Thank you I really appreciate all the support..As I definitely need it.. and I started my bike at lvl 3 resistance did 10 minutes today np.. Love doing crunches but Im gonna have to to do one one and switch to doing the other the next with some weight for arms on all days.. I plan on working out a little bit everyday.. and gradually increase hopefully will be running by the end of the year or very brisk walking :)
to the team and on starting your healthy lifestyle!! I know it's not easy but it will get much easier over time!!
My suggestion is to keep using the recumbent bike but start out at the lowest resistance level and just pedal casually at first - increase the intensity [speed or resistance] until you just barely start to feel the resistance and then do some short bursts of 'intervals' where you 'give it all you have' for 10 seconds and resume the slower speed again for a few minutes. If you can't last for 10 seconds, then go for 5 seconds. The point is that you'll be increasing your capacity this way and after awhile, you'll notice it's easier to go the 10 seconds. When that happens, it's time to increase the resistance a little bit. This strengthens the heart, gets the blood circulating in your legs [which will help prevent the cellulitus] and all the fluids in your body will start to stabilize. It won't get you into the olympics by next year but it will help you meet your goal of staying out of the hospital and once you lose some weight, your knee will probably get a lot better, too.
I hope you have somebody to guide you on how to do the exercises at first - I'm not an expert by any means but if you're near Orange County, I can recommend someone who is an expert and she is also used to working with people who have the same physical challenges you are dealing with. Send me a private spark mail if you're interested - her rates are pretty reasonable and would be well worth the investment to learn how to do things correctly.
Good luck - I know you can do this!!
Lynda in Orange County, So Calif
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Hi and welcome to the team! I suggest to walk a little every day.. that is something you can do more easly..! planing ahead on food and exercise really helps..keeps you on tract.. get rid of bad food so you dont just eat..I know you can do this.. we are here for you!
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Hi my name is Michelle.. I live in Southern California and have been trying to lose weight for several years. I know I am above 300+ but not sure of exactly how much, I get my scale next week. :).. In the mean while.. I been doing really well on eating better and just trying to lose this awful weight.. changing eating habits is first and foremost..
I have even been exercising daily. I have a new recumberant bike but is really really hard for me considering I get out of breath so fast. I also have a weight bench (free weights) for arms and legs in the house which takes up my Dining room space..I am plagued with a really bad knee which prohibits me from doing most cardio exercise. Just want to get my life back and stay out of the hospital.. I have been in the hospital several times (stayed for a week each time) for cellulitus infections in my legs..
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