Recent Posts by Sam G.

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139 Posts
Jan 26, 2015 7:19pm
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Hodge-Podge / Favourite Alchol?

Coke and rum :)

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139 Posts
Jan 1, 2015 7:02am
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Motivation & Support / Happy 2015!

Happy new year skimble fam! Thanks for helping me loose 30 lbs in 2015! Let's keep some resolutions and push forward!! :)

01 Jan
You to guhh lol
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139 Posts
Dec 29, 2014 9:28pm
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Women's Locker Room / Does this app work?

Yeah I lost 30 pounds I've been using the app since may :)

29 Dec
wow, than I must try it!! I'm just tired looking at my belly... hopefully I will succeed like you did!!!! p.s. I'm proud of you, not many people push themselves to even loose 1 lb lol great job!!
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139 Posts
Dec 17, 2014 8:19pm
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Motivation & Support / What is your best and worst physical feature?

Lol  i think my lips everything else is gross lol

17 Dec
Yes you do have beautiful lips.. and from the pics I saw not a bad looking bust as well!
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139 Posts
Dec 15, 2014 9:24pm
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Workouts and Programs / What's The best workout you've found on this site?

One of the best for me is HITT Me 2
(Yeah they misspelled hi it lol)  
I also like Lower Ab Massacre

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139 Posts
Dec 15, 2014 9:18pm
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Welcome Wagon / Workingout is life!!

Do you follow a diet? I did to loose weight but now I'm at a healthy weight. I was wondering if I keep working out can I eat junk sometimes and still tone up?

16 Dec
I'm no expert but as you did, I followed the same thing, dieted until I dropped to a healthy weight and now I've started to workout tk tone and keep fit. As far as junk food, I believe you can enjoy junk food once in a while. As long as you don't go top crazy with it and keep up the hard work you've been doing you should be ok.
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139 Posts
Dec 2, 2014 4:56am
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Nov 27, 2014 7:47pm
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Weight Loss / First day counting calories.

After a few months you can usually guess how many cals you've had if you eat a lot of the same things.  :)

27 Nov
Very true! I definitely understand nutrition better now.
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139 Posts
Nov 26, 2014 10:08pm
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Motivation & Support / My tips for broke people

It seems like it is a big investment in time and money to make a healthy lifestyle change. It is but you can be smart about it. I don't see much about it on here so I'll write my advice.

Gear that's worth it and will help you on your entire journey

Workout mat for 10 bucks

It's worth it because having it around will lead to you working out more. When you work out at home you don't have to pay monthly for the gym and for transport to the gym... It also takes valuable time to get to the gym. You won't find getting fit easier with a membership if you already struggle to pay for gas or the bus or if you have limited time to work out.

Kicks

Sneakers are expensive as hell. Especially good supportive running shoes. Keep an eye out online and go straight to the clearance rack. I don't really go clothing shopping and you don't need expensive high tech fabrics.. The most important thing is to buy sneakers because you could seriously injure your feet and legs (which can screw with your work). That's why sneakers are a good investment even if its the only thing you get.

Dumbells

They are the only thing really necessary for strength training and will make all your floor workouts more effective for your entire body. They are very versatile and their are ways to strengthen each part of your body. You can find them all on skimble.

Tips for scoring cheap health foods

Whole grain organic bread is always 3x as much money? Wrong! County kitchen and other bread companies have stores in most major cities and towns where they make the bread onsite! Every loaf is 99 cents at these discount stores (even whole grain) stock up to save time and keep the rest in the freezer.

Bananas and oranges are so cheap

natural peanut butter is great for you and can be on sale for 2.50 a jar.

Whole grain and brown rice are cheap

Your local dollar tree may have discount low cal or healthy snacks like nature valley protein bar 5 packs, bags of mixed nuts or cashews, or no sugar added dole grapefruit section 6 packs. They also their own version of wheat thins. All for a buck.

Price chopper will have 75 cents off still good greek yogurts (go for low sugar or plain kinds you can mix honey in) you might think they're all going bad tommorow but check the dates. They may be overstocked and often they are still good for 5 days!

Walmart has frozen bags of salmon portions for 4.50.. They contain 5 or 6 servings.

Healthy meals

Pita bread with sauce and fat free ricotta cheese heated up (low fat pizza)

1bag of steam stirfry veggies with rice and 1lb of chicken breast (5 to 6 bucks for 2 or 3 people)

Chicken, cottage cheese, can of black beans, and black bean and corn salsa
( throw it in Tupperware and take it to work! Or in a pita )

Make a tuna sandwich on your wheat bread with the yogurt instead of mayo.. If its to boring add some relish. Turkey breast sandwiches are great too!

Hope this helped :)

27 Nov
Lol great topic.. I really don't have the money to buy a bunch of equipment because I'm the only person providing for my 3year old and most of my money goes towards him. For the longest time I was using water for weights. I'd fill bleach bottles with water and tie a rope around them for dumbbells. And garbage bags on both sides of a fence post for bar bell. Recently I picked up some real dumbbells a bar bell and weights for 5 bucks at an auction.. now I'm figuring out what food too buy to gain weight. On...
27 Nov
I'm a believer that you'll only be as fit as you're desperate to be. Good stuff my man. We all have our own races to run. Great to hear your means for staying healthy!
27 Nov
Post below was meant to respond to James...
27 Nov
Yeah I've used heavy books over my head for some moves lol! And I got one thing every few months starting with the mat. Body weight has always been the most effective for me anyways
27 Nov
Every meal I have is under 2 or 3 bucks a plate but still healthy and cheaper than McDonald's
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139 Posts
Nov 26, 2014 8:58pm
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Weight Loss / Weight Loss Tips Pleasee!!

My best tip is on days when you don't work out research healthy foods and new workout moves online for a bit :)

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Nov 26, 2014 8:48pm
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Welcome Wagon / Skimble works newbies don't quit!

I hit 2k points today and lost 29 pounds so far! Don't tell yourself you can't do it. I decided I'd try it till 1k because all the people who had over 1k looked fit. And the best part is after a while it doesn't take as much effort to stay in shape when you already are! You can do it!

26 Nov
Congrats on the 2k!! I set myself a 1k in a month challenge which really kickstarted my healthy living. Now this is a lifestyle & I'll never look back. Be proud of yourself for sticking to it
26 Nov
Wow 1k is a lot for a month! Good job
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139 Posts
Oct 21, 2014 3:56pm
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Motivation & Support / Keeping it off?

I've lost about 25 lbs. Ive been eating 1500 calories a day and working out. I've started eating around 1800 a day to burn the last few lbs and build muscle. I'm wondering if its ok to have more carbs fat and sugar now that I'm not trying to loose much more. I don't want to loose muscle. Does anyone have advice at keeping weight off? And is it ok to have pizza and fried foods?

21 Oct
Yup eat but balanced eating...
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139 Posts
Oct 21, 2014 3:43pm
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Diet & Nutrition / So if you all have cheat days of eating what you want, what does everyone eat??

Ive been eating chex mix and nuts instead and noticing its easier to get fitter than when I eat chips. But cheat meals for me are usually pizza cookies or fries.

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139 Posts
Oct 2, 2014 4:35pm
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Women's Locker Room / Help with killing junk food cravings!

Try nuts or chex mix its better for you than chips :)

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Oct 2, 2014 8:14am
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Motivation & Support / Advice

Try making it at least to the 1200 calories or over. Your muscles will use the calories to make you strong and they will burn the fat!

02 Oct
I try but I just can't but I'm a keep trying harder
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139 Posts
Sep 28, 2014 3:25pm
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Motivation & Support / How to run without feeling embarrassed

Wear a headphone but only one to be aware of your surroundings. A lot of people jog very early or very late. When I jogged I usually went around midnight. The results will be great though! And soon enough you'll feel more fit :)

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139 Posts
Sep 28, 2014 3:19pm
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28 Sep
The original kind or the other flavors
28 Sep
Either one just not the sweet sugary ones I have the regular or the cheddar but not every day. Its better though they have less fat
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139 Posts
Sep 28, 2014 3:16pm
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Welcome Wagon / 30 Day Challenge!! Are you in???!

My phone wouldn't turn on for a few days and I had the flu so I haven't been able to do any work outs but i went for a walk and my healthy eating was ok until last night when me and my boyfriend fried mac n cheese lol. Will do 3 or 4 workouts today to make up for it.

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139 Posts
Sep 24, 2014 4:54am
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Welcome Wagon / 30 Day Challenge!! Are you in???!

Did my work outs having some fat free cottage cheese. How is everyone doing?

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139 Posts
Sep 24, 2014 12:34am
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Welcome Wagon / 30 Day Challenge!! Are you in???!

I've been slacking but I'm writing now that i'll workout tonight around 11 so that I actually will!!  :)

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139 Posts
Sep 19, 2014 11:58pm
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Welcome Wagon / Come on guys...

I agreee!!! Trying to keep this post active lol

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139 Posts
Sep 19, 2014 11:56pm
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139 Posts
Sep 18, 2014 9:37pm
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Welcome Wagon / Workouts to drop bra sizes?

Cardio helped me loose a cup size running for a good 45 min a few days a week

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139 Posts
Sep 18, 2014 12:25am
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18 Sep
awesome! welcome aboard sam!
18 Sep
Im happy there's a new challenge I was getting lazy!
18 Sep
I feel your pain girl! i need something like this to keep my butt in gear!
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139 Posts
Sep 17, 2014 7:14am
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Weight Loss / How to lose lower belly fat?

The workout called lower ab massacre on here :)