- 04-06-2010, 09:32 PM
Hello, I'm new to the forum. I was on a while back but never signed up, and I feel like it's definitely time now.
A year and a half ago I was in amazing shape, really toned. I never worked out, but I spent nearly all my time doing hard physical labor at a barn, swimming, and mountain biking. I am fortunate to have really great genetics (Green baret dad, and my mom is STILL ripped!)
When i moved, things started spiraling down. Now I don't have easy access to any outdoorsy activities, and it makes getting exercise difficult. I have gained about 30 pounds and lost alot of tone. I am a self conscious person, and this is beyond embarassing to me. I know I need to change things NOW. I have a huge mental block and put off going to the gym.... I am really competitive and I hate working out in front of so many people. It's petty, I know, but my self confidence is way down.
Ok so that's the intro... my big motivating factor is a family reunion cruise coming up in June...
My questions are:
1. How do you stay active when you're locked in by a city? I grew up in CO and we never needed a gym for exercise. It seems so dull to me, same room every day. I want skiing! Rockclimbing! Biking! Kayaking! Not locker rooms
2. How long should I expect my workouts to be, just starting off? How much cardio vs weights time should I spend?
3. I have a really high heart rate. I'm not sure what's normal for exercising women, but mine can go above 200 and stay there. Is this a matter of fitness, or are some heart rates naturally high?
Sorry if I sound clueless, but I'm just trying to force myself to make a start. I have major motivation issues. The avatar isn't me it's my goal btw...
Thank you for any help! Sorry for the lengthy post! Oh, and anyone else live in Arizona?
- 04-06-2010, 10:05 PM
- 5'1" 120 lbs.
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- Mar 2008
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The 3 Keys to Fat Loss.
Note that you can pretty much always adapt any training programme to be done OUTside a gym.
All the best in achieving your goals.