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3-DAY REFRESH: GET YOUR BODY BACK ON THE FAST TRACK TO WEIGHT LOSS AND HEALTHY EATING HABITS

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Newbie with q's
Newbie with q's
2/16/13 1:44 AM
Hi, I'm on my 10 th session of start it up and I have a couple q's/concerns, I hope you can help with.
First, I haven't lost ANY weight at all, nor any inches. I drink plenty water all day, approx 2L and have a healthy diet (I follow the south beach principle so good proteins/fats/carbs), I haven't touched anything sugary or fattening since Jan 1st. Anyone know of any reasons for my not losing weight or inches? I know it says to wait til day 30 but I've heard some people say they've lost something (even half inch) by end of week 1. Am I just being impatient?!

Second, how long should I stay on SIU? The guide says 1-2 weeks depending on how easy you find it. It's getting easier now but I still work up a sweat and it's the arms that are killing me! I find that my legs are ok throughout the whole w/o but I have to rest my arms for a beat of 2 on some of the segments, especially the triceps one in pliéts , and the "arms up, knees up" move - which is s'posed to be a rest period!! If I'm keeping up with the pace in all areas other than my arms, should I move on after day 14 or do I need to stay on SIU until my arms are sorted ?

One last thing (for now!) some of the success stories say they lost xxx in "6 rounds" , what is a 'round' please? I'm assuming that it means 6 weeks but do you start from SIU again for 1-2 weeks, then RIU for weeks 2-4, then BIU wks 5-6, or do you stay on BIU for as many 6 wk rounds as you need? I'm confused about this because the little brochure which came with DVD gives these time limits to each w/ o, ie 2 wks in each, and yet when I watched RIU last night (got curious!) Debbie says to do this for 6 weeks and you'll really notice the difference.

I'd love to hear your experiences, both with weight loss (was it quick or slow for you?) and your fitness experiences.
I am female, 5'6 and 162lb so I want to lose 28-30lb to be my ideal weight again. I'd especially love to hear from anyone who is my height/weight who has lost 28lbs or more, to tell me how long it took? I realise everyone is different but it's nice to have a benchmark, something to aim for!

Look forward to hearing from you...someone....anyone...please!!! emoticon
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RE: Newbie with q's
2/17/13 4:18 PM as a reply to shepherdscove.
HI!

I haven't done SIU. But like any program, you need to be patient. Every body is different. Every body will respond in different ways. The results some have may not be the same results another will have. Just be patient. Everyone's story is there for motivation--its the end product and the process that got the person there--dedication and persistence. Keep pushing play and sticking to your nutrition, you will see and feel success.

One a success story uses "rounds" it refers to how many times they did a program. For example, if a program is 6 weeks, they did the program 6 times from beginning to end. If the program is a 90 day program such as P90X and they did 3 rounds that means the person did 3 rounds of P90X. Does that make sense?

As for my experience, my first program was TurboFire (90 days), I lost about 15 pounds. But I was still jiggling. To date, I have done several programs to keep the weight down and to add on lean muscle.

Coach Solana
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RE: Newbie with q's
2/17/13 10:46 PM as a reply to CoachSolana.
Thank you for replying, your advice is greatemoticon
I've looked at other posts too, with people who have felt like me, not losing much and wondering what's going wrong -and the replies are all like yours, just keep going and the results will come!
I AM feeling the benefit in other ways in any case. I'm not so sluggish, have lots more energy!

One more q...
How many days did it take you to stop being stiff in the morning when you got up? I'm doing my stretches/warm up as per SIU routine and 2/3 times I do Slim and Limber (15 full stretch w/o). When I get out of bed I'm like an old lady- creak..creak..groanemoticon

My back is also very sore, what's the best stretch for that, or will all these gradually ease with time (OR should they NOT ease o/wise it means I'm not working hard enough!!)

I'm getting ready to Ramp Ut Up...yikes!!emoticon
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RE: Newbie with q's
2/17/13 11:14 PM as a reply to shepherdscove.
Lower Back Stretch #1
Lie down on the floor with your back flat to the floor.
Bend both legs and place your feet flat on the floor.
Extend both arms out to each side of your body.
Now slowly drop both knees to the floor to one side until you feel the stretch.
Hold the stretch for 30 seconds and repeat to the other side.
You can repeat this several times for an awesome stretch in your lower back.  

Lower Back Stretch #2
Start by lying down on your back.
Bend your left knee and place your foot flat on the floor.
Lift your right leg and lift it up towards the ceiling and grab it with both hands behind the calf or thigh
(whichever is more comfortable for you).
Gently pull your leg towards your chest until you feel the stretch.
For a deeper stretch, lift your head up off the floor lifting up towards your extended leg.
Once you feel the stretch in your lower back, hold for 30 seconds. 

Lower Back Stretch #3
Start by sitting up straight on the floor (do not arch your back).
Extend your right leg straight out in front of you.
Bending your left leg, cross it over your right leg and place your foot flat on the floor.
Take your right elbow and place it on your left knee. 
Place your right hand out to the side for support.
Now gently twist your body to the left until you feel the stretch. 
Hold for 30 seconds and repeat on the other side.

Upper Back Stretching #1
Stand with feet hip width apart and toes pointed forward.Reach both arms out in front of you and clasp your hands together.
Now reach your arms out in front of you and turn your palms to face forward.
Hold this stretch for about 30 seconds.
To take this same stretch and stretch the side back muscle, the Latissimus muscle, take your arms and point them straight up towards the ceiling with palms facing towards the ceiling. 
Now slightly bend at the waist to the right side and hold the stretch.  Repeat this on the other side.

Upper Back Stretch #2
This back stretching exercise requires a chair.  
So you will get to get off of your feet to perform this stretch.Sit at the edge of a chair with feet flat on the floor.
Place your arms straight out in front of you.
Rotate your hands so that your palms are facing out (opposite of each other).
Contract your ab muscles and pretend as if you are reaching over a ball so that your upper back is rounded.  
Once you feel the stretch, hold for 30 seconds or more.

Hope this helps emoticon

Coach Todd
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RE: Newbie with q's
2/18/13 5:28 AM as a reply to ToddBBC.
Fab! Thanks, i'll try all theseemoticon
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RE: Newbie with q's
2/18/13 11:53 AM as a reply to shepherdscove.
shepherdscove:
Thank you for replying, your advice is greatemoticon
I've looked at other posts too, with people who have felt like me, not losing much and wondering what's going wrong -and the replies are all like yours, just keep going and the results will come!
I AM feeling the benefit in other ways in any case. I'm not so sluggish, have lots more energy!

One more q...
How many days did it take you to stop being stiff in the morning when you got up? I'm doing my stretches/warm up as per SIU routine and 2/3 times I do Slim and Limber (15 full stretch w/o). When I get out of bed I'm like an old lady- creak..creak..groanemoticon

My back is also very sore, what's the best stretch for that, or will all these gradually ease with time (OR should they NOT ease o/wise it means I'm not working hard enough!!)

I'm getting ready to Ramp Ut Up...yikes!!emoticon


It happens to everyone, and everyone is different. It'll take up to 2 days to start being able to move, sit, and walk without moaning from that great workout the day before. lol. Keep it up! Keep moving forward. if you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

coach solana
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