I prefer to work out first thing in the morning when I get up. So I don't eat anything till afterwards. When I don't get to work out till later in the morning or in the afternoon, then I do have a pre workout snack - either a Shakeology if I'm really hungry or Recovery Drink if I'm sore or just a piece of fruit so I don't bonk or anything. :)
NERLANDE I cant give you too much insight in regards to getting motivated to workout in the mornings. I do all my workouts at night. I work 7am-4pm and by the time I get home, feed the kids, animals, do what I need to around the house they are doing their own thing and that leaves me time to do my workouts then take a shower and relax and go to bed. I'd have to get up at 4am in order to do my workouts in the morning and get to work on time doubt that will happen. Anyway maybe having that cup of coffee and a light breakfast like fruit or toast will help. Good luck with that one.
LOL! I know, I am also a crawl out of bed type of person. I have an entire conversation (more like argument) with myself in the mornings about working out or going back to sleep. LOL. Amazed that I can even muster the energy but once I get through the warm up, I seem to be charged.
Hope you get your program soon. Can't wait for you to start and let us all know what you think. So impressed that you were able to do the Cardio party (45 minutes) without stopping - that is great! I had to work my way up to the longer workouts. Now I do a hybrid of CLX and TF and sometimes TJ just because it is so much fun.
Thanks for your insight. After posting I went back to my goals on SP and adjusted my deadline to reach my goal. (SP was december 2011 but I put March 2012. I originally had August 2012). Once I did that, the calory intake changed to 1515-1750. This makes more sense. I have the excercise tracker set to 20mns cardio @ 6x/week. So far, I'm exceeding that with the Turbo Jam dvds.
Now that this is set, I can't wait for my CLX to arrive. I think it was a good idea to do Turbo Jam for a month before starting it. Even though the scale hasn't moved much, my body is feeling a whole lot better. I feel more energized and more flexible. I've never ever done cardio only, so this was a first for me. I'm more of a weights girl.LOL. I'm also super surprised that I was able to do the videos without stopping even Cardio party (45mns).
Everyone on this board has been an inspiration for me and convinced me that going with CLX was the right decision. The only thing I have to figure out is since I plan to do the workouts first thing in the morning, do I have to eat or drink something beforehand? I'm litterally crawling out of bed into my clothes and in front of the tv.
NERLANDE nice to see you on the team and I too am new to CLX and TF. I started CLX last month and was looking for more cardio and then got TF which I'm in my first week of it. I decided to do the CLS hybrid which is CLX and TF together. I love it. as for the weight thing i wasnt sure either what limit to use and actually started with 5 pounds then went and got 10 and 15lbs I use different sizes now depending on what I'm doing. I guess the best way to know if you are using the correct weight limit is to take Chaleane's advice that she constently gives throughout her dvd's if you can make it to 12 reps and feel like you can do even one more yep then go heavier if you cant even make it to 10 reps then go lighter. as for the calorie intake mine too was kind of high so I just calculated my own which was between 900 and 1200 calories but then found that i was too low so I'm going a tad bit higher than that.
I'm actually in my first week of the CLX hybrid today I do BC1 can't wait. I might also incorporate Zumba as well 2-3 times a week just to try and lose more pounds people are telling me its awesome to lose weight.
Hope this help the best thing is to just do what you feel comfortable with and what you can handle. everyone's body and reaction to exercise is different. I've been working at for a little over a month and I'm still trying to work out all the tweaks.
It does help a lot more if you have someone that can follow with you and is doing the same progams as you cause then you have someone to compare and work with. Hope this helps keep at it you will find your nitch too and what works for you
So glad you are joining us! You are going to LOVE CLX -especially since you already enjoy Chalene Johnson. I'm no pro, but I'll let you know what I do and I'm sure others will post letting you know their ideas and techniques as well. This is a great group of people - encouraging, motivating and inspiring.
So when I first started CLX (I'm on round 2), the first week was a little rough since it was a learning curve for me. In the Burn Phase you do 10-12 reps, Push Phase you do 6-8 and then Lean you do 10-12, so I had to learn which of my muscles were weaker and which were stronger and go from there- sounds like you have head start though since you've been weight training. I started with 3s, 5s, 8s and 10s. I would really only use the 3s for the smallest muscles in the shoulders since I'm weak in that area. I had to adjust a bit here and there -sometimes increasing - but after the first week I had a better understanding of her program and what my true capabilities were.
Be careful on the SP calorie range for TJ. I used the tracker and the tracker overestimated my calories burn when I used to do Curves and later when I started TJ and other workouts I was doing and I didn't see much movement on the scale. I recently purchased a heart rate monitor and it doesn't really work as well due to some med issues I have but I noticed that I get a better estimate of my calories burned and I seem to burn about the same as for "general aerobics" - so say 45-50 minutes of cardio, I burn about 430.
Good luck! This is such a great program you are really going to look forward to pushing play. Whoo hoo! Laura
Hello to all, I've been lurking around for the past few weeks. Now that summer is here I have time to devote to getting back in shape. I started with Turbo Jam 3 weeks ago and love Chalene! I am planning on starting CLX in two weeks. I've been reading up and getting as much information as I could about the program and what is required. So, for you pros out there I have two questions:
1) How did you decide which size weights to start with? I've done weight training off and on and a few months back on the machines I was doing shoulder press at 30lbs, lateral pull down at 70lbs, leg press at 80lbs. I plan on getting the gold gym adjustable weights from walmart 5-25lbs.
2) What's up with SP calory range? I've always tried to stay within the 1500-1700 range when I'm working out regularly and closer to 1300-1500 when not. But with just 20mns of cardio 6x/wk SP is telling me 1650-2000 calories? I'm so paranoid that I'll be over eating and I have 60lbs to lose to get to my goal weight. SP is also showing that I'm losing a lot more calories than freedieting.com with the TurboJam. So how do I fine tune my calory intake to maximize my results on CLX?
I hope to get some answers that will put my mind at ease. I'm soooooo excited about starting CLX mostly because on my own I never did any stretches or enough cardio and I feel the program is well rounded and I'll get to do everything I need.
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