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Weight under control at last!,
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This review is from: Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body (The Women's Fitness Series) (Paperback)
I have really enjoyed the book, and I have been amazed at my progress over the last month. The very day I started training the fat started shifting. I had tried diets and fasting and cardio over the last SIX years to get back in shape after my 2nd child. I got to the point, age 43, where I could barely eat anything (1000 kcal a day wouldn't shift weight) and cardio didn't seem to be burning any fat at all. I was so frustrated. Funnily enough cardio and sensible eating worked after my first child.
Now I am eating more (around 1300 kcal is the aim but I often have 1400-1500) and have lost 2.5 kgs (5.5 lbs) so far. Admittedly I could have lost more if I had stuck to the food intake recommendations more rigidly, still it is the summer holidays. On the weeks I have followed it exactly I have lost a couple of pounds. It wouldn't be exaggerating to say I am overjoyed at this point! I do the workouts in 3 sessions a week and very little cardio as I am out and about with the kids a lot at the moment. I mostly feel stronger and my energy levels are improving. There is some work to do on nutritional calculations but I don't mind this, in fact it is great to have a precise guide, and to have control over my weight again is incredible.
You can either join a gym to try the routines, or invest in a fair bit of equipment at home (I do it at home, my husband goes to a gym).
The help and personal customer service provided after buying the book is excellent.
Update at 10 weeks - weight still going down with no starvation, had a week off and weight reduced that week too so my metabolism didn't go back to it's old ways. Now 8lbs down, a good dress size smaller and feeling stronger and so much happier. I wont ever stop lifting weights, I could not go back to eating at very low levels again just to avoid putting on weight and with my muscles gradually wasting away as I get older. I am so glad I read this book.
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Initial post: 17 Aug 2013 19:51:38 BDT
Mike Matthews says:
Hey Mrs. Marr,
Thanks a lot for the feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed the book, and I really appreciate your support!
That's great you've started the program and are making gains! Keep up the good work!
Do well and email me anytime if you have any questions or run into any difficulties.
Posted on 10 Mar 2014 23:51:17 GMT
This sounds good. I think i need to buy one for myself
Posted on 11 Mar 2014 20:03:58 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Mar 2014 20:09:50 GMT
Mrs. S. M. Marr says:
Update March 14, I'm still on the program, I often work out 4-5 times a week now for a shorter time period. As I have lots of equipment at home it is easy to do it this way. I'm around 12 lbs down, and often plateau due to my calories going up to a maintenance level a lot of the time (1600-1700). I go through stages where I lose a bit more weight, so I'm doing it very slowly. The good news is I now find weight maintenance very easy.
I find I haven't revisited the book simply because I go by the workout schedule supplied, and there is great support from the emails and articles that come out, all from Mike Matthews site. That really helps keep you focused.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2014 17:19:58 GMT
Mike Matthews says:
Awesome! You're doing great. Keep up the good work and keep us posted!
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