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  1. Hey! Thank you for the response. I don't have a history of yoyo dieting. I lost the weight and have kept it off for probably 4 years. Granted, I had feebly tried and not stuck with it before my success. Having said that, I think my body has gotten used to healthy eating. I think what helped me lose the initial 75 lbs was the dramatic shift. My body was probably like yesss thank god spinach... My goal is to lose 20 pounds and get to 160. I am just confused because people seem to never count calories and eat a ton on this diet and lose weight? How in the world is that? Can I ask, how my food cho
  2. Hello all! I'm a paleo newb who is struggling with hunger. Thank you for giving this a read! So I started a paleo ISH diet this week. I feel I am eating a ton yet get hungry quickly. I previously lost 75 lbs so I dont think my issue is an adjustment to healthy eating. I try to eat nutritious foods and when I add the calories up I wonder why I am hungry... for background I am a 180 lb girl in her 20s who is trying to lose weight. I go to the gym four days a week. The exception being this week due to exams. I know I get a lot of veg. Probably a whole bag of spinach a day plus carrots
  3. I'm going to guesstimate between 5 and 10. Probably around 6 or 7 honestly.
  4. @Rostov @princess pineapple @Dilnad I've been following the 5 to 10k app on my phone. Everyday there is a new workout. It might be to jog for 10 minutes, then run faster for 2 and jog for 2 (alternating a couple times), and then jog for 8 minutes. Another one is jog for 25 minutes or 60 minutes. When I first started, I only repeated one week. A couple daus, I just go out for a run. It is so hot, so I go early. I hate treadmills. I'm going to try to find some hills. Also, I'm definitely not runing the 5k in 31 minutes. More like 38. I want to get to about an 8 mile minute, but I'd be so ex
  5. Hi guys, so i went from fat my whole life couch potato to losing 65 lbs ( still more to go) and making myself exercise. The problem is that I'm getting frustrated because I started running about 7 months, and while I've made considerable gains, my mph has not really consistently improved. I finished C25k and started the 5k to 10k app. After every workout I'm dripping in sweat. Running hasn't gotten any easier either ( I'm not quitting, just saying). I've been going to the gym twice a week for circuit and strength training too (for about 3 months). I weigh 185, female, 20 y/o if that info is he
  6. Hi, I started seeing a trainer a while ago at a really great gym. I went with the cheaper trainee trainer. He went on vacation, so I started seeing a different trainer while he was gone. I am sort of bummed to go back to my original trainer now that he's back from his trip. They're both nice and good, but I like that the one I saw while my original trainer was away focused less on yoga and more on strength. I don't want to make things awkward and feel bad, but should i try to switch trainers? It's a small gym, so I'm worried I'll come off as a jerk and am not sure how to broach thi
  7. I went to 2 local gyms. One was 70 dollars a half hour and the other was 70 dollars an hour or 35 a half hour. Both have good reviews. The cheaper ones a slightly longer drive, but not bad. I don't think either are mcdonalds haha, but I'm worried the cheaper guy is more into stretching and yoga than strength. The 70$/30 minute guy is too expensive for me. I'm trying to find a quality trainer. Thanks for getting back to me. Especially with all that information!
  8. Hi everyone, So, I'm wondering if it's normal to feel sore or if it means you didn't stretch enough/properly. I saw a personal trainer for a free consultation and felt pretty sore for 2 days. We used weights and machines, which I never do. I just jog but want to start strength training. He's a big guy who can clearly lift a lot. Very stocky. He's 70 dollars for half an hour. You can make it slightly cheaper (55 maybe) if you pay a large sum up front. Then, I saw a second trainer who is more affordable. He evaluated me. We did a lot of stretching. He's pretty
  9. It's a local gym. I'm not sure if they're independent or not. I think so? They have a gym secretary who gets you in touch with a trainer. Many start as interns and build a repetoire. Do you think I could get 45 minutes or an hour for the 70 dollars? Also, as a trainer, any advice?
  10. Thanks for getting back to me you guys! I live in an American city, and every gym nearby that has well reviewed trainers seems so expensive. I feel intimidated by all the gym equipment and want a trainer to start. Do you think haggling for an hour session could work? At my consultation, he spent nearly an hour with me, but maybe that was to reel me in?
  11. Hi, I was wondering how frequently you guys go to a trainer? Have you been going for a long time? I've decided to learn the ropes around the gym. I don't know what I'm doing in there. I only jog at the moment, so I went to a free consultation with a trainer at a well reviewed gym. He was a really nice guy. I did some squats, free weights, and several machines but forgot their names . I want to continue to train with him because I'm a gym newbie, but It's expensive. How often do you think I need to do strength training to see a nice bump up? I was hoping to go twice a week and jog
  12. Hi guys, thanks for your responses! Mdwill, I'm wondering what you mean my "somewhat Clean?" Because everyone has different views on what is "healthy." Like I started out doing pretty much paleo, but I ate peas and soy and some milk, but now eat some processed carbs as it was hard to sustain. For instance I ate half a cup of oatmeal with nuts and milk and blueberries and banana for breakfast today and avocado toast for lunch. For dinner I'm having chicken and veggies. I jog every other day. Your wife did amazing gly by the way! I'm going to look into that stair mill =) Dexter101, I
  13. What do you all do for fun? I go out with my friends and it's always food or bars, which makes it hard to be healthy. Im bored and just want to bake cookies or eat, like an internal struggle. I still want to have fun! I'm not saying I'm quitting on this as I feel so proud about the progress I've made, but I was wondering if you all had tips about how to balance your social life. Thanks again!
  14. My advice would be to carry around a water bottle with you and to drink water with every meal. Also, have a glass before bed and when you wake up. One when you study. It's hard to get into the habit at first. Working out helps because you feel thirstier. Maybe have cut off times, like by noon I'll have had 5 cups of water and by dinner I'll have have 10. Choose water over other beverages. Good luck!
  15. Hi everyone, so here's the background information . I'm 5'6", 20 years old, female, 193 lbs. I've lost 60 pounds and ran my first 5k about 2 months ago after doing c25k. I'm very slow and not sure how to get faster. I did it in 39 minutes. I just ran 5 km a few days ago in 37, so i was a bit faster but not consistently which is upsetting. I've worked my way up to 7 km in 54 minutes but am very slow (as in I'm still doing 12+ minutes a mile). The thing is, I don't really know what I'm doing. Ive been fat my whole life and am pretty new to working out. Someone told me to just keep working out, b
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