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#11 jackshayne0123

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:03 AM

@EmmaBrown don't be afraid of the gym! Of course it can be scary and intimidating, but once you familiarize yourself with the surroundings and the equipment you'll get in your own groove. If you join a gym ask for a tour! Maybe check out an all women's gym, or one that at least has a women's only area? I know for me all the gym rat muscle head men are really intimidating and it's so awkward to have them there, and feel them stare. I am much more comfortable in the women's area. Which brings me to my next point - it's so easy to feel self conscious and like everyone is watching and criticizing your every move, but that's furthest from the truth! Everyone is so wrapped up in their own world and watching themselves pump iron they could care less about what you're doing. BE CONFIDENT!!! Put on a brave face, plug in your own music and tune into your workout and get in the zone. One thing my trainer always says, is just get moving! It doesn't matter how much time you have, 5, 10, 15, 60 minutes, do something and get moving! Every little bit counts, and next time, aim higher. Just think, you are working out, you made it to the gym, you are doing what you need to do to feel healthy and get fit, and that's amazing!!!



#12 EmmaBrown

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    Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:08 AM

    BE CONFIDENT!!! Put on a brave face, plug in your own music and tune into your workout and get in the zone. 

     

    I love your attitude! I think maybe finding the right confident pump it up play list might be the key. So far, I'm listening to a whole lot of 'Work, b*itch!'- any upbeat, motivational suggestions, girls?



    #13 jackshayne0123

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    Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:32 AM

    @EmmaBrown OMG Work B* was my go to workout tune too!!!! LOVE that one. I'm not sure what your musical taste is, but here's a few things that are on my workout playlist:

    Skrillex

    Usher - Yeah is a personal fave

    Pitbull

    Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience album

    Sweet Nothing Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch

    Blurred Lines Robin Thicke

    Downtown Lady Antbebellum

    Avici album

    Black Eyed Peas

    Lady GaGa

     

    A little bit of everythig that's for sure!



    #14 acw271011

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    Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:04 AM

    @EmmaBrown OMG Work B* was my go to workout tune too!!!! LOVE that one. I'm not sure what your musical taste is, but here's a few things that are on my workout playlist:

    Skrillex

    Usher - Yeah is a personal fave

    Pitbull

    Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience album

    Sweet Nothing Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch

    Blurred Lines Robin Thicke

    Downtown Lady Antbebellum

    Avici album

    Black Eyed Peas

    Lady GaGa

     

    A little bit of everythig that's for sure!

     

    ha ha I LOVE to treadmill walk to Lady GaGa, Black Eyed Peas and Avici! absolutely love Avici! you know what else is great to walk to? Chris Brown "Forever". it's hilarious the rhythm you can get on the treadmill to that song!!


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    #15 EmmaBrown

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      Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:08 AM

      @acw271011 However, the biggest issue with eating later at night is that people have typically already eaten their calorie allotment for the day and so are over eating. 

      That's me! Sometimes I think I should just go to sleep at 18.30 to save myself from the after dinner snacks! At least then I'd be getting my beauty sleep!


      @EmmaBrown OMG Work B* was my go to workout tune too!!!! LOVE that one. I'm not sure what your musical taste is, but here's a few things that are on my workout playlist:

      Skrillex

      Usher - Yeah is a personal fave

      Pitbull

      Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience album

      Sweet Nothing Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch

      Blurred Lines Robin Thicke

      Downtown Lady Antbebellum

      Avici album

      Black Eyed Peas

      Lady GaGa

       

      A little bit of everythig that's for sure!

       

      Loving this playlist! I think I'll need to add a bit of Beyonce, too- a lady with mighty thighs and a whole lot of energy should be good encouragement for me!



      #16 EmmaBrown

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        Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:26 AM

        I think, after all my searching, I've found the one! I was really worried about trying out a trainer without a referral, but a friend's sister was just raving about her trainer in London. She said this girl was amazing- so friendly and funny and motivating, so I was really interested. I' a bit outside of London, so it's not ideal, but..., it turns out she DOES do skype sessions, which is exactly what I was looking for! I'm going to go for one session to try it out. The gym sounds great- they've actually got a chef there, and they deliver two healthy meals to your house every day. The menu sounds divine- jerk chicken salad with mango and avo salsa?!!! Yes please! For only five pounds each- I couldn't believe it. Anyway, I'll be trying her out- she said the first session will be to chat about my lifestyle, diet and aims. Feeling excited! I'll report back on progress! If any of you ladies are interested in drooling over their chef's amazing healthy menu, here's the link: http://bamn-fit.com/...system_menu.pdf

         

        Wish me luck- I'll keep you all updated!



        #17 csho

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        Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:02 AM

        Wow that sounds awesome!!! Good luck! Can't wait to hear back about it!



        #18 jackshayne0123

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        Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:27 AM

        Yay @EmmaBrown I'm so excited for you! That's awesome you found somebody! Please keep us updated!!



        #19 EmmaBrown

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          Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:55 AM

          Update:

           

          I LOVE IT!

           

          My first session was awesome. It wasn't intensive, it was just getting to know my new trainer (her name’s Meghan, and she is a total dynamo!) and telling her a bit about myself, and my lifestyle. She’s got all sorts of qualifications, so I feel like I’m in good hands- but she’s still super fun and approachable. She specializes in fat loss (lucky for me- I’ve got loads to lose!), and she suggested the PERFECT programme for me. They’ve got a package geared towards brides called ‘The Big Day’, which focuses on problem areas like arms and upper back. I’m so pleased about this, as my back fat and wobbly arms are my biggest worry about how I’ll look in the dress.

           

          We did a gentle session so that she could get an idea of my fitness level (non-existent) and plan sessions around my abilities and weight loss goals. It did feel a bit weird clearing the furniture out of the lounge and having a training session with my computer, but let me tell you, I felt GREAT afterwards. It feels so encouraging having my own cheerleader!

           

           

          If any of you ladies want to join in, this is the gym

          http://bamn-fit.com/

           

          I told her I was on this forum getting weightloss and exercise tips, and she said that she'd love it if I shared some of the stuff she's showing me here, and she'd be happy to answer questions and everything! I feel so childishly excited- seems like my weightloss goals are finally in sight!



          #20 iberostarbride

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            Posted 24 March 2014 - 05:18 PM

            I need to lose another 10 pounds in 12 days don't think its going to happen lol







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