(Closed) How to get into a fitness routine – any advice welcome!

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Since you’re not looking to lose weight, I would instead just start walking and doing yoga.  I don’t mean like taking yoga classes or anything, just looking at videos online and finding stuff you like.  

If you want something more intense than that, I would get a gym membership and take advantage of whatever free personal trainer sessions they offer.  The Y near me offers 4.  

Post # 4
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@purplepie45:  Do you have a gym membership? How do you like to workout (ie, mostly cardio or are you looking to tone and shape?) I get most of my workouts from http://www.bodybuilding.com (don’t let the name fool you! There’s TONS of programs for sculpting/losing weight) The best way to stay on track I think is to have a plan and STICK TO IT! I also recommend planning every meal. Good luck!

Post # 5
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

For starters I would definitely make sure that you heart is in it otherwise you’ll end up like the “New Years Resolutioners” that show up at the gym in January and maaaaybe February and then are no where to be seen until the weather starts getting warm again.

I started at the gym in November of last year, and at first, I had to MAKE myself go. I wanted the results but I didn’t want to do the work. Now, if I miss a session, I feel horrible and “off” that day.

To keep myself motivated, I follow a bunch of fitness ladies on Instagram. Do you have an instagram account? They constantly post pictures of their progress and their meals and they share lots of yummy recipes.

Here are links to two of my favorite favorite FAVORITE fitness ladies. Both of the websites offer workouts and recipes (even vegetarian).


If you click on the tab that says “MTL summer challenge”, she gives you work outs to do on the different days of the week, and a regular and a vegetarian meal plan. She’s very sweet and very encouraging.


Her name is Jamie Eason and she has a 12 week program (the best part is the first 4 weeks require no cardio! Ha! I HATE cardio, but I know it’s required.)

I hope this helps. When I walk into a gym, I’m clueless. I have to have some sort of program to follow. I work out with a personal trainer now so he takes the thinking out of it for me.

Good luck!

Post # 6
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You could also go on a 20 minute walk every day. That’s one of the healthiest excersices you can do for your body.

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