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Old 08-03-09, 06:08 AM   #11
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omg - you guys make me so unfit. All I can manage atm is to walk the dog and if anybody says jogging, my kneecaps and breasts could not handle it!!!
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Old 08-03-09, 06:21 AM   #12
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Delta40, Don't sweat it... I mean do sweat it but...man I think I'll start again.

My praying mantis genes ensure that I maintain my stick insect appearance but inside I'm a retired sumo who forgot to stop eating.
Get moving and enjoy it but don't place too much emphasis on results.
In the end its a package: mind, body and soul that determines our overall health. Enjoy what you are doing and you are more likely to benefit from it physically, hell you won't even know your tired until you rest your back in bed that night.
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You know lately, my self-esteem has soared. I was at a social function the other night and so many photos were taken. I was so surprised because I look really fat in them and I just don't feel fat at all! Of course, I am but you know I feel good about myself all over....so this self loathing thing has really dissipated somewhere along the line and I'm less bothered about it and though I know I'm overweight, I don't feel heavy.

I guess what I am trying to say is this: I'm probably in a much more positive position to effectively lose weight now than I was before because of the way I'm feeling about myself.
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Old 08-05-09, 10:54 AM   #14
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hmm thats an interesting thought.

It just seems to be everything in my life is a spiral. I have given up my sport/my passions etc because i lost all passion for them. And because of my lack of fitness etc I feel like a failure, but I have little motivation to start exercise again, especially when I am low. So instead my lack of fitness, lack of hobbies and so on just perpetuates my bad mood GAHHHH

I think its a good point, Delta.

Jolly, I like your approach too. lol I never weigh myself- dont see the point. A girl's clothes are her best guide to her weight...you know you have gained a few when you get angry at the washing machine for "shrinking" your jeans, lol.

Ive been going for walks daily. Which is a start.
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thats really good u wanna get more fit!

dont worry about ur physical condition though, especially if u were an athlete. its going to take some use to, but at least u know how the feeling of being really fit is. is going to help you to get back there!!

i dont know if u have read my journal in this sections, but i have lost 25 pounds in the last 2 months or so. i started walking my dog 30 minutes a day as often as i could. and know i walk about 7 or 8 miles in 3 hrs or so almost every day. (i cant run because i have endometriosis.. it feels awful when i run) .. and i never never liked to do exercise lol!!

ps delta!! u always manage to make me laugh!! :p

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Sataria, here's whats working for me so far, a fitness newbie, and maybe it could work for you:

Find a gym-like program that works according to a hard-bound schedule, where you can anticipate seeing the same attendees & trainers every day. For me, it adds in a little bit of extra social pressure to keep attending. And since there's people around me doing the same thing I am, I'm less likely to want to slack, and will push harder. Furthermore, it took a bit of money to sign up, and I don't want to waste my sessions... so I don't skip em.

When I try to do stuff like running on my own time, well... I just don't. Because I honestly hate this whole fitness thing, even though I want it's benefits. So adding that extra bit of social and financial pressure to keep going really REALLY made the difference for me. If not for that, I'm certain that I wouldn't be doing this at all. So that's a viewpoint to consider, might be valuable if you're a little bit like me.

I highly suggest searching your area for a gym that specializes in the Crossfit program. Their methods give the fastest, and most useful, results. It seems as if it's basically for athletes and people who are already fit, but that's not true. The classes I attend are about half men, half women, about 1/3 of them look like they're 45+, and about a third of the people are out of shape like me. It's absolutely for everyone.

So do give it a look, I really feel its the best way to go if you're thinking about joining a gym.
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