Exercise?

  1. Hi all, I just wanted to ask all those who had had a difficult time getting in shape, but were successful... What did you do?

    I went to a hypnotherapist the other day, for weightloss, exercise motivation. We started with the exercise motivation part, and I have to admit that this morning as I was coming home from work, all I could think about was the need to exercise, wven though I really didn't feel like it!

    I am obese, atleast 100 lbs overweight. I have never really been in shape, and have always been overweight. I have been using a Tae Bo INSTRUCTIONAL video, and I must say, it is fun, but I just don't have to coordination or stamina for it! I don't really enjoy walking either. Has anyone had any success with a certain type of exercise or exercise video? I am really pumped to get in shape, and I think eventually once I don't have so much extra weight to move that I may be able to drag through the Tae BO....even though I am probably the LEAST coordinated person in the world.

    I haven't even thought about the "diet" part of this yet, I just want to get the exercise going. Any advice anyone? I would especially like to hear from those who have been in my position before. I applaud all those who exercise routinely, but even more so those who started at very out of shape and overweight. Any prayers for patience on my part would be appreciated too!!!

    Thanks again!

    Shandy:kiss
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   Rustyhammer
    I, too, need to get some excersize into my life.
    I need to change some of my dietary habits too.
    I went for a 45 minute walk the other day and really felt good.
    The problem is setting aside the time to actually do it!
    My diet doesn't need to be adjusted too much. I often don't eat all day and then when I get home I'll snack, have dinner and maybe snack again and then go to bed.
    I'd be much better off eating several small meals during the day and then nothing after 6:30pm.
    I have a good 20 pounds to lose.
    I'd like to drop it before it gets warm so I can run around without a shirt this summer and show off my new 6-pack...HAHAHAHAHA
    oops...sorry...I made a funny!

    -Russell
  4. by   Lausana
    Have you seen the Walk off the Pounds videos, Shandy? I haven't tried them myself, but I can see them working for one the girls in my family-she's done great. You start out and work up to doing several miles at a time without even really knowing it.

    I have a hard time working out to videos, although I have quite a collection of different ones :chuckle I'm thinking of joining a class, so I won't cheat and fast forward through parts I don't like! Because as much as I hate it, it really does feel great after I work out...

    Good luck :kiss
  5. by   NurseWeasel
    How about spinning? Doing it at home alone in front of the TV doesn't inspire me, but in a class environment with others to talk to (yeah right, talk while biking my heart out, lol) or at least BE with would be better for me. I admit I haven't tried it EVER.
  6. by   researchrabbit
    Swimming or water aerobics are good -- easy on the knees, no sweaty feeling...if you have a YMCA or YWCA, it should have an indoor pool and is relatively inexpensive (we pay $50 per month for a family membership; single is $25/month).

    After I got my recumbent bike, biking was fun again (you sit in a chair instead of a teeny little seat). But they are expensive (if you use it, though, it's worth it).
  7. by   nursedawn67
    Well today so far the only excercise I have got was getting out of bed! Mind you it is only 11:43 and I just got up, I have to work tonight. But I did get my mom's treadmill moved over to my house and have been using that.
  8. by   Ortho_RN
    I just made an appointment with the Weight Management section of the Gym at my hospital.... I need to be put on a program, because I want to lose the weight, but I when I think about going to the gym I think about the studying that I should be doing etc... So hopefully this will help... I wish I could motivate myself into getting up and being at the gym at 6am, then to class by 8.. but I like sleep.. My hubby tells me I would feel better if I would do it.. And I KNOW I would..

    Good Luck to us all..
  9. by   2banurse
    Well, I had to give up my car because it was costing way to much to fix everytime it broke down. Fortunately, I live close enough to my school and shopping, and I've taken to either walking or biking. I'm still so out of shape that sometimes I need an inhaler, especially after my bout with pneumonia last month. But still, I would like to lose at least 30 lbs before starting nursing school next fall. My biggest challenge is eating right. Sometimes I'm so tired that I eat the easiest thing that I can, unfortunately, that isn't the healthiest.

    My sister joined Curves...have you heard about it...it's the new craze meant to get you moving just 30 minutes, alternating between aerobic activity and weight training. Once I get to where I can ride the bike for 5 miles, I plan to try it out in my area.

    Kris
  10. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by 2banurse
    .My sister joined Curves...have you heard about it...it's the new craze meant to get you moving just 30 minutes, alternating between aerobic activity and weight training. Once I get to where I can ride the bike for 5 miles, I plan to try it out in my area.

    Kris
    Let us know how you like it, there's one across from my work now & I've wondering if it about that place!
  11. by   NurseWeasel
    I did Curves for about 4 months, and LOVED it. Quick & easy. I also lost quite a few pounds & inches. Then I got my final ovarian cyst and had a hystie... after hurting so bad and not being allowed to exercise for 6 weeks, I tried to get back into it but by then my "routine" was broken and I just couldn't get back into it. Plus during that time my mom changed jobs, and we had been meeting there at 6 AM to work out before work. Without her 'waiting for me', I wasn't as motivated to get up that early, lol.

    Good news is, I not only didn't gain weight while home recuperating, I continued to lose! I've held steady ever since. Between the exercise and the hystie I lost 20 pounds.
  12. by   NurseShell
    CURVES is AWESOME!!! I'm going to be starting up again since my schedule will allow it this semester - quick, easy, upbeat, simple, hits ALL areas...fun!!! Anyway...they have a website if you want to check it out!
    www.curvesinternational.com

    it's curcuit training with stations and a voice prompt totally easy and simple...no schedules to worry about, just show up jump in and go for it!
  13. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by nurseshell
    it's curcuit training with stations and a voice prompt totally easy and simple...no schedules to worry about, just show up jump in and go for it!
    cool! I may go over and take a look...either way I'll get some exercise walking across the street to Curves
  14. by   cindyln
    My new years resolution was to get healtier and after having my cholesteral checked the other day I am hotter on that. I do an hour on my treadmill at least 4 days a week.Not real fast walking but it gets my heart going. I would like to loose weight but my main go now is heart healthy.

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