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Crystal Orb 10-17-13 11:50 AM

Trying to get it going.
 
I've never been fit in my whole life. I was always chubby as a kid, although I'm told that I can never be toothpick slim because of bones. Anyways in the last couple of months I've felt the weight I've gained because my clothes are tight, I feel more sluggish and the body just feels wrong. I always say that I'm going to do excersize but most of the time I put it off under some excuse. There have been periods where, although nothing like having a six pack and muscles, I have been more active and it has felt good. I remember that in the old dance dance revolution machines at the arcades I would step on that platform and dance until my feet would give away. I once did 35 straight songs (had a pain in my chest afterwards XD) but it felt great. Now I can barely manage 2 songs without feeling like I can't breath (also sucks that the machines at the arcades are all gone and all I can do is pretend at home with the game. It's good but it doesn't feel the same.)

Today, I don't know why I just took out a mini stepper I have at home, got on in a just started. I put on my headphones and played some metal and went at it for 36 min with 3000 steps on the marker. Probably could have gone for another 20-25 minutes but I had to get ready for work.

I want to be able to get back to those days where I at least was a tad more fit than what I am now. At least achieve a weight where my clothes fit comfortably.

SensualGirl 10-17-13 05:09 PM

Are you only interested in weight loss, or are you interested in fitness?

Crystal Orb 10-17-13 10:30 PM

I guess that for now its weight loss but fitness doesn't sound like a bad idea.

SensualGirl 10-19-13 07:02 PM

You don't need to exercise to lose weight. In fact exercising makes it harder to lose weight because it makes you move less throughout the day and increases your appetite. If you want to lose weight you could eaftf healthy like vegans or just count calories.

Crystal Orb 10-19-13 11:04 PM

Wait so that combination of exercise + vegetables isn't necessary?

SensualGirl 10-20-13 01:56 PM

Exercise is for fitness, not weight loss. Vegetables are great though.

Crystal Orb 10-20-13 02:22 PM

Sounds like I gotta start applying that famous saying of "eat your vegetables" lol.

SensualGirl 10-20-13 07:34 PM

Lol good luck!

skywalker 10-26-13 12:38 AM

Hi,
I think exercise will help to burn extra calories, so keep exercising and try to eat healthy diet.You will notice great change.
good luck :)

SilverTeapot 11-02-13 07:13 PM

And here am I replying to your post again :P

You know well the only way to get past this is to do more sport. I always have been chubby also, but when I was about 16 I used to go to gym 3-4 times a week and do 2 hours of bike every single day. I looked fantastic if only I could continue.
And sadly the only thing you can do to change this is to get out of your comfortable zone and do it.

But I can tell you something maybe you don't know but it will give a good motivation to start I hope:
You probably have, like me, a slow metabolism, you just don't burn as fast as those thin ppl do. Or you could have Cushing's syndrome, which I also have but don't get your hopes high on this it's a really shitty one.

There is a way to make your body burn more and faster without pills or anything. You need to increase your muscle mass by exercising. I'ts not saying that you should grow a six pack, just train. Because when your muscles are trained and active they burn more energy than those slimy lazy things ppl that work in offices 10 hours a day have. That's why fitness is the best way to lose weight, and that's why it lasts. This is why diets never work = because no damn diet changes the way you burn calories after you start eating normally again and you put everything back or you gain even more because starvation = makes your body go into "survival mode" and transform everything you eat into fat at a lot greater rate because it thinks you are endangered.

Hope it helped


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