All right - help!



  • Righto, here's the story.  My sister is getting married in 6 weeks and I'm a bridesmaid.  Need to lose another 3-4kg.  I have been doing a lot of walking, and time on the step machine.  However, not getting the results I would like, as the legs are bloody stubborn when it comes to changing shape.

    Any suggestions (taking into account I've got a bung knee and cant run).  Also, need some exercises to further tone my arms and back.

    Fire away!!



  • Row. - whole body gets assassinated - has taken my body weight from 120 to 95 (over 2 years though, so 6 weeks, hmmm....

    Weights - will NOT make you bigger, but will burn more calories.

    Personal Trainer - ask hooroo about this one, is doing him wonders.

    That's what I reckon anyway



  • Mrs TR has lost 5.5kg in 4 weeks on Jenny Craig* without doing any extra exercise

    *fucken expensive mind you!!  😢



  • Hells bells, yes - Jenny Craig and heaps of exercise has got Mrs Bartman into pump instructor form too.  If you remember the adds, shes the one "with six bikinis"...

    It workds really well - or did for her at least.Â



  • [quote name='BartMan']
    Hells bells, yes - Jenny Craig and heaps of exercise has got Mrs Bartman into pump instructor form too.  If you remember the adds, shes the one "with six bikinis"...

    It workds really well - or did for her at least. 
    [/quote]

    Worked well for Mrs TR, better than any diet she has done before * not that she needs to lose the weight mind you, just she is never happy with her figure (are many females?) but found Jenny Craig to be the shizzle, and reckons all the food is really nice too.

    *always on diets of some description



  • [quote name='taniwharugby']
    Mrs TR has lost 5.5kg in 4 weeks on Jenny Craig* without doing any extra exercise

    *fucken expensive mind you!!  😢
    [/quote]

    Is Kirstie Alley still doing the ads!  :2funny:

    The Mrs wanted to join Weight Watchers online, which i think Hooroo has. Not cheap and probably not needed as shes done well on her own.
    Mokey all she did was walk, and cut down on her eating. Do what she does and log everything you eat.
    When you see in black and white what you scoff down each day/week its bound to make it easier to cut back.



  • Yeah, the food is bloody nice - and the best bit about it is all pre prepared, so you don;t have to think - just get into it!!



  • Shifting house is a good workout.  😁

    And nothing helps a diet more than no appliances or power/no money!  😁



  • [quote name='Mokey']

    And nothing helps a diet more than no appliances or power/no money!  😁
    [/quote]

    That cuts out the subway diet I was going to suggest then.

    If you cant run and dont like rowing, try swimming lengths. It builds aerobic capacity rather than strength but is a good workout for toning the legs etc. Because I'm prone to shin splints, I try to temper my running with swimming to - there are heaps of swim workouts that can be found online.

    In terms of eating, I found the easiest was to lose weight was to eat heaps of smaller meals during the day (doesnt mean snacking), hence the metabolism is always active and therefore burning more calories across the whole day, rather than slowing down in between big meals.



  • Too true.  I used to be a competitive swimmer actually.  I suppose I'll have to find my togs, suppress the ego and scare the locals and get back into the pool!



  • I know it's a little late - but hey - you might have plateau-ed!

    If you've got a bung knee and you're not keen to reveal all at the pool, look for this book - The Pilates Body - by Brooke Siler. Aerobic exercise is all good, but if you're aiming for lean - and you can cut out or cut down on breads and pastas - then this is a good option to explore. It comes with diagrams, and on page 50 it has a full floor workout.  All you need is a mat and an hour at least 3 times a week.

    I'm recommending the book - but obviously if you know someone with Windsor Pilates - then get into it.  If you can commit - it's totally worth it.

    Good luck  :happy:


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