Just Starting Out
on 8/27/20 3:50 pm
Hey everyone. I am at the very beginning of my weight loss journey. I had my consultation last week and I have been slowly changing the way I have been eating this past week. I have been portioning my meals and I eat every 4-5 hours. I have been drinking way more water than I have been in the past. The only issue that I have is trying to find workouts for someone that never have exercised before. So if anyone has any tips please let me know.
The best thing to do is get your shoes on and go for a walk. At first you might not be able to get very far. When I first started out, I would try to add one more driveway each day. After a while I was doing two or three miles at a time.
Real life begins where your comfort zone ends
Walk!!!! It's free and you can do it anywhere. A dear friend of mine walks around the inside of her house every morning. But myself I like outside weather permitting. Don't push just do what you can do and ever day add a few more steps. No one starts running a marathon. I wish you the best of luck in your journey.
HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.
Starting out, walking is all I could really do. As others mentioned add a little each day and listen to your body! I now prefer Boot-Camp Style exercising because I am not a big walker... I honestly need someone to tell me what to do (now).
I also need others there to motivate me, so if you have a friend or family member who can go with you... invite them!
on 9/4/20 9:42 am
There definitely isn't one thing we're all going to like and stick with. Whatever gets you moving and burning calories is a good thing. Exercise should become a part of our lives, now and always, so we have to choose things we like or can at least tolerate long-term. If you told me I had to get on a cardio machine at a gym and stare at a wall while I worked out, I would have never stuck with it and I would be much heavier than I am now.