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Total beginner! Needs to get arse in gear quite literally

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Zoflorabore Sun 22-Jan-17 23:22:19

Hi, this is one area of MN I've never beengrin

So I'm seriously overweight and am desperate to get fitter and healthier.
I have numerous health problems, fibromyalgia being the main physical one as well as sciatica.
My doctor has said that the less pressure on the joints, the less pain I should suffer.
I am in constant agony but take a cocktail of medication.

My current "exercise" consists of daily walking to school, shops, family and back to school again aswell as tons of housework as I also have OCD ( diagnosed ).

Any advice? I used to go to Zumba a few years ago and loved it but the class stopped.

The areas I would love to concentrate on are stomach and bum! For now.

I live less than 5 minutes away from the local sports centre and am a Sahm with both dc at school, one primary, one secondary.

Thanks for reading, Zoflo.

MumBod Mon 23-Jan-17 08:39:12

Hi. I've recently started exercising after a lifetime of avoiding it like the plague, and I can't believe the difference I feel in myself.

I started with a Fitbit and the Davina McCall 7 minute Fit DVD.

That means I can fit exercise into my daily life instead of having to carve out huge chunks of time.

Now I do a weekly Pilates class as well as tons of walking, gardening, the DVD, planking and push-ups - and I feel so much more well.

Good luck.

SomewhatIdiosyncratic Mon 23-Jan-17 11:10:14

Does the leisure centre have a pool?
Get a copy of the programme, it's probably online anyway. Have a look out for gentle classes such as pilates or beginners classes that will have lower impact. It's possible that they may have extra "back to exercise" type classes.

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