Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.
If you cant squeeze in exercise on a day or just plain dont want to then the best advice is to be up and moving around as much as possible! Cleaning or something!! I challenge my team to up and moving 10 mins of every hour they are awake! Best wishes on your journey!
I purchased a book "Walk Off Weight" I love it...different types of walks used and a resistance band(which I never used before) is used in one of the walks....
loving the book and the walks!!!
I recently found Zumba and this type of exercise just hits home for me. I'm excited and I'm moving!! I also sweat a lot. I've been trying walking, riding a stationary bike, and swimming (when the weather is nice), but none of these helped.
I believe that it is the internal self talk that gets us through exercise or not. If you continually tell yourself that you are tired and the workout will be hard of course it will be. If you tell yourself how much you are looking forward to working out and how strong you are you will DO IT!
Whenever I get on my treadmill, I cover the digital gauges with a hand towel and turn on my tv or radio and go go go!
Since I cant see how long I have walked it seems to get easier to walk longer and farther!! Silly I know, but it works!
When I'm on the treadmill and one of my fav songs come on I dance with my upper body.... even just fist pumping gets my heart rate up and make me sweat! So.... Better get your right hand hi!!!!
At the beginning walking may be difficult. It is suggested that we begin with just 10 minutes a day, and I did. It's a process, but today I walked for more than an hour. An investment of a little bit can pay off eventually.
Regardless of what you decide to try for exercise, don't let fear of being around the "fit" people hold you back. Be proud of yourself thag you are doing something and don't let fear of what others may or may not think stop you! You have just as much right and you are worth it!!!
so the pain goes away!
When I don't feel like exercising, I always think of how I would feel after I work out...I try to remember the feel of the sweat, the muscles I worked during my workout, and being energized and feeling accomplished that I did something good for myself. .