(Closed) cant shake this fat off!!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

So sorry that you are feeling like this! I am sure you are beautiful exactly how you are but I totally understand that feeling of ‘I want to look my absolute best in my wedding dress!’  The only thing I can think of would be to add in some weight lifting and/or different types of exercises to your routine.  I haven’t personally tried the ‘Pure Barre’ technique yet (and in no way am I associated with the Company) but I must say my friend who started this a few months back looks UNBELIEVABLE! Her arms are toned and overall she has slimmed down a ton!  I think its a great sculpting routine and am considering it for myself as well!  Its at least worth taking a look at the website http://purebarre.com/  🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would try cutting your calories back down a little, to 1400 or 1500 (depending on your height – make sure you have enough) and mix up your routine.  After awhile working out our bodies “adjust” to exercise and hit a plateau (I hate that!)  You’ve been doing a lot of cardio – how about mixing it up with a day of weight training in between, one day on and one day off.  It might work.

Keep up the great work, btw!  It could be the weight gain is from muscle and not fat, I’m sure you’re a lot more toned if you’ve been working out since May.  🙂

Another tip:  Drink a LOT of water!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Maintain average calories around 1500-1600 (a little higher on lift days and lower on rest days), do strength training 2-3 times a week (weight lifting with heavy weights not those little pink dumbbells) and do 35+ minutes of cardio 3-5 times a week. If you do cardio on a strength day, do the cardio first. Depending on your body fat percentage, you may actually gain weight when you build muscle, but you’ll lose inches.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Missus_LLC:  The thing to keep in mind when working with weights is to only work one muscle group in a 24-hour timespan.  So, for me, it’s easier to work out with weights – upper and lower body – all on the same day and then the next day do cardio, then the next weights, and so forth.  Of course you can do cardio every day, you only have to skip a day between weight training.  Or, you could work out upper body one day and lower body the next, just not the same muscle group two days in a row.  The reason being when you work with weights it causes tiny tears in the muscle tissue that need 24 hours to heal and rest; this is what builds the muscle, displaces the fat and contours your body.  The rest period is just as important as the workout is.

Edit:  Where I live it’s very common to see people “running down the street.”  LOL.  A lot of people do, it’s not weird at all.  😉

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Step away from the scale.  Once you reach a certain weight while exercising you need to switch to taking measurements rather than stepping on a scale.  While exercising you are building muscle which weighs more than fat but takes up less space.  Taking your measurements will show you where you are losing inches.  Does your scale do body fat percentage?  If it does switch the display so it will only show your percentage of body fat and even then only check it once a month (and I mean it!!!)

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Missus_LLC:   Calorie intake (keeping it in control) is more important than trying to figure out how many you’re burning during a workout (hard to be accurate).  The key is eat what you want, within reason, but keep portions small. 

It’s important for your overall health to be physically active, not just to lose weight.  I agree with beachbride1216 to step away from the scale, at least for a little while.  Lots of things can affect your weight and if you weigh too often it can be discouraging, I know.

Varying your workouts will help your body get back on track with burning more calories, it restarts your metabolism to help get past the plateau.  And don’t feel bad, this happens to everyone!! 

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