My boyfriend is on the ketosis diet (very low carb!) and I use Linda's low carb recipes - ( http://genaw.com/lowcarb/reci... ). I do this ALL the time for sugar-free desserts. If you love to bake, like me, it is a life saver since we can't have cookies or candies in the house.
Grew up in an Italian household, so I feel your pain. I started to like the alternatives, slowly but surely. Wraps- delicious! Hummus as a snack with fresh veggies- my new fave! Quinoa was my new fave grain. I felt fuller with the new meals- lean meats, veggies. I still have my weak days where I have to make a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. But...they're few and far between now. You'll get through it and try looking forward to exploring NEW foods. That's half the fun.
Get a support system set up. A significant other, best buddy, or co-worker you admire. Talk to them regularly and express some of your concerns or when you're feeling 'weak' and that you can't do it. It helps just to see that someone has your back. I am terrible with self-discipline and I found I pushed myself harder when I knew I had to 'report' to my friends. It is great to join gyms with friends, too. Know what your limits are, but don't make them a focus. In the end, you are what you put into it. Good luck and take it a day at a time, one change at a time. :)
I've been using the daily burn tracker app. for my extra workouts. It's also super convenient to track nutrition. I'm mostly worried about having enough protein in my diet and the program does a great job in helping me track that.
Watch them first, pause, then rewind until you feel comfortable. Don't push yourself unless you feel confident you're doing it right. I felt that way with the dance moves, but got better when I just replayed the moves I knew I wasn't doing right.
I'm 5'4" and use 10# and found it to be perfect! 5# was just too light for some of the two handed swings/moves.
I've stopped weighing myself weekly because of feeling frustrated. I now only weigh myself once or twice a month and it's helped immensely in my psyche. I just started focusing on how strong I was getting and how each workout was going faster. Stay positive and know we all see "bad weeks". Stick with it and you know the results will shine through.
If you go to the discover section of the workouts tab, you should be able to select the filter for the timeframe you are looking for: under 20, 20-40 min, or 40+ min. I hope that's what you were asking!
When I first started Daily Burn last January, I was running 3-5x a week and started TBT to add strength training in. Because it's such explosive body weight exercises, I still ran, but just 1-2x a week. My poor legs could barely take a regular run after all the squats, lunges, and quad presses (the bane of my existence!). I still did the recovery days on the prescribed schedule, just a word of warning that you should just "listen to your body" and be aware it is working overtime with Cody Storey! :)
You also could try TBT which is all body weight exercises and will get you sweating. They definitely helped me get stronger and more toned.
I recommend Yoga! You still get a good burn and it will help you develop strength and flexibility to withstand some of the more difficult programs. The later stages of yoga are longer workouts (usually an hour or a bit longer) so be prepared for that change. Congrats on making the life change!
There isn't a way to 'skip' on the calendar. I think the daily exercises are the whole point as to why Daily Burn works. I'd say, If you have a busy schedule, try using "Discover" and pick one of the 15 minute workouts on those days and just go back to your calendar the next day.
I did TBT a year ago as my first program on the trial and got hooked! Codey Storey is my fave and really pushes you through! I lost 7 pounds in 3 weeks (I'm 5'4" and started at 130#) and felt much stronger. Most of my pants kept slipping off me at the end of the 28 days. I didn't skip a workout despite how sore I was the first couple of days. Push through, you'll love it and if you're like me will see results!
I was wondering the same thing. Hope someone answers!
My biggest problem is chowing down on fastfood for lunch at work. I have cut down those meals to 1-2 a week now (used to be every day!). I think for me, when I am working out, I naturally lean towards fresh veggies/fruits and lean meats. I also live with my boyfriend which limits me to making food with his appetite in mind (not so keen on tri-daily salads).