Certainly there has to be an answer? So, what I suggest is that you try everything! Of course, see your doctor first and get medical clearance, but, you’ve gotta do it.
There are way to many options, so keep looking. But, while you look, promise to walk. Get up off the couch, put on a comfortable pair of shoes and do it. Make it last. Take 40 minutes a day and do it. You can break it up. 10 or 20 minute intervals. A great trick to this is get a dog! They need to be walked, or you can have them destroy your house or their lack of exercise will manifest itself in other ways.
Once you get your 40 minutes a day into your schedule, add 20 more minutes. Anybody who knows me, knows I AM not a morning person. But, I would get up, have breakfast and step outside for my 20 minute walking session around the neighborhood. Then as the sun set, I would grab Emma and we would do our other 40 minutes and if it was a really good evening, we would do a full hour. And then we would both crash for the night!
Walking is a wonderful way to exercise. It’s good at reducing that gut as well as stress. You can use your walking time to clean out the mental cobwebs. It’s a good way to start. If you want to mix it up, try a field trip. Go visit another neighborhood, check out the local school tracks and parks. I realize some neighborhoods may not be conducive to daily walking, so these locations can be used in those cases as well. I promise, nobody’s gonna chase you off, call the police, or tell you that you cannot walk in those areas. Just promise me you won’t scale fences to get into the track or climb security gates to walk in the prime hilly neighborhood.
Remember, your exercise class searching at the same time. There are kickboxing, interval training, bootcamps, jazzersize, aerobics, personal training individuals are available everywhere, inside and outside of the gym, and let’s not forget Zumba.
Once you find your perfect class, you need to go two times a week for 6-8 weeks. Increasing your tolerance and mastering the moves. You will notice inches dropping, but there is an even better reward. You get healthier!
At the 9 week stage, and yes, you will make it 9 weeks, add a day. Three times a week specialty focused exercise and daily walks. One added bonus is that as you reach that 9, 10, 11, even 12 week consistency you will have started to make friends and bond with the people on your journey.
When I started to Zumba three times a week my weight loss was phenomenal. I was so happy that I immediately started and needed to take a class 4 times a week. The average calorie burn is 800-1000 per class! It works and is so doable. Simply talk to your instructor if a move is to hard, they will show you a lower impact move. The object is to keep you moving. My only requirement to my student is that they move!! I say it daily…just keep moving and it still works.
Zumba is MY key to health and wellness. Of course I’m going to encourage you to try a class. If you like the idea, but, don’t care for any particular part, i.e. location, class size, classmates, instructor, please go find another class? There is an instructor who is just your style out there. Just KEEP moving?!