Post # 17
@crystlrox, I’m going to have to look into this brazilian butt lift. Sounds like your problem areas are the same as mine. Yeah, I decided early on that I would lose weight before I went dress shopping. Formal wear sizing is NOT NICE, it is terrifying! 6 ounds in three weeks just from the brazilian butt lift sounds encouraging.
Post # 18
I hate having to get bundled up to go to the gym when it’s this cold out, so I’ve been just doing exercises at home and eating better. I joined SparkPeople.com where I track everything I eat and all of my daily workouts, and the way they use a point system motivates me to keep at it. I also stopped drinking (I may have a glass of wine on Super Bowl Sunday, and I’ll drink on Valentine’s Day at dinner, but that’s it for this month!) and I like to do a combination of 15-30 mins on the elliptical and one Jillian Michaels video every day. If you get On Demand, you can find a lot of Jillian videos for free to get started. Good luck with getting fit!
Oh, and when I do the elliptical I always do interval training.
Post # 19
I have been using Myfitnesspal.com since the end of December and I have lost 11 pounds! Its a great tool and its FREE!!!
Post # 20
@mskrissytina Awesome tool. i just joined! Now I just have to make sure to track everything that I pu in my mounth!
Post # 21
caloriecount.com to track my food intake & exercise, and then just actually bumping up exercise. I was doing the gym but haven’t been in months, recently I’ve just been doing pilates videos at home and going for fast walks or jogs with my Fiance in the evenings. (We’re one week shy of completing Couch to 5K.)
As a woman, you’re not ever supposed to eat less than 1200 calories a day or you will very likely go into starvation mode- where your body is storing fat because it doesn’t think it’s getting enough food. One pound is equivalent to 3500 calories, so if you aim for at least a 500 calorie deficit each day, either through eating less than you normally would (but no less than 1200 total!) or bumping up your exercise, or a combination of both, then you should lose a pound a week or more.
Post # 22
I have also been a pretty active person all of my life except for the past 6 months. My personal routine for losing weight is to cut the carbs, remove the sugar drinks (juices are my weakness) and SPIN classes! In 6 weeks I’m usually where I want to be, and feeling great energy wise. I’m not a strict dieter though, so from time to time i still enjoy a dessert. I just won’t make it a daily habit.
Post # 23
Hi, i’ve lost the weight from doing the P90x!! I’m doing the brazillian butt lift after I finish P90x in March!!
The BBL workouts do focus on the love handles/hip areas though and the workouts are fun. I also recently got the zumba wii game and love those workouts (if only I could do them more often!)
Post # 24
I’m using loseit.com to track calories (staying under 1600 a day) and running about 30 miles a week.
Post # 25
I’m using caloriecount.com too! I love it. I am eating around 1300 calories and I work out 60 minutes a day. If anyone has Netflix, they have pilates and yoga videos on instant queue. I love some of the pilates videos and usually do about 30 minutes a day.
Post # 26
I am also doing weight watchers, but I go to the meetings, and I feel like I really need them. I am over 200 pounds, so I obviously lacked some self control in the food department, so I feel like the meetings really help me. I’ve lost almost 25 lbs so far.
Post # 27
Awesome Karatechick27! I’ve done WW in the past, but it just wasn’t my thing. I applaud you for your efforts, they are paying off!
Post # 28
In October I started off cutting out all sugar and cutting most dairy (and only uses fat-free milk in my coffee). At the end of November, I signed up for Weight Watchers online. And since the day after Christmas, I’ve been doing 1-2 spinning classes/week plus 2-3 yoga classes/week. I’ve lost almost 15lbs-ish. Not bad for the holidays in between all that.
Unfortunately I let myself go so much last year (I blame grad school!) that I still have a ways to go to reach my goal. However I haven’t felt this strong and healthy in a very long time. It feels great!
Post # 29
I joined a gym and now have a personal trainer. I’m unsure if I even need the trainer because I am taking several classes at the gym. So I kind of regret jumping into paying for one… but oh well. He is helping me understand what to work out, how to wor out, and when. So I guess I will learn something.
The classes I take on a weekly basis are Zumba, Ultimate Condition, and Body Pump (strength traning with weights). These classes are so so great! I have fun, accountability, and I can feel myself getting into shape.