This is hilarious James. Like any change in life, it may be simple, but it is not always easy. Human nature is a funny thing and we do like to take the easy way out sometimes. Thanks so much for the laugh!!!!
I thought there would be a link to what I was replying to...........bear with my learning this stuff...........I was commenting on that Mad TV video you posted. Sorry, I'm a bit late.
Here's a new question that someone on this forum may be able to share their experience with. I sleep very few hours per night, for various reasons. Some times when I wake up, it's not difficult to turn over an fall back asleep but other times I wake up and my eyes are totally open and I feel ravenous. Any suggestions from others on coping with amnesia and how not to raid the refrigerator?
Barrel Racer: I am assuming you are referring to insomnia and not amnesia at night. I have heard others say that in the beginning of their challenge but as days of clean eating and killer workouts go on, rest comes easy.
Are you truly hungry or have you developed a habit in the middle of the night. Try having water by your bedside and take a gulp of that rather than opening the fridge. Lay there on your back and rub your tummy and visualize your 6 pack. (I do! he he he) and I was a nightwalkereater too, so know what you are going through I think.
Power of the mind my friend.
I got them for mother's day...
I think for me, they work. I used to figure skate so for me they are like walking on my ice skates off the ice. The foot roll forward is easier for me than regular trainers...I don't know how they will work for others, but yes, I think they are working for me. I love them.
I too am waking up and having trouble falling back to sleep...not hungry though I would never eat in the middle of the night...just not a habit I ever got into...
Me too! I will post my stats next. Have had 3.5 excellent days and feel really happy and excited. You know how sometimes it just takes something to switch ON in your head and then it's much easier? At least, that;s hwat I experienced my last successful BFL time. I feel that way now and am really thrilled. One day at a time! Have a great day.
HI Everyone... I have started the challenge and am feeling great. I have lost about 30lbs since January of last year (2009). I thought that being part of this challenge would really push me to my next goal of fitness. I LOVE that there is a string that has been started specifically for people starting the same week. I think it's a great support system. Well, that's all for now. But I will be checking in regularly. GOOD LUCK to everyone!!!
Lower body went great yesterday. Today I had planned as my free day due to a previous arrangement. Still, haven't done too bad. It'll be nice tonight to have something bad to eat without any guilt. I'll be thinking of all of you, and I'm sure wou'll be thinking og me on Sunday when I'm back on the wagon and you are all enjoying yourselves.
Quick question.......although am not new to working out and doing cardio......I am new to BFL.......having been away from the gym for the better part of a year, I just started 17 May 2010........if I miss a workout, is it ok or recommended that I do my weight workout following it with the cardio workout ? Or like the book says, don't sweat it, just get back on the horse the next day......thanks in advance.....
Steve (Prior Marine)
You could just proceed as usual. I don't like to though, just my odd way of thinking perhaps.
I have rescheduled 2 workouts in my 10 weeks so far, doubling up cardio with weights the next day. If you decide to "make up" a missed day, do the weight component first, I could add some scientific stuff here about Glycogen stores being depleted after your weights making the cardio more effective. A google search would get you more accurate info about that though.
Whatever you decide, just be at peace with it. 1 missed workout doesn't spoil a lifetime of health.
Sometimes ya just gotta go with the flow with regard to when you free day gets used. I was on a Thursday free day until I hurt my back a little and took it on a Wednesday to rest up. I took Wednesday again this week. Just keep track so you don't accidentally take too many :)
I'm on the wagon with you on Sundays by the way.
Hi Everyone! I hope all is well, and that you all had a great cardio day. I most definitely hit my 10 today. I did my HIIT on a Spin Cycle bike, and it was a rugged workout. Over all, things have been going well. I am keeping very true to my nutrition plan.
Maui--You have so much to be proud of so far! Nice job!
Barrell--sometimes the insomnia hits me. I will say that as you progress with the program, both your nutrition and workouts will regulate your internal clock. You will start sleeping like a rock. If you have a hard time turning your thoughts off, try focusing on your breathing and clearing your mind. Breath in for a 2 count, and out for a 4 count. That can be very helpful in helping you to wind down. I have struggled on and off with Anxiety, and the breathing has really helped me.
Happy Friday everyone!
Do you mind if I join this group? I will be starting a week late with a start date of 5/23/10. I have the book and also purchased Eating For Life. I have Select Tech dumbbells and a Weider X Factor Home Gym. I don't have a bench but my wife has a fitness ball for bench press etc...
My name is Brad, I am 44 years old and I have to shape up. I am married, my wife and I have 6 children.
R- Bicep 19"
L- Bicep 18.75
R- Thigh 27"
L- Thigh 27.25
Good morning, 517ers!!!
Working out is great to do and I feel so motivated reading all the posts on here. I will admit that I was depressed when I saw my before photo, but that is all going to change! Workout was great this morning and the eating plan is coming along. I've missed one meal this week and that was on Tuesday, so all is good. Keep up the good work everyone!!!
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