Keep on the good work !
My Specific Goals:
1. lose 20 lbs of body fat.
2. work out at least 6 days a week.... a combination of cardio machines, strength resistance circuit, and group fitness classes (yoga, dance, kickbox).
3. Eat lots of healthy vegan food, mostly raw fruits and veggies, some brown rice and tofu.
4. have fun and feel good.
ANY AND ALL comments/suggestions are always appreciated!!!
#3 and #4 are very important ingredients for the success of #1 !!
From my personnal experience, (I'm losing 15-20 pounds of fat every summer in less than a month, then always gain it back in a bit more than a month) I've noticed that very low calorie diet works well to lose weight fast for like 2 weeks, then it's a complete failure and I stop losing weight and I even gain some, because the metabolism becomes too slow, I lose motivation and I am too weak to work out. Best diets are alternating often between low-cals and medium calorie intake, for short periods of time, like 3 days each. To always eat enough to have full energy to work out.
#2 perhaps is a bit too much pressure and stress, and taking some break to rest and relax often helps. You can set goal for 3 days/week weight lifting + 2 days cardio for instance, and when you can train for a 6th day, you're gonna be even more proud of yourself because you do better than what you aimed for.
all the best luck to you