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08-08-2005, 09:05 AM
I need to start to exercise and like yesterday! I just don't do it!
Also, sorry if I should not be posting here since I am not 100% raw yet, I'm about 85%, but I need some ideas on how to get myself encouraged to exercise and to stick with it!
08-08-2005, 09:26 AM
Hi Pam, I just started my exercise program this month with special thanks to Angie for her PM guidance and support. I'm walking everday, going to the gym 3 times a week, and riding a bike on non-gym days. I'm also learning I need to take a day of rest here and there to let my body recoup and relax.
I've noticed big changes since working out. Not so much in my weight (which has been dropping steadily with raw), but in my stamina, attitude, and inches. For me, eating right and exercise go hand in hand. I'm not one to start anything slow, so I say just get out there and get some exercise. Do what you can, and then tomorrow do a little more. Of course real exercise gurus will throw their hands up at this, but I've gotta do what I can when I can or else I burn out and decide it's best just not to do it all.
Good luck, oh and remember, keep it fun!
08-08-2005, 11:56 AM
Thanks for replying! I did jump on the rebounder this morning and plan to do more this afternoon and tonight!
I am really wanting to work on getting rid of some these inches, especially in my belly.
So, I am targeting that area especially.
I hope to exercise each day for 30 days and then hope by then it will be a habit that I won't want to break!
08-08-2005, 01:27 PM
Getting started is sometimes the hardest thing to working out. I believe being consistent is probably a close second. What will it take to get in shape? Everything you have! Bring all the weapons and aids at your disposal. Plan, pray, be determined and have strong faith that you will get there. Don't let discouragements stop you from going forward. Set up a program that is something not too hard to acheive. Make time for it and let nothing interfere with that time. Walking is a great start. I am not sure what type of shape you are in now, but if you could walk 30 minutes to an hour every day, that would be a start. Being 85% raw is a fantastic start on the nutrition side! Keep that up. After you are consistently walking for a month, you can add some resistance training to your program (by then you will have another month of at least 85% raw under your belt).
Peace and Blessings to you as you journey to Health,
08-08-2005, 01:33 PM
Thanks for your words of encouragement. I am not in good shape at all that is a big part motivating me to exercise. Toning up and losing weight are really close in there too.
I know walking is great, that is how I stayed in great shape when pregnant with my second child, but with 3 kids, I find every excuse not to go.
I know it would benefit them all greatly if I just got them all geared up to walk and just took them along with me. It's not that hard to push a stroller, but I find myself not doing it.
So, I've resorted to doing the rebounder, which in and of itself is probaby not enough exercise for me.
The fresh air would be good for the kids if you could muster up the desire to take them for a walk. You all would benifit by gettting vitimin D from the sun too. Maybe after rebounding for a while you will find you have more energy.
08-08-2005, 01:57 PM
Yes you are so right and I know you are! My all time ultimate exercise would be to swim and do water aerobics. But, we don't have a pool :( But, my hubby is getting into exercise and eating so much healthier than he was and he said after the winter hits we'll join the gym and that way I can go swimming and work out in the water!
So excited to do that because I know I had so much energy when I was able to swim and I was taking off the inches like crazy.
I did just start exercising and I know that the more I exercise the more energy I'll have and then I'll want to do more and hopefully will just want to walk!
I'll try rebounding for a week and see if I don't find the energy to start walking with the kids.
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