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3/12/11 5:00 A

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I fell in love with this program when I first used it, and now I think I'm ready to go another round. Definitely invest in a good set of heavier weights. You will be amazed at how strong you get and how much you will be able to lift.

Chalene is so positive and motivating, she will keep you coming back day after day. Because of her, I am now a Turbo Kick instructor. I'm only teaching once a week right now, but I hope to add to that soon.

I'm happy to answer any questions for you. I think you are really going to love this program.

Carol

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3/2/11 4:05 P

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Thanks everyone for all the suggestions and motivation!

I'm really enjoying the program so far (on day 3 and just about to do my workout) and have found the motivational CD to be really helpful in making better food choices (definitely something I have difficulty with).

I made a mistake in my original post regarding the resistance bands - I only got the thigh toner - so I will be using hand weights. On day one I combined the weights I had to make 7lbs for when I used both hands or 10lbs when using one hand/weight and will definitely be investing in a set of heavier weights this weekend.

I hope everyone is having a great week!
~Jess

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2/28/11 11:22 A

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My suggestions:
Take pictures before you start and after each phase.
Take your measurements before you start and after each phase.
Record your weight lifted and reps during each workout on a tracking sheet (I have a link for one online if you need it).
Push yourself but be smart and careful about it.
Pay attention to Chalene and all her posture cues!

~*~Carla~*~

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2/28/11 11:09 A

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I think one of the most important things when starting ChaLean Extreme is to take your pictures and measurements. It is really awesome to see the changes in your body with each phase and the measurements and the pictures are a really positive way to see these changes. I lost 9" when doing CLX last October in the first 6 weeks.

Good luck on your journey! I hope you enjoy Chalene as much as I do!

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2/28/11 10:28 A

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You've already made the first start by ordering the program; congratulations. Once you get in it, Chalene is adamant about how to judge if you have the right size weights so follow her advice.

I'm in Burn phase, and you should be able to do no more than 12 reps of each exercise. If I get to 12 and I don't feel tired, I note on my spreadsheet that I can go up the next week.

Just pay attention to your body and you will do wonderfully! Don't stress over it; just enjoy the process.

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2/26/11 8:46 P

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Hi Jess. If you think you will want to work with weights rather than the resistance band I would suggest maybe researching and looking into buying more (heavier) weights. I didn't do the program with the bands, but maybe it would be enough for you. (I have used the bands in other programs - my very first Beachbody workout, P90 and with Turbo Fire - so they work. But we're talking heavy resistance with CE.

Peruse the thread in the Team Forum for more suggestions and see what others have to say that have done or are doing the program. Good luck!



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2/26/11 2:15 P

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Hi Jess and welcome. The best advice I can give is to just DO it! I've been on it for months (I'll get into it, get sick, go out of town etc. but I've kept going and I can feel a difference. I joined the summer challenge and plan to finish it out and be swimsuit ready by the end of June. My main challenge is staying within calorie range (I actually do like to exercise).
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2/26/11 1:12 P

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Hi everyone!

I just ordered CE from eBay (got the 7 disc workout, caliper, bands, workot calendar and meal book) and can't wait for it to get here!

I have been doing Zumba and weight training using 5lb handweights along with eating healthy for the last 2 months. My current routine has left me feeling like I need some more direction so I chose CE because of the phase system and variety of workouts.

I would appreciate any suggestions on how to get the best start!
~Jess

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