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Exercise Accountability Group!

post #1 of 96
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Hey ladies!

So as I mentioned in the other thread, I have the desire to get at least 3 work-outs in weekly and really start doing yoga, but I have a very hard time gettin my big caboose off the couch. The only thing that has been really effective in the past was when someone was counting on me to get my workouts done and we kind of had an agreement with each other.

So please join this group if you would like to work out regularly and would benefit from the group accountability! I think the thread works best if we post regularly- I'd personally be so motivated seeing each time someone is getting their workout in for the day- it will really help get me on that treadmill I hope I am not the only one who needs that extra push from my other pregger friends

If you would like to join us, in your first post, please let us know how often you will be working out each week so we know how to check-in with you and if you would like to specify the type or amount of exercise, feel free to get as detailed as you like!
post #2 of 96
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So I'll start us off

I would like to get in 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week. I would like at least one of those to be yoga.

Ultimately I'd like to do more, but since I haven't worked out in 4 months, I am starting slow
post #3 of 96
I'll join!

I'd like to get 5 workouts in a week, primarily p90x videos. It's SO nice to be able to do it in my own home, DS LOVES to do them with me, and it's easy to even do them after the kids get to bed if the day has been particularly crazy.

I'll actually take this time to stop procrastinating and go do my Arms video now!
post #4 of 96
I'm in.

Because of my fibro, I have to be very very careful not to overdo it. However, I also NEED to be active so my muscles don't atrophy and so my insulin resistance doesn't worsen and become GD. My "exercise" wont look much like exercise, but consistency is the key to wellness, in my case.

Ideally, I would like to do water walking twice a week, and the rest of the weekdays play with my kids in the pool from 3-4. I have a light cardio/ strength training routine that I also want to do twice a week, but need to figure out if my kids will tolerate childwatch at the gym or if I need to go in early, before dh goes to work.

So my tentative plan for next week:
Tomorrow- 10 am treadmill OR swim
Sat- swim @ 9am
Sun- cardio/ strength training
Mon- swim/ water play @ 3
Tues- Tentative Water Walking/ Swimming @1 (Need to reserve child watch)
Wed- Swim @ 3 if the weather is awful, park day (some walking) if it is beautiful out
Thurs- Tentative Water Walking/ Swimming @1 (Need to reserve child watch)
Fri- swim/ water play @ 3
post #5 of 96
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Woohoo- thanks for joining Laura! Look at you with your schedule! That's awesome! I am such a control freak that the minute I make a schedule I rebel against it (I know, I am so crazy).

Can't wait to hear how your workout goes tomorrow!
post #6 of 96
Just finished my workout for tonight! Thanks for this post!! Arms & Shoulders down!
post #7 of 96
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Originally Posted by AndysQueen View Post
Just finished my workout for tonight! Thanks for this post!! Arms & Shoulders down!
You Rock Andysqueen! (Hey- what is your first name?)

You have inspired me- I will defintiely work out today and post when I am finished!

Woohooooo!!!
post #8 of 96
Yea, strength in numbers!

I would like to walk at least 30 minutes for 3x/week and do 2 yoga prenatal videos per week.

I am not going to get crazy here. Just focused on not gaining more than 30 lbs and building stamina. I do need to add in some upper body stuff because my arms were exhausted after labor with DD.

Does anyone one have recommendations?
post #9 of 96
I'm in. At least I'll try to be. It will help to have other people to be accountible to. I plan to workout tonight, which will make my 2nd workout this week. I last worked out on Mon.

I usually aim to do 25-30 mins on the eliptical, some stretching, some lunges with light weights and then I usually do the some machine work for the inner and outter thighs (abductor/inductor? I can't remember) and I need to add in something for my arms. I would also like to get a prenatal yoga video that I can do maybe once or twice a week at home.
post #10 of 96
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Originally Posted by Happy912 View Post
Woohoo- thanks for joining Laura! Look at you with your schedule! That's awesome! I am such a control freak that the minute I make a schedule I rebel against it (I know, I am so crazy).

Can't wait to hear how your workout goes tomorrow!

I used to be the same way. The thing is... With 4 kids, their activities (and soon to be therapies), plus the gym schedule, plus naps and meals... If I don't know WHEN I will work out, I wont do it. Sad but true. So I schedule it in, and do my best. (Plus, if I want to use the Childwatch room, I have to make a reservation in advance so they have enough staff. They still charge if I don't call and cancel before my slot!)

Anyway, it's 8am here, so I need to rouse my children and start our day.
post #11 of 96
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Originally Posted by Happy912 View Post
You Rock Andysqueen! (Hey- what is your first name?)

You have inspired me- I will defintiely work out today and post when I am finished!

Woohooooo!!!
My name is Jamie! I used to have a siggy, not sure where that went. I'll have to update it.

Plyometrics for me later today, then work from 6-9 (waiting tables on a HOT patio - a workout in itself!).
post #12 of 96
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Originally Posted by raspberry.swirl View Post
Yea, strength in numbers!

I would like to walk at least 30 minutes for 3x/week and do 2 yoga prenatal videos per week.

I am not going to get crazy here. Just focused on not gaining more than 30 lbs and building stamina. I do need to add in some upper body stuff because my arms were exhausted after labor with DD.

Does anyone one have recommendations?
Are you asking for arm strength exercise recommendations? If so, I have some hand weights (I actually have a few different sets- but you can get away with just one pair)

I do bicep curls, shoulder presses (think resting weights in your hands on top of your shoulders and pushing straight up to the sky), and tricep curls behind my head. They are simple and if you just do as many reps as you can with good form, working your way up to 2-3 sets.

Also, WELCOME!! I really like your plan and want to work my way up to exercising more than 3 times a week.
post #13 of 96
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Originally Posted by cindyleed View Post
I'm in. At least I'll try to be. It will help to have other people to be accountible to. I plan to workout tonight, which will make my 2nd workout this week. I last worked out on Mon.

I usually aim to do 25-30 mins on the eliptical, some stretching, some lunges with light weights and then I usually do the some machine work for the inner and outter thighs (abductor/inductor? I can't remember) and I need to add in something for my arms. I would also like to get a prenatal yoga video that I can do maybe once or twice a week at home.
WELCOME CINDY! I think that sounds great! Be sure to check in tonight once you are done so we can all give you virtual high-fives!
post #14 of 96
Thread Starter 
I just completed my first official prenatal yoga video! It went by a lot quicker than I expected- it was called Yoga for Your Pregnancy- it actually has several different options and I chose the 30 minutes "strengthen and Energize" routine.

Anyways- a big thank you Jamie (not me, Andy's Jamie ), Laura, Cindy, and Rasberry because there's no way I would have done yoga on my lunch break without this thread and without my accountabilibuddies!
post #15 of 96
Hi! My goal is continue to work out 5 - 6 days per week.

For me, this looks like 30 min. of more intense cardio on the elliptical or "air walker" and then sometimes another 15 min. fast walking on the treadmill 2 - 3 days per week.

1 day per week is a fast, 45 min. walk on the treadmill

The other 2 - 3 days per week are swimming laps. I'm not fast, but I usually do one of two routines...my mile swim, or my 45 min. arms/back focus swim. I LOVE having a really muscular back! Today was a focus swim.

Because of the swimming, I don't do any targeted work with weights.

I do, however, need to add in yoga...I think I'll start with a goal of 1 day per week, outside of class (if I ever do get myself to a class!)
post #16 of 96
I did my cardio/ strength training circuit today. I hope I don't pay tomorrow.
post #17 of 96
Hi! I'd like to join your thread. I have been into fitness my whole lfe, but pregnancy seems to change that for me, especially when I feel like crap all the time. I am shooting to workout 4-5 times a week. I like to do a mix of weights, yoga and riding the bike.
post #18 of 96
I just finished a weight training workout followed with some yoga. Nausea is back in full force, so I didn't get the intensity that I would have liked, but I can only do what I can do!
post #19 of 96
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First of all- WELCOME to Emily and Jessica!!! So excited to have you guys join the group!

Also- WAY TO GO to Jessica for getting a workout in despite the nausea- that is definitely an accomplishment in itself!

Great job to Laura too!

Look at all of us gettin' workouts in on Frida1- we rock!!

Keep up the great work ladies- if you work out this weekend, be sure to check in so we can tell you how awesome you are!!
post #20 of 96
Thanks Jamie! I am going to check out your prenatal yoga dvd. I have one, but it is isn't challenging enough for me until I am like 7 months along.
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