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JamesMom
04-10-2010, 12:34 PM
I am taking my son on a impromptu trip next month.
Last May my mom's health took a turn for the worse and ultimately died in Feb. I need to go to my happy place...hence the trip with my DS7.
The problem - I am horribly out of shape and have gained 40 pounds I didn't need soothing my troubles with chocolate.
I started my Wii fit today with a 35 minute program that made me sweat - so I am very out of shape. I hadn't step on the thing since Feb.
What program should I implement to build up my stamina for the parks?
I was thinking
Week 1 - Wii Fit for 30 minutes a day. Walk son to bus stop .25 mile each way. (.5 mile a day)
Week 2 - Wii Fit for 45 minutes a day. Add 15 minutes on treadmill. (1 mile a day)
Week 3 - Wii Fit for 45 minutes a day. Walk 2 miles a day
Week 4 - Wii Fit for 45 minutes a day. Walk 3 miles a day

I don't plan on altering my diet much so I am not dieting. The point is to not get winded walking to the bus stop at the resort :)

Is this a good workable plan?

5DizFans
04-10-2010, 01:14 PM
Hi,

Your workout plan looks great. Remember, the other key to your success is keeping your eating in line too!

I have lost 55 pounds since Sept. It has been very hard - but well worth it and I'm in the best shape ever!!

I started out with small amounts of exercise and I have gotten to where I exercise a minimum of one hour a day. I also look for little ways to add extra steps in my every day life. Like, parking at the farthest corner of the parking lot, walking my kids to the park and walking around during my kids sports practices instead of sitting in my car.

I have also been on a program called HMR. It has worked magic for me!

Keep up your hard work - it will make Disney walking much easier!

We are going in August and I can't wait to have Photopass pictures taken with the "new" me!!!

If you have a smart phone you can download calorie counting apps. That has also helped me!

GoofyCampers09
04-11-2010, 12:10 AM
i also have started a workout plan yesterday i went and bought those Stetcher shape-up sneakers wow what difference it makes on your feet & body then we went and got a 7 day starter weight loss kit at GNC to give my butt alittle energy boost haha we also have a wii but i cant find the wii fit anywhere...... so good luck we have 157 days left before we leave so excited!!!

DaniB
04-11-2010, 10:26 AM
I recommend walking!!! Best way to go!

I joined a weight loss challenge group, started walking a whole lot more (in addition to eating less and better), and lost 20 lbs in 10 weeks.

I started off by walking my kids back & forth to school (2 km round-trip), then other places like the library, bank, etc. Easier for me to do since my husband uses our car weekdays.

jr1968
04-11-2010, 11:57 AM
If walking, trust me, try Merrell shoes. OMG.... ok yes they are bit expensive ($100ish) and maybe not the most stylish but for anyone who ever had to deal with sore feet, they are phenomenal!! I had plantar fasciatis and these little beauties got me thru it FRESH OUTTA THE BOX! Didn't even need break-in time. Nothing short of Disney magic!

sdmom
04-11-2010, 02:01 PM
You will be amazed how much progress you will make in a month. Plus having a WDW trip to look forward to - will make those miles fly by. :rotfl:

I'm going in August and since it will be much hotter than when we usually go, (feb), I'm starting a similar plan.

Lets keep encouraging each other - it is always easier when you know you have support. :dance3:

Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. :hug:

skiingfast
04-11-2010, 02:13 PM
I like what 5Dizfans said-


"I started out with small amounts of exercise and I have gotten to where I exercise a minimum of one hour a day. I also look for little ways to add extra steps in my every day life. Like, parking at the farthest corner of the parking lot, walking my kids to the park and walking around during my kids sports practices instead of sitting in my car."



I think this is the best advice. While trying a workout plan is obvious. Doing little things during the day can double the activity you get from only workouts.

I like things like using the stairs versus an elevator and parking at the back of lots to walk an extra 50 feet. Plus instead of sitting you could stand while your watch tv, or advance to streching then pushups and situps.

Lori1960
04-12-2010, 04:06 PM
I would try the wii game called walk it out cause you are walking.I first rent it from gamefly.If you dont want to buy the game or the stores that have it than do what the other poster said go walking don"t know if wi fit would help.

Disney-&-Baseball
04-13-2010, 08:23 AM
I want to start by saying good luck on the weight loss. We started in Jan. on doing stuff for the Wii and have loved it. So far DGF is down 36 and I'm down 30. Along with doing the Wii keep your eating in check. I'm not talking dieting as you had said you don't want to do. We just watch how much fat we are taking on and how many calories. We look at it as doing it the old fashioned way of burning more calories than we take on. I during the time frame started doing some light dumbbell stuff and it has helped tone me as well. Nothing heavy but something to burn more calories.
Another little secret no one here has mentioned. After a few weeks the dgf went out and bought wrist weights for when she does the Wii. Nothing heavy (I think they are like 1 pound) and wears those. It's a little resistance which will help burn calories a touch faster. Another hint is we use a tape measure and measured ourselves. I recommend doing it as it might come in handy. I myself didn't lose any weight last month and was going a touch crazy. We did the monthly measuring and noticed that I had lost 2 inches everywhere so I am still losing weight just the lifting is building a touch of muscle. This got me fired up again and keeps you pointed towards the goal when you start to wonder if its working.

kimis
04-13-2010, 08:46 AM
I have been to disney many times and been out of shape. The thing that saved me was a month or so before the trip I would start walking every night for about thirty minutes in the shoes I would wear there. It really helps! My dh and I are planning on going in Nov and I have vowed to go in good shape. So almost two months ago I started a life change. I am down thirty pounds but my exercising is not where it should be so I will pick that up. I have given myself many months to get into shape and I want this very bad. I want to be in shape for the pictures. :)
I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My mom passed three years ago and my dad two months ago so I know how you feel.

delaneyc52
04-13-2010, 09:29 PM
I'm a Weight Watcher believer and I walk walk walk. When I get to Disney I use their health clubs every morning and do my 4 miles on treadmill and weights every other day. If I can't get to a treadmill, I wear my pedometer just to be sure I get my 10,000 steps in per day. Good luck. I'd love to try the Wii Fit!

jlfabbri
04-14-2010, 01:02 PM
I have been watching what I eat and working out since Jan 1st - started this plan for general 'better health' - but have since lost right at 30lbs.

We took an impromptu trip to Univ Studios/IOA a month or so ago and I have to say that I could tell a HUGE difference in the way I felt at the end of the day - body wasn't near as sore and I felt great each morning...I've since lost more weight and can't wait to see how I feel during our upcoming trip...

:)

delaneyc52
04-14-2010, 04:46 PM
I have been watching what I eat and working out since Jan 1st - started this plan for general 'better health' - but have since lost right at 30lbs.

We took an impromptu trip to Univ Studios/IOA a month or so ago and I have to say that I could tell a HUGE difference in the way I felt at the end of the day - body wasn't near as sore and I felt great each morning...I've since lost more weight and can't wait to see how I feel during our upcoming trip...

:)

Wow!! 30 lbs since Jan 1 is fantastic!!!:thumbsup2 I also started Jan 1 but am only down 20 lbs. But I totally agree with you -- the new found energy is amazing. Watching what you eat is great, but exercise is everything! I will be at WDW with my 22 yr old daughter (graduation trip yay!) and I too can't wait to see the difference. This is a very motivating thread!!!

amanda_stacy
04-14-2010, 06:11 PM
I agree with the walking every day leading up to Disney. I include the children as well and we make it a fun family thing. I also pack several different pairs of (broken in)shoes in case of blisters its nice to swap out. I learned these things the hard was on my first visit to WDW.

iheartjacksparrow
04-15-2010, 07:07 AM
Ahh, we all have a common goal here---look good for those photopass pictures! :lmao:
I started around Feb 16, and so far have lost about 16lbs.!! My goal was to lose about 25 before we go in june, hopefully I can do it..almost there!

Good luck to everyone and keep up the good work! :woohoo:

bouncycat
04-15-2010, 07:37 AM
I too have been walking on the treadmill, got the sketchers shape ups, and I will SWEAR by them!!! They are awesome!!! Since January, I have gone from an almost size 16, down to a 10, and I just recently got a pair of capris that were size 8, and they fit. So it's doable. My DH has noticed a difference when we go places, cause he's not dragging me to keep up with him. So far I'm at 18lbs. I got an ab lounge, and have started using that. I'm watching my portion sizes, and sweets!!! Good luck. I got a trip in june with a skinny minnie friend, and I want to be able to keep up with her!! :)

nellyru
04-15-2010, 09:36 AM
I just challeneged my hubby to us both trying to loose at least 10lbs by our winter trip to WDW!! :cheer2:

I'm hoping for more than 10, but thought this should be doable!? ;)

Here is to keeping each other motivated- both in loosing some unwanted weight and keeping the excitement up for our WDW trips!! :banana:

nellyru
04-15-2010, 09:36 AM
I just challeneged my hubby to us both trying to loose at least 10lbs by our winter trip to WDW!! :cheer2:

I'm hoping for more than 10, but thought this should be doable!? ;)

Here is to keeping each other motivated- both in loosing some unwanted weight and keeping the excitement up for our WDW trips!! :banana:

That is us each loosing 10lbs!! :laughing:

Baloosgirl23
04-15-2010, 11:49 AM
I'm hopping on the 'get fit' train as well :thumbsup2 I took my first kickboxing class this past Monday and it was so much harder for me that I was anticipating! Plus, I was the 'biggest' girl there and felt completely like a fish out of water. It was sad at first to me since I had to take a few more breaks than anyone else and had to look at myself in the wall of mirrors they so graciously provided during the whole class :scared1: but I made it through it and I do plan to go back. My self esteem was at an all time low but I'm trying to use it as motivation by telling myself, 'at least you went and got through it'. We have a possible 3 day trip to the world in September and our annual extended family trip in November. I'm just tired of being the 'biggest' one in the photopass pictures! I'm vowing to change that -- wish me luck :goodvibes

OP - Thanks for starting this thread -- hopefully we can keep each other motivated to reach our goals!!! :cool1:

amanda_stacy
04-15-2010, 02:32 PM
I'm hopping on the 'get fit' train as well :thumbsup2 I took my first kickboxing class this past Monday and it was so much harder for me that I was anticipating! Plus, I was the 'biggest' girl there and felt completely like a fish out of water. It was sad at first to me since I had to take a few more breaks than anyone else and had to look at myself in the wall of mirrors they so graciously provided during the whole class :scared1: but I made it through it and I do plan to go back. My self esteem was at an all time low but I'm trying to use it as motivation by telling myself, 'at least you went and got through it'. We have a possible 3 day trip to the world in September and our annual extended family trip in November. I'm just tired of being the 'biggest' one in the photopass pictures! I'm vowing to change that -- wish me luck :goodvibes

OP - Thanks for starting this thread -- hopefully we can keep each other motivated to reach our goals!!! :cool1:

Everybody starts somewhere! Congrats to you and best of luck . :thumbsup2

Ryansdad0727
04-15-2010, 03:05 PM
I lost 57 pounds before our trip in '09. It was over a two year period. I used Wii fit, ran on a treadmill, played softball and rode a mountian bike. I was active every day and cut out most of my carbs. We had our first child since then so 25 lbs have come back but i'm on my way back down.

LovesTimone
04-15-2010, 09:21 PM
I'm leaving at the end of May, I have lost 14 pounds since mid January, I am taking the stairs daily, and walk a lot everyday at work, I teach a exercise class to seniors even though its chair exercise, I do it with then several times a week.
I also have started eating a healthy breakfast which is strange that I'm losing weight adding a meal! I have cut out bread unless its whole grain and staying away from fast food.I want to lose between 10 and 15 more pounds. I can't work out, I got injured at work which is another whole story. Any suggestion on how to get 10 pounds off in 6 weeks?

Jitzy
04-15-2010, 09:45 PM
I signed up for the exercise challenge! Set your minutes for the month and then report as you go along! I LOVE it!!!:goodvibes

Lots of supportive people!

sylvenmaid
04-15-2010, 09:56 PM
I always said I didn't want to go until I was in better shape. This year I definitely am in much better shape. We leave a week from tomorrow (on the 23rd) and so excited. I have lost 70 pounds since Sept of last year. I went from a size 26 down to a size 16! :woohoo: I was walking about 20 miles a week since Jan doing the Walk Away The Pound DVD's. This past month I've been skipping rope, jumping jacks and such for 20 minutes 3x/week plus weight lifting 3 days and other things. I also have started walking a mile daily just so we can be ready for all that walking. I think it will be easy for us.

DH has lost over 50 pounds since Nov of last year. Together we have dropped over 130 pounds. I still have another 60 until I hit my goal. I'm hoping to get there by the end of the year. Hubby wants to lose another 20 so he should be there by end of summer or earlier at the rate he is losing. At his job he walks the evquilant of 6+ miles daily. He is on his feet most of the day running around the warehouse. So walking at the mouse should be much easier for him.

DaniB
04-16-2010, 07:09 AM
I'm leaving at the end of May, I have lost 14 pounds since mid January, I am taking the stairs daily, and walk a lot everyday at work, I teach a exercise class to seniors even though its chair exercise, I do it with then several times a week.
I also have started eating a healthy breakfast which is strange that I'm losing weight adding a meal! I have cut out bread unless its whole grain and staying away from fast food.I want to lose between 10 and 15 more pounds. I can't work out, I got injured at work which is another whole story. Any suggestion on how to get 10 pounds off in 6 weeks?

Not really strange considering breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. Breakfast not only feeds your brain, but starts your metabolism for the day! If you don't eat breakfast your metabolism doesn't start and your body kicks into "storing fat" mode.

Congrats on losing weight!! Since you can't work out right now, can you add more walking to your schedule? Before work or after dinner? I find walking really works! I'm now walking 6 kms most days.

Ninnygunk
04-16-2010, 12:14 PM
This thread is great! My sister & I have just decided to put ourselves back on weight watchers. We live in the biggest subdivision in our city & can easily get out & walk each evening. Thanks for all the advise on Wii fit & Walk away the lbs DVD. We may just get them both! We've pretty much been overweight all our lives & have yo-yo dieted too many times. We go to WDW again in October & wanna look & feel better before then. Love the encouragement. Where is this W.I.S.H thing?

Jessica14
04-16-2010, 05:02 PM
I'm leaving at the end of May, I have lost 14 pounds since mid January, I am taking the stairs daily, and walk a lot everyday at work, I teach a exercise class to seniors even though its chair exercise, I do it with then several times a week.
I also have started eating a healthy breakfast which is strange that I'm losing weight adding a meal! I have cut out bread unless its whole grain and staying away from fast food.I want to lose between 10 and 15 more pounds. I can't work out, I got injured at work which is another whole story. Any suggestion on how to get 10 pounds off in 6 weeks?

Good for you! Also switched to the whole grains pretty much exclusively. I also really cut down on desserts which I never thought I could do. Much, much less white suger too. We also got a lot of processed foods from the house and I'm actually eating more fruits and veggies. I alos do a lot of foods from scratch (simple things) and working with whole foods as much as possible. I am no where perfect with all of this, but it is helping! I'm going for all the water and am starting to walk now. I am down about 10 pounds from the beginning of the year without really trying.

Good luck to everyone! :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:
Jessica

cristielf
04-16-2010, 08:16 PM
If you don't have it, Wii Active is great too. It's rough but they have a 30 day challenge that will kick your butt without leaving the house.

chellewashere
04-18-2010, 08:52 AM
Hi just wanted to throw my story out there. Last year we went in August to Disney didnt realize how my bad the 40 pounds I put on had looked until I looked at the pictures and wanted to crop off the lower 1/2 of all our pictures. I started in January watching what I ate and adding very little exercise into my plan and dropped 30 pounds. Then realized the scale wouldnt move at all anymore and I still had about 15 more pounds I wanted to lose. Last week I started the "Atkins" diet plan that is free online. I lost 6 pounds just last week alone. Yesterday I added in my treadmill and Im hoping to lose another 10 in the next month before we go down there in May.
Good luck to everyone trying to lose the weight.
Oh yeah and hubby has lost about 65 pounds so far with Atkins and weight lifting...

momofboyz
04-18-2010, 09:14 AM
My family and I have started walking every night, gotta get the boys used to walking because I do not want to hear alot of whining about having to walk alot while we are at Disney.

I am going to start being more active on the Wii fit also.

kimis
04-21-2010, 10:09 AM
I am trying sooo hard to get in shape. I have been on Atkins since the end of January and am stuck at 31 pounds. Seriously I feel like I have hit a brick wall. Any ideas. I have just recently started daily exercising and I know that will helpe eventually but it hasn't so far. We are going WDW Nov and I really want to be in shape. This is discouraging but I am planning on hanging in there.
Congrats to all of you other disners who are working hard on getting in shape! Keep up the good work!

Turtle31
04-21-2010, 11:25 PM
Add me to the list of people who are trying to lose weight before a Disney trip because of the weight I know I am bound to put on :lmao:

I have a trip coming up in June to see my skinny sister in Cali at Disneyland - would like to lose 20 ish before that trip. Our trip home to BCV is in October and I would like to have lost 50 by then. Well see how it goes. I am following Weight Watchers program and have lost 20 since January. I know I need to step up the exercise if I am going to get there.

Good luck to everyone who is trying to reach their goals.

DaniB
04-23-2010, 11:28 AM
Ohhh, I need motivation! Like my upcoming trip isn't enough? :rotfl:

The past 3 weeks have been hard trying to lose weight. I think I'm finally back on track after our new local challenge started up again, but ugh.

I should have left for Curves 1/2 an hour ago! Instead I remain glued to the DISboards.

There's so much I want to do around the house, and on the computer, before I end up with 8 kids here after school.

Ack! That reminded me... I'm suppose to bake cupcakes today for an after-school snack. I promised the kids. Ugh.. and get laundry in, clean the main level, get everything ready for 4 pizzas to pop in the oven tonight, get to the bank. I want to skip working out today!!

But I can't... I have got to force myself out the door. Knowing that when I get back, I'll have less than 2 hours to get all that done before the horde descends upon my door, begging - no demanding! - the promised cupcakes.

(sigh) Wish me luck! This afternoon is going to be very hard resisting these stupid cupcakes!

delaneyc52
04-23-2010, 06:58 PM
Ohhh, I need motivation! Like my upcoming trip isn't enough? :rotfl:

The past 3 weeks have been hard trying to lose weight. I think I'm finally back on track after our new local challenge started up again, but ugh.

I should have left for Curves 1/2 an hour ago! Instead I remain glued to the DISboards.

There's so much I want to do around the house, and on the computer, before I end up with 8 kids here after school.

Ack! That reminded me... I'm suppose to bake cupcakes today for an after-school snack. I promised the kids. Ugh.. and get laundry in, clean the main level, get everything ready for 4 pizzas to pop in the oven tonight, get to the bank. I want to skip working out today!!

But I can't... I have got to force myself out the door. Knowing that when I get back, I'll have less than 2 hours to get all that done before the horde descends upon my door, begging - no demanding! - the promised cupcakes.

(sigh) Wish me luck! This afternoon is going to be very hard resisting these stupid cupcakes!

Breathe! You sound so stressed!! But I will tell you I can relate as I have been through all you describe. Just focus and think about your goals and if you screw up...forgive yourself and move on for the next day. Hang in there and keep motivated!!!!

DaniB
04-24-2010, 10:19 AM
Breathe! You sound so stressed!! But I will tell you I can relate as I have been through all you describe. Just focus and think about your goals and if you screw up...forgive yourself and move on for the next day. Hang in there and keep motivated!!!!

LOL - I was stressed, wasn't I? Thanks for the nice words.

It all worked out in the end. I got the house tidy quickly and 2 loads of laundry done, made the cupcakes (and promptly ate 3 of them - thankfully all the kids gobbled the rest), and hubby was home early to help with the 4 pizzas for dinner. I... umm... ate at least 3/4 of a pizza myself :rolleyes1

Thankfully I ended up working at curves after all, and walked 8 kms yesterday! So when I weighed myself this morning, I actually lost .2 of a pound! :)