Posted: 9/22/2012 9:39:23 PM
Originally Posted by gprixwvu
not that i think too many people are keeping up with this thread, but i'd like to update it just for my own records
so ive been keeping on the cardio with walking at a brisk pace and adding incline. in the past week, ive added 1 minute of a light jog every few minutes, im just worried about my knees...so im keeping it light for now
so in late june i was 295lbs...today im 240. i kinda stalled at 250 and was hovering around there for a few weeks. i wasnt putting the weight back on but not losing any because i was drinking and eating late, but then id get to the gym the next day, so it was a wash
ive been dieting well, but the weekends are hard for me because i love to watch football and drink beer which cause me to eat fatty foods around midnight....NOT GOOD. i feel like i have to live life too, so i gotta find the middle. i'm gonna lose another 20lbs and then start lifing seriously
where can i find a good routine online? something that will actually work
thanks again fellas
what do you mean by 'a good routine' ? Sounds like walking is your sole source of training, so if that's the case it's just a matter of working out a routine that will work for you and fit your lifestyle ect.
From what you've stated above, you're going great guns on the weight loss - 55 pounds is fantastic over 3 and a bit months. Just keep doing what you're doing and don't be in too much of a hurry to strip the weight. Slow and steady is the best way to go because if you're doing drastic things to lose weight in a hurry, you're probably doing things that aren't going to be sustainable & enjoyable (meaning you'll be less likely to keep up those habits long term).
Nothing wrong with having a beer or two and a 'cheat meal' every week - even elite level bodybuilders do it to maintain their sanity and focus during strict dieting phases. Infact, you can use that saturday or sunday reward time as a motivator to keep you on track for the rest of the week.
Try to find foods that aren't super high in fat and carbs as your snack foods while you're watching the football and having a drink. Eating fat AND carbs at the same time is a recipe for fat gain.
EG, you could cook up some home made chicken strips (chicken breast dipped in egg, a little flour and breadcrumbs and baked in the oven - delicious) along with anything else that YOU like that is tasty and nutritious. The key is preparation because when you've had a few drinks and you're desperate for something to grab out of the fridge, having something pre-prepared and ready to eat will keep you on the right track.
As far as a weight training routine, anything will work as long as you put in the consistent effort. But the best way to get started with that would be to consult with a good personal trainer in your local area (do your homework on this because all personal trainers ARE NOT created equal) who you can meet with face to face and who can assess your bodytype, your strengths, weakenesses and goals ect and prescribe you a periodised program that is right for you.