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    Default Workout Newbies

    I don't work out. Ever. And I'm a bit intimidated about starting.

    So I'm wondering if there are any other folks like me.
    - Those that look at the title of all the fitness threads and realize the most they work out is from the car to the building.
    - Those that know that they should work out but have convinced themselves that they have gotten by thus far, so it doesn't seem like a pressing need.
    - Those that know if a monster or zombie was chasing them, they'd have to lie down and play dead because there is no way they'd make it more than 3 blocks.

    If you fit any of the above criteria (or anything else) and want support in just STARTING, this thread is for you.

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    Here's a blog post for weight room newbies. Even if your primary form of exercise isn't weight lifting these tips might be helpful.

    http://www.jencomaskeck.com/2011/12/...in-weight.html

    Actually her entire site is great. Excellent nutrition tips to be founds as well.

    Congrats on starting and good luck with your fitness goals!!
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    ** passing through **
    Quote Originally Posted by liberationtheory View Post
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    - Those that know if a monster or zombie was chasing them, they'd have to lie down and play dead because there is no way they'd make it more than 3 blocks.


    A gift to the newbies: Start by walking... get a pedometer and walk your calories away. Add weights by carrying groceries or shopping bags. Do at least 30 minutes a day at a rapid pace.

    Best wishes newbies.

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    If you're interested in running the C25K (Couch to 5K) program is useful. I did it 2 years ago, then stopped running.

    Seriously though. I'm doing it again right now and I intend to keep it up.
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    Thanks everyone for the tips.

    I was looking to see if there were others that wanted to join me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzziwuz View Post
    ** passing through **




    A gift to the newbies: Start by walking... get a pedometer and walk your calories away. Add weights by carrying groceries or shopping bags. Do at least 30 minutes a day at a rapid pace.

    Best wishes newbies.
    Great advice this is where I started years ago. I had read a book that said the best way is to start walking. It said work up to being able to do 3 miles in 45 minutes. For some reason I can't remember they said this was the best speed for walking and to make sure you swing your arms while you walk.

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    I started exercising 1 day a week about 4 weeks ago. My doctor says 4 days a week for 40 minutes. I'm going for 3 days a week at an hour-hour+. Yoga, walking and Zumba. Yoga is my priority. Next week, I'm going for all 3. Maybe I'll walk tomorrow.

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    Default Re: Workout Newbies

    Good luck on your goals and stick with it you can do it.

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