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Begin with an end in mind
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
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
nutrition shakes with water OR non-fat milk?
i have officially started the BFL challenge today! i purchased nutrition powder from a local sports store but im not sure whether i should mix it with water or non fat milk? it says you can mix it with either but my main concern is, if i mix it with water as opposed to milk im not sure whether it counts...
19 Sep 2010
Recipe matcher for newbie Please Help!
I am just starting BFL today, and I am already the Recipe Matcher website (http://www.recipematcher.com/index.php/home/) program that looks at the food you have in your kitchen and helps you search for recipes that use what you have. It would REALLY help me if folks could post some of their favorite...
27 Sep 2010
Your first weight training session
Hello! I'm getting ready to begin on Monday, October 4th and I am just a little nervous about my first weight training day. How was your first session? Did it take a few times to figure out which weights to use? Was it alot of trial and error? I just want to get off to a good start and not waste...
1 Oct 2010
starting BFL challenge 20/09/2010! anyone to join me?
starting the challenge today! who's with me? LETS DO THIS!
19 Sep 2010
Questions - 1st day 4 October
Hi All I just need some advice about the food side of things. I'm pretty comfortable about the workouts but just wanted some help around the food. I've read the book and have been reading alot of the blogs and have got some really good info from it but the thing I'm a little confused...
3 Oct 2010
I started BFL on Oct 5th, and last week, I continued my low Carb Diet, adding in Brown Rice a couple time daily for my Carb. Yesterday, I tried my first day of the BFL Nutrition diet, and I am concerned about how hungry I am now. Yesterday, I added whole wheat toast to breakfast, a white potato...
12 Oct 2010
Concerns from a Female Endmorph
Me again. I'm in my second week of working out, and 1st week of the Nutrition, and I am concerned about what I'm doing and seeing. First things first, My body: As i've mentioned before I have the body type that puts fat and muscle on extremely easily. I have been trying to follow the...
14 Oct 2010
Starting October 18th for REAL this Time, care to join?
Hello, I've probably started and stopped the BFL workout for the past four years mainly due to a hectic travel schedule for work. Well, those days are long gone and I'm tired of looking at the end result many added pounds later. I'm ready to fully commit to this journey and not get caught...
15 Oct 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
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
Begin with an end in mind - BFL challenge start date 10/26/2010. - Who's with me?
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Decide today what you want to be and take actions to change your present reality by creating a new one. If you keep doing what you are doing, you will keep getting what you are getting. I am tired of the same result I see in the mirror! Time to change...
25 Oct 2010
Re: Starting 11/8
I started today as well. I've wanted to do this for along time and today is it! Did well on my eating so far today. I just have to keep myself prepared. I think that will be the key. I allready exercise quite a bit since I teach an aerobics class 4 - 5 nights a week but would like to add heavier...
8 Nov 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
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
4 Weeks of BFL Meals for Fat Loss! (Men & Women)
Howdy BFL'ers! I wanted to make sure I came here to share something I think can really help a lot of people who are either just embarking on a new challenge, or who still aren't sure if they're planning meals correctly. Since winning BFL over 2 years ago, I've had a lot of amazing...
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
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
the alcohol issue!
To my fellow BFLers! I hope everybody's challenges are coming along well, whether you are on your first challenge, second challenge... etc! I started on the 22nd of November (this week) and i'm already loving the new clean healthy diet. starting was DEFINITELY the hardest part. I just wanted...
23 Nov 2010
My first challenge...starting Dec 1st....I need your motivation!!!
Hello fellow BFL friends. I am new to this after hearing about it from a good friend of mine, but I have done lots of research on this website. I have tried to get friends to do it with me but it looks like i'm on my own. My husband is a body builder so we go to the gym very frequently but I am not...
19 Nov 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
Oct 4th...the beginning of the rest of my life...you coming?
Just got off the worst diet of my life...HCG! Horrid!!! I cannot wait to make healthy life changes and do something that is not a diet. I am going to need all the help and support that I can get. If you are starting Oct 4th, I look forward to starting the journey with you! If you have done this a...
29 Sep 2010
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