First time posting here! Ok, so a little about my exercise background...never liked it much, but started a program at my local park district early last year to lose a few pounds and tone up. I started taking spin classes, core strengthening classes and Body Pump. Noticed results after a few months (finally achieved holding a plank on my toes!!) and I lost weight. I did fine, then after a few months, lost interest, got lazy when summer came up, or just got busy with family, life, etc. and stopped going. I'd start up again, then a few months later, lose interest or get lazy again.
Flash forward to now, haven't gone to a class since early August, starting to lose the muscle I worked so hard for, gaining weight, etc. I can still hold the plank, but not as long as I used to. I remember how hard it was to achieve that and I don't want to lose it!
My problem? I'm bored! Bored with riding a bike for an hour, bored with lifting a barbell for an hour, etc. I do prefer taking classes because I feel better when there is a program planned out for me. I show up, do the program and go home! No need to worry about "am I exercising enough?" or "am I doing this exercise correctly?", you know? Also, I don't have the best balance, so I prefer to not take classes with a lot of steps to memorize (i.e using a step, dance steps). I always feel like I'm focused more on getting the steps right than doing the workout! Tried Zumba, total bust.
So anyway...looking for some suggestions on what you did to get motivated again. What exercises are really good for burning the fat, toning your butt, thighs, mid-section? Oh yeah, I'm going on vacation in December where I'll be on a boat wearing a bathing suit. That is my focus and time is of the essence, but I'm not psyched to go back to the classes. I guess I'm just stuck and need that push to get moving again. I think once I get going again, I'll be fine.
I'm looking to lose 15-20 lbs by then and I want to lose it steadily and healthy. Need a realistic and fun way of doing this! Thanks!!
Edited by: WYRD315 at: 9/26/2013 (11:21)
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