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Shelly Bynum

Van Buren, AR, United States


Sep 27 at 07:05 PM

My husband and I got in shape and lost weight with the help of a personal trainer about 5 or 6 years ago. He moved away and I floundered for a while even though he said I knew all I needed to know. I am finding that this second time around has been much harder to do by myself. I know what to do but I no longer have someone to be accountable to or to help motivate me. My trainer said that most people can't workout consistently by themselves and I think I understand that now. He also said if you see someone over 50 yo who looks like they take care of themselves you know they have two jobs. I'm getting that too. It has taken me a long time to get consistent again. 

Maybe I am a wimp and don't push myself hard enough but it has been a bit of a struggle for me. It has taken me a while to get consistent again. There is still room for improvement but the last two  or three months have been better. Even though it takes me longer to finish a workout I am finding out that that is ok. I am becoming more consistent by myself. I am also starting to remember what being in good shape felt like. It feels nice. 🙂 

All of this to say that even though it may look like no one struggles, we do. Or at least one of us does😉. So don't get discouraged if it takes you longer than you anticipated. If you can't do what someone else can, just do what you can do (look who's talking😏). Just do something. And watch and be proud of the improvement you make. And be patient. This is a long term plan not an instant fix. Love you guys.


Sep 27 at 04:12 PM

Really liked this one. Liked the alternating 1/4# to 1/2# back to back. Was able to get 96 to 100 push ups (on my knees). Modified the planks to one knee down. Also modified the lunges to stationary 15 secs one side 15 secs the other side as lunges kill my knees. Good job.

Replied on Confused Noob

Sep 27 at 03:56 PM

Stephen Payne yes! You've got it. And if you need extra recovery days take them. Your body will get tired. You will hear "listen to your body ", a lot in this community. You will learn how to do this better as you gain experience.  


Commented on Power Plyo

Sep 27 at 02:04 PM

You're  getting it done. Keep it up!


Commented on JRD 90 Day

Sep 27 at 02:02 PM

Great decision. You can do it!


Commented on Week10 day 3

Sep 27 at 02:02 PM

Nicely done! Looks beautiful there.


Commented on Confused Noob

Sep 27 at 02:01 PM

I think it's a full program for those who can. But if you can't (like me at first) and to prevent injury start small. Also, it says beginner, but if you do five circuits it's not so beginnery 😁. I still only jump every other day because of an injury, and because I'm older etc🙂. It just takes me longer to get through a program.

Sep 27 at 01:57 PM

Definitely the Get Lean set. The bells and whistles are nice but necessary. IMHO 🙂


Commented on Week out! 😕

Sep 26 at 04:10 PM

Carl, I'm sorry to hear about your brother. 

Replied on Week out! 😕

Sep 26 at 04:10 PM

Joe, I'm sorry to hear of your losses too. Exercise helped me through a tough period as well.