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#1711 Opice34

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    Posted 14 May 2008 - 12:51 PM

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    Worked out with my trainer for 30 minutes. He made me run around the building a few times. He ran along with me and kept on yelling it takes 3500 calories to burn one pound. Nothing like some motivation.
    It takes 3500 calories to burn ONE POUND!?!? OMG that's depressing!

    #1712 Amy&Andy

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      Posted 15 May 2008 - 02:09 PM

      Ok gals....i'm reaching out and asking for some help
      I feel like I do all the right things with diet and exercise, but I still have a few trouble spots that are really bothering me. FI thinks I'm being really too picky about my body....and that is probably really true; but I want to look tip top in my pics. I know plenty of you would roll your eyes at me complaining about my body....but you know we are always so hard on ourselves....and the grass isn't always greener.

      I seem to be "fleshy" on my tricep area no matter how much I work them. I do all of the good tricep exercises....dips, kickbacks, rope twists....seriously I do them all, but still don't have that "thin upper arm" thing going. I even showed my FI in certain lights it almost looks dimply...and he had the audacity to say, "oh wow I never really noticed that." Uhm yeah I about really wanted to smack him. Not what a girl wants to hear about things you are self conscious about. Also.....I gain ALL of my weight on my stomach. I am overall really thin, but still have the little pooch on my lower tummy. Some mornings I wake up and it looks flat, some days it just really sticks out. I'm thinking that is just genetics because my mom has it too, and she has always been tiny. Do I just up my cardio to get rid of overall fat? Do I increase my weights? I'm worried about making the arm area bigger...not thinner....what do you all suggest? Help, because I'm really worried I don't have time to fix those areas before the big day!

      #1713 seaprincess

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        Posted 15 May 2008 - 02:26 PM

        As a kinesiologist and exercise physiologist, one of the most common questions and biggest complaints is the 'pooch'...unfortunetly, genetics plays into to some degree. Everyone will have areas that are more likely to hold onto any fat you have than others. It is impossible to 'target' fat loss, the only way to lose fat is to burn more calories that you consume and your body will burn fat for energy - but it decides from where! Bummer, I know! Weight training is crucial because apart from toning, the more muscle mass you have the more energy you burn. So keep targeting your tri's and abs! Increase your cardiovascular and high energy activities while maintaining your weight training routine. Sometimes you need to shock you body into shape - so try something new that you haven't tried before so challenge you cardiovascular system and muscles in a new way. Try spinning to burn more calories in less time (super intense workout) and try swimming (backcrawl) to target your triceps in a different way as well as tone your entire body while challenging your cardio. Good luck!!
        Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

        #1714 seaprincess

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          Posted 15 May 2008 - 02:28 PM

          This week:
          Mon - 1 hour dance/cardio class
          Tues - 1 hour full body weights, focused on upper body - chest, traps, bi's, tri's and delts
          Wed - 1 hour of yoga for stamina and strength
          Tonight - 1 hour of cardio - haven't decided what
          Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

          #1715 Angel

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            Posted 15 May 2008 - 02:35 PM

            I still haven't worked out. It's been about a week.
            I need some motivation ladies!!!

            #1716 LisaG

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              Posted 15 May 2008 - 02:59 PM

              I walked/jogged for 20 minutes and did bi's & tri's last night. Woo hoo!

              #1717 Yari

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                Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:22 PM

                Did elliptical for 30 minutes then met with my trainer for another 30 minutes.

                #1718 amyrak

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                  Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:03 PM

                  I walked at work and then did the Biggest Loser Power Sculpt workout again since my thighs healed from Monday :) It was a little easier this time....NOT!

                  #1719 monicabrandon2008

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                    Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:44 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by amy&andy08
                    Ok gals....i'm reaching out and asking for some help
                    I feel like I do all the right things with diet and exercise, but I still have a few trouble spots that are really bothering me. FI thinks I'm being really too picky about my body....and that is probably really true; but I want to look tip top in my pics. I know plenty of you would roll your eyes at me complaining about my body....but you know we are always so hard on ourselves....and the grass isn't always greener.

                    I seem to be "fleshy" on my tricep area no matter how much I work them. I do all of the good tricep exercises....dips, kickbacks, rope twists....seriously I do them all, but still don't have that "thin upper arm" thing going. I even showed my FI in certain lights it almost looks dimply...and he had the audacity to say, "oh wow I never really noticed that." Uhm yeah I about really wanted to smack him. Not what a girl wants to hear about things you are self conscious about. Also.....I gain ALL of my weight on my stomach. I am overall really thin, but still have the little pooch on my lower tummy. Some mornings I wake up and it looks flat, some days it just really sticks out. I'm thinking that is just genetics because my mom has it too, and she has always been tiny. Do I just up my cardio to get rid of overall fat? Do I increase my weights? I'm worried about making the arm area bigger...not thinner....what do you all suggest? Help, because I'm really worried I don't have time to fix those areas before the big day!

                    Sounds like seapincess gave some great advice. I just wanted to say I feel ya! I have always been thin but my lower tummy and arms rarely ever change no matter how much weight I lose. My Mom is the same so genetics definitely does it for me. I bet you look fabulous and try not to be so hard on yourself.
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                    #1720 LisaG

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                      Posted 16 May 2008 - 08:43 AM

                      I did the stairs for 20 minutes and chest & shoulders last night.




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