Things I learned today: jumping rope is a bitch.
Hey there! I started running in august, I live very close to a high school track (1/4 mile track) I would go over there and when I first started I could only run half a lap, but then i would walk the other half, then maybe run another half if I felt good. And continue that. Most importantly I pushed myself a little further and faster everyday. And I set goals like run a mile, run a 5k, run a 5k in under 30 min. Etc.
Now, every Sunday I run an easy 10 miles. On treadmills I run between 3 and 6, outside I run between 5 and 10. I have plans to run a marathon eventually. Thanks for the question :)
well, i used to be completely sedentary. i mean like, NO activity. now i’m active everyday, i sometimes work out twice a day (this occured gradually). i found a form of cardio i loved, which is running. and i’ve added weight lifting, calisthenics, spinning classes, and other forms of group exercise.
as far as the diet, the biggest things ive learned are:
1. the difference between emotional hunger and actual hunger.
2. eat for fuel, not for pleasure.
3. portions and moderation!
all three of these i had WAYY wrong before. i would eat whenever i wanted, especially when i was sad or upset, and i would polish off bags of oreos and chips all by myself. i wasn’t even thinking about what i was putting into my body.
now, i have 3 healthy meals and 2 snacks a day, full of fruits and vegetables, and healthy portions of lean proteins like eggs, fish, and chicken while limiting sweets and carbs (i have PCOS and i am insulin resistant, so the things i really need to watch are carbs and sugar)
hope this helps :)
i totally do. i did really badly in december, i was stuck at like 201 lbs for weeks, very frustrating. and i was stuck in the 180s for a while too.
to break them, i double up on work outs (i work nights, so on these days i try to workout around noon and then again after work at like ten). also, i have weeks where i eat extremely clean. i call these cleanse weeks. i eat no meat, tons of spinach salads, no bread (not even my sandwich thins) mostly just fruits and veg and tons of EGGS.
the biggest thing is not letting your mind get discouraged by plateaus. once your mind gives up, its over.
breakfast: oatmeal, banana, glass of skim milk. 350 cal.
snack: special k bar. 100 cal.
lunch: two sandwich thins with a hard boiled egg sliced on them, a handful of spinach, and an apple with lots of pb. 500 cal.
dinner: a large bowl of total cereal and some almonds. 300 cal.
snack: a large apple. 150 cal.
total: 1400 cal
THANK YOU!!! you should be so proud of yourself and the progress you have made! that is an excellent start and the road to success is never a straight shot. there are detours and dead ends. im always here to help!
ive always had LOTS of strech marks on my tummy and small ones on my arms. only the one on my arms have gone away, i still have subtantial ones on my tummy. i don’t worry too much about them, lol i probably should put something on them. i hear bio oil works wonders. as far as loose skin, i haven’t quite encountered this yet. i still have a pretty good sized roll on my tummy, and i guess the skin around there is a little looser, and i’m sure it will become more loose as i lose more. but again, not really worried about it.