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Hey October 2012 Brides!
Now, I consider myself a very healthy eater and I maintain a very healthy lifestyle but since my wedding is coming up I found myself buckling down to tone up for my big day. I know I am not the only bride doing this so I figure we can start this board to help each other out. This board may help motivate each other to achieve that wedding weight loss goal for our weddings in October. I believe when someone is holding you accountable for your goals then you are more aware of it. I know this could go into fitness, but since we are all working toward the same date/deadline – it might be easier to follow here.
I figure we can just post about our weight loss plans and goals, and then encourage one another and update each other about our successes and stumbles. I also will post some motivational words and diet tips for everyone.
Tip #1- Don’t Fad Diet
Fad diets are any trendy diet that promises fast and easy weight loss. Most of these diets do not address the problems that caused you to gain weight in the first place. If you don’t learn something about the foods you eat, you will gain the weight back when you reestablish old eating habits.
Want to give it a shot? Sure why not
What is your wedding weight goal? To really tone up to be bikini ready for the honeymoon inMexico, lol.
How do you plan on achieving this goal? I already workout, eat pretty well and stay fit but now I am doubling my routine (I think).
Have you started this goal? It’s kind of cold outside but I plan on starting doubling up in April/May.
Do you attend a gym? Yup but our new home has a gym so we are canceling our gym membership when it expires.
Do you workout already? If so what is your activity of choice? I love running but it is cold outside so come on Spring so I can run and train outside.
Does your spouse workout? Yup, 3 time out of the week and he motivates me to hit the gym.
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Want to give it a shot? Yes!
What is your wedding weight goal? I want to loose between 10 and 15 pounds and tone up.
How do you plan on achieving this goal? I am going to go back on the LA Weight Loss diet that I was on in 2011 and ramp up my walking/jogging. And I’m finally going to use my WiiFit.
Have you started this goal? As of this AM, yes.
Do you attend a gym? No, but I’m tempted to fork out the money and join one and take soem classes.
Do you workout already? If so what is your activity of choice? Yes. I was really dedicated to working out until this Fall. I need to get back to it. I jog and walk on a treadmill and run the stairs at work every couple of hours during the day.
Does your spouse workout? Yes, he’s getting going again, too. He’s a good motivator until he buckles and eats a pizza. LOL.
Here’s to our goals! We can do it! I lost 37 pounds in 2011, so I know it’s possible. 🙂
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@Chery_L: Hey, congrats and welcome to our little club, lol. I wish you the best of luck but you can so do this. Especially since you lost 37 last year. Piece of cake 🙂
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@actime: thanks for the welcome. I know I can do it if I can find the motivation. It’s just hard to get motivated when I spent so many months working at it this past year. I need to change my mindset. I was loosing up to 3 lbs a week last year simply because I was following the diet and working out 100% by the guidelines.
Things that derailed me: hearing people say how you are forever trying to loose that last 10 lbs. Counselors mentioning people cheating on the system…hadn’t dawned on me that I could cheat a bit and still loose weight (um, that slowed things down!) and a fitness person at the gym saying, we can’t guarantee where you’ll loose weight (on my body) when I said that I wanted to concentrate on my mid-section. My ex-husband saying that I looked like shit and need to gain weight (skewed viewpoint). So, I’m blockinig those thoughts and I’m concetrating on completing my journey.
I could really use the support from those who accept this challenge and I’m a great cheerleader, so here’s to our goals and success at reaching our goals.
I’ve eaten well today, yay, and now I’m about to get on the treadmill. I’m fairly certain that if I can get a couple successful days behind me that I’ll be back on track. It certainly doesn’t help that we have a ton of social engagements this month and the next, plus a number of cake tastings. Yep, me and the treadmill are going to be best of buds!
My treadmill goal for the night is to burn 200 to 215 calories in 30 minutes. Not an overly ambitious goal, but one that I’m comfortable with.
I think I’m going to take up the challenge of running in the Crazylegs Classic for the first time. It’s April 28th this year, so I have a bit of time to get myself ready. My Fiance has been hoping that I’d give in and do it. He has friends who run it every year and he’s run it once.
What works for you?
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Want to give it a shot? Yes
What is your wedding weight goal? To actually gain muscles and tone up. I would really like to gain 15 more lbs (yes I know I’m the opposite) and I know that by toning up I’ll gain muscle mass.
How do you plan on achieving this goal? First of all I have to quit smoking but it’s so hard. I have started doing Zumba again and it’s helping with cardio and cutting back on the smoking. Now just got to add the weights in there.
Have you started this goal? Yes, I do Zumba with my Wii 3x a week and have started including the weights.
Do you attend a gym? No, I feel a bit self conscious when I go to the gym
Do you workout already? If so what is your activity of choice? Zumba
Does your spouse workout? Yes he started this month. He wants lose some weight for the wedding and muscle up a bit more.
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OMG… I’m hoping to be an October 2012 bride!!! We got engaged in November and are in the process of selecting/booking our venue. We should have figured things out by the end of the month. I’m hoping we book October 20, 2012. They have it available and penciled us in, it’s just a matter of fine-tuning the details.
I have not started working out yet because I have been SO busy at work!!!!! But I lost about 30 lbs over a year ago and have maintained it besides fluctuating with about 3-4 pounds. This week I have started to get really on track with work, so hopefully by next week I will be ahead and begin then. I would like to lose about 10-15 lbs and tone up. It’s just hard to get to the gym when it is so cold because I live in a city and there is no parking… and walking can be SO COLD on some days. I have to stop making excuses and do it!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 Good luck to everyone!!!
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@Chery_L: Wow, thanks for sharing your story. I truly believe everyone has a story behind their weight and the battle to keep it on or off. So knowing you are not alone can go a long way. Its a new day and new year. A BIG year for us all.
Again, I don’t diet, I maintain a health lifestyle. I don’t eat red meat or pork. I haven’t eating this in over 18 years. I also cut down on carbs and fried food. Don’t get me wrong, I treat myself every now and again and will eat some fries or pizza but its a treat. However, I’ve learned to eat in potions. Just because a box of pizza is in front of me doesn’t mean I have to eat the whole box. I’ve learn to focus on what I’m eating and it became natural to eat fruits and veggies or yogurt and oatmeal instead of chips, ice cream and cookies. I also don’t drink soda and I mainly drink water and juice. Also, try to snack more instead of eating large meals.
Working out should be fun not a chore. Find something you find fun to do and do it more and more. (yoga, walking, biking, swimming, etc). The race on April 28 should be fun, try to work towards that race. You don’t have to be the fastest runner just finish it.
Try, walking at lunch instead of sitting at your desk. Park your car far away from the store so you can walk further into the store. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. These are the things I do on a daily basis and it works for me.
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@couawilou: Zumba is cool. My Fiance is also trying to gain weight for the wedding. Try eating more porteins, carbs and dairy. Also, try Ensure or dairy supplement. It’s kind of pricey but it really works if you drink about 2-3 a day.
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@Fallicious1012: I feel you on the winter workouts. I don’t have the motivation in the winter either to run but you can do little things to not add more weight on you until the weather warms up. Keep us posted because the sun (Spring) will be here soon and no one will have excuses, lol. Also, keep us posted on our other October 2012 boards if you stay a October 2012 bride. We have the ring, venue and dress boards going.
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Want to give it a shot? of course
What is your wedding weight goal? I want to go back to being 150lbs but right now I am between 175-180.
How do you plan on achieving this goal? I am going to eat healthier…purcahse the px190 DVD, go to the gym and play lots and lots of tennis. I also plan on doing the summer tennins leauge again and doing 2 brackets so double the work out
Have you started this goal? yes, 2 weeks strong and the healthy eating is a killer…I miss my wine and fried chicken 🙁
Do you attend a gym? yes, my complex has one but have not been in ages. I plan on going back this week..Lord help me
Do you workout already? If so what is your activity of choice? Yes, I play tennis. I currently take a punisher tennis class for 1.5 hours every other Sat and hit with the Fiance occassionaly
Does your spouse workout? Yes, he plays tennis like every other day but eats like a cow..lol
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@actime: Great thread! But then, I love all your October 2012 threads.
Want to give it a shot? Yes, please!
What is your wedding weight goal? My main goal is to tone my shoulders/arm/back. My dress is strapless and dips almost to my waist in the back, so I want to look good! I’d also like to lose at least 3 pounds. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but I’m so short, 3-5 pounds is very noticeable on me.
How do you plan on achieving this goal? I need to start taking classes at the gym, but it’s so hard when it’s freezing outside. I’m planning to start toning in earnest in April. That also gives me less time to backslide.
Have you started this goal? My Fiance and I challenged ourselves not to eat out for the month of January. I feel noticeably sleeker and less bloated, so I’d like to keep that up (or at least double down in the month before the wedding).
Do you attend a gym? I have a membership, but I rarely go.
Do you workout already? See above. My fave workout is Spinning, but it’s been too long.
Does your spouse workout? She’s just as bad as I am, LOL.
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I want to join in!
Want to give it a shot? Sure!
What is your wedding weight goal? I have an overall goal not just a wedding goal. I’m sure that I will still be working towards that goal come October. Its not necessarily about the number of pounds (although don’t get me wrong! I have plenty of pounds I want loose!) but most importantly, I want to be fit.
How do you plan on achieving this goal? I We transitioned to a clean diet several months back so I plan to continue with that. I plan to start adding in more exercise too. Fiance and I are starting the 30 day shred this week!
Have you started this goal? In some ways, yes. We made some pretty drastic changes to our diet. I’ve lost just shy of 50 pounds since May. I also intentionally part a mile away from my office. Rain or shine, I walk that mile twice a day. I also opt for the stairs versus the elevator whenever possible.
Do you attend a gym? Occasionally I use the gym at work but not on a regular basis.
Do you workout already? See above.
Does your spouse workout? He used to run but has slacked off on that. He’s a pretty physical guy though and enjoys doing a lot of work outside so he does get exercise from that. He’s starting the 30 day shred with me. Of course, he’s the type of guy who can just think about losing weight and drop 10 pounds. ugh!
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@actime: It kinda helps that I work for a supplements company so I have been taking progain which is a Protein Energy Nutrition powder that I take in the morning and at night with my food and it has help me so far. Thanks for your tips 🙂 and thanks for starting this thread, it will be great to encourage each other and help each other out.
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@sexxysheddy: P90X was fun but I feel off after a few weeks. I need outside activity. Tennis is cool, I wish my Fiance and I can play besides on the WII, lol. You are on the right track working out, so just add a balance meal and you good to go. I also love wine and to this day, don’t see anything wrong with it but fried chicken- I gave up a long time ago but I still eat wings, does this count? lol Good luck and keep us posted.
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@LittleRiver: Hey girl, thanks for joining our newest post 🙂
Now, I agree with you on this winter weather and working out. Just not feeling it, lol. But those last 5 lbs are the worse. I have been trying to lose it for a while now and I plan on really focusing on it for the wedding. So we are on the same page of toning and stuff. Thanks for joining our board and keep us posted on your progress.