27 responses

  1. Dori
    December 1, 2011

    Looking good! But if the number of reps and number of sets are different, it isn’t really the “exact same.” More like almost the same!
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  2. Ellie@fitforthesoul
    December 1, 2011

    I still do see the improvements and changes! Great job, Meg!! 🙂 You’re brave b/c I could NEVER show pics of myself with less than a shirt on…haha. I’m sucha scaredy cat with that.
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  3. k
    December 1, 2011

    i’m surprised you’re not thrilled with the results. i think you look great and i can see a huge difference from your may before pics.

  4. Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe
    December 1, 2011

    Nice work! You’re doing such a great job, and the results are definitely visible! Keep it up!
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  5. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats
    December 1, 2011

    Hey, at least your left bicep caught up with your right! And I wouldn’t expect changes for every single stage, it takes the body time to add inches of muscle or lose inches of fat!
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  6. Chef Katelyn
    December 1, 2011

    Ah! Impressive chica! I definitely need to work on my lifting. Huge issue. otherwise, congrats!! <3
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  7. Melissa @TryingtoHeal
    December 1, 2011

    Oh man, I just did measurements for Bobbi’s Holiday Shred…I need to do your workouts in the arm area so I can get some inches on! Yikes!

    But I definitely see the improvements between your pictures! Look’n good!
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  8. Jessica
    December 1, 2011

    Congrats on staying the same. I would definitely say that’s better than going up. I decided to copy and started this program last month. I wanted to ask you did you get sore every time you changed the weights? I got sore at first but not getting sore too much now. I am not lifting as heavy as you are and was wondering if maybe my lack of soreness is because I am lifting too light. Keep up the great work!!
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    • Meghann
      December 1, 2011

      Yes, upping the weights = soreness. I usually take non-soreness as my sign that it’s time to go up. I bet if you went up that you feel it again. BUT I’m no expert.

  9. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    December 1, 2011

    You look great! Staying the same is definitely better than reverting. I’ve taken a temporary hiatus from NROLFW until after my half this weekend then I plan to restart on stage 4 and continue over the winter. I just couldn’t keep up with longer runs and not constantly feel sore!
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    • Meghann
      December 1, 2011

      I usually take the week off before races for that reason, but I’ve also tweaked my training plan to give plenty of rest between lifting and long/hard runs.

  10. Meg at runridelove.com
    December 1, 2011

    Agreeing with everyone else! Looks like its working to me! I wish I had the attention span to complete a lifting program like this…I’m lucky if I can convince myself to do a few bicep curls a few times a week.
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    • Meghann
      December 1, 2011

      Ha! I started the training plan so I could stay focused, otherwise I, too, would just do a few bicep curls and pat myself on the back for doing something.

  11. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    December 1, 2011

    Nicely done! It is true that it takes time to really see changes, so keep at it! Don’t lose your mojo–and remember what YOU want most 🙂 Training is hard work, but you’ve got this!
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  12. kathleen @ the daily crumb
    December 1, 2011

    wow.. i see a huge change between stages 3 and 4! not so much weight loss or looking “skinnier” (i HATE that word), but you look super toned and buff. congrats, girl!
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  13. Heather
    December 1, 2011

    you are doing a great job at sticking with this for so long! Way to be consistent!
    when I did 6 weeks to 6 pack (which i know you have done some) 5 days a week I wanted to never have to stick so tightly to a plan ever again, so good job!
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  14. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    December 1, 2011

    I think you look great Meghann! Even though there wasn’t a lot of improvement number wise, I see a difference in the photos. 🙂
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  15. Kate
    December 1, 2011

    Damn, girl- you look good! I think you’ve officially inspired me to order this book 🙂
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  16. Katie @ Livehalffull
    December 1, 2011

    Wow! You look so good!! You make me want to buy this book!

  17. Alexa @ Simple Eats
    December 1, 2011

    You look awesome! Great job 🙂
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  18. April
    December 1, 2011

    wow! I can totally tell a difference, you look soooo great! Hot Mama!

  19. fsugirl
    December 1, 2011

    looking good girly! 🙂

  20. Marie
    December 2, 2011

    Eat some meat. Muscles aren’t made from nothing. Maybe you’d get some muscle definition with more actual protein, not protein-like substances.

    • J
      December 2, 2011

      what marie said. you eat WAY too many carbs and hardly ANY protein (meat, not meat like is key here).

      and the angles on the pictures skew it so that results look like they are there, where I am guessing they arent (which is why you stated you werent happy with the results).

      lay off the oatmeal, cereal and bars.

  21. Ida
    December 2, 2011

    It’s hard to build muscle while training for endurance events. It seems like your primary goal is a 1/2 marathon PR, and therefore you might not see as much muscle growth.
    I think you look great, and weight lifting is good for injury prevention and building strong bones. While you may not notice more definition, your body is thanking you for all the hard work.

  22. Katherine
    December 2, 2011

    Hey just wanted to bring up that just because there are no “tape-measureable” results, you definitely look stronger 🙂 it’s not all about the measurements and they don’t need to change! You are strong and beautiful and an inspiration 🙂

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  23. Scott R
    December 5, 2011

    Results are looking good – just stick to the big compound lifts like squat, deadlift and bench and the results are practically guaranteed!

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