Have you exercised today?
Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:36 PM
I promise you that I just got my butt up from my desk and grabed a Slim-Fast Optima drink to have for my dinner!
OK but I need more info about the brand of Protien Oatmeal or Bar you buy. What is the specific brand and where do you get it? And what multi-vitiman is concidered "good?"
I have been doing really good on the exercise part since thanksgiving but the food hasn't been so terrific. I know that I have a little more that 3 months to go so it is now or never time for me....how much do you ladies think is a reasonable about to loose between now and 07/07/07? I want to set a realistic goal! Advice please....
Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:46 PM
I would love to lose 50 pounds by the wedding, but would be happy with 30!
We'll help keep you motivated, check in with us every time you want to eat something bad, and we'll talk you out of it!
Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:53 PM
As far as the water, let me just tell you if you told me a year ago I would only be drinking water, I would have laughed in your face. But, after about two months of forcing myself, I swear I refuse to drink anything else. I have gotten a Sobe, which used to be my favorite, one time and couldn't get through half of it. Just force it in the beginning and you will feel a million times better. I hated water with a passion, thats my biggest break thru.
As for the vitamin, just make sure it is specifically for women and is a full multi vitamin. Look for evidence that it is getting into your system (urine turning bright yellow) because only about 30% of vitamins work because their casings are so thick it doesn't dissolve in time for the vitamins to relase before your body flushes them. I use Optimum Nutrition- Opti-Women. They are very inexpensive and I have noticed a huge difference in the way I feel.
I hope this helps. Although I am not where I want to be, I feel great and I know that even though it won't be before the wedding, I will reach my goal.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 10:02 PM
Posted 24 March 2007 - 10:23 PM
Posted 24 March 2007 - 11:14 PM
I went to the gym yesterday for about 2 hrs and my ass is SO SORE from weights. I'm going tomorrow to lift/stepmachine.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 11:20 PM
Oh, omg and one more thing I learned about a month ago that I would have loved to have known: you are probably working out too hard. Your body has a target heart rate in which it burns fat. You can find yours by doing a google search and is by weight, height and age. It is usually between 140-150, mine is 150. Anywhoo, if you go above that your body will not burn fat. It thinks because you are over exerting yourself that it is in survival mode and starts to conserve energy... and what is the number one thing that uses energy, burning fat! So, a lot of the time when you are running or really working out hard, your heart rate will be so high you aren't burning fat, it is only working on your stamina. I wear a heart rate monitor at all times now (most machines have somewhere to hold or a band to put on) and try to stay right at 150, and literally sometimes I have to walk slow on the lowest level. Doing it this way makes it very easy to go for the minimum of 20 minutes a day too. Knowing this months ago, there is no telling where my results would be and I would have saved a lot of breaths. Just wanted to share.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 11:40 AM
Posted 26 March 2007 - 12:02 PM
I'm waking up every morning and running for 30 minutes then doing weight training. One day upper and the next lower. For lunch I eat something at my desk, something light. I go power walking downtown for my lunch hour. Then when I get off I've been doing abs and any extra things that need to be done.
We can all do it, just need to motiviate each other.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:34 PM
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