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3 weeks in on C1
diet food struggle eat getting started my transformation
For the women doing this...WHAT are you eating?
May seem a silly question, but I have 4 daughters and a husband. We have some food allergies around here we already have to modify for. As a woman and or a mom how are you eating AND feeding your family? I want to set a good example without the "diet" mentality setting into my kids. My husband...
4 May 2010
Ready To Work My Booty Off and
Hello to the BFLers I am starting the challenge June 26th, and I am so excited! I am a librarian, so of course, I've been researching the best fitness programs, and I've got to tell ya'll I am soooo impressed with Body for Life. It offers so much! A chance at a sexier body, a chance to...
18 Jun 2010
Any Central Jersey people out here?
I am starting today and very excited! I actually did the photos for the before pic and am ready for workout one! I have done this before alone and quit, but this time I am looking for some buddies. Check in folks, I could use some support. Thanks, Lisa
2 Jul 2010
Haven't Officially Started, but I'm preparing...I have just a few questions, though?
I'm going to be honest, this week is my "mentally getting it together week" for BFL. I am scheduled to go on travel July 19-23, and I don't want to even think I can start the challenge my first week away (can we say per diem). BUT, I did start my routine (exercise workout and meal plan...
19 Jul 2010
DAY 1 today!! Girls & Weight Loss?
I just started Day 1 today! I am a 25 year old female and am wanting to know the successes of any other girls around my age!! How much weight could I expect to lose? I am 5'6 and weigh 218...one of my goals is to lose 30 pounds this first 12-week go-round! Is this a feasible goal?!
28 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
I have 34 days left in challange I know I'm stronger -havent seen big scale or visiable results - feeling very discouraged:(:(
I have 34 days left in challange I know I'm stronger- I can lift more weight than when I started. I can do longer cardio set than before. I can run more miles. I have not seen but a few pounds lost on the scale:( and the only difference I can see with my body is a slight difference in my upper...
18 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
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
I plan on starting the BFL Challenge on Monday, August 23rd. I am unsure of a few things and would appreciate feedback from anyone that has experience with these questions! I entered the fitness industry a year ago. Although I am in decent shape, I want to take it to the next level with this challenge...
20 Aug 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
Re: Preparing for the Q4 Body for Life Challenge! Care to join the journey?!?!?
Start of week 3 Training: haven't missed any of the workouts which is good. I think I know which cardio machines work BETTER for me (so, I've learned something!). Nutrition: This is where I need to do better. Although I get a lot of my meals in and do pretty well in terms of portions and...
25 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
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
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
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
... 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
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
Re: Kicking Off 2011 WIth A Bang!!! Anyone Coming Along?!?!?
Hey crew, I finally got around to taking pictures today to see if there was any differences to be seen yet. I said before I'd only lost about 2lbs and a few inches and was a little disheartened. Well the pics seem to match the rest with very little noticeable change so I dug around on the BFL...
2 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
A few questions
I have a few clarification questions if you y'all can help me please??? - Mushrooms are considered a veggie right? What about tomatoes? - Is there a limit to veggie intake in a day/meal? - Sometimes there is someone on the machine that I need -- is there a right or wrong order to muscle...
2 Mar 2011
Re: How to start?
Hi I just joined this site today and signed up to start the challenge at the end of June, to give myself time to understand and program and prepare. I am already working out 6 days per week and watching my caloric intake [also watching protein, fiber, calcium, etc.] But I digress. I wanted to ask...
30 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
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