Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
There’s always talk of working out on Weddingbee.
How do you get/stay motivated to work out? Is it listening to an iPod playlist? Reading celeb magazines on the cardio machines?
I usually try to get engrossed in some reading material — a book or just about any magazine. It passes the time very quickly!
Let’s inspire one another to focus on fitness!
Post # 3
I really love watching TV while working out, I either sprint or relax during commercials and I know they are over in 30 min. That’s why I really really wish I could have a treadmill at home, but there is zero room. I’ve also just started reading a book about planning a ceremony while I’m on the ellyptical — I like to think about myself walking down the aisle and what I want to look like when I’m doing it!! I used to have a coworker that I worked out with — I think a really good thing is working out with a buddy because it’s a) more fun and b) you hold yourself accountable!! Do you have a friend or a bridesmaid that would work out with you? That could be fun!!
What does everyone else do?!
Post # 4
I work out with a friend or Mr. Doctor. Classes really help too, because you have to stay intense the whole time. Barring those incentives, I have a couple of running playlists on the i-pod that sometimes help. (Though I’ve found myself a couple of times associating favorite songs with pain from running).
This is going to sound really cheesy too, but I also think about my dress. (covering face in shame!)
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
I like to read gossip magazines (USWeekly) or watch trashy reality tv. At the gym is the ONLY time I do these things, and for some reason it’s just really easy to pass the 45 minutes when you’re watching a bunch of blonde bimbos rip eachother’s hair out. lol.
Post # 6
I meet my sister for some of my workouts so it motivates me to go. I also continuously update my "Wedding Pump-Up" iPod playlist: some bigtime motivating songs; here’s a few that get me going:
Let’s Get Married (Meet me at the altar in your white dress…) by Jagged Edge, Run DMC
My Life would S*** without you – Kelly Clarkson
I wanna Dance with somebody – Whitney Houston
You Make my Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates
Do You Believe in Love – Huey Lewis & The News
Mercy – Duffy
Jump! (For My Love) – Girls Aloud
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera
Post # 7
Jump! (For My Love) – Girls Aloud — GREAT song!!! I had forgotten about this gem!! I have to update my list!
Post # 8
One of the best things about my gym is there are TVs attached to the machines. All I have to do is plug in my headphones and if I can find a re-run of The Real Housewives, or Top Chef, or Judge Judy I am a happy camper.
Post # 9
I recently started going to the classes at my gym instead of doing it on my own – it makes it harder to slack or stop early if I’m in a room full of people doing the same thing. I also started creating playlists on my iPod before I go jogging. One of the songs we are considering for our first dance is ‘Ever the Same’ by Rob Thomas…which is also great to run to! I get super pumped when that comes on because I remember why i want to work out in the first place
Post # 10
i work out on my elliptical machine in the guest bedroom however we don’t have cable in there just a dvd player so i watch a sex and the city episode for 30 minutes… something about seeing those fabulous ladies in their cute dresses and manolos keeps me motivated 😉
and thinking about walking down the aisle!!