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Day 69 : The Curves program

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Before I got pregnant for the 2nd time, I had joined Curves, because I wanted to loose weight, but I was feeling totally insecure about going to a gym with males in it... And thin women, and actually let's face it, with tons of people who look good in spandex! Lol! I don't, and Curves was actually the gym that was the closest to me, and was providing me with a secure non judging environment to work out. Then I got pregnant and I stopped for a while, planning on coming back after the baby... It was without counting on my club going into bankruptcy... So The new Curves is now too far from my house, and I exercise by myself. Even though I miss it. While at Curves, I joined the nutritional class. I bought the book, and followed the Curves diet, in 3phases... And you know what? It was working really well for me! For the 1st time I had found a diet that was working and which was helping a lot in case of plateau...
So tomorrow I will go back to the Curves diet...
Phase 1 : 1200cal. for 1 week
Phase 2 : 1500 cal. for 2 weeks
Phase 3 : 1800 cal. until you put on 3lbs, then back to phase 1
The goal being to be able to be on phase 3 the longest without putting on weight.And even to go up to 2200cal if you are a bit more active... Phase 3 is not a restrictive diet at all! Phase 3 is life... It's for the long run. There are also a bunch of "rules" to follow, tracking the nutritional intakes, but SP will help me greatly with this.
So tomorrow, I am back on the Curves diet, adding to it the SP Spring bootcamp, and and 5kwalk/jog, and the 10min. exercise per day... Hoping to see results at the end of May, hopefully!
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    Personnaly I go to an almost all male gym. Funny enough, males in that kind of gym don't really care what you look like they go there for themselves!. I used to go to Energie Cardio and didn't like it because there was way too much "look at me" attitude and not enough work. The gym I go to, most guys are happy to help me if I need help with anything. They even share workout tips. there is no fashion show there.

    Good that you have found something that works for you. It is really important to feel comfortable in what you do if you want to be able to sustain it.

    Good luck!
    2179 days ago
    I do not know anything about that program. To me it is essential to look at the nutrition, not the calories. Is it ALL nutrient-dense foods? Is it raw or cooked. If it is cooked then the nutrition is in question in my field of study and experience.

    2180 days ago
    I never went to Curves but I did buy the diet book, and I remember thinking it made a ton of sense. Too bad I never had the willpower to follow through... good luck!
    2180 days ago
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