(Closed) Anyone failed to work out and panicking?!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Find the time.  Everyday.  I found that I used to tell myself excuses to avoid working out.  But that’s all they were: excuses.  When it came down to it at two months out from my wedding I knew it was crunch time (and I work better under pressure) so I adopted a no excuses policy.  If I knew I wasn’t going to have time to work out after work I made myself get up earlier in the morning to make it work.  And I didn’t wimp out after 20 minutes.  I made myself go twice as long.  If my legs hurt and I didn’t want to run I mixed it up with the Jillian Michels 40 min dvds.  It was hard.  But I worked out almost 60 days straight and it paid off, big time.  I adopted the same no excuses policy for my eating habits and it was hard but combined with exercise it really made the difference for me.

Post # 4
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If it is at all possible (ie – work or kids don’t interfere), work out first thing in the morning.  It is so much easier to come up with excuses if you wait until the end of the day.  Set your clothes out the night before and put them on first thing.  That way it will become a habit like brushing your teeth.  And you may just find that you really enjoy taking that time for yourself in the mornings!

Post # 5
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

::raises hand::

I’m pretty effed at this point. I lost 20 lbs, then gained 5 back instead of losing another 10 and I’m feeling the pressure now two months out. Also, I’m pissed off about it.

Post # 7
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

I am in panick mode as well!!! I’ve dropped 20lbs then gained 5 so am only down 15 …Ideally I would have like to be down another 20-25lbs, but started slacking the past 2 months and hit the wall of excuses!  I finally snapped out of it a couple weeks ago and am back in gym mode….what I find that works is early morning workouts..I’ve also started to squeeze in lunchtime workouts since the campus gym is a 2 min walk from my office…also I’ve started lunch walk dates on the days that I don’t gym during lunch…that way even if I miss a workout I am still doing something active.  Having a buddy will also really help motivate you.  And you just need to remember that A LOT can be done in 2 months especially if you are pushing your self and staying focused! 

You should also pay close attention to your diet…I find when I slack on one it doesn’t work for me either.

Post # 9
23 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

Don’t make yourself stress out any more than you need to right before your wedding! Just try to make healthier food choices that you can stick with after the “big day”. You are going to look amazing on your wedding day no matter what 🙂

Post # 10
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I second the idea of making healthy food choices — don’t buy junk food to keep in the house, stock your fridge with healthy snacks you like, eat out less often, cook at home more.  This will supplement your new gym routine AND make you feel and sleep better.  Speaking of sleep, I’m a cheerleader for that, too, and for drinking tons of water.  These small changes are pretty easy to implement, will facilitate the progress of your exercising, and most importantly… will make you feel and look relaxed and refreshed on the big day.  You can do this!  Good luck!  🙂

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