Fitness Bees: What would you suggest? I need a plan.

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

try a buddy. when i get bored i get a buddy. but its a bummer you cant do the classes anymore. i gained wieght after the wedding to. and have dropped it by working my ass off for the last 6 months. run those 2 miles. better than none. when i started running out of time i started waking up at 5 am! ugg i know slowly and it took months, i trained myself to wake up. But the netflix classes are videos i used to really like. have you tried videos at home? then you can do a class whenever you have the time. maybe also with a buddy? i dont know where you live but what about biking to work? get some wieghts at home and start slowly, back to the basics. 

Post # 3
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1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I watch trashy TV while I work out. It is a great motivator and sometimes you can kind of get lost in the show, and realize hey, I’ve been doing crunches for like 15 minutes straight. Shows that keep me going: Bridezillas, until I got through all the seasons, Marriage Boot Camp, and Crimes of the Century, a CNN documentary (bonus: slightly educational!). We just got HBO Go so I started Sex and the City from the very first ep – should be enough to keep me exercising for the next 20 years, right? I also listen to the Savage Love magnum version, but that’s only about an hour a week.

For toning, I don’t have a strict regime, I just grab my 10 lb medicine ball and swing it around for 20 minutes or so daily while watching TV. You know, over the head, around the waist, toes to head, do sit ups with it, push ups without… I find that counting repitions make me concentrate too much on the exercise and, let’s face it, it’s not usually very fun, so I am more likely to get bored and quit early if I’m paying really close attention to the physical monotony of the workout.

I definitely notice that when I get busy or lazy and go a few days/weeks without working out faithfully, my arms lose tone and my stomach gets softer and poochier. So these exercises, half-assed as they may sound, do help keep me toned!

Post # 4
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30 posts
Newbee

Try jamie easons live fit trainer. I struggled with the last little bit of weight and this program got me off my plateau. It’s a commitment but she lays out every workout and if you follow it, you will get stronger and lose weight! 

Post # 5
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397 posts
Helper bee

sheepandbear:  I’m a big believer that strength training is #1. Much better than cardio (especially running, which can actually be detrimental to muscle maintenance/gains). So, if you are totally pressed on time and intimidated by your gym… I would recommend trying some of the challenge DVDs out there that focus on plyometrics and such… Insanity, Beach Body, Jillian Michaels, etc. 

Another great option would be to buy some free weights and do an online lifting program like Stronglifts 5×5. It is pretty mapped out and allows you to progressively build your strength up.

Kudos to you on your weightloss and keeping most of it off! That’s a really big loss that you were able to achieve! 

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