to the team Elizabess! I wish you had page, so I could send you a team goodie. Our Tracy is team is pretty small, but made up of FABULOUS women of all different ages and weights. Support on this journey really makes a difference so I hope you decided to share your Daily workouts with us.
I have to warn you that I might be the only one that sees your post. You have to set your SP preferences to notify you of new team posts. I think since I'm team leader, that I'm the only one that has done that. So please feel free to stop by our teams What workout did you do today and repost this question there. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes sa geboard_thread.asp?board=0x49629x439R>00488 That's where you'll find everyone hanging out.
When I started my journey with Tracy I was 205. Currently I'm 178. & 5'11" and still working hard to get the pounds off. You can expect this workout to help RESHAPE your body. Lift your butt, strengthen your arms and back, tone your abs, and give you a body that you'll love. But to lose weight you're going to have to pay attention to nutrition. Exercise alone, no matter which program or who's program you're following will not get it done alone. Trust me I've learned that the hard way.
Tracy's meal plan was not something I was able to follow. So, I've been trying to find something that works for me. I just started the 17 Day Diet, and I'm considering the Paleo lifestyle.
A lot of people struggle with Tracy's cardio. My tips, are definitely use your own music, don't Tracy's makes it 30 minutes of torture, but your own will help it fly by. Don't worry about not keeping up with her. It's about making a mind body connection and the more you do it, the stronger that connection becomes. Don't be afraid to step your way through moves that you're not comfortable with rather than doing all the jumping if you have any injuries. You'll still burn calories. If for some reason you just don't want to do the dance cardio, don't give up on the program, just find 30 minutes of cardio that you like doing, and keep going. I do Tracy's Rebounder Cardio, not her regular dance because I have a bad knee.
Always watch each new level once before trying it. Count your leg reps, and when you're dong it with Tracy don't be afraid to hit the pause button if you need to give your shoulders, wrists, or knees a break. You might not realize it but Tracy's muscle restructuring program IS a form of strength training.
Not sure if any of that answers your question, but I hope it's of some help. Good luck! Hope to see you posting your workouts with us and sharing your Tracy stories soon.
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Hi team! I was really excited to find the Tracy Anderson team on SparkPeople! So exciting to find other people who are also doing this workout. Today was my first day (and it about killed me), but I know if I stick with it, it will get easier.
One question--does anyone on this team (or has anyone on this team) had a lot of weight to lose? I unfortunately need to lose around 50 lbs, and I was wondering about what I might be able to expect from this workout. Any tips or suggestions would be great! I'm really looking forward to this workout and getting to know the team!
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