(Closed) Honeymoon weight gain and losing motivation to get back in the gym!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Take photos and measurements… that usually motivates me to make improvements!  Also, don’t jump back in at 5 days a week- you can get overtraining injuries or burn out.  Ease back in, take a spin class, meet a friend for a weightlifting session, and try a new class (zumba, yoga, pilates, water aerobics, etc).

Or, try something entirely new.  Sign up for a 10k, join a Boot camp class, take the dog on a long walk every evening after dinner, bike to work (obviously if you commute to another town or don’t have a dog, those might not work for you!)

Also, attack this from the diet side of things as well.  Sign up with MyFitnessPal (it’s free) and asses how many and what kind of calories you’re taking in daily.  Increase protein, water, fresh fruits and veggies, reduce/eliminate processed foods, white carbs, junk food, soft drinks.  Make small changes that can add up over time.

Good luck!!

Post # 5
456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

try to put your wedding dress back on.. that was motivation enough for me 🙂

Post # 7
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@FutureMrs86:  I think this is fairly normal.

I’d just force yourself to do it, and in a couple weeks you’ll be back in the routine. It sounds to me like you used to exercise regularly, so it’ll be easier than if you just decided to start exercising from scratch now.

I’d try and work in some more fun acitivites if you can. So instead of going to the gym by yourself, maybe play tennis with your husband, or go swimming or just do something a bit different.

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