I'm a personal trainer fyi :)

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  1. chickypow

    chickypow All I need is my gun, and my blankie

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    Anytime!
     
  2. rchansen

    rchansen in the sweet tooth recovery program

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    @chickypow Erin - You are awesome!! I just started the 21 Day Fix again today. I did it last summer for 3 rounds and lost right around 20 pounds and I don't remember how many inches. I felt awesome. And then I just stopped!! It was so hard to get up earlier once school started and I had to drive my daughter to school. I'd say I'd do it in the evening and I did every so often but then that stopped too. And then I started making poor eating decisions. And now I've gained back about 13 pounds and yuck!! I really want to start running but I have had bronchitis every winter for the last three or four years and I think my lungs are damaged. Any cardio just kills me!! How do I learn to breathe correctly when running??
     
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  3. chickypow

    chickypow All I need is my gun, and my blankie

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    You start slow. Your cardiovascular system needs to be strengthened and "trained". What I often suggest is interval training. 2-5 minutes of walking at a brisk pace then 30 seconds of running then 2-5 minutes of walking etc. Interval training is way more effective than just going all out.
     
  4. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Feeling lazy with my coffee and book

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    I appreciate the advice. TY!
     
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  5. chickypow

    chickypow All I need is my gun, and my blankie

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    Pm me.if you have any other questions :)
     
  6. elseepe

    elseepe I'll follow the sun

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    Do you have any recommendation for any iPhone apps (preferably Apple watch compatible) that have gym workout plans so that you have a "to do list" when you head into the gym?
     
  7. wvsandy

    wvsandy Grinning Granny

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    I'm going to try your "basic plan." Maybe this will get me moving.
     
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    rchansen in the sweet tooth recovery program

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    Thanks Erin!!
     
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  9. chickypow

    chickypow All I need is my gun, and my blankie

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    Unfortunately not. I'm all android and generally don't use apps. I can take a look though!
     
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  10. rdjrneace

    rdjrneace Following the yellow brick road on foot

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    Erin - I really appreciated your messages and I finally came off that plateau Mountain I was on and am 4 pounds away from onederland which I have not been at for at least 15 years.
     
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  11. dagi

    dagi Aiming high

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    Erin @chickypow - how sweet it this from you to offer help!

    I gave birth to my second child last August and I still can't get rid off those kilograms I gained during pregnancy.. I am a sweets addict but I try to avoid them now, I drink more, eat more often and I started to walk 5k to 13k a day, it depends on the program I have :). that is the only acceptable excersize for me at the moment.. I don't have time to excersize regularly and I guess I don't have a strong will.. I always start something but it won't last long.. Is walking enough, as an excersize if I need to take off some weight? and if I actually would want to work out, how many times a week and how long? I'd need to strenghten the body for sure..

    thank you so much in avdance..
     
  12. chickypow

    chickypow All I need is my gun, and my blankie

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    Well walking is definitely AWESOME!!!! But in my opinion, you need to strengthen and build muscle to really lose weight. Muscle burns more calories, like a lot more, even in a resting state than fat does. And it leans you down. I'd start with 2 days a week of a short full body workout. There is some great apps out there for that, you can do them at home. Just to get used to it. It takes 3 weeks of consistently doing something to develop a habit. After 3 weeks if you can keep it up for that long you'll actually feel off if you miss a workout and crave it! I'll check out some apps and get back to you with recommendations. :)
     
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  13. dagi

    dagi Aiming high

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    that would be great! you're awesome Erin, thank you ♥
     
  14. chickypow

    chickypow All I need is my gun, and my blankie

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    Do you have an iphone or android?
     
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    dagi Aiming high

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    android

     
  16. chickypow

    chickypow All I need is my gun, and my blankie

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    This one I like.

    It's 7 minutes so totally doable. Start 2 times a week then 3 then 4 etc.....Then once it's way easy you switch to an actual training program. Screenshot_2016-05-24-14-20-12.png
     
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  17. dagi

    dagi Aiming high

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    thank you so much Erin! I already downloaded this and will check it out :)
     
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  18. chickypow

    chickypow All I need is my gun, and my blankie

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    Anytime!! If you have any questions feel free to pm me :)
     
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  19. Kate W

    Kate W And justice for all ...

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    Thanks for all the tips! I don't have any questions as such, but I've had a read of this thread and found it very useful :) I have struggled with my weight since I gave up smoking 12 years ago. I've yo- yoed a bit since then, but I am now at my heaviest ever :( so I have bought myself a cross trainer, which is arriving on Thursday! I'm planning to use it every day, but I shall take your advice and start slowly :)

    Thanks again.
     
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  20. Mrivas

    Mrivas I know how to spit like a man

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    @chickypow Ooh, I just saw this thread, thank you for this.
    I am only 1 week post partum but thinking ahead. What do you recommend for toning up all the muscles? Especially abs, I want to lose most of the weight first though. Also any other exercises I can do that are good. I am totally clueless! Thank you! :)
     

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