I added to my ST routine and find it more challenging. I have lost 12.2 since the beginning of the year. I wish it was faster but it is what it is. I do believe increasing the ST will help move the scale some more.
Weight lost: 8.5kg Workout routine: 2 days boxing, 2-3 weights, 1 running Pant size: From 16 to a loose fitting 14. Top size: Large to Medium. Shoe size!: 9 to 8.5 Endurance: Average to Awesome! Body image: Improving every day!
There are no shortcuts. No magic bullets. No secret spells. What works is hard work, dedication, and a daily dose of chocolate.
current weight: 147.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,882) Posts: 381 3/31/12 9:25 P
Reached 1000 March Fitness Minutes today... however, I've seen the most improvement in my endurance level over the past 7-10 days now that I've incoporated some strength training. I'm noticing that I feel more powerful and like my body is not fighting against me... it is being reconditioned and it feels great!
Looking forward to taking measurements and weighing in on April 25th!
I see it's been a while since anyone posted, but since I'm new to this team, I'm checking in...officially. I lost 45 lbs. in 2010, gained back 10 in 2011, and a week ago I recommitted to losing the remaining fat and reaching my goal. I'm ready to get on board with the studies that show strength and circuit training - not just cardio - will get me there.
I've been doing 30 minute compound strength training exercises in rapid succession with 10 lb. dumbells 3x per week, and HIIT on the elliptical 3x per week. Though it's only been a week, I've seen a 3 lb. loss and I notice definite improvement in my own strength each time I work out. I plan to keep doing that (increasing reps as often as I can while still keeping good form) for the foreseeable future. I joined this team to get more information on circuit training and also to see how this is working for other people.
weight loss so far: 70 pounds program: spin class 2-3 times per week, dumbbell workout 2 times per week, plus abs workout and yoga diet: i eat as cleanly as i can -- whole foods, and around 1400-1600 calories per day
I lost 78 pounds with SparkPeople and I've gained most of it back because I didn't make a PERMANENT lifestyle change; I'm back because I know the support here is an essential component to success. I'm practicing the EAT TO LIVE lifestyle and feeling healthier and happier every single day.
"the girl who looked back from the mirror was a total stranger, yet she had always been there, waiting." -elizabeth george speare
I think this is a great idea! My progress report is that I'm doing HIIT twice a week and lifting in a circuit-style 3x per week. I'm seeing some really good progress and results and the workouts are a lot of fun!
Once you accept that your success journey will be difficult, the process then becomes simple. Once you realize that you'll have to sacrifice (whether you want to lose fat or make more money, etc.), only then you will be mentally ready to succeed by planning, doing the work, and never giving up no matter how frustrated you get. But all that starts with accepting the challenge and committing yourself to the goal. ~CB
In order to create a more interactive team I would like to suggest that member post periodic progress reports. If any one is having problems posting a question here will get help solving the problem. All of the team leaders are certified personal trainers who want to provide the most accurate and productive workout information they can.
Consider the team discussion forums as a specific forum for answers from team members. All who have joined this team are individuals who are serious about training and getting fit so it is time for all to share in the progress of one another.
It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.
I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.
Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.
Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit
You can not build a six pack using twelve packs
Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.
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