I would say that two of the most common things that come up when people start is struggling with not doing cardio and truly eating a volume of clean food. We are conditioned to believe more cardio and less food for results.
As YAKISQUAW posted, the first phase is intended to be a muscle building phase. You are building your foundation in terms of muscle. I occasionally did some cardio because I struggled with it too, but quickly found that I was getting results without it. You may notice even a little gain from the muscle growth, but see inch loss. So, if you choose to add cardio I would not do much and avoid HIIT. Even in phase 2 you will be doing medium intensity cardio, for only 4/30-minute sessions per week. You don't want to spin your wheels and not see optimal muscle growth.
A beautiful thing happens as you progress through the program. I found that the increased muscles helped me in my cardio workouts. The body was stronger and I was able to do activities that I struggled with prior to starting. You also realize that you don't HAVE to do as much cardio as before to see results. You are still getting in what your body needs, just not hours on end:)
Congrats on your success in your journey. I am excited for you with LiveFit. When I did the first round I was much heavier, so although I had great results I had more fat to lose (still am working on that). Bet you will see that muscle development quickly:) If I were you, I would go with the program as closely as possible.
Here is a link to the page that she talks about phase 1:www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jamie-easons-live
You can totally do this!!! WOOHOO:)
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