what a great cardio workout! It seems so efficient, yet difficult.
I used my Garmin 405 heart monitor watch to set up work out heart rate zones and times. It worked out well, but I could not get down to level 6 after my level 9 in the one minute. Not sure what my max heart rate percentages should be at each leval.
Anybody else recording what they eat on myfitnesspal? my username is rschwieterman1 For me tracking food intake is key. I used to be on weight watchers, and logging food works for me. And now, instead of ww points, I get fat, carbs and protein info, which i like better.
Wow Bob, that is great work personalising your cardio with heart rate zones etc!! I have found portion sizes to be one of my biggest downfalls - especially at dinner time when meals are cooked :-( I find it pretty difficult keeping the size of my dinner serving the same as the other meals during the day.
However, on a positive note, exercise is going well - I can feel my weights class from yesterday starting to hurt and will be doing cardio tonight.
Great to see the support network growing with recipes / quotes etc
Good luck for the rest of day 2 all!!
I'm starting on 22nd (tomorrow)- It is my Lenten promise that I hope lasts a lifetime. But I am really lost. Where do I go from simply starting up?
Great swim today before work & so far so good on food. The temptation for me usually kicks in around Wed or Thur. Still too far from free day I suppose! One day at a time right?
Ksenko, as I read your post I wondered if you have Bill Phillips' book handy? That should provide some guidance and inspiration to help you through. I think coming here is a great idea too. It gives you a place to post your progress, questions, successes and frustrations. Best of luck to you!
Starting today but would love to stay on track with you guys here.. I need as much motivation and support as possible - my first challenge and very scared of failing out :-/
My best to all of you!
My journey: http://annakristina-bfl.blogspot.com/
Hey I am starting today as well.. only because I tried to start up end of Jan but got the flu and had a celiac disease flare-up. For me I know that simply starting up means making a date with the gym or whatever activity you do for fitness and keeping it... like making it an obligation you can't back out of.. that and being strict with the diet... I don't know how much that helps, but it's all I have down so far
I have had the book for years and have read it lots but never believed any of it. However now I have finished day 2 and im really looking forward to the next few weeks.
For the last couple of weeks i have been reading over parts that i didnt really understand and i think i have got it now.
I would recommend that you spare the time to plan your workouts and use the training sheets that you can print off from this site to log your progress. Also plan your meals so you know what you are eating and roughly when you should be eating.
Have fun and keep smiling.
Watch out going on dates with Gym, he is not much of a talker. In fact he can be a real pain in the rear if you have not been on a date with him in a while.
This is simple from the aspect of it being diet and exercise, which we all have heard throughout our lives. 6-meals a day can be tedious and following through with your 6-workouts a week can sometimes be difficult, but at least being on the boards keeps everyone a little accountable. We have a blueprint for success, now we just need to build the temple.
Haha, Gym is definitely not a talker - he just wants me to put out and that's it! Actually, it is the one place I can go without the dogs barking, the phone ringing, and any other disturbances that drive me insane when I am trying to have "me" time.
I have to say I absolutely HATE doing 6 planned meals a day. I tried it a few times before I started and it made me very frustrated. I don't like eating meals - I'm more of a grazer, and I hate planning. This is the absolute toughest part of the challenge for me. However, I do eat healthy - so it's not like I graze on junk food. I feel that the problem is my metabolism is shot from having celiac disease, so I think it will be the combo of intense, scheduled workouts and eating more frequently with the strict carb-protein ratio.
Hey guys. Glad to see everyone is progressing. I had a good cardio session today on the treadmill. I came so close to not doing it. I was really feeling lousy energy-wise. Headache after work, etc but I just did it and felt a lot better afterward. Just goes to show this is largely a mental journey. More than half the battle for me is just showing up! I hear u guys about the meal planning. I plan on drinking 2 premade EAS shakes per day, so I don't have to think about it
Woot! Woot! Day 2 Down! :)
Did really great with food today - a couple of distractions at the office, so my timing was off a bit - but only by about 30 minutes.
I hit the gym after work to do my cardio, got my heart rate of to 170 bpm - so I was breaking a sweat. Not sure I did it the right way, but I did it the way it works for me, setting the machine to intervals and adjusting resistance.
I came home and had a couple of triscuits, ok truth be told it was 10 of them - darnit! I was so hungry! I should really be eating my fifth meal around 6, but unfortunately I don't get home from the gym until 7pm.
Going to have my protein pudding before bed - and sleep like a baby. I still need to take my before photos - might do it tonight if I get the courage...eeek!
Great job team love seeing your posts!
I just started this week also. Would love to help motivate you. Will keep checking in on you. I am taking a 5 day trip starting Saturday and I'm very worried about going off the plan. It's so hard when traveling. Good luck!
Day 2 done! I am sore. I have a headache. Isn't this great? Haha. I love it. Getting healthy isn't easy but its worth it!
Morning, all. Just finished my D3 workout. Looking forward to
I'm sure more will come up. Got anything you're especially looking forward to today?
"If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly."
So far so good. Did my lower body workout. Other than not knowing what weight to start on it went very well. Next time it will be even better. I love my smoothie (Kale, lowfat plain yogurt, skim milk, strawberries and blueberries, ice) after each morning's work out.
I pack my lunch, so each day I enter all my food all at once in myfitnesspal. The food portion of this challenge is the more difficult for me.
To lose weight, I need to stop seeing my therapist so much........FOOD!
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