Losing Weight...

Losing Weight...

Miss Anonymous Miss Anonymous
Yeah, I've realized it's time for a change. I've been wanting to lose weight, but I'll start and than some how lose my way, and my workout items begain collect dust. I don't know, but something is different this time. Like, I REALLY want to lose weight. I went crazy and ordered a bunch of things. The first three are at home workout dvds.

1. Zumba fitness
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2. Turbo fire
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3. Chalean extreme
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4. 2 (2) pound jugs of vanilla and chocolate whey protein mix.

I cut out all junk food and soda. I'd love to know how you guys have, or are losing weight?

I was also curious about lifting weights? Should that be done while your losing fat, or should that be held off till the end to help tone you up. I wanted to know before I placed an order for these....

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The Chalean extreme has ALOT of weight lifting


Any information you can give me about workingout, toning up, and everything that goes with weightloss, please let me know... I'M TRYING TO DO EVERYTHING TO AVOID HAVING A LOT OF LOOSE SKIN...I know there would be some (maybe, I don't know) but I'd like to limit as much as possible.

I ran track in high school, but that was when I was about 14 (I'm now 22), so I know I have to start off slow. I had my hopes up for working out at least two hours aday (not at the beginning, but working up to that). I'd be sitting around the house, because I won't be in school or working. So I figured two hours broken up throughout the day isn't too much, being the reast of my day, I'll most likly be on my ass.
03/17/2012
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Taylor Taylor
I've always been most successful doing exercise I liked doing for it's own sake rather than exercise for losing weight's sake. I do videos occasionally like maybe once a week or so. But I've had better results when I've done things I thought were fun like joining a tennis league or walking with a friend every night since I'm less likely to skip when I'm looking forward to it. So maybe find a fun activity you can do too like a sport or fitness group?

I don't really have any tips other than that, but good luck with everything! Looks like you have some tough workout programs there.
03/17/2012
Kindred Kindred
I would recommend going very slowly and setting realistic goals. One of the biggest problems is that people set unrealistic goals and then feel defeated when they can't attain them. Don't set yourself up for failure.

Track your progress. Maybe not daily, but at least at regular intervals so that you can see the progress you're making. Celebrate every little victory.

Weight training is important because muscle mass consumes more energy than does fat. So while you don't necessarily want to bulk up, you do want to tone and build some muscle mass. It will help you reach your goals faster. Also, muscle mass is heavier than fat, so don't get discouraged if your weight doesn't seem to be dropping as fast as you like.

Don't burn yourself out. This is a long process. Again, set realistic goals and try to hit them as best you can.

Stopping junk food and soda is great, but you still need a good, balanced diet that includes whole grains, fruits/vegetables, and proteins low in fats or high in healthy fat. As much as possible, cook for yourself rather than eat out or prepared/packaged foods. Plan your meals and snacks daily so you know what to eat. People tend to stray off diets when they get hungry but don't know what to eat. After awhile, you'll get a better sense of what are good foods and snacks and you won't have to plan quite as much.

Get a friend to support you. You will have bad days for a number of reasons. It's important to have some moral support to push you and pick you up when you do have a bad day. If they are willing to exercise with you, all the better.

Good luck and be sure to give us updates so we can celebrate your successes with you!
03/17/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
In the past when I've put on a little extra weight it was never a problem losing it. I'd cut out things like pop (which I rarely drink now) and other empty calories and I'd lose the weight quickly with no problem.

A few years ago, I lost about 20-25 lbs and looked great. Soon after I had to go on HRT for some hormonal problems. I have always had a hard time losing weight while on hormones (I gained 40 lbs while in Depo Provera, it was the largest I've ever been, except for while I was pregnant and I didn't lose any of the weight until I got off the Depo Provera.)

I am finding the HRT is almost as stubborn as the Depo. I haven't gained nearly as much weight, but enough to bother me. I look best at about 110-125 lbs. I'm about 130-135 or so now, and it's about 10 lbs too much for my comfort.

I keep telling myself I'm going to start walking, like my husband and I did last summer, but I haven't gotten around to it. Last week was beautiful weather in Chicago, and I was in with a cold and my little one had a tummy bug. It's been ingrained in me not to exert oneself while sick, so hopefully next week will be just as nice out so I can get out and MOVE!
03/17/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Miss Anonymous
Yeah, I've realized it's time for a change. I've been wanting to lose weight, but I'll start and than some how lose my way, and my workout items begain collect dust. I don't know, but something is different this time. Like, I ...
This is NOT what you are asking, and I'm sorry...but having spent money on all the above...and many, MANY more "programs" and workouts, I can tell you....1. SOME people can do things at home and it works. NOT ME. 2. Some people can do things alone and it works. NOT ME. 3. MOST people who do all these "programs" don't stick to them very long.

We finally had to lose weight..a LOT, for both health reasons and an upcoming wedding. I have lost 48 pounds this year, and my hubby 33. It was done with THREE things. 1. Weight watchers (GROUP encouragement, and a great plan). 2. WALKING (we have lost more FAT, but gained health and muscle), and 3. Twice a week workout at the GYM...with OTHER PEOPLE and a COACH that is available to give tips. I have one free at work, we have one in our community...they DON'T need to cost a lot. Even our local YMCA and Jewish Community Center have LOW COST daily gyms available...so money is not a stopper, when compared to these "at home" programs.

I don't know your personality or drive...but I can tell you, working out WITH OTHERS...and walking together have been a life changer and loose skin is more a matter of age..cannot help that, and IMMENSE weight loss (400 pounds.etc.). In our case, we are "tightening up" nicely....and we are BOTH over 50!!!!

BEST wishes to you for success!!!!!!
03/17/2012
CindyH CindyH
walking with a friend
03/17/2012
LoveTies LoveTies
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Originally posted by Miss Anonymous
Yeah, I've realized it's time for a change. I've been wanting to lose weight, but I'll start and than some how lose my way, and my workout items begain collect dust. I don't know, but something is different this time. Like, I ...
I would recommend Insanity. I am on day 5. Day 1 KILLED ME and I could barely make it through. I am now on day 5 and feel a HUGE difference in energy, overall health and I can make it much farther in the exercises without getting out of breath now. This is the first program I have been able to stick with. I am not doing the diet plan, just extra protein and less crap.. I don't eat/drink dairy as it is already and cutting out sweets and portion controlling, and big healthy breakfast. The plans are about 30-40 mins a day each CD being different. There is some yoga and stretching, pilates thrown in but most is cardio. I recommend it to anyone now, can't wait to see my results at the end if I feel this great after less than a week!
03/17/2012
Miss Anonymous Miss Anonymous
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Originally posted by Taylor
I've always been most successful doing exercise I liked doing for it's own sake rather than exercise for losing weight's sake. I do videos occasionally like maybe once a week or so. But I've had better results when I've done ...
I did look into fitness groups like joing a gym, but they cost so much. Even somthing like the YMCA. I just decided to workout at home for money reasons, and because I HATE workingout in front of people.

They do seem a little hard, but thats what I need. I like workouts that are fast and I'm moving so much, I don't have time to think or get bord. The turbo fire and chalean extreme. I tried her first workout called Turbo Jam and I ate it up. I lost a lot of weight, and then I moved in with my boyfriend and all went to hell.
03/17/2012
Khanner Khanner
Lifting weights is definitely a good way to lose weight. You burn more calories during anaerobic exercises (like weightlifting and push ups) than aerobic exercise. Plus, once your muscle starts to build up, it will naturally increase your metabolism.

I will say that many of those weights look awfully small. I don't know what your muscle tone is like, but unless you have arthritis, you'll be burning through those 1-5 lb weights rather quickly. I can't tell how heavy the weights are that come with the DVDs, but I suggest buying a pair of 5-6 lb weights instead of the whole rack of 2-5 lb weights.

Happy lifting!
03/17/2012
interestingstuff interestingstuff
Some simple things to do are to catch enough zzzzzs and to drink more water.
03/17/2012
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