I felt bloated and fat in the beginning. Think for me it was adjusting to eating all the time and the mind adjusting to feeling full and then feeling true hunger. It's a beautiful thing, but can be tough to adjust to. Hang in there. When those measurement losses start showing you will see that it was worth it. You can do it!!!
I'm gonna enjoy it while I can.. I do have to admit though I feel like I am CONSTANTLY eating lol. I feel bloated and fat :( I'm gonna stick through this though starting week 2 in a couple days... how is everyone else doing?
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 16 10/11/12 9:36 A
Ok all your replies were great and make total sense and I had forgotten the workout changes in week 3. Ok good idea I'll focus on eating right now. What I meant by easy is I was following another program prior to this and there were a lot more exercises per body part. So I felt exhausted when I left the gym. But your right it will all come to a halt soon and I'll be wanting to go back to week one lol. Thanks everyone!
Fitness Minutes: (18,533) Posts: 2,950 10/11/12 8:28 A
It's not uncommon to feel that way in the first week of so. I had a brain thing going thinking if I wasn't totally spent and drenched that I wasn't getting in a good workout. Far from the truth in my opinion:) As LFF said, it changes pretty quickly. I say embrace these days!
I remember my first week...and I thought the ST was the easy part so I concentrated on the clean eating instead. I appreciated the days off and yes I was concerned with NO cardio at first. I got over that as I saw/felt the results of Jamie's plan...hang in there it works!
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Just curious how you are determining what is 65% of your max lift? Perhaps you are not using enough weight? p.s. Phase 1 changes in week 3 to 80% your max lift and 5 days per week. The first two weeks are designed to prep your muscles for heavy lifting- and maybe give you a little confidence booster. If you feel really strongly that its too easy and you're sure you're already lifting 65% of your absolute maximum (the heaviest weight you can use and do the lift with good form ONCE, but not twice), then perhaps jumping to week 3 would feel right for you. I think IAMSHE-RA had good workout base before she started and a few more people (like me) have repeated the program after other workouts or a break. Frankly, after not lifting for 6-8 weeks, it felt hard enough to be pushing 65% of my max for only 30-40 minutes a day during that first week. And if you've been working really hard on some other workout program for several weeks or more, then maybe a little light week would be good for muscle recovery. You've got 11 more weeks to push through with little rest (once an week for phases 2 & 3) and I've seen plenty of people burn out mid-way. So, three choices: a) Lift heavier, b) enjoy it while you can, or c) skip a week ahead (which also means lifting heavier).
I'm only on day 4 of phase 1, but anyone else who had been working out prior to starting this program feel that phase 1 is a bit easy? I've been adding excercises, but I also don't want to overtrain. I feel like all I do is eat and no cardio is scaring me I'm trying to trust in the program....
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