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Starting on Monday 5-17
Hi everyone my name is Mandy and I am starting once again on my 12 week BFL Challenge. I have tried for over 10 years now to complete this and now at 32 I finally have decided to put myself first. My starting weight is 243 pounds and my goal is simple to win the $25,000 and be the most dramatic transformation...
14 May 2010
Is it normal to get sick?
Hi everyone, I'm a newcomer to the forums - I've just started the challenge; I did read the book several years ago and while I did not follow the challenge to the letter, I incorporated it into my then-existing workout and diet plans (I was quite the fitness guru back then) and had great success...
11 Jun 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
Hello All - I'm in the middle of week 1 and I am so tired! I have found that I am so tired in the mornings I cannot physically get out of bed to work out before work. Then after work (I am in the office 8-5) I go home to make dinner and still feel like I have no energy! I've been going to...
10 Sep 2010
Okay...I'm having quite a difficult start my first week on BFL. I have been keeping up with my 6 meals per day but I feel really hungry and headachy going into my next meal. What's wrong I have been eating what's on the food list but I am still confused on what I can eat. Is it ONLY the foods...
8 Jun 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
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
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
Congrats To All Week 1 Survivors!
For everyone that started on 1/31/11, and to all those that have been this way before, congrats! Let's have an awesome week 2 and really own our challenges!
6 Feb 2011
Question about products
Hi guys! I'm brand new to this Challenge and have a question about products. I need and want to loose body fat, weight and I want a fantastic, defined body. I know I have one under all this mess hiding it... Anyways, which products should I be taking? I'm confused and don't understand what...
5 Jan 2011
Just started and still hungry
Hey forum, I just started my first challenge this week after I promised my wife I'd lose 15 lbs. I'm starting at 6'0, 210 lbs, 25% body fat and I want to get to get to about 10-15% body fat by the end of the program. I noticed that I am pretty consistently hungry even after I finish eating...
16 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
1st week down!! Woo-hoo!!!
Okay, so first week, down! I am so proud of my family (hubby and kids, 12 and 14) for committing to this with me. I haven't done measurements on the kids yet (and don't think I'll post them even when I do), but after 1 week, my husband has lost 3 inches off his chest, 1/2 inch off his...
23 May 2011
Re: Starting Monday June 27, 2011
Hi all! I started today too. I did my Upper Body and I don't think it was hard enough, so I'm going to up it next time. Food so far - great! I had fish for dinner tonight and it was good! My biggest fear? Not staying motivated and quitting after about 2 weeks. That's my pattern. I feel...
27 Jun 2011
Preparation to start - what did you do?
Hi all, I am new here and would love to get some insights re: how others have done/are doing to prepare for their 12-week programme. I was about to jump into it (I am well versed in weight training and cardio, just not doing that enough), when I realized the toughest part might be meal planning...
27 Jul 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
Sarted my challenge
I am a 48 year old man that has just started the challenge on the 31 of January so I was hoping there was some fellow body for lifers that can help me with some insight during my challenge. Over the last 15 years I have had many surgeries that were my reasons for not working out but recently a personal...
3 Feb 2012
Day 3: I don't feel Awesome!
Today is lower body and my upper body is so utterly sore from monday that I can't even lift my arms. I am stretching, drinking water. Too much too soon, maybe. They should have 2 weeks of ramp up. I don't know if I will do lower body today, I am not feeling so awesome. I might do cardio and...
18 Apr 2012
Cannot stop eating
Friends and Lifers, I started Monday with the program and today, Day 3, has been a serious struggle with satisfying my hunger. I have been eating the correct portions of carbs, protein, and veggies as directed by Bill, but today I am having serious hunger pangs. This is more than the munchies. It's...
24 Oct 2012
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