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February 3, 2013 11:35 PM
Is there anyway I can find a person who can help motivate me or maybe plan workouts for me based on the equipment I own? I sometimes am so overwhelmed at the types of exercises there are that I don't know what is right for me and I just don't know where to start. I have asked people over & over and received wonderful tips, but there are still a LOT of options. I have OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and anxiety disorder, so decisions are all intricate and plans with too many options can be really difficult for me. I would love any information about this if there is any such service in the world wide web or somewhere. Thank you for any information. xo
Edited by Verity1111 On February 3, 2013 11:37 PM
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February 3, 2013 11:50 PM
There are, but there are also some where you don't have to pay either. Can't think of specific names off hand, but usually come across them when they are associated with a particular brand - like exercise equipment or a workout. Do you have certain equipment you use, or workouts you like, or some popular fitness expert? If so you can start there. (I'm trying to think of a response besides just asking Google.) For example, some people like Jillian Michaels, or they like Beachbody workouts. Things like that usually have a website where you can connect with a coach. Keep in mind though that not all coaches or instructors are licensed or maybe not even fully knowledgeable in certain areas. As far as motivation, ideas, or suggestions, they could usually guide you in that.
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February 3, 2013 11:53 PM
yes friend this guy his videos are amazingggggggggggggg and he is a personal trainer

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/DerekHowes
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February 3, 2013 11:55 PM
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There are, but there are also some where you don't have to pay either. Can't think of specific names off hand, but usually come across them when they are associated with a particular brand - like exercise equipment or a workout. Do you have certain equipment you use, or workouts you like, or some popular fitness expert? If so you can start there. (I'm trying to think of a response besides just asking Google.) For example, some people like Jillian Michaels, or they like Beachbody workouts. Things like that usually have a website where you can connect with a coach. Keep in mind though that not all coaches or instructors are licensed or maybe not even fully knowledgeable in certain areas. As far as motivation, ideas, or suggestions, they could usually guide you in that.

I have these:
10lb and 2lb dumbells
ab wheel (you roll on the floor with it?)

Wii Fit board & game
Zumba Fitness - CORE for wii
Michael Jackson The Experience for wii

Xbox Kinect
& workout/exercise games Self Defense Training Camp & Michael Jackson The Experience (don't knock this one until you've tried it! lol)

30day shred dvd
killer buns & thighs dvd

I'm mostly confused on when to do what exercises. I don't plan my own reps well and I work best when I have a set routine that doesn't change every day. The only thing I can handle changing is the cardio portion. It may sound weird, but it is all to do with the disorder and it is so hard for me to organize everything because of letters, numbers, etc... I wonder if I can just buy a workout schedule somewhere.
Edited by Verity1111 On February 3, 2013 11:57 PM
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February 3, 2013 11:57 PM
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There are, but there are also some where you don't have to pay either. Can't think of specific names off hand, but usually come across them when they are associated with a particular brand - like exercise equipment or a workout. Do you have certain equipment you use, or workouts you like, or some popular fitness expert? If so you can start there. (I'm trying to think of a response besides just asking Google.) For example, some people like Jillian Michaels, or they like Beachbody workouts. Things like that usually have a website where you can connect with a coach. Keep in mind though that not all coaches or instructors are licensed or maybe not even fully knowledgeable in certain areas. As far as motivation, ideas, or suggestions, they could usually guide you in that.


Aint that the truth. Some coaches dont know jack squat, but will try to advise you anyways, smh.
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February 3, 2013 11:57 PM
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yes friend this guy his videos are amazingggggggggggggg and he is a personal trainer

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/DerekHowes

Thank you :] I will ask him what he does & if he is willing to help me a little.
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February 3, 2013 11:58 PM
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There are, but there are also some where you don't have to pay either. Can't think of specific names off hand, but usually come across them when they are associated with a particular brand - like exercise equipment or a workout. Do you have certain equipment you use, or workouts you like, or some popular fitness expert? If so you can start there. (I'm trying to think of a response besides just asking Google.) For example, some people like Jillian Michaels, or they like Beachbody workouts. Things like that usually have a website where you can connect with a coach. Keep in mind though that not all coaches or instructors are licensed or maybe not even fully knowledgeable in certain areas. As far as motivation, ideas, or suggestions, they could usually guide you in that.


Aint that the truth. Some coaches dont know jack squat, but will try to advise you anyways, smh.

Yes that is always nice lol! Thanks for the warning or better yet reminder.
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February 4, 2013 12:03 AM
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I'm mostly confused on when to do what exercises. I don't plan my own reps well and I work best when I have a set routine that doesn't change every day. The only thing I can handle changing is the cardio portion. It may sound weird, but it is all to do with the disorder and it is so hard for me to organize everything because of letters, numbers, etc... I wonder if I can just buy a workout schedule somewhere.

Weight stuff usually goes something like, 2 or 3 sets for about 12-15 reps each. You can also break it down to 30 or 60 seconds each.
Lately I've come to gather some different exercise routines on Pinterest. You can write down a few different workouts & rotate them during the week.
Edited by spamantha57 On February 4, 2013 12:04 AM
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February 4, 2013 12:15 AM
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I'm mostly confused on when to do what exercises. I don't plan my own reps well and I work best when I have a set routine that doesn't change every day. The only thing I can handle changing is the cardio portion. It may sound weird, but it is all to do with the disorder and it is so hard for me to organize everything because of letters, numbers, etc... I wonder if I can just buy a workout schedule somewhere.

Weight stuff usually goes something like, 2 or 3 sets for about 12-15 reps each. You can also break it down to 30 or 60 seconds each.
Lately I've come to gather some different exercise routines on Pinterest. You can write down a few different workouts & rotate them during the week.

I didn't realize they had things like that on Pinterest, but I guess you learn something new every day. lol Thank you xo
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February 4, 2013 12:19 AM
As an alternative, you could always find an independent personal trainer in your area and have them come out to your home and customize a few routines for you with the equipment you own. They would be able to show you how to do the exercises and make sure you have proper form. They could also follow up on a periodic basis (every couple months or whatever) to give you new exercises as you get stronger/more fit.
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February 4, 2013 12:35 AM
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As an alternative, you could always find an independent personal trainer in your area and have them come out to your home and customize a few routines for you with the equipment you own. They would be able to show you how to do the exercises and make sure you have proper form. They could also follow up on a periodic basis (every couple months or whatever) to give you new exercises as you get stronger/more fit.

I could try, but I have 2 kids, so I rarely get to leave. Literally, I haven't left my house in a week, except to pick up some food one day. I may be able to find an instructor to come here or find one day and plan ahead to see someone. Thank you for the information.
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February 4, 2013 12:37 AM
Looks like you have the same stuff I do for the most part... I do 30 Day shred for a 'warm up' then M, W, F I run, do the distance/time for the day then sprint intervals.. So like 25min jog then 5 minutes of 30:60 sprints and T,T,S I do Upper body strength, Lower body strength, core strength. It's worked pretty well for me and got me working rather than freaking out about what I should be doing.

ETA: this is just an idea for you if you can't find someone, it's a good starting point, if you want info on what I do for strength I'll be happy to give it you, just message me
Edited by xsmilexforxmex On February 4, 2013 12:39 AM
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February 4, 2013 8:00 AM
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Looks like you have the same stuff I do for the most part... I do 30 Day shred for a 'warm up' then M, W, F I run, do the distance/time for the day then sprint intervals.. So like 25min jog then 5 minutes of 30:60 sprints and T,T,S I do Upper body strength, Lower body strength, core strength. It's worked pretty well for me and got me working rather than freaking out about what I should be doing.

ETA: this is just an idea for you if you can't find someone, it's a good starting point, if you want info on what I do for strength I'll be happy to give it you, just message me

30day shred nearly kills me. Lol OR it did the last time I used it. I have been doing a lot of the weights & dancing lately. I should maybe try it now that I've lost a bit more lbs? What is a 30:60 sprint (sorry if I sound dense!). Thank you for the ideas :] Yes I really have trouble remembering all the different targets for strength training so I think it is best if I find maybe 2 or 3 for each category & stick to those. Otherwise I will likely just forget what is what. lol. Thank you, you obviously work hard and I hope you see nice results. :]
Edited by Verity1111 On February 4, 2013 8:01 AM
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February 4, 2013 8:10 AM
There are on-line personal trainers, and I've considered doing this as well when I get my certs, but I think the main problem with this would be the lack of being able to really set up a specific program. In person a trainer would do an array of fitness assessments that would help determine your cardiovascular health, your muscle strength and endurance, your balance and your flexibility to help determine the appropriate workout. This is impossible to do online....
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February 5, 2013 7:46 AM
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There are on-line personal trainers, and I've considered doing this as well when I get my certs, but I think the main problem with this would be the lack of being able to really set up a specific program. In person a trainer would do an array of fitness assessments that would help determine your cardiovascular health, your muscle strength and endurance, your balance and your flexibility to help determine the appropriate workout. This is impossible to do online....

Yes it is the specific program part! Lol You have probably given me the most advice ever. I am now more concerned about what to do first & how much of it because some people say Im overdoing it for my first time when I do a routine others say I dont do enough of it. etc Some say Im OK
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