(Closed) getting into wedding shape!

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The best thing I have found for dieting is keeping track of calories.  Boring but it works and it’s not a fad diet so you aren’t going to lose 10 pounds in a week but it’s the best long term regimen.  You can calculate your BMR here and then you multiply it by your activity level.  If you eat 500 less calories than that in a day, you lose a pound a week.

For working out, I love pilates classes.  I have heard great things about the 30 Day Shred on here but I still haven’t tried it.

Good luck!  Oh, and you can check out the Workout Buddies thread if you want to have the girls here at WB keep track of you!  Rosie Girl posts a new thread every Monday.

Post # 4
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132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I totally recommend yoga and pilates combined with cardio. My favorites are spinning classes and running. I eat really healthy though. You may want to consult a nutritionist. My parents lost 30 lbs. each just by changing their diet.

I also drink 8+ huge glasses of water a day and mainly eat lean proteins (fish, chicken) and veggies. My snacks are fruit, yogurt or string cheese and nuts (almonds mainly). I have lost 10 lbs.

Post # 5
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh and spinning class is great cardio if you can handle it.  You don’t always have to increase the resistance when they say so.  If you are already tapped out, then don’t do it.

Post # 6
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838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well im getting married in sep and i keep saying march will be my month i start getting in better shape but we’ll see haha I do love pilates, hiking, and jogging. Me+Gym=Hate : )

And water water water even if you dont get the 8-10 glasses of water I make sure I have plenty of watery fruits peaches,plums veggies too celery, tomato stuff like that….i try to keep away from soada it bloats you so much! blah!

Post # 7
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122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

It must be nice to be able to really work out.  I just had foot surgery a year ago and I’m still trying to lose the weight!  I can’t jog or run the way I used to to lose weight.  I’m hopelessly out of shape and getting married in ten months.

Post # 8
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135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Pilates it is… I lost 70lbs in 4 months but my trainer made me work my butt off. I literaly crawled out of the room.

Post # 9
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2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

ive cut soda from my diet – and it was diet soda, and still lost 8 pounds with just that. so i drink more water, signed up for a 5k – to force myself to work out and get in shape for that in april… and try to work out every other day at least.

its going well, but my vacation this past week didnt help – i fell off teh wagon and im huffin and puffin to get back on!  🙂

Post # 10
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27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am also trying to look better for my wedding in June. I have been doing a mix of cardio and lifting to try and lose weight/inches. I also monitor my calorie intake. I recommend myfitnesspal.com to help you track what you’re eating. Here is my workout schedule:

M, W and either F/Sat/Sun 35 min cardio, 20 min of lifting

Tues & Thur: 55 min spinning class

I’ve been doing this since early January and have lost about 5 pounds, 2 inches around waist and hips, and 3 inches around chest (not boobs).

Hope this helps.

Post # 11
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve been tracking my calories with http://www.FitDay.com! It also will suggest the number of calories you should eat, your weight loss/gain, as well as the nutritional value of the food you’re eating. 🙂

Post # 12
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2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I lost 10 lbs (in 2 months) by doing spinning and Pilates (alternating in other cardio and weights on non-spinning/pilates days) and by trying to eat better. Snacks were cheese and whole wheat crackers (especially before spinning) or celery and peanut butter. I’ve been bad lately with the chocolate (hormones), so to counteract the poor diet, I’ve uped my workout intensity.

Calories in < Calories out.

Post # 13
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554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@auddurz91 I completely get where you are coming from. I was scheduled to have surgeries to repair damage from severe tendonitis in my ankle, but right before the surgery I found out that my insurance rejected my 13 week PT regimen… so I freaked out and didn’t have the surgery because I was afraid that it wouldn’t be covered! I”m getting married in November and feel like I’ve never been in worse shape.  I don’t even know what to do.  Feel free to send me a PM if you ever want to vent or whatever. 

Post # 14
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2703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

WII FIT AND WIIFIT PLUS!!!! i highly recommend it for those bees that are anti-working out! it’s a fun way to get your body movin’!

Post # 15
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m going to do boot camp.  I’ve done it for a couple of years now in the spring.  2x a week for 10 weeks.  It meets at a big park and there’s lots of running/strength.  Classes are the only way for me to go, or I don’t stick with it. 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve been doing the 30 Day Shred and cross-training with elliptical, other strength, etc. I plan on doing a few other videos and getting out and running more. 

I’m also trying to cut down on my calories and sodium intake!

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