To read a bit about me here is my intro thread! http://www.weightloss.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=25980
Basically I'm down to 106.7kgs from 124, and want to start getting into some excercise programs to really get things moving, and get the body I want. I was previously doing weightwatchers but have stopped, it is fantastic and has really taught me how to just eat healthy on a day to day basis while still feeling totally satisfied, a lot of it is just habit now. Oh and yeah, it turns out I LOVE muesli, the ultimate food for me (If I have muesli in the morning I can eat a lot less during the day and still not feel hungry).
I have done a fair bit of reading on training programs but still know bugger all! All advice, help, motivation and criticisms will be very much appreciated. I am not after fast results, I'm after safe, steady ones. I am still very big so am leaving jogging out of it for now, I have started swimming three days per week (I used to be a swimmer so having a good stroke means I can get a lot out of swimming session) which is fantastic, but also found that swimming, more than any excercise, seems to make me very, very hungry. A dietician friend of mine reckons it's because the water lowers your core temperature, so I started taking a thermos of hot soup for afterwards which works really well.
I also walk everyday, which I have always done, taking the dog to the dog park. But now instead of standing stil, throwing the ball and waiting for him to bring it back, I just keep walking and throwing.
I have just bought a simple weights bench and am starting to build up on different excercises. I do 4 different excercises each day, 12 reps per set, 3 sets per excercise. The excercises I have been using so far are dead lift, squats, bench press, curls, rows, and some good old fashioned lift-the-thing-over-your-head. I am trying for excercises that use large muscle groups. Down the track I want to get into isolation training e.t.c but that's getting a bit ahead of myself.
I would love to hear about any excercises you think would help me. I think I need something that will work my abs/core. Most of the ones I'm doing will work well for legs, bum, back shoulder (I think!)
I never do the same 4 excercises 2 days in a row, but other than that I just pick 4 based on how different parts of my body are feeling.
Next week I'll put some weight on that bar!