- Jun 8, 2009
Thanks, nkarma! Actually, I had a very high metabolism in my early 20s mainly because I had 3 serving jobs pretty much the whole time and I was running around working all the time. Now that I''m 27 turning 28, I''ve been in a desk job for about 6 years, and the last 3 years, it''s been a yo-yo when it came to my weight. Granted, I didn''t really work out and I took my body for granted and tah-duh! I am now overweight. But, when you finally decided to do something for yourself, there''s really nothing that can stand in your way. And for me, I''ve decided that enough is enough! I intend to be better physically turning 28 in April, than what I was when I was in my early 20s. Of course, I know I''d probably not be at 120lbs, but I''m going for 125 and toned since I like my T and A and I''m not looking into losing those!Date: 1/11/2010 4:36:14 PM
Good job Luckyeshe! If you ever feel unmotivated remember we are here for you. I just started again seriously and am feeling way better. I really need to remember the awful feelings I have when I am not being so good. I am disappointed in myself. It feels way better when you are actually really working for it. Hopefully I will have some good news (aka a lb or 2 off in the next few days). I have lost 7 so far, at least 10 more to go!Date: 1/10/2010 8:25:42 AM
I haven''t been very active in BWW lately, but I''m going to try to change that. This year, I''m finally off my butt and ready to get in shape. I guess I finally got tired of hearing the ''you need to lose weight'' comments from my mom (who of course means well). This is the year we''re planning to get married (but we''re having some LDR issues and the wedding may be moved back, will keep everyone posted) and I will be 28. I want to look great in a bikini again and since I live in Fl, it''s hard not to be a little jealous of those in their early 20s who don''t work out, can eat anything, and still not gain a pound! Granted, I was one of those as well. I guess I didn''t believe people who told me that your metabolism slows down in your later 20s! And boy, how mine has slowed down! Anyways on to what I''ve done so far as well as some stats.
Weight: 150lbs (from my last visit with my doctor on 12/28/09)
Goal: 125lbs by April 2010 (which is my bday month)
For week 1/4-1/9
I have worked out (cardio for at least 45 minutes a day if not 1 hour a day) everyday in the morning, except for yesterday. I work nights so now I don''t have any excuses left about waking up to early to work out. I have also been keeping a journal of what I eat on a daily basis. I also stopped drinking soda. I now drink teas. If I make myself hot tea, I no longer add sugar. I eat at least 1 fruit a day and I have smaller portions throughout the day. I eat maybe 5-6x thoughtout the day but nothing huge at any point. If I''m hungry at night, I drink a small glass of soymilk.
I purchased a scale last night and tried it this morning. I now weight 144lbs! So I''m definitely excited. I feel more toned, but no pain, no gain! Now all I need to do is keep this up and I''m excited to see some improvement on my weight. Next thing on my list is to get my tummy in shape as well too. Anyone have any thoughts on how to achieve that?
I hope everyone is doing well with their workouts!
P.S. Lucky, you are really lucky (hehe) you had the eat whatever you want metabolism. I have never had that in my early twenties or any other time! I am 26...27 in a few weeks!
Ladies, any advice on how to work out my arms, shoulders, and back without decreasing too much on the chest side?