Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Weight loss Vlog# 23

Vloggin about my weight loss and Bitching about people talkin crazy

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Real Chicks Lift Weights...

***I am not a fitness or Health professional, these are my personal opinions and should not be taken as advice. If you want advice, see you doctor, enlist the help of a personal fitness trainer, and see a nutritionalist.*** 

          There is nothing wrong with choosing not to lift weights, after all it is your body. However, PLEASE educate yourself on the effects of weight lifting on the female body, or at a minimum don't pass your ignorance onto others as "Tips, an tricks". If you don't know, don't pretend to know.  I get so tired of the same ol BS coming from so many women, not to mention that they pass this BS off to other women as if they know what they are talking about... On the same token, don't assume what someone told you is true. Go research it and find out for yourself! I am not pointing fingers at anyone. In fact, I care about the success and health of all my followers and greatly appreciate their continued support. I just have to speak my mind! These are things I have actually heard in the last month, No lie...

  1. Weight training makes me get big and Bulky ~ I guess if you carry a bunch of extra fat around that makes you light on your feet? No weight lifting does not make you bulky. Yes you will gain muscle, on the other hand if your diet is in check you will also be loosing MORE fat because the more Lean Body Mass you have, the Higher your metabolism will be. It will change the composition of your body. It makes you strong, firm, and boosts your metabolism...
  2. I don't want to look like a Man ~ Unless your training Very Very hard and taking some steroids to boost your testosterone way up you don't have anything to be concerned about. Healthy Women without some odd ball hormone medical condition just don't produce enough testosterone naturally to get Big like Arnold, in fact most men don't either. As a women If your concerned you might have the needed testosterone to cause this naturally, your likely also not ovulating, growing excess facial and body hair and have a deeper then average voice. Please see a doctor ASAP. 
  3. Weight training makes you Build muscle on top of fat ~ Did I hear this correctly, Yes, I did... I responded to be sure they had not simply misspoke. Actually Fat is throughout your entire body.  Locations of fat deposits can be indicators of your overall health. FAT... The Ugly Three Letter Word... It is right under your skin (subcutaneous fat), It  is in your blood (blood lipids), It can build up around your heart (pericardial fat), just to name a few... It is all over your body. Think about it this way, Muscle is firm, fat is jiggly.... What do you notice more (if your over weight) when you jump up an down? Are your Jiggling? Well thats not on account of all the Muscle you have piling up on top of your fat. >.>
  4. Light weights with high reps will tone me up ~ Actually being "toned" is relative to the Amount of Body fat you carry. If your healthy and have only small amounts of fat covering your muscles they will appear defined or "toned". Enough with the Fluffy pink 5 pound weights, your not becoming more toned, what you need to do is lose more Body fat if toned is the look your going for. If you have a trainer who has given you a "toning" program, its time to find a new trainer! Light weights with high reps has a place, if your under going physical therapy... Other then that Pfft... Talk to the Dumbbell. 
  5. I just want a smaller waist so I am only interested in crunches and cardio ~ I KNOW you have heard this before. You can't spot reduce! It can not be done, unless you count Liposuction! To loose weight you must take in less calories then your body uses for fuel, you need a daily calorie deficit. You can not pick an choose what area of your body you burn calories from. Ignore the Fitness pretenders who tell you that you can reshape your body by using some Ab machine alone. If it sounds to good to be true call BS! 

Well thats all for my Rant Of the day; haha... 
I still love you guys! 

Weight loss VLog# 22

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bodybugg Weight / Day off / First Cheat in 3 weeks

          Sunday (yesterday) was my Day off. A total Diet Break and a cheat meal. Notice I said cheat meal NOT cheat day!  It was a nice relaxation. No workout, to give my muscles some quality healing time. I ate healthy foods all day (except my cheat meal :p), keeping my intake at maintenance calories or below. It is important when allowing yourself to enjoy a Cheat meal especially when combined with a day off in which you don't get your hardcore workout in, to maintain the proper amount of protein for the day. Which for me is around 1g of Protein per pound of Lean Body Mass. Also don't allow yourself to go over your maintenance calories for the day. After all we don't want to gain weight, this is just a day break from busting our ass to loose it, According to some of the research I have read, a day of eating at the Maintenance level can give your metabolism a boost. We shall see, I am considering the next three weeks as well as this last week my initial 4 week sample.  Everyone's body is different, so If I log everything I do and the results I get from them, I should have my basic ground work mapped out and I can tweak my plan as I go to continue improving my body. Of course for my Cheat, which I know your dieing to hear about, unless you follow me on Twitter then you knew about it right away! A Milky Way Bar and boy was it good! It is actually the first cheat I have allowed myself in three weeks, It was worth the wait! In fact I enjoyed it more because of the wait... because their was nothing to feel guilty about, an that made it perfect.

          Well today (Monday) was my official one week using the bodybugg and I had to weigh in today. Gained 1.1 pound LOL! Oh well I busted my ass last week, I may have put on some muscle but am certainly retaining some water. My visitor should be stopping in any day now :( boooo. My legs feel firmer and I definitely am building some stamina during my work outs. My lung capacity is better then it has been in years... Thanks to kicking that tobacco habit!  I have nothing to be upset about, so I won't be upset LOL.  The Bodybugg online program won't allow me to recalculate body fat % more then 2x a month, which I guess makes sense but I kinda wanna sneak peek! Oh well I will wait... So one more week till I get to give the true good news.

          Oh as an End note... I will be taking New Pictures Monthy! Now That is really something to look forward to.

Weight Loss Vlog# 21

Weight Loss Vlog# 20

Weight Loss Vlog# 19

Weight loss VLog# 18