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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

So I am back and disappointed that I've made no progress!
Looking for some good advice and tips from people who actually know what I'm going through!
Having a hard time getting motivated and not a lot of time to work out!
Any tips for how I can get excersise in and what foods I should be focusing on!
Any advice would be grately appetreciated :)
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    I was having trouble getting my workouts in too, and struggled with what to do. On a whim I bought the 30 Day Shred, and have fallen in love with Jillian style workouts. Doing the circut training helps me get a ton in with my limited schedule. So my advice would be to look for some circut type workout dvd's. For me personally having a dvd playing helps me stay motivated rather than doing a solo workout.
    3341 days ago
    Please do NOT be disappointed - what has happened to you has happened to a lot of people and in fact, it can be a good learning experience - you now know what DOESN'T work!

    I suggest that you use the nutrition tracker. If you weigh all of your food for increased accuracy and enter it in there, you will be able to see that you are eating a good balance of fats/carbs/protein. You will also be able to tweak your nutritional intake. I do this for EVERYTHING and it really has helped me to stay focused and as a result managed to lose approx. 60lb after having been overweight for about 30 years ON an already healthy diet and a normal weight-loss calorie range. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. By taking some of my Nutritional Daily Reports to my Dietitian she was able to see in about 5 minutes flat what my problem was - slow metabolism - and as a result put me on the right road. It just meant that I had to eat even less calories than most people to lose weight :-(

    I suggest that you start off with baby steps - changing only one or two things to start with, and only when your mind/body has gotten used to the changes, add something else to the mix. This applies to exercise and even WHAT you eat. Sudden changes will only make a difference for the short-term, and after that you will be either bored, feel deprived, or reach your goal and go back to what you were doing before. Dropping the Calories in small increments will allow your body to adjust so you will be less likely to feel hunger, light-headedness and/or nausea.

    Quality protein like a hard-boiled egg is a good way to help stave off hunger. Fruit is also, but be aware, some have a lot more calories than others. This is where the nutrition tracker comes in re the balance of figuring out what to concentrate on the majority of the time.

    I suggest allowing yourself one day per fortnight to eat whatever you want. This may seem strange but it does work - I practice this myself. The rationale is that your mind/body will know what it wants, but just at a later time. This helps to prevent craving and the feeling of deprivation, which is why it works.

    Try to read the articles in the Healthy Lifestyle section - particularly on Nutrition and Motivation. You will find loads in there that will help you.

    I don't get as much exercise as is recommended because of skeletal and fatigue issues, but I DO get some. The main form is by putting my groceries and laundry away one at a time. It doesn't seem like work and yet it doesn't seem like exercise, so as far as I am concerned, it is a win/win situation. With young children you should find it easier to get the volume to get quite a bit - LOL! My groceries are packed light-weight bags, which means I have more bags to carry (one each hand) from the car to the house.

    You will also find that if you participate on the message boards you will get loads of support as well as suggestions from people who have experienced the same or similar.

    Good luck.
    Kris xx
    3341 days ago
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