(Closed) Getting burned out, want results, but cant exercise everyday… advice??

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Charliejeorge:  Can you do something else physical on the days you’re skipping the shred?  Maybe going for a walk, biking, swimming etc.. 

That way you’re still working out but not doing something so physically intense .

Post # 5
5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Charliejeorge:  …I think people get tunnel vision with their workout routines and get totally burned out on whatever excercise program they’ve started with…as well as bored with their diet and thus…frustration and failure are emminent.

Maybe a shift in focus is in order?

Instead of dragging yourself through the militant commands of Ms Michaels, however effective they may be….why not try some things you’ve always wanted to, take things to a fun and enriching level??? 

Take a tap dancing class, go try hot yoga, and honestly…one of the funniest and best things I ever did was get in with the Silver Shoes ladies as part of some physical therapy when I had my knee rebuilt…they stroll the mall and gossip…it was hilarious!  Aquasize classes are also a stitch, ballroom dancing, belly dancing….there’s a whole bunch of things you can do that are active and excercise that take things so much farther than a DVD ever could.


Post # 7
5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Charliejeorge:  …I had a great time with the Silver Shoes ladies..I was all of 24 and a sorry sight to be sure….total knee refurbishment and I begged and begged my surgeon to keep me out of physical therapy because I just hate it….so I’d go every Saturday morning to this HUGE outlet mall, and they have those carts that you rent for the whole place…I’d get one of those and hobble through with all these fabulous older ladies chatting and keeping me company….I kind of miss it.

Post # 8
372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Charliejeorge:  30 day shred isn’t meant to be done every day. Jillian herself said you need time to rest and the video should be done 4-5 times per week.

The thing that helped me achieve results in a short amount of time was adopting a primal/paleo lifestyle and no longer counting calories. I lost 30 lbs over the course of about four months with no increase in physical activity (and I didn’t do any exercise outside of normal daily stuff like walking around). Now that I do work out, I see results quicker. Based upon what you said you eat typically, it probably wouldn’t be hard for you to incorporate some of the paleo ways into your current diet. 

Post # 9
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I find that doing non-traditonal work outs are the best for me. I’ve done the pole aerobics class which is by far the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done. It’s an INTENSE workout and I felt so sexy and impowered doing it! 

I just did a line dancing class with Mother-In-Law and although you didn’t feel like you did much you burned a lot of calories. One of the ladies had her step counter on her and it was like 400 or 500 calories burned in an hour and you didn’t notice. 

Just today I did the EA Sports for Wii game. It kicked my butt! You can pick predone workouts or make your own. They have volleyball, track, boxing, resistance band stuff, dancing, baseball, tennis, track stuff that you can pick from to make your own so you can change it up every day!

Other than that I’ve switched over to an almost all gluten free diet. I found that a lot of my bloat was from eating gluten even though I’m not gluten intolerant. 

Post # 10
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Charliejeorge:  You’ve gotten some great workout advice, but I wanted to ask what you have on your salad, and if you’re eating fruit with anything else during the day.  I would maybe try adding in more protein which will help you feel fuller longer and will also help you build muscle mass.  Add some chicken, tuna, or a hard boiled egg to the salad.  Eat your fruit with a handful of nuts or greek yogurt.

Also, try weight lifting.  Interval training also torches your metabolism.

Get on MyFitnessPal (it’s free) and make sure you’re eating enough calories to compensate for your workouts.

Post # 11
2269 posts
Buzzing bee

@Charliejeorge:  As PP’s have said, mixing up your work outs is a great idea.

You should also consider setting yourself up with a programme that you think is ‘easy’ to accomplish to ensure you stick with it.

Example: At the moment I am doing two 30 day challenges; squats (starting on 50 and going up by 5 each time) every second day and press-ups (starting on 3 and going up by 1 each time) on a 5-on1-off rotation. It’s easy to do as it doesn’t take much time and while the first week was easy, the second slightly challenging, the third more so and the fourth week was difficult, however I have three weeks of success behind me and only one week left.

You say you eat healthily, however while a salad can be healthy, there are common ways it turns into a very heavy calorie meal. What is in your salad? Also, you’re fruit intake is too high. While fruit is good for you, it is also high in sugar – albeit natural sugar – sugar is sugar, and eating too much fruit can often have a negative effect on your weight. I’d suggest one piece of fruit a day and exchanging all your other fruit portions to vegetables.

What do you eat for breakfast? The cliché “Breakfast is the most important meal if the day” is very true.

Post # 13
8389 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ugh I couldn’t do that every day either! I think as long as you’re doing 4-5 days a week, that’s more than fine. You could always do a different type of workout on the other days.

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