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Here's the copypasta of my /r/loseit post so you don't need to click:
[And] here's my 1 year post from January, for most of the details about where/how I started and what I've been doing.
My wife went vegan first, I followed slowly behind her about a year ago. She went over primarily due to ethical concerns, I followed for every reason, probably mostly due to the environmental and health benifits. My lipid panel looks much better and my blood pressure dropped more than 20 points (from 140/90 to under 120/75). My protein and B12 levels are fine as I take a daily multivitamin. Being 30, I figured if I was gonna get serious about living healthy now that the easy years have passed, I better get cracking. My doctor is more than pleased.
If you want a lot of calories, eat nuts! Nuts are very energy dense. We eat a 1/4 cup every day with lunch, high in healthy fats and protein. Incidentally, an excellent snack for on-the-go ;)
One thing I found I really like a lot are chickpeas (garbanzo beans). I never knew I liked them, never really ate them, but now I can't get enough. I really like them on whole on salads and mashed into a "chicken salad" style used on sandwiches. A little vegan mayo and some vegan bacon salt...delicious!!! They are also pretty high in protein.
We probably spend the same amount on groceries as we used to (about $80 a week, pretty high for a married couple with no kids). The main expense is organic vegetables, I'd say.
One thing we do splurge on are Clif Bars for lunch. A Clif Bar, 1/4 cup of home made trail mix, and an apple is what we eat at work 5 days a week. Expensive, but very fast, easy and reasonably healthy. The Clif Bars that we eat have about 10g of protein each. Also makes a great easy snack: it's basically the meal we'll we eat for lunch and breaks when we go backpacking. Except we'll occasionally throw some 20g protein bars in as well.
I keep going back to protein because we both exercise fairly intensely six days a week: http://www.amazon.com/Jillian-Michaels-30-Day-Shred/dp/B00127RAJY (I'm just getting into level 3, she's been at level 3 for a month now). I didn't worry about my protein intake before starting, and it never seemed to cause a problem. From what I had read, for my body weight I was getting 10 to 20g less than optimal, but that optimal had a bit of safety built into it. When starting the exercise routine, I found I was incredibly sore, day after day after day...especially my calves. I then did some reading and figured perhaps my body wasn't able to repair my muscles properly. I kept track and increased my intake to 70 to 80g a day, and the pain mostly went away. Now, as I've been stepping up through the levels, I'll only be sore with a new group of muscles for a day, tops.
Sorry this is coming late, but I thought I'd give my input since I solely use DVDs now. I definitely have seen results, but you have to make sure you can motivate yourself. Once I get into the groove of it, I'm usually good, though, the past few days I've been bad about it. If I have regular routine, I'm usually good about it and I end up working out 5 times a week, though, the past two weeks I've gotten lazy and worked out maybe 3 or 4 times. But some weeks it happens.
The great thing about DVDs is that I can switch them up and do different ones everyday or do two in one day if they're short DVDs. And since I'm mixing it up all the time, my body doesn't get stuck in a rut and I'm generally sore after each of my workouts.
Anyways, my suggestion would be to look at your local library's selection first. This way you can see what DVDs you like before purchasing them. I've definitely bought a few and now don't ever use them because I don't like something about them. Here are a few suggestions I have, though:
Someone suggested The Firm and I have two that I really like: The Firm: Cardio Overdrive and The Firm Bootcamp - Maximum Calorie Burn. These two are great workouts and mix cardio and plyometrics with weights. The instructor, Alison Davis, is also really good at cuing you. I like going to these DVDs on days I have time (I think they're about 50 minutes, though the Cardio Overdrive has a shorter version that is only 30 minutes or so) and really want a big work out.
Someone also mentioned Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred, which I really like. It has three levels and each level has three circuits of strength, cardio, and abs. Each level is about 20 minutes so I like doing this on days I don't have a lot of time. Or some days I'll do level 1 and level 2.
If you're not coordinated or if you're feeling kind of lazy, I'd suggest Leslie Sansone. They're lower impact and don't have a lot of complicated moves. You might not see results as quickly using her DVDs, but getting up and moving is better than nothing! I like Leslie Sansone: 5 Really Big Miles and Leslie Sansone: Walk It Off and Tone It Up. The latter has you using a resistance band while walking. I have to warn you, she can be a bit annoying.
Along with the Firm and Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred, I think this one is one of my top favorites: Results Fitness: Boost Your Metabolism. It will make you sweat!
10 Minute Solution: Blast Off Belly Fat is another favorite of mine. It has some really good ab workouts. There are 5 different workouts you can choose and each are 10 minutes. I usually do 3 of the 5 - Flat Belly Fast, Ab Ripper and Six Pack Abs. The other two are good, but I just don't love them as much as the other three.
Quick Fix: Total Cardio Kick is one of the first DVDs I bought and used continuously. There are three 10 minute workouts that each target different parts of the body (arms and back, abs, legs and glutes) and a bonus 10 minute workout that works the whole body. I like doing this when I'm low on time.
Double Pump featuring Shpresa - Lower Body Workout is one of my newer DVDs. The lower body workouts are decent, but I really like her ab workouts. If I'm doing an abs day I'll pop in the 10 Minute Solution DVD and choose the abs workout portion of this DVD and will definitely feel it the next day. This one is really good for working out the lower abs, which I generally have a hard time doing.
Denise Austin has a ton of DVDs out there. She was the first DVD I worked out to (besides my mom's Jane Fonda DVD when I was a little kid). Some of her DVDs are better than others and she can be a little annoying. These two are among her better ones: Denise Austin: Boot Camp - Total Body Blast and Ultimate Fat Burner. They use a step in the Ultimate Fat Burner one, which I don't have, but I still get a great workout just doing it on the floor.
For Pilates, I like doing Crunch - Super SlimDown: Pilates Yoga Blend. It's good without being super annoying.
Another Crunch DVD I like is Crunch: Total Resculpt. It has a bunch of different weight exercises.
Now the title of this one is a little misleading: Ageless with Kathy Smith: Total Body Turnaround. It makes it seem like it's for old people, but I was sore from her weights segment the next day. It's not one of my favorites, though, for some reason.
I just started using this one: Shape Toning Workout: Bikini Body All Year-Round. It takes workouts from their magazine and actually shows you how to do them, which I like. I hate looking down at the magazine while trying to do the different moves.
Self - Slim and Sleek Fast is one that I've had for a while. Oddly enough, it's the same instructor as the Crunch Pilates/Yoga DVD I mentioned earlier. She looks different in this one, but it's the same person! It mixes cardio with weights.
Anyways, there are a million different DVDs out there and these were the ones I could think of off the top of my head. Some of them might not be for you, but hopefully you'll like some of them! Like I said, try checking out your local library first. There's usually a ton. Or ask some of your friends. Just about everyone I know has the Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred and they might have a few others.
I like doing DVDs because I don't get bored as easily and it pushes me to do more reps and sets and do cardio longer than I would myself. But you have to make sure you can motivate yourself. Plus, I can wear whatever I want, look stupid, and I don't have to go anywhere!
There are a lot of good workout videos out there.
I'm currently doing the 30 Day Shred. I've also heard great things about Insanity and P90X, although those are well out of my price range.
I used to be really horrified by the prospect of running outside. I think I thought people would judge me for not running long enough, or being too jiggly or something. This summer though, I downloaded an app for Couch to 5K, put some music on my phone and just started going! For some reason, when I had something telling me exactly when to start and stop running, I felt WAY better about running in public.
Keep in mind that the most important part of losing weight is changing your diet! Good luck!
This DVD, which I have been assured will make me hate my life. is what I most want.
Well, I am trying very, very hard to get back into shape. Due to a combination of laziness and a thyroid tumor (that supposedly will be handled at some point, if my doctors ever stop sucking) I have put on a lot of weight over the past few months.
By a lot, I mean, most of my clothes no longer fit (I have two wearable pairs of jeans, for example, and they are recent acquisitions), I'm constantly sore all over, and my self-confidence has plummeted hardcore. A couple of months ago, I told myself I would do whatever it takes, and decided to go back to exercising and eating healthier.
Eating healthier has stopped the upward movement on my weight gain-- I'm at least hovering steady, and haven't had to get any more larger clothing. Woo. But exercise is the problem. For the past couple of weeks I've been doing yoga, which has begun preparing me for this... working out thing. I have motivation from a friendboy who is pushing me to work out and get myself healthy again. But beyond the yoga and running my dog, I don't have much in the way of exercise stuff.
I'm terrible at making my own routines (I have two yoga DVDs that I go back and forth on); and I really don't like going to the gym (plus I'd have to get a membership). So exercise DVDs, especially those two that are spoken so highly of, are ideal for me-- I can do what I'm told and follow those instructions like a good mindless robot. :) Sadly, at least the 30 day shred one requires dumbbells for part of it, so those are extremely high on my list too.
It doesn't hurt than I've been under orders from both my medical and psychiatric doctors to do regular exercise-- this is why they are the highest priority for me.
Uh... that's what I got.
Here you go! Definitely one of my better recent purchases.
Use the extra 5 I would get and get /u/CrimsonJella this from this wish list because fitness :D
Yup, it's killer. Even level 1 left me drenched in sweat and sore for a day or two, in spite of the fact that I jog quite a bit.
It's definitely a video for which you need a lot of open space. And it probably won't work if you live in an apartment with people underneath you because it involves lots of jumping jacks.
Here's the link, by the way
First things first, if you have any unhealthy snacks at home, get rid of them. You can easily replace them with better choices. For a quick snack for me, I usually go for a handful of carrots, a medium sized apple (goes good with peanut butter), a low cal greek yogurt, or a banana. All of these will keep you full for a good few hours.
I don't have much time for fitness but if you're able to get at least 30 minutes a day, you should be good to go. I use a workout DVD at home that's only about 26 minutes and it's high intensity so I still burn 150-200 calories when I finish it and I have plenty of time left for homework.
I'll recommend this because I lost 10 pounds using it:
Every other day is good. The minimum you can get away with is 3 runs a week, maybe 4 if you aren't doing some kind of aerobic crosstraining.
Dumbbells and a bench are fodder for folks over in r/fitness. A strength routine isn't going to hurt you at all, but I'm oldschool and would recommend a cardio based workout on your off days. This can be something like a workout dvd or something outside like biking or swimming. Don't knock Jillian, btw, her workouts are excellent and I can hardly do them...
Also, definitely plan on one or two days completely off; your body needs a day or two to recover.
Well first I hope you have the happiest of birthdays :) 28 is going to be a super awesome year for you.
My favorite birthday was hands down my 21st. My mom convinced my dad to let her use their Am Ex points and she flew us three and a friend of mine to Chicago for 5 days and paid for everything for us and got us tickets to Lollapalooza. I'm super big into music and that was just so so so amazing and we had so much fun! The day of my bday I was having a crap morning and she called cheered me up and was like oh "I put a little Happy Bday money in your account" yeahhhh I checked my acct $2100 I legit started screaming in Panara haha. For reference my bday was in June and Lolla was in Aug.
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Okay, firstly I have to echo the poster who advised against using buzzwords. It's annoying. I still read the post, but I think some people might click off after realising this.
That being said, when I first got into health and fitness, I read a LOT, tried a lot, tried the couch to 5K, silly fad diets - everything.
The single biggest exercise thing that helped me was actually exercise DVDs. It took me forever to find some that I could stand doing and that I kept up with. Some aren't motivating, other bored me, some were too long and the rest were just a chore. The only one I stuck with was Jillian Micheal's 30 day Shred.
From this, I then bought her Yoga DVD, a cardio one, some more advanced ones of hers - they're amazing.
If you want something that's fast and motivating and gets you into exercise, I totally recommend them. In the 30 Day Shred there's 3 workouts, each is just 20 minutes long. You do one for ten days, then move onto the next, then after another 10 days move on again to the next. As they're only 20 minutes, you can totally fir them in, and the only thing you need is some hand weights (2 cans of beans will do the trick) and a mat if you don't have carpet. She kicks your ass, but you get a lot out of them as well.
So yeah - if you watch your diet (try not to emotionally eat and drink a lot of water throughout the day) and try getting into exercise (honestly, I can't sing this DVD's praises enough), you'll get on top of things in no time.
Make me smile, Rasta! :)
No worries. I suggest putting your My Fitness Pal Goals at 'sedentary' and 'lose 1/2 pound a week' and then not eating the calories you earn exercising. You do have to be meticulous in your calorie tracking though! Expect to tweak your diet a lot - some people do better just having a cup of tea for breakfast, some people do better eating their biggest meal in the morning; just keep trying until you find a way that works for you. Some people love keto, but I love toast so that doesn't do it for me (though I envy their big losses!).
30 Day Shred is really good IMO. I found the jumping and running on the spot a bit hard on my knees so I swapped it for pretend running where you don't take your toes off the ground. Have a look at pilates or yoga for flexibility and balance.
Take before pics in short and a tee or jeans and a top and then take them again in a month wearing exactly the same outfit. Take measurements too.
It doesn't snow here (it barely gets cold!) so I have no idea how to function in it! More jumpers!? Build snowmen?
Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred
And the X Stretch DVD from my husband's P90x program.
Once I'm done with the full 3 levels in 30 DS, I'm aiming to start Power 90 program, which is a precursor to full insanity of P90x.
Would 30 Day Shred count? If not, how about Daft Punk?
I've wanted this for a while now. My friend had one we used to do and I could use this one since she moved! And it is only 9 bucks or so. :)
Lol that's a good question. I haven't worked out at all in like 2 weeks (feels ashamed) for several reasons (knee injury more than anything) but today I'm starting Jillian Michaels videos again seeing I don't have a chance to go out to run :( I'll be doing this and this at home. That's a 1 hour workout, sounds pretty good to me... what do you think?
I'll definitely stick to eating 1500-1700 calories. The things I eat are: Breakfast: toast with peanut butter, a fruit (banana or mango), and a 198 calorie yoghurt. Dinner: I have salads, chicken, tuna, red meat twice a week max, veggies, beans etc. The rest of the day I eat only fruits like plums, kiwi and mango. and I only drink water.
I also noticed having a food and workout diary helps me a lot, I should restart that asap too.
If you don't mind doing work out DVDs, I think Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred is a great work out plan.
It's a twenty minute work out, but it really gets your heart pumping. It could work if you don't have much time. Probably also save you money on a gym membership.
Here you go
You've just totally inspired me to buy this. (Psst- It's only $6.99 on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/Jillian-Michaels-30-Day-Shred/dp/B00127RAJY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1332274118&amp;sr=8-1)
I know this will sound stupid, and I might get laughed at. But I have been doing the 30 day shred with Jillian Michaels and it really takes the wind out of me. Just requires 20 minutes a day. You will want to start slow but try to do all the exercises. You will be amazed at how this helps get you and your body started.
From there you can look at doing more directed, intense workouts such as weightlifting and jogging.
Your food intake will help you a ton and like other advice kept here - keep track of the alcohol. Health first, if you have to give up drinking while out with them and just order a diet coke for a month, then do it. If you cannot reliably track what you are putting in your body, the effects are greatly diminished in what you are trying to do.
ok the story is: I am 30 years old and in the last year or so, I have found that I am slowly creeping up a dress size or two. I was always one of those thin people who could eat anything and never exercise so I am a total newbie to fitness - I suspect it's the metabolism slowing down with age lol
What is strength training vs weight training? Also a friend recomended a DVD by jillian mitchels which seems to be some sort of strength training/cardio mix.
Best 10$ for starting to lose weight.
Nope. It's a work-out routine by Jillian Michaels. I removed my question about eating though.