(Closed) how’d did you get in shape

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

pilates is really good for toning and firming up. I also LOVE “The Firm” workout tapes (ugh God did I really say tapes, man I’m getting old)

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

1) watch what you eat

2) work out: weight lifting (arms, legs), cardio, and pilates (core)

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

Spin class! OMG it’s amazing.  Also barre classes if they have them in your area, will make your body change so quickly!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

1) watch portion size, drink more water, less alcohol & carbs

2) exersize 4-5 times a week. i take yoga twice a week (helps focus the mind, strengthen your balance & stretch your muscles), pilates once a week and my favorite, kettlebells! since i’ve committed to kettlebells, i’ve really toned up. the calorie burn in the those classes is intense plus the effects of weight lifting seems to be the perfect combo for me.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Lindsaygooding: YAY, a pantera fan 🙂

The firm is a series of workouts, they have a bunch of different videos depeneding on what you want to work on.  They are hard but they work.  I used to use the butt and thigh ones. That was years ago, they have dance ones, kickboxing type ones and targeted area videos too. 

They have a 10 workout guarantee, they guarantee you will see results in that amount of time.  I was sceptical but I saw results in less than 10 workouts.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I watch my meal portions and i started working with a personal trainer.  For me, it’s the only thing that gets me to work out.  I go twice a week and add cardio on other days when I can.  

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@lindsaygooding A kettlebell is a cast iron weight that resembles a cannonball with a handle. You can use 3-75lb bells. I usually do 8lbs or 10lbs. A kettlebell class involves fluid yet powerful momentum-based movements holding one or two kettlebells. Think short 30 sec bursts of quick repetitions, lots of calesthenics (lunges, squats, chest/shoulder/tricep presses). It’s basically circuit training with one weight. I am addicted!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I started with a Groupon and got 4 weeks/ 3 times a week for $99 total.  It got me hooked but now it’s $185/month for 2 times a week.  Every time I cringe at the amount I go look in the mirror. 🙂  

I haven’t changed what I eat (just portion size) and I still drink occasionally but I have steadily lost inches in my waist and hips and toned up in my arms and legs.  So it ends up being worth it.

Look for those bootcamp specials you can get on Groupon, Living Social, or Fresh Guide.  With the new year, they will probably be offered more often. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am doing a combo of spin classes, gravity classes (strength training using your a machine that uses your own body weight – hard to explain!), and pilates.  I am going to try and incorporate running and a bit more strength training.

What I really have to work on is my eating habits.

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