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  • sld21

    Its good to use a variety of things to measure progress. I do weekly weigh ins, always on Saturday morning. I hop on the scale, then measure all over with a tape measure. I take a note of my stats for that date and keep a log. This helps me to track how far along I am getting to reaching my goals.
    To keep sane I would however not recommend daily weighing, as most peoples weight fluctuates daily. I would also suggest setting a realistic long term goal as well as a series of short term/weekly goals building up to that long term goal. A series of small achievements is whats gonna get you to where you wanna be. A goal of 50 or so pounds can be a discouraging number to focus on every day as it will take time to get there. A realistic and healthy rate of weight loss is 1-2 pounds a week. However it is normal for some to see a significant drop in weight at the beginning of a new program or diet and this is perfectly normal although weight loss will slow to a normal pace after a few weeks.

    Steph D- Personal Trainer

    over 1 year ago
  • sld21

    Steak and Mashed cauliflower!

    over 1 year ago
  • sld21

    The problem is thinking and waiting too long to workout. Just get up and go, don't think just DO. You can always find a reason to talk yourself out of a workout if you think about it long enough. Also if you wait until the end of the day your chances that you will get a workout done are slim. UNLESS this is the time of day that really works for you, everyone's different. Most people are better off waking up, putting on workout clothes and taking care of business, great start to the day. Also keep in mind that a 60 min workout is only a tiny 4% of your entire day, and you never regret a workout but you'll most likely regret skipping one :)

    Steph D- Personal Trainer

    over 1 year ago
  • sld21

    Im a PT and do my own programming. However I find the Yoga, Mobility, and Release videos a great addition to my routine. :)

    over 1 year ago
  • sld21
    sld21 answered the Question: is peanut oli allowed on ignite?

    I would avoid it. It really not that good for you. There are many other oils that are a lot better for you, olive oil, coconut oil etc.

    Steph D- Personal Trainer

    over 1 year ago
  • sld21

    The reason you are getting hungry shortly after is because a shake, though it may be high protein, is in a liquid form. It digests more quickly than a solid food, leaving you hungry shortly after. I would say boiled egg or meat would be a great choice to eat along with your shake or afterwards. Listen to your body, everyone is different so advice can vary from person to person but your body will always let you know what you need ;)

    Steph D- Personal Trainer

    over 1 year ago
  • sld21

    Yes! And its great news. It means your metabolism is really starting to kick it up a notch. As long as you are making good food choices eating more is going to accelerate results. Think if your metabolism like a fire, if you don't feed the fire it will burn less and less then go out, you'll stop burning fat and your body will store ad go into starvation mode. Hope this helps!

    Steph
    Personal Trainer

    over 1 year ago