Hi there -
I'm new to this bb. I usually post on great food or other stuff. I've been popping in to lurk and thought I'd pose this question to you. What's the number one most important thing you'd recommend to someone in need of getting back into fitness?
Here's my history (can you tell this person is me?). I used to be very committed to fitness. I ate properly, exercised five or six times a week, studied karate, loved to take walks in addition to my workouts, etc. I led a very healthy, active lifestyle. When I had kids, not only did my body change, my time and energy did too. I ended up knocking the workouts down on the list of priorities. When things are stressful or the family is pressed for time, I am the one who gives. I either give up a workout or a healthy meal in favor of something quick and easy for everyone else. I've put on at least 15 pounds in the last couple of years (it could be more, but I am not a regular weigher--it depresses me rather than motivates me).
My dh is a gem as far as this stuff goes. He encourages me to get out and run or go to the gym. Dh is an athlete, so he'd welcome lighter, healthier meals any time. I am the primary obstacle in my routine.
The bottom line is this: I'm looking to make that first step back toward a healthier lifestyle. I can't make up a whole new eating plan or re-commit myself to a stringent workout regimine. I know that will overwhelm and discourage me. I'd like to start with baby steps.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any advice or support you can provide. I SO need to get back on that horse. I hope you can help direct my foot toward the stirrup.