has anyone joined a gym recently and wants to motivate and be motivated ?

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travellingwilbury Mon 25-Feb-13 17:49:20

I have only joined today , I need to lose 3 stones and I really want to get fit .
the first step has been taken and its my day off tomorrow so back again then .

but I know I will need a bit of a kick every now and then to keep going .

anyone else want to join me ? grin

travellingwilbury Mon 18-Mar-13 07:16:36

Morning , I was right about not losing weight this week sad

But I am going today and I will kick start the diet again , next Mon will be better .

It does feel different this time of trying to lose the lard , normally I would give up at this point .

KettleCrunch Mon 18-Mar-13 09:12:53

Don't be disheartened! Consider it an extra incentive to kick harder this week. I'm working on my diet too, using MFP, and I've already lost a little bit of weight (though I'm not expecting miracles too quickly). Hopefully we'll all get to the gym lots this week and see some progress.

These scales look like they would be really motivating... though they are a bit pricey so I'm not desperate to buy them. But they tell you your body composition, % body fat, % muscle, and hydration levels, so even if you're not losing actual weight, you'd be able to see if your body fat levels have gone down etc. Might help in a week when you're not seeing much movement in lbs and stones!

travellingwilbury Mon 18-Mar-13 10:25:54

Strangely I am not down about it . I have eaten too much and drank too much to lose but at least by going to the gym I didn't put on , silver lining and all that .

Have been today and managed 25 mins of interval on treadmill , half hour on cross trainer and some weights as well so I am happy .

Those scales do look good but how does it know ? Wizardry !

I think I will get back on mfp today .

Are you going today ?

KettleCrunch Mon 18-Mar-13 11:20:38

Oh yes, maintaining is great! Well done for doing all of that at the gym today. I'm going this afternoon smile

I don't know how it knows! Apparently it uses 'tiny electrical signals', but my science knowledge is minimal so I don't really know what that means.

travellingwilbury Mon 18-Mar-13 11:57:55

Good luck this afternoon .

I think I will stick to my non wizardry scales for now . I wish I could throw them out actually and just weigh once a month . I can get a bit obsessed with weighing all the time and it doesn't tell the full story does it ?

KettleCrunch Tue 19-Mar-13 18:34:12

It really doesn't. I have to try so hard to just weigh once a week! It's like peeking behind an advent calendar if you do it every day, and your whole day can be ruined if you've put on half a pound or something. Terrible.

I've got an appointment with a fitness instructor booked in for later in the week so I can learn how to use the weights. Looking forward to it!

travellingwilbury Thu 21-Mar-13 16:53:45

Have you all run away ?

I have been every day except yesterday this week and I am hoping to get there again tomorrow .

Still enjoying it and my diet has been better this week so fingers crossed I manage to lose something on Mon .
It will be a month on Mon since I started and the gym will re do all my measurements , hopefully I will see a difference , I feel better and I know that's the main thing but I still want to be able to wear a pretty dress in the summer ( shallow )

I have only made 2 classes this week. Was all set for powerhoop on monday but then school phoned as ds wasnt feeling well so had to go and collect him (was in the class with my hoop ready to go!). Did pump on tuesday and powerhoop yesterday. Was supposed to do zumba and LBT today but the kids have given me a rotten cold with bunged up nose and sore throat so couldnt face it. Will see if I feel up for powerhoop tomorrow (if I can stop coughing!)

KettleCrunch Thu 21-Mar-13 19:51:42

I'm still here! Went to the gym today and hopefully going for a run tomorrow. Just been feeling a bit overwhelmed by other stuff too.

travellingwilbury Thu 21-Mar-13 20:13:32

Best laid plans powerhoop , I hope your ds is better and you .

Hope you are ok kettle , I don't think I could do a run if my life depended on it . Two min interval is my lot , and that is only for 20 mins .

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