Diet is usually the key with stubborn areas like the belly. It could be visceral fat (fat around the organs) keeping the belly from disappearing. Doing a good liver cleanse can often help with that.
Eggs! They are an awesome food, lots of protein and tons of nutrients.
If a workout has too much impact, just adjust it for you. You can just step side to side instead of jumping, for example. Maybe you need some physical therapy or massage therapy or chiropractic care before doing a workout on your own. I like Justin's suggestion to check with a doctor, that way you can get a prescription for PT if you need it.
Intelliburn! I love it, it has a great variety, and nothing is too extremely difficult. Don't get me wrong, they are very challenging, but not crazy.
You might not be eating enough calories per day, or maybe not enough protein each day, to actually build muscle. Try eating a small serving of protein just before bed. If you do supplements, a collagen supplement just before bed is excellent.
Otherwise, it could be that you aren't giving yourself enough time between similar workouts to fully recover, so you are just breaking down muscle without giving it time to rebuild. Or it could be a combination of both.
I saw that DB responded to this... just wanted to let them know that I'm having the same problem. I'm glad they're working on it, though :-)
I like sparkpeople.com, too!
Beans are a great protein alternative to nuts. Are you allergic to peanuts, too, or just real nuts? What about coconut (it's actually a seed)?
But if you can't do any nuts whatsoever, I'd say beans are probably your best bet.
Well, I'd personally say throw away anything that says "low fat" and focus on low sugar. We have become a nation of "fat" people who eat a "fat free" diet. Sugar causes more weight problems than fat, and fat helps you feel full and satisfied with what you eat, plus helps balance blood sugar.
It's only been a month. Be patient with yourself. Have you lost weight? Do you measure yourself with a measuring tape?
Losing between 5 and 8 pounds per month is ideal. If you lose more than that, you'll be more likely to gain it back.
Why not focus on the Daily Burn workouts? I don't go to a gym at all, I get fantastic workouts at home when I want to. I don't think doing 2 hours per day is necessary, and actually can be counter productive.
They have some cardio, but not as much. But I think alternating three times a week (or run or something on your own) between kettlebell and inferno for the cardio is plenty.
Try the DBKB (the kettlebell workouts). I just started that one, and while ALL good exercise programs should get your heart beating fast, the kettlebell is definitely focused on building muscle, and has less cardio than any of the others I've done.
Just go into the "discover" tab and select the workout you want to do. Or go into your calendar and tell it which day you want to do. Either way, don't back out of a great workout just because it's not perfect. I've been with them about three months now, and I've already seen a few changes. It's still worth it for $10 a month!
Nah, you just go to the calendar and select the day's workout you want to do. Or go into the "discover" tab and select the workout you want to do. Don't cop out just because you don't want to click a couple buttons :-)
You can just do it yourself. Go to "discover" and select the workout you want to do. I'm not able to work out every single day, so that's what I do.
I agree with Maryingel. You can also do push ups without bending your elbows... meaning you flex and extend at the shoulders, but keep your wrists and elbows straight. Start in a plank position, then squeeze your shoulder blades together in the back (without SHRUGGING your shoulders as you do it), then push them apart again. This is a great workout for the small muscles in your back, too. They are surprisingly hard!