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Monday, February 7, 2011

Monster Fit Club: Week Six

Week six, y'all!! Who's pumped?! I bet everyone is starting to see some great results. People are probably telling you that you look thinner, huh?! Sorry about the late post, but I have been a busy gal.

Time to get our weigh-in on:

This week I only lost 0.5 lbs. (BLAH!). That is 9 lbs. total. I am 11 lbs. away from my 20 lb. goal.

I have to admit, I am disappointed with my weight loss, which was light (and frankly, has been for the past few weeks), but I only have myself to blame because I didn't fit in all my workouts. However, I was told twice this week that I look like I am losing weight. This made me very happy! I will just continue to try harder. This week, I am setting a goal for myself to lose 2 lbs. My birthday is March 20th, and I really want to reach my goal weight by then so that I can reward myself with the tattoo that I have been wanting. I have been doing great on my diet, I just need to step up my exercise a bit. Also, I am hoping by the end of this week I will be running 3 miles for every cardio workout.

For next week, I am going to work on a fun workout playlist for you guys. So stay tuned!!!

So how did you do this week? Put your comments and suggestions in the comments and let's discuss!

New? Make sure to tell us your goals and motivations. Good luck!

DISCLAIMER: As always, please consult with a doctor before starting any diet or weight loss program. MOBFD is not responsible for you having a heart attack or anything. DEAL WITH IT!


  1. No progress. I kinda just spun my wheels this week. Booo!

  2. I got iced in nearly all week so I did nothing but sit and watch movies. Whoops. So no progress, giant step backward food-wise.

  3. I went home to visit my folks and so got treated to dinner all weekend,whoops! Managed to get the majority of my workouts in there, though. No significant changes this week, but I'm definitely feeling pretty energetic--like I could go to two workouts a day sometimes, but who do I think I am, Michael Phelps? I'd love to transition to a morning routine instead of an evening one, but I am such a night owl lazybones I don't know if it will work. Can anyone who has done this successfully offer any tips?

  4. I lost a pound this week, total of 7 lbs. Still truckin' on, so I'm pleased about that. I also have the birthday goal and I want to make it 28 in June.

    Question for you guys, when is your weigh-in moment? Is it before your morning business, or after? And before or after showering, because I have noticed that after a shower or bath you lose a lot of water weight (oh, sweet irony).

    @lengli: I try and switch it up and while most trainers will say morning work-outs are better, because they help the metabolism, evening work-outs are great after a day of less intense activities. It helps you release energy after deskjockeying or whatever and afterwords it's much easier to go to sleep. So just give it a try next time!

  5. Thanks for the feedback, Anchor Management! I have been really bad about waking up at a normal hour for work, so I just have to work on getting my butt in gear (LIKE A GROWNUP) so I'm not rushed in the mornings.

    My weigh-in is in the morning before I get in the shower--never thought about checking after my shower, but now you've got me curious. Per your other questions, my "schedule" is a little later, so I haven't been accounting for that.

  6. Lauren: Supposedly working out first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, is the best, or so the people in the paleo diet/fitness communities feel. You simulate the fat burning that paleolithic hunters would've needed to engage in order to hunt a mastadon, whether they'd eaten the night before or not, I think? I don't know. I was skeptical, because I'm often pretty hungry in the morning, but the few times I've remembered, and then translated that memory into action, it was great and I didn't pass out from hunger or anything. I also really like it when I remember to work out in the morning because I feel like it sets a nice healthy tone for the rest of the day. If I wake up, work out, then eat something healthy, I'm less likely to, like, eat an entire pizza for lunch. Whereas if I sleep in, then eat donuts for breakfast, I feel like, "Fuck it! The day is shot already! Might as well watch Buffy eps in my pajamas while I eat Hot Pockets!"

  7. Looks like it wasn't a good week for alot of us, but we can get back on track. Right, you guys?! (Just imagine that I am that annoying fitness instructor that leads all the classes...SUPER CHEESY)

    Anyway, Anchor Management, I weigh myself first thing in the morning before I do anything at all.

  8. Kira, Buffy episodes, pajamas, and Hot Pockets may not be a healthy tone for the day ahead, but they are sure the AWESOMEST.

    Seriously though, I think I need to jump on this bandwagon. I might have to use the delinquent high schooler trick and stash my alarm all the way across the room so I won't keep hitting Snooze. Or maybe I'll just make the resolution here that at least one day per week I will wake up early and work out. You heard it here first, monsters!

  9. Lengli, I work out in the morning (fucking early, too - i wake up at 4:50, and I really like it. It gets me in the mood for a healthy day, and I find I have way more energy regardless of what else I do or eat. Mostly it's just more convenient for me, though.
    The best way to do it, I have found, is to just do it. The first day you'll have trouble falling asleep the night before, you'll probably be tired in the afternoon, and you'll have to be in bed by 8:30.
    But after a few days your body will start to figure it out. As long as you go to bed when you're tired (don't try to stay up to the same times you used to!), and be consistent in waking up early, you'll be fine.

    About me:
    I'm new to MFC, though over the last couple of weeks I have been trying to get back into a proper fitness routine after many months of pure laziness (resulting in a gradual widening of the midsection). I think joining in with MFC will be a good way for me to plot my progress, and an incentive to keep on track!
    Right now, I am 5'9'' and weigh 160 lbs-ish (I weighed myself on one of the sliding-bar scales last week, and couldn't be bothered to be super accurate).
    I used to be a competitive rower, and after that I did various x-training things and walked a marathon. I came back from 3 months in Tanzania this past spring in some of the best shape of my life, thanks to eating tons of fresh fruit and veg and walking 7-10 km a day. But when I got home I got an office job and got lazy. I worked out intermittently in the summer (ie, played outside with my dog), but as soon as fall hit I stopped doing anything.
    I have gained weight, can't fit in my magic Tanzania pants, and just generally feel gross.
    I want to lose 10-15 lbs (and a few inches), get back in the habit of proper workouts and meal planning, and learn the front crawl properly.

    Looking forward to fitness adventures with you all!

  10. Thanks for the tips, Gobblegirl, and welcome to the Fit Club! I actually woke up "early" (on time) and got my butt out of bed for a workout this morning. I can't say that I'm sold just yet, but I will reserve judgment for a few days.