How did Total Cardio/Inferno go?
I'm trying to decide too so the question brought me here.
You said you've tried TBT in the past and had good results. I know I can't lose everything I want to lose in 2 weeks, but I do want to look somewhat nice for my sister's spring break vacation in 2 weeks. Do you think TBT would help or is that more of a slow results sorta thing?
I'm 4' 11" and yes I agree a few pounds can end up looking like a lot!
I weigh about 127 now after starting daily burn and I feel like my progress is a bit slow. I would like to get down to about 107 but I care more about the muscle mass and athletic ability and how my body looks (posture, stature, body fat percentage).
I have a shortish torso with longer legs and arms.
My issue with myself currently is that the conundrum of how it looks along with the health issues. I'm not "fat" but I'm in the overweight range of BMI and body fat percentage. It's nothing horrendous but it does pull my spine out of whack and leads to a lot of back pain. I do a good job of shopping for clothes that fit and are flattering, but I have to admit, due to the shortness of my torso and my current body fat %age, my middle looks really really thick. I feel like it makes me look like a jellybean with arms and legs and I really want to do something about it.
If you're still wanting support members count me in!
I know how all of this feels. I also have (had) ~30 pounds to lose when I started.
This detox plan I started this week is really helping, but it does give you a headache at first to get rid of the toxins so quickly. (I used a Chinese detox tea that basically aid the liver and kidneys to breakdown and flush out toxins. I also drank lots of water and stopped eating any prepackaged/processed foods or anything with added sugars, salts, even fake sweetener. Basically everything not whole or "unnatural". I also drank at least 2 liters or more water every day. I did do the Chinese laxative tea, but I eat so much fiber I don't really need that much help pooping. Last but not least I do the Epsom salt baths at night to sweat and soften skin to keep it active. So basically I'm detoxing out of every orifice.) The detox itself sounds extreme... AND IT WORKED. I dropped 2.5-3 pounds since starting already. So seeing results that quickly was nice, but I know that one cannot ultimately keep living like that forever.
My sister's spring break is coming up and I want to look nice. I remember being upset about my weight at her last spring break and vowing not to be in that same position again the following year, so it's a little encouraging to see results. (Don't misunderstand, I did try for all of last year to lose weight and I'd lose like 5ish pounds and shoot right back or I'd gain 5ish pounds and work really hard to lose weight all to end up hovering around 130 the whole year. 137 at one point! This is the biggest I've ever been and it's really upsetting me, but what gets me the most is not feeling like my personal health is up to par. Bad posture aside, shouldn't I be vibrant and full of life instead of sluggish and constantly stressed and constantly rundown?
Awesome! This is good to know! I will be trying total cardio, then, along with a certain nutrition and detox plan.
I might mention that I was doing DailyBurn Move! and though it's a moderate-high cardio dance plan, the difference I saw with it was more for endurance it seemed and less for fat loss - I feel like I'm going nowhere. This is why I was searching for a better method.
The bloating started reducing as soon as I started the detox plans and that's been dropping weight nicely.
I recommend Move! for when you're at your goal fat % and lean % as a way to get some exercise throughout the week and learn some dance moves since you'll probably be out and about with your friends.
Actually it sounds like you have been doing really well! You figured out the too-low-calorie issue and tried to modify it all in a week. I'm not surprised that the scale's difference is only 1/3 pound, so don't fret and give it some time. Let the change become part of your routine.
Another thing is, it looks like you might be a bit stressed about this. Stress is a biggy, especially with those last few pounds you want to lose. If you can, get some yoga or stretching or breathing into your day - the reduced stress hormones will really help let go of some inflammation and water retention.
Other than that I'm sure you know drinking water and sleeping well will help immensely with the last few pounds. Like she said below, Stay The Course. You can do this! You've already come so far!
I back this response strongly. Walking is a really good place to start especially if you're on the heavy side and can't achieve many of the techniques in traditional fitness programs.
Food is also a good place to start and might help faster than you think.
I recommend the book Food Rules by Michael Pollan
Yes I'm having this issue too, does anyone have a solution?