(Closed) Fitness Friends – January Thread!

posted 7 years ago in June 2013
Post # 32
6 posts

I’ll jump in too!

I workout 4-5 times per week, eat healthy meala but at night do more snacking than I should!

At my first dress fitting a month ago, my dress was snug but fit.

Ive since gained 5 lbs.

Any advice?! (:

Post # 33
142 posts
Blushing bee

Hello ladies, mind if i join in too? Only needing to lose 8-10 pounds, don’t want my dress to get too big! Just started weight watchers and joined a running club that meets once a week. I need to lose my weight from around my stomach and lower back, any ideas of how this is possible? I have a hula hoop and am going to try and see if i can make it work πŸ™‚

Post # 35
33 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ll chime in!  I started my “hal’s novice 1” half marathon training program last week.  I had to add a few weeks on the front end to ease myself into running again.  So far so good I guess.  Only need to increase my milegage by 10. Ha.

I joined myfitnesspal last week as well.  I’ve never counted calories before and it appeals to the engineer in me.  The housewarming party/brewery tour this weekend got me a little off track, oops.  

Exercise:  My goal until May 4 is to stay on track with the training program. Also want to work on toning arms

Eating: Trying for a 1200 calorie diet and seeing what happens!




Post # 36
33 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Jerseygirl3586:  I’m a freshly minted “write everything down” evangelizer.  It definitely helps me know where I stand on a day to day basis and I’m much less likely to grab those treats at work or that (second) beer if I know I’ll have to track it later.

Post # 37
6 posts

Thanks cafrin!

I actually write mine down as I eat the foods too on my cell phone!! But it still hasn’t stopped me!!! 

Pretty bad I know 

Last night I had a whole dark choc bar and felt sick all night and was up all night bc of the caffeine in it, horrible!!

So I think I’ll be better at not overdoing it at night after that!!

Thanks for your tip – I’m gonna keep on keeping track!

Post # 38
1860 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Jerseygirl3586:  Do you give yourself a calorie “goal” to try to stay under or do you just track your food? I like to have goals/limits/etc to make it more like a game. πŸ™‚  Maybe you just need to find better things to snack on.. I’ve heard great things about Emerald brand cocoa roast almonds, and that would get you some protein and healthy fat AND give you a chocolate fix! 

@macmint83:  You can’t “spot-reduce” by using certain exercises, unfortunately. But, cardio/running will be a great weight to drop the extra pounds, and hopefully they will come from your trouble areas!

@cafrinB:  Yay!! I’m doing Hal’s Novice 2 half marathon program! Technically it doesn’t start until the 27th, but I’m heading to the gym soon for 3 miles today!  

Post # 39
4690 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Fun, yayy! I would like to lose 7-8 lbs. BUT my dress fits off the rack perfect right now so I don’t know if I really should lose weight. But I want to tone my arms, I hate them!
In terms of exercise, the best thing for me is running. NOTHING burns more calories.

  • I track my runs, 4x’s a week, at DailyMile.com and GarminConnect
  • Fiance got my a garmin heart-rate/ pace/ calorie burner tracker. AMAZING, so motivating.
  • I am signing up for a 15k a month befoer the wedding (the fear of not making it to the finish line terrifies me)

But, as we all know, exercise doesn’t do that much for actual weight loss. 80% of weight lost is by what we eat. So I:

  • enter my weight every week into MyFitnessPal.com
  • I stopped my usual 5 drink happy hour binges on Fridays.
  • Most days use myfitnesspal.com to track food, but eating just 1450 calories (what i would need to lose 8 lbs) is freakin hard to do
  • skipped desserts every once in a while
  • I’m eating less processed foods and less snacks after school (I’m a teacher

Goal:  skip dessert at least 3 x’s a week. no more snacking on crap after school. SO HARD!

Post # 40
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Hi Fitness Friends, is it week 4 yet? I wanted to share some success I had this past week. I lost 5 pounds! Technically, a few of those were probably from bloating after the Mexico trip, but I still feel great about myself and ready to work hard to get to my goal. 9 more pounds to go!

Week 3 RECAP

Exercise Goal: Exercise for 30 minutes at least 5 times this week – Success! 

Food/Diet Goal: Be a slave to calorie counting on MyFitnessPal – 1200 calories per day. Absolutely no pop. Only 1 sugar in my tea. Find a Starbucks drink under 100 calories that tastes good!  Success! <3 My Fitness Pal. Starbucks non-fat Cappuccino with 1 sugar is good πŸ™‚

Healthy Habits Goal: Try to avoid snacking when I’m at a friends house and there’s chips on the table. Stay conscious of my diet goals at all times so that I don’t slip up when I’m going out! So far, so good. 


Week 4 GOALS

Exercise Goal: Start FAB ABS program early (http://fitandfabforlife.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/fab-ab-february.jpg) and continue pliometrics and interval training at least 5 days this week. 

Food/Diet Goal: Maintain 1200 net calorie diet. Eat on a side plate instead of a dinner plate. Be careful when going out to restaurants and always take away part of my meal.

Healthy Habits Goal: Calculate nutrition information for every meal I cook at home. (I did this last week and will never eat another fruit crumble again. The crumble is insanely bad for you!)


Good luck fitness friends! Add me on MyFitnessPal if you have it (cwakeford)

Post # 42
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just found this thread! So I’m a bit behind but will be all over this in February.

January, week 4 goals:

Exercise goal: Go to boot camp three times, plus two 60 minute sessions either running or on the stationary bike. 60 minutes pilates or abs at some point would be a bonus. 

Food/diet goal: I guess my biggest problem here is the number of times we eat out every week. I’m going to try to eat at least five dinners at home this week.

Healthy habits goal: Hmmm. Not buy a new block of chocolate to replace the one I just finished last night? πŸ˜›

Post # 43
1860 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Great job everyone!!! Pretty soon we will be rocking our February fitness goals! 

My fitness plan for the rest of the week:

Tuesday: 3 miles and strength training
Wednesay: 3 mile run
Thursday: 3 miles and strength training
Friday: rest
Saturday: 4 mile run

Post # 44
766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I fell off the map. Let me explain. I got so discouraged because I wasn’t seeing much of a change on the scale. I’m playing around with my goals and seeing what works.

-I am now counting calories 1500/day

-I am trying to drink more water, some days I hit my goal of 64 oz and some days like yesterday, I make it to 32 oz and call it quits

-I have to take a break from running because of tendonitis which crushed me pretty bad because running is free, it does help my mood, and it’s amazing for weight loss. After the Fiance saw how crushed I was, he’s decided to buy me a gym membership! I am so excited!

I will post measurements tomorrow but I don’t expect to see any changes. I was doing really well and being very strict about my workouts but since the injury…I slacked off majorly because I was so down. But with the new membership! Let’s see how this goes..

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