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One couple, Two goals
Hi yall!! My boyfriend and I are starting BFL basically today, and we were discussing our different goals and how we will achieve them. Like so many women, I am working toward a toned, lean bod, and he's looking to bulk up and gain a little extra muscle. We were discussing how we would use the...
12 Apr 2010
Question for the Ladies
I have a question for all the ladies. I am on my 3rd week, day 15. I have been hitting all my work outs and eating well. I went to the store today to try on some new clothes for spring and was appalled at how awful I looked in everything! I am actually looking worse in my current clothing size! Today...
12 Apr 2010
Question for the Experts and Champions....
I am starting my second Challenge this week. Woo hoo! I love the structure of the eating and exercise plan, without it I am at the mercy of my sweet tooth... This time around, I don't think I need to or want to lose more weight. But I do want more muscle definition. I'm not after a bodybuilder...
24 May 2010
questions, questions and more questions
Hi, my name is Sheila and I am starting Body for Life after the Memorial Day Weekend. I have allot of questions so I'm hoping you can help. 1. Do I have to have the myoplex shakes and/or bars? can they be substituted for another nutrition shake as the myoplex is a bit pricy. 2. I'm not...
27 May 2010
Hi! Does anyone know if JUICE PLUS (all natural blend of non-dairy dried fruits and veggie powder) can be used in place of a protein shake? It is recommend to be used as meal replacement and/or post-workout recovery shake.......I have a whole (expensive) container left and wanted to make a smoothie for...
29 Jun 2010
A Question on weight loss
Hey Everyone. I have just stated my second week on the challenge and am still trying to figure out if I feel Great or if I've never hurt this much in my life before! Even typing this hurts!!! But, enough of the griping. My question has to do with weight loss. In the BFL book, and other places I've...
12 Apr 2010
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
Does anyone have any remedies for frozen shoulder? I've tried ice, heat, ultrasound, physio, stretches and as my last resort I'm going for a cortisone shot tomorrow. It hasn't stopped me from working out but has restricted my shoulder exercises to pushups and holding the plank position only...
5 Sep 2010
Re: 4 Weeks of BFL Meals for Fat Loss! (Men & Women)
Just got this question emailed and thought I'd share the answer since I think others might benefit. Q: For convenience purposes, is it ok to use pumpkin puree in place of the mashed sweet potato in the yamcakes recipe, which is used in the meal plan above?? A: I don't think that's a...
25 Oct 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
Newbie here - What if a very light weight is a "10" for me?
I just started the body for life program. I am female, 54 years old, 5' tall and I weigh 125 pounds. Up until now I've been doing a medium intensity cardio program 6-7 days a week for 35 minutes and a split weight training program, mostly using machines. Today I did upper body for the first time...
7 Nov 2010
Quad exercises and diet
Hi, I'm just starting out BFL and have found this forum to be extremely helpful. Thanks to all those out there who are contributing your wealth of knowledge! I have two questions. First, I'm trying to do my workouts at home and for the most part I have the necessary equipment except for the Quad...
10 Nov 2010
Quick meal replacement
I just started this week and I am loving it. My struggle right now is to make sure I have a good choice for my meals when I am out and about. I was looking at the EAS products, but I cannot figure out what to get. Any advice? What I need is something that I can just grab and eat while driving or in between...
5 Nov 2010
Newbie Question about Upper and Lower Body Workouts
Here's my dilema. I plan to use machines for the main exercise for each body part (with a couple of exceptions) - for example on my upper body workout, I plan to do chest press, lat pulldown and shoulder press (Triceps and biceps will be completely dumbbell exercises). I hope to use dumbbells...
17 Nov 2010
Feeling tired. BUT the last 3 weeks where awesome! What's wrong?
Hello Everybody, I have an issue which anyway ideas are welcome. I'm finishing my fifth week and I seem to hit a slump in energy. I think I had the same problem for a short period during my fourth week too. Nothing has changed in my diet or exercise with the exepection of the last two workouts...
20 Nov 2010
Hey I was wondering how awful it is that I drink Diet Soda and I am doing BL?. Here is the thing... I know diet soda is terrible for me... I get it and I have every intention of kicking the habit... but for some reason I can't. I try daily... but for some reason I still drink it. Some days I only...
5 Dec 2010
eating within 1 hr of workout out?
Hey guys, I was wondering whether its true when they say not to eat within 1 hour of working out. Im fairly sure that Bill Phillips had touched on it breifly in the BFL book but now i cant find it again. If it is true does this apply to both cardio AND weight training? Your advice would be greatly...
14 Nov 2010
Does anyone know if there's an application which helps you record your exercises and food While at the gym? Does EAS have one in the BFL layout? It would be great if you could help
19 Dec 2010
Working around things - Back Problems
I am gearing myself up for my first 12 week challenge. One of the problems I have to deal with is back problems. I damaged my back a few years ago so have to be really careful. My last try at getting fit came to grief in the gym with free weights while doing squats and I was off work for 3 months. Can't...
29 Dec 2010
Confusion re: Progress Reports
As I am gearing up for my first BFL challenge, I am exploring all the tools available to help me succeed. I downloaded the Progress Report sheets from the website, as they look like great planning and tracking tools. The Upper Body and Lower Body Progress Reports are causing me some confusion though...
7 Jan 2011
I was wondering since my "problem" area is my middle section should I be doing more abs then the book says? I guess I just dont feel like doing abs with only the LBWO on some weeks only once is enough. Please help any ideas would be helpful. Thanks
12 Jan 2011
Hi, I am on day 3 and have done the BFL before (about 6 years ago) Got great results...lost 75pounds and kept it off UNTIL I had my son. I gain back 50 of those pounds and am starting again. My question is I know you don't need to count calories but it just a habit. I am worried I am not getting...
17 Jan 2011
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
Losing weight instead of putting on muscle?? Advise please
Hi everyone, I have been on the body for life for two weeks now... my stats are as follows... When i started - Weight - 158 pounds Height - 5 foot 10 inches Fat % - 18.2 Muscle % - 50.2 Two weeks in I am Weight - 150.6 pounds Fat % - 16 Muscle % - 51.2 As i am a fairly...
3 Feb 2011
My little one is 3 months old and I'm ready to start a challenge. I saw Body for Life on the KellyMom.com community forum. I'm really needing to lose a minimum of 25 lbs before summer, as I will be going to be starting some summer work. My question is this... since I'm a full time breastfeeding...
6 Feb 2011
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