I just started the program because I missed the Jan. issue and didn't know what it was all about. The first week went great and I feel great. I can tell that I'll need support and motivation down the road though. I openned this Topic to get feedback from others that are doing Good Moves 2000. What worked? Tips? Advice? Visible Results?
This would also be a good way to get a workout buddy that is at the same place you are. I would be interested in someone who is in the first or second month of the program. So reply to the boards then get off that duff and Get Moving!!!!
Hey! I just started the Good Moves 2000 also! I've always exercised, but it has never been consistant. I walk or do a sport 1-5 times a week. I know it needs to be routine but I let the other "stuff" get in the way. I live in the mountains and my walking course has some killer hills. In the past when I walk regularly, I can tell a big difference in muscle tone and cardio fitness within four weeks. I need to incorporate strenght training more for my upper body! I would like a simple routine that delivers the most punch.
I thought I would try this is a guide and motivation. It's nice to see they have bullentin boards where you can find a buddy! Let me know hou you are doing.
I am just beginning this program. I REALLY need the motivation from others! I would love to hear some success stories from those who have been on the program for several months. Is anyone out there?
Good luck and keep in touch Paula34 and Terri!!
I'm gearing up for my 4th week of exercising with Good Moves 2000. I was in better shape than I though so I am doing week 12 of the program. Here are some tips to keep going the first three weeks.
Print out and use the excersise logs, that way you can see how much effort you are really putting in. (Cooking Light needs to update the March log though, it doesn't quite match the routine)
We all seem to have crazy, hectic days. I decide in the morning what my day's exercise goal is and try to get it in right away. Since that only happens 50% of the time, I try to "steal" the minutes as soon as I can in the day. Examples include, my daughter visits a friend, so I will ask my son to join me on his bike. Dad takes both kids to warm up for the baseball game, I exercise then arrive in time to watch the actual game. Yes, sometimes its nightime before I get it in.
Concentrate on what you did do in the week instead of what you didn't. This is where the log really helps. Last week I only got 2 strength workouts in, but walked 5 times. Not well rounded, but I certainly wasn't sitting on my butt.
O.K. here's my new dilema. I've gained 4 pounds since starting. I know this is due to increase in muscle mass and some extra 4th of July picnicing. Does anyone know when increase of muscle starts leveling off so I'll see a dercrease of weight again?
Good Moving, Paula34
So glad to find others just getting on board. The weather in my area didn't cooperate for a Jan. start...too cold and icy. (I'm a new mom and need to take baby with me.) I've started and stopped a few times. We're still nursing, and my body is fighting me on losing the last "few" pregnancy pounds. My energy level plunged awhile back - realized it was the same time I quit taking the prenatal vitamins. My little one is now an active 9 mos. old and I need to get into better shape to keep up! I'm starting at the walking for 60 min., moderate intensity point. I completely understand about fitting it in whenever you can! Thanx for the tip about using the logs. I need all the encouragement and help I can get.
I would be interested in meeting a buddy that would be interested in starting this program from day 1. I'm a full-time mom that homeschools and works out of my home and definately need both support and a conscience (someone to share support and help keep me on track). I'm going to DisneyWorld in Dec and Cancun in April and want to look great and have lots of energy to experience everything I can while there.
I had the opportunity to walk with a friend this week. My friend is in really good shape, but was willing to drag me along. Drag me along for sure! She showed me a pace I never knew I had! I certainly would not be able to keep up with her to make this a regular, but it was great for a change. As we talked the time flew. My tip for the week is to meet up with someone else who walks for one or two times a week, just watch not to gossip.
This is week 3 for me, and I've decided to repeat week 14 of the program. I only walked 2x, 60 min., 3-6 intensity last week. I did manage one strength training, too. I biked & walked shorter times, also, but didn't feel ready to tackle 60 min. 7+ intensity. I also want to figure out April's workout a little better before I start it... like week 17 is actually mid-May? How does this work out match up with the calendar in actual weeks? With the speed intervals, what intensity do you walk the rest of the time (the balance of the hour)? Are we assuming 7+ intensity thereafter? The "weightless workout" has been very easy to follow. Here's hoping I make it to 4 weeks - it would be my longest continuous stretch since starting in March!
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