You sound like a pretty healthy person, you could try eating more frequently and in small snack sized amounts to rev up your metabolism. Make sure to cut out all processed foods that means chips and cheeze its and mac and cheese and all that packaged stuff thats not even real food. Make sure your not only focusing on the number on the scale and that you understand body composition. 1lb of muscle takes up much less space than 1lb of fat so you could weigh more because your body is more muscle than fat which is a great thing.
Id say it was more about what I eat. I think a problem many people make when losing weight is they focus only on cutting out bad things. Ex: I’m going to stop eating so many sweets. Rather than saying “I’m going to start eating more vegetables.” Yes it is important to cut out the bad things but it is just as important to make sure your getting the good things and your body is being nourished so it can run optimally. If you are too high in calories yes you will gain weight but when you eat foods that have high nutritional value like fruits and veggies you really dont even have to worry about it because you would have to eat a rediculous amount of vegetables to be over the amount of calories your body naturally burns. But you should still be working out. If you want to lose a lot of fat I would make your main focus cardio, If you want to tone up and lose a “flabby” then focus more on strength training exercises.
Try switching up your workout routine and making it more intense if it has become easy for you.
Check out these posts where I share some tips and tricks and see if you can find anything your not already doing that might help you.
Not sure, I don’t count that stuff, I don’t even count calories. I eat foods that have a high nutritional value, and eat natural foods and dont eat processed or fast foods. I read the label on anything I eat(If it even has a label because I stick mainly to fruits and veggies and natural things. If you notice, fruits and vegetables don’t have labels. Thats because when you eat those foods you dont have to worry about it, the nutritional value of the food outweighs the small amount of calories greatly.) just to know whats going in my body, but I don’t count anything.
It’s all up to what you want to keep track of. I dont count calories or anything although I do read labels especially ingredients just so I know exactly what I’m putting into my body. If you stick to mainly fruits and vegetables and natural stuff then you dont have to worry about calories because you know its good for you. focus more on nutritional value then just calories. Like one of those 100cal snack packs isnt giving your body any of the nutrition it needs so really it’s like 100 empty calories. Empty calories are the worst. Eat something thats going to give your body the nutrition it needs then it is worth the calories if that makes sense. When you focus on your health and think of your body as the machine that it sort of is all the other stuff will come.
Sorry but I don’t really have a set workout/=. Remember all exercise is good exercise and better than no exercise at all. Just whatever exercise your doing make sure you feel challenged enough and are feeling the burn. This post sort of describes my exercise..
You might, you might not. But I will tell you if you start now you will be a heck of a lot closer to that goal if you just decide not even to try. wouldnt you rather be at 145 then 160 when you go on spring break? I know you want to be at your goal weight by then but just focus on progress. You will be so happy even when you get to the halfway point at the results you made and already will feel a lot better and confident on spring break. Just work your ass off in the gym until then and eat clean and you will make wonderful progress. Best of luck, I’m rooting for you!<3
Not really sure what they were before cuz I was more focused on weight at the time than measurements. But I’d estimate that my waist was around 30, last I checked it was 27. I used to be a 36/38 C but I really think back then I should have been wearing a D because my boobs are smaller now and my C cups fit more like they should now. but my band size is now a 32/34.
The only way I know of changing the size of someones ribcage is alteration of the bones through persistent wear of a corset. But that can cause health complications and damage to the organs and if you ask me is just unnatural. I have a larger ribcage than I would like to but I realized the size of your ribcage really doesnt matter you just just be your best healthy version of you and you will look great:)
I dont really have any suggestions for good running shoes but I do suggest you go and try different ones on and actually test them out walk in them and jog in place with them and find a pair that feel comfortable. You can get down to that weight, When I decided to lose weight I got a membership at planet fitness and started working out 4-5 days a week I would do like an hour or more of cardio. I would burn 400-600 calories a session. If your really want it you will make the time to work out and you will go to the gym and work yourself hard. When I dont want to go to the gym I just do it sort of mindlessly because I know I will regret it if I dont so I just stop thinking about it, stop arguing with myself in the head, stop procrastinating and just get up and go without thinking about it. Diet wise, Drink plenty of water. Stick to foods that can be found natually. Fruits, vegetables, beans, sushi, quinoa, seafood, white meat, nuts and berries, low fat dairy. Look for vegan recipes, and all natural recipes to start even if your not vegan(and I’m not even though I limit red meat) you can find a lot of healthy recipes on vegan sites. Completely avoid processed packaged crap foods and fast food. Drink almond milk instead of regular milk, Water, and herbal tea(add some lemon or orange for a little flavor if you like). If your used to drinking soda pop there is a good healthier alternative I found. I use lacroix sparkling naturally flavored water, they come in cans you can find them at nearly any grocery. and I add some natural sweetener(I use sun crystals) to the sparkling water, Thats what I drink when I’m craving a soda pop. Avoid splenda it is not all natural it has sucralose in it. Also try eating in much smaller amounts(snack sized), but more often(about every 3 hours) to rev up your metabolism and because a small snack size is much less of a burden on the digestive system then the meal sizes that most americans consider normal. The eating more often in smaller amounts thing was a huge part in my weight loss also. Eat slowly so you realize when your full. Dont forget to drink plenty of water in between meals. Best of luck remember weight loss is a lifestyle change and you have to put in effort if its really important to you to lose weight and look the way you want to look and be healthier and feel happier and have more energy then you will do it. Let me know how it goes<3
When I first started loosing it was basically all cardio, and I really think that helped me lose a lot of weight quickly. I would do like an hour of cardio 4 or 5 days a week. Now That I’ve lost most of the fat I wanted to lose I’m focusing on both strength training and cardio. I think if your main goal is loosing fat then you should focus on cardio but if you want to tone up and loose the flabby look you should focus more on strength training. But i think no matter what some cardiovascular exercise is important because it works your heart and improves blood circulation and really benefits your whole cardiovascular system. Right now when I go to they gym i dont really seperate my cardio and my strength training. Instead I do something that’s sort of like a circuit but not quite as repetative. I will do cardio for like 15 min. Then strength training for 15-20 min. then back to cardio for 15 then strenght training for 15-20 until I am done. Also I change the intensity of the cardio each time I go back sometime I will work myself at high intensity and sometimes a jog and sometimes just walk because I interval training is thought to be optimal for burning fat.