Isn't it funny how when we begin the weight loss process we always try to put off exercise as long as possible? It really isn't something to fear...what we need to understand is to begin is the important step. We think that exercise is about killing (punishing) ourselves for the sins of the past and go at it far too hard. Much better to start off slowly and surely and as you get more fit work harder then. I know of what I speak of...started exercise in the second week when I saw that it couldn't be avoided any longer. When I did start all I could do was a ten minute walk. By the time I had lost all the weight I needed I had worked up my fitness so that I could do three hours of exercise (jogging, swimming and exercise bike) and still be ready for more! My recommendation...do some sort of exercise now - the sooner you establish the good habit the better off you will be.
Wishing you a better future.
Agree wholeheartedly!!! Says she who has just come back from an intense workout at the gym!!! It's not quite as admirable a feat as your 3 hours Kim, but a good solid hour of solid cycling, walking (treadmill), elliptical and stepper!!! I'm beat!!! I guess it's not much, but for someone who used to find it hard to get from the couch to the fridge an hour's physical gym workout is AMAZING!!! And (here's the kicker....) I LOVE IT!!! I can't believe I'd ever hear myself say that, but I really really enjoy making the effort to go to the gym, which by the way, I walked to (not drove) a 35 minute walk from home, so I guess that counts too!!! I'm pretty chuffed with myself, and can't wait to go back!!!
Wow!!! Did I say that?????????? Who'd have thought??!!!
Exercise not only helps with weight loss, but it makes you feel good. And honestly, who doesn't want to feel good (and lose weight at the same time)???
It's doesn't have to be a marathon (goodness knows, I couldn't manage that either right now)
just a few steps more than you normally would, and just add ten more step every time you do it, and before you realise, you're walking a fair distance!!! And feeling proud as punch with yourself.