(Closed) Can’t get motivated :(

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am so in your shoes – I have been thinking I had all this time to do something and now I am one month before my wedding and I tried on the dress the other day and the lady said it was a little tight!!! OMG!!  Last summer I lost 15lbs for my g/f’s wedding and over the last year for my own wedding I didn’t do anything .. and even gained a bit!!!

I contacted a personal trainer yesterday and hired her – she will be coming to my place twice a week and kicking my butt as well as giving me workouts for my off days for the next 4 weeks I will be working out 6 days a week doing the best I can.

Personally I need someone to make me work out – if you can afford it get a personal trainer and if not find a workout buddy someone to make you accountable and make sure you do it – my g/f and I have also started checking in with each other each day about what we ate to hold ourselves accountable for what we are putting in our mouths – I have also been tracking what I eat in a journal – it makes you more accountable and think twice about the bad choices.

Good luck!

Post # 4
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156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Every time I want to eat something I shouldn’t I think to myself “when I walk down the isle on our wedding day, my fiance will become my husband and this is the first time he will call me his wife” What do I want him to see before him. He loves me unconditionally, but for me, this helps me to do what I can to look beautiful for him on that day. 

Good Luck!Smile 

Also, watching that show Losing it with Jillian Michael’s, does more for me, than I thought. Listening to what she says, makes me feel that if people in those situations can spend six weeks working out, well so can I. 

Post # 5
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2867 posts
Sugar bee

Make ALOT of little goals, like in two weeks I want to lose this much, one month I want to wear these old jeans, etc.

Post # 6
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1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Everytime I am hungry, I leave the house.   I am accustomed to not eating anywhere but at home, so if I leave the house I can’t snack.   Yeah, its a lot of effort just to lose a few pounds, but it works!  There isn’t an inch to spare in my Rosa Clara gown….

Post # 7
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139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m in the same boat.  This weekend will mark one year until our wedding, and I need to get my butt in gear!  Thanks for sharing these tips.

Post # 8
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2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

time will help you out.  I didn’t really get in gear until 4 months before my wedding.  Then you know that you have to start working out or you won’t have any changes by your wedding day.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My DH was just here for two weeks and I so got off the bangwagon.  It was AWFUL.  Even worse, I had a weigh in last night for a weightloss challenge I’m in.  That sure was a kick in the pants…and motivation. 

Post # 11
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593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Take “before” pictures of yourself. I did mine like this:

Facing the camera arms down; Facing the camera with arms up and flexed (muscle-man style); Both Left and Right Sides; Back to the camera with arms down; Back to the camera with arms up and flexed

I did this before I started working out in earnest. I averaged about 4 nights a week at the gym doing mostly cardio and some arm excersizes. I took pictures again at each month mark.

You won’t love looking at these pictures when you first start out. But you will be SO HAPPY when you start to notice the progress. Sometimes when you lose weight so gradually it’s hard to tell if you’re even getting anything done. This way, you have picture proof along the way! 🙂

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Writing down my goals along with the way I’m going to reach my goal is what works for me. Goals need to be specific, measurable (did you reach it or not?), and timed. For example: I’m going to lose 5 lbs in the next 30 days. Then, I make mini-goals, such as how many calories I’m going to eat each day and how often I need to work out. If I write down “exercise” on my to-do list for the day, then I’m not satisfied until it’s crossed off my list.

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