OK...so the wedding is over, didn't get in shape for it...I guess now is the time...
Posted 05 July 2008 - 10:39 PM
What do I do and how do I go about doing it? My work schedule is a crazy one just as a disclaimer. I work 2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off and so on... and I go to work at 5:30 pm and don't get off til 7:00 am (yes almost 14 hour shifts.) That is an important part because once I get off, I am dog tired and only have time to sleep... So all you ladies out there, please help a sista out...
Posted 05 July 2008 - 10:45 PM
Posted 05 July 2008 - 10:52 PM
Posted 05 July 2008 - 11:05 PM
some of my favorites:
hip hop abs
denise austin pilates
you can rent stuff on netflix & see if you like it before buying anything.
You can't watch tv & do some of these workouts at first, but once you get it down it's easy.
Another thing that can help is finding healthy things to eat at work so you eat reguarly. Is there a trader joes in your area? I love that place for getting easy to make, healthy food. have a lot of healthy snacks around.
I think the key is making being healthy fun & not painful. Go for walks with friends instead of talking on the phone in the evening. or see if your husband wants to go for a walk with you.
the endorphins you get from a workout makes you feel so great. Also, you'll probably start to have more energy.
also, the better it feels to be healthy, the more likely you are to make it a lifestyle change.
Posted 05 July 2008 - 11:07 PM
Posted 05 July 2008 - 11:10 PM
My husband is skinny and has great muscle definition (a die hard basketball player) and he has a very fast metabolism and he eats junk food... He plays ball all the time, he would walk with me I think...he hasn't yet though. He always encourages me to workout out, but that's it...he never really encourages me by actually doing it with me...
I have tried some tapes, and I do like them once I get going...it's just getting me going is impossible.
Posted 05 July 2008 - 11:20 PM
Walking will do something if you do it consistently, but you have to be moving at a good pace. When I walk I work up a sweat and couldn't really gab with a gf the whole time, too out of breath for that. Also, my neighborhood has a lot of hills so if I jog I will jog UP the hills so its harder. Your body gets used to what you do daily, that is why what you do at work doesn't make any changes and why you should change your exercise routine regularly. Interval training is a good way to kickstart things too- jog one minute, walk two minutes... repeat. Workout videos are a great way to vary things, but I've never done them. Totally not coordinated enough for that! lol
Posted 05 July 2008 - 11:36 PM
Posted 05 July 2008 - 11:46 PM
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