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Let’s Get Fit, Shall We?

2012 March 19

Here’s my weekly confession…I really dislike working out. In fact the idea that I am posting on fitness at all is kind of shocking. All that discrimination and nose scrunching at the mention of the “w” word aside, I have been thinking about my fitness and well being quite a lot lately. The year before our wedding I worked out hard. Between beach boot camps, personal training sessions, and daily running, I was one lean mean workout machine. Sadly the workout bug never bit and slowly after the wedding I gave up my rigorous routine. Now I am working my way back to a more active lifestyle doing something I love, yoga…and the occasional walk on the beach with Jason. So, I’m curious…how do you stay active? Do you love to sweat-it-out or is working out a struggle for you as well? What are your tips for staying motivated?

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Leah Bergman

Editor at Freutcake
Designer, blogger, cocktail shaker. Classic with a bit of sparkle. Founder & Editor of Freutcake.

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  1. March 19, 2012

    I’ve had a tough time motivating myself to work out ever since I “retired” from my swimming career. Over the past few years I’ve tried biking, running, crossfit, etc. but nothing stuck. But at the end of January I started doing “barre” workouts. The workouts are tough, but I am seeing results, and those abs and lean muscles I’ve started to see are definitely motivation to keep it up!

    • freutcake permalink*
      March 19, 2012

      Kelsey- I have only heard great things about Barre method classes! I might have to look into that. 🙂 Thanks for the tip!

  2. Amanda permalink
    March 19, 2012

    I’m with you, Lea! Exercise is more of a chore than anything for me. Until I found yoga. I’ve been taking a great Anusara class for the past six months or so. It’s rigorous and reflective at the same time. I leave feeling like I’ve had a killer workout and a therapy session all in one. And, with two kids I’m always looking for ways to kill two birds with one stone! Now if the “w” would follow suit I’d be one happy yoga mommy!

    • freutcake permalink*
      March 19, 2012

      You are so right! Yoga is like therapy, relaxation and fitness all in one! Love that.

  3. March 19, 2012

    I ran track and cross country in college, but I haven’t been able to get in a consistent workout routine since I graduated almost 2 years ago. Lately I’ve been doing Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred (such a killer workout!) every few days and either walking or running on the days in between. I do miss all of my sunny San Diego college workouts, though! Good for you for getting into yoga! Xo, Katie

  4. March 19, 2012

    I’ve gotten on the gym group class bandwagon. I have found a few that I love: light weight lifting, cycling, and Pilates. I rotate them throughout the week to get a good workout. When it’s nice outside, I force myself to go for a jog. Listening to an audio book makes it much more enjoyable. Wishing you great motivation!

    • freutcake permalink*
      March 19, 2012

      I listen to audio books while I design occasionally! Maybe I should try that while running. 🙂 Thanks for the motivation!

  5. March 19, 2012

    I love this post! I am always trying to find new ways to keep me motivated. Usually it’s the prospect of summer and that teenie bikini that awaits, but luckily, I actually enjoy a good workout and I find that when I’m eating healthier, I tend to want to workout more. For the past few years, I’ve been doing bootcamp sessions a few times per year with Gladiator Bootcamp (can’t recommend them enough) and it’s been awesome. I’ve found that I thrive in group settings because you’re surrounded by others that are pushing their own limits which makes me want to do the same. I’ve always enjoyed yoga, but recently took a week-long private pilates session and I think I’m in love. It’s such a great way to sculpt lean muscle and strengthen the core. Just last week, I purchased a groupon for a crossfit gym and while I’m super intimated, I can’t wait to check it out (it’s so popular these days). One thing that I highly recommend to anyone looking to trim down and get healthy is to purchase a heart rate monitor that counts calories. Losing weight is a very simple math equation- burn more calories than you eat. Simple as that. Good luck with the yoga!

    • freutcake permalink*
      March 19, 2012

      A heart monitor is a great idea! I have always wanted one since I am motivated but actual results & numbers. 🙂 Or maybe I just need to wear my bikini around the house. lol

  6. March 19, 2012

    I’m so off and on. Some weeks I love working out, and some weeks I can’t be bothered. A motivation for me is that my cousin recently signed up for they gym, so we motivate each other to go… And not flake! I also REALLY love that my gym has a specific area that’s designated for women only during certain times (most mornings and several evenings a week). It’s usually a lot of older women, and no meatheads, so I definitely feel comfortable getting my sweat on! Whereas I was kind of self conscious and embarrassed/discouraged at my old gym.

  7. March 19, 2012

    I have a tough time getting motivated but once I start, I really enjoy working out. Pilates is my favorite type of exercise routine, as it is fun and effective but doesn’t injure my back!

    I love that clever water bottle and I really want those sneakers! Having workout gear that makes me feel good like some cute shoes or a pair of awesome pants helps motivate me too. 🙂

    • freutcake permalink*
      March 19, 2012

      Yes, cute gear is definitely a motivating factor!

  8. March 19, 2012

    Leah, as I write this comment I’m working on a new short series for the blog on how to stay motivated to run (or just exercise!) Hope you can find some motivation from my tips 😉

    • freutcake permalink*
      March 19, 2012

      Love it Gaby! I will definitely be reading for motivational tips.

  9. March 21, 2012

    trying to rotate between running and yoga/pilates everyday. key word is *trying* 😉

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