I'm planning my start next Monday, January 21st. Doing all the planning work I can ahead of time for meals, grocery list, exercises, etc.
I would love to have people join me. I think the team approach is the way to go to help each other stay on track and motivated.
Count me in! I was supposed to start two weeks ago and got sidetracked with back problems. Let's tackle this with all claws! :D:D
Hi MK, and juzuki, welcome aboard.
It's great to have people to do this with.
I've been doing lots of research and found Emily Alvers blog very helpful. She is a former BFL Champion and gives lots of diet and exercise advice. I encourage everyone to visit her site. She's very inspirational.
Hopefully we will get more people to join us next Monday.
What are other people doing to prepare?
I'm ready to do another challenge! Did one in 2007 and got into amazing shape and kept it up for several years, now I need to get back to this healthy lifestyle! I plan on making a complete grocery list for the week and plan ahead of time what I'll eat and plan time to workout for a business trip to San Diego later in the week.
Thanks for starting this thread and I really look forward to helping support each other.
Hello, BfL Siblings!
I am taking an inventory of the kitchen and pantry and noting what we need. Costco has an awesome sale right now on Fat free Chiobani Greek Yogurt so I will probably grab a few boxes of those. I already have a success journal ready to roll and will be working out at home with weights and stationary bike. Is everyone as EXCITED as I am to get started? :D:D
Welcome Chiqui! It's great to have you.
I think planning ahead is the best idea. For me it takes the thinking our of "What do I eat next?" which is usually answered with something unhealthy.
I went to BJs and was really pleased that I can get a lot of my frozen stuff there:
grilled chicken breast
and some things I know i will need and want to buy in bigger size
liquid egg whites
and like MK said, Chibani Yogart.
I won't buy produce there as it tends to go bad really quickly.
Keep the ideas coming. The more we get ready, I think the better it will be when we all start..
I am planning on starting on Monday as well! I am slightly confused with the website though... can't seem to find the actual program/plan for working out.
I am getting married in August and I want to look and feel my absolute best! It's nice having others to keep you motivated :)
I'm pumped about starting this new challenge on Monday. My last challenge was in 2001 and I finished with flying colors.
I lost 25lbs and went from 25%bf to 11%bf and I was in great shape. I will prepare most of my food on Sundays.
I will prepare chicken breast,brown rice and vegetables in bulk and use tupperware containers for each day of the week.
Everyday I will grab 2 before I leave for the day. Also I have ordered my myoplex shakes and Low carb bars. This weekend
I have to prepare my kitchen to be BFL friendly as I have a 15 year old son that has to have snacks. But I'm commited to
finishing this challenge and doing better then my last challenge. I look forward to taking this journey with each and everyone
of you. Thanks for your support
Hi dollipop... Welcome!
Here's a link to the description of the BFL workout program. Hope it helps.
Congrats on your previous challenge.
I too did the challenge years ago and had great success.
Has helped me decided to do this again, yet, I have much more weight to lose.
I love your plan of preparing all your meals. I might try some of that.
Good luck cleaning out your kitchen.
hey Eric,i'm all in i start the competition jan 21st.i did the program back in 1999.looking forward to the challenge.good luck.
Hi keep the faith! Welcome.
Looks like we have a great group to start off with and stay motivated so we all can get the best results.
I am planning on starting 1/21 too! I received the book and the cookbook in the mail this week, so I will be doing my planning this weekend to get started! I am excited to see what kind of results I can achieve with the program!
Hi Eric! Count me in too! I've been reading the book & have gone grocery shopping in preparation. It's my first time doing this challenge & so far this seems very doable. This weekend I will be writing out my meal and work out schedule for the week in my BFL journal. I hope I sort out the work out tonight as I was a little confused by it.
Can't wait - truly motivated especially since I took the b4 pics of myself last night. LOL!
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