(Closed) How did you kick start your fitness routine?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

First, stop eating fast food! Haha I know it’s easy but that can help a lot..also drink a lot of water and not sure if you drink pop or not but if you do if you cut it out of your diet that will help a lot also. As far as cooking for one person..I cook a lot of chicken…I buy the frozen chicken breasts and bake them in the over with some kind of seasoning or none at all..try to eat whole grains..like I will eat brown rice instead of white or whole grain pasta. Also, always always eat breakfast to jump start your metabolism in the morning. I eat cereal or oatmeal. Eggs are always a good thing to eat also..and after workouts I drink chocolate milk. As far as exercising do what you can..I try to run 3 times a week also do strength training..theres a few machines that I know how to use and feel comfortable with so I do that and ab workouts too..try to just change it up and stay active even if you’re just walking!

Edit: sorry if that was a lot and rambling haha

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can still cook for two people, and eat half and save the rest for the next night!

I don’t really know exactly what kicked my butt into gear.  I think it was that I went from zero to working hard pretty quickly, so I saw good results rather quickly as well.  Those results inspired me to keep going.  I’m only 7 lbs down since January, but I look like I’ve lost 10-15 because of increased muscle mass.

Don’t just measure pounds, take your measurements (bicep, bust, waist, hips, quad) on a regular basis and you’ll see good progress there!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Don’t drink anything but water and tea (green tea especially)! Give up all fast food. And cheese.  Cheese is killer. 

I know it’s hard to give it up, but I have a little mental trick that works (most of the time ~_~).  Instead of telling myself that I can’t have something, i tell myself that I *CAN* have it, but that I don’t want it. I just keep repeating that.  I think this works because telling myself i can’t have something makes me think about it all the more. 

Also, i’ve been doing the 30 day shred every morning and it’s HELL ON EARTH. So now whenever i look at junk food, i think… that’s the equivalent of doing the 30ds 4 times in a row!  When you start looking at food like that, it’s just not worth eating it. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

As a naturopath I am often advising on diets. The absolute best thing you can do is to start a diet diary! If you write down everything you eat (I set up a table in a word or excel document) and log breakky, lunch, dinner, snacks, water and exercise – you will quickly see what you are doing right or wrong! If you have to write it down you are more likely to go for that extra walk and not eat that bit of chocolate too! I would also agree with the other posters – keep some chicken breasts and eggs on hand! 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Also for the exercise side of things – commit to doing something active everyday (and write it down). If you can exercise first thing in the morning you will burn fat as you have been fasting overnight during sleep. One way i really like to kick start things is to exercise twice daily – it only needs to be 30 mins morning and night – but you really kick up your metabolic rate and fat burning!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I second the food diary! But if you’re going to do that, I highly recommed myfitnesspal.com.  They have this crazy database of every single food there is! This makes it so much less time consuming. The way it’s laid out is really amazing too.  I’ve learned so much about my diet! It’s crazy!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Miss TNK:   I would add a small note of caution here; that while exercising first thing in the morning is great, you might have to eat something small first and wait about 30 mins.  Anytime I’ve tried working out without eating something first, i feel sick and dizzy.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@roweboat:  9/28 bride here 🙂 I find the website fitnessista.com really inspiring – she has a bunch of workouts that you can do in the gym or at home, and lots of little semi-recipes (usually for one!) and healthy food suggestions.  

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was working out with Fiance at the park doing walking/jogging/lunges.  Now I have gone over to the local monument where there are roughtly 100 steps….running steps is a killer workout.  Mostly I found out that having other people who are working out around me helps to motivate—plus change of scenery and change of exercise routine keeps it interesting.  My Fiance is out of the country for this month—so I feel you on cooking for one.  If you like fish—buy some frozen, and then thaw it out portion by portion—great for you, thaws fast, and easy to portion correctly.  Run away from that fast food


you are what you eat!!!

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