Hey guys, good luck on your first day! I'd recommend also doing measurements for sure. When you start to lose weight, you may get discouraged if you don't see numbers moving in the direction you want! Measure these spots:
Right Bicep at its widest point
Chest across the nipples
Waist at its narrowest point
Waist 1" below the belly button
Hips at widest point
Right thigh also at its widest point
Tash, I'm going to email you a great spreadsheet I made to track my client progress. When I started working out I was part of jillianmichaels.com and we'd do challenges like this one all the time. It's actually why I became a trainer! It'd be cool for you to post it each week so the gals can see where they're at and how well they've done!
Here's my 3 biggest tips, which I've given before but just a refresher:
DON'T DRINK YOUR CALS! PERIOD! This includes juice people!! Milk's ok.
CUT OUT STARCHES! Pastas, white breads, potatoes. I know it sounds terrible, but the reason you crave them is because your body's sugar levels aren't balanced. Starch turns to sugar instantly when you eat it, spiking energy levels and making you feel satisfied. Never lasts though! Cutting them out will stop cravings and you'll start eating when you're actually hungry.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER! It'll help you feel satiated and you'll be less inclined to munch away.
Oh, and I know it sounds simple but EAT SLOW and stop eating when you feel full! Your body takes 20min to register that you're full, so it's very easy to over-eat.
Don't forget those crunches - 25 each day this week!
Have a good day!