From flabby to... well, let's see!

Duffield1

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I had the shock of my life when I stood on our bathroom scales recently and realised how much over my ideal weight I was - I was a 14lbs more than I was expecting - so I've started a healthy eating and exercise plan to try and lose some of this donut-induced flab!

However, as I am short of cash at the moment, I'm trying out the EA Games fitness programme for Wii. I've done my first two days of exercise and, other than a couple of aches, it seems to be going well. Has anyone else tried this? Did it work? My ultimate goal is to sign on at a gym at some point, but given that I've done no real exercise other than walking the dog for the last five years, I'm hoping that this will give me some level of fitness so that I don't collapse during the gym induction.

So, here's my story - 40lbs to lose and I'm setting myself a six month target...
 

sinful

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You can start doing some light cardio to build up your fitness. Slowly work up the intensity. It might get real tough because you have not been working much for the past 5 years. But don't give up! Stay consistent. Remember it's all a simple cause and effect. Train even when you don't feel motivated because even by going thru the motions, you are getting results.
 

Duffield1

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It is the motivation and time that is the big problem - getting home at 6pm every day and then having two kids to feed, water, bath, homework and get to bed means that it is usually around 8.30pm before we've eaten our dinner, and then the last thing I want to do is start bouncing about!
 

Shawndellah

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I think that a progress journal would be a great way to stay motivated. I'm going to give it a try. I need to get off some of my weight that I gained by switching insulin brands and new medications that have been added by my doctors. I hate the additional weight and want to feel healthier.

I think it's motivation to lose weight in the winter to wear new spring and summer clothes when it gets warm. A progress journal will be fun to keep. I love the idea!

Good luck to you on your weight loss. Believe in yourself. You can definitely do it!