In real estate it is location, location, and location is BFL it is diet, cardio and strength!
I am done with day 3 also! And I feel the change! I feel like, wow I ate that much! My Husband introduced me to this program a few years ago. He was a power lifter and trimed dowm from 210 to 185! No kidding! It was amazing. I loosely followed along with him and got into great shape! We had 2 babies the past 3 years and i'm ready to kick off the last 15 pounds! A note, the hubs fasted before am cardio and had a meal replacement right after weight training. He swears by the EAS meal replacements! Go us!
I am on the beginning of day 4. And really need to push myself now to 20-min-cardio.
Strength training feels just great afterwards - but after cardio you're just plain dead. And my legs ache from yesterdays lower body training.
It's so hard to today to push myself through, but I will do it!
I too am beginning day 4. Headaches seem to have gone. I feel wonderful - although thoroughly disappointed in myself regarding yesterday's lower body and abs. I was sore as Hades from the upper body but today nothing from the lower body. I don't know if I was performing the exercises wrong or not working hard enough or what. Anyway - since I've never been much of a weigh lifter - this first week is a learning experience for me - next week I'll know how to gauge better. I am the opposite of you Dennis- I love the cardio and then go ugh w/ the weight training, LOL.
You know sometimes legs take 2days to kick ya in the ***! Lunges are sneaky!
I hope the hec so! I almost feel like no pain no gain!
Any suggestions on how to rework the days ? Sat, Sun, and Tues are really good days for me to get to the gym ( two under 4yrs at home with me), and if a weekend day is a "free day", I'm worried I would really blow it, i.e= going out to eat, all the extras, second glass of wine, hubby who buys "treats" to be nice, but doesn't get it. If it's here, and I get stressed, I'm likely to eat it. I even have to buy the kids treats that they like, but I really don't like so I'm not tempted. If I free day during the week, I can control more of the eating and treat myself to something smaller that I'd really enjoy. I just can't figure out how to
"redo" my calendar. Any ideas?
BTW...... so glad to see everyone posting and moving right along. Maybe we should do a roll call on Saturday :)
I'd posted in the other 1 Nov group but this one looks more active! I started on 1 Nov too, with my partner. We live in NZ. I'm starting day 5 now and feeling good.
I still have times outside my 6 meals when I feel really, really hungry - like last night, in bed, trying to go to sleep I was so hungry I couldn't get to sleep. I'd eaten my last meal about 2 hours beforehand and drank a few glasses of water. Eventually I got up and had a half glass of orange juice just to get something in there so my stomach would stop bothering me. I guess I am just still trying to work out exactly how much I should eat and when. I don't want to accidentally under- or over-feed because that will hamper my results. Trial and error I guess :)
Hi Guys. This is my 5th day and I feel a little deprived, but I think I feel better. My problem is... today was upper body day and I barely eaked out what seemed to be easy a few days ago. It's like I'm weak or something, not sure why. Any ideas?? Also, when I did legs and abs, it seemed like I was going to be super sore the following day but I didn't get sore at all, I totally relate LouBear
I will be starting Nov. 7. I did the Challenge about 6 years ago with good results, but didn't use enough supplements. Then for some reason every time I tried to do a 2nd Challenge, I kept quitting, finding excuses. Months ago I started (again) but only followed the exercise portion, not the eating. No surprise, I got no results, just a tad bit stronger.
I've just read the "Champions BFL" book and spent the last 2 weeks prepping and researching for another Challenge, this time I will do it RIGHT! Even invested in more supplements that I've never tried like Betagen (surprised to find it on the shelf, thought it was renamed).
I'm very nervous also, afraid I will succumb to another excuse!
Hey Team November 1st,
OK Day 4 done!
I just finished my 20 minutes of Cardio on the elipitical. I was listening to some good tunes so I did another 5 minutes just at a snail's pace and just enjoying the endorphins coursing through my veins from the Cardio.
Todays entries seem to have a few of us struggling. Maybe because I did this once before and had great results I am doing pretty good because I know it works.
A couple of thoughts for all of us.
We all have different strength levels in our upper and lower bodies. I am stronger in my lower body than my upper I always have so I strubble with leg workouts but I feel great after a chest, back and arm workout. But we need balance for health and appearance.
The cardio is only 20 minutes which is really great. If you are struggling with getting motivated to do cardio just commit to 5 or 10 and once you are there the endorphins will kick in, you will get warm, the tunes will sound better and you will be half way done and you will wind up staying for the whole 20 minutes.
According to Bill and I belive it, diet is even more important than exercise. My understanding is that the average person needs about 15 calories per pound to maintain their weight if they are reasonably active. 10 to 12 if you want to lose weight. The beauty of the 6 small meals every 2 to 2 and half hours is that you don't have to count calories. But let's say each small meal is about 300 calories and if you had 6 @ 300 that is 1800 calories. If you divide 1800 by 15 that is enought cals for a person who wieghs 120 lbs. So if you are starving on six meals are you eating a fist size portion of protein and fist size portion of authorized carb and two servings of vegetables and one tablespoon of monosaturated oil a day?
If you are starving to the point that you can not sleep I don't think that is a good thing. My understanding is that our bodies have a millions of years old mechanism to hold on to fat if it thinks we are starving. So my suggestion is think about your 6 meals a day are you eating enough at each small meal?
It is so odd that in this program you actually need to eat more (often) to lose weight.
OK let me get off my soapbox. I appreciate all of you and your sincerity it is really motivating to get your posts.
I too found my stomach gurgling while trying to fall asleep when I did this Challenge before. I had realized it was 'cuz my body was SO accustomed to eating 2nd and 3rd supper, always right before going to bed. It was a nasty habit for years, and didn't realize I was doing that until trying this new lifestyle! But after awhile, it did go away when my body got on the eating track after a few weeks.
I would guzzle a tall glass of water with a few, only a FEW nuts. then I would picture the nuts expanding and taking up room from all the water in my stomach. It helped.
If you feel like the servings are too small, maybe try to add some more veggies or salad. If I am really hungry I usually do a protein-carbs-salad.
Salad (Tomato, cucumber, paprika, lettuce) with chicken stripes and a fist-size potato or a same amount noodles in it. A full meal and with the salad you get a pretty huge bowl to eat. Seeing this does not make you feel like you're on diet - even though you're still eating the same amount of carbs and proteins.
YAY! Day 5!!!! two more days and I've made it through 1 week! I've got to tell you guys, I'm soooo proud of myself! Last night I made a ziti for dinner(whole wheat ziti, fat free cheese, lowfat ricotta, sauce,tomatos, lean ground beef) with a awesome salad. I also made garlic bread for my daughter and it didn't even bother me! PLUS she made herself a pitcher of Margarita's and I wasn't even tempted! NOWWWW.... Garlic Bread and alcohol are two of my biggest weaknesses so today I am flying. My cardio was kicking last night also! I feel wonderful except for headaches I seem to get off and on in the afternoons - a couple tylenol and their gone though. I too haven't been able to sneak a 6th meal at all but everyday I keep hoping.
To Ojibwestyles - You were right - my legs started feeling tight about mid morning yesterday and today my abs are a little sore! Today is upper body - I feel more confident doing that and the cardio but I am working on it.
Thanks everybody - this forum has been a great source of information - and a wonderful place for inspiration!!!
Nice Job Loubear:) Have a great day everyone! It's almost been a week :)
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