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I have been obese for the last 2 years and have 5 stones to lose, so far I've lost 1st 3lbs through healthy eating and walking more when I go out.
Prior to this I lived a sedentary life and I mean REALLY sedentary- all day lying on the couch, food constantly going down me!
I know that soon I'm gonna need to start doing some form of exercise to get more fit and healthy, but I guess I have a fear that any form of strenuous work will probably give me a mini heart attack.
I don't know if its wise to continue eating healthily till I lose another stone then start doing exercise- such as joining a gym because not only do I fear I will do too much that my body is not used to, I'm also pretty self-conscious!
Any advice on what the best approach to this would be?
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- Thread Starter
- 24-01-2010 09:10
- 24-01-2010 09:18
If you're self concious when you exercise, you could just start off doing exercises in your own home. Do enough to wear yourself out, but don't push yourself too hard if you're scared of doing some damage. Also, walking even more would help you to lose weight faster, try walking at a faster pace?
- PS Helper
- 24-01-2010 09:21
I wouldn't advise strenuous exercise at this point. Continue eating healthy and do less strenuous exercise such as walking and swimming. Once you feel healthier and better about your self, you can start something more strenuous like going to the gym. Most gyms will be able to give you a personal program to suit your needs.
Remember that slow and steady weight loss is much healthier than pushing your self to lose it all in one go.
- 24-01-2010 09:35
Talk to your doctor about this, not TSR. They will be able to advise you on how best to lose the weight.
- 24-01-2010 10:06
I don't kno about what specific excercises but take it slowly...Very slowly...just 10 minutes of excercise a day for the firs week and very slowly keep increasing it while watching your diet...Seriously, it doesntwork if you try to be Superman on day 1