Self.Com Feature: Fitness Resolutions

You ask, we answer! Finally, Chris and my New Year’s Resolutions, featured on Self.com. I have big goals for myself in 2015! They include drinking a gallon of water every day and relearning how to tumble (round-off, back-handspring, tuck/layout sequence) – I will always be a gymnast at heart! This year, is my year to do it! For more of my goals and read about Chris’ 2015 resolutions, head to Self.com! Enjoy…then tell me yours! Are any of them weight loss related?? It’s still not too late to join our record-breaking Dietbet! P.S. this is only a short list of my resolutions…maybe Chris and I will share our complete list in the coming weeks! 😉


18 Comments

  1. Sherry Odom - February 4, 2015

    I have Chiari Malformation with 2 ruptured disc in my neck. Can’t do weights or anything that will irritate my neck. But I need to lose about 40 lbs. Any suggestions.

    • Team Powell - February 4, 2015

      Yes, I do have a suggestion: Check out Chris and Heidi’s carb cycling program in their book, “Choose More, Lose More for Life.” The book contains their complete nutrition and exercise program, and it’s the same one they use on the show. It will teach you everything you need to know and do to achieve your own transformation! Learn all about it here: http://heidipowell.net/9060/how-to-begin-your-transformation-journey-step-by-step/. As for exercise, I’d suggest you discuss the exercise part of their program with your healthcare team so they can help you put together a program that will help you reach your goals and keep you safe. You can do this!

  2. Vicki - January 13, 2015

    I just turned 50 in June 2014. I need your help. I need to lose weight. I’m 5’7″ and weight over 200 pounds. I’ve always struggled with my weight. But the last 3 years has been the worst. I try to eat healthy. But it doesnt always work so good for me. I don’t know where else to turn. Please help me. In my younger years (like 25 years ago) I kept my weight under control. but not in a good way. I’ve always crashed dieted. Lost the weight and was able to keep it off . By doing this for many years. I can no longer crash diet. I know it isn’t good for me. Trying to do this the right way< but have no idea what that is…

    • Team Powell - January 13, 2015

      Hi Vicki: Let’s get you some tools you can use to begin your transformation journey. Check out Chris and Heidi’s carb cycling program in their book, “Choose More, Lose More for Life.” The book contains their complete nutrition and exercise program, and it’s the same one they use on the show. It will teach you everything you need to know and do to achieve your own transformation! Learn all about it here: http://heidipowell.net/9060/how-to-begin-your-transformation-journey-step-by-step/. You can do this!

  3. Rika - January 9, 2015

    Took a few attempts but I managed to read all the resolutions. I like how yours were precise and realistic (at least it seemed that you had thought about it). The others seemed a little vague or over-achieving, which might set one up for unnecessary pressure and stress.
    I’m like you two. Its my third year to set and write down very precise goals. I have divided them in three categories: physical, mental and social. Last two years I have set 17 goals and have fully achieved 75% of them, which I’m happy for. This year’s physical goal is to compete in 5 different races: 3 obstacle races, 10K run and a small triathlon. In order to prepare for them I’ve set out to try personal training at my local Crossfit centre.

    Good luck everybody and can’t wait to hear of your successes!

  4. Helen - January 9, 2015

    Hey there.

    I’m with you on the water, Heidi. I want to get the rest of the way to a 50 % total weight loss (163 lbs down, 42 lbs to go).

    I want to break down that mental barrier that says health conditions mean I can only walk 5 km. I want to at least jog 5 km! My body has been gatecrashed by a genetic hereditary disorder of fat cells called lipoedema. I also have secondary lymphoedema and an underactive thyroid. Plantar fasciitis occasionally joins the party as well.

    I want to be able to swim. I can just about do a few metres under water but as soon as I have to come for breath, panic sets in …

    I want to cycle more than I drive my car (debt busting move!)

  5. SOHEL - January 8, 2015

    My Name is Sohel I am from India I am 33 Years Old 5.11 Height 77 KG. I Have been trying to lose my current Bodyfat which 20%. My goal is to reduce my bodyfat from 20% to 9%. I have done it all effort Proper exercise and diet. But I am not getting it. I do not know what I am doing wrong. I have been working out from last 3 years. But I have setted this goal just a month ago. I am currently on 1800 calories diet which 40% carbs 50% protein and 10% fat.
    Can u help me to find out what am i doing wrong.
    Thanks & regard
    Sohel F Chhipa

    • Team Powell - January 9, 2015

      Hi Sohel: It sounds like you’re on the right track! Here’s an idea: Check out Chris and Heidi’s carb cycling program in their book, “Choose More, Lose More for Life.” The book contains their complete nutrition and exercise program, and it’s the same one they use on the show. It will teach you everything you need to know and do to achieve your own transformation! Learn all about it here: http://heidipowell.net/9060/how-to-begin-your-transformation-journey-step-by-step/. Their program might give you some ideas on some tweaks you can make to reach your goals. And be careful that your body fat % doesn’t get too low – you want to keep it in a healthy range. Your healthcare team can help you figure out what that healthy range is for you. You can do this!

  6. Danielle Cadotte - January 8, 2015

    First, I just want to say I admire you and Chris and love the way you BOTH put yourselves out there to make sure people know you are approachable and willing to help people move forward with the goals in their lives. On top of that, you share your family adventures which makes it feel like I know you!! That is awesome!! I have two questions and feel free to email the answers if you like 🙂 First question: I love water, but I weigh 397 lbs. and find it very difficult to drink 1/2 of my body weight in ounces per day (397/2=198.5 oz, which equals 1 gallon & 70.5 oz.). Is it really necessary to drink that much water or is one gallon, per day, good enough? Second question: I have heard controversial statements advising how many times you should eat a day. Do you recommend 5 small meals, 3 regular meals and two snacks, or just three meals per day to those of us looking to lose weight? My goal this year is to lose weight, develop a healthy lifestyle and go into my 40’s (October 2015) knowing I can do anything and that my weight is no longer an excuse for me to hold back!! Thank you for all that you do and I look forward to a response. The best to you and your loved ones in 2015, and beyond!! 😉

    • Team Powell - January 9, 2015

      Hi Danielle: Here are the answers to your questions: 1) I know that does sound like a lot, but it really is a great thing to do. Try starting smaller and work up to that amount. And remember, as you lose weight, that number will go down. 2) In carb cycling, we recommend 5 meals, 3 hours apart, every day. If you’re interested, check out Chris and Heidi’s carb cycling program in their book, “Choose More, Lose More for Life.” The book contains their complete nutrition and exercise program, and it’s the same one they use on the show. It will teach you everything you need to know and do to achieve your own transformation! Learn all about it here: http://heidipowell.net/9060/how-to-begin-your-transformation-journey-step-by-step/. You can do this! 🙂

  7. Nicole - January 8, 2015

    I am 8 months post baby and am going to start training for a half marathon! I ran one pre baby and would love to do one again!!

  8. Eva - January 8, 2015

    I’ve had a rough year this last year, with an appendix that ruptured (did not know it for some time) they had to drain the abscess that resulted before removing the appendix- when I had the surgery I was knocked out and apparently following surgery my left lung partially collapsed. As such I have been on the mend and trying to get moving more – are there recommendations you can make for someone like me to get going again given the issues ….. Full of hope 2015 will be much better…

    • Team Powell - January 9, 2015

      It’s best to follow the recommendations of your healthcare team as far as exercising goes while you’re recovering. You might ask them about walking, swimming, or other lower impact types of cardio. Heidi and Chris’ exercise program, which is part of their carb cycling program in their book, “Choose More, Lose More for Life,” is awesome, and you could discuss it with your healthcare team so you can work together to make any necessary modifications. Here’s a post with general exercise info and links to both parts of Heidi and Chris’ program: http://heidipowell.net/9059/all-about-exercise-2/. You can do this!

  9. Julie - January 8, 2015

    Hi Heidi, i’ve lost a lot of weight by re-educating myself (through healthy eating plan) on how to use food properly, and the proper consumption (portion size) to fuel my body, i also consume a load of water. Now though i have loose skin all over and my upper body doesn’t look like it should!! I do Muay Thai 3 times a week, single mum of 3 girls so constantly running around (you’ll know the feeling lol) is there anything you can recommend to help tighten and tone please?? Thanks. P.S i love what you and Chris do to help others, i cry when i watch your show as i can relate to some of the emotional issues raised by the ppl your working with. Anyways thanks again X

  10. leanne - January 8, 2015

    your link isn’t working! it’s adding the shape link to the end of the heidipowell.net

  11. Emy - January 8, 2015

    I’m so excited for 2015! I’m 7 days in on my carb cycling journey- the goal is to lose about 15 pounds I can’t seem to shake. After that we hope to work on baby #3 😉 – and I am looking forward to having my healthiest + most fit pregnancy yet!

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