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Abbie85

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Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 01:53
I started eating healthier on the 31st of Dec. I for once in my life want to actually go with the new years resolution of losing weight. I need to lose about 100lbs. Good news is,today is day 25 and I have lost 15lbs! And that is based on 1800 cal diet per day. My problem is, I need to work out badly. Everyday I tell myself I am going to go on a walk "tomorrow" and never do. And it's not because I am lazy or anything. I work a full time job and then a part time job on top of that. My part time job is in the middle of the night, and then sometimes I have to wake up and go to my other job 3 hrs after I get home. Anyways I am just so tired all the time that when I actually do have spare time I just want to sit at home and relax. But I know I NEED to work out,and that it would speed up the weightloss process by alot. Any tips or advice from anyone on what I should do, or what YOU would do? Thanks alot Surprised)
Sunkeeper

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Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 04:20
If you've lost 15 lbs in 25 days I don't think you need to speed up the weight loss much.

Instead of trying to get out and walk, could you just do some dancing or other activity for 15 minutes or so as soon as you get home to get you started. Once you start to exercise and see how great you feel those walks will be something you look forward to. Start small and work your way up.
musicmama

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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 07:59
I would suggest looking on Pinterest for fitness. There are a ton of excellent 5 and 10 minute, do-anywhere workouts. That might be a good place to start. You could do a few back to back when you had a stretch of time available, or just one if you only have a few minutes. Anything is better than nothing, not necessarily to speed up weight loss (you're doing awesome!) but more for overall fitness. Good luck!
shmiller

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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 08:05
Don't think about it as just a way to "speed up" your weight loss. If you're tired when you get home now, start your walking (or any of the other workout suggestions above) and you'll be shocked at how much energy you have after only a week or so. It seems like you'll be more worn out, but it will actually have the opposite effect. And, in my experience, exercise begets exercise. The more you do it, the more you'll want to.

Do it now. Don't tell yourself you'll do it tomorrow or next week or next month. Just like making the decision to lose the weight, you have to make the decision to get fitter, not just thinner. Adding the exercise will help you burn the right kind of weight off, and you'll not only lose faster, but you'll lose more where you want it from.

Go. Walk. (or run. or swim. or dance. or wrestle with your kids. or ski. or...)
"The grass ain't greener, the wine ain't sweeter, either side of the hill" The Grateful Dead
Abbie85

Joined: Jan 13
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Posted: 02 Feb 2013, 00:55
Thank you everyone for responding. It really helps. And I actually tonight for the first time went out and walked a mile. I keep telling myself that I "don't have time" But thats a bunch of crap.Lol. I mean I am busy but at the same time I DO still have time to sit at home an 1-2 per day, doing absolutely nothing on the internet. So Why not take 20-30 minutes of that time and go walk? It was hard to get up and go do it but I made myself. And I feel SO good about it. I plan on walking 3-5 times a week. And the ideas of doing little work outs at home are something I am also going to start doing. Thank you everyone!! Smile
Mamachickpea

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Posted: 02 Feb 2013, 01:58
Abbie - I always tell myself that the most difficult bit of exercise is stepping out of the door. If I only have that small barrier to overcome then it seems possible. If you need tips and encouragement I have been reading a website called nerd fitness which has some great tips about about doing it one step at a time and some good motivational stories. Incidentally before November I did hardly any exercise but now do at least 5 hrs per week and I'm amazed at how much better I feel. Logging it on your exercise chart is a good way to see that you do have time - try and get those resting hours down from 16 - it is much more difficult than you think.
Mamachickpea



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