Post # 1
I have 6+ months to get myself toned and firmed and maybe drop a few pounds for my wedding. I’m looking for a routine to commit to and I was wondering what other weddingbees are doing/did do before their wedding for fitness? I don’t have the cash to joing a gym. I have a couple of fitness dvds. Ideally, I liked to gain some lean muscle and loose 20 lbs. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
My Fiance and I purchased an elliptical machine for Christmas (well we got it 21 days ago) and every day I have been working out on it. Also trying to eat better.
Post # 4
I bought Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred and No More Trouble Zones DVDs for $6-$7 each and joined weight watchers for 3 months for about $50.
I’ve been on WW and working out 5 nights a week for the past 2 weeks and I’ve lost 10.2 lbs. I’m only slightly overweight for my height and just wanted to get back in athletic condition and it’s been working out great.
Since my goal is only to lose about 25 lbs in 5 months, I think yours is totally attainable, and weight watchers is an easy inexpensive way to keep your food intake in check. I’m very rarely hungry, making better choices, and find it hard to eat all of the points they’ve alloted me!
Post # 5
@keybee: Yes, I’ve heard pretty much nothing but good stuff about WW, especially with their online options. I may have to bite the bullet, pay for membership (which isn’t that expensive) and go with them. Congrats on being 10 lbs down!!
Post # 6
Another WW here. I did the program back in 2004 to lose 30 lbs. It worked great! But after getting engaged/moving in together, I gained back about 10. I started in November for an April wedding.
Counted my points, ran 3-4 days a week (usually about 3 miles each time) and did a lot of weight training.
IMO, it’s equally important to lift weights as it is to do cardio.
I was back down to my goal weight by the end of January.
Post # 8
@keybee: I have the 30 day shred! I bought it probably 3 months before I got engaged… did about ten days of it, and got really really bored. Good thing you have two DVDs though, that will spice things up!
@eholland: I joined a gym and I have a personal trainer. Haha, I feel like the stereotypical bride-to-be. (I’m all about breaking stereotypes, but whatever). Anyway, they are teaching my HOW to even work out. And that your goal (lean muscle) is number one in fitness. You should do strength training as your number one priority, then nutrition, and THEN cardio. So I work out probably 3-4 times per week with a special strength conditioning workout my trainer gives me, then after that I do cardio. Never do cardio first.
Post # 10
@Mrs. Meowerson: haha that made me laugh
I have been doing wii fit. I also dont have the money for a gym and even if I did I’m really bad at self motivating (would would think having to getting into that dress would be enough but surprisingly no)
I also have the carmen electra dvd I did it in college and it really worked (silly and I needed to be alone to do it) but I would say any dvd work out works you just have to keep at it and definitely watch what you eat. I have cut down my snacking A LOT VERY hard but allowing myself to binge at least once a week. (I have never been someone to diet so this is the hardest part)
Good luck and let me know if you find anything that works!
Post # 11
I just try to make good decisions throughout the day- drink more water, take the stairs, pick smart snacks (granola bars, fruit, etc), decline the sweets, watch how much butter/sugar/oil is in each meal…the little changes that add up
Post # 12
Ok ladies, I just joined Weight Watchers for a 7 day free trial. Hopefully it will give me the structure I need to shave off some lbs. Thanks for all your advice!!
Post # 14
@kperry3: you’re right about the boredom! having both dvds definitely helps.. 30 day shred has the 3 levels you can choose from, and no more trouble zones has 5 or 6 circuits you can pick from
Post # 15
@eholland: good job, good luck! a tip: if you’re not very overweight they will assign you 29 points (the lowest they’ll give anyone because they discourage losing more than 1.5-2lbs a week once you get into the groove) so if you really want to lose pick your own number, say 25, and stick with that
Post # 16
I’m doing P90X in the evening and cardio in the morning. The P90X videos are on the expensive side but totally worth it if you want to tone up. I have muscle definition for the first time!