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  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,677 Member Member Posts: 3,677 Member
    "22 Minute Hard Corps Cardio 3 & Core 2”=Done!!!
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Member Posts: 2,202 Member Member Posts: 2,202 Member
    Lindsquad wrote: »
    Could use some insight. I’m one month in of eating healthy, routine exercise and no more alcohol. Feeling great. Purpose for doing so is I am 43. Have high blood pressure and I want to be able to keep up with my football fanatic 8 yr old. I have lost a total of 13 lbs. so from 234 now at 221. But last couple weeks have not seen not much weight loss. Is that normal? Do I just keep the same routine or try something different? My work out consists of 3-4 times a week on our elliptical.

    This is a very common occurrence. Thirteen pounds in a month is great - actually a little faster than normally recommended. Most people find they are unable to continue to lose at those high rates.

    Also - are you weighing all your food to ensure an accurate calorie count? Sometimes we are eating more than we think.

    See this thread for more information.

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10084670/it-is-unlikely-that-you-will-lose-weight-consistently-i-e-weight-loss-is-not-linear/p1
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Member Posts: 2,202 Member Member Posts: 2,202 Member
    It's 3 a.m. and I am officially deemed out of my mind. I despise home work outs. My coach has offered zoom workouts as well as the gym equipment to use at our homes until the closures dissipate. Maryland has a high number of COVID 19 cases and everything nonessential is now closed. I have to use what's available to me until things get better. My mini tantrum is now over.
    Have a great day ahead.

    I feel your pain. I really like the gym environment to encourage me to push myself. My gym was still open last Saturday. Have a session scheduled for tomorrow morning - will call later today and make certain they will be open.

  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,677 Member Member Posts: 3,677 Member
    "Body Beast Bulk: Back"=Done!

  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,677 Member Member Posts: 3,677 Member
    “22 Minute Hard Corps: Resistance 2”=Done!
  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Member Posts: 1,086 Member Member Posts: 1,086 Member
    Hey kids, I am feeling the burn today. Yeah!!!!, I secured equipment from my gym and worked out more intensely at home. I am glad I have more options now. One thing I will do once this crisis is over; buy a bar and some weights in the event this happens again. Atleast with a empty 20kilo bar, I can still get a decent workout in.
  • TorqueMonster1972TorqueMonster1972 Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member
    Lindsquad wrote: »
    Could use some insight. I’m one month in of eating healthy, routine exercise and no more alcohol. Feeling great. Purpose for doing so is I am 43. Have high blood pressure and I want to be able to keep up with my football fanatic 8 yr old. I have lost a total of 13 lbs. so from 234 now at 221. But last couple weeks have not seen not much weight loss. Is that normal? Do I just keep the same routine or try something different? My work out consists of 3-4 times a week on our elliptical.

    good effort on the drop. Advice here:
    1) you did not lose the weight - there is a psychology that the human mind does not like to lose or quit. you have decided to burn off the energy you have accumulated over the years and you are choosing to be a new goal weight
    2) cardio alone will not do it - there is science that shows cardio alone is not enough to change physiology and that you do need to get muscle workouts included. put in context Muscle mass uses more energy per pound than fat and thus the more muscle mass the better. This does not mean you become a roid monkey - rather you need to add to the weekly work
    3) Food is critical - you drop 20lbs in mass, you need to recalculate you daily needs. if you had accounted for 2500 cal for the 230# mass, and now you are at 210 -> your caloric needs will drop
    4) Muscle exchanges place for fat - the scale is but ONE item you use to determine your effectiveness. remember that muscle takes 3x time about of physical space as muscle does. this is why you should - if possible (and i can hear the arguments already) get a scale for fat and muscle mass calculation and measure your body. I am a data geek and measure my BF% MM% water and bone density with my scale and see how this progresses. I also have a tape measure for body dimensions. I enter this all into excel and graph my progress.
    5) Remember how long it took to get where you started - when I was 25 I was cycling daily and a paltry 175lbs benching 180# - when I started my journey in December 2019 I was 47 at 230# and lucky to bench 80#. I do not expect to be back where I was 20 years ago in 2 months..... it will be at least 20 months before I am even close and you should set your expectations this way.

    We all have esoteric ideas where we want to be. this is not a bad thing and we also need targets and modest goal points to get to where we want to be. write them down, track them WEEKLY (daily is fluctuations) for now and see the progress.
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,677 Member Member Posts: 3,677 Member
    "Body Beast Bulk: Arms"=Done!

  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,677 Member Member Posts: 3,677 Member
    "22 Minute Hard Corps Cardio 2 & Core 2”=Done!!!
  • nossmfnossmf Member Posts: 1,122 Member Member Posts: 1,122 Member
    No access to a gym... only weights at home are paltry 25# and 15# things (I usually use 50# and up). Phooey.
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,677 Member Member Posts: 3,677 Member
    "Body Beast Bulk: Shoulders"=Done!

  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,677 Member Member Posts: 3,677 Member
    "22 Minute Hard Corps Spec Ops Cardio & Core 2”=Done!!!
  • darkhead4u308darkhead4u308 Member Posts: 52 Member Member Posts: 52 Member
    45 here--Newbie--just joined and looking for friends.
  • MegaScorpionMegaScorpion Member Posts: 37 Member Member Posts: 37 Member
    I am going to turn 40 in 3 months. Returned after a long hiatus and need to add new friends.
  • DjproulxDjproulx Member Posts: 2,125 Member Member Posts: 2,125 Member
    Hey Kids,

    Welcome Noobs!

    Trying to maintain my training schedule, assuming a June 19th HIM race will happen. Had an indoor bike sufferfest this morning, included a couple twelve minute threshold blocks and some tabata style over/unders inside the 2 hr ride.

    My bike and run fitness is coming along, but the pool closings will make it tough to maintain swim fitness. Dryland swim drills with bands is just not the same. I'll just have to start open water swims a bit earlier than normal this spring. Brrrr....

  • KHMcGKHMcG Member Posts: 888 Member Member Posts: 888 Member
    I'm 48, New to the community but not new to MFP. Almost finished my journey and don't mind sharing what worked for me. Open to FR
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,677 Member Member Posts: 3,677 Member
    "Body Beast Bulk: Chest & Arms"=Done!
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Member Posts: 2,202 Member Member Posts: 2,202 Member
    Just checking in here. Hope y'all are doing well. Life goes on. Stay strong and keep working out at home. I keep remembering the phrase, "This, too, shall pass."
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,677 Member Member Posts: 3,677 Member
    "22 Minute Hard Corps Cardio 1, Cardio 2 & Core 1”=Done!!! 💀💀💀
  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Member Posts: 1,086 Member Member Posts: 1,086 Member
    Hope all of you are well and enduring during this critical time.

    We are officially on stay in place status effective 8 p.m. tonoght. If you do not have appropriate documentation highlighting that you're essential personnel and caught on the road. it's considered a crime. You can face up to a 5k fine and/or imprisonment.

    Stay safe.

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