Moving That Body

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I know I should be hitting the gym-mode in my mind but for some reason, it's taking everything in my power to get into it. Why? Well, I am always tired and in pain. I am always tired and in pain because I am overweight. So how do I resolve this dilemma? I want to start off exercising like an expert, but my body won't let me. Everyone says start off slow, but slow won't give me the results I want. How do I get into the respect time frame of mind? Just don't know what to do!
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    Start slow and build up. I suggest 3 ten minutes workouts during the course of the day. The endurance will come in time as you get stronger. Don't give up even when you feel discourage. If you own an ipod charge it up and start moving. The music emoticon itself will get you going. Best of luck to you on your journey. emoticon
    3065 days ago
    Thanks ladies for the advice. I really need you guys to keep up on me. I don't sleep very well at night and don't get to take naps during the day due to having three dogs, four kids and that feeling of something has to be done all the time. I have not been drinking my skim milk as I usually do but will start with my three glasses a day and see if that will help with the tiredness. Sleep is my problem. And having a steady sleeping pattern is a key factor to losing weight. We'll get there together.
    3068 days ago
    Have you seen your doctor? There are many physiological problems that can cause tiredness. Your thyroid could be off or you could be low on vitamin D or several other issues. The only way to know is to go in and get that fasting bloodwork done. You may have to specifically ask for the vitamin D test, not all doctors or regions do that when they're doing all the other tests. I was super low on vitamin D and felt like sleeping all the time (10 hours a night with naps during the day). Now I have plenty of energy as long as I remember to keep taking my supplements. It really helps to know what is wrong before it can be fixed.

    Exercise starts out with 10 minutes a day, if you have a walking path nearby, that's a great place to start. I like to use my Wii to exercise on days I can't get outside, it can be as little as 1 dance song to get that blood pumping. Find what you like to do, with spring coming, gardening is a great exercise. Look through the exercise videos on this site, there are plenty of things you can do without even having to get out of a chair.

    Don't go all out, start slowly until your body can do more. The pain goes away when the pounds drop off.
    3069 days ago
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    I just posted a similar complaint lol. Bottom line, something I've learned, and heard so many times that I know it is annoying... You didn't gain wait in a day, and it's going to take longer than a day to lose it. So DO start slow. Set small goals for yourself so you feel like your accomplishing something, even if you're not seeing results right away. For me... my goal is to get to be able to run a mile without stopping. When I started, I couldn't even barely JOG .18 miles lol and I was dying already. Yesterday I got to .50 a mile, which is insane for me. For me the physical goals are what's keeping me motivated more than the weight loss goals... because I want to have that energy again, and I know the weight loss will follow if I stick to it.
    3069 days ago
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