Post # 1
I am planning on starting a workout program for myself since I really need to lose some weigh before the big day. However I dont know where to start and everytime I start a workout program I never seem to stick to it. So my questions are where should I start for my workout program and second is how do I stay committed to my workout plan?? Also my major areas of my body that I am concerned about are my back, arms and inner thighs. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
It’s an investment, but I would suggest P90X. I’m doing it now and have seen some great results. It’s been somewhat easy for me to stick to, because it builds in "off-days" into the program. So, I know I have to work out for 6 days to get an off day. And, once you start seeing results, you want to keep going!
Post # 4
Believe me, I am the most unmotivated person when it comes to getting in shape but you can totally do it! A few questions for you…what kind of exercise program are you looking for? Are you looking for exercises you can do at the gym or would you rather something you can do at home?
Post # 5
Im wondering the same but wanna say Hi Date Twin!
Post # 6
I would say diet and exercise are both important. Chicken, fish, lots of veggies and fresh fruit, and whole grains; a good diet not dieting. (For me this means no bagel with cream cheese breaks or 11 PM popcorn.) Do cardio and weight training because you burn more fat when you have more muscle (even just sitting!). A personal trainer told me that 3x week is maintenence, but 4-5x week is improvement.
Cardio could be jogging 20 minutes, biking for 15, swimming, jump rope, etc. For back and arms get some 8 and 10 lb weights to lift and do lunges with. I took a weight training class for women and I really recommend it! You feel comfortable and get results. If you can’t take a class here’s a helpful link http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/dumbbellexercises.html
Post # 7
I used to teach aerobics, and have also trained as a yoga teacher. I was also a runner for a few years (I finished a half marathon). I am pretty good at motivating myself, mostly because I pick things I enjoy doing.
My question is: do you have a workout you love doing? If not, find an activity you actually like. It could be a great fitness class; a scenic walking, jogging or bike path; working out at a fun gym; doing a favorite fitness DVD.
Post # 8
I find paying for the gym a motivator – I have to go get my money’s worth. And looking at my thighs too is a huge motivator. Ha! Also, Crunch makes some great workout videos that I love doing at home. I also just ordered a few videos from Jillian from the biggest loser, and hope to start those next week. Good luck!
Post # 9
the biggest thing that motivates me is writing it into my schedule. if i don’t follow through i always feel guilty the next day when i look at my planner.
another tip – sign up for a 5k race, i find working towards a goal motivates me, and if i have paid the money, then i am sure as heck going to run the race!
Post # 10
push ups are the most basic move that make results.
Also, when it comes to exercising, I always make a “check mark” on my calendar for workouts!