Thanks for all the ideas. I just need to get up and go. I do wish that pool was closer. There is one only about a mile and a half, but it is mostly reserved for the under 15 group as is most everything at that recreation center. And it will be closed soon since school starts next week and they close the pool when school starts, I think, rather than Labor Day.
Get a good pair of walking shoes and step out the door. Start with 10 min./day and work up from there. Sorry there isn't much you can do about sagging skin. Try toning up with strength exercises too. Perhaps that will help some.
Change is scary, and suddenly taking on an exercise program can be overwhelming for any of us who have been sedentary. Write down all your fears and "excuses" and take a hard honest look at them. Chances are that many of them are based on an untruth. You don't need to spend money on exercise equiptment, Laundry detergent bottles/milk jugs can work as free weights. Walking is free, turn on the radio and move/dance around. Stop concentrating on the end result of maybe having saggy skin. Don't let excuses derail you before you even get started. Have the courage to take that first tiny step to getting healthier and soon all those excuses will fall away. I believe that you can do this.
START WALKING A LITTLE EACH DAY TO SEE A GARDEN OR TO SHOP. THAT WAS THE WAY I STARTED. NOW I'M WALKING A FEW HOURS A DAY & AM NOW WALKING TO THE POOL. WHICH IS 2 MILES AWAY. I THINK WITH EXERCISE THE FLAB WILL DISAPPEAR & FIRM UP
" HOW OFTEN WE FAIL TO APPRECIATE WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED. TAKE A MOMENT, RIGHT NOW, TO CONGRATULATE YOURSELF ON WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TODAY,THIS WEEK, IN YOUR LIFE TIME" !! BY JONATHAN LOCKWOOD HUE
I have read articles about women who were late 40s to early 50s that decided to lose weight and take up body building and compete. How do they do that without having the baggy skin? What about those people on the Biggest Loser? I have only seen one on there that looked like his skin got baggy.
I do agree with you on being subconsciously afraid of losing weight, I have the same problem, I try to just lose by ounces, and I can deal better with it. Exercising will help with the sagging skin, As we get older our skin cannot bounce back ,like it did when we were younger. As far as being ugly, You have ran into some very ugly, poor bred people, to make such statements. I know GOD has not died and given any one else the right to such judgments.
Is it possible to be subconsciously afraid to lose the weight because you are afraid you will be uglier with the loose skin if you do? I already have had people who are complete strangers tell me how ugly I am. I know that I need to lose it to be healthy again but sometimes I feel like it would be a mistake, too. I was told I was ugly when I was in high school, even, and I only weighed 110 then.
I cannot afford anything like the Wii. The things they show on TV and what I have read and heard people talking about look like they would make the exercising fun, but I cannot pay my bills in a month most months. That is why I went for a DVD and that was a stretch for me to buy.
If you are able to buy a Wii, then there are many exercise programs you can get to workout at home. I understand about driving distances with gas prices. I have found the investment is worth it. I have been working on my arms and everything for a few months now and those exercise programs are really working for me.
Good luck and welcome to the team.
Carol Florida - Eastern Standard Zone FitBit One !!
I am wondering what you all do to keep from having sagging, excess skin after you lose weight. I actually have more to lose than 50 pounds, probably, but that was what my goal was when I joined. I know that when I lost some last year I had all the sagging on my legs.
My other question is what do you do to get motivated to exercise? I just can't seem to get motivated anymore. Gas is too much to go up to the pool much and I am always late getting started to get there anyway (there are only certain hours they have it open). I did buy one of those dance DVDs, but haven't got any umph to start trying it.
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