Post # 1
Im going to be seeing a personal trainer to get into shape for my wedding in September… Im a little bit anxious! I meet with her for a consultation and *cringes* measurements and weigh in tomorrow morning.
I have gained a considerable amount of weight in under a year from my thyroid, 30lbs. Im hopinng to get MY body back!
Have you ever used a trainer? How quickly did you lose weight? What are reasonable goals for 3 1 hour sessions, for 4 weeks?
Post # 3
you can expect to feel stronger and more toned, but its hard to say exactly how much difference in weight/inches it will make. As far as weight goes, that’s 90% diet. Training for an hour will only burn like 150cals per session (if you are doing weight training and not cardio) thats only and additional 450 a week or 64 cal a day. Be sure to add in your own cardio! With a spot on diet, weight training, and additional cardio I think 2lbs per week is a realistic goal.
Post # 4
If you change your diet and start exercising you will usually loose a lot of water and liver weight the first week then it should slow to 2 pounds a week if your being safe and doing it right. So perhaps 12 pounds but only about 7 to 8 of fat and you may notice by the end you haven’t lost that much since new muscle will weigh more than fat.
The thyroid issue could cause difficulty and be very very careful with any suppliments as dome mess with your thyroid and could contradict any medication your on for that.
Agree with other poster its 80-90% proper nutrition
Post # 5
I’ll bet once you start exercising and eating healthier, you’ll start dropping some lbs. don’t go by what the scale reports as much as how you feel and look. I wanted to lose 20lbs at first. people thought I was nutso. It took me almost 4 mos to lose 10 and my wedding is in 11 days. I am much stronger now and dropped 3 sizes! Though I haven’t reached my goal, I feel and look great! You can do it!! I used my fitness pal and logged all my exercise and calories daily..use it as a guide. Good luck!!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
@emmos: Remember it’s 70% food and 30% exercise! You can run for a half an hour, burn 330 calories … then ruin that by eating a slice of cake!
I used myfitnesspal.com to track calories (because, essentially that’s the only thing that makes you lose weight… burning more than you take in) and I lost 12 lbs but it took about 7 months!!
Post # 7
I’m done week 2, and starting week 3. We do an upper body day, lower body day, and cardio day every week (each day has core involved) In 2 weeks I feel better, but see no difference even in how my clothes fit. I’ve decided I need to Start running and other cardio almost daily on my own. I think I set unrealistic expectations for myself and what 3 hours of excersize would do in a week. I have also decided to spend the money and do an additional 4 weeks. After that I’m confidant that I can do it on my own…
Congrats to all of you for your weight loss! I know how hard it really is to make those lifestyle changes, and get the body you want!
Post # 8
I started going to a trainer 2x a week mid-January and since then, I’ve lost about 8% body fat and went from 118 to 111 lbs. (I’m 5’4″) I’ve also gained a few pounds of muscle in the process! I also changed my diet and cut out a lot of sugar and carbs and focused on incorporating more lean protein into my diet.