I think it’s important to find an exercise regimen you like that you’d stick to! So definitely try out different things like dance or cardio based or fight based (kickboxing etc) I had to try out a bunch of different workouts before I finally found one I loved and have stuck to it since
Do incentives help you? It’s extra difficult during coronavirus, but I would treat myself to a manicure or buy myself a new book when I met a certain milestone- just little things to look forward to and keep me motivated (but NEVER food “treats”)! I did really good on noom for a while. I’m not good with the restrictive dieting that blocks out certain foods, it seems like that’s all I crave as soon as it’s “off limits.” I tried keto a whole back and lost weight really fast, but it was impossible for me to maintain and I gained it all back just as fast. At this point, I focus on eating healthier foods more often than unhealthy foods, toning areas that I’m self conscious about (like my arms), moving more, and working on accepting me the way I am.Good luck!
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I have heard good things about Noom, I may check it out. Its not exactly that I crave food when its off limits but more just get lazy with it if that makes sense. I've never thought about other types of treats besides food thats a great idea!!
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I know what you mean. I liked the fact that all food was allowed and the calculator helped with making good choices. I didn’t take as much advantage of tte support system if tte group, but some people really did. Whatever will keep you motivated! It also helps if you legitimately enjoy whatever activity you’re participating in. I prefer hiking, biking, and yoga, forcing myself to go for a run is torture to me, but I have friends who love running. Good luck!
My advice would be to make small changes at first and work your way up. Start making small changes in what you eat and adding in exercises you enjoy. I’ve started by lifting weights every other day and I have noticed an increase in my self confidence already. Another thing I do is I mark the calendar each day that I exercise and it’s fun to see all my check marks. You can also find a lot of great workouts on YouTube and tik tok.
FH and I recently hired a personal trainer last week and she's providing meal plans for us so we're hoping with her help, we can get to our goal weight. Or at least as close as possible. Of course I want to make sure I still give enough time for whatever alterations I'll need though. We'll see how we do at the end of the month and maybe next month and I'll start looking into where I can take my dress.
I am doing Weight Watchers for watching food and Team Body Project workout videos for exercise. Their videos are on YouTube and they have a website as well, I have a paid membership but they have a lot for free and I LOVE doing them because there’s a lot of variety in their exercises.
I lost 15 lbs in 6 months before our wedding. I cut out soda, desserts and coffee creamer and basically eating out at all. We just ate at home more. It helped a lot because my husband was trying to lose weight too. I did at home workouts 3 days a week using the Tone It Up app and went to a local gym and took HIIT classes the other 2 days. Then I tried to hike or walk our dog at least 3 miles every weekend.
The only way (scientifically) to lose weight is to burn more calories than you are eating. If you’re on Instagram, follow Jordan Syatt! He’s done a number of “challenges” to demonstrate this concept - like eating a Big Mac a day for a month and still losing weight. You don’t need to cut out specifically food groups or start any crazy exercise routines. Heck you don’t technically need to exercise at all (it’s a good idea for general health) to lose weight. Find our your maintenance calories needed, then scale back from that. Track your calorie intake in an app like MyFitnessPal.
I am in the same boat, I hate dieting and exercising as I'm bad at sticking to it. I just started a new thing and will finishing up on week two in a few days. It's intermittent fasting and there are a lot of apps you can use to help you. I use fastic and it's great! Basically fasting for 16 hours and having an eating window for 8 hours. I have done it for 11 days and have lost 3 pounds. Which is crazy. I plan on upping my fasting to 20 hours with a 4 hour eating window. I found this all out on reddit and follow a group and it's amazing to see everyones results. It may be something to look into. But I know it isn't for everyone. After having to postpone our wedding to next year, I decided that I NEEDED to get into shape and this is how I'm going about it. Good luck!
Before COVID, I was going to the gym everyday before work. What worked best for me was taking group classes at my YMCA. I was taking yoga and a "slim it up" class.
I haven't had soda in years and I drink black coffee. There really wasn't much else that I could give up, so I knew I had to start working a little harder. That being said, COVID has definitely set me back. I'm hoping to lose 15-20 pounds.
I find it is always easier to stick to it when you have someone doing it with you and holding you accountable! Right now my FW and I have made a plan and are working on it together to both lose some weight before the wedding!
I'm the same - I loved group classes at the Y and found it harder when it closed for COVID. I was taking bootcamp and pilates, and also teaching yoga. Have you tried online yoga? I was worried it would be weird to start teaching/taking it online (on zoom), but it actually works great. If I'm not in a live setting with other people, I'm less motivated.
I am also doing Weight Watchers and Beach Body!! I love them both so much. I have lost 63 pounds in 8 months, and am just about finished with my first BB regime. There are a lot of different options, and I can def see a difference in my body from this program. WW is wonderful, there is an online only option for $20/mo, and there’s an app. The community is wonderful, and counting points is very manageable. They also provide recipes through the app, and you can create your own, and it will give it a point value. Def recommend them both, but I would start with WW. 85% of weight loss is what you eat.
I started IF (intermittent fasting). Basically I fast from 8pm-2pm with a 6 hour eating window. I keep to under 1200 calories but that's not necessary. I have been doing it for 5 weeks and I have lost 10lbs. I truly recommend. I could never stick to diets or exercise either. There are a ton of apps out there to help keep track. I use fastic and I am never going back! Good luck!
I am ordering some roller-blades, I was really into it in my teens and they sure helped me stay in shape. I cut off all the extra sugars I had been having like lattes, bubble tea, donuts. I try to go on walks, luckily there's loads of parks. I have cut my portions and I don't eat after 7.
I first started gym workouts back in march but after a month of no visible results and the gyms closing due to covid19 I gave up, then i decide to try out weight loss pills. you won't believe this but I already lost about 23lbs, just in the past few months without workouts or dieting. on this rate I can loss as much as 40 lbs by December. some of our guests will probably not recognize me . anyways here's a link to the article about the supplement I am using medium.com/articles/weightloss/getproven