Figured I'd should start posting in here from now on. Most of you know, but I started with the Biggest Loser back in January, which got me stronger, but really didn't do as much cardio. Plus, I still felt too jiggly and the back is always a concern. I just kind of watched what I ate in February and stopped working out because I was more concerned about losing weight at first than the cardio. Besides, I figured I could improve quicker if I dropped weight first... idk. I also didn't have a ton of time with classes and the kids. When I didn't have the kids, I always played catch up on my school work and to be honest didn't have the energy to put into working out. Besides, shit was falling apart with the gf at the time and I was back to being an emotional bish. March I did more dieting with a better eye on carbs. April went back to just keeping a tab on my weight until classes were done in May.
Actually started working out in May. I had gone from about 220 to about 205 consistently. I started off much better than in the past because I was already down weight. Did phase one within the first 2 weeks or so and decided to move on to phase two. Still working on phase two and really only have issues in a couple areas... situps and pushups are about it. Otherwise, I'm at or above what they do on screen. Between where I'm at emotionally, educationally, and physically, I am about as comfortable and happy as I've ever been... not to mention stable.
The back is still a concern, along with the ankles. Hopefully they can continue to hold out (knock on wood). It just feels good to be below what my target weight was at 200 and be shooting for 190 (195 right now), with a possibility to go lower. Though now, its more about inches around the waist. I've lost 3 inches around the gut and what remains barely hangs over the belt at all. A big thanks goes out to you guys for having a place to talk about doing all this stuff and the support... especially douchenozzle Elway licker... though, the competition really got me going this time around and got me down in weight enough that the body was able to hold up better than in the past.
All in all, its a byatch getting old... and I look forward to seeing if GSP (or his trainer I guess) has a nice strenuous short workout that'll be a step up from p90. I know the Biggest Loser workout is pretty tough on the higher settings as well, but I don't know about its cardio... might have to try it for a couple weeks again after p90 and before deciding to pull the trigger on Rushfit.