I can definitely try to get up and walk before everyone wakes up. Two of my kids don't sleep very well so sometimes that can be an issue, but if I set it as an appointment it will be doable I think. I'll see if I can start tomorrow (need to make sure of what time hubby will be needing to leave for work as someone always has to be here).
I really want to get active again. It helps me feel good physically, emotionally, and mentally. It helps me to feel confident, and get that momentum going with my goals.
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I started exercising by going to classes at the gym. When I first started I'd have to take breaks every 2-5 minutes and in fact I blacked out the first time I did cardio at the gym. Taking into account your weight and other factors (lack of endurance, etc) I would NOT be trying to run right now.
Can you get up and walk before everyone wakes up? bonus: it is also cooler out then. These days I get up at 4 and meet one of my running partners for an hour at 5, and am home by 6. My son usually wakes up between 6-7 and my husband gets up at 7.
Hi everyone. I'm looking for some advice in getting active again. Right now I am not working out at all. My goal is to be running a 5k at some point, hopefully not too far in the distant future (obviously at minimum several months to a year).
I was doing well with exercising before I got pregnant last year. I was doing the 30 day Shred and walking. When I got unexpectedly pregnant, I wound up with some physical pain in my pelvis that made it difficult to walk, so exercise was out. Despite all that I was motivated to eat healthy for me and my baby while pregnant, and stayed very healthy, considering. After I had my son I was 20 lbs lighter than pre-pregnancy, which the doctor said was a healthy thing given my weight. Baby came out 8 lbs 9oz, and healthy as can be. :)
Since I had my son I have had a difficult time getting back on track. My son just turned 7 mos old, and I have gained back those 20 lbs (plus about 5 more). That's a lot of weight in a short period of time, and I am very frustrated with myself for gaining.
I've since started cutting out soda (I had eradicated it completely for 4 months but fell off the wagon last month). I have greatly increased the amount of fresh fruits and veggies, and reduced the amount of grains I eat since we don't have much bread in the house anymore (I still eat fruit and some sugar/honey). I'm mostly happy with my diet, though I could stand to cut back in a few more places.
What I would REALLY like to do is get active. I think my goal is being *healthy* and while I'm making good changes in my diet, I'm not physically healthy the way I want to be. I am strong, but I am overweight (270 last I weighed) and have very little endurance.
I ran for one minute the other day and walked one minute after. My hips were killing me, but it felt good to be active, and I was surprised I could run the whole minute. Hubby and I have gone on walks that are about a mile and a half, but it is SO. HOT. Walking is difficult right now.
I have no privacy in my home. Long story but our front door literally opens into the room we use as our bedroom. Mom lives with us - have 3 kids, and one has severe needs that require helpers with her all day). I am shy about exercising, but could try being brave.
I have a Biggest Loser Yoga for Weight Loss DVD. I don't think I have my copy of 30 day Shred anymore, but I could order one.
My concern is my endurance. Where do I start?? I don't really want to do a C25k thing because it is so difficult to walk/run right now in this awful heat. I'll work on my fitness and endurance and start c25k when it cools off a bit in the fall.
Suggestions?? How did you START exercising?
I feel like I have zero endurance, though I am strong.
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