Thank you everyone for your kind words. It was 4 years of hell.. but I am out of it now and moving forward :)
I am really thankful for everyone who is taking time to respond! I have been watching what I am eating, keeping withing my SP range, and drinking tons of water. I think I am going to start getting my heart-rate up by power walking with my doggies for a little bit, then start adding in some fitness DVDs, then maybe go full blown at her Body Revolution training program. I just don't want to get burnt out and overwhelmed before I even get started.
When I was first starting I felt like Jillian's stuff was pretty challenging, and I felt I really worked hard while I was doing it. That said (and like anything else) what you put in to it is what you get out of it, and I quickly realized that workout dvds aren't for me - because when I'm home I'm too distracted by all the fun stuff I would rather do than work out. So because of that, I didn't have success with it, but I can't really blame her for that. ;)
Remember that abs are made in the kitchen - 80% of your weight loss will come from what you feed your body.
And yet another GOOD JOB for leaving that loser. You deserve so much better, and I'm glad you've decided that too!
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SP is the best place to find support and encouragement. There's little to be stressed over. If you eat a balanced diet, avoid saturated fats, high fat foods, cut back on the starchy carbs, eat only when hungry and track everything you will do fine. Make sure you include cardio, strength training and flexibility in your fitness. I love the cardio but it's critical to do the strength training: build muscle and burn more calories.
Never miss a meal and drink gallons of water daily.
Don't be nervous! And GO YOU for leaving that jerk! You definitely deserve way better than that!
I have the 30 Day Shred DVD, but I haven't used it in years, so I can't vouch for its effectiveness. Whatever you choose to do, just remember that baby steps really do make a difference and will help you build consistency faster than jumping into a full-blown fitness program right away. Also keep in mind that losing weight is 80% diet, 20% exercise, so make sure you're looking at what you eat and not just how much you work out.
7/24/13 11:14 A
I had some success with Jillian's 30 day shred. It helped me kick start my way into fitness. It's available for free on youtube.
Nowadays I still haven't joined the gym (and I won't!) I love dvds and jogging. Fitness Blender is a great one! Check out their website. They have totally free videos and great advice. You can search their videos based on upper, lower, core, total body, time duration, strength or cardio or HIIT or stretching or...so on. It's been super helpful for me.
As for the first part...I am SO glad you left that relationship. Good for you!!!! Cheers!
7/24/13 10:41 A
Sooo.. a little back story about me. I used to be tiny. I got into an abusive relationship and gained weight. Then was called fat, ugly, worthless... all that. Since I have left that loser, and I am trying to rebuild myself. I am at 190 now and I was 140 before. I would love to get back to the size I was.
My question is.. I have a few fitness DVDs and I recently bought Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. Has anyone had great success with Jillians stuff? I ALWAYS had a problem toning my muscles and would love to get my thighs to stop rumbling like thunder LOL
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