I was 460 when I first started a few years back. I only found one thing that I loved to do and that was to get into the pool and walk or jog in the deep end. I loved how I felt and it was very easy on the joints. My knees used to hurt when I walked, but not now. I started doing a lot of other things now, but getting into the water is still my favorite. I do walk also, when the heat is not too bad. Sometimes I just go walk around the store.
I love yoga and pilates on the stability ball as my favorites. I like other workouts on the ball also but these are my staples. I have found it is making a difference in all aspects of my life. i have increased energy and my body is becoming more flexible and even when I walk I have noticed that I feel differently from doing those. I have tons of dvds and that also keeps me from getting bored. As I am just getting back into it from a 2 - 3 year break. I really feel my body awekening but I am consistent and truly love and it is my playtime and quiet time also. Sorry for going on too much. I just wanted to share with everyone.
Fitness Minutes: (12,276)
7/14/12 9:29 P
Walking, particularly in the early morning. Moved to a new town and am just beginning to find walking routes that are reasonable for me but challenging enough. Will soon be in the groove. You can set your own pace and there's not as much impact on knees as some other activities. I also like using free weights--can complete many types of upper body exercises from a seated position.
Edited by: WANNABE64 at: 7/14/2012 (21:32)
7/14/12 9:22 P
I do the exercise bike, have been doing it every day that we are home for over 8 years. The bike sits in the living room, in front of the tv, both my husband and I use it every day, he does around 4 hours a day, and I do 3 hours a day. When I first began, I did SEVEN minutes!! Could barely fit my butt on the bike seat, we put a small pillow on the seat, in fact. But, you get used to it, and I miss it if we are away from home. Then we just walk. Slowly but surely, you can do it. Keep your exercise equipment in the room where you spend the most time, like, keep your weights in that room, too. Don't hide workout stuff in a spare bedroom, for Pete's sakes!!!!!
Fitness Minutes: (16,255)
7/14/12 9:08 P
I love to walk. And weight doesn't matter, if you start with a short amount of time, weight will melt off of you. I also love, love my elliptical machine. No impact on the knees and other joints, incline if I want a challenge...