Post # 32
I go to the gym as many times a week as my job allows and since it’s been nice out, I’ve been walking and then lifting weights at home. I’ve lost 15 pounds since last summer and at my dress fitting on Tuesday (yesterday, I guess) my dress fit AWESOME! It’s such a good motivation to have something tangible after all of the hard work.
Fiance has a larger problem, however, because he likes to decompress after work by sitting in front of the television until he goes to bed, playing computer games during that time. So I’ve got to figure out a way to get him moving. Today he was "too tired" to go for a walk, even though I threw attitude at him for not doing anything to work out or make himself better for the wedding/our life. He really needs to lose probably 50 pounds to be healthy and live long. Fortunately, I’ve scheduled a doctors appointment for him next week and I’m hoping what the doc tells him will shock him into doing something. Any advice on that front? I feel like I’ve exhausted all of my tactics. I tried ignoring it, shopping better (which has actually worked a little), actually going to his workplace to walk with him, dropping hints like "so, yeah, you can just bike during lunch" since there’s a workout facility in his building, and nothing. And he travels on the weekends so it’s not like he’s going to do anything there. Sorry that was so long, I’m just so frustrated.
Keep up the good work ladies!
Post # 33
what about buying a wii (see above post)? it’s videogames, but active, and you guys can do it together! you can follow that with a good 30 minute horizontal cardio workout
Post # 34
I think it would be a great idea for you jma19. You say that your Fiance plays video games to decompress. There are a lot of good games for Wii, and they will get you up and moving, and as missrae said above, its something to do together!
Post # 35
I haven’t really been doing anything. =X In the last month I have lost 7 pounds and believe me when I say I do eat. Plus I think I’ve only gone to the gym twice. Since January of this year I have lost 12 pounds. I weighed in at 147 in the beginning of January. Now I’m 130/131. I did cut back on rice (I’m asian..so rice was an everyday thing) and soda. I’m only 4’9 and my ideal weight is 105-110. There is no way that I would want to weight that much, so I’m aiming for at least 125. =)
I’m hoping to hit the gym a little bit more and stop hitting up the fast food restaurants.
Post # 36
i’ve been watching my calories… also just joined a boxing gym called LA Boxing… over 100 gyms nation wide, about $70 a month but i figure if i was working with a personal trainer it would cost more than that on a weekly basis!
so i’m going 3 days a week… each class burns about 1000 calories … YEP 1000! and it works your whole body! it’s amazing check them out
Post # 37
Ha! Missrae, that made me laugh. And I have thought of getting a Wii, we just can’t afford it right now with a mortgage and car payment and paying for the wedding. But I’d like to register for one!
Post # 38
I’m going to a personal trainer 2x a week to start. Have to pick up the cardio in between too. Also went to a nutrionist b/c my skin has been acting up under all of the stress AND I was putting on weight- totally the opposite of what I’m trying to do. Just found out that I have an underactive thyroid which caused the weight gain, so now I have to battle the junk food AND my lazy thyroid in time for the big day… Trying to drop 20-25 lbs. for a November wedding and am down 4.4 so far.