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2009/07/23 19:37:21 (permalink)

Complete novice :(

Hello

After years of being overweight I've really set my head on losing weight and getting fit.

I currently weigh 14stone, am 5ft2 and a 22 year old female. 

I've managed to lose 6lbs in 2 weeks just by cutting out the junk, sugar and etc...but am looking to add more exercise as I want this to be long-term, not the quick fix I usually settle for. 

I am looking for some guidance as to where I start...

Thank you :)




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    Re:Complete novice :( 2009/07/23 19:56:59 (permalink)
    Hi welcome to MT,

    Well done on the weight loss so far.

    What exercise are you doing at the moment?
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    Re:Complete novice :( 2009/07/23 20:09:15 (permalink)
    At the moment, I use an exercise bike for 20 minutes about 3 times a week...

    I've been really lazy and don't do much exercise to be honest, hence being soo overweight :(

    Thank you for you reply :)


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    Re:Complete novice :( 2009/07/23 20:18:02 (permalink)
    The exercise bike, is that at home or in a gym?

    You need to get your botty moving, you know this makes sense!  I have empathy with you though, I am the laziest person I know
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    Re:Complete novice :( 2009/07/23 20:21:25 (permalink)
    Hi

    Its a start, are you joined to a gym?

    Alot of people espicially women avoid weights, in the fear of putting on muscle...but weights can help burn fat and something to look at too

    Your diet will play a big key in this too, have you something in mind? I am guessing not because when I was around 14.5st I used to eat whenever/whatever and like you I just cut out all the rubbish I was eating

    The key to a good diet
    Carbs - wholegrain are generally better throughout the day, though simple carbs are good after a weight session

    Protein - Very good for you, help to keep ou full, help lose fat

    Veg and fruit - for obvious reasons

    Check the diet forum out, people can help there more than I can!
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    Re:Complete novice :( 2009/07/23 20:33:17 (permalink)
    Bonjour again

    The exercise bike is at home, although I am (as of yesterday) a member of a gym! Haven't been yet though, how shameful :( I am looking for some advice on where I start...

    My diet has a lot more fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts and vegetables now. Although, not much meat as I only eat chicken and fish..not a vegetarian, just fussy. I used to live off takeaways, maybe 4 a week...

    I work in a health shop (H&B) and something a customer said, made me realise that I'm not happy and I am very lazy...although, I am the lightest female in the shop lol.

    Thanks
    Claire


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    Re:Complete novice :( 2009/07/24 08:51:14 (permalink)
    OK so you have just joined a gym, that's a positive step forward.  Have you got some sort of induction booked in with a trainer there?  They should be showing you the ropes for your first visit there.
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