I joined the Stock Up On Snacks challenge.
I successfully completed the Eat Protein at Each Meal challenge.
A great way to track calories burned and ingested is using MyFitnessPal.com--the app is on my computer, phone, and iPad so it's easy to keep track of what I eat, can eat, and the calories I burn. Unfortunately, the "Daily Burn" nutrition site does not hook into the workouts for calorie count, and frankly, is a bit cumbersome, so MyFitnessPal works for me and it might help you.
I tried protein shakes, but they didn't do it for me. So I bought a Vita-Mix and started making my own juice with protein powder. Because of this approach, I've moved from a junk-food based diet to a whole live food diet of which, every morning, I have yogurt, protein powder, broccoli, spinach, berries, and other fruit smoothie. I've lost nearly 35 lbs. in three months, and feel like a million bucks. I'm 61 so I've had plenty of time to develop bad habits, but the new habits make me feel so much better. Fast food is now just a distant memory!
There is no doubt that this takes real commitment. I sought out lower calorie items to help me eat healthy. Walden Farms makes a great assortment of items that are ZERO calories, and they taste great. Like you, at first I hated the exercising, but after about a month, I don't miss a day, because I love the way I feel afterward. I usually do one or two Daily Burn sessions, almost always a yoga session, and then I hit the treadmill. I'm 61, and my goal is to lose 100lbs. You have to be willing to make a life change for this to work, but in the long run, it's worth it. Do what I did--make a 6-week commitment and agree with yourself that you will see how you feel after six weeks--my guess is that if you stick with it, like me, you'll feel so good, you'll want to stick with it.
I had the same problem but found the yoga helped tremendously!
During the 50 minute mobility yoga, Cody mentions that a regular yoga class is about 1 1/2 hours long and has a different "flow." I'd love to see that type of session offered (just as the 9 minute kettle bell session is offered) for a "real" yoga workout. Thanks
I've done more than one core workout per day and I'm 61--that means I'm either fit, or crazy--actually I'm neither. But I have found that I can do 2-4 workouts per day, burn more calories, but I don't do two workouts that target the same area. I do the mobility yoga 3 times a week, and the 18 minute restorative yoga every evening.
I joined the Eat Protein at Each Meal challenge.
I successfully completed the Eat Your Greens challenge.
I joined the Eat Your Greens challenge.
I successfully completed the Fill Up on Fiber challenge.
I joined the Fill Up on Fiber challenge.
I'm 61 and was having some hip pain. My doctor said either lose about 100 lbs or plan on hip surgery. I'm a pastor in a local church and several of my seniors have had hip surgery. Knowing what is involved in the recovery process, it was a no-brainer decision. Daily Burn is the easier and less intensive route!