View Full Version : Determination outweighs fat
02-03-2008, 06:48 PM
I've been reading through everyone's journals and I've become inspired.
I've been working out for 2 weeks now and already see a difference. There is still a lot I have yet to learn but I've been researching all I can. I'm working on my nutrition as that's always been the worst for me. I'm learning that eating less isn't necessarily a good thing. If anything it's down right aweful! I'm reminding myself to eat 6 small meals a day, though still working on adding more protein to my diet.
I bought The Body Sculpting Bible for Women today as I saw it referenced in a lot of posts. It's a really good book IMHO. I'm going to start the exercises in it starting tomorrow. I still have to read the nutrition part of the book, which is what I'm up to. Hopefully it'll help me get my diet into some sort of order.
I like to think that my determination outweighs the fat on my body. I feel disgusted with myself for allowing myself to get so out of shape. I'm determined not only to get fit but to stay that way. I know that with perserverance the fat will melt away and hopefully I'll be left with a happeir me.
That's all for now. Hope you lovely ladies have a great night.
02-03-2008, 06:54 PM
Hey there!! welcome to the boards. I think you'll be quite inspired by the amount of support and feedback you can get here, but I guess you already know that since you've been reading :)
I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying yourself and that you've realized eating less isn't always better! Good start...it took me a while to get that :)
Anyway just wanted to say hi, I'll be following along with your journal!
02-03-2008, 08:03 PM
Hi back! Thanks for the warm welcome. I love it here. You're right...everyone is so helpful and so inspirational!
02-03-2008, 10:37 PM
Hey! Nice to have you here. I agree that it is a great book, I purchased it myself and it's been the backbone of what i did for a long time. He definately gives it to you straight, the nutrition section is really strict, so I modified it a bit but it is a great place to start.
You are right about eating less not being a good thing! I have found i lose more weight on 1500 cal's per day as opposed to 1000, its really hard to get through to the brain though! Are you taking any protein supplements like whey? That is the only way i can get in enough, eating like a zillion ounces of meat or chicken would make me sick.
Don't feel disgusted, you should be proud that you are being so proactive and making a healthy change for the better, a huge portion of doing this is mental, and we're all here to support you but you've gotta cheer yourself on too.
Looking forward to following along with your success!
02-04-2008, 02:14 AM
Hi there and welcome!!! Don't be disgusted with yourself! We've all been there...didn't know what to do, when to do it, how to do it...you get fooled by the diet industry into thinking you have to eat 500 calories a day, etc.
That's a good book and a great start! :D
02-04-2008, 04:05 PM
Thank you for your warm welcomes. It really makes me feel good being here.
Today I did my first workout out of the Body Scultping Bible for Women. It was an easy workout. Though, for the first time I really paid attention to my form and I couldn't believe the difference! It was great to focus on the muscles I was working.
The workout was as follows:
Dumbbell one-arm row (5 lbs, 2 sets of 12)
Push-up (0 lbs, 1 set of 10, one set of 11)
Dumbbell shoulder press (5 lbs, 2 sets of 12)
Standing calf raise (two legs) (5 lbs, 2 sets of 12)
Dumbbell curl (5 lbs, one set of 12, 10 lbs one set of 12)
Overhead dumbbell extension (5 lbs, one set of 12, 10 lbs one set of 12)
Dumbbell squat (5 lbs, one set of 12, 10 lbs one set of 12)
Stiff-legged deadlift (5 lbs, one set of 12, 10 lbs one set of 12)
Lying leg raise (one set of 12)
Crunch (one set of 12)
I could've done another set of leg raises and crunches but didn't for some reason. I was really tired. I should've just pushed myself. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.
02-04-2008, 04:18 PM
hi and welcome (again! :p)
looks like you have a great attitude-- this is a fabulous place to learn about anyting you need to know about nutrition and working out!
Good luck, you can do it! :)
02-04-2008, 04:37 PM
Hey there :) great title for your journal, it is a great motivation knowing it is our determination that gets us places!
Sounds like you are off to a good start, keep it up!
02-06-2008, 09:14 AM
Hey! how are things going? Looks like you got off to a great start with the workouts! Have you read through the diet part yet?