Jump to content

How to start exercising?
When it is a struggle to move...


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 MummyTard

Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:09 AM

I am very overweight and I want to start the journey to weight loss, but I get short of breath and tire easily. Can any one help me with any tips? I can't afford to join a gym at the moment... Thank you!

#2 PaulineN

Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:28 AM

Hi there and congratulations on deciding to start an exercise routine.

I suggest walking. You have said you get out of breath easily so start small.  Try walking to the end of your street and back for a few days. Once you can manage that, go a little further before turning back. Eventually you will walk the block etc etc.  It doesn't matter how long it takes to extend your walk. Do it at your own pace.

good luck

#3 pinkcupcakes

Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:28 AM

walking is always good.. do you have a park or shops nearby that you could begin walking to? then you could gradually increase the time as you stsrt finding it easier( and you will wink.gif ). just make sure you have proper shoes ( i got my joggers from woolies for like, $20 but they make a world of difference),and a drink , and sun protection. it really does make it so much easier. have a look and see if there's any walking tracks in your area?
also do you have access to your local swimming pool? swimming is a good way to exercise because it's gentle on your joints and muscles ( although i did have trouble with the breathing at first).even if you joined an aquarobics class for awhile?i know they're usually for old ppl but it could be a good transition into more vigorous exercise.

also if you have one of those free gym parks around (one that's not on a main road-why do they do that?) that could help too.

#4 LittleListen

Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:40 AM

Congrats on taking the first step towards exercising!!

You'll do great.

The secret is a little bit everyday.

You could try the couch-5k program. You can google it or search for it on itunes. It is downloadable to your ipod and its just a little every day that builds up. It is essentially a running program, but you can substitute for your fastest walking during the running bits and a little slower for recovery.

I read about a lady who didn't feel comfortable exercising anywhere but at home. She started by walking in circles under her clothes line every day. Started with 5 circles, the next day 6 and so on until she had lost 40kg!!  

Just a little every day. You can do it. And if you miss a day, don't even worry about it, just start again the next day.

If you need something more structured. There are lots of free aerobic clips on youtube, depending on your style and what you like.

Try searching; Befit - heaps of videos of diff levels from Denise Austin, Jillian Michels, billy blanks junior....

Keep looking until you find something you think you love and then try to get 1/3 of the way through the routine. The next time, work towards 1/2way, then 3/4 then the entire routine.

Take your time - its not a race, do what makes you feel happy and proud of yourself.

I printed off a chart and gave myself a sticker (corny but I liked it) each time I exercised. At 20 stickers I bought myself a new top. At 50 a DVD I wanted and at 100 a pair of boxing gloves. Non-food related prizes are the best, and you need to stop yourself from buying other stuff you want at other times, so that it really means something to earn those things!  I have a cookbook I bought myself, wrapped in gift wrap and waiting for me to reach my goal weight. Its been waiting for a long time, but I will get there one day!

All the best OP. Looking forward to hearing your success story!


  



#5 smarty~pants

Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

Another shout out for c25k, I am 129kg and I'm in week 4 of couch to 5k.

I am so super slow it isn't funny but I don't care, in doing it and today for the first time I ran a kilometer without stopping - and could hardy believe it.

Inspire yourself - i stumbled across this lady http://www.caloriecountingrunnergirl.com and have been following her (and a few others) on FB... To be honest the People I have been following on FB are the main ones keeping me inspired. They have lost large amounts of weight by changing their diet and exercise an their daily posts really spur me on.

Pm me if you want original.gif

Sorry for the dodgy typing im on my phone

#6 smarty~pants

Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:58 PM

QUOTE (MummyTard @ 21/04/2012, 07:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am very overweight and I want to start the journey to weight loss, but I get short of breath and tire easily. Can any one help me with any tips? I can't afford to join a gym at the moment... Thank you!


You have been on my mind - how are you going?





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Itching for a solution to eczema

Around 30 per cent of children live with eczema every day. A dad shares his son's story and gets advice from an expert.

Video: The challenges and joys of making new mum friends

This hilarious video shows how making new mum friends can be awkward - but reassures that it is possible.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

Bring the outdoors in with a play camper tent

Don't let rainy days stop your kids from enjoying the outdoors - let their imagination run wild inside with this pretend camper tent.

No, we are not using our babies as an excuse to be 'fat and lazy'

A Sydney personal trainer has made a series of abusive and shaming comments directed at new mums. This is what I'd like him to know.

Conjoined twins' memorials destroyed

The grieving parents of conjoined twins Hope and Faith have been left devastated by the actions of heartless thieves.

Baby Gammy's mum won't get a cent of donated funds

The charity overseeing the donations made to baby Gammy has confirmed that the donated funds will go wholly towards the baby's medical expenses, not to his mother.

Keep your iPad safe with a kid friendly case

The Clever Case for Clumsy Hands is practical and easy to use, protecting your iPad from the bumps and drops it experiences in the hands of small children.

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Fun nursery and playroom wall art

This Etsy store offers a large range of of vintage and retro-inspired pieces in a variety of sizes.

The question no mum of a singleton needs to hear

Most people ask out of curiosity and not animosity, but it doesn?t stop me feeling irritated by its tone. And it doesn't help me make up my mind either way.

8 things my dad taught me about parenting

He taught me to question, to see the world beyond my own bubble and to stand up for those who are unable to defend themselves.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

When newborn baby shoots go wrong

As the classic book says, everyone poops. But not everyone has such exquisite timing as Al Ferguson's newborn son, Ted.

When a friend's baby joy is a painful reminder

It can be difficult to celebrate other people's pregnancies when you are struggling to conceive.

Dad's amazing videos with his action hero son

What do you get when you combine a dad with awesome animation/CGI skills, his enthusiastic son, a bit of spare time and a camera?

Claire Danes admits to sometimes feeling 'trapped' by motherhood

Claire Danes has admitted that sometimes she has felt trapped by motherhood and the responsibility that it brings.

What financial abuse looks like

It leaves no physical signs, except maybe the signs of a woman who can?t eat because she has to choose between feeding herself and feeding her children. It?s financial abuse.

Man who created ice bucket challenge a new dad

The 29-year-old man who inspired the world to raise millions of dollars for ALS now faces a different kind of challenge: parenthood.

Baby girl for Scarlett Johansson

Actress welcomes her first child with fiance Romain Dauriac.

5 sleep school myths busted

There are few things that polarise a group of mothers like the two little words ?sleep school?.

Bop Along Buddies bouncing into business success

An Australian entrepreneur and mum of two is taking the children's toy market by storm with this fun bouncer.

Remembering Logan: the dangerous world of unregulated daycare

In parts of America, daycare workers are not required to have a state license to care for children. One couple wasn't aware of the right questions to ask potential carers and government officials - and have paid a tragic price.

Home alone with a newborn

It?s my husband?s first day back at work after paternity leave and my first full day alone with our baby. I have nowhere to be and everything to do.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

Win a House of Magic prize pack

To celebrate the release of the new movie House of Magic, we have 10 double passes and magic sets to give away just in time for these school holidays. Enter Now for a chance to win!

Win a Dress Up Attack Family Pass

Sydney's music festival for kids and grown ups this weekend, and we have a family pass to giveaway. Enter Now - entries close Thursday 11th September!

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

Beyonce rumour mill in overdrive

Jay Z may have hinted at an upcoming major change for him and wife Beyonce.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Reader offer

2 FOR 1 TICKET OFFER

For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children?s entertainment

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.