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12/28/12 11:33 P

i know exactly how you feel. good ideas would be jump rope, run around in your backyard and i know it sounds boring because no one likes gym class but running laps really does help, so since i have a squareish backyard because of our fence, its good to use the inside of the square for laps. im 187 lbs and it really helps to run.

MISSABABE93 Posts: 300
12/28/12 8:51 A

Be proud that you are exercising... I don't think that anyone can judge you for taking the right steps to becoming healthy!

"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can." -Unknown
12/15/12 4:56 P

I understand what you are talking about. I had the same problem, I hated wearing shorts to gym class. So now I wear yoga pants. Now that I am covered I feel more confident.

COACH_DENISE Posts: 8,418
12/8/12 10:03 A

Most people have stretch marks, so don't let those embarrass you.

As for exercising, you do not need to have equipment to get a good workout. First, I would recommend reviewing the Teen's Guide to Fitness & Exercise to get a better understanding of how long and how often you should do both cardio and strength training:

In regards to exercising outside, don't let your embarrassment keep you from that either. The thing is, you are deciding to change your habits and become healthy - so there shouldn't be any embarrassment there. Walking is a great form of exercise if you are willing to go outside and give that a try (make sure you get and keep your heart rate up). For inside workouts, you might want to try some of the suggestions from this article:
. Also, the workout generator is a fun thing to use (select the no equipment option):
. You can also do some of the workout videos that we have listed in the Fitness section of the Healthy Lifestyle tab at the top of the page.

Coach Denise

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AMIGAL Posts: 2
12/7/12 7:56 P

So I'm about 200 pounds. I have stretch marks on my legs and arms that I'm super embarrassed of. I also, well, jiggle. I'm fat, of course I'm humiliated. I know that I need around 60 minutes of exercise a day to start getting fit but I'm to embarrassed of myself to exercise outside, join a fun sports tea, or go to a gym. I don't have any indoor exercise equipment and I can't afford any either. What do I do?

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