I need your opinions

Hey ladies-


 


Okay, so I've been an extreme sports athlete my whole life. Up until last year, I was exactly where I wanted to be with my body. However, because of past injuries I am no longer able to run 3 miles to the gym, workout for 4 hours, and run home. I haven't been able to afford a pool membership yet, so I've been struggling a lot with how I look. 


I'm trying to figure out around how much weight I need to lose to get back into shape. I know that the actual number doesn't mean much, but how difficult will it be for me to get to this?


(Picture from when I was 18)


 


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From this (now)


Hey ladies Okay so photo 3239786-2


I know it's not super out of shape, but any tips would really be appreciated! After the new year I'm going to go back to eating better for sure and swimming like 3 days a week, but do you all have any tips for low impact exercise or anything?


 


Thanks so much girls!

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 3:49 am
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Personally, I think you look great.  Slightly jealous, but moving on!  I don't think it's a matter of how much weight, its a matter of toning up.  I know you said you have injuries, so not sure how much you can do.  I highly recommend doing jumping jacks.  Do them in sets of 10 if you have to. Such good cardio! If full-sit ups hurt your back, do crunches.  Planks are good for your abs too. I have a bad shoulder so I do them on my forearms and still get a good burn. Can you walk at a brisk pace?  Walking can be just as good as running!  Getting back in the pool will definitely help too. When I get back in the pool after being out for a month, I swear my fat melts like butter! haha  Good luck!!

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 8:12 am
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Wow you look amazing anyway! But it is all about how you feel in yourself. I am not sure what your injury is but have you ever though about a bit of kickboxing? I lost a stone and a bit from that..... I haven't been in ages, but I WILL be back to the gym after christmas! Just need to make sure I stick to it!!! If you can't do the kicking bit you might be able to do the punching bit, and it makes you feel good after a bad day :)

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 8:56 pm
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Thanks ladies! I want to get back into my old gymnastics ab routine, but not until I start doing cardio. 


Halestones- I did Kickboxing for a long time, but my shoulder has a nasty habit of popping out of place while I'm punching, and my knee likes to give out. I literally have to have ZERO impact. 


I think that crunches are going to be my best bet, but I totally forgot about jumping jacks! Thanks hon! 


Thank you ladies for your advice and encouragement :)

Posted on December 16, 2011 at 11:36 am
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Omg I feel the same way! I'm 22 & I used to play softball, do gymnastics, swim, and play soccer! I did everything! I havent had any injuries...I'm just lazy because I go to nursing school 36 hours a week! I like the 30 day shred from Jillian Michaels. I know most people don't believe in those little dvd routines but EVERYTIME I do it I am sweating like crazy! The work out is 20 minutes long and there are 3 levels! My problem is just finding the energy to do it! Any motivation ideas?


Good Luck!


-Stella

Posted on December 18, 2011 at 1:05 am

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