Week one is down and good news...4 lbs. down. Woohoo!! I'm sure it helps that my body has gone from vaca mode to work mode! My goals for the week is to get my balanced meals in, eat more veggies, and continue with my am workouts. One week down yall!! Day by day, week by week. Have a fantastic week!
If you are looking for inspiration, clock on "my transformation" and see "Day 84 pics." The results are fantastic. Everything you would want and more. Even more encouraging, she followed the plan. That's it. Focus and discipline.
That's GREAT Melinda!! I'm down 5 1/2. I guess that's an advantage of being in a terrible shape when we started! lol I was so hesitant about a free day yesterday, I had to force myself to eat a little junk but I had a slice of pizza and a frozen yogurt. It's so counter-intuitive to do that when things are going so well but I know it's important.. I was just happy I didn't have to go to the gym because I am hurting. This week I am going to make sure I have half of my water in by lunch time. I paid a little last week with headaches. Have a great week!!
Where is that link? Not sure where you are speaking of.
One week in and I am blowing it. I need that inspiration right now.
Folks, it is so great to hear about some of your losses already! I have to say I am a little discouraged. I followed the workout regime to a T last week. I thought I did really well with the food too. We even cooked BFL recipes for dinner. I don't think I got 6 meals in all 6 days, but for the most part, the BFL eating style is pretty close to what I was doing before I started adding in the workouts. I don't think I was in the worst shape before starting this, but I would have loved to see a little more than a half-pound change on the scale. Maybe week 2 or 3 will be better for me. So, for those of you who may not have seen a bunch of loss this first week, I am in the same boat.
Also a discouraging Monday. I ate great, probably should have downed some more water, but I can't get to the gym tonight for my UBWO. My husband has an appt, daughter needed a bath, graduate homework is waiting...UGH! I suppose that means I will double up tomorrow with UB and cardio. Has anyone done this in the past? I assume it is ok--life happens, right? I hate Mondays...
If you are looking for the inspirational results, click on this link. Follow the threads as there is lots of good advice and photos. You will be amazed. This is in "my transformation."
How is everyone's week 2 winding up? I am really pleased with my focus and discipline to the program. Following it as much as possible "by the book."
I have been reading hussmanfitness.com.This is a great resource to understand the physiology behind the program. Explains why it takes a while to see results. I encourage everyone to keep the faith, it works.
Hey all, finishing up week 2 here. Working out is going great! My eating isn't perfect but it's going pretty good. I'm getting excited to do upper body twice this coming week. Lower body needs a break :).
I hope everyone has had good results so far, my wife is on here second go around, and the first time through, took her a few weeks to start really loosing the weight, so keep going strong, the weight will start coming off.
Week two and already feeling so much better! I lost 2.6 pounds this week!!! I didn't do my morning workouts like I should have, only once this past week, but I will get them in this week. I did work out in the evenings.
lw421. Don't be discouraged, any positive change is better for your body. Believe me, I am right there with you when it comes to crazy busy, just do what you can!
I feel great! Week 1 was tough since I was so out of shape but I can't believe how much I have been able to progress already. I'm already able to do so much more. I almost hate to say it but I am down 10 lbs (8 since BFL) and my clothes are so loose! Again, that is the huge advantage of starting off from being a completely out of shape, hot mess! : ) I haven't deviated at all and it is really paying off. i hope you all are enjoying your weekend!
I too started my challenge on the 23rd. I had originally started my C1 way back when, but fell off the wagon a few too many times and decided to start clean. I went about 9 weeks with pretty good results..but just couldn't keep it together. I want this one to be 100%!!!
Ending week 2 and feeling great. I am only down 2-lbs since I started, but I know I have put on some muscle, so staying steady at 2 pounds is a plus.
Good luck to everyone and keep up the good work.
p.s. I am also on the "Dream Team" from my first challenge!
Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!
Week 3 is here. Glad to be through the holiday weekend. Oddly today was tough to stick with the eating plan, but I did it. It will be good to be back to the routine.
Did a great track and bleacher workout this weekend. This was a fun and challenging way to get my cardio in.
Foods are prepared and lunches packed. From a previous challenge I know this is key to success in the week.
Hi! New to message boards, but thinking that this might be my "me" time, to gain tips, inspiration and support. I started Aug. 23 also. Not doing as well on the eating...travel, customer/social gatherings, missing meals...but haven't missed a work out yet. Down only about 6 pounds, was hoping for a bit more, and am anxious to see results. Definitely not sore like the first two weeks...wonder if I am working out hard enough without a partner/trainer...any advice?
So I started my BFL challenge on the 22nd of August... so I hope if you guys don't mind me joining your group. I am so glad to see everyone losing already!
I am a crazy mother of 3 and I think I was starting to suffer from hypoglycemia which is the main reason I knew I had to get myself in shape. In 2004 I weighed 257 lbs... slowly over the years I have brought my weight down to 181 (August 22, 2010 weight), but I still had lousy eating habits and started to get dizzy and sick when I didn't eat every 2 or 3 hours. I had a blood sugar spike and crash routine that wasn't working well for my overall health. I admit being at the beginning of week 3 I have really struggled with getting my blood sugar under control and haven't exercised like I should, because I have felt horrible moving into a lower carb, high protein diet. I have really lost weight and am feeling much better in the last few days.
Aug 22, 2010 181.0 lb (82.3 kg) 0.0 lb (0.0 kg) 0.0 %
Aug 26, 2010 174.0 lb (79.1 kg) -7.0 lb (-3.2 kg) -3.9 %
Sep 2, 2010 173.0 lb (78.6 kg) -1.0 lb (-0.5 kg) -0.6 %
Sep 5, 2010 169.0 lb (76.8 kg) -4.0 lb (-1.8 kg) -2.3 %
Now that I have my eating under control a bit, I am going to make sure I really stick with the exercise plan laid out for us. I'm sure I will have to do the challenge again because it took me so long to get in gear with the exercise... but I'm feeling better now that my blood sugar levels are under control. Woohoo!
Cant wait to hear more great stories from everyone!
Hopefully we can keep the motivation going!
Hey everyone! It's been a while since i've posted, but everything is going extremely well. I modified my schedule so my free day falls on saturdays (I'm in college, gameday eating is terrible on the body) and since day one I haven't missed a work out.
As far as progress goes, I started immediately seeing improvements.My weight loss is as follows:
On August 23, i weighed in at 233 pounds.
On August 30, I weighed in at 225 pounds.
On September 6, I weighed in at 218!
Aside from Myoplex, what other supps does everyone take?
I take 1000mg CLA caps (4x daily) and two OEP caps daily. I have them in a stack w/ my meals (2 CLA w/ meal 1, one OEP w/ meal 2, nothing w/ meal 3, 2 CLA w/ meal 4, and 1 OEP w/ meal 4).
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