(Closed) January (aka the get my a** back in shape month)

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m with ya, girl! I got engaged in July of this year, and swore I’d start getting in shape for my July 2012 wedding asap. I kept putting it off and putting it off! I’ve got about 30 lbs to lose to feel decent in a wedding dress. I started Weight Watchers (for like the 3rd time in the last few years), and today is my fifth day on the program. I feel so much better than I have in a long time!

I have a hard time doing new things by myself, too. I wanted to join a local “boot camp” exercise place, but I don’t want to do it alone!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Im in the same boat!! I have been working out at the gym fairly regularly over this past year…but still managed to gain weight!!! That is due to my crappy eating!  I am going to try to kick up the days I go to the gym from 3 days to 5 days and really focus on counting calories…I want to lose about 30-40 lbs for my Oct 20, 2012 wedding!! Good luck ladies!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am totally there too. I have just started the Couch to 5k program and so far I am loving it. I’d never call myself a serious runner, but I used to be able to run a few miles no problemo and then I just sort of got lazy this past year. It’s a nice balanced program that slowly builds up your ability to run longer. There’s even an iphone app that tells you when to walk, when to run, etc! My fiance is skeptical, but I have a feeling he might start using it soon, too! 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I totally agree.  Although my eating habits are pretty darn good… I just need to start working out πŸ™  

It is sooooo hard for me to find the motivation to go for a jog after work when it is dark.  I need to STOP making excuses… July isnt that far away.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@nineteen87: yes, I am in the same boat. Plus I have like no friends to work out with here. It sucks. I have tried to get my friends to workout with me but none of them want to work out at my gym and now that its getting cold no one wants to go on walks. I do have a friend that will meet me at a yoga studio. So, I totally hear you. 

This past year was bad for me too, the best I did all year was work with a personal trainer (wasted 500 dollars) for 5 weeks, loose 10lbs and gain it back even quicker πŸ™ But I am serious about doing it this time. however, I have a weird thing about starting something mid week, so I am starting tomorrow, Sunday, the first day of the week. My plan is to go to the gym 3 times a week and twice a week another way. Plus incorporating one serving of fruit and one serving of vegetable into each meal. Cutting out foods I love never helps so I decided to push in healthier foods and hopefully I can gradually stop eating those bad foods.

Best of luck to all you ladies who are trying to get healthier. Which is my ultimate goal. I want to be healthier in 2012 πŸ˜€ 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yes.  Both Fiance and I have made a promise to each other to eat better and exercise.  Get all our health problems taken care of.  We are getting married and eventually want to start a family. It’s a great year to do get the ball rolling.  I will be going back to school.  He’ll be opening up his new business.  It’s a fresh start for the both of us.  We have many goals to accomplish.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@nineteen87: Hey I’m with you! And I’m another HUGE swimming fan, and have been thinking I need to get back into it again… I know what you mean, nothing makes me quite so full-body exhausted the way a long swim does. Get that pool pass, you won’t be sorry! (And besides, swimmers are friendly :)).

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes, I am the worst procrastinator. Fiance just said his goal for 2012 was to, “not be fat for the wedding”. I am going to start running and doing ab/arm work outs. I’m hoping to get into a nice routine and NOT make excuses! I only have a little while to get my butt into shape! Good luck to everyone else trying. πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I kept saying “ok with 9 months til the wedding I’ll start”…then 8, then 7, now 6 lol.  I actually plan to do now though…for the last month-ish I’ve been making time to do 10 min of yoga at the beginning and end of the day, a small start but hopefully a place to build from.  As a grad student I have free access to the university gym, but I’ve never gone because I really don’t want to go alone at all!!! I will probably be working out at home

Post # 14
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357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

So I had pizza for breakfast and my Fiance and I just ordered $35 orth of Chinese food. Today I a terrible day to start a diet. After drinking and staging up late hangover food is a must. Tomorrow will be the day for me πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I lost weight about so I’m at a decent weight, and I used to run a lot. But then I went on this course for work for 11 weeks and it literally took all of mine time, it was brutal. Then it was Christmas, I’m not working, and that takes a toll on my eating habits when I’m not in some daily routine (like working). I’d love to go run but there’s so much snow!

Luckily I am leaving to move to Langford, BC in about 4 days from Quebec, and will be there on Jan 17th. I plan to get back into running ASAP when I get there because there is no snow. There’ll be rain, but that doesn’t stop me. I definitely put on a few pounds over Christmas but it’s not as bad as past years. I’ll be having my first dress fitting in a couple of months, so I want to get those extra pounds back off! 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was doing so well eating healthy until the holidays trying to lose some pounds, but I am afraid to step on the scale now :S. I found p90x for sale on kijiji for $40 so I’m going to try it out and see how it goes! Hopefully in three months I will be 15-20lbs lighter (aka my normal weight!). Anything below that would be a plus and a half.

2012…. the year I lose the slogan of “I’m not a procrastinator… I just don’t have time today” to “If I want to get it done I’ve gotta do it now!”

Good luck everyone! πŸ™‚

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