(Closed) Where do I start?

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s an investment, but I would suggest P90X.  I’m doing it now and have seen some great results.  It’s been somewhat easy for me to stick to, because it builds in "off-days" into the program.  So, I know I have to work out for 6 days to get an off day.  And, once you start seeing results, you want to keep going!

Post # 4
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Believe me, I am the most unmotivated person when it comes to getting in shape but you can totally do it!  A few questions for you…what kind of exercise program are you looking for?  Are you looking for exercises you can do at the gym or would you rather something you can do at home? 

Post # 5
469 posts
Helper bee

Im wondering the same but wanna say Hi Date Twin!

Post # 6
36 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would say diet and exercise are both important. Chicken, fish, lots of veggies and fresh fruit, and whole grains; a good diet not dieting. (For me this means no bagel with cream cheese breaks or 11 PM popcorn.) Do cardio and weight training because you burn more fat when you have more muscle (even just sitting!). A personal trainer told me that 3x week is maintenence, but 4-5x week is improvement.

Cardio could be jogging 20 minutes, biking for 15, swimming, jump rope, etc. For back and arms get some 8 and 10 lb weights to lift and do lunges with. I took a weight training class for women and I really recommend it! You feel comfortable and get results. If you can’t take a class here’s a helpful link http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/dumbbellexercises.html&nbsp

Post # 7
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I used to teach aerobics, and have also trained as a yoga teacher.  I was also a runner for a few years (I finished a half marathon).  I am pretty good at motivating myself, mostly because I pick things I enjoy doing.

My question is: do you have a workout you love doing?  If not, find an activity you actually like.  It could be a great fitness class; a scenic walking, jogging or bike path; working out at a fun gym; doing a favorite fitness DVD.    

Good luck!

Post # 8
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I find paying for the gym a motivator – I have to go get my money’s worth. And looking at my thighs too is a huge motivator. Ha! Also, Crunch makes some great workout videos that I love doing at home. I also just ordered a few videos from Jillian from the biggest loser, and hope to start those next week. Good luck!

Post # 9
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

the biggest thing that motivates me is writing it into my schedule. if i don’t follow through i always feel guilty the next day when i look at my planner.

another tip – sign up for a 5k race, i find working towards a goal motivates me, and if i have paid the money, then i am sure as heck going to run the race!

Post # 10
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

push ups are the most basic move that make results.

Also, when it comes to exercising, I always make a “check mark” on my calendar for workouts!

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