I’m Obese: To Exercise or Not 4


1170666_397778506988367_889932583_nAre you down because you are too overweight to exercise? I was there too at almost 300 pounds. Don’t let it get you down! I know the feeling well of aching bones, sore knees that creek, swollen ankles, constant lower back pain, and just plain feeling miserable.

One thing is for sure, you are here reading this post because you know you need to do something to change your lifestyle. I’m here to tell you that YOU CAN! I was almost 300 pounds when I started this journey and I started by walking one mile in my neighborhood EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT!

When your that overweight, you burn a lot more calories just walking than someone who doesn’t have much weight to lose. You are also probably going from being completely sedentary for years, as I was, to getting up and moving. You will eventually improve your cardiovascular endurance and be able to walk much more than a mile, but this is a good place to start.

If you truly feel like you can’t walk because of the pressure on your knees and ankles, the elliptical or stationary bike is perfect. If you can’t get to a gym or are too embarrassed to walk inside a gym, as I was at first, then check Craigslist. These things are being used as clothes hangers all over the place and people are practically giving them away for free.

If you feel like you absolutely can not exercise, then DON’T! Start by losing some weight first. A great start would be to make a food journal or using My Fitness Pal to track your calorie intake for you.

There are so many benefits to losing the weight. I spent my entire life being “the fat girl” and was just sick and tired of being sick and tired. It took me until I was 38 years old to decide I want to change. If you haven’t waited that long already, please don’t. You have so many things you are missing out on in life. I have children and grandchildren I wanted to be able to run around and play with. I missed out on so much because, by the time I decided to start my weight loss journey, they were already all over five years old. I’m still working on it after losing a whopping 128 pounds, but I feel great, and YOU CAN TOO!

 

 


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