View Full Version : I Am Too Fat to Exercise? 30kgs+ to lose!!!
21-11-2003, 11:06 PM
I have 30kgs to lose and I find it really hard to power walk and do aerobics when I am this big - even pilates and yoga seems uncomfortable,
My mum says I should wait till I have lost a third of it before I really begin - especially if I am doing lc ! Any Ideas?
Is anyone else out there thinking that they are too fat to exercise?Please let me know I am so sure I am the only fatty who struggles with exercising - I am a busy mum who runs around most of the day but actual exercise? NO WAY.
I was a fitness fanatic 18 months ago - Gym 3 times a day - 1 class one weight session then one cardio session
I own a total gym (as seen on tv) a weight bench with lots of accessories and a treadmill, and about 10 videos for various workouts from pilates to funk aerobics. I went the front door twice today then walked to the end of the street and back - just knowing I couldnt handle it in this heat, you know the sweat puffing panting???? I think i really need to knock off a few kilos before I begin a planI
22-11-2003, 09:00 AM
Faithybaby you don't need to powerwalk on LC infact just a normal walk is preffered.
Just go into it slowly and up your amount each time untill eventually you can do an 1hr each day.
22-11-2003, 10:24 AM
Thanks Sherrie, you are right , I guess I just need to a little bit at a time, thanks !!
22-11-2003, 11:57 AM
I had around 20kgs to lose when I first started low carbing and exercise. I was surprised how quickly my fitness improved, just doing a bit at a time. I have lost over 11kgs now and exercise is just a part of my life now as is low carbing. I cannot imagine being any other way.
But when I first started I also felt I couldn't do the exercise, I think it is a self-esteem issue as well, when you do think of yourself as fat! I know I used to hide under my baggie long shirts when I went to the gym, but now I am wearing a singlet top! So things definately get better with your weight and also with your self-esteem.
Just do it one step at a time and try to increase the amount each time. You'll be amazed how quickly your fitness will improve.
22-11-2003, 01:58 PM
OOH, OOH I just had to post here:D
I HATE exercise. I always have.:rolleyes:
When I was a kid I had arthritis in one hip and my Mum used to have to put me in a hot bath some mornings just to get me moving for the day. When I was pregnant and very heavy (recently) that hip got 'clicky' again.
Anyway, FaithyBaby, Honey, you will find your movement increases naturally the more you want to do it.
I am a busy Mum as well and spend most of the day on my feet and you'd be surprised how many calories that burns! There's those wiggles when dusting if there's a good song on the radio;) , the sudden burst of energy when 5yo goes to cross a road by himself:eek:, are you getting my drift.
You can always do armchair leg lifts if you feel the urge.
All the best.
22-11-2003, 02:56 PM
Apart from walking, how about Aqua-exercise!
You don't have to swim laps, there are all sorts of classes you can do now at the pool and now is the time of year for it. Exercising in water places less stress on the body because the water helps support your weight, but don't think your heart will be missing out!
I do a LOT of exercise at the moment (12 sessions a week) but it is starting to get way too hot on some days to run. A friend of mine who is a triathlete convinced me to join her for a water-run last weekend.
We didn't bother about a pool, just jumped in the river near here and off we went. We did about 45 minutes and my heart rate was about 10 beats per minute lower than when I run but still pretty high. I mentioned it to my personal trainer the next day and he said it was equivalent to running because when exercising in water your HR is about 10 beats lower than on land due to the support of the water. I was glad to hear that because I was PUFFING!
There's not much too it, no equipment needed, just jump in to water deep enough so you can't stand and then run like crazy. Keep your shoulders back and bum tucked in so you don't lean forward. Paddle your hands gently in front of you like dog-paddling to keep yourself as upright as possible. You will slowly move forward like you are running. We like to have an objective to go to, but you can get the same exercise just going up and down in 50m lengths.
22-11-2003, 05:06 PM
Thanks for all the helpful tips girls.......Its almost dark here and my hubby isnt home from work and I am worried so I will come back later, cheers faithybaby
22-11-2003, 08:23 PM
Hi Faith , I to have a gym set up at home , and it is hard to get back into once you stop . It has taken me a few months to get back , BUt once you do you will love it again , Start off by going for a walk ( not a power walk ) then start back on your gym again slowly . Just do a bit each day , that is want I am doing . Have a swim even if you walk in the pool .
We can do this .
22-11-2003, 10:55 PM
YES WE can do this!
I will have to clear out my garage tommorrow and set it all back up again, just need to get a bike and go slowly. Thanks LB it is really helpful to have someone on the same wavelenght for once!
Hey can I ask if you are European?????
22-11-2003, 11:02 PM
yes , I was born in New Zealand , But have be living in Australia for the last 17 years .
Yes you get that gym set up and we can start this exercise off together
22-11-2003, 11:05 PM
HI Lady bird,
My hubby was born in new zealand also and he left there about 17years ago too! maybe closer to 18 years -
WOW - he was born in Palmerstone north, how about u????
22-11-2003, 11:15 PM
I was in Auckland which is the North island . My hubby is an Australian .
22-11-2003, 11:26 PM
I too am an Australian!
We arent so bad are we??
Hubby is thinking of moving back there someday but who knows really? Costs alot to relocate ! Hopefully we can rustle up some cash one day.
What sort of equipment do you have in your home gym??? I dont have alot but it is more than some.
22-11-2003, 11:38 PM
I have set up a gym room in one of my double bedrooms , I have a weight station ( york 925 ) A bum and thigh isolator , a bike , a york treadmill , a stepper , and a gym ball .
22-11-2003, 11:59 PM
Wow, You could start your own gym there babe! You go for it! How fantastic!! have you got a stero in there for music? I bet ya do! hippip Horay!
23-11-2003, 08:22 PM
Yes gotta have my music . And at the end of my work out , I have a lovely relaxation tape that I stretch to . It takes me about 20 mins and just love the feeling of stretching .
23-11-2003, 09:57 PM
Hi LB - I always forget to stretch! I havent yet got my equipment out we live in a little duplex, though that could be just an excuse! I hope to organise something tommorrow. Better keep a check on me though I am terrible at procrastination!!!!
Cheers happy lcing! FB
25-11-2003, 03:25 PM
hey faithbaby, how's it going? did you get the stuff set up? i know it's hard to even contemplate exercising, i am bone lazy when i start. but once i have been doing it for a couple of weeks i really love it. hope you are going great guns!!
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