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2/20/08 1:30 P

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Thanks for that suggestion - I have to check that one out, too.

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2/12/08 5:40 P

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Hi Cheryl! I've been living a sedentary life for several years, as well. I have just found the Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds...I bought the 1 mile DVD and seriously...it's the first program where I don't HURT for several days after. I also joined her website...it has really helped me so far! I only started last week, but already I feel stronger and I'm not so out of breath at the end of the workout. It's a walking program you do right inside your living room! I live in Maine..too cold to go out and do anything. Oh, it only takes 15 minutes to do the DVD!!..so it's not a big time commitment. You might want to give that a try. Go to her website www.lesliesansone.com and check it out. Hope to help! :-)

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Cheryl, I can understand your frustration since I share it. I, too, get up and leave the house by 7:15am and am busy until 10 or 11pm every day with work, church, and children. And I live in the northeast where it is about 8 degrees today. On top of that I have physical challenges unrelated to my weight, which don't help.

I've started to just use the stairs every day here at work. I work on the 4th floor so try to climb up all the way each day and every time I use the stairs. I can't go down due to physical limitations, but I can at least go up using the stairs. I've been doing that for about 6 weeks now, and can usually make it all the way up without huffing and puffing at this point.

You might try the usual things - use the stairs, park further away when you go to work/school or shopping so that you have to walk. When you do go shopping take an extra circuit at a brisk pace around the store before you check out. There are also lots of excellent "at your desk" videos right on this website that you could incorporate which are pretty good workouts too, and that are only 10 or 15 minutes long.

Others might also have some more suggestions, so anyone else on the team, please feel free to jump in and give some suggestions here.

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2/12/08 8:55 A

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I have not worked out on a regular basis since I first started college 14 years ago. I was going to school but not working, so I had the time to work out.
Now, all these years later, I've become very sedentary and it shows, I'm up about 50 lbs since then.
My problem now is finding the time to exercise. I live in Michigan, so outdoor activity is pretty limited. In the summer I walk/hike my dogs every night for about an hour, all around our wooded property (10 acres). But as soon as the snow flies that is over. As I type this it is 8 degrees outside :(
Now I work full time, and attend school almost full time. That means getting up at 6AM, and not getting home until 10PM most nights during the week. I typically have time to exercise on the weekend, but if it is just the weekend, does that even matter?
I guess I am just frustrated because I don't know where to start. We don't own any sort of exercise equipment at home, I never wanted to be one of those people that went out and got a treadmill only to have it sit in the basement and collect dust.
Just not sure where to start.


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