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Saturday, March 19th, 2005
9:01 pm
[laughlikehell]
Sports Bra
Hello everyone! I love running but can't do it because I cannot find a sports bra strong enough. I wear a D cup, and nothing seems to hold my chest down and still enough.

I would really appreciate any help or recommendations. Thank you!
Tuesday, September 21st, 2004
9:54 am
[frogthedog]
New to the work out thing
I am 25 almost 26 I have been married for almost two years I am starting to gain some weight it seems to bother me more so then my husband. I have started a work out routine weight lifting one day cardio the next day with yoga everyday I do this four times a week do you have any suggestions as to how I can get more results. I am pretty bad about dieting ice cream is my weakness Please advise if you have any hints. Right now I am 5'9" 175 lbs I would like to be back to 140 lbs in a year if not sooner

Current Mood: aggravated
Friday, August 27th, 2004
7:02 pm
[emerald_sky]
Hey everyone, I just joined.

I just have a quick question, and I thought this might be the proper place to ask it.

Do any of you know a good excersie to get rid of love handles? I hate mine :(

Current Mood: rushed
Tuesday, July 27th, 2004
3:21 pm
[trynie]
Hello, I recently found this community and joined because I am looking for new suggestions to become a more fit person. I am turning 5'0 turning 18 soon, and I have very muscular legs... but not a very nice stomach. In the last 3 weeks I have lost 8 pounds by eating healthier and not giving in to cravings as often (but I still do give in sometimes so they are not suppressed). I have a paunch-belly and would like some suggestions on how to achieve a flatter stomach and possibly some abs. I do give or take 50 sit-ups every morning and night, and I try to vary with the types if sit-ups I do, ie 25 of one type then 25 of another. My arms are muscular as well, but they also have fat underneath, and I was wondering if I could get some suggestions in regards to that as well. I rollerblade on a regular basis, and I play Dance dance revolution (http://www.konamihwi.com/DDRPC/about.html). Any more suggestions for fitness would be greatly appreciated :) thanks.

~Jenna
Saturday, July 24th, 2004
5:39 pm
[dontworibehapi]
Does anyone know if the 'fat burner' (or metablolism booster) additions some restaraunts offer in smoothies and stuff work or are dangerous? Let me know please!

PS. Are there natural metabolism boosters you should eat more of?

Current Mood: curious
Saturday, July 17th, 2004
3:12 am
[blackjackrocket]
Now *this* is a puzzlement...
I've gained several sizes over the past few months, going from a 16 to a 22 in about three months.

However! I weighed myself the other day, and found that in that same time, I've LOST ten pounds.

Anyone have any ideas how this could happen? Anything I need to be concerned about?
Thursday, July 15th, 2004
10:54 am
[misssmith323]
"Food" for thought - use your mouth to take the weight off.
I was reading the book I told you all about - "Fit for God" - and I came across a few nuggets of wisdom I wanted to share. Maybe you'll find it useful or inspiring to you. Have a great day!:

We use our mouths to put the weight on but have you ever thought about how you can use your mouth to take the weight off, beyond eating the right foods and the right portions? It's about the power of the spoken word. Just as God spoke light into existence, you also have the power to speak into existence the results you desire. We can speak life or death, defeat or victory into our very situations. Proverbs 18:21 says "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit." Whatever we speak will be our fruit. Choose to speak victory into your situation. Here are some positive phrases you can speak out loud:

- "I will lose weight and keep it off."
- "I know I will succeed."
- "God is here to help me."
- "My body will be fit and healthy."
- "I will be set free from my bondage with food and this 'body trap'."
- "I am not a failure."
- "I will have control over my eating habits."
- "I will be fit for God."

Although you may not feel or even believe what you're saying right away, if you keep on saying it, you WILL eventually believe it and act upon it.

Current Mood: happy
Wednesday, July 14th, 2004
1:14 pm
[misssmith323]
Hello
My name is Andrea. I joined this community because I'm very interested in health and fitness, I love learning about it and living it and talking about it. My boyfriend is a personal trainer and we both are very good about working out - well, he's a little better about it then I am. I'm better than him about eating healthy though, so I guess we balance each other out! Right now I'm reading this book by La Vita M. Weaver entitled "Fit for God: The 8-week plan that kicks the devil out and invites health and healing in." So far so good. I'm also reading a book called "The Purpose Driven Life: What on earth am I here for?" by Rick Warren, I think his name is. That's a good book in case you're looking for some real answers.

In any case, I just wanted to introduce myself and I look forward to talking with you guys about health and fitness!

God bless.

Current Mood: happy
Saturday, June 26th, 2004
3:09 pm
[dontworibehapi]
New here

Hello, my name is Beth - I'm a 15 year-old interested in getting a little more fit. I'm really tall for my age by most people's standards (5'10") and accepting my body has always been hard for me. I struggled with an undiagnosed eating disorder for a few years and am happy to say its finally gone. I've got unwanted flab on my stomach and thighs (flab on my arms too, but I dont worry about them too much) and I'd love to get some more muscle on my thighs and stomach. ADVICE PLEASE. And also lose about 8 pounds. The hard thing about losing weight for me is late-night snacking on sweets and all-of-a-sudden cravings. Again, ADVICE PLEASE.

Thank you sooo much for anything you can and do tell me!
-yours-
Beth



Current Mood: busy
Friday, June 18th, 2004
12:15 am
[meanderings]
newbie post...

hey. i am laura.

i would never have dreamed about joining any fitness community, but here i am. this seems to be a positive community...

I'm a former gymnast (6 years ago now)... gained 27ish pounds (is and isn't a big deal, i hadn't gone through puberty before that).. I still have a lot of muscle, but I don't feel like I'm using my muscle. I don't want to be ripped really, I'd kind of like to stretch out my muscle without turning it into fat.. is that possible?

let's see.. uhhh. i was wondering if anyone has ideas about good excercise and such. I used to run 3 miles a couple of times a week but it hurts my knees and I hate running.... i like trampolining, but i really want to be thoroughly fit and all that and i can't trampoline often enough for that.

i'm just blabbering now... just saying hi. any suggestions would be fabulous for being a little more lean but not muscly bulky and being overall fit would be awesome. I always need a kind of fitness plan to get into it and im at a loss. oh, and does anyone know anything about hypoglycemia? i have tendencies toward it, and i always feel so weak when i go on fitness things..
Saturday, June 12th, 2004
7:21 am
[healthychic]
what are some good recipes to make homemade, heart healthy granola bars with a substantial amount of calories?
Wednesday, June 9th, 2004
10:25 pm
[louiethug76]
What are some good ab exercises besides crunches?

Current Mood: cranky
8:58 pm
[healthychic]
Right now im in desperation of gaining weight. Im 5'2" and 94-96 lbs... i need interesting food ideas that i wont get bored with so i can stick with my plan.. any ideas?
Sunday, June 6th, 2004
11:44 pm
[blackjackrocket]
All right, I've gotta lose some weight. But I know I'm always going to tip the scales, given that I'm rather muscular.

No place I've found has what my target weight should be with muscles. Their stuff is all twig-skinny with no muscle mass at all (or none that I can see, anyway). So where should I look? How should I calculate it?

And I rather like being a curvy gal. So how do I know when I've reached a healthy weight without losing my curves?
Tuesday, May 4th, 2004
8:21 pm
[brightlotusmoon]
Human Growth Hormone
A friend of the family, a holistic practitioner, mentioned HGH a couple of times, and emailed me a website that offers capsules of amino acid supplements that claim to help boost natural HGH levels (not directly supply HGH, just boost it). Any truth to HGH supplements? If so, are they safe for petite 25-year-old females who weigh a hundred pounds or less?
Monday, May 3rd, 2004
12:59 am
[police_my_lips]
im in a strange situation.

i have both of my nipples pierced, and lately since ive been working out regularly, my breasts are (typically) getting smaller. ive also noticed that now, when i have a tight shirt/bra on, i can see my piercings at different levels... they are not the same height anymore. so i was wondering what i could do to fix this. firm up the chest muscles..? and how?

Current Mood: calm
Saturday, April 24th, 2004
11:48 pm
[lessthanlizzy]
Into, I suppose

I just figured I should introduce myself to this community since I just joined it. My name is Liz and I'm a junior in high school (but almost a senior, finally!). I go to the gym about six days a week alternating between cardio and lifting. I also play on varsity softball but usually can be found playing several other sports on non-school related teams and events.

I don't really have any questions as of late, but was looking for a place where others are into fitness like I am (I'm usually nicely teased by my friends about my gym 'obsession'). I have been wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to what I could do to try and continue eat healthy though I am never really home, limiting me to the cafeteria food until about anywhere from 8:30-9:30 PM. So any snack/meal suggestions for a busy student would be very much appreciated. I'm sort of sick of living off of a small bowl of Rice Crispies until I finally get home late at night, and the lack of decent food leaves me picking at less healthier foods that are more readily available (i.e. cookies).

Thanks again :)

Friday, April 23rd, 2004
1:52 pm
[brightlotusmoon]
New member
Hello. My name is Joanna, and I am a 25-year-old fiction writer, recovering anorexic, pathologically petite (4'11" and 98) naturally shy person. I've recently started Yoga and Pilates, but I need to be careful, due to very mild cerebral palsy, which has triggered sciatica and stressed knees and ankles. What I need is a fitness routine gentle yet effective for a small frame. I love isometric workouts and walking, but I know I need to rebuild muscle that has been lost from four years of eating disorder. So, I ask: Can you recommend your favorite basic muscle building/toning exercises? With and without weights. I would also like to know if there are good alternatives to lunges and squats, since like most females, I want to work on my backside, naturally. It'll help support everything else.
Thursday, March 11th, 2004
9:03 am
[_itsonlyme]
newbie
hey guys, i'm new here. i'm wondering if anyone has any good fitness ideas? i work out every day playing soccer for about 2 hours and on weekends i run, but i think the problem is my body image. i'm fairly sure i view myself being bigger than i really am, but i'm not about to get sucked into those fad diets. i want longterm results, so i'm trying to eat healthier and find new/fun/interesting ways to work out so that i don't get bored with the same old thing. which i guess leads to my next question: any ideas on healthy snack foods? i think part of my downfall is snacking, but i guess with some ideas i could at least snack healthy!

any input would be great. thanks!
Saturday, February 28th, 2004
8:20 pm
[ufg]
your help needed :o)
Hi everyone,
I hope you don't mind my posting this here, but I've been browsing LJ looking for people who might be able to help! A friend and I are working on a new fitness website (I'm doing the website design, he's doing the info). He's a certified strength and conditioning coach and is very keen to get the right info online (not gimmicks but the truth).

So we've put together a 5-10min survey online and we really need as many people as possible to fill it in to get feedback to help with the site. It's totally anonymous so no need to worry! If you can spare the time we'd really appreciate it :o)

http://www.createsurvey.com/c/15567-xwKfXe/

If you'd like to pass the survey on to anyone else we'd love that too.
Thanks!
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