(Closed) HELP! Fitness problem

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Do you really work out from 5-10 2 days a week or was that a mistake? Do you think it is muscle weight or is there still some “jiggle” that you are trying to lose?

Post # 4
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Just keep going.  You’ve probably reached a plateau.  Keep eating healthy and working out.  Maybe you should try a different exercise (i.e. if you use the treadmill try the bike or stair stepper).  Dont do liquid diets or detoxes.  They are only going to result in over-eating afterwards.  The best thing to do is stay consistent when trying to lose weight.  Try interval training—do 20 minute bouts of running on treadmill then slow down for 5 minutes and repeat.

Post # 5
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@blondebride2: Do you do the same work out every Tues & Thurs?

What is the work out you are doing? How tall are you?

Have you taken your measurements? Are your clothes fitting differently?

Muscle is denser than fat, so 1lb of muscle takes up less space than 1lb of fat. You may be losing fat and gaining muscle therefore staying at the same weight on the scale but improving your body fat % and getting smaller.

Weight is not the only factor.

You could look at two people the same height and weight and depending on their body fat % and fitness level one could look overweight and flabby while the other looks toned.

Post # 6
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Drink more water – at least a half gallon a day (I try to drink a full gallon each day).  Doing this alone makes such a huge difference.

I’m also curious about the two workouts for 5 hours … I would think you’d be better off doing 5 days and 1 hour.  Can you tell us what your workout consists of?

Post # 7
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You have more then enough time to lose those pounds so I woudlnt suggest turning to detoxes and special diets.  You will end up gaining that back prior to the wedding anyways.  Working out in 5 hour increments isnt necessary either.  Our bodies tend to get used to repetitive work outs and once they do it almost expects it so the chances of losing weight goes down.  Even if you are working out 5 houts a day.

Are you doing any weight training?  I would suggest adding light lifting to your regimine and high intensity interval training.  When you do HIIT your body is constantly guessing what will happen next and this speeds up your metabolism.  You do NOT want to do this type of work out for multiple hours.  You really only need to do it for about 30minutes.  The stairmaster is a great way to accomplish this.  You will burn calories for hours after your work out! 


Post # 8
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

You probably need to change up your work out routines or the intensity. 

Post # 9
1807 posts
Buzzing bee

Try working out more than twice a week, swtiching up your workouts (cardio one day, yoga the next, muscle strengthing the next), and changing your diet.

Are you a heavy soda drinker? Quit cold turkey. How many sugary drinks do you drink every week? Are you drinking enough water? Do you have ondemand from your cable provider? They offer tons of free fitness/weight loss programs!

Post # 10
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

5 months is plenty of time to lose 5-10 lbs.  A “safe” amount to lose is 1-2lbs per week, so you can get there in 2 months, easy.  Also, it’s always tough to lose that last 5-10 lbs.  It may take more time than any other weight loss.  But if you stick with a good diet and exercise plan, you will definitely get it down. 

Have you tried talking to a nutritionist?  80% of losing weight is not working out, it’s your diet.  So make sure you’re eating at least 1200 calories a day, split into 5 small meals (300 for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and then 150 for each snack).  Make sure you have a good amount of protein in each of those meals/snacks.  If you don’t eat enough, your body will start eating muscle, not fat, in order to sustain you. 

From what it sounds like (based on the “liquid diets and detoxes”, you aren’t giving your body the nutrients it needs to burn the calories.  Eating clean will drop the weight FAST!  Lots of veggies, lean protein, whole grains, and TONS of water will shred the last bit of that weight off.  If you want to lose weight (especially if you’re working out 5 hours at a time), you need to be drinking 1/2 your body weight in oz. of water EVERY day.  That’s a lot, but it will make a huge difference. 

Seriously – try the nutrionist.  They work wonders! 

Post # 11
1227 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree with PPs who noted you would probably do better to switch it up and do more workouts per week, but less time at each (like 5 days a week for 1 hour each as a PP suggested). If you are at a plateau, this might help “confuse” your body and get you out of it.

I also agree with PP who suggested taking your measurements or noting how your clothes are fitting. When assessing fitness, it’s much better to go by those indicators rather than some arbitrary weight number. Why is the 115 so important? Do you look and feel good now at the weight you are at? Does your dress fit you at the weight you are at? If so, I’d say don’t stress about the number. Just keep working out and eating right and maintain what you’ve got going.

Also, I am so not a fan of pills, supplements, liquid diets, detoxes, or cleanses. They seem like pure BS to me. Just eat right, drink lots of water, and avoid things like caffeine, nicotine/smoking, and alcohol. That’s all the more cleansing your body really needs, IMO.

Post # 12
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

After and hour and a half of working out, it’s pointless on your body to workout more! Space it out, do 1 1/2 hours everyday vs 5 hours 2 days a week…that’s most likely your problem!

Ps….I work out with a body builder…just started..and he told me this yesterday!! He said to not work out over 1 1/2 hours, its pointless.

Post # 14
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

don’t start crash dieting. you’ll just yo-yo and probably end up gaining more weight.

switch up your workout. it will confuse your body and should help you see results. also, if you can afford it, go to a nutrionist. they can be very helpful!

Post # 15
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Protein, protein, protein.  I can’t tell enough people how much eating lots protein will help.  I also suggest not looking at the number on the scale, but how your body looks & how you feel.  Switching to a high protein diet I have only lost 8 lbs in 12 weeks but my body is so much leaner, looks slimer, and I can feel a difference. 

You may want to cut out diary, any sorts of carbs and sugar 2-4 weeks before you wedding.  This will also allow you to lose some extra weight. 

Post # 16
2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think you need to make sure you are eating enough to make up for those crazy long workout sessions.  I really think you should mix it up and not workout for 5 hours two days a week, that sounds a little crazy.  Definitely break it up and make sure you are eating enough!

Eating enough is really the key to weight loss and people often forget that.  Food is FUEL without the fuel your body cannot perform properly and therefore you won’t lose weight.

You may also need to realize that maybe you won’t lose the weight.  120 is a healthy weight for most women of average height.

Spreading your workouts throughout the week can at least help you tone up what needs to be toned up without putting your body through hell twice a week instead.

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