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Will spending two hours a week being personally trained turn me from a Fattipuff to a Thinifer by February?
you need to diet as well. sensible eating alone wont cut it on only two sessions a week. five sessions, with some sort of proper eating plan and determination to stick it out. you could lose it by christmas
I didn't need to lose weight before I went, just tone up after baby. However, I actually managed to get chubbier by going to the gym twice a week. I think a third session of running + weights might have sorted me out. I was doing kickboxing btw so quite a lot of exertion.
DP has not managed to shift any of his podge from 2x sessions, HE really needs to go for at least 1 more session.
hmm. as a 40 yo who has been doing personal training twice a week for a few months now and the weight is only just starting to shift, i would say the following:
it depends on how out of condition you are to begin with. i had to focus a lot on just improving core strength and confidence before i could start any serious fat busting.
ime, two sessions a week not really enough. i am doing running and boxing in my sessions now and since starting those i can see a weight loss. i think an extra session per week would speed things up.
ime you also need to combine with calorie reduction. i have cut back wine a lot and also we had got into a silly habit of frequent take aways (the shame ) so have cut those out now. i don't really "diet" as such, i just try not eat/drink stupid obviously rubbish things, combined with sensible things like smaller portions and no second helpings.
i think it can be hard for trainers to get it right. with the benefit of hindsight, i think my trainer was too gentle with me, and if weight reduction (as opposed to generally improving health and fitness) had been my primary goal, i wouldn't have perceived the sessions as value for money iyswim? but otoh, if she had pushed me too hard, i would have got demoralised and never have stuck with it. if anyone had told me a few months ago i would be running (even the rather <<ahem>> modest amount of running i am able to do now) i would have split my sides laughing.
oh sorry the other thing i meant to say is that my training schedule has been frequently interrupted by those pesky school holidays, so my progress has no doubt been slower than it would have been otherwise.
man, ive been pondering this very thought. for quite a while. maybe its like giving up smoking... you have to try lots of times before it really catches on. hmm, thats a nice philosophical thought isnt it?
trying to get to bed so have only scanned... but drinking wine is still ok you say? marvellous. how much, roughly? and is vodka soda and lime a less weighty alternative? [questions for people who have actually dieted before]
do the Carol Vorderman 28=day detox did it in March, lost 16 pounds and it has stayed off, Loads of my friends have done it too, we\ve all lost a stone or thereabouts. Combined with exercise you will be birthday bellissima!