As I do the program, I find I have more and more questions :)
I notice that different people get different results from their challenge. What makes the difference? Kelly Adair is my inspiration and I'd also like to lose 25 pounds of fat and only gain a few pounds of muscle. Since the workouts are the same, ie. you hit your high points as much as you can, does it mean the only difference between gaining 15 pounds of muscle and 3 pounds of muscle is in the diet? How should I tweak my challenge so I can get the results I want?
Hi again Wee Nee,
Your results will depend alot on your starting point. Things like your current state of fitness, weight, bodyfat percentage, etc. Also how you carry your weight (where the fat is clumped up) has an impact as well. Everyone starts from a different place thus our results are all different.
At the end of the day this is about getting your body to be more efficient with fat burning by building some muscle and putting it to work for you. Many women worry about building too much muscle with BFL...guess what? You aren't going to.
In addition to your regular before/after pictures:
Go into your closet and pick out something in the size that you want to be.
Take a picture of you in that outfit even if it looks ridiculous :)
At the end of your 12 weeks try on the outfit again, take another photo.
Does it fit better? Do you feel better? Do you move with more flexibility and ease?
Having specific weight and bodyfat goals are great. I have set them for myself and it motivates me. Don't let that be the only measure of your success though.
I wouldn't try tweaking anything to start with, just go with the flow.
Also be really honest with yourself about your intensity levels for working out and your food intake. Don't cheat yourself by giving a half-assed effort and expecting superior results.
I wish you the best of health and discipline as you continue your challenge...we are here for ya.
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