- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
For bees who have been into fitness for a while or those just getting started this thread is to share your stories, your routines and to generally discuss/ask questions!
Was there a moment in your life that prompted you to begin working out?
How long have you been working out?
What routine do you follow?
What diet do you follow?
How do you stay motivated?
What tips can you share from your experiences?
Was there a moment in your life that prompted you to begin working out? During freshmen year of college I gained the freshmen 15 and then some. Once I moved out of the dorms and started cooking for myself I lost 20+ lbs in the first year. I started feeling great! Then I got on a health kick and wanted to improve my overall health so I started regularly going to the gym. Now I’m down to a healthy and fit size 2!
How long have you been working out? 2 years
What routine do you follow? The New Rules of Lifting for Women (past 3-4 months)
What diet do you follow? I generally try to eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables with little meat. I freezer cook and pack my lunches to keep my eating in check.
How do you stay motivated? It’s hard to stay motivated. I realized I had to convince myself that I love working out to get myself addicted. Otherwise, there is no way I could stick to it. There still are days I have that internal fight with myself about going to the gym!
What tips can you share from your experiences? It’s important to find a routine that works for you. Whether that means going to group classes, getting a trainer, DVDs at home or going to the gym. I prefer to workout by myself and the routine I follow has specific workouts and variety. I need that to stay interested. I also know joining a gym keeps me going. I will make every excuse to not workout at home but paying for a membership gets me to the gym.