i like this article. i've been beating myself up because I don't feel up to the 45 min workout dvd i brought, so I don't workout at all. but I realize I can do it in 15 min intervals throughout the day. some exercise is better than none.
Exercise has become my best friend. However, as I need it most, like most self-care I have not been following a consistent routine. I have, begun using wii fitness, but sometimes just doing that seems like an effort. I know something is better than nothing so I do what I can to keep moving knowing this is one of my best defenses against the depression,
This article makes sense, I will start slow, because I want my weightloss to be something long term and beneficial for the long haul.. Ive been absent from the working out for at least a year, so I will dedicate 20mins every day for days a week..
I need to remember not to use the "All or Nothing" mentality. I tend to throw myself into an exercise routine full steam ahead and of course I over whelm myself and stop it. I've saved this article to reread to help me not keep up that cycle.
I used this method when starting out..no knowing it had a real name!! It works! I didn't exercise for years before starting. If I started at full throttle, I would have quit...again! I can't live without exercise now!!
I am so happy I found this article especially since I am working my way back into a fitness regiment after being sedentary for 9 months. It really helped me to get an understanding of why I shouldn't be so gung-ho to overdo exercises..... doing that would only make it harder for me to stick to it if I become sore or injured.
I am totally understanding this article. I took two weeks off from working out and started back today with intense cardio. I felt like I was going to pass out and normally I dont feel like that. I need to ease myself back into.
I'm new to this site and trying to find my way around but wanted to comment on this article. Seventeen years ago I worked in a gym and worked out all the time, wether I was working or going on my time (couldn't miss a day at all). Now after seventeen years, four kids and gaining over 100lbs I thought I could just walk back in to the gym and start almost were I was! Well, when I got off the tredmill I almost landed on the floor because my legs were like rubber AND after I did some leg machines, I couldn't walk the next day. The pain was terrible! So, after being away from the gym this time, I'm going to follow every suggestion in this article and hopefully I will keep going this time. I have been paying for my gym membership for 3 years but didn't go back after I hurt myself the first time. So here is to starting today and starting small!! Thank You, Kim
Once you stop working out, it becomes harder to start back. I didn't work out for 2 weeks, but when I started back the first day it was a struggle. By day 2, I was back to my routine and even increased my workout time by 30 min.
Great advice! Although it might take a while to get back to where you were before you stopped exercising, it's amazing how the body can adapt and improve with just so little effort.
7/14/2008 7:31:55 AM
It's amazing how soon your fitness deteriorates if you don't work out! I was doing 40 plus minutes on my elliptical when I was losing weight. Once I reached goal I virtually stopped working out and now I find 15 minutes hard! Time to get back on track. NancyLee, you should change your exercise intensity/duration when it seems too easy for you. That's different for everybody, so it's hard for them to tell you how long you should do it for.
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