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Is my next step taking me towards my goal....or not
Frustrated already! Starting on Monday, need help with cardio, PLEASE!
Let me start by saying that I have been doing cardio workouts, and every other workout known to man for the past 3 months. So, the BFL book suggests that high intensity cardio training is working at 75% of max heart rate. For me that's 132 bpm. For me that's not hard enough. I don't feel...
6 Aug 2010
Advice please for Flexitarian starting Body-for-Life
HI :) I have been thinking about doing this for about 18months and now is the right time! I am not overweight (5'6" and 130lbs) but would like to lose the body fat and definately put on muscle. I 'began' on Monday - and realised I couldn't use the gym near me without insurance...
8 Jul 2010
Sep 27 Crew: Our Transformation
Okay, I'm beginning the challege Sep 27, finishing Dec 17th!! I'm a new mom. My little guy was born May 20, 2010. I tried to start the challenge on July 5th. It ended up being a bit too soon for me. I have been doing a ladies bootcamp program since then. Good results, but now I'm ready...
24 Sep 2010
Day One! Anyone Else a Femal Endomorph?
I've decided to give this a shot, as I am already working in a gym 5+ times a week, and needed to do something to get results. I started with dcardio this am on eliptical, and am so psyched that i accomplished 20 min of intensity interval training! That's the longest I've ever done on eliptical...
5 Oct 2010
Starting Tomorrow, 11/23. Let's do this!
Hey Everyone, I'm new to the forums and would like to introduce myself. My name is Christopher, and I just turned 20. I've let myself get off track of what I've wanted for all these years, and am focusing on getting it after all. I've read and re-read Bill's book countless times...
22 Nov 2010
Started January 3rd, looking for a 12wk+ partner
I'm looking for someone to help keep me motivated! I'm 30 years old, married with 3 kids and currently serving in Iraq. I've started this program once before, but didn't end up finishing due to a pregnancy. Now, I'm out here with no distractions (day-to-day stuff) and I'm really...
4 Jan 2011
Hi there Nearing the end of week 1. All going well managing to keep to the meals and the workout and have cut out coffee and cokes completely but I am having a lot of problems sleeping. Usually I get "the sleep of the just" but with all the water I find I am getting up a few times in...
7 Jan 2011
Startig Oct 18th, 2010 Care to Join Me
Hello....My name is Brian. This will be my first attempt at BFL. I'm looking for anyone else who is starting or has started about this time. It's past time to get a move on things. This is about more than 12 weeks to me. I've been healthy before and I know I'll be healthy again, what...
15 Oct 2010
ok thanks, Here is my day Breakfast - slimfast and orange = 225 Cal 9gFat 15 Carbs 20 Protien Snack 1- Chicken *** and yogurt= 220 Cal2.5Fat 20 Carbs 28 Protien Lunch- Eas shake (myoplex lite) orange and broccoli= 279Cal 2.5 Fat 29Carbs 25Protien Snack 2- Tuna and a apple= 224Cal 2.5Fat...
17 Jan 2011
Day 1 of the Rest of my Life - 1/24/2011
Hello everyone, Wow, wasn't sure where to start, who to reply to so I figured I'd just start a post if my own. Well, Here I am... I am at my wits end... tired of "dieting". This is it. I turn the big 5-0 in mid May!!! Time to take my life by the reigns, whip it into shape so that...
22 Jan 2011
If at first you don't succede..
...bang your head against a brick wall! :P LOL Well, that's what it feels like sometimes. :) The first time I started B4L was way back in 1999. I lasted about 2 months and lost about 45 pounds. I wasn't hungry, wasn't tired, all was going well... then I quit. I made the excuse that I couldn't...
31 Jan 2011
Starting on the 14th of February ---- care to join? --- Questions for a beginner.
Well well well, After owning the book for about 10 years, reading it about 4 times and not really believing it to its word, I am thinking, what the hell and I´ve made the decision to start the program for real now. I have tried before, but never made it past week 2, my self discipline is awful...
10 Feb 2011
I am grateful...
I am in my second week and felt inspired to write this J I am grateful... That I have legs to run on a treadmill and get tired – for there are people who have not I am grateful... For the privilege of learning to live a healthy life – even if it means that I will be stretched...
23 Mar 2011
First day on the Body For Life Challenge.. Looking for a support system!
I am a 35 year old woman who has struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember..I often eat alot of carbs and sweets which I will have to cut out (Im sure Im going to have withdrawals :) I am so ready to do this and live a life of good health instead of the weight induced problems now...If anyone...
17 Jan 2011
Not exactly "starting from scratch"
Hi everyone, I'm looking for some advice from the "veterans." I have been obsessively reading these forums (ha) and some of the people have some amazing results. However, I notice that many were starting from being sedentary, no exercise, or starting after a period of "letting themselves...
22 Feb 2011
Starting a New Challenge: 25/04/2011
Hii Everyone! I'm starting my first week today! Actually, I was already in my week 3...But I got sick by the end of week 1, so I didn't worked out as I should. I kept going with the nutrition plan, and I've lost weight...But now I feel that I need to start all over again, with more...
25 Apr 2011
Day 1 Jitters!
Hello, all, it is day one for me, and like any new adventure, I have a mix of excitement and butterflies, all at the same time. I've tried other plans and ditched them all for one reason or another (primary reason being that I'm lazy:(). Recently diagnosed with Freiberg's, so lots of pain...
16 May 2011
Re: Starting May 30th - Lets do this together - " Gettin Better All The Time" - Join this group!
Hi there Shelly and all, I'm Marco, I'm 30 yo from kickass but more often than not, cold Chicago! Have owned the BFL books for a good 6 years, have known of Muscle Media/Bill Phillips since 1999 and have had a gym membership since then. Never have started BFL, and rarely frequented the gym...
31 May 2011
Weight Lighting New-bees Who Need Advice
Good Morning Everyone, I started my challenge on Monday June 13th and so far, my nutrition and exercise have been on track - until yesterday (Day # 02). On Tuesday I did my upper body workout. Whew! I had my book in the gym with my workout planned. I have never lifted weights before. I was only able...
15 Jun 2011
Starting Monday June 27, 2011
Hello everyone! I'm beginning the BFL plan tomorrow! I did my before pics today and was shocked! I have got back to it several times and just stare at it...it's like I'm seeing someone else in those pictures. I'm excited and nervous at the same time because I have never incorporated exercise...
26 Jun 2011
How long for results?
Hi everyone! I just started yesterday and I know it's a bit early to be worried about results, but I was just curious as to how long it might take. I'm only 20 and I'm not overweight, just a bit out of shape. I need to be toned more than anything. If anyone could give me an idea I would really...
14 Jul 2011
Started 3 weeks ago, but wasnt following the diet exactly. Ready to start the right way, 9/19/11. Starting weight yesterday was 253.5, 23 yrs old, size 18, 5'6''. Any suggestions for losing weight and TONING muscle. I have a pretty solid structure for years of being a student athelete...
20 Sep 2011
Questions about the Diet
Hi Everyone. I just started the BFL challenge on Monday and I have a few questions about the food. 1. Can I snack on veggies whenever throughout the day? The first couple of days it has been hard to not think about snacking or eating something every few minutes. Are veggies ok to have just whenever...
8 Nov 2011
Just Starting...are you?
Anyone just starting Body for Life in the new year (2012)? I'd love to bounce ideas off each other! :)
7 Jan 2012
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