Get changed.

Treadmill 10-15minutes {intervals}.





Bike 15 minutes {intervals}.

Mats {sit-ups etc}




Go home.


Do you go to the gym? What’s your schedule like? I’d love some tips and suggestions for what makes a well rounded work out and what you do to keep it interesting {seriously, one more bicep curl and I’ll scream}.

Tell me about how you work out. You do, right? Riiiiiiight? Haha.

  • I just gave up my gym membership. For two reasons 1) I’m not buying anything new this year, and 2) it was boring me. I’ve decided I have an extra $75 in my pocket per month, and I can get fit by heading out and walking. But on rainy days, I’m a little regretful. And I miss feeling firm (thanks to the weights)! xx

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      OMG! You pay $75 per month. Our Jetts membership costs $19 per month!! I’d quit it too for $75pm…. Sheesh. That just knocked me on my butt a little. Haha. Thought Curves did cost $60 something. 

  • steph :)

    I love doing group classes such as bootcamp, boxing, spin and I adore crossfit! I always pack my bags at the start of the week have it all ready, I know what classes I am going to do making sure I balance it out with yoga etc! Then it just happens…. after losing 90 kgs its just part of my life! I cant remember the last time I did my own gym workout I could if I had too but tut the group environment and variety works for me 🙂

    Steph 🙂

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      HOLY COW! 90kg. Well done you! Classes are motivating and interesting for sure. I have an inbuilt class with my sister and cousin by my side. We box sometimes too. Do some circuits to break it up. 

  • Work out?
    No, I just work. 4 hours of weightlifting per day. (bagged groceries)
    At this point, I’m actually afraid to join a gym, I’d probably pull more muscles than I own or something. Plus there isn’t one near me and I probably can’t afford it. Of course, these are merely excuses, if I really wanted to join, I’d find a way.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Heehee. Your comments always make me smile River. I know what you mean about the if you really wanted to you’d find a way thing. Bag your groceries and forget about it. I bet you’ve got great arms and legs from all that standing. 😉 

  • Mandy

    Geez Melissa, I haven’t been in over a month, I can’t find the strenght to get my shit together and get back into it.  Good on you!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      I feel your pain. We haven’t been since Saturday because we’ve been partying and sick. Looking forward to getting back in the game tomorrow. Maybe it’ll be your day too. {Wink wink, nudge nudge – Haha}

  • Laura

    Ooo I love working out! I usually switch what I do every time so that I don;t get bored because I find working out so boring. Right now I’ll run 2-3 times per week and aim for between 5-8 km each time. The key is to run with people and to run a different route at least every second time. I also see a trainer who works solely with your own body weight and only deep tissue toning…If you are interested, I could email you how to do this. Also yoga! It’s a light workout and very relaxing afterwards after your whole body is stretch out. I am to do this 2-3 times per week. A little but of everything makes me love working out!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      A little bit of everything makes ME love working out. Thanks for the tips. Seriously, me doing yoga is a laugh, but something I adore. I might have to find a class…. Hmmm.

  • Kathlockett

    No gym, just a hour-long walk (not a ‘power’ walk, just a gentle amble) with the dog and three 8km runs on my treadmill.  Even so, at my rate of chocolate inhalation I still more closely resemble a Lindor ball than a whippet.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Heehee. Love it!

  • Kelsbells

    I do personal training a few sessions a week, and we are slowly building a home gym for the other days. Currently we have an exercise bike, free standing home gym thing with weights and a Pilates machine. I find working out with other people keeps things interesting, plus having a goal to work towards, like the Bridge to Brisbane for example.

    Hey there’s an idea – lets get a Bridge 2 Brisbane team together!!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      I love the idea of the Bridge to Brisbane team! But I’m such a numpty running outside. I’m a danger to the public so I might just have to cheer you guys on. Haha.

      Let me know how your Pilates machine goes. I’m VERY curious.

  • sheribombblog

    I dislike the idea of people being able to see me 😛 haha and I find if I have to actually ‘go’ somewhere it’s easier to make excuses not to go (I know, naughty!) So recently I’ve taken to jogging up and down the stair case in my house. I do 40 trips broken down into reps of 10 then do 10 sit ups then another 10 stairs and so on until I’ve done 40 of both stairs and sit ups – it’s certainly made a difference!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      My Uncle lost 20kg in 3 months doing stairs in preparation for surgery. Go the stairs!

      • sheribombblog

        Holy crap! Man I hope I get results half as good as that!!

        • Melissa Walker Horn

          Considering it myself for just this reason. 😛

  • Deanwalker27

    1. Forget bicep curls…waste of time…unless you want guns like amanda LOL2. Work on the bigger muscles like legs and butt
    3. If you do legs really hard one workout then the next do upper body the next like shoulders, chest and back 4. Work on the core both sessions EG sit ups…Any more tips will cost you another lunch LOL

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Dude. of course I want guns like AC. 😉 Free lunch it is. Next week. When I’m cashed up. 😛