36 responses

  1. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    April 17, 2012

    Great consistency, Meghann! I admire your dedication.
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  2. Gabby @ Gabby’s Gluten-Free
    April 17, 2012

    You got great results! I’m working my way through stage 2 now after doing an abbreviated stage 1 and so far, I like it. It does get repeatative – I’ve been subbing exercises/variations for a few moves just to beat the boredom.
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  3. Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    April 17, 2012

    Thanks so much for being so open and sharing with everybody!! You really look great. I’m completely with you when it comes to the “diet” portion … I hate having a set plan to follow and a list of things to eat or not to eat. I can’t deal with that. Way too restrictive!
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  4. Niki@justrunninwithit
    April 17, 2012

    Congrats for sticking with the plan!
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  5. Corey @ Learning Patience
    April 17, 2012

    Looks great…I think you have inspired me to do a before and after run down on my crazy life/physical/running change… thanks

    xoxo from Trinidad
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  6. Jenna
    April 17, 2012

    You should try p90x! it is time consuming but there’s a way runners modify it which i’m sure you could look up online!

  7. Emily N
    April 17, 2012

    So glad to see you deciding to stick to strength. I am thinking about Jamie Eason’s plan but no that with all of the running/marathoning I like to do, I am not sure that I would see the results that she gets! So therefore, not sure if it is a good plan or not. Thoughts?
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  8. Sneakers2sandals
    April 17, 2012

    Hey girl – you look good (insert wink face) !
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  9. genna
    April 17, 2012

    happy to hear your results! I jut bought the book and now need to plan my workouts! it was hard to read everything. I found it very dry!

  10. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups
    April 17, 2012

    You look great! I can’t believe you started this plan almost one year ago. Way to stick with it and keep up with your race training!
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  11. Caitlin @ This Bride’s Joyride
    April 17, 2012

    You look great, and you really can see a difference between the first and last photo! I give you a lot of credit, I think that lifting plan is too long and not my style. I’m hoping to start working body pump or some type of strength training into my schedule.
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  12. Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    April 17, 2012

    Wait, what? an 80lb deadlift? This sounds so low. I deadlift 165lb at CrossFit and this is LOW.
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    • Meghann
      April 17, 2012

      I’ve spoken to other CrossFit-ters who dead lift 165 lbs+ too. I think that’s another fault to the NROLFW program, they don’t tell you where to start out with weight, so I was totally guessing. The deadlifts required 15-20 reps which is why my number seems so low. I probably could have gone up, but as I said above, the higher weights at higher reps were tricky.

      • Katie
        April 17, 2012

        Congratulations! I think you look amazing! I’m super jealous of your arm muscles! I was inspired when you started the program and also bought the book, but when I was in an automobile accident I stopped the program. I also agree that I wish they had told us some kind of average starting weight for the different lifts. It is confusing for new people!
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  13. Hillary
    April 17, 2012

    I’ve been toying with the idea of starting NRLFW for a while, but like you, I don’t want to give cardio up completely. I like doing cardio for the mental benefits—a good run or sweat session is like my own free therapy, and I don’t know that I could give it up cold turkey for months. Who knows? Maybe I’d love it after a while!
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  14. Carrie
    April 17, 2012

    Congrats for sticking with the program for that long!!
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  15. Grace @ Healthy Dreaming
    April 17, 2012

    Congratulations! I can definitely see the difference. Thanks for letting me know about the TB Lady Bloggers group! I hope I can meet you girls at a future event :)
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  16. Brittney
    April 17, 2012

    You looked awesome before, but you look awesome now too! You definitely got results and it looks like you burned off a little fat too (not that you really had any before but you know what I’m saying!) You can definitely see that you are more toned. This makes me really excited to start weight lifting again soon! The little bit of muscle I’ve gained from zumba just excites me, but your results really hit it home!

  17. Rachel Wilkerson
    April 17, 2012

    Has it really been almost a year?! Wow, time flies, as it seems like you just started! Anyway, congrats!! Like you, I used to be a cardio junkie, but I think once you find a program you like and can stick with, like you said, you’ll never go back. Still, it takes patience to get to that point and I’ve loved following and seeing your dedication!!

  18. Army Amy*
    April 17, 2012

    The proof is in the pudding! You look great! Check out those guns, Girl!*
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  19. Melissa @TryingtoHeal
    April 17, 2012

    If you have the $$ and want a serious challenge, I suggest Insanity. I just started month two and it’s seriously the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’ve even done some P90X and this puts it in the dirt! If you want to hear more about it let me know!!!
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  20. Melissa @TryingtoHeal
    April 17, 2012

    Oh, and of course, your results are AWESOME!! You did a great job working with this for almost a year!
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  21. BroccoliHut
    April 17, 2012

    Major congrats on finishing the final stage! You look so toned and, more importantly, happy :)
    I am the same way when it comes to strength training–I need someone else to do the planning and create structure for me. Otherwise, I’ll get intimidated by the weights and come up with an excuse not to strength train. Seth is an expert when it comes to that stuff, so I periodically have him make me a new plan to follow!
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  22. Cait’s Plate
    April 17, 2012

    You honestly look fantastic!! Your hard work most definitely paid off :)
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  23. Amanda
    April 17, 2012

    If I was training for a marathon I’d probably see it as a good reason to eat more ice cream. A lot of ice cream.

  24. Emily @ runningmyliferace
    April 17, 2012

    Way to stick with the program for the long term! Your pictures motivate me to start a long term plan because you clearly got results from the program. Even thought I try to be active and/or workout 5 days a week, I’m always so sporadic with workouts. Thanks for being brave and sharing your photos with us, they are very motivating!
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  25. Taryn
    April 18, 2012

    Congratulations on sticking with it! I’ve been trying to get through Stage I for three months now, only 4 more workouts to go, I think! I love seeing the progress you made over your 11 months with the program. Your hard work definitely paid off!

  26. Kalee
    April 18, 2012

    Congrats on sticking with it for almost a year!! That is wonderful! I’d rather lift weights than run (or any cardio). I don’t like the feeling of my heart beating so fast). I know both are important though, and I am so glad you are going to stick with it! I also love your brave before & after shots! You look GREAT and I just may have to do the same now! :) …maybe! :)
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  27. Aubrey
    April 19, 2012

    I love Jillian Michaels 30-day shred book if you’re looking for a new plan. A lot more diverse than the DVD and focuses on dynamic moves which are more interesting (I think).

    You had great results! And you still trained for races, which I think is super hard when you’re lifting. Awesome job!
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  28. Coco
    April 19, 2012

    Wow!! You look great :) There is definitely quite a difference!
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  29. Brandy
    April 23, 2012

    O.M.G. You look freaking amazing. I’ve seriously had NROLFW since January because of you. I’ve read the whole thing but been lazy about starting it. Book is pulled out and I’m about to take notes so I can get on this.

    How tall are you? My measurements are slightly smaller than your current ones and body can’t even compare to how rockin’ you are! I look like the marshmallow man in comparison!

    But really- congrats! 11 months is quite a commitment! Go you!

  30. Laura
    May 13, 2012

    Love it!! So inspiring.. I’m on week 3 of stage 1 and really enjoying it so far!

  31. Linda
    July 9, 2012

    Thank you so much for documenting your experience. You don’t know how much it has helped me. I will finish stage two on Wednesday, and start right into stage three on Friday.

    I wasn’t planning on doing stage 6, but now I think I will. I am doing this all from home, thank goodness hubby has 90% of what I need. I have had to make some changes due to not have a cable machine, but I am still getting some great results. I am on the hunt though for some better alternatives for myself.

    I am also not doing the food plan, my attitude about that is just about the same as yours.

    I do have a lot more belly to lose, since I have had six children, but I am starting to see the definitions in my abs and it is soooo exciting.

    Sorry for the novel, just really wanted to say thank you!!!

    • amy
      April 6, 2015

      I’m looking to start this, new rules of lifting for women, I stupidly ordered on kindle, now have to buy the book to get the sheets. i have a question. ive been doing some lifting, not near as much as this program will be, but I’ve been doing piyo. (team beach body) I’m wondering how much of piyo I need or can do with this program. I’m 51, but in fairly decent shape.,

  32. Tina
    February 20, 2013

    Thank you for sharing. I am starting stage 7 now and am looking forward to starting NRFL Supercharged. I think I put on alot more muscle than you because I was NOT running, I just did the recommended interval training on my exercise bike.
    One thing I noticed about the exercises is that they focus on stengthening the back thigh muscle, and the shoulders. Very little effort was put into stomach, chest, front thigh, and calves. I’m kind of disappointed with that, cuz’ my stomach is still really flabby…

  33. Oksana
    July 15, 2014

    Thank you for sharing! Tomorrow I am starting Stage 4. And I also LOVE running, and I was thinking whether I should stop or continue doing what brings me a great pleasure! After reading your post I decided that I would run. I do not care about muscle growth. YOu look great, the results are obvious, so thank you for motivation! Here I have found “back up” of my ideas – I do my running, I do not stick to the diet plan (here in Russia there are no such products as advised in the book). And my way with NROL4W is nearly the same as yours. So thank you very much!

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