Tell me about things you do leading up to your work out or gym visit!

posted 2 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I roll out of bed, get dressed, brush my teeth, and drive to the gym or go for a run. This morning I did all that in 9 minutes. Not much of a routine! 

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I just do it- morning is better. Make it happen asap and feel great about it all day. I also have a wall calendar i put a sticker on when I work out and it’s weirdly rewarding to have a month full of stickers. And a kick in the butt to see a sad block of days with no stickers 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

I also get it done in the morning so then I can go about the rest of my day. I have all my stuff laid out before I go to bed to minimize the extra time required to get ready. I like to eat a lot, so I know I have to work out regularly or else I’ll be packing the pounds. Plus, I like distance running, so there’s a baseline fitness level to maintain to continue with that. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

RunnerBride13:  Ditto. And I think as little as possible while doing it, but if i have to think, I try to remind myself that I’ll feel better all day if I go as opposed to if I go back to bed. 

Going in the morning really helps. If I don’t do it then, it’s not happening. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I go to the bathroom, fill up a water bottle, and make sure I have my headphones.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

i bought super cute workout clothes! 🙂 it worked! hahaha 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

and i follow a bunch of motivational instagrams and tumblrs and seeing other people with the dream body i’m aspiring for really helps me kick my ass outta bed. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I have a gym membership, so when I first started, I would tell myself that even if I go once a week for half an hour, I’ll be getting my money’s worth. I did that for the first month and that way,I slowly introduced it into my everyday life. The days I go to the gym, I put on my gym clothes about 30 mins before I go. That way, if I have any earnings for a netflix marathon, I tell myself “well I’m already dressed anyways!”. Hope that helps! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I’ve found it super helpful to have a friend to go with. I can ALWAYS come up with an excuse not to work out, but a commitment with a friend is much harder to wiggle out of. And there’s the added bonus of having someone to talk and hang out with, which makes it suck a lot less.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have a very strict training programme and goals throughout the year (competitions mostly) so that keeps me focused. I also always snack before the gym. Going on an empty stomach sucks.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Morning is definitely better. Also, FI and I go to the gym together (and play tennis together). To actually get to the gym, or a fitness class, I really need to have someone else to be accountable to.

<br />When it comes to other things like biking to work, that’s stuff that I can motivate to do alone. I used to run often by myself, but I really hated doing it and I used up so much willpower doing that that I was usually way lazier through the rest of the day.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

bluesparkles:  I track all my workouts – I have a printed calendar and exact plan when and what workouts im doing. (I workout at home – so it is  harder in a way to get motivated because i think gym sets your mind better on track). So I use stickers for every workout I do – sounds childish, but works for me.If I miss one, I will have to do it later, or next week, but I cant skip too many because it would be harder to catch up. I have done 2 woukouts in a day before – catching up lol.

I also have accountability buddy ( who is in a different country!) and we email each other weekly reports of our progress and how many workouts we do ( we have smilar programs, both run and do T25 program also did JM Body Revolution).

So my advice:

Clear plan + Accountability = winning recipe! ( I have been on it from March!!)

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Following motivational instagram accounts is the trick for me. They usually make me feel bad about myself and get up and do something! Here is what I did today 🙂

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