I need help!

  • Okgaymer79

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    Feb 24, 2015 5:56 AM GMT
    I am really overweight and have been all of my life. I really want to get in a gym, but am pretty intimidated by the equipment and atmosphere. I am really looking for a real life gym buddy, but any help anyone could give me would be much appreciated. Thanks, Brian.
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    Feb 26, 2015 2:36 AM GMT
    Why not start slow.Get into a daily walking and stretching routine.Swimming can be great for weight loss and other exercises in the pool help too.Dont join a muscle head gym,join the Y or a family friendly place that is less intimidating.Some gyms like my Y have a running track that you can power walk on during bad weather.In the warmer weather take advantage of nature and walk,bicycle and maybe take a hike with a group.I feel that weight loss is 80% diet.So starting eating a diet of fresh or steam in the bag veggies,fish and chicken.Limit your intake of red meat to maybe once a week.Once you feel ready for cardio at the gym..start on the treadmill,bike or stair climber and slowly work up the time you can do.5 min per day,then 7,then 10 etc.Good luck!
  • superleuk

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    Feb 26, 2015 2:16 PM GMT
    If you want to lose weight, I'd say diet is number 1.

    You can kick-start it with a "cleanse" which might help act as a circuit breaker if you've gotten into a bad eating rut. I'll mail you a copy of one.

    As for exercise, you don't need to wait for a gym buddy, you can get started TODAY without even going to the gym. There are loads of exercises you can do: push-ups, sit-ups, planks, yoga, stretching etc can all be done at home. Check out youtube if you need a guided routine or instructions on how to do them correctly, there are tons of videos that would be suitable.

    I completely agree with WickedRyan, start off slow and build up in increments, just make sure you GET STARTED! icon_smile.gif

    If you really need to go to a gym and have a real life gym buddy, then work with a personal trainer until you find a buddy (don't let the fact you don't have a training buddy act as an excuse or reason not to get started). A PT can provide the external motivation you are looking for from a buddy. They can also give you nutritional advice, show you the equipment in the gym etc.

    This is all on the assumption there isn't an underlying medical reason for your weight.