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Oct 10, 2013 12:01pm
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What free workouts would you recommend to start with for someone severely obese, like over 400 pounds?
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Hi Rebekah. I lost 120 lbs. You need to start with something easy, so you won't get discouraged. One of my first exercises here was called ,get of the couch blast off..I think :) I'll follow you, and if I see something for you, ill let you know. Good luck! Btw, great that you are here on skimble, it will help you reach your goal :)
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Oct 10, 2013 12:17pm
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Start with some of the casual workouts...go as long as you can minute-wise. Pilates, core exercises, and some cardio. Walking is great... Pay close attention to your eating.

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Oct 10, 2013 12:27pm
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M totally agree wid Cocos start wid casual exercises nd cardio... left all junk foods try n imbibe proteins in ur diet nd remember dun tk high proteins in dinner.....

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Oct 10, 2013 2:34pm
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Also, if your looking for some good online information and encouragement go to muscleandstrength.comThere are some great motivational stories of all kinds of people and how they achieved successGood luck!

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Oct 10, 2013 2:51pm
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I highly recommend to start by walking three miles a day. Don't worry about pace. Just get the distance in. Also, keep track of sugar intake as well as sodium. Forget what people say about calories. That's a joke. As long as you stay within your recommended sugar intake, you'll lose up to eleven pounds a month in no time. I also highly recommend myfitnesspal and runtastic to help you along this journey and as a supplement to this app. Don't sit for more than 75% of your day. Always stand up and move around. Drink lots of water and you'll do great. If you ever need support, this forum is filled with great people on the same journey. Welcome to Skimble! :-)

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Oct 10, 2013 2:55pm
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I would start by changing my food habits. Count your calories and start eating right; I recommend getting a calorie counter. Drink lots of water. Once you have lost a substantial amount of weight, start walking for half an hour a day. You should lose weight rapidly. Once you hit a plateau after starting to walk, incorperate slow jogging if you can. Do not overwhelm yourself; take it slow and build up.
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Oct 10, 2013 3:13pm
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The start is always about the food intake. I would really read yourself into this. Since this wil for a great part decide if your exersises will results in any effect.

And for exercise its best to start with stuff thats light on the joints. So cycling would be a start or walking. Dont bother doing core exersises like planks or sit ups.

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Oct 15, 2013 4:48pm
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How's your progress?
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Oct 16, 2013 3:55pm

Thanks for the encouragement.  I've got a couple of recommendations to begin with.  Between that and support of others, hopefully I can get motivated.

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Oct 16, 2013 8:19pm
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Motivation was the hardest thing for me then when I started pursuing my career and realized I cant do it with the lack of shape im in it kicked me into gear. Find out why you want to do this and then remember it. I tell myself each day as im thinking im too sore for a workout "you want this job right? Then workout."

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