I would not sweat not getting 6 meals a day in.. Just make sure you're taking in proper calories/nutrients. It's nice to spread your meals out but the calories/nutrients is what really matters. The whole 6 meals a day thing has actually been disproved and it's really a way for supplement companies to sell meal shakes/bars b/c a lot of people just don't have time to prepare 6 meals a day.
I also started on 5/2 - 4 days working out and I'm in so much pain, my calves are killing me - I can hardly walk, glad I'm not doing LB again until next week.
I'll start a new topic daily in the hopes we get some followers along the way. It will be a good way to check in and help keep all of us motivated. Any good ideas for a Team name?
Hi ABBY---how are you doing today?? I have had my third day!!! lost two pounds already, and have started to feel fitter already--how cool is that!!!
How about MOTIVATION TEAM NUMBER ONE--- I know not very unique--but hey easy to remember!!!
MOTIVATION TEAM #1 IT IS! I'll start a new post for it tomorrow morning.
I got all my workouts in this week, despite missing one in the beginning 'cuz I wanted to cook up meals instead. I made it up yesterday. It was so nice out, that I got in a jog after my UBWO. I've had stupid life problems come up all week that I always let distract me so I haven't hit any 10's, in fear of not focusing on my form and getting injured. Which made me think about the Body for Life for Women book again. In it, she states that women tend to ruminate (dwell and obsess over things way too much that we can't do anything about than we're already doing) and that is me!!! Even though I know I'm not supposed to ruminate on things, I still do and wonder if I'll ever be cured. I was doing good with the eating until 2 nights ago, I just couldn't take the stress anymore so I broke down and had ice cream and treats. Didn't make me feel better though. Doesn't make any problems go away.
Ice cream and treats!!!!---I KNOW IT IS HARD---BUT-----do what you can, and and whenever I feel tempted, I go into the fresh air and take ten deep breaths, and walk round and round very quickly swinging my arms round----find when I have done that I feel better, and my cravings have gone. If it is raining or cold, just go into another room and do it.
How was week one. This certainly is an adventure. Here's a brief summary of mine:
May 2 - heard about BFL an in particular 'your' challenge. On the spur of the moment committed to it.
Day 2 - went to shop to get book. After four shops and several miles walking 'found the book'
Day 3 - went back to my gym. Found out it had been sold several months ago. Strange no-one mentioned it as I have been paying for years ( oops my bad, habits of the past). Luckily same staff. Unfortunately their motto is " where everybody knows your name" and they still did so that was an hour of people saying 'hi, where have you been'
Day 4 - Went to buy EAS supplements. Found you can't get them in my town.
Day 5 - Measure up session at the gym with PT. Another hour of staff saying 'gee, your back, nice surprise ;-)". Body fat reading. PT put it very nicely by saying " we can get that down quite easily" suspect that is gym code for "Dood - your fat"
Day 6 - Flew to auckland for work. Found a shop that sells EAS. Yay. took out small mortgage on my house and bought lots.
Day 7 - first serious BFL work out in the gym.... Ouch. Now writing this on a computer because I can't lift a pencil (or raise my arms above my waist)
So..... All good. I'm a BFL'er.
Thanks to your challenge and everyone else's enthusiasm.
Every second counts!
Skinny Me -- way to go, and welcome!
Well, I haven't posted much this week due to lack of time, but was strong with my daily workouts and "pretty strong" with food. So I guess the goal this week is to be VERY strong with food AND exercise. Lost 2 lbs., 2lbs a week is my goal, so all is good.
Wishing everyone else a great week ahead!
Oh,. and I'm not so sure that the 6 meals p/week approach is mythical . . . .
6 meals p/day, that is. . . .
Hi, its san and my week went as follows:
Day 1: UB workout
Day 2:Cardio - aerobic dance/jogging/jumping jacks for my low/mid/high point (which nearly killed me by the way)
Day 3:LB workout
Day:4 feeling a bit of calf pain but still did cardio
Day 5: So much calf pain I can only walk on tip toes, skipped exercise.
Day 6: Still can only walk on tip toes and tryin to stretch it out.
Day 7: Can finally walk a little again, can't wait until my LB next week where I will take it much easier!
Food is ok, could be a lot better. I need to reduce the sugar a lot more. I've also completely reduced dairy prod and still going ok with that. I am still eating when stressed - I need to watch that and reduce it.
On to week 2!
Great job San! You have completed the hardest week! It will get easier as you get used to the exercises, your body gets used to the fact that you're exercising, and you get used to the food and knowing what to eat and when. Have you seen the 'Eating for Life' cookbook? It is wonderful and all of the food is fantastic!
I am a terrible emotional eater as well! Night time is the worst for me! Maybe we can be accountable to each other.
My week one sucked! I did good the first day and 1/2...until my friend bought me lunch at a pizza buffet! Didn't over-do it but 'undid' my self mentally, and of course the rest of the week was shot. Add a birthday party for my Grandma (she turned 91!) and Mothers' day...yada yada yada!! My biggest challenges are mental...eating and exercise are no brainers for me. I was ready to start week 1 over again but remembered something that Orrin had posted about climbing a ladder. If you don't know him yet look him up...he's a great inspiration! Anyways, I journaled last night (BFL Success Journal), have been following my eating plan so far today, but haven't moved much. Went back to bed this morning (which is an issue for me)...BUT...I am going to go workout very SOON!
Take care all and make it a great day!
Sorry...the post was about 'Stairway Theory' and BryanL posted it...
"I was just walking up the steps to my office and I kinda tripped a little and an analogy just came to me. Imagine a BFL challenge as a flight of stairs. Each step represents 1 day of the challenge. There are 84 steps to the top. If you stumble or trip a step or two on a staircase you wouldn't go back to the bottom and start back up the stairs again? So why do some of us restart a challenge when we mess up a few days and fall down or lose focus? Just pick yourself up and keep moving upwards till you reach the top."
On day 2 of week 2 and things are still going strong! Have not weighed myself since last monday and plan to Wednesday. I feel better tho and clothes fit better already!
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