okay, so I weigh somewhere around... 145-155, Im 17 and 5'7 and to me, and in my opinion I just look discusting!! I really hate it. Most of it is my gut, hips,and thighs, and probably my breasts. (( you know, typical places all that nasty fat goes on women))I want to get down to 130 Before the august (Im going on a trip for 2 weeks) and I REALLY dont want to look all flabby. I dont have a doctor yet, so I cant go see him/her about losing weight, and Im really uncompfortable going to gyms. so anyone know any easy diets, exercise tips.. Or have any comments about losing this weight??
Well obviously, low calorie diet, like salad's etc..And if you don't want to go to the gym thats fine, you could jog, set a time or distance that you think you are comfortable with, and then increase it with time, you want to push yourself but not so hard that you can't acheive your distance/time.Before August going down 15-25 lbs may not be acheivable, but then again it may be, it depends on your body, but I'm glad you want to get in shape.
you can skip the gym unless your after muscle gains in size.what you need to do is burn calories.The keys to that are to nto starve yourself.eat a well balanced diet, small portions.If you start starving your self your body burns muscle and saves fat for emergency burning to stay alive.Keep food coming in in less quanity.skip the weights. now start jogging or riding a bike or swimming.swimming especially is low impact and a good all body work out. Hit a store and pick up some exercise videos. thers been a million different videos made from jane fondas shit to the abs of steel and buns and what ever else steel videos that made.Ther is awoman my fiance works with thats lost 7 inches in the last 2 months. only 29 lbs, and shes got about 200 to go. she changed her eating habits, uses the company gym for a half hour each day at lunch and because the company she works for is into health and fitness, they pay thier employees for 1/2 hour a week to use the equipment. They can also use it on days off or hours off as they see fit. They provide the videos and the equipment and makse sure they get ample time to use it.This woman decided she wanted to change and has stuck to shit.a serious mental attitude is the first key step for you.You may not have the advantages she has, but that doesnt mean you cant get he same results if your willing to work for it and not expect to see results in a week. real results that last take alot of time to be seen. There is no quik fix. Be ready for that and dont let not being able to see a difference right off get you down. for your information, that woman uses the exercise videos, not the weights and treadmills and nordic tracks and shit. She also does alto of walking outside of work. if you paid a few bucks for a video, youd have all the tools she uses, aside from making time to do it.The other thing to remember is that you see yourself daily, changes are slow and you dont notice it on day to day. People that see you once a week or that you havnet talked to for a month are the ones that see it in drastic steps.
Write down what you eat every day for a week, breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as any other time of the day. This will give you a better idea of where your eating too much. Are you eating a lot of fatty foods? Reduce ur intake.
If there are key times when u eat bad food, ie, fast food most lunchtimes, change it for something healthier.
If your diet is fairly healthy, eat 10-20% less each day, preferabally over 4 meals a day over 3, 4 smaller feeds are better than 3 larger ones.
The gym is your friend, do both cardio and weights 70% cardio 20% weights. You will loose weight and tone up, 45 mins 3 times a week would help, although the more frequently the better although no more than 5 times a week or u'll burn out.
Swimming is also a good weight loss sport. Jogging is an option if ur not up for the gym but make sure you get some weight training in there also. Try to keep the intensity up, set yourself realistic targets based on what your capable of doing.
ie, if you can do 20 laps of the pool in 15 minutes, aim to do do an extra one every time you meet your target, once ur doing 21 laps in 15 mins, aim for 22, etc. Say for every aditional 5 laps you can do from when u start buy yourself something that makes you feel good (as long as it aint a MacDonalds :wink:
Keeping slim doesent have to be a chore y'know :p
Originally Posted By: MaxWrite down what you eat every day for a week, breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as any other time of the day. This will give you a better idea of where your eating too much. Are you eating a lot of fatty foods? Reduce ur intake. Use http://www.fitday.com for this, really helpful site.
thank you everyone so much!!
All this seems really simple and easy to do.
I signed up for that website, and hopefully I can keep track of everything!!
again, thanks so much!