(Closed) Starting a workout regime?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am a routine freak.  Something that has been fantastic for me lately is changing it up a lot.  Each week looks the same but I don’t do the same video everyday.  I am doing the P90X program in the evenings so it is a different workout every night each week.  It sounds like you have enough that you could do one video on Tuesday, a different one on Wednesday, etc.  Because your schedule is tight on Mondays, that could be your off day.  I also have found that having a workout buddy or some sort of accountability is perfect.  I am 6 1/2 weeks into P90X and there is no way at all I would have made it past day 2 had I not had a buddy.

 

Don’t be embarassed about your weight.  I am pretty close to you in height/weight and I have found that I feel like I suck less when I’m actually doing something about it. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Couch to 5k is a great running program. If you go to their website it lays out a schedule for you and each week your runs get longer so that in (I believe, I could be remembering wrong) 6 weeks, you can run a 5k without stopping. The progress you make is pretty obvious and as your endurance builds, you come to enjoy running and getting better at it.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Yep, the Couch to 5K program is great (although I think it actually takes 9 weeks to get to end if you don’t skip any weeks).  I’ve found that running is by far the fastest way to slim down – for me at least.  So I usually get up at 5am to do the approx. 30 minutes of running according to the program (either on the street or at the gym) and then 30 minutes of weight training.  You can then add your tramp workout or other classes for a little variety! 🙂  

My evening schedule sounds like yours so I’ve found that if I don’t work out in the morning, I usually wont at all – especially when it gets dark so early these days.   

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I totally get your post. It was so much easier to work out, eat right and stay fit when I was single! We are making our spare room into a workout room this weekend, actually, and I can’t wait! Now, what time is best? I have no idea. We get home from work at 6 pm and sometimes, dinner isn’t over until 8. In the mornigs, there’s no way I’m waking up an hour earlier as I already get up at 6. So when when when?

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

definitely couch 2 5k! you can repeat weeks if you’re having trouble.

i would start working out 5-6 days a week so you get in the habit of it right away. it can be difficult to add days once you’re used to a certain number.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have the same problem! I’ll do really good for a week or two & then I’ll be super busy one week & it throws it all off balance.. I’m working out right now 5 days a week, one rest day during the week & one rest day on the weekend.. So far so good, just two weeks though.. I’m doing something different every few days so that I don’t get bored.. If your a morning person you could try working out some days in the morning.. Also, if you haven’t tried the Billy Blanks Bootcamp Workout video’s they are really good.. And you definitely won’t get bored! I’ve been switching between that, P90x, the gym, and I just started the 30 day shred.

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