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New Gym- Day #2

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Today is a good day!
My gym tour last night was great. Gym Bumz showed me around and talked to me about everything that is available. I can work with the trainer, bring a friend, take classes, use machines, exercise balls, kettle bells, the showers are clean, the locker rooms are bright and cheerful. And the staff is great so far.
After my tour I even hopped on the treadmill and bike- exercise is exercise right? I did 1 mile on the treadmill and 2 on the bike.
Then I woke my happy as$ up at 6 am today and went again. I got in 20 minutes on the bike and went 4 miles! If I can find an extra 20 minutes in my life every day I will be on the way to success.
My 25 birthday is in just over a month. Can anyone help me set a goal for then? I’m trying to take it easy to not hurt myself but I want a challenge. Is 5% not enough? If I lose 5% that will put me down 14lbs….What are your thoughts?

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    One good way to figure out a healthy loss specific to you (separate from the common 1-2 pound weekly recommendation) is using 5 to 10% over a 3 month period.

    So at 300 pounds, 30 pounds in 3 months would be 10 pounds a month. At 200 pounds, 20 pounds in 3 months would be a little over 6.5 pounds in a month. (And those are the high end that means you kept the average calories in the right range and got the expected activity regularly and didn't have other obstacles crop up.)
    2206 days ago
    Thanks for the comment. I am just trying to get healthy! I need to lose over 100 lbs but would like to meet that goal by accomplishing smaller ones.
    2207 days ago
    emoticon If you have exactly 30 days...than a healthy rate to take off lbs. is -10 lbs. MONTHLY.
    -14 lbs. for one month is not "too much" if you have 40 or more TOTAL LBS to take off ultimately.

    What you want to do is set yourself up for SUCCESS with realistic goals and a plan to get there. Right now your mind is set on preparing for your special day out of the year. How you reach it is all up to you.

    Sounds like you have a good fitness plan in place.
    I joined the gym in January 2012...great choice and investment in myself. Love every day of it! emoticon emoticon

    2207 days ago
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