hi, i read on one of the threads that exercise in 1st wk of cd could actually slow wt loss - is this true?
There really is no straight answer to this as much depends. How much exercise, how fit or unfit you are, what sort of exercise...etc, etc.
I would suggest that in your first week you take it steady. Maybe a little extra walking if you feel up to it, or taking the stairs instead of the lifts in the office or shops. Listen to your body. Don't assume that it's bound to speed up weight loss.
Later on, increase every day 'life is worth living' exercise (hey...I like that description LOL). So basically...moving more...not going mad. And again, further on into the diet add some resistance exercises if possible.
Leave the hard core stuff to when you are going up the plans and in maintenance.
If you want to make your muscles stronger, then do some toning exercises. Wont tone mind you LOL Just make you stronger which has other health benefits.
Listen to your body though. Don't push yourself too hard
KD, I was told that toning with low weights does tone upper arms (hand held weights) and sit ups, tones the abs as well.
I've had 3 c sections, so doing that helped me and also did upper arm toning and also noticed a difference to the bingo wings. Thing is when you loose so much weight, you have all this loose skin and thats what I didn't want, and these did help x
I know my tummy muscles have been loose with having the c sections and yes, definately, for sure the sit ups tightened them. Also my upper arms, again tightened the skin as I lost.
haha Thanks Emma, I am not as fit as I'd like to be but although I need to lose 3 odd stones, I fit into TopShop size 14, sometime 12...I am not flabby but still need to get this weight off. I been silly enough to sign myself for a snowboarding camp in Canada which will kill me if I am not super fit hehe.. I,ll be working out like crazy april onwards..Untill then, I aim to SS , powerplate and tonning..its my 2010 resolution to be an athlete fit haha.. xx !!go you s786!!!! lol, you do sound v fit - I used to be but developed arthritis last year which has been quite progressive and not able to do alot til on the right treatment. it's likely because of this that ww was useless for me took me 3-4 weeks to lose 5lb. If i can tone up that would be lovely, esp my tum - I have 2 kids now but it was far from perfect before this!