Help!! I need to lose a lot of weight..a lot. I was overweight in high school and lost it all through hard work..then I got married and now I have two babies and I am much worse off. It seems like I yo yo constantly and I need someone to help me stay consistent and get fit and healthy. My goal is by Christmas to lose 50 lbs...can someone help me stay motivate?? I am desperate now...please.
Losing weight is a long term process. Trying to lose 50lb by Christmas is an unrealistic expectation, and while it may be possible, it's not healthy. Set your sights on losing a pound a week, by eating 500 less calories a day than your basal metabolic rate. Add in exercise (whatever will fit your schedule from this app) and you'll be seeing results in no time. There's no better motivation than seeing results! Also don't be discouraged if you start gaining weight initially, as you're going to gain muscle as well. You'll lose inches, you'll look better and best of all, you'll feel better.
Also, cleaning up your diet and eating healthy will go a LONG way. Do realize that you're in for a lifestyle change to lose and keep the weight off.
20-30 minutes of good cardio or speed walking (burns more calories than other cardio). There's different things you could definitely do. Don't stress your body too hard but compound movements are absolute best. So ropes, tire flips, squats are amazing, lunges things like that. They can act as a cardio but burn like crazy. I don't know what your body is capable of so I would say start easy. Body weight movements are extremely affective. Intake 1200 HEALTHY calories a day alone will do so much. Low sodium/fat/sugar/cholesterol will help and no pop or sugary drinks/foods. Water and tea are great. No aspartame products. You'll drop weight. 50 is a stretch and not by Christmas but I bet 25 could be done. Good luck
50 lbs by Christmas. Wow, good luck with that. I won't suggest losing weight such drastically. Your body might not cope with it and can result in serious damages.