Post # 1
So I was doing really well with losing weight, eating right and working out. I was at 170 and got down to 155 about two months ago. My goal weight was 125.
I was all happy cause at that point I had 5 more months to reach my goal weight, but then without getting too into it life threw me a curveball and I didn’t have time to exercise and only ate on the go.
Now I only have 3.5 left to the wedding and I am back at 162. It sucks that my hard work stalled but I’m ready to jump back into it! At this point I don’t think I can be at 125 in just 3.5 months BUT I’m looking to lose as much weight as I can in those months WITHOUT starving myself/diet pills/or putting my health in danger.
Any tips would help! I’m very open and determined – the clock is ticking. Thanks Bees!
Post # 3
Heya! I have a lot of experience in fields that require me to weigh a certain amount at a certain time (former figure competitor and current competitive weightlifter). I find that when you get stalled, the best thing to do is try a new workout.
All diets can plateau, and that’s normal. Have you thought about a 30 day bikram/spin/crossfit challenge or something like that? It is completely true that bodies are made in the kitchen, not the gym (you can’t out-train a bad diet), but I fully believe that working out helps you stay on track with eating.
A new workout can help shake things up when you feel like you just can’t look at one more chicken salad or carrot stick. I suggest the bikram because it’s a totally energizing workout that can actually burn a tonne of calories, but it’s easy for beginners and not as intimidating as trying to start a crossfit routine or other gym regimen.
I did a 30 day bikram challenge between weightlifting training cycles- the studio I went to offered classes every day and I chose 6am every day (yes, even weekends) just to get it in before work. I lost a lot of fat and it was a wonderful change from my normal routine. Normally I just lift a lot of heavy weight. I love it, but it can wear on you to do the same thing over and over and I hit a plateau with my weight and my lifting. Signing up for a 30 day challenge really keeps you accountable and it’s a cool thing you experience with other people who are signed up. It’s like a little goal you all have in common and the studio and other people help keep you accountable. It doesn’t have to be bikram but can be boot camp or spin class, or crossfit, but many gyms offer a “30-day challenge” type thing. I find it helped me.
Also – I know we all have goal weights, but I urge you to go with goal-size or goal-shape instead. We can fluctuate 5-10 pounds PER DAY from water/food intake, and it can be frustrating to focus on the scale. I find a measuring tape/article of clothing is much more reliable and less frustrating. Just have a goal of looking amazing on your wedding day 🙂 You will.