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#21 melnryluvco

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    Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:40 PM

    If eating right is what's hard for you make cooking meals and eating meals more enjoyable. Ask the FI to help you chop up veggies for the week or try a new recipe together. When was the last time you busted out the nice plates and did a romantic dinner? Try new veggies or styles of cooking. Also this time of year is a great time to go to farmers markets where the veggies and produce are going to be ultra fresh and organic. Nothing gets me more excited to cook when I know I'm shopping locally and about to eat some delish organic veggies/produce.


    If working out is your issues, which lets face it which one of us hasn't wanted to just curl up on the couch and never move but that's neither here nor there, find an activity that you don't just like but LOVE. I'm not a big runner. In fact you could say we don't really get along but I know that it's necessary to maintain good health. So I compromise by going for hikes or running around, playing football with the FI. Also, I joined a HOT yoga studio. I don't know what part of the world your all in but Core Power Yoga has studios nation wide and offers a free week of yoga to their new clients. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Core Power Yoga http://www.corepoweryoga.com/. They aren't your typical studio. They're upbeat, youthful and fun. They have classes for just about everyone. What I love is you really get a good workout blasting calories but also you sweat out toxins in your body plus you get to take a moment out of your day to just breathe and center yourself!


    Anyways, point being is like ChocoTaco said. This should be a life style change. Something that you can continue after the walk down the aisle! But it sounds like you're on the right track with getting a trainer. I'm at the 9 month mark for getting married and I def want to tighten and tone up a bit. Good luck to all you lovely 2013 brides!!

    #22 Jenna1511

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      Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:53 PM

      I love all this advice! Thanks for sharing and I feel more motivated to work harder at my lifestyle with these words of wisdom!

      #23 imnotarunner

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        Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:09 AM

        138.5 as of Oct 2,

        want to get back to my fightin' weight 128 by December

        I'm not sure I can do it

        Going to pre plan my meals and exercise min 30 mins a day.

        #24 uhura526

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          Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:37 AM

          +1  for making a lifestyle change!  Before I got engaged, I decided to get on the ball and take back my health.  I started reading Tim Ferris's "The 4-Hour Body" and sort of adopted what he advises in that book with a few tweaks.  I also took up running as my FI is a long distance runner and has done several races all over the country and will be doing the NYC Marathon next month! Yay.  Anyway, I signed up for a few 5K races to get motivated and training for those has been my exercises.  I'm down 40lbs and have kept it off for the last 3 months, took me about 5 months to lose the 40lbs. I have adopted eating clean meaning no rice, potatoes, pasta, sugars, etc 5 to 6 days a week. Then I have two cheat days which is Saturday and Sunday where I can eat whatever I want. I workout 3 to 4 days a week which is basically me running 3 to 4 miles and that's pretty much it. I feel great and I'm now at a normal BMI! that's really all I wanted.  Definitely recommend the 4-hour Body book btw.

          #25 imnotarunner

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            Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:34 AM

            that's GREAT, uhura526!! man i wish i had your willpower 

            #26 uhura526

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              Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

              Originally Posted by imnotarunner 

              that's GREAT, uhura526!! man i wish i had your willpower 

              If you can commit to a marriage, you can commit to taking better care for yourself. Just consider it another vow you shall take

              #27 JA2012

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                Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:59 AM

                My best advice is to:

                1) Drink plenty water and only water - add lemon slice or drink it hot which helps to detox organs

                2) Do some form of activity for minimum 30 mins day - walk, run, dance, climb stairs, workout video

                3) Cut out/reduce sugar and anything white - bread, sugar, flour, rice etc

                4) Don't stress about your weight. Or anything. it only leads to stress eating and will add to your problems.

                #28 JA2012

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                  Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

                  Here's a helpful (and quick) cardio workout you can do at home:

                  60 sec jumping jacks

                  20 crunches

                  60 sec up and down the stairs

                  15 pushups

                  10 burpees

                  30 lunges (alternating legs, 15 on ea)

                  Put on your fave song and dance as hard as you can for 5 mins.

                  Repeat everything starting from the top 3x


                  No Excuses!! Enjoy!

                  #29 Maybeachbride

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                    Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

                    Find something you enjoy doing! Find a friend to help get you started! My friends and I will plan social time at the gym to help keep us motivated!

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