Hi I need some help with creating a workout routine & schedule & need to know how many calories I should eat, so I can meet my goal of losing 100lb in 3 months.
I watched a bunch of episodes of The Biggest Loser & Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss edition. I want to do something like that. I have all day to workout, nothing stopping me, except myself & lack of knowledge. My doctor says I need to lose weight or I'll die.. I already almost died (but not due to my weight).. I'm only 26 years old. I have to do something! I'm female. I live at home with my parents & I own my own little business, so I can rearrange my schedule to do whatever. I'm 426lb right now.. (hey, at least I'm honest & trying to get some help)..
I do have a bunch of exercise equipment that I've accumulated over the years.. As I used to be into bodybuilding.. But it's been a long time... A very, very long time. I've got access to olympic standard gym equipment, 500lb of free weights to go with them, a soloflex, gravity edge, eliptical machines, an ab-doer, free weights, preacher curl bar, bench press, squat rack.. I've got a cardio glide, as well as a "rower" type bike.. And an actual bike.. Which hurts my butt to sit on, so I won't be using that for a while. lol.. I've also got p90x, turbo jam, tae bo, walk away the pounds, kettlebells & some other workout dvd's that i forgot the names of.. Also have that 6 week body makeover thing from michael thurmond, exercise bands, an exercise ball & access to stairs... And a dog that'd love to be walked...
I walk to & from my office, since it's 1/2 a block away.. It damn near kills me.. I also don't walk there everyday.. Only when I have appointments.
Okay so there's what I have.. In regards to what I'm willing to do.. Pretty much anything.. I want this weight off as quick as it can get off!
I prefer a vegetarian or vegan diet, but will eat whatever.
I would like to build muscle while burning the fat. I am not afraid of being too muscular.
Anything you know about reducing excess skin would be helpful.
It's sad that I don't even remember how to workout anymore, when it used to be such a big part of my life.
Oh, and I'll be being monitored by my doctor, of course. He doesn't really care what I do, just told me to lose the weight. (within reason, of course)
My problem is not that I am addicted to food. I really don't even enjoy the taste of most foods, so whatever you recommend I eat, I will- though I can't eat porcine products (anything with pig in it)... Believe it or not, I really don't particularly care for things like donuts, cake, pie, ice cream, candy, etc... It doesn't tickle my fancy.. I don't find fast food very appealing, either, but I do eat a lot of that due to convenience, but I can stop, no problem. I drink too much soda, too.. Which I will quit drinking that.. I have gone a week without eating anything & only drinking water before, just to dispel the theory that I'm addicted to food.. I eat mainly out of sheer boredom and depression. If I had a schedule with stuff to do, I would not be so bored. I am depressed, because I'm bored, fat and have had traumatizing experiences. If I could take care of 2 of those things, I think my life would be significantly better.
In regards to what I'm taking, supplement wise... I take a multivitamin (Alive!), Green Vibrance & I just bought some RAW protein powder & almond milk.
I'm open to taking more supplements... Or whatever.
Anyone care to help me make a routine? Or suggest exercises that I can add to a routine that I make?
How many days a week should I exercise & for how long? I know the people on those shows exercise 5 or 6 hours a day. I am willing to do that.. Just need to know what I should do exactly. I know it involves a lot of cardio. Good.
Okay, I guess that's it. If I didn't answer something you need to know, just post it & I'll check back & answer you. If you guys want to be kept in the loop as to how I'm doing, I'll post that info somewhere for you, too.
Thanks for your help in advance! It is very much appreciated!