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Lots of Newbie questions! Please help!
Hello all, I've recently started BFL after reading the book. I've been religious in following everything but I'm facing a few problems and would love it if you could please point me in the right direction: How do I manage my really weak shoulders? When I do chest exercises, even...
16 Dec 2010
Getting started with free weights
Getting myself ready for 3 Jan start so I have been going though all these planning charts for the workouts. Feels like a lot of paperwork.... In the ones in the Champions Body for Life book it suggests you plan which size weights you are going to use before you go into the gym. But I am not really...
30 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
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
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
... the Challenge! I've done the Body For Life just for (fun?) myself before, but that was many years ago. Currently the fattest I have ever been (+30 lbs!), and not happy with myself, even though my loving boyfriend says he finds me as sexy and attractive as ever! I've put on 30 lbs over the...
8 Jan 2011
Anyone doing BFL in New Orleans area?
Hi! I just started BFL this past Monday (1/10/11) and was wondering if anyone is doing this in or around the New Orleans area. It's be great to support each other during this adventure. Hit me up if you're near me!
13 Jan 2011
DebbieMO's "Step it Up for Spring" Group
Hi everyone - I edited the title of this thread to reflect our new challenge starting January 3 and running through March 27. Head to the last page to see new posts. __________ I am a participant in DebbieMO's church/school group. The official start date is early October, but I thought I...
14 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
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
To enter the BFL Challenge or Not?
Hello my name is William and I am 48 years old, I am 6ft 5in tall and 280 lbs. I will soon be 49 in April. I have done the BFL challenge before but did not enter the contest. I was 40 when I did the BFL challenge the first time and I was only 250 lbs at the time. I followed the program for 12 weeks and...
17 Jan 2011
Perrier/s.pellegrino VS Water
I'm addicted to Perrier and S.Pellegrino sparkling natural water. Are the benefits equivalent to simple water and can this count as my daily water intake?
20 Jan 2011
Starting Jan 17th
Well I'm starting on the 17th...going shopping tomorrow. Cleaning the cobwebs off my sneakers and the inch of dust of my dumbells...it should be a good dusty sweat on Monday. Let's get 'er done! I wanted to join with Brian's group but I can't figure out this website...
15 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
I have been trying to get the challenge started, but I have a bad lower back, which makes me apprehensive about lifting weights. Does anyone have any suggestions?
22 Jan 2011
BFL Beginner looking for Friends for mutual encouragment! LIve in Sydney Australia and would love to hear from anyone who has just started.
Hi All, I am on my second day of week two and already can't believe how my mindset has changed and the feeling of a real inner strength. I am also flabbergasted that I haven't wanted one drop of alcohol! As I drank at least every couple of days in my "before BFL". I would consider...
9 Jan 2011
Starting 11/1- Anyone else??
Trying to get motivated and excited about this, but mostly feeling intimidated and worried that I'll find excuses to quit. Becca
31 Oct 2010
Preparing for the Q4 Body for Life Challenge! Care to join the journey?!?!?
Preparing to kickoff the Q4 2010 challenge! Challenge Q4 will begin Sunday 03 October, ending Christmas day, Saturday 25 December (final weigh in before Santa hits!). I’m looking for team members to motivate, personal motivation, support, & accountability. Care to join the journey...
13 Sep 2010
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
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
40+Fit in 2011 starting NOW!
Sure, it's a little early for a New Years resolution, but why not make one now? Wouldn't it be AMAZING to ring in the new year ahead of the game? That's exactly what I intend to do, and I invite you to join me in starting your BFL challenge today. 12 weeks is going to pass us by whether...
14 Oct 2010
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
Is this the right program for me?
I have been doing the program for a few weeks now and I feel it is going well. However, despite the fact that I am lucky enough or fit enough to do the cardio and strength training, I have 70-80 pounds to lose. Is this more of a program for someone who just needs to lose a smaller amount of weight, someone...
28 Feb 2011
Encouragement From Afar
Hi Everyone, I am due to start my challenge next month and have been reading up about everything needed,Ive ordered my supplements joined the gym and other than getting a few clothes suitable for the gym, and a new pair of trainers I cant think of anything else I need.....Except me to turn up!!!!...
1 Mar 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
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