HgDaisy- Congrats on the willpower! It really is great...I don't know if I could have done what you did.
Just stepped on the scale at the end of week 2...lost 1.8 pounds this week..>WAHOO! My goal is to lose 10 lbs, so this is HUGE. I was doubting this program during the week but now I think I really am going to stick with it. The results are worth all the planning!
How are all our other MMB's?!
:) Free day anyone???
i had great week two so far. Friday is my day off. I pigged out on cheese and sweets on Friday. I bought them on Thursday and touched none till Free Day. This to me is a breakthrough lol.
Anyway, I weighed myself and I lost half a pound in two weeks. But I am not bothered about weight. I can see minuscule changes on my body already and my jeans are looser around the thighs.
I am lifting weights like crazy and I am loving it. I did 264 lbs on my leg press and looking to do take it up by 5-10 more pounds this week. I did 77 lbs on my chest press, which is amazing compared to nothing more than 20lb two years ago and complete inability to lift the bar without weights.
I walk fast on the treadmill, and finish with one minute sprint at 9 miles per hour. But the total I complete in 20 minutes is 1.9 miles. I am not able to do better cardio as my hip has a recovering injury on it, and the stationary bike doesn't get me going. But obviously I will need to develop better cardio in light of hgdaisy's impressive cardio that puts mine to shame. lol
One other change I am seeing in two weeks is my free days. I am not able to overeat any more. My body is getting used to eating on "intervals". Everything I ate on Free Day, I used to down it in two or three huge meals. On my first free day I did the same thinking my body will handle or even this is what my body is waiting for. I felt sick. This Free Day, I just couldn't. I had six naughty meals.
I visited a friend I hadn't seen in 3-4 weeks and she said I look a bit more "trim".
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I am glad that this team is still going strong. I am seeing good results and I physically and emotionally feel great. One of the quotes that keeps me going is, "do you want to be the same in 12 weeks or different?" DIFFERENT!!
I stumbled upon a good cardio workout lol. i was doing the third round of level 8 on the treadmill and i started to feel painful tension building up in my lower calf. I stopped the treadmill to stop and call it a day. then I thought why not jump on the bike and see if i can continue. I did. The tension in my calf was gone but i felt the bike is not really taking me to where I want. I did a round of level 6-9 on the bike (9 was not getting my body going like the treadmill anyway). I came off the bike, tension completely gone. I jumped back on the treadmill and did one last round from level 6-10 finishing with an all out sprint (my sprint is maybe like a fit person's lazy run lol). My body heat soared! I never sweated like this before. And because I used two different machine I was not as bored as I usually am.
Heheheh.... I am doing that today...
I bought a bikini two sizes smaller and put it on for my before photos. ehem, let's say it looks 10 sizes smaller and won't work lol... back to the gym.
Ruby: I saw your post and wanted to find out when eveyone's start date was? I started May 31st and am in my 2 second week. If I'm on the same track as everyone would it be ok for me to join the MayModBods (love the name btw).
Its great to read all the great responses!
I think we started at May. I am on the third day of week 3 but joined the group anyway. Of course you can join us. This program doesn't get easier as time goes on lol.
The group here has been of great help!
Welcome, Brittany! I started 5/23. Everyone in our little group started sometime in May, so of course you're welcome to join us. It's nice to pop on my email account and see emails from group members. I fear we may have lost a few folks, but the rest of us are hanging in there. What is your goal? (weight loss? build muscle? improve cardio? all of the above?)
Thanks for the welcome guys! I'm super excited to be doing Body for Life. My boyfriend is highly recommending it! I consider myself the skinny fat girl of sorts so I think this will be good for me. d.
HGdaisy- I'm definitely doing this for the weight loss and over muscle toning. What about you? How did you get started?
I've never been this motivated about my diet before, so I'm definitely in this for the long haul. I really want this to be a forever change in my lifestyle. If I can quite smoking (going on 4 years now), I can definitely take charge my bad food decisions and lack of exercise!
Currently, I'm on Week 2 and I'm doing Oo-k! lol. Not to be odd man out but... I'm breaking the book rules a little- free day starts Friday night and lasts til Saturday night. My bf said when he was doing BFL that he extended his free day from Friday night to Sunday night. I'd rather stay closer to the book but not totally give up on the weekend (plus Friday night and Saturday is the only time I get with my family.)
I've been using Oxygen Magazine for exercise references as well as the Womens Health app on my iphone. Mixed with the book I've really got a great library of different moves for each body part. How bout anyone else? Any exercise tips or tricks? I'm still in the mode of feeling like everyone stares at me when I go into the gyms so I do try to do somethings at home ( i have 5-45 pound weight set, exercise bike and ball.)
Looking forward to connecting with everyone!
Congrats to everyone on your achievements thus far and for sticking with this!!!
Welcome Brittany. I also started on May 23. And so far so good!!!
I know I shouldn't, but I keep checking the scale and it hasn't moved. Still at 158. Which is down from 164 when I started. But I have noticed that I don't have as much fat to pinch anymore!!! I am not worried about the numbers, I know muscle weighs more, but I am always curious to see what the scale will say. I am more interested in losing inches. I tried on a pair of pants in the store the other day and I am already down a size. Didn't bother buying them as I hope to drop a few more sizes. :)
Well, WLDR_GRL, at least your numbers are DOWN. I have gained two pounds in three weeks. My pants are looser at the hips and thighs though.. But gaining?! Ah well... it keeps getting better and better lol
I am !! Day 10 >)
WLDR_GRL! Thanks for the welcome! Thats awesome how well your doing! I can't wait to retire the "fat" pants that are now my daily staple!
I've been having a slightly shaky start to the diet. Since I'm in my second week I think it'll just take some time and getting use to. I keep finding the things that I think apply to the food list actually don't. Ugh! My food isnt horrible though just not sure its right were it should be.
Exercise amazingly is no problem for me. I've been doing in the morning as the book states and I find myself at home at night wishing I could do more!
Hgdaisy! Thats awesome! I'm so proud of you for demonstrating such a strong restraint. I will definitely keep this in the back of my head next time we have family over. Rather than giving up a free day, cooking a small plate for yourself is perfect.
Today is the last day of week 3. I'm totally bummed out at what I did this week. The workouts are good but not great. I messed up eating for three days in a row because of lack of proper planning in advance for a hectic work schedule that went haywire.
I increased my portions, ate something I shouldn't be eating in a first place more than once - white rice :o((. I bought myself a Pandora bracelet at the start of BFL and for every week I complete well, I buy one Pandora bead for the bracelet and put it around my wrist. I have two beads I am wearing with pride. Now, I am not sure i deserve the third. :o(
I also wind up feeling stiff everywhere after the workout. I do 30 minutes of stretches after every workout and they are not enough!!! I am looking into taking up yoga maybe it will help. I am suffering from several injuries on my right lower body and have to baby them into exercise. I am not happy with my cardio either. My 10s are my 9s. i am too scared to go to 10 again. On the first cycle, when I hit my 10s I revived ALL the injuries on my right side.
I will absolutely hate it if I finish this cycle to find that no major changes happened. Now I am stuck between the possiblity of mediocre results if i don't do more, and the possibility of injury if I do. BAAAAH.
Ruby4444 - I'm not going to kid myself here. What I lost was water weight. I was lucky if I got in 2 cups of water a day (not counting the water in the 8 cups of coffee I was drinking).
And remember that muscle weighs more than fat! It will come. In week 8 apparently. :)
Brittany - Let me know if you need help with the diet. I was on a candida diet for 8 months once that was way more restrictive than this one. So Im good on that front.
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