Ugh...I've hit a wall.
Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:00 AM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:30 AM
I will check out those videos that you girls recommended. They look like they'd be hard but a ton of fun!
I am definitely gonna change my workout routine. I spoke with my trainer about it and she said she would come up with something "challenging".
As far as diet is concerned...I actually went to my local health food store to pick up some protein and started talking with a nutritionist there. She is going to come up with a meal plan for me that will guarantee 2-5 lbs loss a week.
Thanks Anita for reminding me that it isn't just about the number on the scale but that I should also be focusing on my inches lost as well. Sometimes I become so concentrated on the scale...that I forget to look in the mirror and see how much my body has changed!
Thanks again everyone.
Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:08 AM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:03 AM
So...I took a week off, I didn't go crazy with my food but brought my calories up to around 2400 - 2700 and didn't work out very much. (Maybe 5 times as opposed to 12 or 13).
After that week I kind of kept up the slower pace. Once in a while I'll hit the gym twice a day but it's more like 6 days a week now. I alternate lifting and cardio and spend about 90 minutes each trip.
It totally worked! My total loss is just over 50 pounds. I'll probably never drop that last 5 or so pounds - I seem to have a 7 - 10 pound range I move around in depending on what time of the month it is but I'm really at a great weight and size and if I did a body fat measurement I expect I'd be hovering around 20 - 22%.
My conclusion is that the closer you get to your goal the harder it is. When your body get's so used to all the hard work sometimes it just stops performing and you're overtraining. For long term maintenance it's hard to keep up a crazy workout schedule so eventually you'll want to find a routine you can incorporate on a regular basis in the future.
So don't beat yourself up-you've lost a lot of weight already girl!!! Just don't give up, you'll make it. Congratulations on the progress so far.
Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:29 AM
Also, I've recently discovered the Wii Fitness Coach. I can't run anymore due to an ankle injury, and the Fitness Coach is great! It takes 30 minutes to set up a profile, and determines which area you need to focus on. You can do 15, 30, 45 or 60 minute work-outs depending on your schedule, and it changes the routine every time you do it, so adds a lot of variety. Maya, the fitness coach, asks you once in a while how you're doing, and if you answer "no sweat", she'll up the challenge the next time around. I got it yesterday and already have done 2 work outs. I'm loving it! Obviously, if you don't have a Wii, that may not be helpful, but if you do, it may be a good idea, just to help you add variety to your work-outs. While the Wii Fit is fun, I definitely did not find it helpful to lose weight, while the Fitness Coach is much more of a challenge. My girlfriend lost 35 lbs using it!
Posted 30 July 2009 - 01:34 PM
Whenever I hit one, I try to remember that it's my opportunity to dig deep and find out how bad I really want it. Hang in there and before you know it, you'll have a great weight loss week and be back on track.
Good luck! I'm sending good vibes your way.
Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:23 PM
Posted 10 August 2009 - 04:25 PM
I finally got so fed up that I bought P90X and enlisted my FI to do it with me - I've NEVER gotten results like this and so fast. People can't even believe it, I had abs visible within month one (I've never seen my abs before this!!!)
I heard Chalean Extreme is really great for blasting fat and since I finish my 90 days of P90X next week I'm going to buy Insanity by Beachbody, it's extreme exercising and burns up to a 1,000 cals be day!!!
Cutting out carbs a week before your wedding will help you slim down as well, don't cut out all of them, just have one 200 calorie serving per day of something whole wheat, grain etc.
Good luck, you've still got time, you can totally do it!
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