calories? Are you using one of the free apps or some other method? Whether we like it or not, us girls in our 40s have to be very aware of our calorie consumption.

If you have any additional questions, I'd be happy to help. I'm always here to help everyone meet their goals.

Stephanie
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2/2/13 2:20 PM as a reply to CoachStephanieH.
since my diet at home is pure vegetarian( but I am not, I do eat chicken and fish), I just try not to cook it at home do to the rest of my family is vegetarians. I have increased my protein intake, also from kashi.com I found out I have to eat almost 80-90g of protein a day for the workouts I am doing and whats necessary for my body, but that is extremely hard for me. The beachbody app said in order for me to loose weight I need to eat ~1548 cal. I will take any advise you can give me. Thank you. emoticon
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2/2/13 2:24 PM as a reply to devk.
I'm trying to make sure I always eat a proper breakfast now a day which I never did before. I make sure it has low carb, high protein,(weather it be from an egg or kashi crisp cereal, which now has the same amount of protein as an egg), I also try to make my last meal by 7pm. But its still work in progress. Any suggestions?
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2/2/13 3:13 PM as a reply to devk.
Sure....I have lots of suggestions. First, lets start with your age, height and weight. That will give me an idea how many calories you should consume in a day. Next, do you have a physically demanding job like construction or less demanding like a desk job/student type?

I understand the concern for diabetes as my brother has recently been diagnosed. Like you, I don't want to ever get to that stage.

Stephanie
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2/2/13 8:55 PM as a reply to devk.
devk:
I'm trying to make sure I always eat a proper breakfast now a day which I never did before. I make sure it has low carb, high protein,(weather it be from an egg or kashi crisp cereal, which now has the same amount of protein as an egg), I also try to make my last meal by 7pm. But its still work in progress. Any suggestions?


Your body needs time to recover from a good workout. If you're still able to do another workout, maybe it's time you stepped it up a notch to maybe something like Insanity or P90X2. You just may need a better burn.
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2/3/13 7:17 AM as a reply to devk.
Hi,
I have been circuit training for 8 weeks.. I would do 2 days cardio and 4 days strength training. The scale moved but not the way I thought it would. I kept going because my clothes became loose and my body changed in inches. I decided at week 8 I would make some adjustments, I increased cardio to 4 days a week and strength trained with chalean 3 days.The weight has finally started dropping, In fact I lost 3.6 pounds this week. Just keep going and it will happen. I use the Lose It app and I love it. I typically eat 1400-1600 calories per day. Hope this helps!! Good Luck!! emoticon
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2/4/13 1:40 PM as a reply to devk.
Hi thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my questions. To answer your questions: my height is 4'11", weight is 139#s , and my age is 41 years old. I am currently a stay home mom to a very active 15 month old, I also have a 5 year old girl as well. My 15 month old weighs 27 lbs and extremely active, he climbs over everything and keeps me busy. When he takes his nap in the afternoon I do my workouts. I hope this helps. Also just to get a better picture when I carried both of my kids it was all stomach, and with my last one the stomach stretched so much that I had no sensation on it or. Control on the muscles for about 1 year post delivery do to the stretching of the stomach lining. That is my trouble zone especially because I m petite.
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2/4/13 3:28 PM as a reply to devk.
Hello

Okay, so your BMR is 1344 calories. You don't want to go below that number because it's the amount of calories your body needs to survive/function properly. If you go below it, you'll lose weight initially, but then you'll soon go into "starvation mode" where your body will not allow you to lose weight because it doesn't know where it's going to get it's nutrients from.

Completely understand and don't worry, it seems everyone is most concerned with your abs area, so you're NOT alone emoticon So, you're a stay a home mom with some very active kids. Great....let's try to get your calorie consumption in the range of 1500-1700. Do you use a free app to track your calories? I usually recommend My Fitness Pal if you aren't using one. www.myfitnesspal.com Also, how do you calculate calories burned in a workout? Do you have a Heart Rate Monitor or are you using the guide that came with the program?

Stephanie
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