My Journey..

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by JajaNe20 View Post
    How are you feeling? How are things going? Just checking up on yah, I started my journey 2 weeks ago for my natural competition; we are in the same kind of boat! Keep pushing forward and believing in yourself!
    I'm feeling great thank you for asking! I haven't been posting much up here because not too many people were really responding and the whole point was to get some continuous input from experts. I don't really know what I'm doing. Just trying to stay consistent with my meal plans. Which for the most part I have. I've been working out 5 days a week too. I feel myself getting a little bit stronger and able to do more. I'm not seeing many results with the losing weight though. I'm just one of those people where it's hard to lose. Mainly around my stomach area. I guess that's normal, I'm not sure. But I'm staying positive and continuing to work through it. I keep telling myself it's only been 1 week and 2 days. Normally at this point I've already given up. So that's a plus. Def doing better this time around.
    What's a natural competition? Thanks again for the kind words!!


  2. Quote Originally Posted by banthony22 View Post
    I'm feeling great thank you for asking! I haven't been posting much up here because not too many people were really responding and the whole point was to get some continuous input from experts. I don't really know what I'm doing. Just trying to stay consistent with my meal plans. Which for the most part I have. I've been working out 5 days a week too. I feel myself getting a little bit stronger and able to do more. I'm not seeing many results with the losing weight though. I'm just one of those people where it's hard to lose. Mainly around my stomach area. I guess that's normal, I'm not sure. But I'm staying positive and continuing to work through it. I keep telling myself it's only been 1 week and 2 days. Normally at this point I've already given up. So that's a plus. Def doing better this time around.
    What's a natural competition? Thanks again for the kind words!!
    Don't get discouraged - people will comment when you post. And if you don't know what you're doing, then a Trainer is definitely the best thing for you to consider - I know finances are tight, but even just to get a plan, so you KNOW that what you are going to be doing WILL work.

    As far as not seeing weight loss, like I said before, DON'T focus on SCALE weight - focus on BODY COMPOSITION and how your body looks in the mirror and fits in clothes and feels overall. Most people lose fat from their midsection LAST and so it's just persevering until you are lean enough that it goes from there.

    A "natural competition" is a Figure or Bodybuilding competition where the Federation is considered "natural".

    Keep at it - a week is NOTHING in the grand scheme of things. Keep your eye on the prize and envision yourself the way that you want to be EVERY day!

    ~Rosie~
    Athlete ~ Trainer ~ Writer
    "Think like a Champion. Train like a Warrior. Live with a Purpose." - @rosiecheewarrior

    Contact [email protected] for INDIVIDUALIZED Fitness Management
    Motivation. Knowledge. Results.
    www.rosiesmusclerevolution.com
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  3. Rosie gives great advice.
    I know though than when maybe I stuck on something I always ask some of my helpful friends around here. You can always good and you tube as well to see videos and get ideas.

    I'm offering a logging opportunity if you're interested you can apply... It's worth a shot for a free sup to help performance in the gym and sleep. Thought I'd through it out there for ya.

    Either way keep up the hard work.
    Hardcore Purus Labs {Rep}
    Lift the fücking weight from the floor, or leave it on the ground. The thoughts are supposed to be daunting. The pain is meant to be tormenting.

  4. Sub'd. Ill be supportive here and offer advice when I can.

  5. Thanks for answering that Rosie. Yes we are all here willing to support and help you if need be. Just helps if you post so that we know you haven't "fell off the train." I know it's hard but you can do it, believe in yourself and be consistent. Each day is a victory and this isn't a sprint, think of it more like a marathon
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  6. A great work out is Spin, im a spin instructer, and I also love taking classes

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Rosie Chee Scott View Post
    Don't get discouraged - people will comment when you post. And if you don't know what you're doing, then a Trainer is definitely the best thing for you to consider - I know finances are tight, but even just to get a plan, so you KNOW that what you are going to be doing WILL work.

    As far as not seeing weight loss, like I said before, DON'T focus on SCALE weight - focus on BODY COMPOSITION and how your body looks in the mirror and fits in clothes and feels overall. Most people lose fat from their midsection LAST and so it's just persevering until you are lean enough that it goes from there.

    A "natural competition" is a Figure or Bodybuilding competition where the Federation is considered "natural".

    Keep at it - a week is NOTHING in the grand scheme of things. Keep your eye on the prize and envision yourself the way that you want to be EVERY day!

    ~Rosie~
    Yes I know I posted about 4 times and no one replied so I backed off for a while from posting. I posted workouts I did and things I was eating and even a pic of my dog stealing my ab ball. Any way, figured I would back off from posting because of no responses. I am not focusing on the scale for my goals. I am focusing on getting stronger and being able to do more and more of the workouts each day. My goal is to run a 10 k and complete 50 squats, and some other workouts at one time. My finances are not only tight, but non existant. I have 30 bucks left for the month of January and that won't even cover my gas too and from work, so a trainer will never be an option for me. I rely on research and stealing people's workouts on here hehe. I have 44,000 in loans for grad and undergrad, car,etc etc. So no trainer for this girl, except myself and you guys As always I appreciate your input Rosie so keep in coming!


    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    Rosie gives great advice.
    I know though than when maybe I stuck on something I always ask some of my helpful friends around here. You can always good and you tube as well to see videos and get ideas.

    I'm offering a logging opportunity if you're interested you can apply... It's worth a shot for a free sup to help performance in the gym and sleep. Thought I'd through it out there for ya.

    Either way keep up the hard work.
    What is a logging opportunity? Maybe I'm dense, but I have no clue what you are referring too And yes I LOVE you tube. I have a few fitness models I follow on there to see what workouts they got. I'm limited because of no gym, so it more body weight exercises I'm looking at until I can afford some adjustable weights!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SweetLou321 View Post
    Sub'd. Ill be supportive here and offer advice when I can.
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by JajaNe20 View Post
    Thanks for answering that Rosie. Yes we are all here willing to support and help you if need be. Just helps if you post so that we know you haven't "fell off the train." I know it's hard but you can do it, believe in yourself and be consistent. Each day is a victory and this isn't a sprint, think of it more like a marathon
    I know you guys are, that's why I started this whole thing. But like I mentioned up there, I posted about 4 times and no one replied so I wasn't sure anyone was reading it anymore!! But I like sprints lol,. at least I did in HS ha!

    Quote Originally Posted by toughchick401 View Post
    A great work out is Spin, im a spin instructer, and I also love taking classes
    I would LOVE to take a spin class, but I can't afford the gym!

    BTW for everyone, my name is Bett!

  8. So some updates on me. I haven't checked my weight, but I know that I am getting leaner. I can just feel it. And I was sore for the first week, now i'm only sore after I workout it So I'm recovering faster, feeling stronger, and working harder. My workouts this week were basic and I planning on kicking up some starting this weekend.
    I've had a lot of food cravings this week, I'm not sure why. My first week I didn't have any. Some cravings I have are healthy. But the others are cheese related. I have a love affair with cheese lol. So i've submitted to a few sticks of string cheese, so at least I didn't go overboard. Next week I'm going to try some crock pot meal ideas to help with food prep and saving me some time. Next week coming up is busy so it's going to hard to squeeze in some workouts. I will do it no matter what though. I've been consistent with 5 workouts a week, and I work out until I feel like i'm going to vomit haha. Any who, I think that's it for updates. I will post my weekend workout tomorrow. Any food ideas I'm getting reallllllly bored with what I'm eating. Chicken, brown rice, green beans....turkey burger(no bun) brown rice green beans lol.

  9. A loggin opportunity is a contest where you apply and the company sends you some of their product to try for free
    Hardcore Purus Labs {Rep}
    Lift the fücking weight from the floor, or leave it on the ground. The thoughts are supposed to be daunting. The pain is meant to be tormenting.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    A loggin opportunity is a contest where you apply and the company sends you some of their product to try for free
    Sounds like a great thing. I would love to do that!

  11. It is truly awesome when you can "feel" the changes. Keep up the good/hard work

    ManBeast
    -Saving random peoples' nuts, one pair at at time... PCT info:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/192992-pct-what-why.html
    -Are you really ready for a cycle? Read this link and be honest:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/191120-checklist-before-thinking.html
    *I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*

  12. Quote Originally Posted by banthony22

    Sounds like a great thing. I would love to do that!
    Great. I've finished up all my current contest and promotions today.
    I shall be running more soon.
    Just keep and eye in my sig/company promo section and apply.

    You seem like a great girl with a huge drive. Very down to Earth personality.
    We need more people like you around here.
    Hardcore Purus Labs {Rep}
    Lift the fücking weight from the floor, or leave it on the ground. The thoughts are supposed to be daunting. The pain is meant to be tormenting.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    Great. I've finished up all my current contest and promotions today.
    I shall be running more soon.
    Just keep and eye in my sig/company promo section and apply.

    You seem like a great girl with a huge drive. Very down to Earth personality.
    We need more people like you around here.
    Sounds great I will keep an eye out! Thanks for the compliments, have challenges is what drives me, otherwise I can very very easily become miss lazypants! I've been inspired lately and have been wanting to challenge myself more and more! Look forward to checking out your promos!

  14. Quote Originally Posted by ManBeast View Post
    It is truly awesome when you can "feel" the changes. Keep up the good/hard work

    ManBeast
    Thank you! Today I ran outside in the rain! What a rush I def felt it then when I busted it and slid 15 feet hahaha!

  15. That is why i do my cardio on an exercise bike or rower, a lot harder (for me at least) to fall off and bust my ass LOL

    ManBeast
    -Saving random peoples' nuts, one pair at at time... PCT info:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/192992-pct-what-why.html
    -Are you really ready for a cycle? Read this link and be honest:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/191120-checklist-before-thinking.html
    *I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*

  16. Quote Originally Posted by ManBeast View Post
    That is why i do my cardio on an exercise bike or rower, a lot harder (for me at least) to fall off and bust my ass LOL

    ManBeast
    Haha...I blame the downpour, not my own spaziness!

  17. Weekend workout: 45 minute jog at a steady pace. Rain or Shine...please no more rain tomorrow.

    Plie Squats on Toes, 20x (A)

    Plank kicks, 20x each

    Speed Squats, 25x (B)

    Squat Jumps, 25x (C)


    Repeat entire set 5x.

    I almost died today completing this!

  18. Maybe I missed it, but every try sprint intervals?
    ~ IRON LIVER™________ *[It's just advice man, that's all it is! You can take or do whatever the FCUK you wanna do!]

  19. I have before. I actually wanted to this weekend, but it's been monsooning here. I do love the intervals though. I actually think it's easier than running 3 miles at a steady pace, plus it burns more calories. I would like to do them more, but don't really have many places to run with it so cold and rainy here. Hopefully when the weather warms up I can get outside and do more!

  20. Quote Originally Posted by banthony22 View Post
    I have before. I actually wanted to this weekend, but it's been monsooning here. I do love the intervals though. I actually think it's easier than running 3 miles at a steady pace, plus it burns more calories. I would like to do them more, but don't really have many places to run with it so cold and rainy here. Hopefully when the weather warms up I can get outside and do more!
    If you don't want to go outside and do them in nasty weather, get yourself a skipping rope and do HIIT with that - the same time and intervals etc., as you would do outside sprinting.

    ~Rosie~
    Athlete ~ Trainer ~ Writer
    "Think like a Champion. Train like a Warrior. Live with a Purpose." - @rosiecheewarrior

    Contact [email protected] for INDIVIDUALIZED Fitness Management
    Motivation. Knowledge. Results.
    www.rosiesmusclerevolution.com

  21. Quote Originally Posted by banthony22 View Post
    Any food ideas I'm getting reallllllly bored with what I'm eating. Chicken, brown rice, green beans....turkey burger(no bun) brown rice green beans lol.
    Some baked Salmon a couple of times a week, and turkey tenderloin would be a great food rut breaker. Throw it in with your brown rice or sub the rice for a sweet potato serve with a cup or two of steamed broccoli. Try some regular lean cut tenderloin or butterfly pork chops as well.

    You can use your ground turkey in different ways as well. Try making a turkey meatloaf out of it. Take roughly two packages of ground turkey and just add:
    1/3 - 1/2 cup flax seed ( http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hodgson-Mi...-of-8/17340084 single packs will only run you about 3 dollars)
    half a can of tomato sauce
    A quarter chopped onion
    2 tablespoons of egg whites

    Mix together and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Top with some reduced sugar Ketchup ( http://www.walmart.com/ip/Heinz-Toma...14-oz/12018211 ) and you have a meal for the next few days.

    For your chicken, try some different spices. One of my favorites is Allegro (available and any grocery store in the condiments section). Let it marinade for 1hr or overnight and it makes things great. Just watch the sodium as it can add up. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Allegro-Original-Flavor-Marinade-12.7-fl-oz/10322133


    ~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!



  22. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Some baked Salmon a couple of times a week, and turkey tenderloin would be a great food rut breaker. Throw it in with your brown rice or sub the rice for a sweet potato serve with a cup or two of steamed broccoli. Try some regular lean cut tenderloin or butterfly pork chops as well.

    You can use your ground turkey in different ways as well. Try making a turkey meatloaf out of it. Take roughly two packages of ground turkey and just add:
    1/3 - 1/2 cup flax seed ( http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hodgson-Mi...-of-8/17340084 single packs will only run you about 3 dollars)
    half a can of tomato sauce
    A quarter chopped onion
    2 tablespoons of egg whites

    Mix together and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Top with some reduced sugar Ketchup ( http://www.walmart.com/ip/Heinz-Toma...14-oz/12018211 ) and you have a meal for the next few days.

    For your chicken, try some different spices. One of my favorites is Allegro (available and any grocery store in the condiments section). Let it marinade for 1hr or overnight and it makes things great. Just watch the sodium as it can add up. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Allegro-Original-Flavor-Marinade-12.7-fl-oz/10322133


    Great ideas! Thanks. I am very cautious of my salt intake. I don't add salt to anything I make. I use Mrs. Dash seasonings and she has a bunch of different ones that are yummy. I'm def gonna try the turkey meatloaf idea.

  23. Why u against salt? Blood pressure?
    I get about 2000-3000mg a day.
    Hardcore Purus Labs {Rep}
    Lift the fücking weight from the floor, or leave it on the ground. The thoughts are supposed to be daunting. The pain is meant to be tormenting.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    Why u against salt? Blood pressure?
    I get about 2000-3000mg a day.
    I am in love with it and that's the problem. I know that salt makes you bloated. But I crave salty things and know that if I'm going to cheat its goin to be something with salt in it! So I gotta stay away from in my other meals or I will go overboard!
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