Welcome to the group!
Chris wants us to do a 9 minute mission, preferably each morning right after you get up for the day, and just before breakfast. It consists of 3 exercises (he has pictures of them in the book you've noticed). He lays out plans you can choose from so you're doing three different ones, maybe three different ways, depending. I'm just doing three as best I can, repeating them over and over for the nine minutes (this is my third week on his plan)- which is basically how he suggests starting out, from what I've read (and I have read the book over and over and over, lol- and probably will read through that again yet!). The 9 min. Mission is done 5 days a week.
Then also five days a week he wants you to do "Shredders" which are actually anything you enjoy. Your elliptical trainer is fine. He just wants us to not stay at the same pace on whatever we choose but to try to have moments where we step it up some. He says that a lot of dvd workouts do that anyway- so like Zumba (great choice!) would have that "built in" as he would say.
As for how much exercise- he recommends that you can start out with just five minutes but work up to as much as 60 minutes daily for your five days of shredders. However, if, like me, you're already doing around 60 minutes, just stick with that- don't go down to five. :)
| current weight: 160.6