What are you doing for fitness/weight loss?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Not for my wedding, just losing weight for health reasons – I work out 5 times a week using Daily Burn (workout videos) and track all my calories in MyFitnessPal. Once I’m back in a healthy weight range I plan to start running as well.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Swimming! Also going for long walks. I’ve been watching how many carbs I eat, and just cutting out junk food almost entirely. I try to go around 2-3 times a week, and then get out for longer walks/hikes when I can. 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

jenfortin :  I can never stick to diets or crazy workout challenges or anything like that, so I’m trying to make more of a lifestyle change. As hikingbride said, myfitnesspal helps me A LOT. You can put in how much you weigh, how much you want to weigh, how fast you want to lose the weight, etc. and it will give you a daily calorie goal! When you enter in your food you even can see how much of what you’re eating daily is carbs/fat/protein, which for me is also helpful. I like this because I can see if I’m eating too much or not eating enough. If you’re not eating enough this will also make it harder to lose weight. Maybe you could try planning some meals before your shift and bring them with you? Just a suggestion 🙂

I find I only stick to the gym when I have a gym buddy that keeps me accountable and motivated, so that’s what I’ve been doing. I usually do 20 mins of cardio and 30 mins of strength training during a workout. If I don’t go to the gym, I just try to not eat any junk that day. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

jenfortin :  I also suck at going to the gym. It’s why I got a subscription to Daily Burn. I can do the workouts when they fit into my schedule, right at home. It makes it so much less time consuming! I’ve never been good at sticking to a workout routine but this has really worked for me – 4 weeks and I haven’t missed a workout!

I also don’t have a galbladder! Tracking with MyFitnessPal is great because in addition to helping me track my calories, it also helps me stay away from too much fat.

Meal planning also helps a lot with sticking to a diet. Having a plan makes it easier to stick with a plan!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

jenfortin :  I always make sure to bundle up as much as possible! And yeah, I’m in Canada so it can get pretty cold. I’ve done winter hikes and stuff in the past, but sometimes I won’t set foot outside. Though sometimes I do like to get out even for a short time, because in my opinion it’s better to have even a bit of exercise over none at all. 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

jenfortin :  I started Weight Watchers, but for the past two weeks I’ve been doing whatever the hell i want food wise due to stress :-/

Because I work a lot (~60  hrs a week) I downloaded an app, FitStar l, to track/plan my workouts. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

We can never maintain a routine outside of the house so we downloaded a fitness challenge app and do 40mins to an hour each day. We’re on day 35 and going strong. I think its important we do it together, and motivate each other. I will make some major diet adjustments in a few more months. I don’t want to do too much at once and give up.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I do a lot of YouTube workout videos. They’re great because many of them are short, so if you have a busy schedule, easy to squeeze in. 

I have a meal replacement for breakfast everyday, honestly just easy to make, I don’t gave to think about it, get all my nutrients and don’t have to worry about making a bad meal choice if I already have it planned. Same goes for lunch, I make salads on Sunday night for the week ahead. 

Its not easy, and sometimes takes some readjusting but a little bit of prep can make a big difference. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’m a nurse on a rotating roster and I find night shifts the hardest to stay fit and healthy. I try to work mornings and afternoons as then I can work out before work and then after work on a morning shift I go straight to the gym. Otherwise after a night shift I sleep until 2 and then go to the gym before another night shift. (I go to be gym five times a week) I count my calories so I’m accountable for what I eat and try to stay bellow 1200 calories. I try to eat salads and meat. And cut down on chocolate (despite my pts giving them to me!) you just need to be determined. I’ve lost 5kg and down to a size 7 now. I want to be a size 6! That’s my goal. Good luck!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Im not good about food, I mean, I eat fairly healthy most of the time, except sometimes when I eat a whole bag of popcorn. You get the picture. So to combat that, I workout 7 days a week, sometimes twice a day. I like working out, I don’t want to eat kale.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Meal prepping has been my best friend. Like most of you ladies, I have a pretty hectic schedule (work part time, mother of a toddler and nursing student). I try to work out at least 5 days a week, 4 at the least. Food is key. 

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I’m also a nurse and work permanent night shifts.  I’ve found that planning my meals and working out either at odd times like 0300 or before my shift works best!  There are the days I choose sleeping over working out, and if I’m doing 3 nights in a row I just skip the last day because I know it’s not gonna happen!

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