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.
Just finished my first workout of the new year. Was going strong from Aug-Nov.....then dropped out! Now I'm back on track and it feels great! This article helped me remember to not push myself too much when getting back into an exercise routine....get back in gradually!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.