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Exercise for beginners!!

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katemyn Mon 24-Mar-14 20:40:58

I had a baby a few months and have to loose about a stone before going back to work in July as I don't fit into my work clothes!! I have never dieted or exercised so have no idea where to start. Anyone got any tips for easy bit effective exercise? I've only ever been to a gym a few times and hated it and and obv a bit hard to go rubbing etc when looking after baby fill time, any ideas?,

katemyn Mon 24-Mar-14 20:41:48

Lol! I meant running! Stupid predictive text!!

BikeRunSki Mon 24-Mar-14 20:48:46

Do you have a partner? Running is a very time efficient way of getting fit. The Couch to 5k eases you in gently and you only need half an hour 3 times a week. I used to go after I'd put the dc to bed.

However,I find weight loss is more dependent on diet than exercise. A stone off by July is very do-able though.

Diet and excercise combined are greater than the sum of their parts.

AdiposeLoveMe Mon 24-Mar-14 20:58:44

I've recently got my arse in gear and finally decided that I definitely want to lose weight. I'm not a fit person at all.
I downloaded a free app on my phone that counts calories - it's called myfitnesspal. I've lost 11 pounds so far using it. It's taken eight weeks.
Because I feel a bit more comfortable in my skin having lost a little weight, iv started to exercise a little more - nothing too much. Mainly more walking but I'm working myself up and have done a couple of jogs. (Which is a big thing for me personally)
Just wanted to say that the app might be worth a try.
It's really helped me.

katemyn Mon 24-Mar-14 21:10:37

Thanks guys, downloading app as we speak! BikeRunSki-I do have a partner but he doesn't get home from work til bout 8 and don't really feel comfortable running when dark

Logg1e Mon 24-Mar-14 21:11:35

Just find an activity you enjoy and do more of it. What have you enjoyed in the past? Dancing, team sports, outdoor pursuits, playing on the Wii..?

katemyn Mon 24-Mar-14 21:15:38

None of the above! I'm the most unsporty person ever. I can't even swim!

Logg1e Mon 24-Mar-14 21:19:33

Dancing? Roller-blading? Ice-skating? Walking?

Logg1e Mon 24-Mar-14 21:20:22

Cycling - with a baby trailer thingy.

AdiposeLoveMe Mon 24-Mar-14 22:33:56

I'm un sporty too.
However, when I'm home alone, I do quite like putting on some funky music and dancing around in a fashion that in actual fact can not be described as dancing at all. <shall I get my coat?!>
It gets my heart rate going so I call it exercise!
Also, daft as it sounds, I now take things upstairs when I come across them rather than piling them up so I tend to do three/four trips as opposed to one.
This may not sound like much at all but for someone who doesn't "do" exercise it's helping a lot.

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