you have at least one of these listed:
- IN COLLEGE
- 20 YRS. +
- 5’9 +
- STARTING WEIGHT AT LEAST 200+
- APPLE BODY SHAPE
- POST MORE THAN PICTURES ( PERSONAL POSTS, VIDEOS, HEALTH TIPS, ETC.)
i need more blogs to follow you guys.
and I follow back.
Spreading the community!
Going without a computer for the last month has been such a pain. I didn’t realize how much I had been relying on this community to keep myself in check. Even though I’ve slacked off on personal posts the last few months I still lean on the Tumblr community for motivation.
Unfortunately it’ll probably be another month before I can get a new computer and I’ve already had to fight off old habits. Obviously something needs to change because with the way people I like suddenly deactivate their accounts I can’t rely on this site forever. Tumblr its self could be here one day and gone the next. I know, perish such thoughts!
I’m going to take this rare opportunity to sit online for a couple of hours to download a bunch of stuff for myself, update my layout, fill up the queue again, and reply to messages. Sorry it’s taken me so long. I hope everyone is doing well.
So far I’m loving Jillian’s program. The routines are easy to follow and if you’ve used workout videos before there are no surprises. The challenge is more in keeping up with the pace. They move through the routines quickly to keep your heart rate up. At around 30-37 minutes long it’s easy to find time for my workout every day.
Yeah, I’m the perfect example of an apple shape.
I’ve put on 6 pounds but I’ve lost at least an inch on most of my measurements, with the main exception being my upper arms. Not bad but there’s a reason it’s a 91 day program. It would be nice if my weight drops back down again by the end of the 30 days but at this point I’m thrilled with the changes in my measurements.
I could have sworn I posted a start up entry but I guess between my computer going (and still being) down plus working overtime it looks like it never made it to Tumblr. I guess I’ll just have to do an extra long review on it. I was considering waiting until I finished week 4 but I might post up a review about the beginning so that readers aren’t bombarded with a wall of text.
If you are losing weight because you hate your body, you need a hug. A body is not to be hated or scorned, its sacred and should be treated with love and respect. Do it because you love and accept yourself and see long lasting results.
Be positive. Be strong.
biking and elliptical are things I do. I know you said he doesnt have access to an elliptical, but if he could it wouldnt be that bad
Thank you for responding. He does have a bike so I’ll let him know you use one. Hopefully he can save up for an elliptical, or split the cost, I think one would benefit him and our mom.
I’ve been looking for workouts that my younger brother can do since his ankle is more or less permanently messed up and it isn’t easy. If he had access to a pool, swimming would be an excellent option. I heard an elliptical is easier on the joints than a treadmill but once again he doesn’t have access to one. A couple of sites recommend biking, but I’m not sure how well that will work. It seems like the constant spinning would inflame the joint.
Right now I’m encouraging him to try shadow boxing again. It doesn’t require a lot of moving and if that’s too much standing he can always sit down and continue the moves. If it starts to get too easy he can hold onto a couple of weights to increase the resistance. I know it can be repetitive and therefore boring to many people but it works for my when my hip is inflamed.
Does anyone have any other suggestions or is this something that many people with a similar injury find problematic?