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  • I put my Fitbit(ionic) in my pocket face down. Picks up my steps that way. If I don’t have pockets, I pull from the side so my left arm swings.
  • Replace them with planks.
  • Just do like the schedule is set up. It will increase to three sets later on in stage one.
  • Step ups I did both legs before rest. In the beginning I would forget to do the other leg before going to the jack knife. I had to write it in big letters BOTH LEGS!!
  • I alternated the lunges. I finished stage one yesterday and the lunges are 8 reps. I alternate and just count to 16. It's easier for me to count that way. I still get 8 reps per leg. I was holding 25 pound weights while doing them so its better for me. S when I was doing 15, I was alternating with a count to 30. And you do…
  • I am 5'4''. The prone jack knife is not an easy exercise to do. It took me a couple of workout to do it. I still get shaky. It's not easy getting off of it either. I have the scar to prove it. I got too close to the weight bench. I think some said to sub the plank for it but I wanted to finish the exercise as is. Glad I…
  • I purchase the medium size I think. Since my husband was going to need it, I bought the middle size. I bought it at Target. It's orange and weighted so it doesn't roll around too easily. I finished stage 1 today and was able to do all 15.
  • I do it on M W F I started on a Monday with workout A then Wednesday was B and Friday was A. I take weekends off so the next Monday was B. You need to take a rest day between each workout. As for the different exercises, the options are there I think for you to have a level of difficulty. When I started I was doing the…
  • I am halfway through stage 1. I was very sore in the beginning. Now it's not that bad even though I am pushing myself through each workout. I feel it more in my shoulders and back side. I do struggle for the last rep on some of the exercises so I am hoping that I am doing them right. I increase my weights by 5 each work…
  • Take your time reading the book. Lots of useful information. There is a lot of info in this group. I have read through some threads and have been able to get the motivation and answers I needed. I couldn't do a prone jackknife but I stuck with it. I wasn't the only one having trouble.
    in Beginner! Comment by jkbear40 May 2013
  • I don't think it matters personally. There are a lot of people who can only go in the evenings. Better than nothing at all.
  • Those are some great strength. :smile: And I do agree... This has been a great program. Even just the short time I've been doing it. I actually look forward to exercising.
  • Glad to know I don't have do like the book. Workout A is tomorrow. I'm getting better at the prone jack knife. I am half way through stage 1. This is the first time in a very long time that I actually look forward to exercising.
  • I lift on Monday Wednesday Friday. I do light cardio Tuesday and Thursday. Take weekends off. This next week will look like this: Mon. Workout B Wed. Workout A Thurs. Workout B Tomorrow I will be doing workout A. I do the full workouts each time with alternating sets after the squats or dead lift. Once you do it a few…
  • Try this link. It has a schedule for stage one. http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/938136-just-starting
  • I have been able to do them lately. I roll onto the ball as far as I can without losing balance. Getting off I just kind of go sideways. Not very pretty looking but it works. I hope eventually I can do them exactly like the book says. I am not putting my butt in the air like it shows. Practice, practice. The sweaty shins…
  • I am on Stage 1 workout 4 tomorrow. Would love to have more support on this journey.
  • I have everything I need at home. My husband has all the equipment I need. Even to the higher weights. The only thing I had to buy was the Swiss ball. I am only on stage one. Did workout B-3 today. I am really enjoying it. I get a little nervous about the other stages. I'll deal with it then I guess. No more Barbie weights…
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  • One Truvia packet and a serving of Natural Bliss sweet Cream coffee creamer. 70 calories. I only have one cup a day so it's not bad for me. Land O' Lakes had a FF half and half that was good. Not sure what store carries it though.
  • I was able to do them yesterday. Stage 1 workout 3. My husband was home and helped me keep my feet on the ball. I actually did 15 the first time!! I forgot it was only 8. Second set I did 9. Definitely easier the second time around.
  • Sounds like you need to eat a lot more with that much exercise. There are a lot people here on MFP that help you figure out you daily calorie goal.
  • It's best not to do weight lifting 2 days in a row no matter what you are targeting. Your body needs a break to heal the muscles. I have started a program this week. I will do weightlifting MWF and cardio (walking or elliptical) on T&T. I will take weekends off. I read The New Rules of Lifting for Women book and that is…
  • I have a Reebok weighted ball. I bought the medium size since my husband and I share. I am only 5'4''. I am going to try my hardest. I got frustrated and that didn't help. I think I am going to slow the move down and work on form Friday. I did forget to take off my work out gloves when I first started. That would have been…
  • If you'd like a friend from way down south, please add me. I am living in Biloxi, Mississippi but I am a Cajun at heart. I know giving up soda cold turkey is difficult. I can do without it but like a diet Dr. Pepper sometimes.
  • Thank you ladies for the ideas. I don't have to worry about it til Friday. I know I will keep trying but it was quite frustrating. It looks so easy in the book. I just have to keep working on it. ;)
  • I would love to have more support. I am 41 with 2 boys and live in Biloxi, MS.
  • I am reading through a book call 'The New Rules of Lifting For Women'. The cover says 'lift like a man, look like a goddess'. Gives you a schedule to use and a diet plan. I am going to start this program hopefully tomorrow. There is a forum on MFP for this program. There are a lot of different things you can do. Just have…
  • You can add me,too. 75 pounds is a fantastic loss and a great motivation to keep on going!