Arethia Cowden
By Arethia Cowden Latest Reply 2011-09-01 16:35:55 -0500
Started 2011-08-27 14:46:15 -0500

Ok I am starting to exercise I started Zumba and yes I have only gone once this month. How do you adjust to a healthier life style?

11 replies

Danny1966 2011-09-01 16:32:22 -0500 Report

Honestly, the adjustment process is painful. Your mind will have to rule your body for a while, or you will never make it. My best advice is that you need to secure a workout/exercise partner. Best wishes.

MewElla 2011-09-01 16:00:22 -0500 Report

18 months ago I started exercising for the first time in my life…walking…It was not easy but I kept at it everyday making it further and further down the sidewalk, then around the block, at the Mall and now I average 5 miles ea day. It is a day by day thing and it is now a thing I really look forward to…walking clears the cobwebs outta my mind and all the time makes my body healthier and stronger…Good Luck to you…

Sweet Potatoe
Sweet Potatoe 2011-09-01 07:41:58 -0500 Report

I joined Curves in February. I started out just doing the circuit training. It wasn't that bad. Once my body got used to that I decided to attend the zumba circuit training. It was fun, but it took alot out of me. I didn't give up. Now it's great. I look forward to every Tuesday & Thrusday. I sometimes do both sessions. So just go at it slow. You can do it!!!

Jameesa 2011-08-30 10:56:28 -0500 Report

You take it one step at a time… I walk 2-3 miles 4-5 days a week and 3-4 evenings when I get in from work; I get on the exercycle and the treadmill…; I needed to get my heart rate up, so I hula hoop 2-3 times a week depending on how my work week has gone. I'm in my 60's!! You can do it!!

Type1Lou 2011-08-28 15:01:30 -0500 Report

I tried Zumba but just couldn't get the legs and hands to work together and felt like a dork. It was a great workout though. I've reverted to walking in the evening with a friend 3 or 4 times a week. We do 2 to 3 miles in 40 to 50 minutes, a pretty good pace. My BG is always lower when I get back from the walk.

flipmom 2011-08-27 16:32:56 -0500 Report

sorry i dont know is my answer but i really need to start strenght training.. we have a wii, im thinking of starting on those.. i work on my feet all day and walking but my muscles are weak..

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