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 25-Feb-13 20:31:40

nobody ? sad

now that is me with a very very sad face .

I will have to talk to myself then , that'll show you all wink

ScreamingFoxtrots Mon 25-Feb-13 20:34:34

Good for you!

I fell off the gym wagon six months ago, and am awaiting the opening of my new gym (3 minutes walk from my house) on 7 March. I can't wait to get started!

I have about 10 pounds to shift - I maintained a 2 1/2 stone weightloss for nearly three years, and then got out of the gym and put some back on. Curse this slowing metabolism!

I need to remember that I won't be able to train as hard as I did before I stopped, and am fully aware this is going to be tough. I can't wait for my first spinning class though!

travellingwilbury Mon 25-Feb-13 20:49:48

thank you grin

I know its going to take a while but I really need to sort it out .

HeySoulSister Mon 25-Feb-13 20:52:15

I'm considering it.

Need to lose 5 stone. Have lost 2.5 by low carbing/running/shred

I'm scared tho! And which machines/equipment are any good?

travellingwilbury Mon 25-Feb-13 20:53:12

spinning class shock

I think I am a stone or two away from that just yet .
one day ......

travellingwilbury Mon 25-Feb-13 20:58:14

come on soul , come and join me grin

the people at mine today were so nice , I am actually quite looking forward to tomorrow , weirdo I know .

ScreamingFoxtrots Mon 25-Feb-13 21:18:30

I love spinning! The great thing is you set the resistance on your bike so you're doing it at an appropriate level for you. Nobody else knows what your dial is on! Circuit classes are also awesome as by the time you hate an exercise they move you onto a new one.

HeySoul - all of them are good, find the ones you like and make sure you are shown how to use them safely. I'm not a fan of weights machines, I prefer free weights. Also don't fall into the worry of weights bulking you up. Women aren't good at bulking up, heavy weights are a good thing (it's all relative, I mean heavy for you to lift rather than a certain weight).

Dying to get back there (and will die when I do)

Furball Mon 25-Feb-13 21:32:29

I joined at the beginning of Jan and have a couple of stone to shift

I do classes. 2 x spin, 2 x zumba. Spin is CRAZY, The first time, my legs could hardly walk down the stairs after, and the days after that wow, sitting on the toilet was agony grin

tis great fun though and I really it.

Zumba is abit like follow my leader, 1st class you think they are just suddenly doing random moves, but after a few weeks you realise there is some sort of routine and you learn whats what.

Pinkglow Tue 26-Feb-13 10:55:02

I joined a gym about 5 weeks ago, long story but basically I run but have lapsed as the weather has been so terrible. Aim is to lose a few pounds but mostly to get fit.

The first time I did spinning I thought I was going to die but its surprising how quickly you get used to it. You can go at your own speed and pace so you really get want you want out of that class.

Zumba is fun to do, not exactly fat burning really but the time always goes really quick. Kettlebells Ive found the hardest and bodypump I like even if my arms hurt afterwards.

travellingwilbury Tue 26-Feb-13 11:34:16

I have been again grin

they gave me my programme and I have managed it without dying or crying so that's good .

I am next due to go in Thursday and if I write it down then I have to go don't I ?
I am not planning on doing any classes , the times don't work for , so I am hoping that the machines and some free weights will be enough to make me a skinny minny grin

travellingwilbury Thu 28-Feb-13 19:44:39

I am talking to myself but I have been again today and I enjoyed it .

Going again tomorrow hopefully , I had better lost weight on Monday ;)

Nishky Thu 28-Feb-13 19:46:07

Hi- I am rejoining the gym on Saturday if that is any help!!!

travellingwilbury Thu 28-Feb-13 19:48:15

Yes it is smile

I just need hints and tips and motivation , do you have any ?

Were you a gym bunny before ?

CrystalTits Thu 28-Feb-13 19:55:17

I've not exactly 'just' joined, but haven't been for much more than a swim over the last 3 months. Need some motivation to form a habit, and also to do Couch to 5k from home when I can't get to the gym. May I join your happy skinny band?!

travellingwilbury Thu 28-Feb-13 20:08:14

Please do smile

I have big fat weight to lose and I really want to get fit . I stopped smoking in Oct so if I can do that I can do anything can't I ?

travellingwilbury Mon 04-Mar-13 12:22:08

I went again on Saturday and I have been this morning as well . One of the trainers made me do a plank for 30 seconds , madness they are .going again tomorrow and still enjoying it , which is a bit odd for me , fingers crossed it lasts ,

I really want to be able to wear nice clothes in the summer .

I joined at the end of Jan. Have quite a good deal because I can take the kids swimming for free and they have a couple of (free) classes for them as well.

I had a 1-1 to set up a program but am not managing to go often enough atm. I usually manage Weds afternoon while Dd2 is at nursery. Should also go on a Friday and struggling atm to fit a 3rd session in but they've started a 45 min kids class on Sundays so am planning on dropping the kids at that, then Dh & I going to the gym (might stagger it so one of us drops them into the class and the other picks up to make sure I can get the whole program in).

travellingwilbury Mon 04-Mar-13 12:33:55

They do five 1to1 sessions at mine , to set up a programme and checking how you are doing and if it needs tweaking .it is helping me having a tick list of things to work through .

Have you been a gym bunny in the past ?

elfycat Mon 04-Mar-13 12:39:46

I joined the gym 3 weeks ago and have had a chesty cough ever since. I can't go at the moment as I just cough until I retch walking around.

I joined last year and then promptly went down with Slapped Cheek disease (thank you nursery via DD1) by the time I recovered from that I'd lost the will.

I hope to be able to go later this week. The kids are booked into the creche on Thursday. I am taking swimming lessons (now there's a motivator for weight loss) on Mondays but again can't go tonight with this cough.

So I will join you later this week, but might need a kick*. I have about 3 stone to lose as well, but will be happy with the loss of one stone by this summer.

*unless this cough persists. I've had it 4 weeks it must be time for it to go now. The viral symptoms have gone over the weekend.

CunfuddledAlways Mon 04-Mar-13 12:42:54

considering it greatly as their is a 24hour gym right near where i work just need the motivation!! its only £11 a month so its not the money holding me back.

I want to loose around a stone and tone up ready for summer =]

Ha ha, no! I went for a few months when Dd2 was about 1 to try and lose some baby weight but gave it up as I couldn't justify paying the membership. Dh has changed jobs since then so a bit more money and he now works next door to a gym (we get a small discount). He goes in his lunchbreaks to swim. It has a sauna/steamroom/whirlpool spa so it's quite nice to relax in too.

I lost a bit over a stone with Weightwatchers last year but have put a bit of it back on. Tempted to rejoin but I feel I'm paying £10 a month for them to tell me not to snack on crap...although I stick to it better when I have to record it. I lack willpower!

travellingwilbury Mon 04-Mar-13 12:49:36

Have you tried my fitness pal crafty ? It's really good for recording and keeping you on track .

I haven't yet this time but I think I will download the app .

Elfy , that sounds rubbish. I hope you feel better soon and can get to the gym soon . It's horrible if you are all motivated and can't do it .

Confuddled that sounds like a bargain , good luck .

MOSagain Wed 06-Mar-13 12:40:47

How is it going travelling?
I've also got a lot of weight to lose. Am probably around 3 stone overweight (if you go by the ridiculous height weight charts which I don't think are entirely accurate) but would be happy with 2 stone.

Last year I was determined to get fit and healthy and signed up to do a charity trek. Fabulous intentions, raising money for SANDS and NDCS, trekking the Inca Trail.

Sounded a fabulous idea at the time, however, I've just realised its only 10 weeks away! Was away from gym for 3 weeks until last week and at the moment only really able to go twice a week. I don't know how I'm going to do it!

travellingwilbury Thu 07-Mar-13 06:51:23

Thanks MOS , I am still doing ok , hoping to get there before school pick up today . It is tricky to fit it in sometimes and I really don't want to go in the evening

That trek sounds amazing , where abouts are you going ? Brilliant cause as well .

MOSagain Thu 07-Mar-13 07:49:20

Hi travelling. I did an hour with my personal trainer yesterday am and then a Pilates class last night, needless to say, I hurt this morning!

Am off to Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail in Peru. Sounded a bloody good idea when I signed up for it. Am doing it for NDCS who I've supported for years (trekked China for them 7 years ago and Jordan 18 months ago) but also this time its for SANDS, in memory of the lovely Mumsnetter MrsY's darling son Benedict who was born sleeping last April. I'm hoping me focusing on that will get my lardy arse fitter and I'll achieve it.

You are so right about evenings, after a full day I'm shattered but am hoping that now its much lighter in the evenings that will help. What I really need to do is get out walking as much as possible in my walking boots and with my rucksack but its quite lonely on your own.

elfycat Thu 07-Mar-13 08:37:39

No gym for me today. Had a very interrupted night's sleep with both DDs and my cough (with sinus headache throbbing at every cough) has returned.

On the plus side I had already booked the kids into the creche for 2 hours. Too late to cancel now so I will just have to take them and then sit and drink tea while crocheting or reading.

<polishes tarnished halo> so even though I will not be going to the gym I am going to run my day as though I have the time for it and will attend the venue.

travellingwilbury Thu 07-Mar-13 14:57:56

That trek sounds fab MOS , I remember Benedict , my first son died at 14 mths so I know a bit how she feels . She must be so touched you are doing the trek with him in mind .

I have been to the gym and managed 30 mins cross trainer and 20 mins treadmill . I didn't have time to do the weights , if I do everything I am supposed to it takes me an hour and a half .

Elfy I think that sounds like a great plan , I hope you enjoyed the rest and get a better night tonight .

MOSagain Thu 07-Mar-13 15:31:48

elfy hope your headache goes soon, I've had quite a few recently, think its withdrawl symthoms (chocolate and coffee) are you a woolly hugger wink

travelling so very sorry about your DS, I think I remember reading your story once (((hugs))) I did a charity race night last month for NDCS and SANDS and Mrs Y came along which must of been hard for her but it was lovely to see her there. I just want to raise as much money and awareness as possible. The statistics are shocking, 17 a day sad

Well done on gym, I've done nothing today. My body is aching all over after gym yesterday and my headache just won't shift. Am starting to panic a little bit, I'm really not prepared for this trek and am worried I'll be holding everyone else up. I had hoped to go out for a nice walk today after the beautiful weather the past few days but its not stopped raining today.

elfycat Thu 07-Mar-13 15:39:53

I'm a closet woolly hugger - I've lurked in Arts and Crafts but not really posted.

I've booked the kids in next week so I'm ready to crochet exercise! I've wimped out and taken painkillers as |I can't face my tormentors the offspring without them. Feeling better but really need to sleep!

MOS what a lovely thing to be doing with your exercise, time and effort.

journeygirl Thu 07-Mar-13 15:49:50

Try interval training on the cardio machines or running. You achieve so much more in much less time and less boring. For instance I go on the cross trainer for 20 minutes x 3 per week usually. Each time I do 2 minutes at an easy pace and then 1 minute very fast. I have to have the right music on. Keep an eye on the clock and then it is done.

<waves to everybody>

Can I join in here please smile

Started back at the gym this morning, I have a mammouth task of between 3 - 4 stone to lose or alternatively 4 dress sizes shock, Ive never been this big before and after seeing a photo (usually manage to avoid avoid avoid photos) of myself the other evening I shocked myself. After having a good cry to dd and dh I went back this morning.

I spent an hour on cardio machines, and have only snacked on fruit today. Day 1 nearly done, gotta do it all again tomorrow shock grin

travellingwilbury Thu 07-Mar-13 16:02:19

I tend to do fast walk for two mins and jog for two mins ( I don't think I could really call it a run ) I keep that up for 30 mins normally but I hadn't really thought of interval on the cross trainer .

Ten weeks is ages MOS , that is one and two thirds summer holidays , now that is a looong time .

Elfy I hope the tormentors behave themselves .

I am hoping to get to the gym again tomorrow , I will start with the weights and then see how I get on .

travellingwilbury Thu 07-Mar-13 16:05:20

Well done dreams ! I think that first time is the hardest , it was for me anyway . I now feel like I should be there and no (ish) what I am doing .

Good luck , I know that feeling of seeing a photo of yourself and having a good cry

travellingwilbury Thu 07-Mar-13 16:06:31

No equals know , the shame.

I might try My Fitness Pal when I start the diet. Parents are visiting on the 15th for a few days and will start after that as I've no idea what plans we have for food while they're here and they're rather fussy.

Haven't been to the gym this week. Started Monday late afternoon with sinus pain. Luckily not sinusitis but meant I've struggled all week (haven't been able to tilt head or bend much). It's getting better though.

travellingwilbury Mon 11-Mar-13 10:21:54

How is everyone getting on ?

Been back again today , and I weighed myself and I have lost half stone since joining . I am really pleased , it makes all the effort worthwhile .

terracottatoad Mon 11-Mar-13 10:47:57

I'm joining a gym TODAY! So I will be haunting this thread. It's just the local council gym but they have loads of classes and stuff. I suffer from pretty bad anxiety, especially around gym classes (after being really terrible at school PE lessons - I hate not being able to do things and I am really badly co-ordinated), so hopefully I'll be able to work on overcoming that. When I do exercise I feel better, so it's a case of breaking a vicious cycle.

travellingwilbury Mon 11-Mar-13 10:56:41

Good luck terracota . I feel loads better for going already and its only been two weeks .

terracottatoad Mon 11-Mar-13 11:09:06

Oh good! Well hopefully we can keep motivating each other! We'll be turning into a couple of those skinny, bouncy, shiny-haired gym bunnies in no time.

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

That made me laugh , fingers crossed we have to buy a whole new wardrobe very soon

terracottatoad Mon 11-Mar-13 19:20:43

Let's hope so! Just got back from my first session, feeling good. Going to go to a class tomorrow morning too.

travellingwilbury Tue 12-Mar-13 17:22:48

Well done terracotta , how did the class go today ? Snow day here so I haven't been able to get to the gym .

Hopefully tomorrow but have a stupid meeting at work and if it runs over I won't make it . Can't believe I am so keen to go .

terracottatoad Tue 12-Mar-13 19:50:09

Had pilates today, it was fun! never done it before so struggled with a few things - it looks like you're doing just easy, small movements but they're actually really hard! Going to aim to do some cardio tomorrow though.

Hope you manage to get there tomorrow - I know what you mean, I've never felt so keen to exercise before... weird feeling.

travellingwilbury Tue 12-Mar-13 20:36:50

It is very odd isn't it ? I am in week three now and I am really enjoying it .

I think for the first time ever I have realised that I need to do the exercise to lose the weight for good and not yo yo .

Silly really as its obvious .

terracottatoad Tue 12-Mar-13 21:54:12

I know exactly what you mean. I feel like it's what my body's meant to be doing, iyswim? Hopefully that feeling will stick around...

travellingwilbury Wed 13-Mar-13 09:33:40

I knew I wouldn't have time to fit the gym in today so I did the evil shred instead . Bloody Hell I would rather do an hour on the treadmill than twenty minutes of that .

Really glad I did something though , whenever I have tried fitting in exercise before I have welcomed any excuse to skip it . This time it feels different , Di.gets crossed it stays like this .

KettleCrunch Wed 13-Mar-13 20:59:20

Hi travelling, toad here but have namechanged... I like to think my new name could either summon up images of crunching kettle chips on the sofa, or doing badass kettlebells and ab crunches! Hopefully I'll be doing more of those second two.

Well done for doing the evil shred. I hate that thing but it's an excellent fallback for if you can't get out of the house, or just want to fit in some exercise while dinner's in the oven.

I just did my first ever bodycombat class tonight. Bloody hell all over again. I think it broke me. Would SO rather do an hour on the treadmill!! But I might have to go back next week, once I've forgotten the pain a bit...!

BsshBossh Wed 13-Mar-13 22:50:25

I joined a gym last month and am loving it. I like the routine of going there after school drop off (work from home so am able to be flexible) plus the monthly cost makes me go so I feel I get my money's worth! I'm a loner who suits solitary working out rather than classes and I like listening to my own music (the only time I manage to listen to music these days) or watching BBC News 24 on the gym TV whilst on the treadmill or stepper. I try and go 4 times a week for a 45 minute cardio workout. Am 10lbs to goal weight (though have lost virtually all my weight - 55lbs - through diet alone in the last year) and am soon planning on shifting more towards weights training.

KettleCrunch Wed 13-Mar-13 23:15:45

BsshBossh I work from home too - the gym is a great place to go to avoid doing the washing up get out of the house and do something productive.

What dietary changes did you make to lose the weight, if you don't mind me asking? Congratulations on such a massive loss!

travellingwilbury Thu 14-Mar-13 06:38:47

Body combat sounds hard work kettle , well done on that , I don't feel up to going to any classes , I like going on my own and just getting on with it . Hoping to go after work today if I have time before school run . It is tricky to fit it in but I still feel determined .

Bssh , that is a brilliant weight loss , any tips ? I am trying to lose three stone , half a stone lost so far .

KettleCrunch Thu 14-Mar-13 09:41:29

I'd like to get to the point where I can just go on my own and get on with it too, but I'm trying to go to lots of classes to begin with so I get in the habit of going to the gym and get used to the feeling of moving and sweating. Otherwise I know me, I will just go and do two minutes on the cross trainer and then think 'phew, that's quite enough for me' and go home! Not the best way of getting fitter.

BsshBossh Thu 14-Mar-13 16:30:31

Kettle I just did basic calorie countingusing MyFitnessPal. I worked out the calories I needed to maintain my current weight (via this calculator: scoobysworkshop.com/calorie-calculator/) - my TDEE - then simply ate daily/weekly at 10-15% reduction of that. I started at 210lbs in Feb 2012 and am now 155lbs. I didn't do any exercise last year. So it was diet alone. Never cut out anything. Ate sweets, chocolate, crisps as well as the good healthy stuff. Now I do 5:2 fasting and am losing average 1 lb a week (and am exercising).

BsshBossh Thu 14-Mar-13 16:34:03

Was at the gym today. Did 30 minutes on the treadmill at 6.5 kph on a 4% incline and was sweating like a pig and my heartrate was at the top end so happy with that. Then did 15 mins on the stepper. Felt so invigorated. And it's a fast day today so I exercised on no food. It was fine. But looking forward to my dinner tonight smile

I'll go again tomorrow as I couldn't go earlier this week due to buillders in the house.

travellingwilbury Thu 14-Mar-13 16:50:19

Sounds good bssh , I managed to get there as well today , twenty mins treadmill and half hour cross trainer . I did do some weight machine stuff but I don't like it .

Don't think I will get there tomorrow but Sat should be able .

KettleCrunch Thu 14-Mar-13 23:05:30

Well done both! I went out for a run today, so got some fresh air to complement my gym time.

Bssh I'm back using MFP today. Just logged today and didn't try to cut down on food. Turned out I am (surprise, surprise) eating far too much. Tomorrow I'll be much more aware, hopefully.

BsshBossh Thu 14-Mar-13 23:30:38

Kettle MFP has completely revolutionised my understanding of normal portions. I now read the backs of packets and pay attention to the recommended serving size. It's been a real eye opener. At my heaviest I was eating well over 3000 cals, daily. I had no idea. I still eat alot (as I refuse to do low calorie eating and mess up my metabolism - I even refused to eat at MFP's recommended, to me, 1200 cals - I averaged 1800-2000 cals and lost weight) but still not enough to hinder weight loss anymore.

KettleCrunch Fri 15-Mar-13 08:58:25

I had no idea how much I was eating either. I tried to exist on 1200 cals for a while but I didn't lose much weight and I felt absolutely terrible. I'm 5ft 11, and my BMR is around 1700, so it's no wonder really I was feeling so rotten on 1200. I'm going to aim for the same as you - 1800-2000, with plenty of exercise and paying attention to portion size, and see what happens.

BsshBossh Fri 15-Mar-13 15:37:40

Kettle at 5ft11 you should actually eat more than 1800 (I'm only 5 ft 4.5!). Input all your data here and eat at 10, 15 or max 20% cut of your TDEE:
scoobysworkshop.com/calorie-calculator/ If you eat too much under your TDEE then your body will get used to eating low calories and you don't want to eat so low for long do you?

Update, I lost another 2 lbs this week - so 57lbs in total in a year. Hurrah!

BsshBossh Fri 15-Mar-13 15:39:37

Was at the gym again today. My usual: speed walking at 6.5kph on a 4% incline for 30 mins then stepper machine for 15 minutes. I was doing C25K but stopped last week due to TOM. Will resume that next Monday. Am on week 4.

KettleCrunch Fri 15-Mar-13 16:11:45

Right Bssh, looks like I should be eating around 1991 calories a day to lose weight! Though by that reckoning it'll take about a year to reach my target... which seems a long time to only lose 30lb. Ah well, can't be too impatient about these things I suppose.

Well done on making it to the gym!

BsshBossh Fri 15-Mar-13 16:28:35

Come join us on this weight loss thread kettle. A bunch of incredibly supportive women trying to lose weight - some quickly, some slowly. They all use MFP and I've found the support inspiring. Many are exercising too.


KettleCrunch Fri 15-Mar-13 18:03:41

Thanks! OK, I've posted over there too. It's very nice to feel part of a supportive weight loss club without actually having to go and be weighed in front of strangers...

travellingwilbury Sun 17-Mar-13 14:57:07

Hello all , just back from the gym and I can feel its easier than it was . Day off tomorrow so will get there again .

If you are doing mfp do you eat your exercise calories ? I always feel its a waste if you do but I know some people say you should .

KettleCrunch Sun 17-Mar-13 18:47:42

I can never decide. I usually eat some but not all of them? But I guess that's just sitting on the fence!

I'm going tomorrow as well. Rest day today. Every day this week (until today) I've either been to a gym class or been for a run so I thought my achey muscles deserved a bit of recovery today! Body pump tomorrow though, for the first time... little bit worried!

ilovepowerhoop Sun 17-Mar-13 18:51:48

body pump is great. Start with low weights so you can get the technique correct as there are a lot of different moves to make. Once you get into the swing of it you can increase the weights.

travellingwilbury Sun 17-Mar-13 18:53:48

Well done kettle , that is very impressive . I have been pretty good but it was my dhs birthday so I have also eaten pizza. Risotto and drunk beer and wine so I am not expecting miracles tomorrow .

Was fun though , and I am weirdly enjoying it still .

KettleCrunch Sun 17-Mar-13 19:45:29

Glad you're enjoying it still travelling smile I had some G&Ts and cake with friends today too, so like you I'm not expecting miracles.

Thanks powerhoop! I actually went to TWO powerhoop classes last week for the first time - it was fun!

travellingwilbury Sun 17-Mar-13 20:00:17

G & T sounds so much more refined kettle .

Powerhoop ? What the buggery is that ?

ilovepowerhoop Sun 17-Mar-13 20:09:46

powerhoop is a hooping class using a weighted hula hoop. It is great fun and targets the problem tummy/hip/waist area. I now need to downsize my bra back size because of it!


travellingwilbury Sun 17-Mar-13 20:12:19

I can't even do a normal hulahoop , what are the chances of being able to do that ? Looks good though , but I might look an idiot .

ilovepowerhoop Sun 17-Mar-13 20:20:49

its easier than a hula hoop as its weighted. It took me a while to be able to keep the hoop up but now I can move my feet and do arm movements, etc at the same time. The ones that have been going for ages make it look dead easy and can dance about, go up and down a step, etc while hooping but I'm not quite at that stage yet. I use a 5lb hoop that dh got me for christmas as i found it easier to keep up than the 4lb hoop they have at the classes.

My claim to fame is that I was one of the powerhoopers that broke the Guinness World Record for the largest Powerhoop class on the 2nd March this year - 407 of us: Clyde 1 DJ Gina McKie hosts Guinness World Record powerhoop attempt at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility - the women at the right of the top picture is my zumba and powerhoop instructor and is fab at both.

travellingwilbury Sun 17-Mar-13 20:44:07

I like the idea of that , and well done on the world record , my ds will be wo jealous . He really wants to break a record .

KettleCrunch Sun 17-Mar-13 20:54:12

Awesome! It's a lot of fun but I have some impressive bruising on my hips now... hopefully that'll go down before my next class. I'm fine with sending the hoop to the right but can't keep it up at all if I try and do it to the left! Hopeless.

ilovepowerhoop Sun 17-Mar-13 21:04:16

I looked as if I'd had a good kicking in the ribs after my first class - lovely black bruises. They did go away and I didnt get any more after that. I also had bruises on my legs from the hoop falling down! I am still better hooping to the right and cant really move my feet much if going to the left. I started in November and have managed to work my way up to 3 powerhoop classes a week.

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 )

ilovepowerhoop Thu 21-Mar-13 18:01:42

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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