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"It's not the mountains ahead that wear you out-it's the grain
of sand in your shoe"-unknown
Hi and welcome!!!
DJ posed a similar post. I am kind of copying over some of my response, but things have also changed for me since then:)
I've done a round of LiveFit, took about a month to do my own thing after and am now back for a second round. Enjoyed and missed it that much. lol I am not in maintenance mode yet and still have work to do on this body.
I started LiveFit extremely out of shape, overweight and new to SP. I really just wanted to get healthy and knew that it would come if I ate better and exercised. Actually doing it I wasn't sure about. Saw this challenge and signed up, not looking into it at all. Knew I loved weights before and appreciated that stuff was laid out for me. Really didn't think that I would actually make it through it. lol Prior to starting I was having mega allergic reactions to foods. Started the eating plan, struggled with eating SO much (have a history of eating disorder), and cleaned up the diet. Managed to work my way into eating more, but had to tweak the diet because of allergic reactions, but figured it out. I wanted to do something I could live with and I can honestly say I want to eat pretty clean for the rest of my life. It feels so much better. Must say that I would allow a cheat meal (was pretty clean, but outside the plan), learned moderation and did things like not limit my fruits and would have a nighttime healthy snack.
As for the workouts, I think I did pretty good. Would occasionally modify with moves that "I" wanted to do. Tried everything and learned to listen to my body. Love that I was doing stuff that I never would have before. Not in my wildest dreams would I imagine myself sprinting and enjoying it! Made it through 12 weeks and had stumbles along the way.
Finished and wanted to take a break from the challenge. Do my own thing and found that I have figured out stuff i like doing. Such as working one to two groups a workout, over other plans. Like having a set routine. So here I am again. Enjoying it even more. Will say that I continued to lose weight after the challenge. You just have to keep moving and eating better:)
This is just my story. It will all depend on where you are at in the journey. Hope this helps. Give it a try and see what you think. Over time you may find that like me you fall in love with it!!! Check out my last two blog entries for the results of the challenge:)
Edited by: K-GETTING-FIT at: 7/20/2012 (20:33)
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WOO HOO! I sparked you to come check us out. That makes me really happy for some reason. I am an odd duck, what can I say?
I will be of no help with the question due to the fact that I have yet to make it through. But I will say that besides support here, there is also a support page on BB.com and a private facebook page.
To me, I think I want to see what my results at the end are, and since I know I will need more improvement, go for another round. Either way I think it will do me good to get used to eating clean and lifting weights.
Hopefully Kristin will be on here soon to give you her opinion, she is on her second go! Good Luck!
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I'm so glad you posted this question!! I asked kinda the same thing a few weeks ago, what do people do AFTER the 12 weeks? What strength training do they do to maintain?
Personally, I am not a 100% clean eater...about 85-90% so this is something I will coninue to try and stick with...but lets face it...I love my treats!
I truly hope you get some good responses here from people that have completed the 12 weeks.
Everything we do in life is a choice...I choose to get fit & healthy.
Faith is taking the first step-even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
For those of you that have been doing this awhile, what do you do when you get to the end of the challenge? Just start all over? I'm thinking about doing it because I'm ready to get more focused and would like a plan that's clearly laid out for me. But I'm worried about my ability to sustain it. I definitely have shifted more to a clean - eating "real food" lifestyle and want to continue with that but i dont know that i could keep eating like this challenge suggests for the rest of my life.
And I know it doesn't say LIVEFIT rest-of-your-life challenge. But what do you do when you get to the end of the 12 weeks? How do you not gain back the weight you lost or lose the progress you made and still eat in a way that you can sustain long term.
If you only knew all the love that I found...