Post # 1
I’m trying to get in shape and would really love some input from you ladies.
I run occasionally, but I would like an at home routine I can do daily with minimal equipment. Squats, crunches, push ups, etc.
tell me what works for you. How did you start? When did you start to see results? do you use apps or videos? How long does it take you? How often do you do it?
Eventually I would love to sign up for group classes but right now my focus is saving for the wedding, we want to pay cash so every penny counts!
Thanks ladies!!! Xoxox
Post # 2
I use Daily Burn – which is a video subscription service for workout programs. It’s $15 a month. I do five workouts a week for 30 minutes (they have ones that are longer or shorter as well). It’s great because I can get the class experience at home and I don’t need any equipment (some of thier programs require some equipment but a lot don’t). And I like it better than DVDs because it’s something new everyday and I get a mix of trainers leading the sessions.
And of course diet is essential to getting in shape so I use myfitnesspal to track all my calories.
Post # 3
I also use Daily Burn and I love it. It’s first workout regimen I’ve had that I haven’t gotten sick of. They have so many workouts and trainers that it’s hard to get bored. They also have stuff for every fitness level so it’s hard to outgrow it as well.
I do something active everyday, but try to do actual aerobic workouts about 5 times a week. Daily Burn has yoga videos for my rest days, which is awesome. It’s easy to make a habit out of watching something on it everyday that way.
I also use MyFitnessPal to track calories and nutrients, because that’s very important as well.
If you want to track weight loss, I really recommend an app called Happy Scale. It tracks your overall weight loss trends and projects when you’ll reach milestones and your goal weight.
Post # 4
bretagne422 : I use happy scale too! I love it! It’s great at reminding me that even though my weight goes up and down the overall trend is down! Plus it’s great motivator because I always want to reach the milestones when it says I will so I’m less likely to go off track 🙂
Post # 5
I HAVE A NICE ELIPTICALL, FREE WEIGHTS, WEIGHTED BAR
30 MINS ELLIPTICAL
8LB WEIGHT, BICEPS, TRICEPS, SHOULDERS 3 RSETS OF 25 ON EACH ARM EVRY OTHER DAY
12LB BAR, 3 SETS OF 25 SHOULDER PRESSES
75-100 SQUATS EVRYDAY W 12 LB BAR ON BACK OR EVERY OTHER DAY TILL YOUR LEGS GET USED TO IT, YOU ALSO CAN DO THEM WITH NO WEIGHT.
100 LOWER AND UPPER ABS EVERYDAY
Post # 6
Thanks ladies, I’m going to start a free trial of daily burn!! I have the fitness app and track my food (on most days)
Post # 7
I use the tone it up app. There are a good number of free video workouts and they post ‘daily moves’ every day. Which are 6 different moves using either body weight or free weights. I don’t follow their workout schedule to a T, but there is enough variety to keep me motivated.
Post # 8
hikingbride : I totally agree! A friend of mine just weighs herself once a week and doesn’t use the app, but I lost so much motivation when I stopped using it!
Post # 9
Daily Burn 365 enthusiast here as well. I also love kettle bells and for that I use Lauren Brooks Playground? Same instructor but tons of different workouts, nutrition ideas, joint mobility, 10 min workouts to 1 hour workouts. I have a Fitbit and also use the MFP to track food ( macros)
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Post # 11
I do yoga. Yoga With Adriene has some great videos on YouTube.
Post # 12
I use beachbody programs and have fie the past five years. I’ve lost 50 pounds and have kept it off for four years. I am currently doing core de force and will do body beast or a lifting program next! Seriously amazing programs!
Post # 14
I used to have a cheap $10 DVD of tae bo. It was a hard workout!
Post # 15
My favorites to do at home are the ones by Popsugar, which are free on YouTube.