Gyms are not good places for people with sensory processing disorders. It’s not about what other people think, it’s about lighting that is too harsh, too much noise and stimulation. Gyms just don’t work for me.
I am not sure how much I weighed when I first started losing weight but I have never had an issue going to a gym to exercise. I just do it. I don't care what I look like in my swim suit or gym shorts. I am there to get healthy
A year or so ago I was on youtube and found this video for limited mobility/obesity called Launchpad. They start out with just chair exercises and are really enjoyable. The one guy is over 400 lbs and the girl is pretty fit. But that's what I would suggest. Just do a search on youtube for it.
current weight: 203.0
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7/8/18 6:40 P
I have been doing Leslie Sanson walk at home, and started Misty Tripoli Body groove dance samples on youtube. It is dance.She just came out with a young at heart video for those with limited mobility, or are older or have other challenges. I too am obese, and have been doing ten - fifteen minutes of the walk at home or dance videos but at an easy pace. It seems really hard for me to have the energy to get moving. I am interested in ordering body groove videos, and am curious as to what people would do. I could get the young at heart which are easier and last 20-25 minutes. And I probably could complete them though now I am only doing about 15 minutes. OR I could go for the dance that is a little more advanced, and work towards completing the routines. They are also about 25 minutes each.
When I first started working out I was 332 lbs. I went to the gym to check it out, and to my humiliation found I couldn't fit in the machines. I was mortified, but more determined than ever. I found that weight watchers had wonderful beginner work out dvd's and Beachbody offered advancing ones as I got stronger.
I would cry my way through my exercise, not because the routine was hard, but because moving my body was. I also started moving more just at home I would do walk jog laps in my backyard then eventually to the corner. I took over all the yard work from ex-husband. I just set my mind to move!
That was 10 years ago, and I've kept working out I like to do a minimum of an hour work out I prefer 2. getting fit is a long journey with no real straight roads, but it's a beautiful journey. You can do this! one day, one step at a time! It took me 2 years to lose my weight that was over 10 years ago.
You got this!
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55 6/18/18 3:55 A
Something you can do in your house is dancing! Turn on the radio and dance however you want! It's also a great mood booster.
And you don't have to stand to dance, either. If dancing in your chair is all you can manage for now, then do that!
Also I think it's important to keep going to church. Don't be embarrassed if you sometimes need to ask for help. I'm sure no one was judging you. They were probably glad to help.
Edited by: CATSDOGSPIGEONS at: 6/18/2018 (04:23)
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one thing you could do is use something with liquid in it, like dish soap or laundry detergent, and use it as weight lifting exercises. use it a few minutes in each hand. also, walk up and down your drive way
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1,302 5/24/18 9:50 A
Echoing @LUGNUT_9754 the walk at home videos are great! Leslie Sansone has some great videos for all abilities. Her series is "Walk Away the Pounds". I like to use these when the weather doesn't cooperate for walking outdoors.
"The principle is about competing against yourself. It's about self improvement, about being better than you were the day before." Steve Young
Check out the Walk at Home videos. When I was 340 lbs that's what I was doing to help lose weight and get stronger. I'm back to using them because I gained a ton of weight back (up to 360 from 280) and then lost a bunch (down to 294) from going plant-based. My health is AMAZING now, blood pressure, sugars, cholesterol, etc. all amazing but I am really out of shape. So I've been starting with just 1 mile and hope to build up to 2 miles.
going low carb for my diabetes and later getting rid of all wheat because I found it was increasing the inflammation in my joints and giving me a lot of pain has curiously helped the constant eating. I look at the things I used to grab for constantly and remember the pain and walk away. it's working, slowly.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
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4/19/18 10:03 A
Yes my doc has always said to do some exercise. Walking or whatever I am able to do. As for diet, that's another story. I have binge eating disorder and it's an everyday struggle. I've not been doing too bad but not anywhere that I need to be. I'm hoping that through exercise I can get stronger and busier where I'm not in the house tempted by food all of the time.
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4/19/18 9:56 A
You've got the right idea... Walk, Walk, Walk! Follow the suggestions you find here and please do check in with your Doc, but walking is simply the best exercise to start with and as you've already learned, you don't have to have any special equipment. By the time it gets boring walking in the house you'll be ready for the outdoors anyway. Best of luck and welcome aboard!
Dave A.- South Central PA, USA
"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." - Mark Twain
Has your doctor OK'd you starting an exercise program? If so, as others have suggested walking is one of the best things you can do. Coach Jen pointed you to some of the videos here which are great.
And start tracking your food. Getting our diets right is so important. You don't have to go crazy; just start small making some changes that you can sustain. Cuting calories and moving more will result in you feeling better and losing weight.
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577 4/18/18 7:19 P
I walked back and forth in my house for 5 minutes today. Not much but its a start. My plan is to try and do this 3 or 4 times a day until I begin to get strong enough to walk outdoors and go from there. I sure hope it works.
Hello-I am 55 years old and weigh 350 pounds. I am very out of shape and quite weak. I tripped and fell at church last Sunday and had to have someone bring me a chair so I could get back up and it was very embarrassing. I am thinking about not even going to church anymore until I can get stronger. I want to get stronger but I want to do it in my home and like I said I am quite weak. I have no idea where to start and how to get stronger. Can someone please help and give me some ideas?