March 7, 2013 at 5:12 pm #10261
How do y’all Stay/Get fit? I am trying to create a fitness plan that expands beyond just walking and running.
MBrooksMarch 7, 2013 at 5:34 pm #10262
I struggled for years and years…alone.
Alone is a recipe for failure.
I got a Sadis… i mean Tortur… i mean TRAINER… 3 times a week… found a meal plan that worked for me… IT’s HARD but i’m getting REAL RESULTS!
Last summer, i went to buy some new jeans… grabbed a pair in my old size and they were too big…. by the time I found a pair that fit i was 6 inches smaller than my old size…. I was almost ready to cry…. almost…lol
And i found a group to train with and keep me honest…
Get some help, make the changeMarch 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm #10263
Oh, i also started doing crossfit…. love it but it’s hard too…March 7, 2013 at 5:47 pm #10264
I have been walking trails at the state parks with my friends. Its still just walking but at least there are hills and stuff. I am not sure i have a trainer in my budget. I may have to hit up one of my Super athletic friends for help.
Thanks,March 7, 2013 at 5:57 pm #10266
I run 4 miles twice a week, weight training four times a week, and rest on the 7th day.
If you need some advice or have a question, feel free to ask.March 7, 2013 at 7:21 pm #10317
I started working on fitness last August, I joined Weight Watchers, started eating better, and walking a few hours a day. Since then I’ve lost 90 pounds and I’m feeling really good! I’ve got a long way to go until I get to a healthy weight but I’m making good steps.
For me there are a couple key items that really help with weight loss:
1) Keep track of what you eat. This is the key feature of WW but I think it’s good for everyone, basically everything you eat you write down somewhere. There are a lot of apps and other things that can track calories or other stuff, but for me just having to write “2 candy bars” or whatever is a big detterent and keeps on the straight and narrow
2) Making exercise part of your day. It is really hard for me to motivate to go to the gym X number of days a week, I’ll find excuses or blow it off. Instead I started walking on my commute. I’d get off the bus a little early and walk the rest of the way, eventually I stopped taking the bus all together! Now I take a route home that’s intentionally out of my way so that I walk even further.
3) Don’t try to be perfect. I always hear people talk about starting weight loss by saying “I’m never eating junk food again” or “I’ll go to the gym every day no matter what.” For me that’s just setting myself up for failure. I know I’ll eat junk everyone now and then, or that there will be a reason I can’t exercise, and I don’t want my lack of perfection to discourage me!
Sorry for running on, I’m passionate about this topic. Good luck on your journey!March 7, 2013 at 7:35 pm #10325
Thanks so much you guys!March 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm #10346
I just started taking yoga classes in January, and it has got to be one of the best health decisions I’ve made in a very long time. I’m currently going three days a week, doing a combination of power yoga, which involves a combination of poses and resistance training, and yin, which focuses on stretches and improving flexibility. It’s been as good for my brain as it has been for my body, and combined with watching what I eat and riding my bike all over hell and high water, I’m losing weight, feeling more focused, and boosting my well-being to new heights. I can’t recommend it enough.March 7, 2013 at 8:45 pm #10347
If you’re looking for ideas on things you can use around the house, check out this link: http://www.renewedfitness.org/build-a-home-gym-with-less-than-fifty-dollars/March 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm #10349
Well at my job there are a lot of women they swear up and down Zumba especially with friends is enjoyable, and power yoga and some kind of hip hop dance exercise. They leave and come back gasping for air and sweating so looks like its getting the job done. A lot of them are losing weight.March 7, 2013 at 9:56 pm #10358
Eating little and often can help,your body doesn’t get to the point where you feel really hungry.Take exercise as well and it should help. Good luck on your quest.March 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm #10409
Thanks everyone! I have a lot of things at home and I am losing weight and stuff.. I went to the trampoline park last weekend. 10 minutes on the Trampoline is supposed to be equivalent to running one mile!March 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm #10413
reading all this …March 9, 2013 at 1:15 am #10447
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Since the kid was born, I’ve been going to the gym pretty regularly, they offer childcare so it’s an incentive, but honestly, I didn’t see any results.
So in January, the Mr. and I decided to change up everything in a major way.
Part 1: Diet
We’re doing what’s called “keto.” It’s basically Atkins or South Beach, in that you eat no more than 20g of carbs per day. Your daily intake should be about 65% fat, 30% protein, 5% carbs (by calories not by weight). I checked with my doctor and a nutritionist before doing this, so like with any diet change, check with your doctor, blah blah blah. Anyway, my typical day, I eat max 1200 calories, so I’m running a 1000 calorie deficit. That sounds drastic, but I was about 30 pounds overweight when I got started, so that’s where I need to be to lose weight at a healthy rate. So no pasta, no rice, no bread, no beer, and certainly no sugar. BUT, I get to have bacon for breakfast, rich cheeses for dessert, and homemade ice cream with Stevia. I’m not going to stay on the keto diet forever but I plan to stick with it until I reach my goal weight. Only then will I reintroduce a little more carbs (50-60g) and fruit.
Some keto resources:
Part 2: Exercise
Like I said, I’ve been going to the gym pretty regularly for a few years, but never lost a pound. Then I discovered strength training. Man, listen, I’ve never been this strong, not ever! My flabby arms are gone, I went from squatting just the bar (45lbs) in January to now squatting 150 lbs. Here’s the program. It’s called Strong Lifts and it’s a pretty standard strength training regimen. I like it because it’s free, it has an app, and he has videos to help with form. Some folks don’t like strength training for fear that it will make you bulk up. It certainly does increase your muscle mass, but remember, you’ll also drop fat.
I’m happy to answer any questions about this too, it’s been really great for me so I’m happy to share.March 9, 2013 at 8:16 pm #10459
Very helpful thread! Thanks, fam!
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