Still can't believe it.. 2 more days.. I remember when I started this. 22lbs heavier, wearing baggy pants and huge T-shirt to the gym. Weak and awkward, trying to do the dumbbell-bench-press, tried the lunges with 2 pound dumbels and wonder (anyone can make it untill 8reps?! OMG, it was so hurt..) The next day, tried the treadmill, start with 4, and give up at 6, felt gonna passed out.. And now.. it's 2 more days.. I can do bench press untill 10 pound, lunges 15 pounds. And the treadmill, start with 5, and then 6, 7,8, 10 and 12! Can't imagine I can run on that damn machine!
Now it's 2 more days. I really so get used to it. Get up in the 6 a.m going to the gym, prepare the lunch box and eating alone, say no to all the party-meals, Open the BFL-site, reading all the encouragement words, smiling and got the power again and again...
I love BFL.. it change my life. But I also miss my morning-time, I want to wake up in the morning,preparing meals with my husband and playing with my baby, without rushing to the gym all the time. I want to have lunch together again with my friends rather than eating alone in my office. Of course I'm not planning to go "crazy". I'll keep my 'unauthorized' meal only for lunch, with very limited amounts, and eat the the other 4 authorized at home. And for the workout, I'm plannning 3 times a week to go the the gym, 2 treadmill and 1 weight exercise.
I want and NEED to maintain my weight.. I've done hard works for that! But I also want my life back... Is my plan OK? Anyone give opinions please...
I don't think you can maintain your results with one day of weights & two days of cardio. Maybe yuo can change the time you go, or do some of your cardio outdoors with the family. It has become a habit with you and if you fall out of that habit, it may be easy to fall back into your old lifestyle. Truly it is less than an hour a day; that is nothing compared to how many hours we have in the day. I love my kids, but in the summer, I crave my gym time as a little escape for me. And, when they are in school, I have no excuse not to hit the gym as soon as I drop them off. You have worked waaaaay too hard to not keep it up. If you NEED to maintain your weight, you know what you have to do....eat clean 80% of the time and hit the gym (or workout at home) no less than 5 days a week. Maybe you can do some exercise videos while baby is napping for a change until you are ready to get back to working out more consistently.....Good luck and Congratulations on your Awesome results!
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Where are the before and after pics?
Congratulations on finishing the challenge!!! It sounds as though you achieved great results. I would agree with BryanL Body for Life is for life it is a lifestyle. You said you want your life back. I am sure you don't mean the 22lbs and baggy clothes. It is very easy to slip back into old habits. Of course you deserve a break and a little something you have been denying yourself, but be careful. Don't waste all the hard work and effort you have put in so far! I would sit down after the challenge and reflect on what you have accomplished and how you feel about yourself and your life. Compare who you were and who you are now and who you want to be. It is a great time to set new goals - Don't stop doing that part!
You have done amazing to get this far! I know you will figure out what is best for you.
Push hard on your last two days and finish strong!!!
I know what you mean!
Sometimes I feel burnt out and can't wait for my frre day, not so much for eating but to take a break from exercising.
I'm thinking after I reach my goal, is exercising every other day and while following the program acceptable?
will it work?
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