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100 lbs to loose, Committed for LIFE--let's support each other!
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2/16/12 2:53 PM
I first discovered BB in 2004 when I'd reached my highest weight of 288 lbs. I experienced great success and THESE message boards were so critical to my success so I would like to start a thread to give & receive support, motivation and have accountability. Thankfully I never gained back all of the weight I lost 8 years ago, but I am back with a renewed focus to bring out THE BEST ME EVER! I will be posting pictures this weekend of my first 30 day progress, but I wanted to start this thread, get the momentum going and leave a link to my old thread if your interested in seeing my old weight loss journey. The one thing I know about Beachbody is that their programs WORK...if you work them! I am currently utilizing Turbo Jam and P90 Sculpt while trying to raise my fitness level back...then I look forward to FINALLY tackling P90X (which I've owned since it FIRST CAME OUT and only did 2 workouts from it before I feel off track. I will share more of my story later and look forward to meeting YOU!!


My Old BB Support & Accountability Thread
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2/17/12 8:41 AM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Hi Matrix!

Your journey was/is incredible and I am so happy to have someone 'back' who has done this! We will all have a lot to learn from you I'm sure. I am just completing week 7 of P90X and I love it. "I currently struggle with" many of the moves; but I keep trying. The eating plan involves a lot of preparation - but is really worth it when you literally and figuratively measure the results.

I'm not brave enough to post the 'before' pics just yet...but thanks for sharing all of your hard work. We can do this my dear!

Shephena
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2/17/12 9:21 PM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Shephena,
Thanks so much for stopping by! I LOVE how I feel as I am working BB programs. I am starting to feel alive again! It's so crazy how sometimes we can let life distract us from what is important and feeling our best. Congratulations on 7 weeks of P90X! I know you are getting stronger. I have the program and can't wait to actually complete it this year. I did a couple of the workouts when it first came on the scene years ago and I remember being spent..so I know I need to work my fitness level back up. I have passed my 30 day mark, weighed and just need to get my daughter to take my pictures and then I am going to post them...no matter how "bad" I feel they look because it is all about accountability for me. We WILL do this my dear. It is such a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to taking this journey with you. I am going to start daily check ins on Monday and post the pictures. Enjoy your weekend, chat with you soon!

Nite,
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2/20/12 7:56 AM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Just a quick morning check in to say the card portion of my workout is completed for the day. I will be doing P90 Sculpt this evening with my husband after he gets home from work. I will be posting weight/measurements and photos this week for full accountability. I pray that every one starts this week out on the best note possible and remain committed & focused on your goals...ONE DAY AT A TIME...we can do this!

Have an AWESOME day,
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2/20/12 6:09 PM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Just knocked out P90 Sculpt 1-2 & AB Ripper 100 with my husband. This is week two of the hybrid plan. I was doing Turbo Sculpt as recommended on the TJ advanced schedule and I wasn't feeling challenged. I am naturally muscular and love strength training, so I decided to add Sculpt on MWF's thru March...then I will probably move up to 3-4 through April at least. I am using this rotation so that hopefully by May--no later than June, I will be ready for P90X or Insanity. Not sure which one yet...will know more by mid April...gonna preview the videos again and see what moves me most...if I am not inspired, I will probably be ordering Turbo Fire or ChaLean Extreme because she really motivates me & the music is such a mood regulator for me. Eating has been good today! Tomorrow is my birthday. I am so grateful to see 33 yrs on this earth and even more grateful that by the time I see my 35th bday I will be in the best shape of my life. I plan to kick the day off tomorrow with Cardio Party Mix 3 and then take my daughter and go visiting at the nursing home where we frequently volunteer--nothing like giving joy to those who's family have unfortunately left them to age...alone. They love my Kimora and I love the smiles on their face from a mere 30 minutes of visiting. I pray everyone continues to take it one meal, one workout, one day at a time....small changes=major results over time.

Here is to living our BEST LIVES EVER!!!

Nite,
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2/20/12 6:25 PM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Hello LaTasha and Happy Birthday to you tomorrow. I am Michelle and have been going back and forth with this weight loss journey. I loose a few pounds and gain it back, loose a few gain that back. I know my eating is my eating and sometimes I wish I could staple my mouth shut for 60 days lol. I lost all my motivation to work out and then this week got back on track. I am not sure why or how I lost my motivation but it definitely didn't feel good. I started my TF gain today and of course loved it. It's so energetic and Chalene is full of life. So I am on this journey with you and will continue to do so. My birthday is in April and I would love to see what I have accomplished by that time. I want to loose a minimum of 90 pounds. I have gotten quite heavy. My doctor can't even believe my weight lol. I love my health and need to really take care of it before it's to late. I began making healty smoothies (fruits and vegetables) and eating one meal a day. I am trying to stick to 1200 calories per day. I look forward to keeping touch on the board.

Have a blessed night.

Michelle
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2/21/12 9:08 AM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Hey Michelle,
Thanks for the birthday wishes! I just finished my workout...which was my gift to myself ;) I completely understand where you are...as I was there for almost 4 yrs. I just couldn't stay motivated for more than a week, tried a couple of "quick fixes" that I know aren't right, lost, gained.....until I started doing some internal work and truly received why I was constantly sabotaging myself and emotional eating. What worked for me this time to just be focused was to take one thing at a time....so it started with one month of working out for a minimum of 30 minutes 5 days per week. By the time I finished that month I was working out 6 days per week because I noticed the difference in my mood when I didn't work out and I didn't want 2 days of that per week...lol. I also began eating better even though that wasn't my focus because I am one of those that when I do workout I leave it all on the floor, then I just can't see eating something to negate all the work I did...so I cleaned up quite a bit...but this month has really been my focus on food month...however, I am not counting calories, food journaling or many of the things others are doing...at this point I've been there, done that and for me it is not a realistic way to live my life...hence the weight gain I am working off now. So this FINAL weight loss journey for me HAS to truly be a lifestyle. I know it will take me longer to loose the weight, but I am looking for a permanent solution, not a quick fix. Those of us who have yo-yo'd in our weights have to really dig deep to bust past that mentality and habit. Another help for me was the book Women, Food & God by Geneen Roth..I took the time and really did the work to find out what was happening INSIDE...and sister I tell you it is a brand new day. It really has nothing to do with your mouth being stapled or not emoticon...it is something inside that is sparking that eating girl!! Feel free to inbox me if you want to talk more detailed about it. I look forward to sharing this portion of our journey together. WE ARE DOING IT!!

Enjoy your day!
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2/21/12 9:12 AM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Oh...and did I mention...IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!! So hubby took off work today and surprised me. I am off to enjoy the day. I love homeschooling...because even though it's Tuesday my daughter finished today's lessons yesterday so we could just be on my bday...then hubby made it even better by being here! Glad I worked out...now I will feel good about the cheesecake I am going to eat tonight...at least I burned it off :o) Check in tomorrow morning after cardio.

Making the best choice for your health at any given moment....is the main catalyst to change!

Be encouraged friends,
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2/21/12 11:50 AM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Hello LaTasha

I accepted your request so we can talk more often. Thank you for the words of encouragement and advice. It is good to hear someone had similar difficulties and have learned to overcome them. I love to read and will be seeking to order that book. I have assessed that there is definitely something going on with me internally and the sooner I sit back and look at it for what it is the better off I will be. The self defeat is so exhausting. I am going to keep this short so you can enjoy your wonderful day.

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2/22/12 10:13 AM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Good Afternoon!

Just finished TJ Punch, Kick, Jam...whew...I am POURING sweat and I feel invigorated. I love the pumped up music blaring thru my house! My birthday was an awesome relaxing day! We went and had lunch...I chose my fav Ghengis Grill and made a very healthy bowl with the wheat noodles...could only eat half of it and brought the other half home and had it for dinner. Instead of the cheesecake I decided on a scoop of chocolate fudge ice cream from Baskin Robins. I use to crave that stuff when I was pregnant with my daughter, kept quarts in my freezer...smh...needless to say, we went in, got our scoops and left. Definitely don't need THAT in the house at all times. Came home and my wonderful husband ran a bath for me with some great smelling salts, turned on the jets and I sat in that tub for an hour and a half listening to some of my favorite old music and singing with a cup of lemon water....got out of the tub to a wonderful full body message courtesy again of my wonderful husband and just relaxed the rest of the evening. We are planning to go out dancing Saturday night to celebrate...but yesterday was so perfect. My sweet daughter said she wishes she could've made the day more special and i had to tell her that spending the day with them was THE most special thing in the world...so she couldn't have done anything more...she smiled, we hugged and ahhhh....I feel at peace.

Michelle, the one thing that helps me most days is to remember we are all connected and usually have more in common than we have in differences. I love to read to :o) However, this year, I am on a one book at a time diet emoticon I usually read 3-4 at a time and rotate them depending on my moods...but it usually takes a few months to complete them. I am focusing on one at a time. I just finished Iyanla Vanzant "One day my soul just opened up" WOW...it was a beautiful 40 day journey...it took me a few more days because some of the principles took longer to root in my spirit....I had to release some demons, give some forgiveness and get honest with myself...something that I didn't realize I hadn't been doing emoticon However, I gained awareness and feel so much lighter. I am now working on The Forgiveness Diet by Iyanla...this one is powerful as well. After I finish this I am going to begin PUSH by Chalene. I find that for me, focusing on one thing at a time gives me the space to do the real work and have it become a part of me. Self Defeat is exhausting...whenever you have those thoughts...STOP...and think on The Most High, The Creator, God, The Source, The Universe or whatever you personally call The Highest Power...The Affirmation/Prayer that I say when my "mind gets a chattering" is "I am a child of God. I am filled with and surrounded by the perfect and divine presence of God in its fullness. Every aspect of my mind, my life and my being is now brought into perfect and harmonious alignment with all that is The Most High God and all that is good." (courtesy of The Holy Spirit via Iyanla Vanzant) I am still memorizing the final part...but whenever my mind gets to going, I feel down and just for general pick me up, I say that aloud to increase the energy in me and around me.

Well, I need to get to some house work today--yesterday was a nice break from the norm, now back at it so I am ready when hubby comes home tonight...it's P90 Sculpt/Ab 100 Day!

Outside changes begin on the inside. Change your MIND, change your LIFE.

Love you all,
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2/23/12 8:11 AM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Hi there, found your board when looking through them. I haven't weighed but I think I am around 250 lbs. I officially begin Insanity and Shakeology next week on the 29th, so I will weigh in then. I bought power 90 a few years ago but didn't stick with it because I had no accountability plus I just quit. I am pretty nervous about starting this because I get so pissed at myself when I quit and give up. But, I have to remember, if I'm not trying, I'm dying. So, it's just life, I am learning a lot about trials and love, and that life isn't always perfect but we can find joy in the moments we take to God.

So, having said that, here I am, looking for community among these boards, knowing that if others can do it, I can too. My biggest goal is to STOP over thinking and just "BE."

Thanks for the encouragement!
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2/23/12 11:04 AM as a reply to RoDoesLife.
rolandap:
Hi there, found your board when looking through them. I haven't weighed but I think I am around 250 lbs. I officially begin Insanity and Shakeology next week on the 29th, so I will weigh in then. I bought power 90 a few years ago but didn't stick with it because I had no accountability plus I just quit. I am pretty nervous about starting this because I get so pissed at myself when I quit and give up. But, I have to remember, if I'm not trying, I'm dying. So, it's just life, I am learning a lot about trials and love, and that life isn't always perfect but we can find joy in the moments we take to God.

So, having said that, here I am, looking for community among these boards, knowing that if others can do it, I can too. My biggest goal is to STOP over thinking and just "BE."

Thanks for the encouragement!


Rolandap,

Sure glad you have found this community. I am getting very little support at home, so I turned to the online community and am very glad that I did. It really helps to hear from people going through the same struggles as you. I hope that once you start pushing play again that you will listen to the pros follow my two favorite quotes "do your best and forget the rest" and "Keep pushing play." If you follow these two phrases you are guaranteed to succeed. I'm doing my best. I'll KPP, and i would love to offer any support I can. I struggle mightily in the workouts - they are advanced and the instructors are in world class shape. I'm neither. but i've gone two weeks now and I feel great. Join the fun. Don't worry about failing - just show up. I'm pulling for you!

JJ
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2/23/12 7:12 PM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Good Evening Friends!
Well today was a bit of a challenge. But of course they will come in life. I am proud that I pushed thru the best I could. My hubby woke me up this morning burning up! So I have my "nursing" hat on today, had errands to run, plus homeschooling. However, I pushed play and gave it my best this evening. I am not an evening workout person...I can do it easier when hubby is working out with me BUT in the midst of taking care of everyone else today my spirit was whispering to me...don't forget about you...and I didn't. Eating was great today....I only had my raw food shake so far and a bit of fruit...so I am about to have an awesome salad with some grilled chicken before settling in for the night. I am one of those people who have a hard time eating 3 meals everyday...so I don't get enough calories...which causes my body to hold on to food more. I did well all this week, today I was so busy I "forgot" that I hadn't eaten...so I think I'm going to set a reminder on my phone because I know with the tough workouts I need nutrition. That being said...tomorrow is another day and I will start it with a healthy breakfast after I kick TJ's butt!!

Welcome Rolandap! Congratulations on making the decision to START AGAIN on your health and fitness. No matter how you feel you have "failed" in the past, all of those trips should be used to help you be better this time. NEVER GIVE UP ON YOU. Don't TRY...just DO...do the best you can every day and as JJ reminded us "do your best and forget the rest". Focus on not getting into an all or nothing attitude. This journey is a life long endeavor, if you miss 1 workout, push play and do your next one, if you eat the wrong thing at one meal, make better choices for the next meal. I understand how it is because we want to loose all the weight as quickly as possible once we wake up and decide to start doing something about it...but remember it didn't take 3 or 4 months to get it on...and taking your time to get it off by making life changes will ensure that it will not be "LOST" but "released forever" and then your only task is to maintain it...never to think of releasing major pounds again. Everyday is a gift...and everyday that you make one more great choice puts you one step closer to where you want to be. I'm glad that you will be joining us for support and accountability. Make a plan...how often are you going to check in? Every week? Every day? Even just to drop a line or two. The other major thing you should do is schedule your workouts here and log your goals. Also don't expect that you will be able to get thru the workouts perfect and do the moves just right...remember your body is in training and it's going to take time...you will see your strength increasing with each workout you complete. JUST DO IT! I look forward to hearing about your day 1! Let me know any way that you feel I can best help you stay accountable. We are in this together and WILL succeed!

JJ--sorry to hear you aren't getting the support you would like at home, but as you said....we are here for you. As I stated above, the fact that you are doing the workouts is a success! Celebrate that everyday. Your strength will increase as you go...but for now....as you said just keep pushing play.

Progress NOT Perfection my friends...celebrate each victory!

Nite, Nite,
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2/23/12 7:13 PM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
*meant to say eating WASN'T great today* emoticon
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2/24/12 9:26 AM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Turbo Jam done for the day! I love feeling accomplished every morning and Chalene's personality + the music just raise my mood so much. Breakfast was awesome....half of a whole wheat bagel with basil, mozzarella and tomato slices with greek yogurt....green goodness shake. Hubby is still home sick, fixed him breakfast and now off to clean house, wash and season tonights meat for dinner so it can marinate all day. I pray that you all are making the best choices you can today and that you push play. We ARE succeeding.

Make every moment COUNT!

Happy Friday & Have an AWESOME weekend!
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2/24/12 4:40 PM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Hello Buddies:

Well yesterday was good up until I had that fruity drink. Not a good choice. I have been staying away from any alcohol and only drink socially. I figured if I go out the best choice would be some wine since the calorie content is low and the depending on which one you order it has not fat. I was doing well with that up until yesterday. I didn't make a big deal out of it, I pushed extra hard in todays workout. I noticed my heart rate reached 177 so I was in a pretty good burn zone. I completed my TF Fire 30 Class. The funny thing about TF is that her workouts are very intense. My children laugh when they see 45 EZ class. I have to laugh as well, because there is nothing easy about any of the workouts in TBB. They are all challenging and good for the body.

I was very pleased today with my eating. I have a big problem with eating so what I eat currently is things I like in a healthier form and very small portions by eating some lean cuisine meals. I also have veggie patties which are so delicious. It's like a beef pattie, but with vegetables or spinach inside and its a soy pattie on the outside. I have a veggies and fruit shake with my healthmaster or juicer so I can get enough fresh fruits and vegetables. I tend to measure everything so I can get the calories correct. I have this application on my phone that I input what I have for my 3 meals and a snack. It calculates my calories, fat, etc. I also add my activity for the day and it calculates what was burned.

It seems a bit extreme, however for me I know my eating is a big problem. In keeping track I can see what has been working and what doesn't work. I can also see what foods I really like and can continue to eat and which foods I may need to eliminate and have once in a while. So as we can all see this is a life change and it takes a like of patient, hardwork and honesty with oneself.

I am having a ball and am glad that I am taking this journey with all of you,. I will do a quick check in tomorrow. I am scheduled for the Fire 55 EZ class. This one is a killer lol. I can feel the muscles are sore, the ones of course that haven't been used and/or worked out consistently. So I look forward to my Stretch 40 and core 20 classes next week.

Well have a blessed night all.

Michelle
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2/25/12 11:11 AM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Hello buddies!

This morning started a bit rough for me. I've been having an "ego" moment. This week has been great in my overall life changing process and I was feeling so accomplished....so I foolishly stepped on the scale. Frustration followed..the scale seems to be stuck and as much as I know that I need to trust the process and focus on the long term aspects of it, I am caught up with the fact that the scale hasn't moved. I am sure that I will pull myself out of this but I had a crying spell and really just became mad at myself. Mad that I foolishly hadn't taken proper care of myself for the last 5 years and allowed myself to gain so much weight back, mad that because I have been focused for almost two months and I'm not seeing immediate changes in my weight. I know that this is a journey, but the self defeated mentality is so real today. I cried, put on my work out clothes and immediately did TJ...I did the 20 min workout plus the 20 min ab routine...my mood has lifted a bit, but not so much. I worked up a sweat, has greek yogurt and granola for breakfast...I am pushing through it but I am still feeling blah today. So I celebrate the fact that I didn't get caught up in self pity and climb back into bed, I celebrate that I didn't make a bad breakfast choice, but continued to fuel my body and I celebrate that I KNOW that this is not an overnight process and I am in it for the long haul. However, I just don't LIKE it today. I have my joy because inside I know all is well...I'm just not happy with the physical situation today. I forgive myself for letting myself go, I forgive myself for wanting immediate results and I forgive myself for not trusting the process. I completed my 33 WOWY workout today and am going to rest and take it easy. Tomorrow is my rest day so I am going to focus on nourishing my spirit today & tomorrow and trust The Most High to re-establish my inner strength and courage to continue to do what is BEST for my health.

Michelle, thank you for your post. In the mindset that I am in today, it surely helps to see you say "you are having a ball". I am having a ball to and need to focus on that aspect of it on a day like today. You know what works best for you and if you have to be extreme with your eating right now, you do what you feel brings you closer to your success. I can't wait to order TF...I feel that that is my next step after I finish TJ. As far as the fruity drink, you only made that choice once this week and I am sure in the past it was something you had and didn't think twice about it--so the fact that you KNOW it is not best for you and have that awareness, means you are equipping yourself to make a better choice the next time you are faced with it. I will tell you what I am telling myself today...PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION. I am glad to have you along on this journey and KNOW that we are succeeding! How was your workout today? I have been in constant soreness for the last month but I look forward to it--knowing that even though the changes may not be visible yet, transition is going on internally. I pray we have the strength to make great choices all weekend and start next week out as strong as ever.

I'm going to journal a bit and probably take a nap, wake up and see if my mood will reset for the rest of the day. Thank you all on this thread for being here...your presence keeps me accountable and that is very instrumental in me pushing through the negative emotions today.

Progress NOT perfection,
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2/26/12 1:50 PM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Hello all,
I used WOWY when I first started ChaLean Extreme and did not explore WOWY much. Then I got pregnant. Now I'm 6 1/2 months postpartum so I started doing Turbo Jam over a month ago and decided to do ChaLean Extreme again and add the Cardio Parties on the lift days. Well I'm finding that as much as my husband is supportive when it comes to exercise he doesn't get the food part of the weight loss equation. So... I need some moral support and accountability on that part.

I'd like to write more but I'm being called to attend to my soon to be 5 year old and 6 month old.

Trish
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2/26/12 3:26 PM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Hey everyone!

Thanks for sharing your victories, but more importantly your struggles. It makes us all feel 'wow, I'm not alone with that'. Today was a 'hungry' day; and although the food was in the right portion, at the right time...the 'I want carbs' monster reared his ugly head. So instead of giving in, I made some herbal tea and came here to the Boards. But we all know the carb monster is always lurking and he's hoping against hope that we will give in.

Have a great week ahead, track your workouts and I'm rooting for ya'll!

Shephena
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2/26/12 3:28 PM as a reply to MatrixFree79.
Hey everyone!

Thanks for sharing your victories, but more importantly your struggles. It makes us all feel 'wow, I'm not alone with that'. Today was a 'hungry' day; and although the food was in the right portion, at the right time...the 'I want carbs' monster reared his ugly head. So instead of giving in, I made some herbal tea and came here to the Boards. But we all know the carb monster is always lurking and he's hoping against hope that we will give in.

Have a great week ahead, track your workouts and I'm rooting for ya'll!

Shephena
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