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Old 05-30-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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exercise newbie.. where to start?

I'm a 23 year old female, 5'6", about 125 lbs. In general I look healthy but I feel horribly out of shape and have an unfortunate belly bulge as well despite being somewhat naturally skinny. I haven't been able to stick to many exercise plans, since I get bored and self-conscious at the gym and don't have enough money or space for good home equipment. I'm also a graduate student with a pretty demanding schedule so I find it easy to slack off and abandon exercise goals (and unfortunately my job also means a lot of sitting around looking up information and writing papers).

Is there a good way to ease into this? I'm trying to get into running (this is the first week) and it's unfortunately more challenging than I thought, so I must really be out of shape. I also want to get rid of my bulgy unflattering parts, but given my current weight and shape, how much change will I really see? Any advice on starting up something constructive and sticking to it? Or some advice on expected results, timing, etc?

 
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Re: exercise newbie.. where to start?

If running is specifically the type of exercise you want to do, you might look into the Couch to 5K (C25K) program. It is designed to take an essentially sedentary person and turn them into a runner over a course of weeks by alternating walking with running and as the program goes along, less walking more running until you can run 5K.

 
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:42 PM   #3
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Re: exercise newbie.. where to start?

Also to add onto what everyone posted. You need to change your diet. Many people allude to the factor that your diet plays an important role in losing and feeling more healthy

 
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:35 PM   #4
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Re: exercise newbie.. where to start?

You can do running or brisk walking regularly every morning. That is a good exercise to start with where you won't need equipments for exercise.

 
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