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Just so frustrated lately. I keep bouncing the same 5 lbs around. I need a breakthrough. I am also frustrated that I can't get the same soreness that I got when I did workouts with my trainer lol!

Maybe I should step up the cardio for awhile? I have been more focused on strength training lately. I do love the way my arms and legs look. My stomach is still my biggest challenge.

Any advice/words/tips for me? Would love to see the 170's on my scale instead of 180-185!:)

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by on May. 21, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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charlotsomtimes
by Gold Member on May. 21, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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Just hang in there, don't stop ;)  maybe take a few days off then go back to it, or up your calories for a day or two, or try a different work-out?

I am at 180 at the moment and hoping for 179 Sunday when I weigh in!


iamcafemom83
by on May. 21, 2013 at 8:06 PM
Where do you find grass fed butter? I buy grass fed meats already, but from the grocery store. I'm working on finding a more local source:/

Quoting tairakittie:

I had been doing videos, mostly Jillian Michaels (30DS and yoga meltdown) and a couple of others, but recently started doing youtube videos instead. Pop pilates, livestrong women, Sean Viges (sp?), stuff like that. I may do legs and arms one day, or abs, or cardio, or total body, pilates, strength, yoga, etc. I've lost about 5lbs in the last month doing this. I also upped my protien and raw fruits and veggies intake, try to eat less grains (except quinoa, mostly cut back on wheat and gluten) and I have upped my healthy fats intake!! Avacado, coconut oil, grass fed butter, not draining the grease from my grass fed beef when I make it. I try not to eat too much dairy, but when I do its usually full fat, organic and grass fed. Hemp is also a great source of protien but currently kind of expensive in all forms you can buy it in. :/

Quoting iamcafemom83:

I could definitely be eatin more protein. And I will tack on more cardio. I used to run (currently my go to cardio) 3-4 times a week, I've cut it back to 1-2 times a week.



I think I need to incorporate different forms as well.....




Quoting tairakittie:

Eat a bit more protein and up the cardio or change your routine up, or just stop for a week, that usually does it for me.


iamcafemom83
by on May. 21, 2013 at 8:09 PM
What's the recumbent bike? I am thinking of starting spin/cycling class this week. Is that the same?
I was journaling & stopped. Maybe I should restart it. It does get so tedious, but on the other hand, the accountability is great.


Quoting childofGod995:

i would also like to see the 170's on my scale instead of the 180's. as for cardio, i try to get in 30 minutes to an hour 3 times a week, and i get 1 hour 3 times a week on strength training. i find the best thing that helps with weight control is writing a food journal. if you need some good tips i can recommend http://www.myplate.gov/ or http://www.sparkpeople.com/or even another one i found this morning;www.personal-nutritionguide.com. i wish you the best of luck. for cardio i do 30 minutes on the recumbent bike and 30 minutes on the treadmill if my ankles do not feel weak that day. today online somewhere i found out the best machines at a gym for women are the lat pull down, leg press and the shoulder press.

iamcafemom83
by on May. 21, 2013 at 8:11 PM
Thanks:) I shall try upping my cals., isn't that a good problem to have!!

I hope you hit that 179 on Sunday, maybe a bonus pound, 178?? My fingers are crossed for you!!


Quoting charlotsomtimes:

Just hang in there, don't stop ;)  maybe take a few days off then go back to it, or up your calories for a day or two, or try a different work-out?

I am at 180 at the moment and hoping for 179 Sunday when I weigh in!


childofGod995
by Member on May. 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM

the recumbent bike is the stationery bike.

tairakittie
by Member on May. 21, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I buy Kerrygold Irish butter, I shop at Publix, im not sure if they sell it anywhere else though. I'd love to find a better source for my meat, the major stores like to charge a lot for a little and Im not sure I can even trust it.

Quoting iamcafemom83:

Where do you find grass fed butter? I buy grass fed meats already, but from the grocery store. I'm working on finding a more local source:/

Quoting tairakittie:

I had been doing videos, mostly Jillian Michaels (30DS and yoga meltdown) and a couple of others, but recently started doing youtube videos instead. Pop pilates, livestrong women, Sean Viges (sp?), stuff like that. I may do legs and arms one day, or abs, or cardio, or total body, pilates, strength, yoga, etc. I've lost about 5lbs in the last month doing this. I also upped my protien and raw fruits and veggies intake, try to eat less grains (except quinoa, mostly cut back on wheat and gluten) and I have upped my healthy fats intake!! Avacado, coconut oil, grass fed butter, not draining the grease from my grass fed beef when I make it. I try not to eat too much dairy, but when I do its usually full fat, organic and grass fed. Hemp is also a great source of protien but currently kind of expensive in all forms you can buy it in. :/

Quoting iamcafemom83:

I could definitely be eatin more protein. And I will tack on more cardio. I used to run (currently my go to cardio) 3-4 times a week, I've cut it back to 1-2 times a week.



I think I need to incorporate different forms as well.....




Quoting tairakittie:

Eat a bit more protein and up the cardio or change your routine up, or just stop for a week, that usually does it for me.



Idntreallycare
by Silver Member on May. 21, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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I keep bouncing the same 5 or so pounds around too... I've been going between 167 and 162 for awhile now. I'm hoping to hit the 150s soon, I need to kick it up a notch and stick with it

Idntreallycare
by Silver Member on May. 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM

I think this is the jist of it... you can say "I used the insanity program thru beachbody and it worked great" but if you say "I sell the insanity program and would like to recruit you for it" then it is a sales pitch and that isn't ok. 

I'm just using this program as an example because i know there's a few coaches in the group. Usually as long as it's something you do and not something you're promoting for money, you're ok.


For me personally, I saw some results with the p90x program, I just didn't stick with it because I lack motivation

Quoting Margrocks:

Hi iamcafemom, I had the same problem .  When I hit "the wall" I too was pretty frustrated.  I would be happy to tell you what I did but I think you will have to message me personally as I am new here and not sure what type of reccommendations I am allowed to make.  I just joined yesterday and got a message from one of the monitors when I tried to help someone else.  I din't realize I had done anything wrong, but I like this group and want to stay compliant.


I'm aiming for at least 400 miles in 2013 and to lose 45 pounds, watch me reach my goal



Margrocks
by on May. 21, 2013 at 10:20 PM

I think I get it now, lol, thanks...My niece has done really well with the p90 but she is young and energetic, lol...I, on the other hand, have taken a much less intensive approach and use the It Works Fat Fighters, Greens and occasional body wrap and have steadily been losing weight.  I think the immediate inch loss I noticed has helped motivate me to do better with my diet and excercise.  I think the point is that whatever works for you (and you can work) is the most important.  If it is too grueling or you dread doing it, then success will be difficult.  My advice to anyone, in a nutshell, is to find a diet, workout, supplement, etc. that you are comfortable with for the long haul.  Good luck

Quoting Idntreallycare:

I think this is the jist of it... you can say "I used the insanity program thru beachbody and it worked great" but if you say "I sell the insanity program and would like to recruit you for it" then it is a sales pitch and that isn't ok. 

I'm just using this program as an example because i know there's a few coaches in the group. Usually as long as it's something you do and not something you're promoting for money, you're ok.


For me personally, I saw some results with the p90x program, I just didn't stick with it because I lack motivation

Quoting Margrocks:

Hi iamcafemom, I had the same problem .  When I hit "the wall" I too was pretty frustrated.  I would be happy to tell you what I did but I think you will have to message me personally as I am new here and not sure what type of reccommendations I am allowed to make.  I just joined yesterday and got a message from one of the monitors when I tried to help someone else.  I din't realize I had done anything wrong, but I like this group and want to stay compliant.




iamcafemom83
by on May. 22, 2013 at 8:05 AM
I shop at Publix, too:) I have seen that brand before, but never looked closely at it, thanks!

Quoting tairakittie:

I buy Kerrygold Irish butter, I shop at Publix, im not sure if they sell it anywhere else though. I'd love to find a better source for my meat, the major stores like to charge a lot for a little and Im not sure I can even trust it.

Quoting iamcafemom83:

Where do you find grass fed butter? I buy grass fed meats already, but from the grocery store. I'm working on finding a more local source:/



Quoting tairakittie:

I had been doing videos, mostly Jillian Michaels (30DS and yoga meltdown) and a couple of others, but recently started doing youtube videos instead. Pop pilates, livestrong women, Sean Viges (sp?), stuff like that. I may do legs and arms one day, or abs, or cardio, or total body, pilates, strength, yoga, etc. I've lost about 5lbs in the last month doing this. I also upped my protien and raw fruits and veggies intake, try to eat less grains (except quinoa, mostly cut back on wheat and gluten) and I have upped my healthy fats intake!! Avacado, coconut oil, grass fed butter, not draining the grease from my grass fed beef when I make it. I try not to eat too much dairy, but when I do its usually full fat, organic and grass fed. Hemp is also a great source of protien but currently kind of expensive in all forms you can buy it in. :/

Quoting iamcafemom83:

I could definitely be eatin more protein. And I will tack on more cardio. I used to run (currently my go to cardio) 3-4 times a week, I've cut it back to 1-2 times a week.





I think I need to incorporate different forms as well.....






Quoting tairakittie:

Eat a bit more protein and up the cardio or change your routine up, or just stop for a week, that usually does it for me.



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