Hey there everyone!!! I am starting my 12 weeks tomorrow! Does anyone want to join me and we can support our group through out the 12 weeks? I am excited, nervous but I am ready to change to a healthier & better me!!!
Let's do this!!!
I will do it with you.
I did start my 12 week challenge also today. I did the BFL in 2000 with great sucess, since then ive been flitting from here to there with other things, i am 182 pounds and want to get down to 165 pounds, im a kiwi gal so i work in kg, so about 7-8kg.
I purchased myself a journal and have had a great day today. I am a fitness instructor and i want to "look" like a fitness instructor. I teach les mills rpm and bodypump so i will be using rpm for my cardio as i do 3 times a week and will be doing 2 upper body programs per week as well as my 2 bodypump classes. At this stage im not working legs as i need the endurance to keep my classes going but hey in a couple of weeks when things get started i might just bring one in.
Im excited, nervous and ready for it as well!!
I started today as well!! I am also a fitness instructor! I teach Zumba and I get so sick and tired of everyone telling me that Zumba instructors seem to "have more curves" These curves are going going gone!! I am ready to say "I am an aerobics instrustor" and have people believe it because of how I look! I have my goals written down and can't wait to follow the success of those on here! Rocking bodies here we come!
Sounds great newlywed!! im right with you! have you got the journal to follow or just doing it through the web site?
I had a great cardio yesterday, and have two classes today one which is bodypump which i am having as a weight training session also.
my goal today is to drink 2 glasses of water before each meal - yesterday i only did it for 3 meals.
Have a fantastic day everyone!!
I started today! So pleased to meet you all. I plan to do the challenge exactly the way it is laid out. I did it about 10 years ago for 3 cycles and had the best body of my life ... I don't have a ton of weight to lose (maybe 10-15 pounds) but I need to firm up and get lean and toned because with age, gravity kicks in and it isn't a pretty sight. I also need to force myself to drink water ... geez - I am terrible with that. Today I am so behind on my meals already!! It is 5:00 and I have only had 2 ... so I need to be more organized tomorrow. Upper body workout was great though!
Let's do this thing!! and I am pleased to have support
So I'm a bit late... I've only just joined the website and I'm starting tomorrow, but I think I'll tag along with you guys if thats ok.
Same here... I have wanted to be a part of the program for the past five or so years. I am starting tomorrow. I finally broke down and took my pictures just moments ago. I cried. I knew I had to take them tonight before getting started in the morning or I would have never done it. Good luck to everyone in the morning...
I live in South Africa and also started the challenge on Monday. I have not done the challenge before. I find it is exciting and scary all at the same time.
Don't worry LSUSVM I also cried when I saw my photos. I printed a few copies and stuck one on the fridge, one on my grocery cupboard, one in my purse and one in my car, in the hope of seeing them and remembering why I don't need those biscuits, chocolates and fries afterall.
I am embarrased to admit that I need to lose 20kg. (44 pounds) I have no idea how I let myself go so badly, but I am embarrased to see people and decline all social invitations as people have such a fright when they see me. One girl even asked me how far pregnant I was, I wanted to die, I was so embarrased that I actually lied and said 4 months - how horrible is that, I could not face telling her that I just gained so much weight after my divorce as I comfort ate myself to emotional health.
But that is all behind me now, soon I will be in tip top shape and sporting a new sexy bikini - hey and just in time for the South African Summer too.
Here is wishing all of you the best of luck and health with this challenge.
Please lets stay in touch as I think it is nice to know other people out there are on the same week/ challenge/ path as you. We can keep each other motivated and on track.
This is great that we are getting started together everyone!
LSUSVM - I totally know exactly what you mean... when I took my photos, I cried too... Just can't believe how far gone I let myself go.
DSBELINDA - Although I havent gone thru a divorce, I do know that I have turned down social invites b/c I am ashamed at how I look and yes, I too have had people come up and ask me how far along I am??? I cant stand the feeling!
Wait... I have more :)
EROSE - Welcome!!!
KARREN - yes, totally hear you about having a lot to lose however, I have more than double what you need to lose! Boo hoo!!! I am now at about 35-40 pounds to lose ... stinks. Gravity does stink and having 3 kids and being 42 and all doesn't help either. But, the kids are a blessing and believe me, I am glad to be 42, and proud of it. But, I just need to kick butt and train and eat well.
KIWIGIRL & NEWLYWED - so cool that you two are fitness instructors! At least you have the whole workout thing covered right?
You guys, this is great ... if we can stick this program out together, we will succeed. I was reading someother groups notes to eachother and noticed that week 5 or so they seem to drop down a lot. SO, let's stay focused and keep eachother ramped and going forward!
Personally, I have been eating better the last 2 days ... I have incorporated more fruit and salads. I love the Myoplex shakes so that has been easy. I'm actually having a hard time getting the workouts in. So, my promise to myself is to get up tomorrow mornign and get to the gym for the upper body workout.
Have a great day everyone!!! Is anyone entering the contest to win the $?
Phrywalker - Welcome along!!!
I started yesterday too. this will be my second try at it. Last time stress and daily living got in the way and only made it 6 weeks. This time I need to do this for myself!
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Me too! Late 40's - the body wants to change (not in a good way) ... For me, this challenge isn't about weight loss as much as just changing my lifestyle and I think I need some structure to get out of some very sloppy habits. I have been fit most of my life and these past few years I have let myself go ... eating the worst junk, drinking beer and wine whenever, exercising so sporadically that I am always in pain afterwards ... enough now!! ... I know that if I can just get back in the habit, I will feel so much better ....Today Day 2 - just did my cardio and I already feel better!!!
Good luck today everyone!!
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