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  • Depends on what you plan to use it for. I really really like my Apple Watch. Pricey but so worth it. It tracks my steps, heart rates, calories burned/exercise, reminds me I need to stand more and on top of that works with my cellphone like the previous reaponse mentioned. I think it’s worth it’s value.
  • Does your gym have exercise classes? Classes are a great way to integrate exercises as a beginner
  • I found out this year I was doing IF just naturally and didn’t even realize it had a name...it’s just the way I like to eat lol. I find I am able to keep a calorie deficit easier if I stop eating around 6pm. And I usually have breakfast around 10am. Making my eating window 8hrs. It just feels better to get the majority of…
  • I just did the Insanity class at my gym tonight. Always kicks my butt even tho I regularly do it. Even though you get more fit it’s like it never stops challenging you, which i love cause then you know you’ll get results!
  • Not sure what area of the country you live in. But my favorite one has been Catered Fit. But I think it’s only offered in CA and FL. Anyways it’s a meal service and they have more meals plan options than most like Paleo, Vegetarian and Pescatarian. They also tell you the calories on the package of each meal.
  • Fitness Blender and YouTube has full Jillian Michaels videos
  • Yes, if you go to the Progress section where you record your weight...and hit the weight section at the top left you will see the options to record for Waist, hips and Neck I believe. I wish they had one for arms though!! But you can at least keep those measurements there. I petition for an Arms option!!! 🙋🏾‍♀️
  • I use frozen fruit so I don’t have to add ice. The more ice you add the more watered down the smoothie becomes later in. But I do use fresh banana and spinach.
  • I am 5’7.5” so I usually round up to 5’8”. My goal is currently between 145-150. I am currently 168. I was happy when I was 155, but want a flat stomach this go around, hence the 145 goal. I say see how you feel at 160. You may be happy there, especially if you are strength training as well.
  • At the beginning I had 40 lbs to lose. I saw and felt the difference after losing the first 10lbs. Everyone else is now seeing and commenting on my weight loss now that I am down 18lbs.
  • 1. I maintained my weight over the weekend 2. I was able to wear a skirt today that I haven’t been able to fit into for over a year 3. I didn’t purchase a sugary pastry this morning for breakfast
  • Omg my arms take forever! My legs are always the first to tone up really fast. Then my face and shoulders. Followed by my stomach and back. Arms are always last, which is annoying because my body and arms will look great but my arms will stay flabby.
  • Thanks for the feedback everyone! I know taking accurate measure of the food I eat is my next step to success. I have intentionally been taking each step slowly and when I know I can handle it because I really want my new weight loss habits to be a life change this time and not a temporary diet that overwhelms me or…
  • I use Happy Scale and enter the weight shown on the scale into MFP.
  • It’s those weekends!! I use to think the same thing too...I would eat healthy all week and exercise 3-4 times and then the weekend would come and I would eat all the carbs i had missed out on during the week. So I would fall into a cycle of being at a low weight on Friday, but by the following Monday, I would be right…
  • My husband and I tried Keto and it worked for us for the couple of months we were on it. We both lost about 10-15 lbs. AND the allowed foods make you feel like you aren’t being as restrictive as other diets. Check out Pinterest for recipe ideas! After 2 months or so, we ended up stopping it due to my husband finding out he…
  • I try to get in 5-6 days a week and I primarily attend group classes at my gym. I pack for the gym so I can go straight after work. Otherwise I would never make it if I went home first and I am not enough of a morning person to wake up earlier than I already do. I also double up on classes some days in order to allow me a…
  • Saw a girl in a hot pink tutu once...wtf? And don't get me started on ppl who show up to the gym in jeans lol
  • I found that strength training really helped me drop fat all around. After doing Body Pump at my gym for 2 months 2x a week...my 2 rolls of back fat were gone...I was also doing cardio 3x a week so I'm sure that helped too
  • A trainer told me on average you burn 100 calories every 10 min of moderate cardio....so a 50-60 min spin class could be anywhere between 450-600+ calories depending on how hard you worked...I log the Les Mills RPM option on MFP...it seems to correlate to what my trainer said
  • Squats aren't anymore of a fat burner than any other exercise you do with the right intensity, frequency, etc...You must workout out all the muscle groups to see a change all around. But I must say I absolutely love squats and what they have done for my formerly flat butt and my thighs....I agree with everyone else....up…
  • Just keep up what you're doing and do lots of squats...overtime you'll see it change
  • On weekends I workout early before I eat my first meal. During the week bc of my schedule I workout within my 8 hr eating window so I can eat something before and after my workout....both ways seem to work fine for me
  • I tried Hydroxycut a few years back and I stopped it after a doctors visit because the nurse became concerned on how high my blood pressure was....Mind you I was only 21 yrs old at the time and always had/still have relatively low to normal blood pressure. The nurse was so concerned she checked my blood pressure a 2nd time…
  • I found IF to simply be a good guide on when to eat which in turn helps most people stay within their caloric deficit. IF made me realize I would graze on a lot of unnecessary calories throughout the day even late at night just cause I was hungry all of a sudden. I followed something similar to the lean gains method when I…
  • That's why strength training should be your best friend....two years ago I got down to 150 due to poor diet...And I didn't work out at all. although I was slim at that weight...my thighs were flabby and not toned aka jiggled. I gained 30 lbs and today I have gotten back down to 161-163 by doing a mix of cardio and strength…
  • I say having a "cheat day" is essential to anyone trying to lose weight. Otherwise, I think you would lose your mind and end up binging from all the depravation. I actually have a "cheat weekend" because my friends love to go out day and/or night and I don't feel like restricting myself at parties, restaurants, etc. Plus,…
  • I am 5'7.5, with and average frame, and my goal is 150-155.I used to be 155 and I was very happy there. However, I had zero muscle when I was 155...I was skinny fat lol. Now, I fluctuate from 168-170 with 28% BF, and I don't mind it. I have a lot more muscle now, so 170 looks a lot differently on me now than it used to…
  • Congrats on your 15 lbs!! But as someone who has been strength training since January, I am warning you that stepping on the scale will become a nightmare if you start strength training. You will not see all your hard work from using weights immediately on the scale. It takes a lot of time. But strength training is the…
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