I did these exercises 3 times a week, dropping my weights and upping my reps on the 2nd time per week:
Curl to Press
Ball Pike (I later changed this to sit ups on the ball, because this move was too hard on my shoulders)
The changes that I noticed were:
My shoulders are quite sculpted now. I found the Curl to Press particularly effective.
My thighs were the other place that I noticed the most change. This was from both the Grapevine Lunges and Sumo Squats. (FYI - husband did a thorough inspection and thinks my thighs have changed the most and ps: his inspections are more fun than mine!!)
Over all I really liked the routine. It gave me an all over workout, didn't require a huge chunk of my time, and I enjoyed the exercises - well, as much as I can given that I don't like doing weights!
I would highly recommend doing the monthly programs given in Shape - keeps your body on it's toes and you wouldn't get bored because every 4 weeks you'd be doing something different. Of course, I think you would have to belong to a fitness facility, so that you would have access to the different equipment that would be required every 4 weeks.
The stats are:
Change in weight in 4 weeks: down 0.7
Change in waist in 4 weeks: down 2 inches
Change in hips in 4 weeks: down 1.5 inches
I'm quite happy with the inches. The weight is more a reflection of my inability to stay on program on the weekends than a reflection of the Shape program - so if you wanted to try it - please don't let that deter you!!
Plans for new program will be posted with my Monday post - I'm excited!!