Thursday, January 3, 2013

Weight-loss Wednesday

I didn't want to blog so late today but I fell asleep. I was watching FRIENDS all wrapped up in my new blanket and I dozed off. It was great! 
I started this post on Wednesday but it is now technically Thursday, so you get Weight-loss Wednesday on Thursday.


Today I am going to share with you all the resources and equipment I will be using for my weight-loss journey.

APPS:

MapMyRun 

 I love this app! 


You can log your workouts, routes and meals! And you can add friends for encouragement. You don't necessarily have to run, you can track walks, jogs, and other types of workouts. You can use the website, MapMyRun or the super convenient, FREE app that is available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry!

My username is bmaggie84 in case you want to add a friend! :)

Vemma Bod.e



I just discovered this FREE app yesterday. I'm still exploring it. It can be used with Chris Powell's book, Choose to Lose. It's a low carb-high carb menu/guide type app. As I said I am still trying to figure out how it works. It has video tips, grocery lists, recipes and you can track your progress. I plan on doing his low carb-high carb plan so this is perfect! 

Pinterest 


There are so many tips, exercises, and recipes on Pinterest. Click the pic to go to my boards. I have 2 on Health and Fitness.


 WOGGING:

 Not me! I wish.

Walking + jogging = wogging. 
I broke my ankle when I was 14, had surgery and now have a screw holding a bone together. So needless to say, I have to be careful. Every time I wog I do 3 miles. I don't count laps because I always lose count. MapMyRun is awesome enough that it tells me every time I complete a mile. It tells me the distance and time. I always stretch at home before I leave my house. Just simple stretches. The first lap I do, I warm up. Meaning I don't walk as fast as the other laps. Then once I hit 3 miles I do a cool down lap and some ankle exercises. I walk on my heels for 20 steps, normal for 30 seconds, then 20 steps on my tip toes. I do that about 3 times and then I am done.

Here's how I alternate walking and jogging. I make different playlists each lasting about 60 minutes. Every time a song hits a chorus I jog. Perfect interval training. Well, perfect for me.

DVDS:

Bob Harper is an evil man. Ok, not really. He's gorgeous but his workout dvds are evil. I bought this a while back, watched a piece and found myself out of breath in the first 10 minutes. I only watched it, as in sat down and watched it. I didn't try doing the exercises. It's pretty intense. My only problem with these work out dvds is that the people doing them are fit. They are not struggling as I am struggling. They are not huffing and puffing and blowing the house down. I am.

He's having a sale on his website. DVDs are $3.99! 
 Click the pic to shop!

This woman is a beast!



I came up with a solution to all the huffing and puffing. I'm going to watch the dvds and grab a few exercises and make my own routine. I haven't quite planned it out yet but I'll share it when I do.

The dvds are available at Wal-Mart, Target, and Amazon.

BOOKS:

 I'll be getting most of my exercise moves from this book.
 Awesome book title, huh? 

 

 I typed up the rules and you can get a copy here.
Please let me know if you can't access it, I've had trouble with it before.  
 

Our body is an incredible machine. It's important we understand how it works.

 EQUIPMENT:

Jillian Michaels' 30 day shred mat and 3 lb weights.

I also have some 5lb dumbbells that I'll use. 





Yup, I got an elliptical. I am serious about losing weight.

FOOD:

I am still reading Choose to Lose and haven't quite planned out my meals yet.  I'm going to be on a new schedule starting next week and I want to plan my meals and exercise routines around it.  I'm going to do Chris Powell's low carb-high carb cycle. As soon as I plan it all out I'll share it with you. I'll be eating oatmeal, fruits and veggies, chicken, and tilapia. Just to give you an idea. 

This is my longest post ever! Thanks for reading til the end. I hope I included everything. If I left anything out I'll be sure to address it in future Weight-loss Wednesdays posts.

Are you embarking on a fitness journey of your own? I would love to swap stories, tips, and ideas!

I'll be back next Wednesday to check in.  I'm taking the dreaded "before" picture tomorrow. Yikes.



22 comments:

  1. I think I fall asleep watching Friends reruns every night! Love it!

    Irene
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

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  2. Wow!!! You seem VERY prepared. I'm not, but I need to shed a few unwanted pounds that I've gained since fracturing my foot last year. :( What a bummer about your ankle. I LOVE Bob and Jillian and wish they would come to my house and kick my butt for a few hours. :) You're doing a great job so far, keep working it girl!

    Maria
    http://curiousfirsties.blogspot.com

    ps... My only suggestion is NEVER put a piece of clothing on your elliptical or that is all it will ever hold. We have friends who had Santa hats on theirs.

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  3. Girl! You have it going on! I am so excited to follow along with you. Right now, I have a gym membership and my ipod LOL! But I am ready!

    Heidi

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    1. A gym membership and an iPod are great, Heidi! What songs are in your iPod? I've acquired the equipment and dvds in past years when I make the resolution to change and I don't. This year is going to be different because I've got y'all keeping me accountable. We can do it! :)

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  4. I also start my weight lose program and I start with drinking fruit juice and eating yogurt for my desert and I also do some aerobic and yoga exercises.

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  5. Get. It. Girl!!! I think you have just inspired me to "wog". I didn't break my ankle as a kid, but I did just reccently break my foot and I hate running. But wogging sounds right up my alley!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  8. There's no more excuses when you want to lose weight. There's a lot of means already available in the market for you to use. You can search on Youtube some 10-minute workouts that you can do at home or before, during, and after work. Like what you said, there's also a lot of apps available for you to download (and some of them are for free), so I don't see any reason why you can't have an active lifestyle. For the food, as much as possible don't buy processed and junk foods, instead, buy fresh fruits and other alternatives to satisfy your cravings.

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