Interesting info from Jillian Michaels
What advice do women always ask you for?
They get caught on plateaus. In that case what you need to do is give yourself a couple of days of rest and bump up your calories by 10 percent. When you lose weight quickly, your body often responds by releasing hormones to increase your appetite and store more fat. That's a survival instinct meant to help us conserve fuel during times of famine. You can outsmart it by eating a little more and resting. That usually helps jump-start your metabolism again.
28 November 2011: JM 30DS Level 2
It’s really getting difficult to squeeze exercise in, especially given my busy schedule! I’ve been working like crazy this past week, so today’s the first time since Friday(?) that I’ve been able to work out. Thank goodness for short routines. In all honesty though, I wish they were more fun.
Just won second at an intercollegiate marketing...
Now that that’s out of the way, I’m gonna get some exercise done! :)
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fitvillains: And we carry it around all day. There’s a reason why you hear fitness-y types shouting from the rooftops that smaller weights aren’t as effective: to sculpt & condition a muscle, the weight should pose a challenge for it. If you’re body’s used to carrying a certain amount of weight all…
In the past month I've been working out, I've lost...
I say this because I use two different scales: a Detecto and a digital. I started out 136 on both, and the former reads 134 while the other reads 129. I trust the Detecto more, but it’s just nice looking at the digital. A girl can dream! I’m so motivated to work out some more!
23 November 2011: JM 30DS Level 2
I did better today, I think. Man, I was sweating and panting so bad at the end of it! It’s much shorter than P90X so I feel the HIIT burn more. It’s nowhere near as fun, though. I wish I had the leisure to work out longer.
22 November 2011: JM 30DS Level 2
Thank goodness for short workouts. I really needed one. Tomorrow I’m gonna play volleyball! (After a year-and-a-half hiatus)
I'm going to exercise today. Even if it kills me.
I have a killer class tomorrow with some major difficult readings and a terror prof. But I need to get this done. Then I hope the boost of energy I get will help me finish reading.
I don't want to be so skinny that I look ill . I...
It's been 3 days
I’m so stressed I need to exercise @-) That was the fastest three days of my life!!!! And yet I feel so behind on everything! THE IRONY
16 November 2011: P90X Shoulders and Arms + Ab...
I struggled to finish today, but I did! I’m really starting to notice a change in my body, even if the scale says otherwise. I guess sometimes you gain before you lose! After all, muscle is heavier than fat :) I am now one step closer to the goal I set at the beginning of the week, which was to exercise every day. Since I did yoga yesterday, tomorrow I’m doing Plyo. Yay! Off to grab...
15 November 2011: P90X Yoga X
This workout is so long! I only finished maybe a third of it because I’d have finished at past 11 if I kept going, and I have school early tomorrow. Since exercise really wakes me up, I felt like going on would just result in my falling asleep at 2 am. Nevertheless, this was a very relaxing bit of exercise. I already feel more flexible, and there’s this nice warmth in my back from all...
14 November 2011: P90X Chest & Back + Ab Ripper X...
I watched the VS Fashion Show from 2005 (Tyra Banks’ last) and I really told myself I really needed to work out today. SO I DID! And I’m gonna make sure to work out every day this week - I’ve been skipping out on Plyo and Yoga. I can really feel myself getting stronger, but not leaner just yet. I guess it’s a good thing to build up strength so I can do the exercises...
12 November 2011: P90X Legs and Back
I only did half out of fear of side stitch - I’d eaten a lot for my sister’s birthday party and I felt the need to compensate by working out. The new semester has started so I really wanna keep it up. Now’s not the time to give up!! UNRELATED: This 11/11/11, my family and boyfriend lit flying lanterns and set them free at 11:11 pm :) It was beautiful. How was your 11:11 in...
10 November 2011: P90X Shoulders and Arms + Ab...
I finished both workouts even if I wanted to kinda half-ass it. I’m proud that I didn’t!!
Decided to set some goals today
Not weight goals, just goals in terms of looks. I don’t wanna rely solely on the scale for progress (although it helps). Ultimately I wanna be between 115 to 120 pounds. Seems heavy for a person my height (5’1.5”), but I’m more muscular than most girls. My other physical goals will be: A mean six-pack Nice collarbones Firm arms A perky butt Fit legs No more double...
So here's the problem with working out at night:
IT KEEPS YOU UP FOR AGES :| UGH It’s 2am where I live and maaaaaaaaaan I can’t sleep at all. Laptop OFF now. Good night!
7 November 2011: P90X Chest and Back
Dear Jesus. I’ve been dreading this one: a workout full of the two moves I fear most, the push-up and the pull-up. GAHHH!! I only finished half, as in til the big one-minute break. I stopped even if I felt I could maybe do more, which is disappointing. WHAT IS THIS FEAR! But to be fair, I did more than I expected I could.  Crap. I forgot all about Ab Ripper X! I’ll just...
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This is so helpful. I finally understand how fat and trouble spots work, and how to go about losing fat there!
When I read about athletic people being fit, I...
I guess a change in literature is in order. Good thing!