Post # 1
Just curious what everyone else is doing? I’m working on trying to be more consistent with my workouts! I’ve been eating super clean, but haven’t been spending any time at the gym. What keeps you motivated?
I’ve found that if I don’t work out in the morning before work, I just don’t work out period. How do you squeeze working out into your day?! Any tips for hitting the gym in the morning?
Post # 2
olivejd: I started working out in May of this year. Got engaged September, wedding is June 2016.
I work out in the comfort of my own home – I personally like the structure of work out DVDs (I wouldn’t know what to do at the gym my myself).
I work out in the evening, after work usually between 6 and 7pm. I know it isn’t for some people – but the more that you do it, when you don’t do it – it just feels weird! With time it gets easier – it becomes a habit.
So far I have lost 16 pounds and 16″ off my body. The progress is my motivation.
Post # 3
I’m actually starting barre classes tomorrow, I’m not trying to lose any weight but I want to tone up. im currently not working so I’m going whenever the classes are but when I do work, I’ll start going after work.
Post # 4
I second mastiff089 on tracking progress! I take progress photos to see the growth – it is so motivating! I’ve had to move away from the scale and focus more on action-based goals (i.e. eat all homemade breakfast and lunch every day all week & workout 4 times) and progress photos/measurments. For some reason, I would self sabotage when I set a specific weight loss goal – and at this point, I am looking more to tone up and am fine without losing any more weight.
Also, I workout at home and alternate between two different weight strength training plans (workout a & workout b). I track how much weight I lift for each exercise in a Google Doc (yes, nerdy ) so I can see how my strength improves! It is really motivating for me to know that I can lift a lot of weight…
Post # 5
I’ve had some setbacks due to injury and illness (recent auto-immune diagnosis..Sjogren’s Syndrome..was causing pain, now some fatigue but compared to others, I’m doing great..prob due to diet & exercise routine which I’ve had for 10 yrs).
- Group Fitness – I LOVE BodyPump (Strength Training/Weights & a tad cardio) & BodyFlow (Tai Jai, Yoga, & Pilates). I also used to LOVE to run but bc of injury I’ve been walking
- I get up at 5 am before work 3x a week for BodyPump the others I do after work or wknd.
- Try to walk as much as possible..we have a dog so that helps bc he needs the exercise! It makes me feel better than no running at all too
- Vitamins – take these..I’d got off and just started back today, makes a huge difference
- Green Tea – Hot green tea is great for you and for me, gives a little boost energy wise as well as I’ve heard is a fat burner
I find that when I’m working out I want to eat healthy & ironically I’m not as hungry bc working out tends to be an appetite supresspant (BUT make sure you are eating enough bc that can hinder muscle repair and weight loss)
Post # 6
I recently got into a beachbody Piyo program. I don’t need to lose weight, but wanted to tone up. I love the structure of the DVD’s and how easy it is to pop one in, following their calendar, and just get my workout on in my living room.
Post # 7
I do barre class 3-4x a week and walk to work every day unless the weather is horrible (slightly under 2 miles each way). I also do the occasional SC class, but it’s too expensive to do it all the time. At this time, I’d like to lose 10 lbs and tone up, although looking leaner is a bigger priority than seeing the number on the scale go down.
Post # 8
I’ve always been big on working out, so I know that what works best for me is eating clean and lifting heavy. I recently have been doing personal training and a modified 21 Day Fix eating plan. We mostly do cardio and strenth circuits and it kicks my ass!!! I just ran a half marathon and this training is WAY harder than that was. My wedding is next October, but I’ve been meaning to get into crazyhot shape for a while so I figured I’d start right away 🙂
ETA: My work commute sucks, so I’m up at 5am each morning and get home around 5:30. I down a protein shake on my way home and go straight to the gym so I don’t have any excuses. I used to have dinner first and go later (8 or so) but I found myself being tired and making a lot of excuses.
Post # 9
pinklove19: That’s awesome! I’m such a fan of the programs, I actually became a Beachbody Coach! I love the freedom it gives me with my schedule, the incredible results and the costs that are much lower then monthly gym/nutrition fees!
I hope PiYo gives you great results!
Post # 10
I did the 21 day fix, and saw great results. I am currently doing T25 (so hard!). Before the wedding (September 2016) I will likely do another round of 21 day fix, and do lots of yoga to stay calm. I can picture myself getting a little stressed pre wedding…
pinklove19: What do you think of Piyo? Im thinking of ordering it. Is it pretty challenging?
Post # 11
sunshinebb: I have also become a coach, although I haven’t done any recruiting so far. We shall see how it goes!
katza: It is pretty challenging. Totally kicks My ass! I absolutely am in love with it. The combo of Pilates and yoga is so low impact and very calming, I would totally recommend it.