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        02-11-2013, 09:20 PM
      #201
    Foal
    I must say I have not been doing as well as I planned the last week... no time at the gym or with the personal trainer. Barn chores one day and resting on the rest...

    I started with a personal trainer in Jan.. and I was going twice a week but it started to add up really quickly! I have some good exercises and proper form started. I had a fitness assessment and strength test done. I didn't get set up with a nutirion plan since I'm not that bad in my choices (apparently...).

    I have borrowed Turbo Fire intense cardio conditioning from a friend who is working to become a personal trainer. She says it'll be a good start for me. I also spent about $60 to purchase some 2, 7 and 10lb weights and exercise ball (that I need to exchange for a bigger size...). I've been doing 20-30 minute workouts at a minimum of twice a week. I feel SO much better just doing this. I will try to be getting a personal trainer in as finances allow but I think I will try to do this on my own for the most part now. Since I spend a lot of time at my desk at night ... sitting on the exericse ball as my computer chair :)

    When I initially made this choice I had no support from friends and family.
    The people in my house hold don't exactly stalk up on healthy choices :/ so it makes my meal planning a challenge.

    I have been trying to exercise the dogs regularily as part of my cardio but ... the cold air burns my lungs and hurts their paw pads so we're keeping to very short walks.

    I weight about the same, if not more, but its more about toning and strengthening areas for me then it the number of the scale.
         
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        02-12-2013, 12:23 AM
      #202
    Foal
    I've been going at it. Doing 30 min the treadmill (more jogging than walking) and doing 30 min on the weights... and adding more weight to the wieghts at that. I don't see any results...'aunt flo' made her appearance and has me all bloated and sore..... so that doesn't help at all at the moment. Hopefully I'll see the difference in my jean size after she leaves.

    How are you all doing with your excercises?????
         
        02-13-2013, 08:47 PM
      #203
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by QuarterHorseLuv    
    I must say I have not been doing as well as I planned the last week... no time at the gym or with the personal trainer. Barn chores one day and resting on the rest...

    I started with a personal trainer in Jan.. and I was going twice a week but it started to add up really quickly! I have some good exercises and proper form started. I had a fitness assessment and strength test done. I didn't get set up with a nutirion plan since I'm not that bad in my choices (apparently...).

    I have borrowed Turbo Fire intense cardio conditioning from a friend who is working to become a personal trainer. She says it'll be a good start for me. I also spent about $60 to purchase some 2, 7 and 10lb weights and exercise ball (that I need to exchange for a bigger size...). I've been doing 20-30 minute workouts at a minimum of twice a week. I feel SO much better just doing this. I will try to be getting a personal trainer in as finances allow but I think I will try to do this on my own for the most part now. Since I spend a lot of time at my desk at night ... sitting on the exericse ball as my computer chair :)

    When I initially made this choice I had no support from friends and family.
    The people in my house hold don't exactly stalk up on healthy choices :/ so it makes my meal planning a challenge.

    I have been trying to exercise the dogs regularily as part of my cardio but ... the cold air burns my lungs and hurts their paw pads so we're keeping to very short walks.

    I weight about the same, if not more, but its more about toning and strengthening areas for me then it the number of the scale.
    How come you choose such low weights? If you are looking to seriously tone and strengthen you may want to look more into 10lb, 15lbs and 25lbs.

    Just curious is all. Also a great book to have is New Rules of Lifting for Women. It is really helpful and gives 2 really good workout plans that alternate.
         
        03-17-2013, 03:45 PM
      #204
    Foal
    I feel like I'm bringing this back from the dead haha.

    So, not much progress here. I need to vent my frustration. I'm working out hard usually 3X a week, riding hard 4-5 times a week (puffing and sweating and sitting trot galore on my ginormous warmblood), eating better and when I get Starbucks I get it nonfat and everything. Still not losing any wieght. I've been sitting steady at 200lbs for a few months now. Show season is coming up (actually I have a show next weekend) and my show clothes barely fit. I look awful in them. I can't go jeans shopping because everything I like doesn't come big enough. The jeans I had before don't fit me and the ones I bought to fit stretch out to be huge!!! I want to apply to the Police service here and that's not going to happen until I get fit (and get corrective eye surgery). I need to be able to do chin ups...push ups...sit ups... and running till you puke then running more. I should be at most 14% body fat. I don't know what I'm at but surely it isn't that.

    Everyone says keep at it it'll just happen one day. I will keep at it but it makes me SO mad that I can't see a difference. I know I'm stronger and have better cardio - riding my horse is easier so I know for a fact that it's working. But why am I not losing weight?!?! I don't know what else to do other than go to the gym 5X or more a week and working out until I want to drop, cutting my caloric intake back some and living off veggies, fruits and lean meats. I have a feeling that a prescription I'm on isn't helping but I don't want to be making excuses either for being chunky.

    Anyone have advice? I hope you guys are doing better than I am.

    /endrant.
         
        03-17-2013, 04:18 PM
      #205
    Started
    Ah Tigo, I know your frustrations.

    I'm walking, mucking out, cleaning the house with extra oomph,riding and walking the lil one down the road while she rides the pony and it isn't going anywhere. I'm eating healthy, have gone as far as to completely eliminate sugar from my tea and porridge.

    My boss' wife the other day told me my throat looked swollen, so suggested I go in and get my thyroid checked - after looking it up on "dr google" I was able to associate almost everything on the "symptoms" list so when we've got some extra cash I'm going to head into the dr and get it looked into... it may just be why I can't seem to shift any of the weight.

    Try not to let yourself get too down, we'll all get their eventually. I understand your need to vent, so vent away :) We're here to listen and try to pick you up when you need it :)
         
        03-18-2013, 05:25 PM
      #206
    Super Moderator
    I know that I have lost weight (even though I never joined this 'group') I haven't been dieting or changed my life routine at all. I reckon that I do enough exercise without the gym!

    The only thing that has changed is that instead of stopping for breakfast I have continued to work for a couple of hours and then had 'brunch'. Instead of a couple of slices of toast I am cooking breakfast - usually poached or scrambled eggs, with bacon and toast then not having lunch or if I do it is homemade soup.
    Mid afternoon there is usually a slice of cake with a cup of tea and then a meal in the evening. I rarely ever have a sweet.

    I actually got curious as to how much I had lost since Christmas and it is 28 lbs. Haven't been this light in years - if I continue and loose the same again I will be back to the weight I was majority of my life!
         
        03-19-2013, 03:00 PM
      #207
    Showing
    Our local hospital a few years back held a contest whereby everyone weighed in and then weighed in at the end of the contest. Everyone kicked in $25 and the one who lost the most after 6 mos got the pot. It was a princely sum.
         

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