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NIGHTSKYSTAR
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4/10/12 8:45 A

Feel better!!



JILLITA55
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4/10/12 8:03 A

I hear ya! Sitting on the couch is normal. I do walk twice a day around the block and I do try to exercise in house everyday. It takes motivation for me to do it. So, "I just do it".



ALTRAOICHE
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1/12/12 11:12 A

Thank you all for your comments. To top it all off, my husband and I both woke up sick today with sore throats and fever. I am praying that this doesn't pull me off track!



NIGHTSKYSTAR
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1/11/12 7:53 P

I'm going to be brutally honest here. I read and hear people all over saying that workouts get easier and you get so you love them..and i am so happy for the ones that have that experience. I dont. I have been working out now since 2000. I do NOT love it or find it fun or easy. BUT. I know its good for me, my body needs it, and i refuse to NOT do it.
I dont find brushing my teeth fun. or taking a shower. But I wouldnt THINK of not doing either of those things!!!! So I schedule my workouts in. 2 hours a day. EVERY day. I must, according to my doc. so i do. Its second nature now.
Dont wait to like it, although i truly hope that you find over time it becomes fun!! And do, do start slow. I remember the first time i did the original buns of steel workout. i had been doing cardio for 2 months. i wasnt overly winded doing it. so i thought this easy 1 hour video would be a snap. what a rude awakening. by the 5th leg lift i was gasping for air and wincing. I remember one of my kids coming in the room and saying MOM are you ok??? i got through about 15 mins of that hour the first time. it took me a month to get it all..and i will tell you the first time i completed the entire workout? I WAS happy. I felt like i had the world by the tail!! I wish i had never stopped.
maybe i will go get it out....its a good one!!!



LONEDLPHN
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1/11/12 7:53 P

Thanks for the advice and support. It's much appreciated.



CASSIOEPIA
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1/11/12 6:39 P

This is where keeping a log is really helpful. You may think you aren't improving, but then one day you'll look back and see that you are doing more, and it does become easier.

Be careful when you first start out to make changes that you can sustain until they become a habit. If you were previously doing no cardio at all, and then go right into 30 minutes a day, you may find it to be too much, burn out, and quit. This isn't what we want to see at all. In the early stages, move at least ten minutes a day, until your body gets used to it. Then start adding.

And when you introduce new things into your life, there is an adjustment period. A year after I'd lost my weight, and after a whole year of running up to 10k at a time, I decided to tackle training for a half marathon. After each increase in running as I was training, my "long run" day would find me exhausted, and doing a lot of lying on the couch. You see, even though I was in good shape, my body still had to adjust to what I was doing.

The second and third half marathons that I trained for, I didnt find that "totally exhausted and laying on the couch" feeling after each increase on my long run days.

It certainly doesn't happen overnight. Keep a log, and look back in a month's time to see how far you got in such a short time period. It should be starting to feel easier by then.

You can keep us updated by using this thread if you want.
Judi



LONEDLPHN
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1/11/12 6:02 P

I'm also at the beginning of my weight loss and I'm finding out after 8 days of working out and doing my routine that I'm exhausted. I finally had to take today off from my workout as I just feel tired and lethargic. I'm trying to be patient but finding it hard to do so. Does it really ever get easier with the workouts and watching what I eat? I feel as thought I'm not getting anywhere but I know it has only been a short time.



NIGHTSKYSTAR
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1/11/12 3:02 P

Truthfully? it isnt going to be this big blast...i found when i started, i couldnt even do 5 mins on the gazelle. then i collapsed and couldnt do anything for an hour. The next day i did 7 mins. 3 weeks later i was doing 45 mins. seriously. but i didnt have a huge THERE i can do things...i just realized a few weeks later i COULD!!!
Keep at it. dont give up!! ANYTHING you do is a great thing!!!



ALTRAOICHE
Posts: 66
1/11/12 2:26 P

The worst part about being overweight is being exhausted all the time. I have a 2-year-old which wears me out even more. Being in the beginning stages of losing weight, I haven't experienced an improvement. Someone please tell me when I will get energy again...



 
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