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Old 08-24-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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A year into my sobriety.

I have been a year sober from heroin.

Now it's time to get addicted to being healthy.

Gym membership:: check.
Quit smoking:: Day 2- check.
Quit drinking:: Day 2- check.

Meal plan:: Hopefully my doctor can point me in the right direction in 2 weeks.

Being 24 years old and 357lbs is NOT who I was intended to be.

Time to get serious:: I kicked one of the most addicting drugs in the world cold turkey and on my own. I have the will. I have the way.

No one can deter my determination. (See what I did there?)

I do have one question though:: I know I love water. I signed up for a water aerobics class for when my sons are in school (Anyone else enjoying that!?!?) I would also like to start on a machine. Is there any "starter" distances that I should know about? I obviously know I can't start at 5 miles/day on the treadmill.

Thank you in advance.

 
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:59 PM   #2
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Re: A year into my sobriety.

Wow, congrats on kicking heroin and alcohol and smoking!

I did water aerobics one summer when I was a little older than you. It was a good activity for me!

As for a machine, I don't know what to recommend. I mostly use an elliptical at the gym, which is nice because it's no-impact. I use a Fitbit to track my daily steps and I get around 10-11K a day when I get to the gym (usually about 6,000-7,000 steps I get at the gym).

You can Google for good walking routines but they always recommend common sense and paying attention to how you feel. Start slowly, and build from there. Maybe aim to just get 15-20 minutes of walking in at a time.

If you go for the elliptical, I've found that it always seems very difficult the first day but it seems easier very quickly. So if you try that, just be aware that it will probably never feel as bad as the first time!

Good luck!

 
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