Walking is a great start. As someone else said, resistance bands are easy to use, and really inexpensive. Plus, they don't take up any room; I stick mine in my suitcase when I travel.
I would also recommend yoga. There are more and more studios that offer yoga for the non-yogi. My favorite studio offers "stiff guy" yoga and "big girl" yoga in addition to classes for every skill level. Yoga is great for balance, stretching, and peace of mind. Once you've gone to a few classes, it is easy enough to practice at home with a video, but those first classes are really worth it to make sure that you are doing the poses correctly.
If you have access to a pool, lap swimming is a great exercise that is easy on your joints, and that is both cardio and strength training. Most pools also offer water workout classes too, if lap swimming does not interest you.
Finally, I would recommend getting a Fitbit or other pedometer; Spark makes one as well. just wearing mine encourages me to make better choices--taking the long way home, parking the car further away from where I am going and walking. It is amazing how some simple choices can really add up.
If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin
Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann
| Pounds lost: 39.0