Hi all! I'm new to this group and just started MTC on Monday. The workouts are great, but I'm having to get used to moving around the gym a lot to get all the circuits in. And I agree, the menu plan is a little more than I'd expected. I spent waaaay too much money at the grocery for this week's food. I'm going to have to alter my meals next week to cut down on cost. I think as long as I stay in my calorie range and make sure I eat the percentage of carbs, protein and fats that I should for my "oxidizer" level, I'll be ok.
Hi all, boy its been awhile since I posted here. Its been a year or so since I did MTC. Last time, I was probably a good 30lbs overweight and ended up injuring myself. So, I shouldv'e took Jillian's advice, this is really for those trying to lose the last 10-20lbs, because when you have more than that you these workouts can be a little too intense w/the extra weight on your joints, etc... Well, no that I've lost a little over 20lbs of that, I am ready to tackle the last 15-20 with MTC. I am so ready to kick up the intensity on my workouts. I've been on a very strict low-calorie nutrition plan w/moderate exercise, the athlete in me is dying to come out and play again. I am excited to see how my body responds and functions now that I have less weight to carry around. While starting on Monday would seem like the right time since it is the first of the month, I really need a few days of maintenance calories to refeul and time to grocery shop and be prepared and organized to succeed. I work 12 hr days Sun-Tues, so on Wednesday, I will make my menus, get my groceries, and prep, and Thursday I'll be off and running. I look forward to posting my progress here!
I just finished MTC before Christmas. I am really missing the routine so I am starting again. I only followed the exercise part of the routine and I still lost inches and weight. Good luck and enjoy the program. It is a lot of hard work but totally worth it in the end. Charlotte
I was going to start last week and got stuck with a respiratory infection, so I'm doing it with the masses and starting on Jan 1st. Any advice? Are people following the exact diet part also or are you making your own menus? I used Spark to put together some balanced menus and my husband agreed to the follow the menu so it will be easier all around. I'm excited to try something practical for a change!
I'm not sure about the 24 minutes because it took me about an hour the first time because I didn't know a lot of the exercises. I started doing the circuits twice after a week. Now two circuits take me anywhere from 55 to 75 minutes depending on the exercises that day. I also have two 3 year old boys so sometimes I might have to stop in the middle. Well good luck and enjoy.
I am on day 8, I agree that once you get past day five is does seem a little easier. I have also changed some of the workouts because I as well work out at home. I have been using the diet as a guideline, I found that it was alot to buy and alot of the recipes made multiple portions so I made them into more then one meal which has helped me out since I am always in a rush. I have been working out for awhile now and have only the last 8 - 10 pounds left and this workout plan has definitely challenged me. Good luck to everyone!
You are right on the research! After doing it I came straight on here to work out what some of the exercises are supposed to look like! Hopefully I'll get the hang of it. I'm working out at home so I think I will have to use a bit of creativity on some of the gym machine exercises! Let me know if you have any tips!
I found that day 4 and 5 are easier as they are a repeat of day 1 and 2. It does this the whole program so at some point we get to feel like we are on the right track. Are you finding some of the exercises hard or do you have the right equipment? I had to do a little research online and with some friends to find some alternatives. Take care!!!
I just started day one and I'm working from home too. I think I need to do some preparation beforehand as I found I was stopping far too much between exercises to try and figure out what I needed to do!
I am excited to be starting MTC. I am also a little nervous. When I started looking at the book I decided it was more than a little daunting. I will be working out at home but I don't have all of the necessary equipment. Have others of you tried to modify these? Did people follow the diet or just use calorie counting and smart eating? Do we just jump in and start? I already started putting the page number next to the exercise(on the program) so I can look and do the exercise. I look forward to hearing more!
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