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Doing Another Round of ChaLEAN Extreme

'Time to get extreme, baby!'

'Time to get extreme, baby!'

I’ve been contemplating this for a while and decided — within the past hour — that I’m ready for another round of ChaLEAN Extreme.

If you’re relatively new to my blog, then you probably don’t know that I did my first round from February through May of this year with great results! I also documented every step right here. At the end of every week of the 90-day program, I wrote a post about my experiences, how I was feeling, and any changes in my appearance/fitness.

My one minor gripe about ChaLEAN Extreme was that it really bulked up my thighs. Yes, it was muscle, but my jeans were very tight and I did not enjoy that! I messaged Chalene on Twitter (follow her, she’s great!) to get some tips on how to minimize the bulking up of my thighs and she suggested more cardio and decreasing the weight load I use on lower body exercises. Sounds like a good idea! After I finished, I noted that I didn’t think the program, in its most basic rotation calendar, gave me enough cardio work. I went directly into Couch to 5k training and felt extremely out of shape. I will be sure to work more cardio (Turbo Jam!) in this time around!

What I love most about ChaLEAN Extreme is that I have my workout schedule set for the next 3-4 months and it’ll force me to keep working out through the holidays! I know exactly what I’ll be doing and can plan for it every day. So, here I go…again! “Time to get extreme, baby!”

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Starting ChaLEAN Extreme, Need a Favor

Since it’s after midnight, I can now say “today”, right?

I want to start ChaLean Extreme today, but I have a teeny, tiny dilemna. Allow me to explain:

I had a friend who initially tried the program and it just wasn’t for her. Being the amazing individual that I am, I agreed to take it off her hands. I know. I’m so awesome.

Anyway, she sent me the DVD’s, but not the reading materials that came with it. Can’t find them. So, I don’t know what workouts I should be doing on which days, when I should rest, and all that other good stuff.

I guess I could just guess that I’ll be starting with the Burn Band Basics and then Phase 1 stuff, but I don’t really want to guess. I want to do this right. Can anyone help me with that? Are they available online anywhere? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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