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I don't want to be alone.
I don't want to be alone.
11/8/12 10:33 PM
I’ve had a weight problem all my life, and I’ve tried many programs with varied success. This is why I know that Beachbody and its fitness programs are for me. My experiences agree that the most effective way to lose weight is a combination of diet and exercise. Exercise is my weakness, however.

I’m about to start P90X, probably Sunday. While I’m excited, I’m also nervous and somewhat depressed. I hear over and over that people who get support and motivation are usually more successful than those who don’t. Honestly – I don’t get much support, either through friends or family. Although I have lost some weight in past endeavors, I still don’t feel comfortable with myself, and I’ve never had a sense of feeling that there’s someone to help me through when I feel weak or discouraged.

Thinking back on it, I’ve always been the only one I know who has a strong enough interest in getting healthy to go that extra mile to work with a real fitness program. That being the case, I’ve always been alone in planning my foods and doing my workouts. I’m beginning to think that’s part of the reason why I haven’t been ultimately successful.

I think it’s about time that I reached out to a community who is just as interested in being healthy as I am, and who can not only give me support, but help when I need it. I need this attempt to be different, and so I’m doing everything I can to prevent myself from failing.

I’ve started keeping a blog on my member page as well. I’m hoping that if I put myself out there, maybe someone will support me. Or at the very least, maybe someone might find what I have to say as either insightful, or perhaps even relatable.
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RE: I don't want to be alone.
11/8/12 11:19 PM as a reply to CalvinEngland.
Hi Calvin!!
You're 100% NOT ALONE!! Until 3 weeks ago when I started Beachbody, I didn't think about the food I was putting in my body, I hated to exercise, I made excuses to myself as to why I didn't have time to exercise, I ate whatever was convenient and I could easily drink 6 cans of soda in a day. I had tried other "diets" and nothing was working for me, I would always get bored or not see results and just give up .... just not making very healthy choices for myself at all!

Then I saw a friend of mine posting about Beachbody on her Facebook page. I saw pictures of her and saw that she was losing weight, she looked younger and healthy and HAPPY! I started to ask her questions and she shared her story with me so I decided to go out on a limb and try it. Because like you mentioned, the community aspect and the accountability and the support you get from others, THAT is exactly what I need!

So, I know I'm only 3 weeks in, but I am down 10 lbs already! Lost 1 inch off my arms and 1/2 inch off my legs! I have made a bunch of new friends, I haven't had any soda in 21 days, don't miss it, don't even want it! I feel good, my energy is up, I actually look forward to working out to my Turbo Jam videos and get bummed when I get busy and miss a day. My mood is better, I sleep better, I'm choosing better food throughout the day.

Beachbody really will change your life. Just keep pushing play! If you aren't drinking Shakeology, I HIGHLY recommend it! I won't go a day without it! Hook up with a great coach, get involved in a Fitness Challenge Group on Facebook, those are AMAZING for motivation and a lot of times there is even a little prize at the end! (If you want plugged in to a REALLY awesome and motivational bunch, let me know and we can find each other on Facebook!)

Keep your head up! Keep going! You can do this!!!

Your Fitness Buddy,
Robin
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RE: I don't want to be alone.
11/9/12 4:36 PM as a reply to RobinMcFeely.
Welcome welcome!!

This is a GREAT community. You can get so motivation, tips, advice, everything you will need to achieve that healthy lifestyle you want!

I used diet and exercise to loose 30 lbs a few years ago. Last year, burned off another 10. After my weight stopped coming off, I decided to try Turbo Fire. My coach helped me look into a LOT of different programs, and I think this is the one for me! I'm only just starting it, but every day I already have more energy, I feel amazing, and I'm so proud of myself.

As the previous post suggested, if you are having trouble with eating habits, Shakeology is just awesome. I bought it months ago because I wanted something easy and quick to eat that would keep me full. I didn't really take to it then (not due to the taste, it just was not filling me up for as long as I wanted it to). To be honest, I've always been terrified of being hungry, so I like foods that keep me full until my break at work (and that's about 5 hours after breakfast!). So because it didn't keep me full for 5+ hours, I thought it wasn't enough. Now I've realized that nothing keeps me full that long! This week, after a morning workout, I have some eggs (for protein to rebuild my muscles), get ready for work, and have a HUGE glass of shakeology! It gives me energy, I do get hungry after about 3 hours (but I've realized that is normal for me, no matter what I eat), it tastes GREAT, and I don't crave chocolate because I got a big dose of chocolate yummyness that morning.

I would also recommend finding a coach who you click with! Start talking to people on the boards, see who has a style that really motivates you, and join them. Most have smaller groups for their team, and you can get a lot of individual motivation.

You can CRUSH your weight loss goals!!
Best,
Andrea
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RE: I don't want to be alone.
11/9/12 4:48 PM as a reply to CalvinEngland.
Hey Calvin!

As stated previously, you are NOT alone, I repeat...you are NOT alone. Everyone here has the same kinds of goals as you do! Many people on these boards (myself included) would be glad to help you out.

I can relate to having a weight problem, from the age of about 12 till now (I'm 24) I've been either overweight or obese. You can change whatever situation you are in with a persistant effort. You will have days where your diet and workouts go smoothly and other days where they don't. Focus on the successes that you will have and forget the possible failures that you may have and keep going.

Like others have suggested, I would suggest finding a coach and also maybe try joining a group, that way you can stay motivated and keep in touch with people who are going through/have gone through the same as you.

Congrats on making the decision! I know you can do it.

Don't ever give up,
Yusuf B
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11/10/12 11:45 AM as a reply to CalvinEngland.
Ah, Shakeology, the miracle food.

Most people would pay hundreds of dollars a month for a cable service to sit on the couch and watch their favorite shows daily, or weekly. Me, I’d rather get a cheap DVD/Movie subscription service and watch the same shows when they become available later on, than invest the savings into Shakeology every month so I can stay happy, healthy, and energetic – and then still do fun stuff away from home without feeling lethargic.

This isn’t my first go with Beachbody. I tried Shakeology and Insanity about a year ago until my limited funds dried up and an injury kept me from working out. But now I have a steady income, I don’t have any injuries, and I’m determined not to fail.

I’m not sure how to go about finding a coach or a group. The coach that I met personally (who got me started) seems to be pretty busy and in my experience is difficult to get a hold of. I don’t have a Facebook account to do some of these groups with. I don’t plan on getting one right now either. All of my family has a Facebook account, and half of them are de-motivators and the rest indifferent. Thus, at least until I succeed, Facebook would probably in my case be more of a problem than a solution.
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RE: I don't want to be alone.
11/10/12 2:39 PM as a reply to CalvinEngland.
You are not ALONE!!! We are all in this together and if you want, I would love to be your coach. You don't have to have facebook account for me to be there for you as your coach and as a buddy to motivate you.
send me a buddy request.
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RE: I don't want to be alone.
11/13/12 12:58 PM as a reply to CalvinEngland.
CalvinEngland:
I’ve had a weight problem all my life, and I’ve tried many programs with varied success. This is why I know that Beachbody and its fitness programs are for me. My experiences agree that the most effective way to lose weight is a combination of diet and exercise. Exercise is my weakness, however.

I’m about to start P90X, probably Sunday. While I’m excited, I’m also nervous and somewhat depressed. I hear over and over that people who get support and motivation are usually more successful than those who don’t. Honestly – I don’t get much support, either through friends or family. Although I have lost some weight in past endeavors, I still don’t feel comfortable with myself, and I’ve never had a sense of feeling that there’s someone to help me through when I feel weak or discouraged.

Thinking back on it, I’ve always been the only one I know who has a strong enough interest in getting healthy to go that extra mile to work with a real fitness program. That being the case, I’ve always been alone in planning my foods and doing my workouts. I’m beginning to think that’s part of the reason why I haven’t been ultimately successful.

I think it’s about time that I reached out to a community who is just as interested in being healthy as I am, and who can not only give me support, but help when I need it. I need this attempt to be different, and so I’m doing everything I can to prevent myself from failing.

I’ve started keeping a blog on my member page as well. I’m hoping that if I put myself out there, maybe someone will support me. Or at the very least, maybe someone might find what I have to say as either insightful, or perhaps even relatable.



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Live life,

Alex



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Why I don't quit....



....Because I want to overcome weakness.


....Because I want to be a good role model for my nephew.


....Because I want a positive consistent thing in my life.


....Because I want to be strong for myself and those around me


....To achieve greatness.


....To achieve direction.


....To obtain goals.


....Because quilting is easy.


....Because I'm worth it.


....Because my family is worth it.


....Because it's never a waste.


....Because I deserve to be as beautiful on the outside as I am on the inside.


....Because I know I have it in me.


....Because I know I can.


....Because I'll never regret it.









...........I will never quit.
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RE: I don't want to be alone.
11/20/12 11:40 AM as a reply to CalvinEngland.
i have tried to stop drinkin pop 3 times this month, its too hard but i know it is nothing but empty calories. so the less i drink pop the more i start to eat cakes and pies, i just cant help it. what should i do about my sweet tooth?
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11/20/12 4:20 PM as a reply to only1NJ1986.
Oh, spot on! I have a notorious sweet tooth, and that’s why I believe I gained my weight in the first place! And soda? In the weeks before I began P90X, I was drinking at least 3 a day. I craved sweets all the time. I wanted sweets between meals, I wanted sweets when I played games, I wanted sweets whenever I sat down to write – all of my favorite activities involve sweets in one way shape or form.

Here’s the kicker – since I started P90X, within two days, all my sweet cravings are gone. I work in a donut shop, for pete’s sake, and I’m not tempted. There’s several reasons for this.

Number one, sweets leads to a good feeling. Good feelings lead to addiction. Addiction to sweets – well, we know where that leads (nowhere we want to be.) To cut the addiction, you need to have a new source of good feeling. I have several now.

First off is Shakeology. The Green Berry flavor of Shakeology is SO sweet that to me, it’s like drinking a thicker, richer soda. The nutrition also helps to fill you up, satisfies your body, and provides a natural source of energy so that it doesn’t crave those empty calories.

Secondly is good food. When you eat healthy and consistently, you rarely have a belly so empty that it hungers for a quick energy fix like sugar. Keep a bunch of small meals closer together, and make sure you’re getting adequate calories and nutrition throughout the day. Plus, it’s easier to resist sweet, salty, and fatty foods when you know a yummy meal is just around the corner. So, in addition to eating well, make sure you’re eating things you like.

Lastly is exercise. Exercise releases endorphins, giving you that good feeling – and after the first week of P90X (when you’re no longer so sore you can’t stand) that good feeling tends to last the whole day through. When you’re on an endorphin high from working out, you don’t need sweets to give you that good feeling – it’s already there. Also, never-ever-EVER drink soda before a workout. I’ve done it – it KILLS you (Regular, diet, doesn’t matter.) Don’t believe me? Try it. You won’t be feeling so great after moving around and up and down. You’ll feel bloated, probably nauseated, gassy, and loosing reps because your body has to instinctively stop what it’s doing to burp. Telling yourself that you can’t have soda before a workout is a good way to kick the habit early on if you like to drink soda in the morning.

I have a half of a twelve pack sitting in my refrigerator that I purchased just a few days before I began P90X – and it hasn’t really been touched. And to boot, I’m not even tempted when my family eats my favorite foods in front of me.
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12/2/12 4:32 PM as a reply to CoachLX.
hmmmm......I guess a board moderator edited my post.


Basically I entered my email and phone number if you ever needed someone to talk to for advice, or just anything to help you reach your goals.



Offer still stands. Send me a message anytime.



Live Life,

Alex
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