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  • It is so true! Even after about 2 weeks I feel pretty established in my habits, but after 3 weeks it's really in there! I've been pretty consistent since the 13th and I'm feeling good :) Feel free to add me as well!
  • I personally know that when I'm trying to lose weight, I don't have a cheat "day," but rather a cheat meal. I allow myself something out of the norm, but try not to get too crazy with it. So instead of the standard lean protein and veggies for dinner, I might do a chicken/cheese tortellini with carbonara. It's a food I…
  • Unfortunately, for some of us, even though we're not eating at maintenance, we still plateau. In my case, I'm actually eating between my 1200-1400 range, when my BMR is 1525, and I work out 6 days per week (moderate to intense, TurboFire with weights etc) with no cheat meals. However, I've had a string of metabolism issues…
  • I agree that you're right at the normal weight range. Healthy is not always about the number on the scale, but what your body fat percentage is as well. I'm 5'6" and my original goal was to get to 125-130. After measuring body fat and what my body fat goal is, I should actually weigh between 135-140 with the amount of…
  • Curious about what some other people to get through their plateau. I'm currently in mine at 15lbs on the dot. Makes sense because I have about 20lbs to go so I'm right at that halfway point. I'm just keeping up hope that as long as I create that calorie deficit, the weight will come off. But in the meantime, I'm trying to…
  • Awesome results!!! I lost 25lbs my first round of it, and absolutely love the program. So much so that I became a coach because I love all of the workout programs :)
  • Agreed; what time frame because if it's in a week, that's pretty fast; if in two weeks that's about the perfect, and healthy rate :)
  • Ha, I can't even tell you how long it would take me to actually jog three miles. I do a lot of HIIT workouts (Insanity, TurboFire, etc), can do stairs, elliptical, almost anything...but I don't think I would be able to even run a mile straight without walking so congrats no matter how far you can go!
  • rd She said it! HIIT is where it's at when it comes to fat loss. On days I weight train (about 4 days a week), I follow it up with 20-30 minutes of HIIT cardio; on days where I don't weight train (2 days a week), I make sure to get about 45-55 minutes of cardio in (i.e, Zumba class, TurboFire class), anything that gets my…
  • Start with small changes! For example if you drink 3 sodas a day, cutting back to 1 per day, and eventually none. As far as nutrition goes, I used a program that worked amazing, but I also use Michi's Ladder to plan out my meals. If gives you really good insight as to what foods you can eat daily, foods you should limit to…
  • I have to agree with jcraig10. I will say 1) Yes I am a coach, but 2) As someone who struggled with food addiction and portion control, it wasn't just as simple as putting the fork down. I needed to know the healthiest options for me and how many servings I had per day. The workouts were great and I lost 12lbs in my first…
  • I just use Bisquick Heart Smart mix, with low fat mix, and sometimes find a way to mix in vanilla protein powder. Gives it a little vanilla flavor, high in protein, and a few carbs at breakfast never hurt :)
  • That's what you do then! Go as hard as you can for that 30-60 seconds, and then do a recovery pace :) Stick with that for a week or two, and you'll notice improvement in your cardio to where you'll be able to bump it up! ;)
  • 3.5 would be your resting, or slower if need be. You can keep your intervals the same, so you can go: 1) Go all out for 60 seconds as hard/fast as you can (I run at 5.5/6mph as my fast pace, but you can go faster/slower, adjust to what you need). 2) Recover for 60 seconds at a slower pace (I use 3.5 as my recovery pace,…
  • HIIT is an awesome way to target body fat, as it helps to increase your metabolic rate so that you're continuing to burn calories long after your workout ends. Intervals are key because it's High Intensity Interval Training. One of the best things about HIIT is that you can have a shorter workout if you're truly working…
  • Welcome back! I just joined back up after using a different tracking site; but like the nutrition aspect of this one much better. I'd be happy to be part of your motivation squad! :smile:
  • Water weight is a scale killer! I've stepped on it to assess the "damage" after vacation or a weekend that I didn't eat according to plan, and it usually doesn't end well ;) Is it possible for 1 or 2lbs? Yes, but drink plenty of water (sound counterintuitive, but water pushes water), and nourish your body with fruits,…
  • I definitely experienced that, especially when I was first starting my fitness journey. I wanted as much information as possible, but I do make sure I get my blogs in and check in with communities whether it's here or with my group challengers! But as a part time fitness coach that's part of my job! :)