☼ ☼ Summer Shape-Up! ☼ ☼

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  1. wdwteach

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    Ohhhh - I have been avoiding this thread too. But I have already started a Tapnburn class and I love it! It is the most fun way to work out. I hope it really does burn some weight off of me. I like the idea of limiting soda to weekends. Too bad I am leaving for a camping trip tomorrow - the smores call to me! I will hike everyday to try to make up for them. :whistle:
     
  2. TeacherNY

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    I have been drinking sugar free iced tea, ice water with lime and skim milk. On occasion I will have some diet soda but I realized that if don't buy it I can't drink it! I just stay out of the soda aisle.
     
  3. Ms. I

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    Oh dear, not my best regarding working out this wk at all. :( I've gotta lose this next wk here!
     
  4. JustMe

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    So, that before and after picture won't be for another few months (I'm thinking Thanksgiving, actually), but I am truly changing my diet...I'm not on a diet. So I'm happy about that.
     
  5. TeacherNY

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    I agree about the term "diet". I prefer to call it a WAY OF EATING. I have changed my way of eating and cut out sugar, white flour and any processed, packaged junk. Now if it would just stop getting so HOT outside so I can take some nice long walks LOL
     
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    I, um, might have put on about 6 lbs so far. I've been out of school for a month... but I've only had about 13 days off b/c of trainings. And I have a about 10 days before I leave on vacation. I was doing my Pilates and then I just sort of... didn't.

    Tomorrow: Better eating. Pilates.
     
  7. TeacherNY

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    I have been doing these Cardio/Dance workouts on Netflix. They are really fun and get you moving. Some of the dance steps are tricky but I got the hang of them after a while. I'm just glad nobody was watching me do it LOL
     
  8. Ms. I

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    I'm trying to keep up the exercise & eating well. I didn't eat as lightly as I could have this last wk though. Once, this wk, I actually went to the gym & walked my dog in one morning...I've never done that!
     
  9. TeacherApr

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    I've been trying to shed my pregnancy weight off for a year and have been very successful. I gained 50lbs and got it off! Now, I want to do another 10lbs so that I can get to my personal goal.

    I have never been an exerciser though I've tried. Just can't get consistent with it. I still lost weight though it was probably slower and my flab is not toned...

    I agree that I am NOT on a diet. I can eat ANYTHING I want to. I just have to be smart about it! Whole wheat pastas, breads and rice are my staples. I check the nutrition label for serving size, calories, fat, and fiber. It is not worth it to me if something at 1/4 of a cup is 200 calories, 10g of fat and 1g of fiber. NO WAY! I also eat a lot of vegis and drink a lot of water. I am on...WEIGHT WATCHERS ; ) I have lost 50lbs in 10 mos prior to getting pregnant and kept it off for 5 years then I got pregnant.

    I have started to go to Zumba once a week. However 2 weeks ago I gained 5 lbs! This week I lost 3lbs so I now know that my muscles were developing 2 weeks ago and weren't ready to burn off that fat yet. This past week they burned off 3 lbs of fat = ) yea!

    Saturdays are my "free days" in which I still watch what I eat BUT I give myself a few treats. This has always been successful for me. HOWEVER, I just learned to AVOID DOMINO'S PASTA BOWLS!!! I thought they weren't too bad until I saw the calories! Holy cow! That's 3 days worth of calories for me!!!
     
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    I'm on my exercise bike for 1/2 hour every morning and another 1/2 hour most nights. I don't want to lose any more weight, just maintain the 20+ pound weight loss I accomplished over the year, stay fit and in shape. I eat 'lighter' in the summer anyway but I won't deny myself a glass of sangria or an occasional ice cream...it's summer!! :)
     
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    I am back on this thread now and I am planning to get back at working out more regulary. Last night I walked about 4 miles and today we walked about 2 and played a little volleball outside. I need to incorporate more weights and yoga though. That will be my goal this week, one day of yoga and one day of weights.
     
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    Last summer I lost 15 lbs and felt really good. Unfortunately, I gained back 7 during the school year and now I'm down 5 again since school got out on June 15. My preferred exercise in the summer is walking 4 or 5 miles out in the hot sun and sweating to death while drinking cold water so I don't pass out. LOL Something about this brutal routine keeps me motivated! MAybe because the results are so visible. I lose it off of my waist and back when I walk.I love the leisure of summer when I can sweat and exercise and not have to worry about running home to shower and get to work. My summer goal is 15 pounds again.
     
  13. heymiss

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    I weigh myself, but only rarely. I mainly go by, "hey these pants are tight, I must've gained weight," or "heeeyyyy, I didn't even have to do the pants dance to get these jeans on, and they're straight out of the dryer! I must be doing something right!"

    Lately, my pants have been a little snug, so I've decided to do something about it. I'm trying to eat healthier and have cut out soda. This is ROUGH because I love my Dr Pepper!

    I just finished day 6 of Insanity. I hadn't really heard of it till I read about it in the Lifestyle Changes thread, but I LOVE it. It's a little pricey up front ($160ish), but it's even better than when I was paying $232/month for a real live personal trainer, so it's worth the money to me.

    Plus, usually about halfway through the workouts, Shaun T gets hot and takes his shirt off. :wub:
     
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    I've been okay with my workouts. I'm running a bit longer, and lifting heavier weights. Swimming is about the same. I work out for about an hour and a half three days a week. Today is my day. I hope I feel the energy to go. :D
     

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