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Hi, I am trying really really hard to lose weight and have so far lost 8kg. I am exercising like MAD.
Is anyone else doing a lot of running/whatever?
I am running, biking, playing netball, swimming and doing weights 3x per week. I wish I wish I wish I hadn't of thought eating **** for such a long time was good, and I wish I had eaten well, and exercised all this time! Life is too short for regrets!
I am 1 week into a 12 week challenge, and was wondering if anyone out there is doing a similar thing? :smiliedance:
I'm not exercising like mad...
But I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS for your 8kg loss!!
Thank you! A llloooonnnnngggg way to go...but let's not think about that too much. I am thinking in 1kg blocks...
good on you! you are doing tremendously well! you must have a great support networkm or family. I too have been excersising like mad, and although its exhausting at times, i have discovered that it's the ONLY thing that works for me, along with a healthy diet. I do Bikram yoga (a 90 min yoga session-not for the faint hearted- in a 39 degree heated room-burn calories burn) ever second day and every other day i do les mills PUMP at the gym and i fit it in about 2 4km walks but i always have sundays off. I have lost 8kg also over about 2 months...only 4 to go and i will be below my pre baby weight and fit which feels great. do you find excersising addictive?
Wow, that's great. I tried Bikram Yoga and do like it, but too difficult to add into my schedule. I found I need to do things at home, or around home. I am originally from TOwnsville, so exercising in that heat seemed normal to me.
I wish I only had 3kgs to go. But someone said to me, you lose weight brick by brick, not whole rooms at a time. Which seemed logical to me since we have just renovated our house!
It sounds as though you are doing as much as me, as Sunday is my rest day too...
Well - ive just had a 3 month layoff from karate - i have a really bad injury and i seem to have put on sooooooo much weight! I have lots of difficulty losing weight - so i have a bbattle ahead of me - im no quitter though!
Well done on your weight loss - and i would love to do Bikram yoga - i love a good sweat session!
My muscles are aching from my first hockey training - Haven't done anything sportwise since the pregnancy and birth...I feel VERY unfit so am now on the warpath!! I WILL get fit and I WILL lose these pesky last 5 kgs.....Maybe we can motivate each other:yelclap:
LOL, I exercsie like mad but I'm not trying to lose weight:)
Congrats on doing so wel so far! Keep it up:thumbsup:
I joined Fernwood Womens gym in December 2004, i have so far lost 9kg and 6% body fat. I have a personal training session (weight work) once a week and do a weights program and cardio classes also during the week. I was going 5 times a week however now i am only going 4 times.
I watch what i eat and altough it is sometimes difficult to keep it all up due to the time it takes up i feel and look so much better for it! At 62kg (164cm high) i am happy with my current weight and am just aiming to trim up those problem areas (my legs!) a little more but I am not in a hurry to do it. I am enjoying the health benifits and the social aspect and the new friends I have made (the all womens gym helps with that to!).
My fave class is body combat! I burn the most calories (my top is 807) and I also enjoy studio cycle (RPM).
It's encouraging to see other girls out there who are exercising...I was getting a big worried getting no responses!
This is what my plan is:
Mondays - Friday: 5am - 6am Run 3km, Bike 20 mins, Situps/Pushups for final 20 mins (no babysitting required, everyone except me asleep:sleeping: )
Monday 6pm - Weights in home gym (DH's) (DH babysitting)
Tuesday 10am - Swim aiming for 1km at the moment (DS at pre-school + DD at creche for 1hour)
Wednesday 10am - personal trainer for weights (DS at pre-school + DD at Nan & Pops for 1.5 hours)
Thursday 6pm - Boxing (DH)
Friday 9am - Indoor Netball (DS + DD in creche for 30 mins)
Saturday - Weights + possible run (DH)
Sunday - Free day :smiliedance:
I know it sounds crazy, but I have already lost 8kg, doing only 1/3 of what I am doing above...but I am lucky in that my husband looks after both children readily and says "go!". Quite possibly he wants me to be fit and healthy...but I want it more than him. I have always been a fit person and I have struggled with my weight for years - finding the time to exercise was always a problem for me, as I have always held v. professional demanding jobs where work was always a 7.30am - 7pm kind of thing! I guess this is the first time I have been able to make "ME" my job (of course as well as DS + DD). I absolutely could not achieve this without DH's support. When I exercise at night I always have the kids ready for bed (bathed etc), dinner ready to go and all is AOK!
I have just completed my 1st week of the above, and have to say I feel pretty good! Netball wasn't an issue, even though I had run the 5km in the morning...today I didn't go for a run, but tomorrow we are heading to the beach, so I might take the pram for a walk, while DS and DH play in the sand.
Fingers crossed by next Summer I will have a knock-out bikini on and everyone will be wondering how on earth I did it!
By the way...I had a front on, side on and back view full length photo of myself taken - this is what spurred me into action. It wasn't pretty!
P.S. not one morsel of bad food has passed my lips this week. I have never felt so motivated and focussed in all my life....
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