(Closed) What to do to look best in this dress?? HELP!

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Those p90x vids should do it if you do not belong to a gym. You’ll especially want to do the upper body work out. My brother gave me similar workouts to do.

Just remember that what you eat is just as important as the work out itself.

Good luck!!

Post # 4
336 posts
Helper bee

Eat clean, healthy foods, go to the gym… and remember to life weights before doing cardio!

Lifting weights burns the most calories by far. Your arms will get toned fairly fast as well, you will be able to see the definition in them before anything else!

Good luck to you!

Post # 6
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I just started a Boot Camp class (which kicks my a** is an oh so awesome way) and the trainer would tell you: Cardio, Cardio, Cardio.  Get yourself breathing hard everyday.  When I go for walks, I try to get at least one significant hill in there, or I will run a block, walk a block.  And, I would definitely do weights so that you are toning the muscles.  You want to have some tone that will show up as you lose weight.  But it is the Cardio that will speed up any weight loss.

Good luck!  I am 5 weeks out and trying to lose about 5 lbs before then. 

Post # 8
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am only doing Bootcamp twice a week.  The rest of the days I try (key word is try Embarassed) to go for a walk, or do some other cardio on my own.  I also take a cardio/circut class once a week.  I don’t like it as much as it is mostly machines and I prefer the bootcamp style of strength training.

Adding the bootcamp has really helped me “kick it up a notch”.  Even if you can only do this once a week, I think it would be helpful.

Post # 9
1149 posts
Bumble bee

My friend who is doing P90x says that in 9 days “my love handles are all but gone and I have quads of steel” (he’s a guy).

It seems like if you need a quick fix, P90x would be it if you can really eat well and commit to exercising 6 days per week. 

Good luck no matter what you decide to do!  Keep us posted on your progress!

Post # 10
3576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I cannot agree with @mhirni more!  Cardio is KEY!  I’m telling you 45 minutes/day – 5 days a week.  If you get bored with your cardio, mix it up.  Run outdoors, run indoors, do a cardio kickboxing class, Elliptical machine, stair stepper, etc.

Post # 11
171 posts
Blushing bee

I feel like p90x is geared more towards men. My boyfriend and I did this about 6 months ago and he lost like 30lbs in 2 months. This was sooooo frustrating because I lost 7lbs and was trying wayyyy harder than him (did extra cardio, running, etc)

anyways it got to the point where i was so resentful of him losing weight so easily, i stopped doing it and started my own program.

Post # 12
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Riding the bike, like a stationary one, will tone your whole body and give you cardio. For arms you could do weights. What about workout classes?

Post # 13
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Cardio helps to slim but you need to be doing some total body workouts with weights.  (Muscle burns more calories!)

Post # 14
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

the 30 day shred. like seriously.
i did it every day with 1 rest day a week (for the 28 days till my wedding!), and i shrank down, toned up miraculously, and found new muscle strength i never knew i had!

just stick with it!

Post # 15
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I love your dress. Is it by Enzoani?? To answer your question, I think you should focus on your arms. The structure of the dress will be enough to make your body look good. The arms are really the only muscles that anyone will be able to see if they are toned or not.

I agree with the cardio advice, but I also think something as simple as doing as many pushups as you can each day will make a difference in your arms (and it only takes 2 minutes max).

Have you tried Women’s Health DVDs? The one I have is called Total Workout in Ten. There are four 10-minute sessions, and you can do just one or all of them. If you are pressed for time, I think the arms and cardio sessions back-to-back would be perfect for you (the arms workout is great!). And the instructor (Amy Dixon) is so motivating. There are other women on the video that are really supportive (somehow through the DVD!).

Post # 16
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

What you eat is almost more important than what type of workout you do. Drink a lot of water and cut your calories and cut waaay down on the sodium the week of your wedding. As far as excersize, you could stand in your bedroom and do jumping jacks for 20 minutes each day followed by pushups and that would be great! In order to tone muscles, you’ve got to do cardio too.

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