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Completely frustrated!!

From: UTRN
Posted: Aug-12 01:18 PM (1 of 108)

Today was my first work out day and I am so entirely bummed!  I had absolutely no idea just how out of shape I am.  I have always been a fairly active person and thought getting back into exercising would be somewhat easy.  But, I didn't even make it through 4 out of 5 circuits today.  I don't have a jump rope yet, so I did jumping jacks every time and could hardly finish them each time.  Jumping jacks kicking my ass - really?  So sad!!!
Today was my first work out day and I am so entirely bummed!  I had absolutely no idea just how out of shape I am.  I have always been a fairly active person and thought getting back into exercising would be somewhat easy.  But, I didn't even make it through 4 out of 5 circuits today.  I don't have a jump rope yet, so I did jumping jacks every time and could hardly finish them each time.  Jumping jacks kicking my ass - really?  So sad!!!

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From: Michelle9961
To: UTRN
Posted: Aug-12 10:14 PM (2 of 108)

please allow me to encourage you, i'm 5;5 at 307. lbs, i ride a bike and swim at this point and have been on this plan for about 75 days so far and have only lost 3 lbs. I'm getting  stronger and have the desire to continue to work out. My legs use to be the strongest part on my body and there so weak right now, but i still have to work them and pump blood thru them...
My friend, dont stop just keep at it. it's going to get easyer and before you know it you'll have to do the next circut that is even harder. Like Jillian says. Do it til you have it done and can move and talk comfortably. then move forward.

God bless you

Michelle
please allow me to encourage you, i'm 5;5 at 307. lbs, i ride a bike and swim at this point and have been on this plan for about 75 days so far and have only lost 3 lbs. I'm getting  stronger and have the desire to continue to work out. My legs use to be the strongest part on my body and there so weak right now, but i still have to work them and pump blood thru them...
My friend, dont stop just keep at it. it's going to get easyer and before you know it you'll have to do the next circut that is even harder. Like Jillian says. Do it til you have it done and can move and talk comfortably. then move forward.

God bless you

Michelle

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From: UTRN
To: Michelle9961
Posted: Aug-13 10:39 AM (3 of 108)

Thanks for your encouraging words Michelle!  I know I need to just stick with the plan and I intend to.  It's just so hard to push forward and think I'll ever be in shape - but having witnessed others do it, I know I can.  Thanks again!
Thanks for your encouraging words Michelle!  I know I need to just stick with the plan and I intend to.  It's just so hard to push forward and think I'll ever be in shape - but having witnessed others do it, I know I can.  Thanks again!

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From: Michelle9961
To: UTRN
Posted: Aug-13 04:41 PM (4 of 108)

Your Very welcome, I need it from time to time too, and when i do i just come on here now and just read that others are having a hard time to and think to my self, how would i rise above that when i'm kind a having the same problems and blog about it, i get a lot of help from the wonderful loving ppl on here as well. The Cool thing is, i'm learning a lot and able to pass it on to my children now, and this is a media that i feel i can be open with now.
I'm hooked:)

God bless

Michelle
Your Very welcome, I need it from time to time too, and when i do i just come on here now and just read that others are having a hard time to and think to my self, how would i rise above that when i'm kind a having the same problems and blog about it, i get a lot of help from the wonderful loving ppl on here as well. The Cool thing is, i'm learning a lot and able to pass it on to my children now, and this is a media that i feel i can be open with now.
I'm hooked:)

God bless

Michelle

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From: Ecate
To: UTRN
Posted: Aug-15 09:54 AM (5 of 108)

Today was my first day working out and OMG, jumping jacks kicked my ass too :p
Today was my first day working out and OMG, jumping jacks kicked my ass too :p

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From: Cinder701
To: Michelle9961
Posted: Aug-16 08:59 AM (6 of 108)

Michelle. I was reading your post and saw that you only lost 3 pounds in 75 days.. are you not following the circuit? or the eating? or are you at your goal and are trying to stay there?
Michelle. I was reading your post and saw that you only lost 3 pounds in 75 days.. are you not following the circuit? or the eating? or are you at your goal and are trying to stay there?

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From: Michele_F
To: Michelle9961
Posted: Aug-16 09:15 AM (7 of 108)

Hello Michelle9961,

I'm a newbie in this program.  I just read your post and wanted to express that it takes courage to write your results and post them.  You have all my respect, most people would have kept silent out of shame.  If I want to see results I need to be as courageous as you. Keep at it girl, I 'm with you. 

Congratulations for keeping at it, it takes a lot of determination to do it!

Michele_F
Hello Michelle9961,

I'm a newbie in this program.  I just read your post and wanted to express that it takes courage to write your results and post them.  You have all my respect, most people would have kept silent out of shame.  If I want to see results I need to be as courageous as you. Keep at it girl, I 'm with you. 

Congratulations for keeping at it, it takes a lot of determination to do it!

Michele_F

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From: littleagain
To: UTRN
Posted: Aug-17 10:56 AM (8 of 108)

Jumping jacks are hard! They will get easier. I don't have a jump rope either so I am doing them as if i have a jump roap. I hear you. I am over weight and I just quit smoking.
Jumping jacks are hard! They will get easier. I don't have a jump rope either so I am doing them as if i have a jump roap. I hear you. I am over weight and I just quit smoking.

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From: sandy barreiros
To: UTRN
Posted: Aug-17 03:34 PM (9 of 108)

Hey I don't have a jump rope either but I just jump in place and move my arms as if I had a jump rope! Maybe that'll work for you until you get yourself one! Good Luck!
Hey I don't have a jump rope either but I just jump in place and move my arms as if I had a jump rope! Maybe that'll work for you until you get yourself one! Good Luck!

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From: Michelle9961
To: Cinder701
Posted: Aug-17 10:23 PM (10 of 108)

Hi Cinder,
I'm a slower moving person, i want this to last and never come back, i know my weight loss has been like a turtle, but i'm Perfecting what i want to eat first, and doing bike riding and swiming and once i got comfortable with the food and cooking again i was going to start with weights.
So  now  i'm about to tackel the weights. but i have to tell ya going into that gym and dealing with weights Scares the Crap out of me, I have a few problems with my elbo, knees and sholders, and my right wrist, i dont want to do something wrong, so i'm about to work with a Physical Therypist(i'm a >>typoqueen)  before i Rip into the workouts and circut training, i'm starting to feel the Muscle under that fat on my legs and arms cuz i do arobics in the water and i do bike like 8 miles at a time when i bike. but i have Artheridus in my right knee and If i do it wrong, i can cause more problems that help it.
 Cinder I guess i look at it this way, the scale is not going up and going down slowly, i dont feel deprived and sometimes i just cant eat everything and if i'm resting, i dont. but i'm not gaining. I dont ever want to be 315 lbs again and i know what i did if i do gain it and what i must do to get it off, 3500 cal is 1 lbs. ( ice cream) is my down fall. I learned that when i ride 8 miles it can and dose burn my dinner off of about 500 cal. so i'm good with that. I working on doing it right not fast.
I hope that helps
Michelle
Hi Cinder,
I'm a slower moving person, i want this to last and never come back, i know my weight loss has been like a turtle, but i'm Perfecting what i want to eat first, and doing bike riding and swiming and once i got comfortable with the food and cooking again i was going to start with weights.
So  now  i'm about to tackel the weights. but i have to tell ya going into that gym and dealing with weights Scares the Crap out of me, I have a few problems with my elbo, knees and sholders, and my right wrist, i dont want to do something wrong, so i'm about to work with a Physical Therypist(i'm a >>typoqueen)  before i Rip into the workouts and circut training, i'm starting to feel the Muscle under that fat on my legs and arms cuz i do arobics in the water and i do bike like 8 miles at a time when i bike. but i have Artheridus in my right knee and If i do it wrong, i can cause more problems that help it.
 Cinder I guess i look at it this way, the scale is not going up and going down slowly, i dont feel deprived and sometimes i just cant eat everything and if i'm resting, i dont. but i'm not gaining. I dont ever want to be 315 lbs again and i know what i did if i do gain it and what i must do to get it off, 3500 cal is 1 lbs. ( ice cream) is my down fall. I learned that when i ride 8 miles it can and dose burn my dinner off of about 500 cal. so i'm good with that. I working on doing it right not fast.
I hope that helps
Michelle

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From: Michelle9961
To: Michele_F
Posted: Aug-17 10:44 PM (11 of 108)

Wow, your Post has brought me to tears, That was the nicest thing anyone has ever told me. I have to say this it's been hard to do what i'm doing , but i'm not sure If you saw the Whole season of BL11 All i can say is Each contestant touched me in one way or another, and it took a lot more courage  for Arthur at 646 LBS to ask for help and recieve it from his Loving Father.Jillian and Bob Both kept talking about Joining the party with Dan And Don twin brothers,( I had to laught at that though cuz once i understood, i found and i was still in the shower on my way to the party. "The Light being turned on" Facing the fears you have and walking thru them.
OK....  Olivia Wards husband, the BL winner for Season11 told her " YOU FACE THAT WALL AND YOU BUST THRU IT YOUR BETTER THAT THAT AND I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT! I was crying when he said that to her..  But When she heard him say that she became  a Focused CAT and the next week her Light went ON , and Bob was there to see her bust thru and demolishs that fear that was holding her back, But when they were in New Zeland Bob Harper  put Olivia and Rulon up against  eachother and ....well lets just say that CATS Claws came out!!! So did Hann"s, but not like Olivia...
Courtney.... Need i say more?
 She was on task from the day she walked in the door and so was her mom Marcy. She hit her goal in i think 6 or 8 weeks.
But when I saw Arthur.... I said NO MORE excuecess. so if my being raw on here is going to help you and anyone else, so be it. I will. I have 175 lbs to go and it's ok, i know i can do it .
 The lights are On and i know what i have to do, i just need to  fine tune it and make sure i'm doing it right and increase it as needed. One thing i know i have to remember is that once i reach my goal that i'm not done, i'm just getting started....lol
I so need the encouragement...... keep encouraging me, i'm single and alone, and very few friends.
This is a great out let for me.

God Bless you
Wow, your Post has brought me to tears, That was the nicest thing anyone has ever told me. I have to say this it's been hard to do what i'm doing , but i'm not sure If you saw the Whole season of BL11 All i can say is Each contestant touched me in one way or another, and it took a lot more courage  for Arthur at 646 LBS to ask for help and recieve it from his Loving Father.Jillian and Bob Both kept talking about Joining the party with Dan And Don twin brothers,( I had to laught at that though cuz once i understood, i found and i was still in the shower on my way to the party. "The Light being turned on" Facing the fears you have and walking thru them.
OK....  Olivia Wards husband, the BL winner for Season11 told her " YOU FACE THAT WALL AND YOU BUST THRU IT YOUR BETTER THAT THAT AND I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT! I was crying when he said that to her..  But When she heard him say that she became  a Focused CAT and the next week her Light went ON , and Bob was there to see her bust thru and demolishs that fear that was holding her back, But when they were in New Zeland Bob Harper  put Olivia and Rulon up against  eachother and ....well lets just say that CATS Claws came out!!! So did Hann"s, but not like Olivia...
Courtney.... Need i say more?
 She was on task from the day she walked in the door and so was her mom Marcy. She hit her goal in i think 6 or 8 weeks.
But when I saw Arthur.... I said NO MORE excuecess. so if my being raw on here is going to help you and anyone else, so be it. I will. I have 175 lbs to go and it's ok, i know i can do it .
 The lights are On and i know what i have to do, i just need to  fine tune it and make sure i'm doing it right and increase it as needed. One thing i know i have to remember is that once i reach my goal that i'm not done, i'm just getting started....lol
I so need the encouragement...... keep encouraging me, i'm single and alone, and very few friends.
This is a great out let for me.

God Bless you

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From: Cinder701
To: Michelle9961
Posted: Aug-18 08:50 AM (12 of 108)

Hi Michelle,
  I hope my post to you didn't shound like I was mocking your efforts because that was not what I was writing...I was wondering more about the program and If It was worth my efforts, that's why I asked about your weight loss in 75 days...You are doing great, and what better way to start than with Baby steps, you will get stronger mentally and physically and you will succeed!! I hope we can stay in touch and If you ever need a friend to talk to Im it!!! Have a great day!!
Hi Michelle,
  I hope my post to you didn't shound like I was mocking your efforts because that was not what I was writing...I was wondering more about the program and If It was worth my efforts, that's why I asked about your weight loss in 75 days...You are doing great, and what better way to start than with Baby steps, you will get stronger mentally and physically and you will succeed!! I hope we can stay in touch and If you ever need a friend to talk to Im it!!! Have a great day!!

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From: Elfraido
To: UTRN
Posted: Aug-18 09:48 AM (13 of 108)

Me too!  Have been walking all since May, at least 30-45 minutes a day and cutting out all breads, rolls, muffins, pasta and rice.  Also eating more fruit and salads.  Loosing seems to take so long. Have gone done a pants size, but still frustrated.  I dont have a scale so I checked my weight at my husbands appt. and was down 17lbs. but when I went in to my doctor to get on the scale, it was only about 12. UGGGHHH. I am obsessed with the numbers and feel like I am failing if I don't see bigger results.
I am 55 and have bad veins from having babies.  So, my legs ache a lot!  Tried doing short bursts of jogging while walking and my knees and legs ached terribly.  So, I am frustrated too.  Hoping the videos will give me some other movement options. Just joined today because I am not making much headway on my own. Help!  I want to look even better for my daughters wedding at the end of Sept.
Me too!  Have been walking all since May, at least 30-45 minutes a day and cutting out all breads, rolls, muffins, pasta and rice.  Also eating more fruit and salads.  Loosing seems to take so long. Have gone done a pants size, but still frustrated.  I dont have a scale so I checked my weight at my husbands appt. and was down 17lbs. but when I went in to my doctor to get on the scale, it was only about 12. UGGGHHH. I am obsessed with the numbers and feel like I am failing if I don't see bigger results.
I am 55 and have bad veins from having babies.  So, my legs ache a lot!  Tried doing short bursts of jogging while walking and my knees and legs ached terribly.  So, I am frustrated too.  Hoping the videos will give me some other movement options. Just joined today because I am not making much headway on my own. Help!  I want to look even better for my daughters wedding at the end of Sept.

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From: jillsarizona
To: UTRN
Posted: Aug-18 05:28 PM (14 of 108)

I just signed up and am already feeling a little overwhelmed!  Tomorrow is my first workout and I am really wondering how I will do...will I stick with it?  Will it be too hard?  Your post and the responses following really encouraged me!  Thanks everyone for having the courage to post and stick with the program.  I am expecting great things and feeling much more confident now!
I just signed up and am already feeling a little overwhelmed!  Tomorrow is my first workout and I am really wondering how I will do...will I stick with it?  Will it be too hard?  Your post and the responses following really encouraged me!  Thanks everyone for having the courage to post and stick with the program.  I am expecting great things and feeling much more confident now!

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From: MissusS
To: jillsarizona
Posted: Aug-18 11:49 PM (15 of 108)

I just signed up today too! Did some AM yoga and only got ten minutes into Level 1 of the shred before I quit - absolutely destroyed! I thought I was in ok shape but I guess this crazy summer has gotten the best of me. Gonna keep at it though. I want it so much I know I can get there!
I just signed up today too! Did some AM yoga and only got ten minutes into Level 1 of the shred before I quit - absolutely destroyed! I thought I was in ok shape but I guess this crazy summer has gotten the best of me. Gonna keep at it though. I want it so much I know I can get there!

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From: moongirl2011
To: Michelle9961
Posted: Aug-19 05:54 PM (16 of 108)

I signed up 84 days ago and have gained a pound.  I found out that if you don't do it, it doesn't happen, so today is my real first day.  I read this post and loved it so I am going to stay with it.  You my Michelle, are very motivating and I hope to motivate you back. 
love katherine

I signed up 84 days ago and have gained a pound.  I found out that if you don't do it, it doesn't happen, so today is my real first day.  I read this post and loved it so I am going to stay with it.  You my Michelle, are very motivating and I hope to motivate you back. 
love katherine

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From: moongirl2011
To: jillsarizona
Posted: Aug-19 05:58 PM (17 of 108)

I'll do my first workout too.  lets check in and see how it went.   I am in Washington state. I know it is cooler here but still. It helps to have sometone to check in with.
Katherine
I'll do my first workout too.  lets check in and see how it went.   I am in Washington state. I know it is cooler here but still. It helps to have sometone to check in with.
Katherine

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From: Michelle9961
To: Cinder701
Posted: Aug-19 09:56 PM (18 of 108)

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOh Cinder.... LOL ....NO NO NO NO. far from it. wow.. no...plz understand this has been a battle for me for some 25 years or more, and this is the one programthat makes the most since, I am a slow learned in some areas and Jillian  explanes all that i need to know.. Infact she is one of the Few Ppl that has excouraged me to go to the Gym room, and not just be on my bike or in the pool. The is the one program that makes me want to do more that makes me understand what the hell i'm really doing, that makes me stop and think about what is going in my mouth, and how much i'm really moving. Oh by far this is the best program, i have been on weight watchers, Jenny craig, slim fast, cigerate and coffee diet, eat anything in your face diet, the cabbage and grapfruit diet....... and so on. so leaning on this understanding that Jillian had the guts to bring to the for front. Its truely from the Heart of a person, there is a block in most ppl as to why they cant or are holding back to not let that 15 lbs stay gone. I was happy when you asked me that question.
Cinder, it took me like a month or more for me to change my kitchen to have the right things in there to eat. and the meal plan, i have to tell ya i pretty much do what i want. but with in a cal limit and i do work hard on getting my 45 mins of moving in a day. i'm a lot more focused on my diet now then i was before. so if i sounded harsh, plz forgive me responce. but i, like you need the encouragement of others to do our best to keep going. your a wonderful person my new friend.

God Bless you

Michelle
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOh Cinder.... LOL ....NO NO NO NO. far from it. wow.. no...plz understand this has been a battle for me for some 25 years or more, and this is the one programthat makes the most since, I am a slow learned in some areas and Jillian  explanes all that i need to know.. Infact she is one of the Few Ppl that has excouraged me to go to the Gym room, and not just be on my bike or in the pool. The is the one program that makes me want to do more that makes me understand what the hell i'm really doing, that makes me stop and think about what is going in my mouth, and how much i'm really moving. Oh by far this is the best program, i have been on weight watchers, Jenny craig, slim fast, cigerate and coffee diet, eat anything in your face diet, the cabbage and grapfruit diet....... and so on. so leaning on this understanding that Jillian had the guts to bring to the for front. Its truely from the Heart of a person, there is a block in most ppl as to why they cant or are holding back to not let that 15 lbs stay gone. I was happy when you asked me that question.
Cinder, it took me like a month or more for me to change my kitchen to have the right things in there to eat. and the meal plan, i have to tell ya i pretty much do what i want. but with in a cal limit and i do work hard on getting my 45 mins of moving in a day. i'm a lot more focused on my diet now then i was before. so if i sounded harsh, plz forgive me responce. but i, like you need the encouragement of others to do our best to keep going. your a wonderful person my new friend.

God Bless you

Michelle

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From: Michelle9961
To: moongirl2011
Posted: Aug-19 10:07 PM (19 of 108)

Awwww Moongirl, your so cute, and thank you for that complament, Listen , it's took us how long to gain this unwanted fat( friend)..lol and now it's going to take more effort to win at this game of Hide and seek. My Mother has a plaque on her stove once that said , i keep trying to lose it but it keeps finding me and of course it was next to her bacon lard.... gezzzz what a place to put that plaque. So yes to learn the right way to eat, excersize and be ok with your progress and changing your Heart attitude it's going to take some time, some a good part of UNLIMITED is really hard to deal with, i can see why the contestants on BL when thru physicallogical help. they needed it. and its a battle of the Heart and old tapes that we have to hit that damn delete button on.  Like, dare we have a Dream? dare we try to fullfil it? well i'm so thank ful that jillian was bold Educated and out there enought to bring this to the minds of ppl.

So Yes, stick with it and us and the board and you to will see that you can do this too.
P.S. i just went to my docs the other day and she was so suprised that i have made all these changes. told me to keep it up.

God bless

michelle
Awwww Moongirl, your so cute, and thank you for that complament, Listen , it's took us how long to gain this unwanted fat( friend)..lol and now it's going to take more effort to win at this game of Hide and seek. My Mother has a plaque on her stove once that said , i keep trying to lose it but it keeps finding me and of course it was next to her bacon lard.... gezzzz what a place to put that plaque. So yes to learn the right way to eat, excersize and be ok with your progress and changing your Heart attitude it's going to take some time, some a good part of UNLIMITED is really hard to deal with, i can see why the contestants on BL when thru physicallogical help. they needed it. and its a battle of the Heart and old tapes that we have to hit that damn delete button on.  Like, dare we have a Dream? dare we try to fullfil it? well i'm so thank ful that jillian was bold Educated and out there enought to bring this to the minds of ppl.

So Yes, stick with it and us and the board and you to will see that you can do this too.
P.S. i just went to my docs the other day and she was so suprised that i have made all these changes. told me to keep it up.

God bless

michelle

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From: dimar
To: UTRN
Posted: Aug-19 10:07 PM (20 of 108)

so glad i'm not the only one. i started today and i feel kind of ashamed of myself because i just finished the first circuit and am having even a hard time typing this because my arms are so shaky. and since i'm sitting here typing instead of starting circuit 2... uh... yeah... :/ 
so glad i'm not the only one. i started today and i feel kind of ashamed of myself because i just finished the first circuit and am having even a hard time typing this because my arms are so shaky. and since i'm sitting here typing instead of starting circuit 2... uh... yeah... :/ 

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From: Michelle9961
To: dimar
Posted: Aug-19 10:15 PM (21 of 108)

Hey i admire your determination to keep going, i havent touched the circuts yet.

Keep going
Hey i admire your determination to keep going, i havent touched the circuts yet.

Keep going

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