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voelkera

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  1. I think it's hard for him to digest because our how bad or past diets have been. When he was in boot camp they consumed over 2500 calories a day and almost all their carbs were from grains. He came out of that looking amazing and continued to eat the same but not workout out the same- he gained all his fat back in 3 months. I downloaded a lot of free paleo diet recipe books so he can see the types of food and I've got him reading the beginners guide from this site to help. We've been talking about how to start and well probably introduce one or two meals a day and start with working with weights and interval running 4 times a week and then increase finally starting the 30 day challenge.
  2. Always talk to your doc because of the many unforeseen events occurring in your uterus. I am 35 weeks into my second pregnancy and was unable to maintain my running that I was so fond of before the pregnancy as the placenta was covering the opening of my cervix. Though it finally moved at 20 weeks I had to modify everything I did to make sure it didn't get pushed around. I did really light cardio at home (I actually used pregnancy workout DVDs that were approved by my OB) and walked, a lot. I weighed 122 before the pregnancy and now weigh 160- of course I cringe every time I see the pounds pack on but I maintain a pretty healthy diet and I'm active. Weight gain is weight gain and you should not focus on losing weight. Being this far in the pregnancy I've really slowed down- the baby recently dropped so he's constantly sitting on my bladder and pushing on my pelvis. I also suffer from an iron deficiency, 3rd trimester 'morning sickness,' and fatigue. That being said I've had to really watch what exercises I do, for how long, and how often. I've trimmed it down to about two times a week. Not to mention the last time I went to the gym I flushed the only key to our VW down the toilet and had to get the car towed an hour away so the dealership could reprogram it and get us a new key- my pregnant brain is to the max... ugh, it was awful... You also have to be prepared for the woes of the first trimester however, every woman's pregnancy is different- so you could be perfectly happy during the next three months and onward. Good luck with everything- pregnancy can be enjoyable but it can also be a hard and long event.
  3. -Poetik: We both have dieted with the restriction of calories and carbs. Our old workout routine was typically just cardio- though he does weights so he can manage when he carries his 60 plus pounds of gear on deployments. As a Marine he has to maintain a strict body weight, fat percentage, and must constantly pass physical training test. And by strict I mean: if he's even 5 pounds over weight they make him go through a battery of medical examines, including blood test, then give him a deadline to thin up. He purges- it's awful to watch. He's convinced that doing this diet while doing the recommended workout routine will make him overweight and is worried that he may have to constantly (non-stop morning and evening) workout to be able to pull it off and build muscle. As I stated, he works 16 or more hours a day- some days he leaves at 5 in the morning and will not return till almost midnight as his MOS requires to repair all task given to him during the day (he repairs the brakes of jet fighters). With a new one on the way to add to our family of 3 he wants to be able to balance the diet, working, working out, and family time before his upcoming deployment. Liberator: My daughter is a lover of produce. We raised her from a year old to eat fruits and veggies as snacks so when she had a choice she would choose something healthy. However, she's not a huge fan of constant meat, fish, and poultry. I plan to curve what we eat so she'll enjoy her food (like toss in a few shake and bake chicken breast, mac 'n cheese, etc.) but I want her to be a part of the diet because I feel that she'll really benefit from understanding what's healthy and why. I was thinking of slowly introducing the changes to the entire family and once the husband starts to understand I'll try to get him to do a the strict 30 day challenge (with pictures so he can see the changes). I appreciate your response- it always helps to have other parents to speak with.
  4. Doing all my research on the Paleo diet to help me get ready for the changes next year and I've got my husband mostly on board with me but he's convinced that starting this diet will mean we both will need to workout constantly and hard to keep from getting fat. Now, I haven't had him read the guide to the Paleo diet (which I plan to but he's stubborn) so he's getting his knowledge via me. How can I explain to him that "Yes, eat what you want (within in Paleo reasoning like large omelets, meats, etc) and you don't have to go hungry but coupling it with a routine of strength training and interval cardio training will help you lose fat and build muscle." How can I show him that jumping into this diet doesn't mean non-stop working out (which we can't do, he's a Marine and works 16 hours a day and we have a four year and are welcoming our son to our family early 2014) and it's going to work. What routines have worked for you (especially those with jobs and kids)? How did you start your family on the diet (well, your spouse because the kids will still need their loved kid foods)? And what's worked best for you? Thank you!
  5. I'll be focusing on breast feeding but I'm ready to get back in shape. My goal is strength training and building muscle instead of just trying to lose weight by pure cardio. I know this is going to require a different diet then what I'm use to but I have no idea where to start when planning it out. I've been doing some research but I haven't found much that made sense. I need something that will be effective but most of all healthy for my new born. Thanks!
  6. About to welcome my second offspring into the world in about a month. I live on a Marine base... to say the least it's intimidating to go to the gym as they can easily tell marine from civilian. Because of this I want to learn how to properly lift weights for strength training. I've got bigger every thing since having kids so I figure instead of fretting about these curves I'll just make them strong. Looking forward to connecting to other mom's on here. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Amanda
  7. About to welcome my second offspring into the world in about a month. I live on a Marine base... to say the least it's intimidating to go to the gym as they can easily tell marine from civilian. Because of this I want to learn how to properly lift weights for strength training. I've got bigger every thing since having kids so I figure instead of fretting about these curves I'll just make them strong. Looking forward to connecting to other mom's on here. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Amanda
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