I did LBWO today that was wimpy or with bad form, or both. Not very happy with it... Oh well, I guess that's bound to happen from time to time.
Keep it up Mythmere. You are doing well. I notice my timing is getting slightly better everytime. I wish my treadmill at home was working though. It broke hard.
Look on the bright side about the treadmill -- it's a good story, because you can either tell it with the "I worked out so hard it broke my treadmill" angle, or you can exaggerate your starting point with "I was so big I broke my treadmill, but look at me now!"
I have to go to a convention for the next 4 days ... going to do as much as I can do, but some things might just be out of reach ... like dumbbells for Friday... Food I think I can manage, if I have time to get to a grocery store. Celery, cottage cheese, and yogurt can go a long way.
There is an article...in the blog IIRC, that has tips on BFL on the go. Good luck my friend and again, keep it up.
Whew, I'm back. Total fail on keeping with the program, but I'll start in again tomorrow with the cardio. It's not that I ate badly; in fact, I didn't eat enough. I didn't sleep enough, and I didn't exercise. But I can get back on track tomorrow and proceed.
Did everyone disappear, by the way? I expected there would be lots of new posts by now.
Hi Mythmere. Yeah, I don't know. Either people have quit BFL or just quit posting on the website. I'm still going strong. I had one fail last Thursday, popcorn at the movie theather (quite a bit as I recall), but other than that I'm still going strong. Haven't been able to do my aerobics first thing in the morning as my home treadmill died. Oh, I did start getting some knee pain, probably from the running, so I switched it up and did the stationary bike for a few days. It's tougher than it looks.
Hi, just checking in. I'm still at it. On a business trip with hubby. Committed to the plan. The hotel we are at doesn't have sufficient weight equipment, but has a deal with a gym across the street for $5 pass. Will try it out.
Not really seeing huge changes; I guess I won't for awhile. I don't have much to lose, but I really want to shed some of this body fat.
Hopefully, by week six I'll see some more imorovement!
im on week 4, i just want to fast forward to week 8!
i feel like im plateauing and thats when my mind gets messed up! i know i must just perservere!!!
i really go mad on my free days. not necessarily sweets and junk but just eat so much!
is that going to hinder me?
Everyone says that the guys show results faster but with no sudden jumps, whereas women seem to suddenly start seeing LOTS of results at/around week 8.
I've never heard anyone say that the free day holds you back. Granted, the champions generally seem to have used a free "meal," but my guess is that it's important to eat whatever feels -- to you -- like a comfortable amount on free day. Trying to tweak this particular program by assuming that more-is-better (eg., dieting on free day, or extra cardio) isn't a good idea.
I'd say, go as mad as you want on those free days. If you follow the program, you'll get results. They will vary by individual, but it's also a durable program that doesn't totally implode if you fall off for a couple of days. The free day is part of that program; don't try to make it harder than it is. :)
There is no way to lose more than an average of about 3 pounds scale weight per week without negative effects of some kind or another. If for no other reason, you want your skin to shrink in pace with your size, or you'll have flabs of excess skin. As a marathon runner, believe me when I tell you that rapid weight loss isn't "a problem I'd like to have." :) I could strip off lots of pounds very fast by running (gained them after surgery) but I'm using BFL to rebuild my health, not running. Rapid weight loss is neither healthy nor attractive, much as one might think otherwise.
We are starting week 5, woohoo! I'm still not sure how it will all work out in the end, but I'm still keeping with the program. The scale says I lost two pounds. Still looking for more noticeable results. Waiting for those thigh results.
Oh, adding 10 extra minutes of moderate cardio at end of HIT cardio on week 4. May try adding 30 min moderate cardio on free day week 5
Just got back from the UBWO. Tired. Yesterday we did a 15K trail run; my wife was having some difficulty and we ended up mostly walking it, which was a bit of a shame. Nevertheless, my son took first place in the under 19 age category, so that was awesome. We were still waaaaaay back in the woods when he crossed the finish line, though. :)
I changed up the types of exercises I was doing for this UBWO, so I don't know if I was showing much improvement over last time, but I will shift back for the next session and see how it's going. Then back again, probably.
I need to get some gloves. The dumbbells are starting to tear my hands up as the weight increases -- probably because of changing the exercises, in particular.
That's it for now. Soon I have to check and see if my UB has gotten as strong as KO's was when he started. :)
I love the posts for meals and work outs esp. given the extensive note you all have. I am just starting the program. I have completed a 1/2 program about 5 years ago to lose some pregnancy fat and it worked great. Unfortunately I got derailed by a lingering separation and divorce. :-(
I have felt very self conscious about the way my body has developed over esp. the last 2-3 years and was shocked last week about how horrible, horrible my stamina and strength has gotten. I have always been an athlete and have always been proud about being able to rely on my body as a great tool and machine supporting anything I needed to get done. I feel this is all gone now and when I realized that I had a bit of a hard time keeping it together. I want to get back in shape so I can feel I can trust in my body, have it available to me when I play with my son, when I need to get things done, or when I just want to challenge it.
I am on day 3 now and have in my mind done a really good job sticking to a meal plan and getting at least the weight days in. I am and will be struggling with the cardio however. Yesterday I got very de-motivated when a work out companion cancelled on me. I did not get a good cardio in. By the time I "got over it" I was drained, tired and started having a head ache. I did however get motivated to take my dog out for a good 60 min walk (pretty brisk walk). I am proud that I at least did that and I am sure puppy appreciated it. LOL
My big concern is that it appears I have been gaining 2 lbs since I started 3 days ago. Is that common\normal?
Am I doing something wrong or do I need to just have faith and work through this?
I think 2 pounds in 3 days is just a fluctuation. Give it another week before worrying. I don't think it is common to gain weight early in the program, but I have definitely seen some people mention gaining small amounts of weight. It is VERY, VERY common that people do not see significant downward changes to their scale weight until much later in the program. One sees this comment all over these forums. I would not worry about your scale weight until much later unless it is clear that you are gaining weight steadily. I wouldn't worry about it at this time.
My guess is that you weighed yourself at different times of day? That could account for a 2 pound difference.
Thank you Mythmere for your response. I try to weigh myself at around the same time in the mornings. However I realized I do not always eat my last meal at the same time. This morning I was back down a pound. I think I really need to just get rid of that scale and find other ways to measure it. I am not a gym member but am working out at home. Do you have any suggestions where I could go to measure body fat (horrifying thought right now though... blargh!) sort of cost efficiently?
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