Post # 1
Alright ladies! What are you doing to fit into your dress? And will you keep it up after the wedding?
I started crossfitting with my then boyfriend before we talked about getting married but have really stepped it up for the wedding. Crossfit plus yoga and running. I never ran before I met this guy. He’s given me such gret confidence to work out.
So that’s my plan right now:
+ healthy eating (I’m using Crossfit’s zone diet)
I will defintely keep it up after the wedding. I think crossfitting is going to help so much with pregnancy and labor!
But damn, my arms are going to be rockin’ in my dress! 🙂
Post # 3
I love cross fit, kills my back through so I have stopped for now. Right now I am doing
I find the kick boxing has really been making a difference in my back and arms. Hoping to lose 6 more lbs before the wedding, seem to be at a stand still with my scale latley.
Post # 4
I just joined a gym and have been eating healthy. I have 6months to get into shape!
At the gym I run and use the elliptical. I also use the machines for abs and arms! Hope it works!
I was doing Hot Yoga and loved it, but I always need to change it up or I get bored fast!
Post # 5
Calorie counting via My Fitness Pal, and doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I plan to do 6 Week 6 Pack after that, and if I need to tone a bit more to fit nicely into the dress I’ll try P90X or Insanity.
Post # 6
I was eating right and doing Insanity and running everyday, and then an unexpected surgery happened and now I can’t exercise for a few more weeks lol. A couple pounds have found their way back unfortunately. The dress fitting is mid/early next month, but I’ve started eating right again and plan on starting Zumba and Insanity again soon 🙂
And hopefully it will continue after. That’s the hope anyway!
Post # 7
@m7878: Yeah, it can be hard… Make sure you have a good trainer who is watching your form. Some soreness is good but sharp pain is bad. Kickboxing, nice! That is some good cardo. The yoga does my arms good. 🙂
@jlpalumbo: You go, girl! A good rotation is smart. Make sure you are careful with your form on those machines! 🙂
@crystalrae: Wow!!! Impressive! P90x is hardcore but it will get you into shape. It’s similar to crossfit. Think about trying a gym class (crossfit style) to help with your form and make sure all is aligned. 🙂
@marialovesmimosas: OY! Heal well and soon! 🙂 Don’t start too soon. Better to be fully healthy and not reinjure yourself! Try to keep eating well and you got this! 🙂
Post # 8
@thdpr: I’ve been running on the treadmill and doing exercises for my mid section. Also I put a food tracker app on my phone LoseIt! I love it! I used to use myfitnesspal but this app is so much better =D
Post # 9
@thdpr: I am an avid Advocare product user. Since using the products and making an amazing lifestyle change – I went from 126 to 113 in about 2 1/2 months. I love going to the gym now because I feel amazing! Without a doubt, I WILL keep this up after the wedding 🙂 I wouldn’t change the way I feel for the world.
Post # 10
@thdpr: I ran and stopped eating chocolate. I kept it up for 6 months after but got bored so moved onto swimming.
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Post # 12
@thdpr: I’m a Crossfitter, too! I LOVE IT. I started last fall as a way to ramp up my exercise regime. I hit a “wall” and wasn’t getting the results I wanted in the regular 24 Hour Fitness gym doing things on my own. I highly recommend trying CrossFit, ladies! I went to my first dress fitting last month and the dress zipped up. (Whew, I was nervous!) I’m trying to lose some extra body fat in the meantime and toning muscles in the shoulder/arms/back. I changed my diet to eat more clean foods and cook more at home. It has helped a lot. Apparently I ate too much junk food (hamburgers and tacos at least once per week, pre-made salads and microwavable foods).
Good luck with your efforts!
Post # 13
@jetsetlilypad: WHOO! Good to see another crossfitter on here! 🙂 It is amazing! 🙂
Post # 14
Hey Ladies! So I first tried on my dress in Sept of last year. At that time i couldnt step into it and had to pull it over my head. I didnt do much of a gym routine after that but i have really focused on my diet. So when I tried it on again in December I was able to step into it! Since Jan 1 I am down 12lb but I have definitely toned and defined and gained muscle. I have continued my diet, but I know you cant cut everything out! For me its eating good breakfast and having a small snack mid morning to make sure I dont overeat at lunch. Lots of lean protiens and veggies!
For my gym routine
I run/walk on treadmill 25 min
Then I either do an upper or lower body workout.
Then finish it up with some crunches, pushups and side plank!
I am training to run at least a 5k this summer so I am really focusing on my endurance while toning with the strength training. I’ve definitely noticed changes in my body before changes in the scale. My ultimate goal is to run a 1/2 marathon so maybe next summer? Once summer rolls around I am starting a running clinic 2x a week and hopefully morning yoga 3x/week plus playing ball! I can’t wait! My advice to everyone is not to focus on the scale but how you feel, your energy levels and measurements! Good luck ladies!