1St timer but determined!
I'm new to the whole exercising deal but I'm determined to lose weight and need some tips and motivation!
Welcome aboard! - I've been using this app since October and love it! I was a couch potato (well, I still am some days!) and started with the "Off The Couch Blast" program to get me started. It was gentle but got me moving without making me feel super sore. After a few workouts, I added an Abs Foundation program into the mix along with the Brazilian Booty program - all 3 were great, but I recommend to go slow to start with. I don't think it's wise to dive in and push yourself so hard that you end up so sore that you can't move otherwise you may loose motivation altogether...I've done that!
I follow a few people and from seeing them doing workouts via this app, it motivates me to do one too on my "I can't be bothered" days...even when I really don't want to workout! I find that after a couple of minutes into my workout, that I really get into it - but it's that motivation to workout that can be hardest some days! So now I try to make the effort to move as much each day...even if it's not a conventional workout - Doing some gardening, mowing the lawns (we have a lot of lawn here & it's early Autumn here in Australia), parking the car a little bit further away at the shops, carrying bags of groceries rather than using a trolley/cart, etc.
I know that cutting back on the bad foods is also a given....Yeah, annnnnd that's where I fail some days! Hehe! I love ice cream and chocolate, so they are my weakenesses! I'm currently trying to stick to fresh & unprocessed foods as much as possible and increase my water intake. As for my chocolate cravings, I'm try to ditch the naughtier white and milk chocolate for a really dark chocolate. Doing that, I find I don't eat as much chocolate as I normally would but still get the chocky buzz!
Most of all, don't get disheartened when you don't see results in the first couple of weeks, as it does take some time and this is a lifestyle change! I know my weight was gained slowly over a couple of years so it's only logical that my flubb won't fall off overnight! - But if we try to change aspects of our lifestyles, by exercising more and eating healthier, the results will start to appear!
C'mon girl! You can do it!
I totally hear what your saying ice cream and chocolate are my weaknesses as well but I'm sure i can kick the habit! Haha and I also know not to go super hard at 1st but I want to eventually be working out twice a day. It makes me feel good about my self and waay more energetic!
Oh yes! I find I have a lot more energy than before I started working out...I do one workout and want to do another some days! Other days, I just jump on the exercise bike and do a HIIT workout (phew, now they can be a challenge!).
I forgot to mention earlier - By Christmas, I had dropped about 3kg (6.6lb) & half a dress-size....but I was naughty, stopped moving and enjoyed the festive foods a bit too much - and regained the weight I didn't completely deny myself ice cream or chocolate but I just watched the amount I was eating. I know some fitness & weight loss diets that I've read say absolutely no sweet stuff (even fruit is limited) but I personally find that if i deny myself I can end up having a binge session....so I'd rather have a couple of bits of dark chocky every now and then that a big bar (or two!) of milk chocky in one sitting!!!!