Fitness Buddies – Let's help motivate each other!

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Hostess
9903 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@SadieBee:  

What are your fitness goals (long-term/short-term)?:I want to lose 20lbs before my wedding in may, and I want to have ‘Michelle Obama Arms’ 🙂

What changes are you making to reach your goals  (exercise, diet, etc)?: I’ve been working out at home daily, I have a small support group on facebook of friends and we’re each others cheerleaders, and I’m using myfitnesspal to track what i eat and I’m making sure i don’t go ove rmy calorie goal

What’s the hardest part of getting fit for you?: working out.  when I get home from work I’m beat, I don’t want to do anything.  I find that if I eat supper and wait 30-45 minutes I feel better and then I get my workout in.

Favorite workouts: right now – Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, I’m still on level one but I like it

Favorite healthy recipe (because we can all use new  ideas!): I’m a fan of green smoothies 🙂

 

Post # 6
Member
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

What are your fitness goals (long-term/short-term)?: short term– to tone my arms up and lose 10-15 lbs before engagement photos (late feb) and long term — to lose about 50 lbs for my wedding (late december)

What changes are you making to reach your goals (exercise, diet, etc)?: i’m exercising at least 3 times a week and following weight watchers, drinking more water

What’s the hardest part of getting fit for you?: the hardest part about getting fit for me is to stick to it… it is so easy for me to cave for a soda or something sweet but i’ve got a good support system this time around!

Favorite workouts: walking and zumba! i’m learning how to use weight machines and it’s getting fun (for now)! 

Favorite healthy recipe (because we can all use new ideas!): chicken stir fry… its so easy to make. brown rice, cooked chicken (cubed), frozen stir fry veggies, stir fry sauce. SUPER SIMPLE and i love it!

Post # 7
Member
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

What are your fitness goals (long-term/short-term)?:
Long term I just want to be healthy, overall lose 10-20 lbs (being realistic here), and in good shape physically for me. Short term, I think 10 lbs needs to go soon – holiday weight! So I’m hopefully with some work it won’t take too long.

What changes are you making to reach your goals (exercise, diet, etc)?:
More exercise! Better diet – no more holiday cookie binges.

What’s the hardest part of getting fit for you?: Keeping up my energy to work out, and getting out to work out. I so often feel exhausted or in pain, I am also a huge introvert but really need a gym and/or group classes to keep me motivated. Usually once I go and get over it I am good to go! I wish I had a friend to go with me but for now I am on my own. 

Favorite workouts:
I love yoga, I’ve been doing Ashtanga yoga for almost 4 years now and go to a class weekly, I also do yoga at home using a new App on my iPad which I love! I also walk/run on the treadmill for an hour a few times a week – this is recent and something I hope I can keep up to get fit! I’d also like to try more group classes at my gym, maybe Zumba.

Favorite healthy recipe (because we can all use new ideas!):
Skinny Enchiladas

Post # 8
Member
1248 posts
Bumble bee

What are your fitness goals (long-term/short-term)?: my ultimate goal is to develop a healthy relationship with food. I also hope to just get toned & get rid of some of this body fat!

What changes are you making to reach your goals  (exercise, diet, etc)?: I started a personal training small group 3x per week last month & I’m continuing with that. Our trainer is actually sitting us down tonight to go over food goals to help us shed our unwanted fat & get better results from our workouts. Also doing pilates 2x per week.

What’s the hardest part of getting fit for you?: eating. I am happy exercising 5 days per week, but i have a hard time saying no to unhealthy foods & stop eating when i’m satisfied & not when im plum stuffed!

Favorite workouts: i love a relaxing pilates class. But I’m also really loving my training classes. I feel empowered lifting weights and using kettlebells (things ive never done before now)

Favorite healthy recipe: i love pan fried chicken. Just heat up some olive oil, and season your strips of chicken breast, or chicken thighs, with seasoning salt & cook til done! So good! Also- roasted zucchini- toss zucchini in olive oil, sprinkle on pepper, sea salt & paprika, bake at 450* for 10 minutes. YUM!

Post # 9
Member
1973 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@SadieBee:  Good call setting this up! I can;t wait to try that baked burrito recipe! Do you think it would turn out ok minus the soup? DH doesn’t like mushrooms…

 

What are your fitness goals (long-term/short-term)?:
Long term, I alos just want to be more healthy, both in general and before we TTC (probably not for another year). Short term, I want to be more consistent about exercising and cheat less with food.

 

What changes are you making to reach your goals (exercise, diet, etc)?:
I am trying to either go to the gym or do yoga  class56 to 6 days a week, and get back into doing portion control with my lose it ap. 

 

What’s the hardest part of getting fit for you?:
Staying on it. My biggest problem is portion control. I love eating, and lots of the foods I love to eat are not good for me. I lost 40 lbs before wedding dress shopping using portion control alone, but since the wedding I have not had the motivation to keep it up and it shows in the 30 lbs I put back on since then. I need to enjoy the foods I like in moderation.

 

Favorite workouts:
I love a good yoga class. I didn’t realize it would actually get me sweating, but it does and it is good for my core strength. I like Viyasa, Ashtanga, and Core Strength Yoga (which I think is Vinyasa based?). When I go to the gym I like using the eliptical.

 

Favorite healthy recipe (because we can all use new ideas!):
This is my fav, and DH loves it too. I guess it is probably not the most healthy, but it is tasty and not too bad calorie wise http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/faux-fried-chicken-and-coleslaw/10616/

 

I make it with just a green salad instead of the coleslaw.

 

 

 

Post # 11
Member
1973 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@SadieBee:  hmm maybe cream of chicken…I have tried the “you can’t taste it argument with him” beause there are so many recipes where I really can’t taste it, but he can. I guess when you hate the taste of something it’s more noticeable? Thanks for the response, I would hate to take out the most delicious taste!

Post # 12
Member
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@SadieBee:  Thanks for starting this thread!

What are your fitness goals (long-term/short-term)?:

Short-term- lose a few lbs, more specifically I’d like to decrease my body fat % and tone up. I’d also love to have abs and look smokin hot on my honeymoon 🙂

Long-term- Overall I want to maintain a healthy active lifestyle to set an example (and live longer) for my future children and ideally live as long as I can without the burden of a chronic illness . My father passed away 6 years ago from a heart attack when I was only 20> i want to be around for my kids, grandkids, and maybe even great grandkids! More specifcally, I’d like to run a half marathon before I’m 30, and I think it’d be amazing to do a tough mudder.. I don’t know if I’m that badass though.

What changes are you making to reach your goals  (exercise, diet, etc)?:

I’m detoxing from a sugar/ booze filled holiday. I’m getting to the gym 4-6x a week doing a variety of workouts (body pump, pilates, interval training, yoga etc.). Before the holidays I was going really well with meal planning which helps me stay on track with healthy eating, so I will be starting that back up again. I also got a heart rate monitor and am tacking exercise and food using MFP.

What’s the hardest part of getting fit for you?:

I have a nagging knee injury that pops up every now and then. It’s very discouraging. I tend to be all or nothing, so I’m either going hard 6 days a week, or not at all. I’m trying to mix up my workouts more so I don’t get the repetitive strain on my knee. The big issue is that when I’m not working out due to injury, my eating habits go out the window.

Favorite workouts:

 probably a toss up between body pump and pilates fusion (pilates + cardio intervals). I also really love yoga, not so much for the workout, but I feel like it helps me stretch and be kind to the muscles and joints that I’m hard on the other days I’m working out. I also like that it helps me maintain a routine of going to the gym.

Favorite healthy recipe (because we can all use new  ideas!):

Breakfast- overnight oats with almond milk, chia seeds, 1/2 scopp choc protein powder and peanut butter.

Lunch- baked slamon filet on a salad of spinach or kale, apples, cucumber, beets, goats cheese and walnuts

Dinner- anything I can make in a slow cooker, or any healthy twist on mexican (eg lean meat cooked with taco seasoning added to quinoa, with peppers, corn, black beans, salsa and avocado

 

Post # 13
coyoteBee
2051 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

Great idea!! 

What are your fitness goals (long-term/short-term)?: Long-term – I would like to run a marathon one day. Short-term – Complete the Insanity workout.

What changes are you making to reach your goals (exercise, diet, etc)?: Exercising and eating well. 

What’s the hardest part of getting fit for you?: Being consistent and staying motivated. I have a hard time following through with workouts (I often give up a few months in). 

Favorite workouts: JM’s 30 day shred or a nice long run

Favorite healthy recipe (because we can all use new ideas!): Homemade turkey burgers! Lean ground turkey mixed together with spices of your choice and topped with lettuce/tomato/onion on a whole wheat bun. I usually serve it with a side of spinach sauteed with chopped garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice. YUM!

Post # 14
Member
4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

What are your fitness goals (long-term/short-term)?: I have lost 25 pounds and would like to lose 25 more before dress shopping time.

What changes are you making to reach your goals (exercise, diet, etc)?: I count calories and try to get off my butt more

What’s the hardest part of getting fit for you?: All of it, lol. I love food and hate excercise 

 

Post # 15
Member
4998 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

What are your fitness goals (long-term/short-term)?: Long-term: Under 20% body fat and to medal in at least one powerlifting contest. Short-term: To achieve a 250kg or over total in competition (thus qualifying for the Scottish Senior Championship) and to take up Olympic weightlifting for fun.

What changes are you making to reach your goals (exercise, diet, etc)?: Starting a new training plan today and getting back to tracking my food carefully through MyFitnessPal.com. 

What’s the hardest part of getting fit for you?: Not injuring myself or overdoing it and getting ill. My main struggles are with iffy body image and shaky health.

Favorite workouts: Big bad barbell training and yoga. I also love dancing like a crazy person.

Favorite healthy recipe (because we can all use new ideas!): What do you define as healthy? I do an awesome slow cooker pulled pork with stir fry vegetables and killer protein muffins.

Post # 16
Member
4810 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

What are your fitness goals (long-term/short-term)?: I want to lose a few pounds that I’ve gained since our wedding and changing my birth control around. It’s not much, but I don’t want it to turn into 5, 10, 15, etc! I’m signed up for an April marathon, but dealing with some injuries too so I’m not able to run as much as I’d like.

 

What changes are you making to reach your goals (exercise, diet, etc)?: I started using My Fitness Pal, which is great!! I already exercise a lot, but I am trying to do more strength training too.

 

What’s the hardest part of getting fit for you?: Resisting candy and not sitting on the couch all day since I’m currently unemployed.

 

Favorite workouts: I run 3 days a week right now, swim 2-3 times a week, and do the elliptical and strength train on the other days. I also like yoga and pilates!

 

Favorite healthy recipe (because we can all use new ideas!): Hmmm, I like spagetti squash with marinara sauce, roasted brussels sprouts, grilled tofu, banana “soft serve” (put frozen bananas in a food processor for a few minutes)

 

 

 

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