I am a Beachbody fanatic! Right now I am doing 3 days of ChaLean strength training with 3 days of Turbo FIRE(I am following the TF schedule, so it is spread out for along time since I am mixing in the ChaLean strength training videos) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Chalene Johnson workouts!
I am doing Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred on weekdays and jogging 2.7 miles with my son in the jogging stroller on the weekends. I wish I could run more but my LO gets up during the night and when I try to sneak out at 5:30a, I end up waking him and the entire house up. I do my 20 minutes work out with Jillian when I get home from work and then I have the rest of my time with the family. So far it's working pretty well although I would like to work more on my tummy, thighs and butt. I bought Jillian Michaels' Killer Buns and Thighs but I haven't tried it yet.
I want to work on my abs because my belly has gotten larger. Although my legs/rear have been a long time nemesis to me. So I'm working on those the most. Usually I do dancing on the Xbox or specific strength training exercises. I am also looking at investing into a bike (outside) and a treadmill to keep me feeling like I have options to work out. My biggest set-back is getting bored.
Jen in Milwaukee
current weight: 185.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,944) Posts: 189 5/10/12 10:25 A
I just started going back to the gym this week (I gave birth 12 weeks ago). I'm starting off slow, for obvious reasons. I do about 30 minutes on the treadmill and then jump on the eliptical for about 20 minutes. Yesterday I did add in a little bit of strength training as well. My goal is 19 pounds away and I also want to tone up the flabby areas that developed over the past year.
I really enjoy Zumba. The place I work at has a Wellness Center (gym) it it provides Zumba 4x a week. The instructor is fabulous. I do because I love moving to the loud music, and I'm burning about 500 cal in the hour.
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My routine depends on the day of the week and other things scheduled. I sometimes have several documents I need to read so rather than just setting at my desk to read i am lucky that the company i work for has an on-site gym so i go the the gym and read while I either walk on the treadmill or side the stationary bike. On the week-end i do yard work and try to get in some fitness activity such as bike riding with my son. I walk every night with my husband to keep him active. I also do some type of strength training every day to keep my body looking as good as it can for my age.
My exercise routine is not that exciting. I walk on treadmill at home or I walk in the mall during my lunch hour. Some days I do both. Some days nothing at all. I like walking in the mall during lunch. It really wakes me up for the rest of the day. I like walking on treadmill because I can watch TV that I don't let my kids watch. It's a great combination for people like me that like to watch TV and don't like to exercise.
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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 86 5/1/12 1:54 P
Hi there! I am doing a little bit of everything. I tend to get bored easily with exercise, so I need to mix it up. I signed up for the 4 week "Spring into Shape" bootcamp and so far (day 3) I really like it. You have to do 10-minute strength training video each day, and then cardio 5 days per week. I love the short videos because I can do them before I go to work in the morning, or while my kids are in the tub! I have wii Zumba, so I did that for 30 minutes last night for my cardio. Today I am going to walk during my lunch break. I have struggled with weight my entire life, and for me, I know that I lose weight faster and keep it off when I do a combination of cardio and strength training. As for the why - to lose weight and tone up, and get healthier.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 86 5/1/12 10:48 A
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