FASTer Way to Fat Loss Round 2 Halfway Update – Next Round Begins Oct 15th!

FASTer Way to Fat Loss Round 2 Halfway Update

I’m near the end of Week 3 (of 6 weeks) of my second round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss.  Thought I’d give you an update!  I headed into Round 2 intending to get SUPER tight on nutrition and graduate from Beginner workouts to the At-Home ones.  Goshhhhh, you guys.  Who was I kidding?  Hahahaha!

I’ve got good news and bad news.  The bad news is that on the nutrition end, we just have too many times we’re out at parties to be super locked in.  We do it as best as we can most days, but there are usually several days each week where it’s hard to.  The good news?  This program is so flexible that I’m still trimming down!  I’ve enjoyed plenty of carne asada super quesadillas, Asian food of all sorts, and treats, and still making progress!  Just at a slower pace than I’d probably be at if I were locked in everyday, but results in the right direction are better than regressing.

More bad and good news?  Doing the At-Home workouts makes me workout less.  I don’t feel as good on them–even only doing 70% of each–and get tension headaches like I traditionally have with working out, despite foam rolling lots.  I didn’t get headaches with Beginner workouts.  Also, the At-Homes take longer which is demotivating for me!  I just want something quick, haha!  I’m thinking of adding extra reps and heavier weights to the Beginner workouts instead.


FASTer Way to Fat Loss Round 2 Halfway Update

Continuing to Tone Up and Lose Inches

Since the end of the 1st round and now close to the halfway mark into my 2nd round, I’ve continued to lose inches around my waist, hips, legs, and arms!  Can’t remember how many exactly at this point, but it’s pretty remarkable since I’ve only been working out 3/5 days and fudging the nutrition so much!

In the pic above, on the left is after the 6 weeks of my 1st round.  On the right is me yesterday, actually a bit bloated because it’s that awful time of the month 😭–I KNOW you all know the misery I speak of!  Haha!  But even bloat and all, the lumps are not fat–they’re my abs toning up a little! This picture doesn’t do it justice, lemme tell ya.  And, I’m not flexing!!  WHAAAAT?!  I know!  Remember this is after fudging the nutrition too many times and only working out 3/5 times or less per week so far.  I don’t even feel like the workouts included a lot of abs either.  They focus mostly on legs and back since those are your largest muscle groups.  The changes are subtle, but they’re there.  

Got over 3 weeks left of this round!

As a reminder, here’s my Before and After from 6 Weeks of Round 1:

I didn’t see results until Week 6 of Round 1.  Don’t get discouraged!

BTW, if any of you joined the last round of FWTFL and aren’t seeing results, keep with it.  In my Facebook group, people were talking about how their clothes were looser on like Week 2, and I was feeling nothing.  Week 3 finished, and I was like eh, I saw minimal results.  Week 4 hit and I was still questioning it.  I actually didn’t see significant results until Week 6.  And then for the next couple weeks after that (during the between period of the end of that round waiting for my 2nd round to start) I continued to trim out a bit even though I was pretty lax on the nutrition and only worked out 1/5 times per week.

Just stick with it all 6 weeks and see what happens.  Amanda (FWTFL founder) says the program is a minimum of 6 weeks because it takes up to 6 weeks to START seeing any changes in your body, and often for women it takes 12 weeks.  Don’t get discouraged by other people’s success stories.  Just give it a good effort for 6 weeks and do your best!

Yes, I absolutely believe it’s sustainable.

If you’ve wondered if this could be a sustainable lifestyle, based on how much I HAVEN’T met all the nutrition goals and am still losing inches 😯😬😂 I’d say absolutely yes.  Like I said, I’ve enjoyed plenty of carne asada super quesadillas, Asian food of all sorts, and treats, and still making progress!  Again, just slower than if I were eating 100% as recommended.  And if I were only in maintenance mode, not trying to trim down further, it’d be tooootally sustainable!

Next Round Starts Oct 15th

The next round starts Monday, but it is absolutely not too late and you won’t be behind.  Oct 15th starts Prep Week, NOT the official program.  Prep Week is when you get an intro to the course, spend time reading through the materials, and get oriented to the whole program.  Week 1 actually starts Oct 22nd!  If you have time next week to spend reading through the program, then you will not be behind at all.  Reserve a spot HERE!

Also keep in mind there are ALWAYS new rounds opening, so you will always have a chance to sign up!

Click here to join the next round of FWTFL!


If you already signed up or will sign up under me, I’m given your email address as one of my referrals.  I simply export all your email addresses and send the doc. If you want it, make sure you sign up through my link to be on my list.  If you don’t get an email from me by Day 2 of Prep Week, that means you didn’t show up on my list.  You can email [email protected] to let them know, and they will put you on my list.

I’ll send the doc on the start date of every round to whoever’s on my referral list.*  I know that SOUNDS “too late” for some, but DON’T WORRY!  The start date is just the beginning of Prep Week–a week where you aren’t expected to do the program yet.  Your sole job that week is to get acquainted with the materials, come up with a plan, and prepare.  You’ll have my food log right as prep week begins, and it’s better to have it after you’ve read all the FWTFL material first anyway!  Then you’ll know what the heck I’m talking about in the doc.  Thanks again if you sign up through me!


Check out my previous FWTFL posts:

Intro to the FASTer Way to Fat Loss Post
Q&A Follow-Up Post–ALL your questions answered

This post is not sponsored in any way by FASTer Way to Fat Loss, nor did I get to try the program for free.  I registered for the two rounds myself.  However, I can earn a referral commission if you sign up through one of the links provided here.  If this post has inspired you or helped answer some of your questions in any way, I would be so appreciative if you signed up through one of my links!  Thank you!

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  • Reply
    Anna Haustein-Spanheimer
    October 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    I had heard of this program, but it wasn’t until you were honest about it that I was brave enough to try it. I thought I’d be starving all the time, but I’m not (and I’m actually super full most of the time). I’m on week 3 and have noticed some of my clothes are starting to fit better, which is awesome. I’m also sleeping better and just feeling better overall (probably because I’m eating more fruits and vegetables than I used to). And you’re right, it’s totally sustainable. So thank you for recommending it and for being so honest about your experiences (you look amazing, btw)!

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    October 12, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Alright!🙊👐 I am joining asap!!😀😀 thank you for being so honest! You look AMAZING.

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    Krista Chaich
    October 12, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Hi Audrey, I signed up through your link to start on Monday. I’m pretty terrified, but also excited too. Last time you talked about this, you had told people that you would send a link with some of your meals that you made while on the program if they sent you their email address. Is this still true?

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      October 13, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      Hi Krista, good luck!! And thank you! The hardest part is nutrition. It can take 2-3 weeks to get a handle on it, but yes I’ll be sending out my food log. Prob not until the 15th to account for last minute sign ups.

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        Krista Chaich
        October 13, 2018 at 2:14 pm

        Thanks, Audrey!

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    Jennifer Will Shettel
    October 13, 2018 at 3:44 am

    You look great, Audrey! Yay for (almost!) sticking with your goals. I’m curious about your workout headaches – that doesn’t sound like fun to me. Are you locked into the workouts in your program or could you do any kind of cardio/weight training? I’ve been using LesMills on Demand and I love, love, love all of the “express” (30 minute-ish) workouts. I’m also wondering if you get headaches from gritting your teeth and if maybe a mouth guard would make a difference like people wear at night to stop the grinding?

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      October 13, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks Jennifer! You aren’t locked into their workouts, but they do recommend trying theirs for at least 3 weeks. Reason being that many women overwork themselves and actually cause adrenal fatigue, which fights against fat loss. That was like my friend who I talked about in my original post who was working out over an hour day for 5 years with no progress. Their workouts are strategically paired with the nutrition days too.

      I’ve started getting tension headaches in 2005 and about 7 years ago through some physical and postural alignment therapy i discovered they’re from a tight quad of all things!! It was a crazy revelation and clear as day. I don’t grind my teeth.

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        Vanessa Reiter
        October 17, 2018 at 9:59 pm

        Hi! My husband gets tension headaches! Can you expound on how you figured out it was a tight quad? I’d love to help my hubby out with more info as to what might be causing it!

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    October 13, 2018 at 11:12 am

    I find the same thing when I lose (or gain) weight. I’ll be doing my thing with no change at all and then suddenly my clothes are looser, or I look more toned. Sadly works the other way if I eat too much junk over a few weeks, or I’m not as active.

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    Naty Diaw
    October 14, 2018 at 7:08 am


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    October 14, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Hi! I just wanted to say I just signed up through your referral link!

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      October 15, 2018 at 9:31 am

      Thank you so much!! I really, really appreciate that! I’ll be sending my food log out by the end of today, waiting for last minute sign ups. 🙂

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    Jenny Turner
    October 14, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Hi Audrey! Just wanted to pop in and say I’m so glad you mentioned that you didn’t see results until the end of Round 1. I joined in with you on the Sept round and have been pretty gosh darn faithful to the workouts (beginner) and nutrition, yet haven’t seen much in the way of results yet (despite lots of folks in my FB group chiming in with their NSVs thus far). I am 200% committed to seeing this through to the end regardless, but am super encouraged to hear that good things may be heading my way 🙂 I’ll be crossing my fingers and remaining patient!!!

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      October 15, 2018 at 9:29 am

      Oh, I’m glad, Jenny! I was getting discouraged around Weeks 3 and 4, but I wanted to see it through, and honestly I wasn’t giving up THAT much in terms of food satisfaction. The stuff I was giving up was for the better anyway, regardless of whether or not I lost fat. Like, I probably shouldn’t be eating a bowl of ice cream a day hahaha! But GOOD LUCK! Fingers crossed for great results for you by the end of it!

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        October 23, 2018 at 4:59 pm

        Hi Audrey! I also joined Sept round because of you. Thank you for posting this! This is really encouraging as I haven’t seen much results either. But I am determined to see it through the end of 6 weeks, at least! Even if you don’t sign up for the next round or VIP, I hope you keep us updated on how the maintenance phase is going for you.

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    October 15, 2018 at 6:07 am

    Audrey – I’m intirgued. I haven’t signed up and thinking maybe in the new year but I’m already into an exercise routine I enjoy. I work with a personal trainer 2x a week (tues and thurs) doing weights and then at the very least I cycle 1-2x a week on the weekends. I love my time with PT but other than that I’d be flexible on the other days. Would this work with the program?

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    October 16, 2018 at 8:11 am

    How are you doing this with your husband? The site looks like it’s geared towards women? Is he just following your lead or making modifications?

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      October 16, 2018 at 8:39 am

      There’s a men’s program. But honestly it’s pretty similar to the women’s. It geared toward women but men have seen results as well.

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        October 16, 2018 at 1:56 pm

        Last question. Why did you sign up again? If you’ve already done it, couldn’t you just apply what you did the first time & just repeat it? What is the advantage of doing it again?

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          Audrey @ Putting Me Together
          October 16, 2018 at 2:38 pm

          Hi! Yes, you could, and many people do that. The advantage of signing up again is all mental, at least for me. Knowing I paid for something makes me have skin in the game. For others, sometimes after 1 round they’re *just* getting the hang of it all, so doing it again, they have new questions now that they’re not overwhelmed anymore, maybe they’re adding the workouts whereas in the first round they only focused on nutrition and want a diff type of accountability, or they just need the accountability in general. Also, I answer these kinds of questions and lots more in the Q&A follow up post if you have further questions! 🙂

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    October 17, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    I just joined the Oct 15 program, but I forgot to join via your referral. Would you be so kind to share your food/recipes with me please?

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    Vanessa Reiter
    October 17, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Hi! I signed up late on Monday through your link (as far as I know. I have an email to them double checking) and I haven’t received the food journal from you yet! I was wondering how I can get it as it would be really helpful with the ideas! Thank you so much for your honesty and vulnerability with your results. It is what has inspired me as I am nursing as well and didn’t think I was allowed to do fasting!

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    Angela Chen
    October 19, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Hi Audrey, I hope you continue to do this. I missed the Oct 15 cutoff, but will look forward to the next round.

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      October 19, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      Hi Anglea! I probably won’t do further rounds since I’m hitting my goal! And the program isn’t intended for someone to be on it indefinitely. But I will continue to talk about it because it’s been such an effective program! I will continue to send my food log to whoever’s email I get from the referral list. My referral link is the same for all rounds, so you can go back to any of my old posts, sign up through one of those links, and you should show up on my referral list!

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    Leslie Te
    October 29, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Hi Audrey! I signed up on the 14th, but couldn’t remember if I used your link or not, so I emailed them to let them know you referred me. Could you send me your meal plan when you get a chance? Thanks!

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