- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
The only thing I don’t like is that I feel like a total weakling trying to do pull-ups, which are one of my weakest points.
I just found this thread after debating whether or not to go to the gym tonight… I guess I better! 🙂
What are your fitness goals (long-term/short-term)?: Short term – 30lbs by May, Long term – 50 lbs total before TTC
What changes are you making to reach your goals (exercise, diet, etc)?: Cutting out pasta/rice/bread. Going to the gym Mon-Fri and switching between 30mins of cardio, and 45mins of weight training.
What’s the hardest part of getting fit for you?: My attitude 🙁 After working out, my Fiance always asks me, “Don’t you feel good that we went to the gym tonight?” and I always reply with, “No. I’m still fat.” I’m really hard on myself.
Favorite workouts: Lifting weights! I downloaded an app called “Fitness Buddy” and they have pictures/animated gifs of the workouts (so you can be sure you’re doing them right).
Favorite healthy recipe (because we can all use new ideas!): A lot of times I get ground turkey breast, or ground chicken breast, and season it up certain ways and make patties and serve them with corresponding veggies. (A taco pattie with salsa and guac, an italian-turkey-sausage patty with peppers and onions, and Asian-spiced pattie with lots of bok choy). For lunches I’ve started doing lunch-meat-roll-ups. I put sliced raw bell pepper in the middle and roll up 2 slices of meat around it. And I’ve been making/buying A LOT of hummus and cheese-free-pesto and putting it on everything.
One week into my first attempt at bulking and my weight is DOWN 0.2kg (about 0.5lb). If that continues, I’ll just have to carry on eating more… Oh, the heartbreak!
Gah, I am so frustrated! I’ve been house-bound the past few days because of snow and ice. So today I was going to go to Zumba with two of my friends, and was so excited to get back to the gym! I get there, and no parking spots. I drove around for over 20 minutes looking for a space (not just in the gym lot, but the surrounding area as well), and nothing. By the time I found a spot, I was so far away from the gym that it just wasn’t worth it, I would have had to walk in extreme cold and would have already missed half the class. Bahhh! And it’s supposed to get dangerously cold again tonight and tomorrow 🙁 So I’m going to try to do a workout video to get some kind of exercise in today.
For you ladies dealing with this nasty cold snap, how are you dealing with it to still get exercise?
Gah, I need this thread something awful. I used to be the “go to the gym no matter what” girl, I have barely gone since last month! 🙁
The eating has gotten better but I really don’t know how to kick my own butt when it comes to the working out. HELP!
What are your fitness goals (long-term/short-term)?:
Short term-17 lbs and a 5k before my wedding (8.5 weeks)
Long term-40 lbs and a half-marathon before my 30th bday (5/2015)
What changes are you making to reach your goals (exercise, diet, etc)?:
Committed to the gym 4x a week and I bought a few fitness Groupon/Living Social deals to take classes at local centers/yoga studios. Doing thewhole30 next month.
What’s the hardest part of getting fit for you?: clean eating 🙁
Favorite workouts: I love tennis but it’s so cold 🙁
Favorite healthy recipe (because we can all use new ideas!): whole grain pasta, sauted/shredded chicken, variety of sliced peppers (green, yellow, red, orange) and beef broth. It’s so simple!
It’s so much harder in the winter months though, the weather has been brutally cold and I just want to stay in my nice warm bed. Haha!
Just wanted to report that although I was snowed in all day and missed my regular class at the gym, and wasthisclose to saying eff-it, at 9pm I dragged my lazy butt of the couch and did a quick, yet brutal 30 minutes of HIIT.
Need a hug! Feeling dreadful at the moment but pushing through with scheduled workouts. Even eating for a slight bulk isn’t helping my recovery at the moment, as what I really need is sleep!
Sleep now not a problem but I’ve got food poisoning. ARGH! Five days to my first comp and at the moment I can’t even lift myself!
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