Post # 1
so, I just ran into another bride who’s arms looked amazing. Since I have a strapless dress I want my arms to look nice and toned. So, I asked her what she had been doing and she said shake weight.
I admit I laughed quite a bit when I first saw the comercial for shake weight, but after seeing her arms (and she only used it for 1 month) I am sold. I went to bed bath and beyond and bought one. My fiance thinks I look ridiculous when I use it (you can imagine the jokes…)
Anyone else using this/used it? did it work for you?
I am generally very happy with my body but it is my wedding and a destination one, so bathing suits will be a must… I am about 2 months from our big day and I find I am cutting out the xtra cookie before bedtime and trying to drink water instead of a soda or a glass of wine. I can do it for two months! (at least that is what I am telling myself now…) I’d love to hear what other people are doing especially when it gets close to crunch time!
What other pre-wedding things are you doing to be fit/toned on your big day?
Post # 3
Hey there! I’m an April 23 bride in the exact same situation! Happy with my body EXCEPT for the upper arms and back that is exposed in my strapless dress. I’ve been trying to hit the gym harder than usual, and this is a machine that has made my arms, back and chest feel sore….so ya know it’s working!! I think it’s a triceps press.
Post # 4
As soon as this lingering cough is gone (hopefully this weekend…already feeling better!) I’m going to start training for a 10k in May, and a half marathon in October. My wedding is in August, but I know that if I pay for the half marathon in October I will be running through the summer. This will help me shed the 10 pounds I need to lose.
I also do yoga & rock climb about once a week each. I need to hit the gym weights more. I’m signed up for a trapeze ribbon class that starts in March – all of these things will get my arms & back looking great! I’m excited!
Post # 5
@ms. rice crispy treat: what is a trapeze ribbon class, that sounds like fun! where will you take it?
I guess it is ski season for me too, so I am skiing 1-2 times a week. Although as the wedding gets closer I want to be careful about skiing – we don’t need a bride in a cast 🙂
Post # 6
I have bought multiple Groupon and/or Living Social deals for fitness bootcamp classes and I absolutely LOVE them! I have definitely been noticing that my arms and shoulders look very toned and have been getting lots of compliments which makes me feel good. I’m also a big fan of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and Shred It with Weights DVDs. They are both pretty similar to what you’d do in a bootcamp class. I’m also training to run a ten mile race in my area, which is the weekend before my wedding. I am determined to look in better shape then I was in high school!
Post # 7
I am doing the Jillian Michaels dvds as well, the No More Trouble Zones has a bunch of really good circuits for your arms. Haven’t seen any progress yet, but I haven’t really tried. I also just use my weights to do fake punches, like pretending that I’m Rocky and I just throw really heavy 5lb weight punches. Hurts really good the next day, and its probably similar to what the shake weight does.
Post # 8
All of this advice is soo good! I hope something works out soon for me!
Post # 9
I just got a new puppy a few weeks ago….he gets me out running/walking more than I would on my own for sure! I also started doing yoga again and using all those little muscles I forgot about.
I find good old fashioned push-ups do the trick for my arms, chest and back.
Post # 10
My fiance is one of the most fit guys I know and dabbles in fitness training. He has been training my butt into shape in the mornings. Thighs, butt, abs and arms. It hurts and I love him less for making my body ache (lol, jk!).
Oh! and I do a LOT of lunges, squats, push ups, crunches, sit ups, stairs, planks. We also use tension bands for certain types of lunges and crunches.
oops, haha… aaaaaand medicine balls.
Post # 11
I do cardio kickboxing Tues and Fridays, Run M, Thur, Sat (about 15 miles/week), and water aerobics/swim laps on Thurs. I’ll be upping mileage soon, as I’m running a half-marathon 2 weeks before the wedding…I’m also training for a sprint tri in June (my first tri ever) and a half two weeks later. This isn’t just for the wedding, this is just a schedule I’ve found that I like/works and makes me feel good.
Post # 12
My work schedule has gotten crazy so I’ve actually been slacking on the gym – BUT I have 8 lb weights at home that I lift daily in the ways that I learned to do in classes at the gym. (I also walk to and from work – 20 minutes each way – so I do get regular, if not vigorous, exercise.) I do bicep curls, tricep lifts, and some other stuff that I don’t know the names for. It definitely has helped my arm and shoulder tone.
Post # 13
I got the shake weight too!! There is a gym in the building where I work, so I go to classes 4 Xs a week for toning and cardio at home. I’m also doing the Shakeology meal replacement program for a month. As far as weight loss, I only need to lose maybe 8-10 lbs. I’ve had two children so toning is my main goal.
3 months to go!!!!
Post # 14
i get bored with following ONE workout routine so i mix it up…workout DVDs( Pure Barre, Physique 57, Jillian Michaels, P90x) and some old fashioned cardio at the gym. Sometimes I will pick a random workout from my On-Demand cable!
Post # 15
I just got a gym membership..so I am starting Zumba, weight lifting class and yoga class every week. Also im going to try and drink lots of water (have a glass of wine every now and then ;)). 68 days for us april 30th brides!! 🙂
Post # 16
@coloradolov: I admit it. I use the Shake Weight. I really can tell a difference in how my arms feel and look. It looks so goofy and embarrassing, but it has worked well for me so far!