I do think people underestimate the importance of phyical activity/excercise 0 call it what you like. We know so much about food now, what not to eat, what to eat, when to eat and how much. There are 1001 diet foods out there, and yet still people are gaining.
I really do blame cars, computers and television for most of it. We have become incredibly lazy through the generations. Dieting is only a small part of the solution, increasing metabolism by keeping active for a period each day and (of course) sensible eating will fix any weight problem.
I bought a pedometer the other day. It's a good way to see just how lazy I have been when I don't go out the house.
One thing I am interested in hearing and knowing more about is 'size friendly' gyms/health centres in UK/USA. I'd love to go to somewhere like that, to go swimming and not feel like the only 300lb+ fat person there.
They have these lovely gyms and saunas in town, but none are really designed for the people who need to use them most.
No suprises but I don't actually have a workout routine. I know I should do as my weight gain over the years has been caused by lack of activity and good sensible food.
I believe walking and swimming to be the best ways to get fit. Whilst swimming is a bit 'awkward' to do if you're self conscious and supersize, walking isn't.
I do find I need a good reason to take time off and go for a walk for pleasure. When I do finally go out it's hard not to avoid visiting the shops. The best solution I've found is a dog. A pet dog needs 2 walks a day and you can't really take them in the shops with you. So lately I have been walking the family dog and no doubt lost 'some' weight. It does feel good once your out and about, and theres usually a nice park bench to sit on. It's just the first step that's hardest.
it usually involves picking up a highly sophisticated device called a "remote" and strenously clicking thru channnels until my heart rate reaches the target zone....then i reach for an oddshapped barbell known as a "can" which i proceed to lift as many reps as it takes to down it..whew..man i am so exhausted! LOL
that's awesome! Yeah, having kids is exercise in itself! LOL...
Ya, i'm on the eliptical USUALLY 5 days/week/45mins...then I do weights for like, 30-45 minues, or sometimes i don't have time for them...I was thinking about getting into this hip-hop class my gym has, but y'know...I'm just so WHITE when it comes to dance moves....HAHAHA