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Round 1, 2012


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#151 Ianthe

Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

It's $199 up front or $20 a week for 12 weeks.

A brief run down-you get pre season tasks for 4 weeks before the official start-2 a week. These work on practical things and your mindset so you are well prepared to start.

Then the challenge starts and there is another 2 videos a week on a range of topics, you are also given a full weeks menu plan and an exercise plan.

There's also forums you can access for information and support.

#152 dessiesgirl

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:51 PM

I'm thinking about signing up for the next round , which starts in June. I am pretty ok with my diet for breakfast and lunch, but I really need to control my portions at dinnertime. Weekends are also hard, when all the family are home

.CAn anyone give me an idea of a typical days eating on her plan? I exercise quite a bit now, but I know I need to change my diet before I can expect to lose any weight. Would like to lose 10kg - would be happy with 6!




#153 ~Alchemy~

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:41 AM

I have been missing in action for a while sorry girls. I can honestly say I fell of the wagon a little in the middle 4 weeks although I still continued to lose weight, I just lost a bit of motivation and had a bit of a flat period.

That is well and truly over now and I am full of energy again and back on the wagon.

Some great news to report...
I am 1.8kg away from my goal weight.
I can run 17km without stopping and have signed up for a half marathon in May original.gif
I did my fitness test today.. I am down 1:02 for my 1km, up 3:07 on my wall sit and can reach an extra 9cm since week 1. I am feeling really fit and looking quite toned.

I know this is a bit of a brag post and I'm sorry for that but I am so happy with the results and even though I know it was me who achieved them, I can honestly say without this program, I would not be where I am now.

I also won one of the kitchen scales in the recent recipe comp.

For those thinking of joining up to round 2... don't even think about it. I am a single mum on a very very low income but it was the best $200 I have ever spent and I adapt the meal plans each week to suit my budget. I just ensure I am always counting the calories to stay within the 1200 target. I am signing up for round 2 even though I definitely cannot afford it but it is an investment in my health and to be honest, my happiness and confidence. I feel like a completely different person than I was 8 weeks ago.

Now I'm sounding like an advert lol.

How are all you other ladies going? I don't venture in here much now... I browse the 12wbt forum a lot but don't post much and I have also started contributing on coolrunning forums. I'd love to hear of your progress.

I'm a little uncertain what I will do next round. I am doing the half-marathon program and I love the running but I am thinking of doing L&F next round combined with marathon training maybe. I am not interested in L&S as I am genetically prone to bulking up really easily so the two light toning days during the half-marathon have been enough to get me nicely toned. I think L&S will just add too much bulk to my frame.

I'd be interested in others opinions on where to from here.

Who is signing up for an extra round?


#154 dessiesgirl

Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

QUOTE (fertile woman @ 04/04/2012, 08:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you want an idea of what the meals are like on the 12WBT then you can buy the Crunchtime cookbook and the No Excuses cookbook of Mish's.  It will give you an exact idea of the kinds of meals included on the program.

It's excellent food, it's expensive to buy (but gets cheaper once you have a stockpile of ingredients like spices and end up growing your own herbs).  All the meals both in those cookbooks and on the program are 300cals or less.  Anything I've cooked has taken 30 mins or less in prep time and almost everything tastes bloody awesome and is full of great nutrients (lots of lean meat, veges and legumes all made to taste great).

So a good prep would be to cook dinners from her book for a week, exercise daily and see how you go.  If you're loving it then join up.  It will get much harder than that but with all the mind lessons she does it becomes easier.  You see how she motivates her team members on TBL!!   She has this stuff in the bag over any of the other trainers on that show.  You never have to follow her menu plan exactly - there will be stuff you dont' like and days where your schedule doesn't allow it  (so on those days you've got something frozen on standby because it's all about planning!) but you shuffle through counting calories and you will see results.  

The basic day is 1200 cals (unless you are a man, pregnant or breastfeeding)

So as follows

300 breakfast

150 snack

300 lunch

150 snack

300 dinner.


EASY!!!  biggrin.gif


Thanks, I will go andlook for the cookbook today. I must admit, its the weekend glass of wine or seven that's my biggest weakness!

#155 Ianthe

Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

Wow Alchemy-brilliant!

I can't rave enough about this program either. Love it!

#156 ~Alchemy~

Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE (dessiesgirl @ 05/04/2012, 10:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks, I will go andlook for the cookbook today. I must admit, its the weekend glass of wine or seven that's my biggest weakness!


I love my Saturday wines so what I do is train to about 1200 - 1500 cals on Saturdays. I keep my calories lowish throughout the day so I have about 400 - 600 calories up my sleeve come night time. When you add in the extra 200 - 500 cals over the 1000 calories that you're supposed to burn for SSS (super saturday session), I have almost 1000 calories to play with at night which for me = wine wine wine!

Yes, I know that this isn't 'healthy' in that excessive drinking is never encouraged (by any professional) and most Saturdays I'll be lucky to have 4 glasses all up but this is my 'sanity' night and I have still had great weight loss while not going crazy by giving absolutely everything up in my life. I look at this program as a change for life, not just 12 weeks so I had to adapt it to suit the things I really love and won't give up while making healthy changes in aspects of my life that I am happy to control.

I hope that made sense? In other words, use the program as a tool to come up with what suits you best but be sure not to let too many 'bad' habits creep in or remain.

Lanthe - thank you. I am feeling really good this week so am gushing a bit  rolleyes.gif






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