Hello. After too long of a break from exercising at the gym, I am now making more of an effort to restart my exercise program. I did lose between 10-12 lbs; but I fell off doing my workouts at the gym. It wasn't that I didn't want to workout; but got too concerned about the trainers attitudes about having to help me with my workouts because I have some physical limitations.
Maybe someone here at SparkPeople would be willing to suggest a couple exercises for me to start out with while at the gym and hopefully I will get my motivation back. I'm more upset with myself than the trainers. I need to learn better ways to be able to manipulate my body so that exercising will benefit me. I do walk everyday; but I can tell that that is not enough in and of itself. Back in March of this year, I had started a Wellness program thru our local gym, then went on and paid for a Personal Trainer. It all helped me; but when I overheard the trainer say something to one of his co-workers that he was disappointed that my workout didn't go like he had hoped it would, I just seemed to allow myself to escape into a bad funk. Seeing that allowing myself to go that route is actually wrong for me healthwise, etc., I've decided to take one step at a time even if they seem like baby steps.
My issues with being 51 and stiff everyday is mostly what gets me down before I even get started with exercising. That is not an excuse. Just something I am trying to overcome.
Looking forward to hearing from others. Have a terrific week!