Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to The “Chair Exercise” Team
Welcome to the most friendly, most supportive team in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in. It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, ideas and links to help and support you at all stages on your journey. To help you on your way I have sent you a Sparkmail with resources for exercises that are suitable for those whose mobility is limited, whether by age, physical problems or time. I hope you will find it a useful reference. I hope you succeed in all the goals you set. Enjoy the journey Hi from Australia Ann (Co-leader Chair Exercise Team and Stronger Seniors Team)
Welcome. I have the same problems . This is a wonderful site, with a lot of good people who can motivate when you do not feel like doing anything. I walk, When I started I could not walk around the block, but I find that a few steps a day, it really adds up. You can do this.
Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by introducing yourself here. I'm glad you are having such wonderful success already - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.
Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!
In my experience, SparkPeople is like a in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!
If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.
If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.
Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
TO S/P WE OUR SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU JOIN THIS IS A GREAT SITE WITH VERY SUPPORTIVE PEOPLE GOOD LUCK WITH ALL YOUR GOALS JUST TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME WE DON'T GAIN WEIGHT OVER NIGHT AND WE WONT LOSE IT OVER NIGHT LIVING HEALTHY MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE IT'S NOT LIKE BEING ON A DIET AND GET GOOD WORKOUTS JOIN GOOD TEAMS HERE'S 2 GREAT TEAMS LOT'S OF SUPPORT AND WEEKLY CHALLENGES www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i ndividual.asp?gid=46417 OUR VIRTUAL PLACE www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i ndividual.asp?gid=47017 THE CHALLENGERS WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US TELL THEM PAT SENT YOU