Hey Fellow BFL'ers.
For those starting 04 October, show some love and let's chat.
I am Melissa a.k.a Mel, and to my fellow team members from the previous challenge, HELLO.
Let's rock this house!!!
KEEP MOVING FORWARD
I'll be starting challenge 2 on the same day, and I'm ready to rock with you. I am finishing challenge 1 tomorrow! Challenge 1 was very successful for me. Official weigh-in is tomorrow, but I lost approximately 22 lbs during challenge 1 (and built some muscle, too -- unfortunately I didn't do a body fat analysis at the start, so i don't know exactly how much). I'd like to lose another 15 lbs during challenge 2.
Looking forward to joining this team and supporting each other!
I am also starting my second challenge (but will start Oct 5 because I need Mondays to be my free day). However, my fist challenge was 9 years ago!
More recently I have been doing P90X (2 rounds--one lean, one classic). After 4 attempts at a 3rd round of it, I realized I was burned out with it, so here I am.
I am hoping to lose approx 10 lbs and tone up. I got GREAT results from P90x, but lost a lot of it from 6 months off.
Glad you are back.
Just completed UBWO today and was it good, or was it good?
Here we go!!
Hello everyone. I am starting my first challenge today 10/4/10. I am excited about this and looking forward to success for all of us.
I'd love to join your team. My co-worker and I are starting today. I attempted to do this challenge years ago but I never completed it. With some support, I believe I can make it through this time. I'm just going to take it one day at a time. I will do my UBWO tonight after work. which I'm excited about.
BTW Congrats Mel and Steve for completing the first challenge - YOU ROCK! :) And for those of us starting today WE rock for making the commitment. :) Let's make these 12 weeks count!
Hi gang! Today's the day -- I hope everyone is off to a good start! I hit the gym this morning and had a good upper body workout. This will be an interesting challenge for me, because I'm mixing things up a bit from what I did on the first challenge that I completed last week . I'm adjusting the workouts, and it's going to be a growing experience for me to figure these things out on my own.
As I said earlier, this is my second challenge. I finished my first challenge on September 27, and it was very successful. I lost 22 lbs. And now I'm shooting for another 20 lbs for this challenge, and if I can do that I will be thin and fit!
I hope no one minds, but from time to time I may offer advice for you guys, based on my experiences with challenge 1. And of course, if anyone has any questions they want to ask of someone who's been through the process, please feel free to ask.
My big advice for today, for you guys just starting out: PLAN! Remember to plan your meals and plan your workout in advance, and then STICK TO YOUR PLAN! It is much easier if you plan in advance instead of trying to do it as you go. You'll be less inclined to cheat on meals if you have a plan, and you'll have much more success in the gym. I share this advice not just for you, but for myself -- I had a tough start to my workout today because I went in there without a plan, and I wasted a lot of time and effort trying to figure out what I wanted to do. Set a plan and stick to it, and you'll find success much easier.
Congrats to all of us for starting this, and for making the decision to change and improve our lives. We can do it! Stay strong and good luck to all of us!
ok then here i am im gonna do this thing!
iamsteve: PLEASE, bring on the advice! You're sooo right about planning. I planned out all my meals and workouts for today (which I've NEVER done in the past) and I must say, it makes everything stress free.
Hey all. hope you are all good and this challenge is treating you well his far.
I am kinda feeling like I did on the first challenge.
looking at the time ahead, and this stretch. but then again I know that the time flies.
Anyway good luck with this week.... Chat soon
I started my 2nd challenge this morning. I lost aproximately 20 lbs on my first challenge and felt really good about it. i have been on vacation for the past 2 weeks so i did not workout or eat clean. i gained approximately 7 pounds in those 2 weeks ;( . I am so happy to be back on track, i felt guilty during all of my vacation.
Lets do this challenge as a team. i know we can do it i did it once already!!!
Checking in--I did my 20 min of cardio today plus an extra 10 at a lower intensity. Wow! It seemed soooo fast compared to my hour long P90X cardio sessions. I was drenched in sweat though!
Good job healthym0m! Hope everyone is still doing well. It's day 4 and so far so good. I'm actually getting use to the multiple meals.
I just have a question for anyone...when you do your upper body WO do you guys sweat alot? Because I didn't when I did it the other day. Does this mean my weights aren't heavy enough? Also, I feel like the 1 min breaks between each set (which I time with a stop watch) are too long. Do you guys wait the whole minute?
Just curious, because I'm working out at home with free weights which go up to 25lbs and I feel like I'm lifting pretty heavy yet, I'm not sweating as much as I'd like to be. Are any of you working out at home? Any advice would be appreciated.
I also started on October 4th and I am feeling great so far. I'm highly motivated to finish the program and have a great workout partner to do it with. I have tried the program in the past but never completed the entire twelve weeks. I can pretty much promise I will finish it this time and completely follow the rules.
I have been doing the workouts in the mornings which I think is going to make the biggest difference in the end. I never did that in the past, but I can already feel the difference after only four days. My energy levels are much higher and it motivates me to stick to the diet.
Anyway, for designgrINYC I think you should definitely be sweating a little bit when you do your UBWO. I know when I really push it on the weights I'm exhausted at the end. Remember that a peak level 10 is giving 100% for each muscle group. If you are not lifting to failure then you are not doing it right. It can be difficult to keep that kind of focus the entire workout though. Also, I don't workout at home because I don't feel like I really have a lot of variety. I change up my exercises a lot
focus81 - Thanks for the reply. When I do UB tomorrow I'm going to really up the resistance.
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