I haven't read it but I will take a walk over to B&N this week. I am walking during lunch (at least 45 min). In the morning I use the elliptical machine for a half an hour. And some toning and I have a punching bag. I am interested in Zumba, but I don't have any free time. I did put Wii Zumba on my wish list. LOL Don't know if it will help.
Originally Posted by LisaandJeff
Quote:Originally Posted by missgomes
Quote:Originally Posted by LisaandJeff
This thread is great! Thank you for posting. I lost motivation after finding out that I can't run anymore (who gets arthritis in the knees at 33??) and gained 15 lbs. I hope to lose it by my July 2011 wedding. Two pounds down so far, and heading to the gym right now.
By the way -- I LOVE the before and after picture idea. Thanks for sharing those!
What are you doing to lose weight?
At the gym (when I get to the gym -- that's the hard part!!), I ride the bike for 20 and do the elliptical machine for 20 to 30 minutes, then do free weights, planks, and ab work depending on how much time I have. Usually I only have time for weights or abs, not both. Hoping this will magically change somehow! The other thing that I am signing up for is called The Dailey Method (you can google it to see if it's in your area) which is like a really intense pilates class. It is HARD but really helps to improve tone. A similar program is The Bar Method, but I find that Dailey can modify their exercises in a way that works for my bad knees. Much to my fiance's dismay, I have also taken up Zumba. If you haven't tried it, you should! It is so much fun that an hour passes by without you even noticing that you're sweating!
As for my diet... I need to do a better job with portions. But for the last few months I have tried to eliminate anything processed or made with modified anything, in addition to cutting out all red meat and most dairy. Have you ever read Skinny Bitch? That book is amazing but not for meat lovers. If you can get through the politics, it definitely tells you in a factual yet funny way what is making us -- especially Americans -- fat. It inspired me to try to go completely vegan and mostly raw for a month, but it was HARD. I loved the way that I looked and felt (I had so much energy!) and so I might try it again before the wedding. But definitely after the holidays. In the meantime I am going to use that amazing website that you posted!
What are you trying?