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!