Post # 16
Losing weight is 80% diet. And by diet I don’t mean starving yourself, I mean reevaluating how and what you eat. I started eating paleo as a lifestyle change about a month and a half ago and am down 12lbs without doing any kind of crazy new exercise. Just paleo and some running. I’ve also signed up for a kettlebell class that starts next week. If you want to lose weight you need to lift weight. Building muscle will increase your metabolism in a way aerobic workouts can’t. Aerobics are good for maintenance but if you want to lose weight trying weight lifting and eating Paleo. And no, you won’t get “big” lifting. You will get definition which will make you look better as you lose weight.
Oh and paleo is FREE. Just read free blogs and get free recipes online. No need to pay for gimmicky products or buy some book 🙂 Any “diet” that requires you to buy a product to participate is a marketing plan not a diet plan.
Post # 17
- Wedding: June 2020 - Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin
Mistake on my earlier post but I’m unable to edit now – you’ll want to eat a fewer amount of calories under your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) not BMR. I was trying to decide what/how much to write and forgot to replace BMR with TDEE.
Post # 18
mrstea83 : i’ve had great results with primal eating, lots of hiking, and some at home toning in the form of squats and bodyweight resistance. no counting calories for me.
Post # 19
Thank you all for the replies! I’ve taken everything into consideration and will be implementing some things suggested by PP! I have made an appointment to get the nexplanon removed as well, so hopefully I’ll start to get some results in the coming months!
Post # 20
mrstea83 : I don’t know if you’d be interested, but one thing that’s definitely helped me is tracking my food intake. Even too much healthy food can be a bad thing! I use MyFitnessPal – if you want absolute perfection, you’ll need to weigh or measure everything, but even just a rough estimate will help you. You can also calculate your TDEE to estimate how much you need to eat in order to lose weight. For the most part, focusing on getting good, lean protein alongside plenty of greens and veggies will make it easier to stay on track. Easier said than done, obviously!
As far as in home workouts go, I like Tone It Up, Blogilates, and Fitness Blender. You can also download the Nike+ Trainer app. There’s lots you can do at home during naps, or just when you get a couple of minutes. Maybe your hubby would be interested in going for walks with you and your daughter after work? That would be a great way to incorporate some cardio without sacrificing family time.
Post # 21
As you have already realised, exercise might be the solution. I’m lucky enough to have time to frequent the gym, but at the same time I love my home workouts so much so that I’m considering quitting the gym and saving some money!
I use three different youtube workout groups:
– HIIT workouts: these are fast paced cardio workouts which generally only last 10-20 minutes so good when time is limited. They are exhausting but great fun and lots of variety. You don’t need any equipment and can be done in your living room. (my favourite youtube account for this is Fitness Blender)
– Yoga: I’ve learned this year that yoga isn’t just deep breathing and stretches. Vinyasa Yoga is actually very fast paced and will burn calories as well as encouraging strength. I really advise you give it a go, but make sure you stick to beginners workouts as it is super challenging, I’m still on beginners after a few months. (My favourite yourtube account is Tim Senessi)
– Short toning workouts: Youtube is full of short toning workouts found if you search for “10 minute abs”, “10 minute arms” etc. Many of these require no equipment. They are short but challening and fit a lot into 10 minutes (My favourites youtube account is Rebecca Louise)