Peaked at a high "8" or low "9" in my HIIT this afternoon - I couldn't push it any harder because my calves were on the verge of cramping up for all of the last two intervals. Might try wearing a backpack with some weights in it Thursday (the extra stress on the legs is balanced by being able to go slower and still get intensity).
_stephan_ - like 2puttBirdie, I usually drink the equivalent of 12-16 glasses of water per day during my challenges (3 or 4 32-oz bottles). I couldn't do it with straight water initially, so I used flavored no-calorie waters like Propel and Powerade Zero. Then I started mixing my own using those single-serve packets that you mix into a 16-oz bottle (I'd use two since my bottles were twice that size). Next step was to dilute it - mixing just one packet into a 32 oz bottle. Now I'm starting to try to make one bottle per day plain water. Eventually I hope to be able to drink the whole 3-4 quarts as straight water (which would be cheaper as well as healthier).
My current ab workout comes from the Free Ab Workout Routine at the Fitness Training at Home website (www.fitness-training-at-home.com/free-ab-workout-routine.html). I haven't tried all the exercises yet, and of the ones I have tried, I can't complete their recommended number of reps. Plenty of room for progress :-)
Hi there! I'm still here ... getting a rocky start because of a particularly hectic work schedule. But I am determined to hang in there and bring this ship about. (Part of the BFL journey for me is going to be about work-life balance!)
I've done the program before and know it works. However, I want to thank Vincent91 for giving me a fresh spin this time around, with the innovative list of planning questions -- really got me thinking. I also plan to take stefan's advice and start an online blog.
Scared about taking photos and posting though ... but I think this is important to do. (Any quick how-to tips from those of you who have already uploaded photos?)
Also ... I work out at home with free weights. Any tips on calf exercises, especially from any ladies out there?
So ends Day 2. Living for a Coors Light on my free day. And some french fries. Do I know how to party OR WHAT?
Good luck everyone. WE CAN DO THIS.
It's a help that everytime when I do Body for Life program. My life can become less hectic. It can make my schedule fall into order automatically. Things become better and my mental becomes clearer! That's why I love Body for life program. Hope you all feel the same way. :-) Even though there are some days I don't make the plan perfect, I will catch up the second day and make it a fresh start.
Good morning! I had two great days of eating and working out! But I blew the diet in the middle of the night (already!). Exhausted but couldn't sleep, I turned to peanut butter and crackers for comfort! I am ready to work at it again today. The plan for next time I get the midnight munchies, will be to read this thread. Hope you all have a great day!
I did the same thing too. It's a disaster today. My diet went wrong in the afternoon. My schedule was very busy and my son demanded my attention by dragging me to buy the toys in a store far away from my home. I had to make him satisfied first by taking him to the store. But it's not fitting into my own schedule, which put me into stress. My mental stress turned me into a crazy foodie. My diet totally went wrong in the afternoon. Now, I felt bad about myself and missed my cardio workout.....It seems plan is not always practised as it is. We always sacrifice ourselves for the loved ones. captainomster, you must have some unresolved emotional stress to make you blow your diet in the mid night. I can understand your feeling! Stressed and frustrated.
Well ....over did the upper body training...tried not to but that is how bad a state things are in. Needed to take a day off of training but that is ok because now i am synced with the app. Eating plan is right on track. Onward and upward!
Little Elephant (and everyone else) - don't give up.... You're family will be proud of you. My sons are older, but the middle one has every Tuesday off. So, every Tuesday he wants to go to our favorite hot hog place... I have a hard time saying no because I don't see him that often (and I LOVE the hot dogs!), but I do go twice a month anyway. I do the exact same thing I do every Tuesday, except for lunch.... I still take my Sundays off, too. Anyway - as I've said - one bad day or even 2 - - even 3! does not mean quit! This is SO WORTH IT - it really is.... You will NEVER regret it - I promise.
I'm pretty much on schedule... Feels great. People always tell me I should not weigh every day, but I do... I'm down 2.5 lbs now. It keeps me motivated every day when I eat and exercise to know - "ok - I'm gonna weigh in the morning - I gotta keep at this." No better feeling than to see a drop. If I maintain for 3-4 days in a row that's fine too. Sometimes on Monday or Tuesday (after a really GOOD Sunday (!) I'll even go up a pound or so, but by Thursday, that gain is gone and then some. Everybody's different - that's what works for me. Let's here from the rest of you!
Hi everyone - I "messed up" too - or the word I like to say is slipped (sounds better) but no matter I just try to get back on schedule, that's what it's all about. We strive for perfection because even if we don't hit the goal we come as close to it as we can, if we slip we get right back on schedule. I was supposed to have chicken a few days ago- instead my opportunity to have a date with my gf forced me to split a burger and salad with her. the next day I was supposed to do upper chest - but I wanted to meet some friends to see ironman3 (recommended if you like action movies) but in order to make the movie I switched to doing a cardio day and ran my heart out doing intensity training on the treadmill for 20mins. We adapt,we adjust,we slip and we get back on schedule. this is a life time change,remember that....for me I keep trying to chew 30reps and eating smaller portions, but believe me there are a ton of other things I work on, I just have to take it one step at a time.
May I join your group as well? I just started BFL two days ago and now am looking for some like minded individuals to do this with. I am on my way to Yoga but will write more later.
I did this challenge a few years ago and lost over 40 pounds. I just recently had baby #3 and am wanting to start again. Is there anyone in here starting soon? I was thinking I would begin on the 13th. I can attribute a lot of my success with the program to my online group, it was a lifesaver some days! Anyone starting soon??
Hi, I also started my program May 6th. It has been a little challenging since I am the queen of skipping workouts because I dont see results as quick as I would like. But so far so good and I am trying to change myself from inside as well as out!!! Any tips for me?
Arlandes, it doesn't matter when you start, just chime in and we can support each other no matter where you are on the journey. I am a few days behind everyone too.
Linsmoral, the the most important thing you can do to see change is stick to the diet. Exercise is not to be ignored but diet is at least 80% of great results. I personally am more apt to get my exercise in if I do it first thing in the morning.
More about me, I am 45, female and quite experienced in trying BFL. I always get results when I stick to this program. I have 15 pounds I'd like to get rid of for good. I am a stay at home mom so am around food all the time. The good thing is I can always get a clean meal and the bad thing is I get bored and eat!! So I need the group to help me stay the course. Exercise is one of my hobbies so that is not a problem for me but restraining my intake is!
linsmoral : agreed - to see results- it's all about the way you eat - consuming low calorie, small portions throughout the day - you should might results in two weeks - honestly though most of us will work out and cheat on the way we're supposed to eat - but it's all about the way you eat for the results- having followed programs that only focus on nutrition and portion control I've seen it work - but I like BFL because it focuses on state of mind, nutrition and strength training - which ultimately is where I want to focus on. skipping a work out is bound to happen - just make try not to make a habit of it. You saw in one of my previous posts - on a day i was supposed to do upper chest I only had time for 20mins of cardio - it happens. I just try to make it up at some point.
If I can get in a few days late I would love to join in. I started my Challenge yesterday (May 11).
I hope everyone is on course...
It's my free day and I found myself up at 5:30AM (my normal gym time is 5:00). My mind/body was saying get to the gym. I thought it better at this point to keep the ball rolling so I did some cardio. I have been going to plan and the journal really helps. I'm glad I picked one up because the ap on my handheld keeps freezing. : (
I will be weighing in weekly on my free day. I started at 225lbs and I'm at 219.4 this am. My goal is to get to approx. 205 while gaining 5 lbs of muscle.
My eating went well. One slip up - On Friday I found myself at BK with a friend as there weren't many places to eat around. I got a wapper jr. no cheese or mayo with a small salad low call dressing and water. Dressing was 100 cal packet and I only used half. I got my friend to do the same. lol
I did the challenge about 10 years ago and lost 37 lbs in my basement with 3 kids and studying for my MBA. I was just doing for weight loss and I put weight one after my divorce. Now, at 43, I'm doing it for the rest of my life.
My lunches are done for the week. I also cook a bunch of eggs every week to have quick protein on hand and keep a shaker with protein powder in my car in case I need something while I'm out.
Good luck in Week 2 everyone!
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