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Old 01-08-2017, 02:27 PM   #361
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Well, fellow Callanauts... I read this whole thread a while back, and I kept seeing people reporting that their fat would redistribute itself in odd ways... and I kinda-sorta had a hard time believing it, because, really -- how is fat gonna just creep up from your hips and butt to your midsection? I mean, it doesn't have legs!

And now it's happening to me. Have been doing strict Stillman for a week. For those who don't know, it's the most brutal of all low-carb regimens: Nothing but lean protein. No fat at all. No carbs at all. Just dry chicken breasts, poached fish, hard boiled eggs, and whatever else you can find that's pretty much 100% protein. And I'm doing Callanetics nearly every day.

All of this is to get rid of the "muffin top" that's started creeping up on me since I started maintenance. Well, guess what? I'm probably about 6 hours total into Callan, and the muffin top just GREW on me! What's really weird is that I KNOW my stomach is flatter, but my midsection is noticeably thicker & flabbier! I normally have a pronounced hourglass shape and suddenly my torso looks like a tree trunk!

I'd be lying if I said I like this at all. In fact, I'll tell the truth and say I just hate it. I'm really not digging this effect.

Thank heavens I had read this thread. I will keep at it and assume, for the next few weeks, that this is That Crazy Callan Magic working its crazy way with me. I will assume that things will settle back in eventually and give me back my nice curves, and, in combination with Stillman, take away the muffin top.

Someone out there, please reassure me that you got thick and fat in the midsection too, and got a muffin top, and then it all went away! I'm staying the course for now because Callanetics makes me feel so good and is having lots of other good effects, but I was proud of my curves and I don't want to be a flabby tree trunk!
My stomach has gotten smaller since callanetics so I cannot help. Sorry.
I would say that my saddlebags are moving up so that would make me a little thicker in the upper hip area but I think it looks much better because I had really low saddlebags before and they are moving up. I have read that many do go through a phase of larger middle sections that do go away. I would not give up!
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:19 AM   #362
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Yay! Wanted to pop back in to report that the muffin top (in that particular pair of pants, anyway), is gone! It's crazy how fast it happened. I am pressing on with Callanetics. I find that I'm kind of "addicted," which has never really happened to me with any exercise. It's just that I love Callan's kind voice and accepting attitude. And I feel so good for hours after a workout! I actually feel tingles throughout my body, like tiny reviving jolts of electricity.

Wonder why this thread is so quiet? I'd think that January would be a big month for people diving into an exercise program. Any pulsers out there?
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:35 AM   #363
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I'm still pulsing and loving it!
EyesOnPrize, those shifts are so cool! I came on the thread today just to see if you had updated. Congratulations
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:35 AM   #364
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Okay, so I'm about to do session 24 of the original 40 I pledged. Ugh, The Holidays got in the way and I got behind and my diet has been on the fritz. I've gained two inches in my lower abdomen, which I want to lose again and get back to where I was. Hopefully I can pulse that lower ab flab away! Good luck all!
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Old 01-14-2017, 07:20 AM   #365
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Well, although this thread seems pretty quiet, I hope nobody minds if I post daily progress updates.

I haven't kept track of how many hours I've done, but a good guess is about 10. Most of these have been in the form of the 20-minute Quick Callanetics, which I've been faithful about doing daily. In fact, I actually look forward to them!

I have noticed changes. Unfortunately, though I did lose the weird tummy fat, I'm not quite back to my hourglass figure. However, I wonder if I ever will be, since my waist has much less fat than my hips, and if I reduce them both, I'll be less curvy. It doesn't matter. I'll take on whatever shape I take on, and if I'm fit and trim, it will look good, I'm confident.

I now have one concrete goal, BTW. I had a c-section 11 years ago and I was left with a crooked scar and an uneven pooch. Perhaps worse, my son was over 10 pounds and the pregnancy, and the weight gain before and during, really did a number on my abdominal skin. So I have one of those frowny belly buttons. You ladies (& gents?) know what I mean. It's not round; it looks like a very wide upside-down V.

Can Callanetics (plus Stillman) pull that upside down V back into an O? I'm gonna find out!
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Old 01-14-2017, 06:09 PM   #366
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Still pulsing! About 24 hours in and not looking 10 years younger yet but definitely changing. How long does it really take for most people to get rid of the saddlebags and belly bulge?
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Old 01-15-2017, 07:22 AM   #367
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Got in a full 10/10 hour yesterday, but instead of it feeling great like it usually does, I was struggling. I had to keep taking breaks. I have never been able to do all of the stomach exercises (working up to it), but this time I had to quit extra early.

I think I might be pushing myself too hard. I think I'll stick to the 20-minute routines (Quick Callanetics) and keep rotating them. I'll only do 10/10 once a week for the moment.

So many times I've pushed myself too hard and derailed a good habit with exhaustion or injury before it even had a chance to get established. I'm determined to establish an exercise habit first, think about results second.

If the habit is established, results MUST follow.

How about the rest of you? Who's pulsing away out there?
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Old 01-18-2017, 05:21 AM   #368
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Still pulsing here! I did another full 10/10 session this weekend, despite what I said above, and was just whipped. I got through fewer pulses than I had 2 days before. I think that's a sign that I need to work at "my pace, no one else's," as Callan advises. So I'm back to 20 min a day for now. How is everyone else? Check in, fellow pulsers! Let's encourage each other!
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Checking in! I bought the Quick Callanetics on iTunes a while ago but am only starting to use them now. I won't have a long enough stretch to do 10/10 for the next month or so but am enjoying the QC videos and happy that there's a way to keep up my Callanetics until I can do the longer videos again.
Anyone have any particular tips on the waist stretch? I love all the other moves - love the feeling of really specific work and relaxing everything else around it - but I just find the waist stretch uncomfortable. Nothing specifically painful, just... I don't know, I don't like how it feels.
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Old 01-18-2017, 05:33 PM   #370
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Welcome, Lina! No tips on the waist stretch other than to use the modifications Callan demonstrates on her mom. I have trouble with it too. My hands sometimes get numb and tingle. I just do the best I can and trust that it's useful and I'll improve over time.
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I don't really like the waist stretch either but I am sure it will help with the midsection. Most of the exercises are uncomfortable for me but I am seeing results so will continue! Does anyone know if it is ok to do them more than once per day? I would like to get there faster!

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Old 01-19-2017, 02:55 PM   #372
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Hi Everyone! I'm glad to see you are all pulsing so well!

EyesOnPrize, It sounds like you are trying to do too much with the 10/10. Try cutting down your pulses, focus on quality, not quantity, and listen very carefully to your body. The moment you feel that sense that you're even slightly losing that quality, you are struggling. The moment you feel a burn and tell yourself to keep going, you are struggling. Those are the moments to stop and go on to the next exercise. Don't worry that you didn't do it all. That will come. Your goal is to work up to 100, not to do 100 from the get-go. That's being hard on yourself.

I have seen both men and women start from just getting into position for the entire 100 count, then do one or two, maybe five then next time 10, and the next week 20. Do NOT judge yourself. You might even do less one day than the previous day; expect it. You're at where you're at and that's okay.

Besides, the results come faster when you are gentle. this is a "No pain, lots of gain" kind of thing.

The side stretch...Yeah, yeah, yeah. Complain through the whole thing, then laugh at yourself later. I used to complain (grumble really) through the floor stretches. However, the side stretch is important. Not only does it help tighten up that waist, it gets that circulation going, and it helps open up your lymphatic system to begin the process that the program provides to help move the lymph, which takes the puff away. We need this to fight diseases and keep us safe. Your circulation will improve, just keep going.

If you have tight hips or a bad lower back, go ahead and do it Margaret's way - it feels amazing! If I've taken a break and come back I always start with doing as many as I feel comfortable doing it the regular way and the rest of the count of Margaret's adjusted version. Eventually, I am always able to do them all the regular way, with no circulation glitches, and I really begin to appreciate it.

My suggestions in doing it? Gentle, always gentle. Do not push, or TRY to stretch. Respect where your body stops and go no further. Breathe. Really work on relaxing in the position your in. Check in from your feet moving up, and breathe. Really get that elbow straight out to the side; it will support you better that way.

It's my experience that the exercises you dislike most in Callanetics are the very ones you need to do the most.


How long does it take? Without the professional guidance of Callan, a lot of people see the beginning difference they're hoping to start see in 30 hours+/-. However, most people FEEL taller, younger etc. in even their first session, if not, at least within the first 10. Of course, no one can speak of what you and your body. We are all unique, with unique peaches.

As far as getting rid of saddle bags and muffin top? That depends on what you're starting with. I'd recommend measuring all the parts, so you can see the numbers - the mirror doesn't always tell the truth. AND go ahead and do the photo thing! I wish I had done that!


Do not do Callanetics twice a day, in fact take at least a day or two off a week.
Do something else that compliments it if you feel the need to do more.


The process you will experience with Callanetics:

Okay, this is what I and others here have experienced. Everything gets squished from the top and bottom to the centre, which means if you never gained weight in your mid-section, you might get a bit frightened. But don't despair! that will level off. BUT it will happen again.

The other thing that happens is the bubbling. It will appear as though you are getting lumpier and get pock marks where you didn't before. I actually looked forward to this! It means anything that is dented in is where some fat shrunk, and eventually the rest will shrink to match it and smooth it out. Again, this will not just happen once.

You see, Callanetics seems to shrink the fat cells layer by layer, so until you have reached you final layer, you will experience the squishing to the centre and the bubbly puckering again and again. These are signs that you are doing it right, and neither lasts very long.

I think that's it for now.

Happy pulsing all!
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Thanks! That really helps a lot!
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Thank you, JB! That was very helpful.
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:49 PM   #375
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Thanks so much for your insights, Jigglebuster! I read this whole thread, and many of the earlier Callanetics threads, and you have been so helpful. I was hoping you hadn't abandoned us!

I've been trying not to work through the burn. Yet I know from past experience weight lifting that there is a sweet spot where there's just enough "burn," or whatever you might want to call it, that you start to gain strength. And if you go beyond, you'll suffer the next day and possibly for quite a while. So I'm trying to undershoot my capabilities, but not too much.

The 20 minutes a morning seems to work well, since each exercise is done only every 3 days. I'll lay off the 10/10 for a bit, even though I really want to get through it.

I've noticed an interesting improvement. I had a torn labrum in my left shoulder a couple years ago that was absolutely excruciating. An orthopedist recommended surgery, but I looked up the studies and the outcomes weren't great in anyone, least of all people over 30 or so. I finally got complete relief from physical therapy.

Now my other shoulder has what I'm pretty sure is the same condition but my insurance has changed and I'm trying to see if it'll get better by itself. Callanetics is helping! It's so gentle, and I can do it without pain. I've been having the pain for nearly a year, and this is the first thing that's made a noticeable difference. I wouldn't dare to lift weights or do pushups or anything like that at this point, but I feel safe with Callan.
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:06 AM   #376
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Another day of Quick Callanetics completed.

Jigglebuster, I totally see the wisdom of taking days off. For me, I have a goal larger than just doing Callanetics. I'm trying to establish a habit of 20 minutes of exercise every morning. I've been doing a lot of reading on habit formation, including the interesting work of B.J. Fogg. One thing I know is that it takes time, but once a habit is established, it's tough to break. So I'm trying to make that 20 min Quick Callanetics a habit. Once that's established, I can branch out to other exercises, even for longer time periods, or stay with Callan, or rotate, or whatever.

I keep telling myself: If the habit is established, results MUST follow. If the habit is established, results MUST follow! (Yes, mantras help keep me going! )

How is the pulsing going for everyone else?
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A I'm trying to establish a habit of 20 minutes of exercise every morning. I've been doing a lot of reading on habit formation, including the interesting work of B.J. Fogg. One thing I know is that it takes time, but once a habit is established, it's tough to break. So I'm trying to make that 20 min Quick Callanetics a habit. Once that's established, I can branch out to other exercises, even for longer time periods, or stay with Callan, or rotate, or whatever.

I keep telling myself: If the habit is established, results MUST follow. If the habit is established, results MUST follow! (Yes, mantras help keep me going! )

How is the pulsing going for everyone else?
Sounds really interesting the thing with habit formation and use it also for Callanetics workouts. Can you tell more about it works? For example, which time or how many repetitions needed for permanent change? Practise and habit seem to have the same root.

I startet Callanetics again in September 2016. In this period I did 42 of 10/10 and I will continue Callanetics. Will muffin top pulse away.
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I have to say I am finally able to do the exercises correctly. It is amazing how much the body changes if you just keep going. I had a severe sway back and severe pain at l5-s1 and also my SI joint constantly went out. Always in pain but would still would try to work out. Callanetics is the first thing that is actually helping. So much less pain! I encourage anyone with pain to just stick with it and learn to relax into the stretches. Never push. Just relax! I'm finally getting it! Only go as far as is comfortable. Your body will stretch when it is ready! So true! I just want to shout praise for callanetics from the rooftops. It is the best program. And I have tried many many many different methods. Thanks for all your encouragement JB and thanks for starting this thread!
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Glad I could help! But I'm more glad you're all starting to "get it".

PrizeOnEyes, Yeah the pushing just a bit further is a hard one to change. I'm glad you're open to changing it. You won't regret it!

As for the habit thing, I know what you're saying, and yes it works. I just urge you to listen to your body and it telling, not yelling at, you that it needs a day off. Listening to your body is a very important habit to form too.

Colaberor, I think you'll find as you go you'll hear more and more that you haven't been doing quite right. It's like your body only lets you hear what you're capable of doing and then when you're ready for more, lightbulbs go off. And the cycle continues, over and over again. It's quite amazing! Ha ha!
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Thanks JB! This just keeps getting better! I need to do less to gain more! What a concept! I don't know why I didn't get this back in the 80's. My best friend loved callanetics. I tried it once (Super Callanetics of course) and thought it was dumb so I continued with Jane Fonda, aerobics then weight training, etc. until severe pain finally stopped me in my 50's. Foolish! Oh well, thank God it's not too late! Thanks again for this thread. You are helping so many to understand the Callanetics philosophy!
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I`ve a question. So I do Callanetics 10/10 and also liko to do Cardio. So I also use a hometrainer bike for 30 till 60 minutes and there is the question. Is this conform with Callanetics in because of the streching leg muscles? Possible to do it at the same day and is it relevent which one I do first or will it be better to do one day Callanetics and an other day use the home bike/cycling?
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Thanks JB! This just keeps getting better! I need to do less to gain more! What a concept! I don't know why I didn't get this back in the 80's. My best friend loved callanetics. I tried it once (Super Callanetics of course) and thought it was dumb so I continued with Jane Fonda, aerobics then weight training, etc. until severe pain finally stopped me in my 50's. Foolish! Oh well, thank God it's not too late! Thanks again for this thread. You are helping so many to understand the Callanetics philosophy!
Well I'm glad my post have helped, however, I believe it was Fit4Eva who started this thread.

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I`ve a question. So I do Callanetics 10/10 and also liko to do Cardio. So I also use a hometrainer bike for 30 till 60 minutes and there is the question. Is this conform with Callanetics in because of the streching leg muscles? Possible to do it at the same day and is it relevent which one I do first or will it be better to do one day Callanetics and an other day use the home bike/cycling?
Hi SharonRose, welcome!

I have to say, I've never done another activity right along side Callanetics, usually due to time constraint. However, if I was to do it, I would do the "warm-up exercises" from 10/10 then do your bike and proceed with the rest of the 10/10.

I'd like to recommend maybe doing some push-ups too, if not on the same day, then on the alternate days, just to give more balance.
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Hi SharonRose, welcome!

I have to say, I've never done another activity right along side Callanetics, usually due to time constraint. However, if I was to do it, I would do the "warm-up exercises" from 10/10 then do your bike and proceed with the rest of the 10/10.

I'd like to recommend maybe doing some push-ups too, if not on the same day, then on the alternate days, just to give more balance.
Hi Jigglebuster, thanks for welcome! and your answer. Seems to be a good idea to cycle after the warum-up-exercises and before the main Callanetics programm. Cyling so I think will help to lose more fat than Callanetics exercises, Callanetics is more for forming the body, right?

What about the alternate days, are they necessary? Days without Callanetics? Actually I do Callanetics every second day, because my leg muscles need one day vacation. Sometimes I do the short belly programm also at the alternate day, I´ve heard the belly exercises can be done every day.
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Old 01-30-2017, 06:21 AM   #384
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Hi Jigglebuster, thanks for welcome! and your answer. Seems to be a good idea to cycle after the warum-up-exercises and before the main Callanetics programm. Cyling so I think will help to lose more fat than Callanetics exercises, Callanetics is more for forming the body, right?

What about the alternate days, are they necessary? Days without Callanetics? Actually I do Callanetics every second day, because my leg muscles need one day vacation. Sometimes I do the short belly programm also at the alternate day, I´ve heard the belly exercises can be done every day.
You can do Callanetics almost everyday.... if your body lets you know it's okay, although it is suggested you take at least one or two days off a week. So if your legs need a vacation, then they need a vacation. I think the only specific suggestion is the minimum of 2 days a week for maintenance, although in my experience, 3 is best for that.

The cycling will help shrink those fat cells, yes, and it will help keep your cardio-vascular system in check. Keep in mind, the cycling will work the larger muscles in your legs, which for some, depending on your body type, will not result in ultra skinny thighs. But, personally, I'd go for functionality before trying to meet the media's cookie cutter expectations of my body's appearance.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:22 AM   #385
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Well, I didn't quite meet my goal last month, but this is a new month, and I am setting a new goal of 13 hours this month. I may very well go over, but I know this is a very doable amount for me.
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I just received the Cardio Callanetics DVD. It seems to me that this workout would not be Callan approved. The music is fast paced and the movements are not slow and gentle the way she always explains. Also does anyone use the pelvic floor method instead of the curl up method? I am kind of confused because much of what is taught seems to counter what Callan always taught. Thoughts?
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Cardio Callanetics was designed by Callan, so it is Callan approved. The second half of the DVD is a short version of Evo, which has some alternative moves that are on the same level as 10/10. The use of the word "pelvic floor" is just different wording for the same thins as "curl up".

Hope that alleviates some confusion for you!

Happy Pulsing!

BTW I really like Cardio Callanetics, and I find it great on a rainy day or freezing day when I don't feel like going outside.
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Thanks JB!
I've only done it once. I probably looked really ridiculous! I'm not a dancer. I think that's why I like callanetics so much. You don't have to keep up with any specific pace.
I did notice a little back and hip pain after doing the cardio. I have to really watch what I do. I do not have the Evo DVD. Do you recommend it?
I also received the book Callanetics for Your Back. The stretches look like they will help. I get back and hip pain from the stretches with one foot on the bar and also the ones on the floor with legs open and also closed. I'm now trying to do them all with my knees bent and trying to relax more. It's really hard for me to relax in those positions. I have extremely tight hamstrings. In the past I always tried to force stretches with my legs locked and a flat back. That's probably how I caused the injuries. Do you have any other suggestions for people with low back (L5-S1) and SI joint pain? Thanks!
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Perhaps it's not the video that's not in conjunction with Callan's teachings but your own perspective? Are you pushing yourself to do the teacher's level? It's still do what you can. Maybe you need to watch the other woman who's doing the beginner's version? Too, I've found, the first bit of doing Cardio, I was not able to do the full 30 minutes, so I started with 5, then 10... etc. until I could do the whole thing. I also paused the video when I needed to - sometimes it coincided with the slowdown in the video, sometimes it had all to do with me just needing to pause and breathe.

I, too, was not graceful when I started and I laughed so hard when she mentions how beautiful I was doing it! You need to have a sense of humour!

If you have lower back / hip issues, start on a lower bar, try different ones until you find one where you feel like it's just right. on the floor stretches, try rolling up a towel and put it under your butt to help you find the angle to help you start bending lower down toward your tailbone. You might need to bend your knees at first, and that's okay, it's where you're at. In time you'll notice your legs straightening. Once your knees straighten, you can start to unroll the towel, bit by bit, bringing you closer to the floor. Or maybe you want to try a slightly wider spread of your legs. Listen to your body and what it's ready for.

Make minuscule changes. Big changes with people with hip problems only lead to strain and frustration and perhaps giving up.

And the really big thing to focus on is relaxing those muscles, all of them, even the ones you're working. You're body is used to trying to compensate for it's injuries / issues. Stop the overcompensation and you'll have a more balanced body.

As far as Evo is concerned, it has some really good moves in the video. Some people prefer it to 10/10, so I can't speak for you, I just know I prefer 10/10 because of the healing approach Callan takes. I don't know how it compares to the more recent ones. The teacher in Evo, Sandra Hanna (a wonderful woman), is who Callan worked with to create the newer ones.

Before the new ones were made (I haven't seen more than the trailers for them, so I can't speak for them), many liked to get different versions of the DVDs and incorporate them, switching up the exercises to create variety for the mind and body. I do this by staying with 10/10 and changing some moves for either Evo or Super. When I'm doing well, I'll do the Super moves within 10/10. On days I'm feeling not quite as strong, I'll take it easy and simply do 10/10.
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Still pulsing away to my goal of forty sessions. I have to admit I have not been taking care of myself lately. I experienced a loss over the Holidays and I'm afraid it affected how I took care of myself. I'm afraid I ate whatever, didn't do my pulses, and was very depressed. However, I realized that I'm healing right now from my grief and I've started being kinder to myself, tending to myself, doing my pulses because they make me feel better. I've been eating better because it makes me feel better. With Callanetics and some light yoga I feel like I'm gradually coming out of my shell again- healing and making a gentle effort.
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