Good cardio day. Almost made my 10. Next time and then up a level. Finally feeling like I am close to breaking that "inner shell" - at least for cardio. The sweat is finally starting to pour out. Already thinking about running (instead of fast-walking at higher pitches) on the treadmill. Would love to whoop that 7 minute mile. After I get me knee checked out next week, it might be time to start. Onward.....
Hi Everybody- this is Bob from the Great NW. You seem to have an active thread, so I would like to join in with you. I started yesterday, so I will be a week behind the group...but i am sure that after a few more weeks, it won't make that much of a difference! I have done a few of these BFL challenges, the most successful being in 2010. I have found that doing cardio on M.W. F. and weights on Tu.Th. Sat works the best for my schedule, but that is the most I monkey with the challenge as it is layed out in the book. I truly believe that keeping it simple works for me...but, as is pointed out in previous paragraphs, I still have to DO it!
Had a good UB weight session today...gonna be sore for the next week or so! Welcome to a new body!
Ok... having a rough week! Weather is causing some issue here - ice & cancelling classes and closing Y. I may just have to restart next week! Not a big deal, eating good!
I am on my 3rd Challenge and I keep reading a lot about weighing in - I don't recommend it, but take good measurements & have your bodyfat % checked! It will be a roller coaster ride.... I went from a size 10 (tight) jeans to a size 6. Lost 10% BF and 15lbs (14 in my 1st challenge)! If the scale doesn't motivate you - toss it or hide it! I really enjoy this program and follow it even when I am not in a challenge. Nothing changes until something changes...... Good luck and stay focus & of course plan!
Tonja, life happens and there will be times where you will not have a perfect week. I don't think it's a good idea to start over next week. Do what you feel is best for you but if every time something happens to derail a day or two, will you always restart? A great example a BFLer (BryanL) gave was this...have you ever tripped walking up a flight of stairs? If so, did you go all the way back to where you started to walk the stairs again until you didn't trip? Think about that. Continue on from where you are. Eating is the most important thing and you have that under control so if you can't make it to the gym, do what you can at home. A great resource for finding exercises you can do at home is this website http://www.muscleandstrength.com/exercises/main.html. Plenty to choose from and lots that can be accomplished with body weight. Hope this helps. Good advice about the scale. :-)
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I can belived I am doing so great, I am so happy, I star feeling more energy, I just feel so good. Have a great week everybody and remember that you can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and No excuses!!!!!!!!
Hey all! Had a great cardio day. I HATE running but I really felt like it. My 10 was only a 5.0 on the treadmill but that I feel like that is pretty good for me. I hope to have my 10 up to a 5.3 by next week. I was having a bad day at work and all I kept thinking was "I can't wait to get out of here and beat the crap out of that treadmill!" WOOT!
Just belted out my cardio, def reached a 10, heart rate over 190bpm, couldnt have gone another second. Eating spot on!
I feel like im in such a good headspace at the moment, everything is falling into place!
Keep going everyone!
Got the heart rate checked in. Will be receiving the report at the end of week. Hope it will be good news. Will hit the treadmill tomorrow though.
Yesterday is gone, tomorrow hasn't yet come, we have only today, let us begin. --- Mother Teresa
Completed my up body workout and am starting to see some great definition around my shoulders and arms....
:) I'm really enjoying this challange
Sharon Wonder Woman -fantastic transformation video on your profile page!! I'm inspired by you!!
Welcome to the thread Bob...
I want to wiegh but I'm scared I will get discouraged. I feel so much better eating and working out like this. I absolutly love lifting weight.
I get scared to weigh in too, thought is was just a shallow insecurity! LOL. I'm glad I'm not alone. I really do appreciate this group, very motivated and ya'll keep me on track because I feel like if I sneak in anything, I will have to confess and might get "stoned" like in the biblical days. LOL Keep up the great work! We can do this, we truly can.
Weighing in is something I'm not sure if I should stop doing because it's been less than motivating - I really have not dropped any weight - at the same time it's only been a week - I definitely feel better about myself - and feel healthier. So for now that might be measurement enough for me.
My main challenge as I've stated many times is not the exercise part - I love the weight-lifting, (a little less the cardio but I'm happy with myself afterwards =]) my issue is the motivation and visualizing myself but even more the eating part- portions mainly and slowing down when I eat. Looking at Rufus27's list of his food yesterday - I'm not at that level yet - maybe someday - I'm still within the BFL boundaries but I think my portions might be a bit much. Preparing everything on Sunday and putting it in containers and then making a menu for the week def. has helped. I just need to think about it each time I get up - and at each meal...maybe really thinking about my food is a good thing. I've grown to really look forward to those EAS Lean 15 bars...they're supposed to be a snack but they taste more like a treat. The turkey muffins have been awesome, and roasting my veggies with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper has given me a quick go-to to add vegetables.
Things are going ok- the trick for myself is not to give up and to keep moving forward even if I slip up a little bit here and there.
Reading this forum each morning really is inspiring - so keep up the activity - I'm cheering you guys on and it's helping me cheer myself on!
Had a fantastic LBW today, I am so happy I belong to a CrossFit gym. They show me new and challenging ways to work out.
"If it doesn't challenge you it doesn't change you"
As for weighing in, my daughter was getting a bit discouraged. I have lost approx. 7 lbs but the scale hadn't moved for her.....until today! It finally went down a pound. I have been keeping her motivated by her measurments. In a week she lost 2 inches from her hips and an half inch in some other areas. Her thighs went up an inch though.
What I'm getting at is, this is a process. Some lose scale weight right away, others, inches and again others nothing until later on in the program. There is a reason we do this for 12 weeks, ok, more than one reason. It's a process that takes time and hopefully for some of us this will be a lifetime thing : )
In 12 weeks, putting forth your best effort, you will not be disappointed! Don't let the scale control you. It is such a minor part of the progress you are making mentally and physically!
Well its half way through the second week and I have just got back from the gym after doing my upper body. I am really enjoying the challenge and so far so good. I have not gone off track so far and reading all the inspiration stories from past challenges have really inspired me to do this challenge and finish it, Mike xx
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