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  • magicpickles
    magicpickles Posts: 286 Member
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    I didn't mention a calorie deficit or weighing my food because I thought those were obvious. This thread was just about exercise.
  • jemhh
    jemhh Posts: 14,261 Member
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    SideSteel wrote: »
    See if your trainer will design a program for you so you can train on your own and follow the program.

    If he won't, get a better trainer.

    This.

    When I started lifting I met with a personal trainer 3 times. First day he designed a Day A program. Second day he designed Day B. Then I did those (alternating) for a few weeks and when I went back he went over questions I had come up with and adjusted a few things in the workouts.
  • LazSommer
    LazSommer Posts: 1,851 Member
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    I didn't mention a calorie deficit or weighing my food because I thought those were obvious. This thread was just about exercise.

    Apparently not if you're yoyoing the same 3kg? You don't exercise to that body. You don't need a trainer for that goal - keep losing weight and pick up a beginner strength training program. Run if you can.
  • magicpickles
    magicpickles Posts: 286 Member
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    LazSommer wrote: »
    I didn't mention a calorie deficit or weighing my food because I thought those were obvious. This thread was just about exercise.

    Apparently not if you're yoyoing the same 3kg? You don't exercise to that body. You don't need a trainer for that goal - keep losing weight and pick up a beginner strength training program. Run if you can.

    I know what to do, I just suck at doing it. I have exercised consistently for nearly two years, otherwise I would have put ALL of the weight back on.

    I hate tracking food, and I have issues with binging. I am trying something new now so hopefully I can get my food issues sorted out.
  • pdm3547
    pdm3547 Posts: 1,057 Member
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    I hate tracking food

    Me too. But I have two choices: track or get fat. I prefer getting fat less than tracking, hence I track. It's just about priorities.

  • LazSommer
    LazSommer Posts: 1,851 Member
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    LazSommer wrote: »
    I didn't mention a calorie deficit or weighing my food because I thought those were obvious. This thread was just about exercise.

    Apparently not if you're yoyoing the same 3kg? You don't exercise to that body. You don't need a trainer for that goal - keep losing weight and pick up a beginner strength training program. Run if you can.

    I know what to do, I just suck at doing it. I have exercised consistently for nearly two years, otherwise I would have put ALL of the weight back on.

    I hate tracking food, and I have issues with binging. I am trying something new now so hopefully I can get my food issues sorted out.

    ...then why did you post a thread asking what to do if you know what to do?
  • magicpickles
    magicpickles Posts: 286 Member
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    LazSommer wrote: »
    LazSommer wrote: »
    I didn't mention a calorie deficit or weighing my food because I thought those were obvious. This thread was just about exercise.

    Apparently not if you're yoyoing the same 3kg? You don't exercise to that body. You don't need a trainer for that goal - keep losing weight and pick up a beginner strength training program. Run if you can.

    I know what to do, I just suck at doing it. I have exercised consistently for nearly two years, otherwise I would have put ALL of the weight back on.

    I hate tracking food, and I have issues with binging. I am trying something new now so hopefully I can get my food issues sorted out.

    ...then why did you post a thread asking what to do if you know what to do?

    I meant with food. The exercise thing isn't as obvious.
  • rainbowbow
    rainbowbow Posts: 7,490 Member
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    if you want to do her guide you can find it online for free. there's nothing special about it.


    i agree that 90% of that is just from having a low body fat. Just curious though, did you talk with your trainer? They might be able to do something like 1 time a month where you check in, but they still build a plan just for you, etc. Since it seems you're willing to do something all on your own.
  • magicpickles
    magicpickles Posts: 286 Member
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    rainbowbow wrote: »
    if you want to do her guide you can find it online for free. there's nothing special about it.


    i agree that 90% of that is just from having a low body fat. Just curious though, did you talk with your trainer? They might be able to do something like 1 time a month where you check in, but they still build a plan just for you, etc. Since it seems you're willing to do something all on your own.

    Yeah, we talked today. I am not really willing to do it alone, but it may be the only way. I wish I had a friend to train with.
  • jemhh
    jemhh Posts: 14,261 Member
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    rainbowbow wrote: »
    if you want to do her guide you can find it online for free. there's nothing special about it.


    i agree that 90% of that is just from having a low body fat. Just curious though, did you talk with your trainer? They might be able to do something like 1 time a month where you check in, but they still build a plan just for you, etc. Since it seems you're willing to do something all on your own.

    Yeah, we talked today. I am not really willing to do it alone, but it may be the only way. I wish I had a friend to train with.


    Why aren't you willing to do alone?

    I think one of the worst things a person can do while losing weight is start up an exercise type or program they know they aren't willing to follow through on for the long haul. (Lacking funds to continue, I understand and that's more a "can't " than a "not willing to".)
  • magicpickles
    magicpickles Posts: 286 Member
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    jemhh wrote: »
    rainbowbow wrote: »
    if you want to do her guide you can find it online for free. there's nothing special about it.


    i agree that 90% of that is just from having a low body fat. Just curious though, did you talk with your trainer? They might be able to do something like 1 time a month where you check in, but they still build a plan just for you, etc. Since it seems you're willing to do something all on your own.

    Yeah, we talked today. I am not really willing to do it alone, but it may be the only way. I wish I had a friend to train with.


    Why aren't you willing to do alone?

    I think one of the worst things a person can do while losing weight is start up an exercise type or program they know they aren't willing to follow through on for the long haul. (Lacking funds to continue, I understand and that's more a "can't " than a "not willing to".)

    I forgot to elaborate. I can't motivate myself, a trainer pushes me much further than I would push myself, if I perceive something to be too hard, I give up. Or that has been my pattern so far.
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 48,574 Member
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    If finances are an issue, then cut back. I have clients that I only meet with once a month, write a program then they do it for that month and the next is different. Which BTW, your trainer should have been giving you a written program at least once a week out of courtesy.
    And you have motivation or you wouldn't have shown up at all. You may not have as much persistence on your own to do exercises that are difficult without encouragement. I get that. That's something you try to get over.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

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  • magicpickles
    magicpickles Posts: 286 Member
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    ninerbuff wrote: »
    If finances are an issue, then cut back. I have clients that I only meet with once a month, write a program then they do it for that month and the next is different. Which BTW, your trainer should have been giving you a written program at least once a week out of courtesy.
    And you have motivation or you wouldn't have shown up at all. You may not have as much persistence on your own to do exercises that are difficult without encouragement. I get that. That's something you try to get over.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

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    I might do better on my own now that I've been training for over 18 months. I guess I'll just have to try.
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