I've been working out with a couple of trainers doing Crossfit (free weights, cardio, etc) and have been seeing HUGE results. All in just six weeks. I'm getting great definition and am losing inches. But, I've noticed I've changed my viewpoint on eating, etc. Before when I would workout at the gym (without trainers), I would still buy sweets or eat bad foods. I'd rationalize it somehow.
Now? I fight the urge to buy/eat that stuff! It's like somehow I've gotten serious in my head about my fitness/weightloss journey. I still treat myself, but nothing like before.
Plus, my heart rate, blood pressure, and fasting glucose, are down. Yay!
It's great to see success here.
[This message edited by GrievingMommy at 11:58 AM, October 31st (Monday)]
I work out like crazy and have just started kickboxing classes. I just am having trouble getting to my goal, since it has become closer. Nice to see everyone's success stories!
Yes.. when you have a lot to lose it is very noticeable on the scale, but when working off those last few pounds.. it can be deceptive.
After my big loss I had an injury which kept me from my regular exercise routine. While I wasn't working out, I didnt really adjust my eating so I bounced up around 10 pounds.
I figured I could lose that easy enough when I got back into my routine again.
Well.. its been 2 months of 4-5 long runs a week and at least one core work out a week. During this time I have adjusted my calorie intake down and began eating far better.
This is far more of an intensive workout than I did previously. Over that 2 month period.. I havent lost a single pound.
I notice the difference in the mirror, with how my clothes fit.. and I am at a point where I am seriously considering getting my first ever six pack. Still.. that scale has not moved.
I have since stopped caring what the scale says.
It's a new month, the car stuff is settled, I'm 5 lbs heavier going into the holidays, and I am so getting back on the higher protein, lower carb lifestyle. Now I just need someone to stand over me and make me exercise.
Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect
The good news is I lost another pound today, am going to keep at it, and my goal is in the first part of next year to get a tummy tuck to finally rid myself one and for all of that C-section tummy.
The truth is, it just feels so good to eat healthy food and exercise, I can't believe it has taken me all these years to finally realize it. Better late than never I suppose.
Now I just need someone to stand over me and make me exercise.
I can post an evil daily facebook reminder!
I've hit the gym every morning this week at 6 a.m. before work...been eating healthy. I'm down 4 lbs since last week, but I know that is just water weight.
I'm aiming for 2 lbs a week to do it gradually and keep it off, instead of losing 20 lbs a month and having it all come back after!
I start bootcamp on Monday, 4 days a week. And I will be doing Muay Thai kickboxing with my SO Saturday mornings (he's a fighter) so it works out well! Hoping to end the year 15-20 lbs lighter and get the rest off after the holidays.
Good luck everyone!
I can post an evil daily facebook reminder!
Go for it. You can be my fb drill instructor.
So I will get through another day of 1200 calories, go to my new Zumba class and suck it up
Every Thursday morning, I have lost one pound, except for this morning, I lost two!! I am doing regular workouts every morning, but this class is in the evening. So I still do my five days of elliptical and weight lifting and have added the kickboxing at 6:00 p.m. once a week, it seems to be doing the trick!
By the way, I am not a spring chicken, but my endurance puts those youngsters in my class to shame!
I recommend the Paleo Diet. I found that I can eat a lot, but because I'm eating food that my body was designed to eat, I still lost weight. I also feel much better, less bloated, more energy, etc. There are books you can get to go more in depth if you're interested. The Paleo Diet and The Paleo Solution are two good ones, and Everyday Paleo and Paleo Comfort Foods are two great cookbooks. Just my $.02!
[This message edited by Junebug0525 at 4:23 AM, November 23rd (Wednesday)]
But I'm happy about a good weight loss start. I still need to lose a lot. I'm walking, but I'm also thinking of maybe taking a dance class or something fun. I used to do ballet and I'm a black belt in Kung Fu. I really enjoyed it back in the day. Want to get back into something that's fun, exercise and socialable.
Somebody mentioned Zumba. Anyone taken it officially? What's your take on it?
I have not taken a Zumba class, but have observed one when I go to kickboxing. It looks like fun.
I did try the Wii game, but found that I am completely uncoordinated and not at all successful with that one. I was thinking about purchasing a DVD to try at home instead.
Good luck with your exercising!
I am in serious need of weightloss..
I had a horrible pregnancy with Baby #4 and was on bedrest. I gained 60 pounds during her pregnancy.
I was on my way to taking it off on dday when she was 5 weeks old. I lost 13 pounds that week of dday, but then started eating like crazy.
I am a tall girl and have a bigger structure, but was very attractive at 160 pounds a few years ago.
Now, I am clearly too much overweight and really want to get this weight off. I bought a treadmill two weeks ago and have started using it in the mornings. I have given up pop and am taking smaller portions at dinner, as well as cooking sensible meals.. nothing fried, staying away from red meat.
I did weight watchers once before after a pregnancy and loved it, but I just don't have the $$ with Christmas and me not working anymore to join again.
Does anyone have more tips I can do so it is not overwhelming and I do not get discouraged? I do not own a scale.. Should I get one?
The biggest factor in my weight loss (besides my husband's A) has been the book by Darden called Body Defining. I was referred to it by a good friend from this site, it has changed my life.
In a nutshell, it is 80% diet, 20% exercise. I never eat a meal more than 300 calories. I try to get 1/2 gram of protein per pound of body weight every day. Three meals a day, 300 calories each, and two snacks 100-150 calories each.
I buy the low calorie bread, 35 calories a slice. There is spray on margarine that has 0 calories. Lots of fresh vegetables and low-fat salad dressing. No cheese, very little meat. I also use the whey protein mix (they sell those big containers at Wal-Mart). Mix it with a little milk, very tasty and filling.
I have a home gym in my basement, but you really don't need one. I have been taking kickboxing at my local public gym, $17 for six weeks, and have learned a lot. You can jump rope without a rope, keep track of the time and increase it as you are able. Lift bottles of laundry detergent or fill empty milk bottles incrementally as you are able to lift them. I also started doing pushups, I could not believe how much they helped.
Feel free to PM me if you want more advice. I know how it feels to be overweight, and I am never going back. I felt so horrible on D-day, something I will never ever feel again. Take care.
I need to loose 35 pounds and JUST started WW. wondering if any of you had success? Is it worth the 40 bucks a month? Seems a little steep for 4 meetings where you really don't do much?
Need some imput please!
Thanks in advance!