Hi, I know how you feel. I take Tae Kwon Do with my daughters. my oldest (10) is working on her 2nd degree, my youngest (6 ) is yellow, and I just started a couple weeks ago 3 days a week. I am about 80 lbs overweight as well. I feel like I'm insanely huge in the white doboks. I'm 5'9" 240 lbs, I am in good shape really, just this belly fat hanging around, I have been doing Commando Krav Maga ( reality based self defense) for 2.5 years and lost 60lbs doing that 10 classes a month 90 mins each. I really like Tae Kwon Do, I've been helping my girls for years, so I figured Why not do it myself. My goal is get my Black belt by my 40th which is in 3 years. I think combining my CKM with TKD and adding weightlifting to it is really going to be beneficial to my weight loss. I realized that TKD uses a whole lot more muscles and different muscles than what I use during CKM. And my CKM has a lot of cardio and lower body exercises and things like pushups. So I think they compliment each other very well for me.
Anyways, got off topic a bit. I felt self conscious at first, there are some things I cant do yet, but I never stop trying, and I am improving every day. I am always available for support if you need it, feel free to add me as a friend if you like..............Carol
" May your Courage be Stronger than your Fear." (Tattoo on my left Forearm)
| current weight: 243.0