Post # 1
Didn’t get much response on the Wellness board so I thought I would try here…
Hey There Bees,
Looking for a little help. To preface this, I am 5’11 and weigh around 245 lbs. Since highschool graduation (10 years ago), I have gained close to 75 lbs due to general bad eating, lack of excerise, and medications. I’d like to lose at least 30-40 of that.
I’ve been trying to lose weight on and off for the last few years and can’t seem to stick to a plan. I’m starting over again though, starting with changes to my eating and going for walks.
I am going to be moving soon and may not live near a gym. I am looking for a workout video to do at home and need a recommendation. I have a friend who told me about Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred but is that really good for losing a decent amount of weight? What would you recommend?
Post # 3
I like the 30 day shred, but it’s probably not enough if it’s your ONLY exercise, since it’s really only about 20 min once you take out warmup/cool down. I like to run 5 km most days, and then do the shred, or do two back to back if that’s the only exercise I’m getting that day. But if you haven’t exercised at all lately, it may be perfect to start.
Post # 4
If you have not been exercising at all the Jillian michaels is really tough even if it is only 20/30 mins. I suggest Windsor Pilates as it varies in time and is low impact on your body. you will want to switch the type of exercise tapes almost approximate every six weeks even if its alternating between the two. And also slim in six really revamps your shape in six weeks.
Post # 5
Personally, I love all things Chris Freytag when it comes to workout DVDs. And as a Zumba instructor, I also highly recommend those as well!
Post # 6
I will reccommend Rosemary Conley’s Workout DVD for a whole body workout.
Post # 7
I am right there with you! I’m overweight and have so much trouble losing and keeping it off to continue to lose and get to my goal weight. I have the p90x series and it is for sure a kick butt workout! The only drawback is that it’s pricey. I was lucky enough to be able to borrow it from a good friend. I didn’t stick with it (like I should have!) but if I had…I’m sure I would have lost pretty fast and gotten toned while doing it. I have an assortment of dvds. None of them are guaranteed for success but if you do a little something every day or even every other day and try to eat a little better (I’m trying to take this same advice I know its so tough!) you should see results. I’ve been doing hot hula at 24 hour and that is awesome. Maybe later I’ll list some other dvds after I go home and have them in front of me.
I know it’s a little off topic but I’m also taking the garcinia cambogia supplement (the one Dr. Oz did a special on). It’s called citrimax and I got it at Mother’s market…so far it seems to be helping and I swear my appetite is under control. I used to be starving by the time lunch rolled around at work and now I’m hungry but not ravenous.
Good luck to you and me and anyone else who is working at it. : )
Post # 8
I love the bar method and they have DVDs I have heard good things about. I would recommend that because you can start it as a beginner and there are a lot of variations for more difficulty as you get stronger. Plus I think it’s very safe, and for me it’s enjoyable. Check out their website!
Post # 9
try myfitnesspal.com or the app. I had good results with that and it’s free. I also liked winsdor pilaties as far as workout videos go.
Post # 10
I’m currently using Shaun T’s Rockin Body. I’m hella out of shape, and it kicks my butt every time, but it’s dancing and I get to have fun with it. And I also use resistance bands to tone up my arms.
Post # 11
Thank you and look forward to：）