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I'm An Exercise Klutz

Saturday, December 08, 2012

This is the first time I have ever written a blog. This topic has been in my head for awhile now so decided to bite the bullet and write about it and see if there are any other people like me.

I am an exercise klutz. I'm a klutz at many things but as an exercise klutz 'I ROCK'.

I do the 3 mile walk with Leslie Sansone. I do great until she starts adding arms into the mix and it all goes downhill from there. I've discovered I can't walk and use my arms at the same time. If she asks you to use your arms in some fashion, then my feet slow down. I've been at her 1 Mile, 2 Mile and 3 Mile walks since August and always the same result - move my arms and my feet slow down... emoticon

And then there is the exercise ball. Still can't the hang of that. Looks so easy on the videos but I roll off it the wrong way, can't control it at all. I bought a resistance band and to stand on it to do any good I have to tie a big knot in it or have my feet about 5 feet apart...lol. Is it all just me?????

The one I really love is when you are laying down flat on your back and they want you to go into a sitting position....hahahahaha...yeah right. I couldn't do that when I was 20. How on earth am I supposed to do it now??

I'm 67 years old and trying hard to lose the weight and really only have about 9 lbs to go so I guess it is all doing some good but I will never exercise in front of other people - never, never, never!!!!

Anyone else out there feel the way I do??

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    Thanks everyone for the encouragement. I haven't given up...still doing my 3 mile walk every day but its good I do it alone because I feel awkward as heck. I have worked hard to lose the weight and only have between 9 and 14 lbs to go so giving up now would just be stupid. I've added strength training as well. I do walk outside on weekends but the 3 mile walk with Leslie Sansone is great for me because most of the time I'm the only one where I work so can do it at work. Thanks again for the support. Happy you all have done so well also. emoticon
    2021 days ago
    If you just walk without worrying about your arms, you are still getting some good exercise! And don't worry too much about exercising in a group. You'll find that there are more people who feel the same way. But it is encouraging to have others around. I felt self-conscious starting water aerobics because I didn't really want to be seen in a swimsuit - plus I didn't know the "moves"! Then I found everyone works at their own pace. There were a few advanced students - but most were pretty much at my level. Whatever you do, don't give up on trying!
    2023 days ago
    2023 days ago
    try walking outside
    2023 days ago
    You know what I do since I, too, am an exercise klutz? I WALK! It's easy and really does the trick. Try it - you'll like it!!

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    2024 days ago
  • JGRAY76
    I feel exactly the same way you do. I started my fitness journey at age 58 and felt like a klutz exercising. I tried 2 exercise classes and didn't like it. I paid for 3 sessions with a fitness coach and only went to 2 because I was embarassed. A year later I took one more stab at it and joined a lunch hour bootcamp at work with about 8 other ladies. The coach was great and everybody was starting where I was. Slowly over 16 sessions we all learned how to do simple things like sit ups, push ups and squats. It took practice but we supported each other by cheering them on and encouraging them to keep coming. I enjoyed it so much I am going to sign up for the next session. So it just takes practice.

    p.s. I still can't do a side plank.
    2024 days ago

    my sister lost 105 pounds at age 63 by walking 15000 steps a day.

    i lost 44 pounds by giving up grain products and sugary products at age 60.

    i use a salad plate as a dinner plate; i eat with a childs fork. takes your brain 20 minutes to tell your stomach your full. it works

    2024 days ago
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