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Thank you so much guys. Its a long tough road for everyone. On the days I feel too sore and tired lately I use as rest days but still make sure to do a 45 minute yoga routine. The Crunch Super Slim Down on netflix combines yoga and pilates and I find it great for days off. It really helps me stretch and actually reduces the soreness. I also rotate my workouts - one day I do a cardio & toning workout for an hour in the morning than a yoga/pilates at night the next day I do the yoga/pilates in the morning and the cardio/toning at night. I am not sure if it helps but I do find that it has helped with the fatigue and soreness.
The walking/jogging 5 miles a day is when I lost the most weight very, very fast. Unfortunately, I cant do it with my son home so the weight loss is slowing down now, but I am continuing this routine. I have to say that the yoga/pilates is really what I feel gets my body through the cardio/toning exercises because of the stretching I find it really helpful.
We can do this. Even through the ups and downs, we will accomplish our goals :)
You are doing a great job, and it is very encouraging to read about people who are having successes and have a great attitude. I am 48 years old (wow, I can hardly believe that) and I know how hard it gets to lose weight the older I get. I was about 151 lbs almost two years ago, and lost a bit before I found SP. At that point I was 139 and set my goal as 120. I actually made it to about 122, but never yet to 120. I am not sure if that is realistic for me. Last week I weighed in over 130 again, after a holiday, and am slowly getting that back off again. It is a slow process for me, and one that takes a lot of patience and ups and downs. I did not get overweight and unhealthy over night, so it will take a while for me to learn new habits. Sounds like you are doing some wonderful things. Keep up the great work. Very proud of you.
“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles…. it empties today of its strength.”
Angelina you rock!! You have dropped a lot of weight in your short time as a Sparker-so wonderful!! Maybe you could get your son to walk with you some times!!
I am a single mom of two kids. My weight increased due to stress and emotional eating, I originally lost my pregnancy weight. I am older now and find it so much harder to loose weight now.
I started on spark people about a month ago. I have slowly been trying to loose weight. I started with a diet change two months ago and than incorporated fitness. I was very out of shape so started with walking.
While my son was still in school I walked 5 miles every morning than added a jog to the walk. Now that my son is home, I use a variety of workouts such as the Crunch series on Netflix, a few workouts I have found on youtube.
I recently started 30 day shred 4 days ago and I feel like this workout is amazing and definitely feel a difference as far as toning.
In the past two months I have gone down from 162 lbs to 142 lbs today. It has been very exciting and very hard.
Right now I am looking at what I need to change, possibly adding more calories to my diet, I have been feeling very tired and fatigued and adding rest days to my routine. Its definitely harder now than loosing a couple of pounds 15 years ago but I am proud of my progress it has given me a new life with my kids. I hope to meet others on the same path and learn from others and help others if I can.