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23 Mar 2003

advise on gyming and losing weight
firstly I wanna say thanks for a great site and to all you people out there wether you are trying to lose weight or just get fit, good luck, I know it is a struggle but i feel we need to hang in there, as they say good things come to those who wait

I am starting gym in a weeks time. I am going to try and gym 1 hour a day. there are a few things i need to know. will you lose more weight gyming at a certian time of day or does it really not metter. I work the whole day so i will be gyming from 5-6 at night. is an hour a day enough. i am currently weighing 64kg (1.56 m ) and would like to lose about 14 kg. i am going away on leave in about 15 weeks time so i would like to do it in that time space. i have read WOW and i did subcribe but how do i do it because i am going to gym 1 hour not 1/2 hour. what will i need to do in order to lose that 14kg in 15 weeks. i have nevr been to a gym so i am nerves. I am not just big build I am really fat. flabby. everywhere. please help. another thing is i battle to drink 8 glasses of water a day, will that effect my weight loss. and does drinking applecider make you lose weight. Thanks.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Didi

Thanks for your encouragement and your endevours to suceed. You have several queries which I will try to address.

Firstly best time to exercise is in the morning. It is like starting the furnace in the morning. By exercisng in the morning your body is reved up and primed to burn calories throughout the day. However exercing at night if that is what you can do rather do that than nothing at all.

Didi I think you are setting yourself unrealsitic goals, by wanting to lose 14kg in 3 months. If you do not start seeing loses fast enough I'm afraid you will give up. Try to set more realsitic goals. A realistic goal is to lose approx 0.8 kg per week.

1 hour or half and hour of exercising - it all depends what you are doing in the time. If you work hard and efficiently, 1/2 in the gym 4-5 times per week should be sufficient. I recommend consulting with an exercise specialsit at your gym facility to help establish an individualised programme for you, so that you can enjoy your gym training as well as reach your goals safely.

Enjoy your well deserved holiday at the end of it all.
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