what kind of diet are you on?
I’ve been doing KETO and gluten-free and have been losing steadily.
I simplified it by filling my fridge with eggs, meats and cheese and a large jar of herring.
Since that’s all that’s in there, that’s all I can snack on- but the funny thing is that after a few days you’re not hungry any more.
I’ve read where wheat gluten prevents absorbing nutrients- so you’re constantly hungry. Since cutting out wheat even though I eat less I am rarely hungry.
I’ll attempt a push-up as soon as my arms can reach the floor...............
Recommend you warm up pushing off the wall, then kitchen counter, then the sofa armchair, etc. You will be doing 20+ in no time - then add in some with your feet up on a chair. It is helpful to do planks for 30 60 seconds because it is actually part of doing pushups.
Needless to say, be careful to not get ahead of yourself because an injury will put you back in square one very quickly
Not saying that this works for everyone,
I wanted to buy my own exercise machine. Problem is, they weigh a ton and are really hard to find.
Bowflex. They are really easy to handle because they don’t actually have weights on them. The bars weigh a few pounds and mine gets up 400 pounds. I could move it from my car to the house without help and assemble it. The whole thing weighs about 120 pounds.
Since I own the machine and it takes up room, I do use it. I know that formula doesn’t work for everyone but doing a gym in your house means no being ashamed in front of a bunch of people, and those people who sneeze on everything and drip their sweaty balls on everything and never wipe up.
I found my machine on craigslist for $50 too. And it was complete.
I use it twice a day.
Do it and keep doing it. Get a partner - someone who will show up. Preferably someone who is further advanced than you, because it shows commitment and you know he’s not likely to flake out, and it will give you encouragement. And then you show up. Don’t worry that you are starting small.How much you do is less important than the fact that you do it, and do it regularly.
I started working out three years ago. There were some exercises I couldn’t even do one. Doing a sit up with my arms folded across my stomach. It wasn’t so much overall strength as using muscles in a particular way that I hadn’t done in years, if ever. It took me about three or four weeks to do my first one. But once I was able to do one, I could do two. Now I do 30 of them at a crack with a 25 pound weight on my stomach.
The last time I went to the doctor, my blood pressure, which was never in the danger zone, but had been creeping up, was down 20 points. Cholesterol was lower, too. And after a day of yard work I used to feel completely beat. Now it has no effect at all.
So start going and keep it up.
Studies done on middle age and older groups have shown that resistance training and rigorous work is far better beneficial health effects overall compared to cardio/aerobic alone and even mixed training which is important, but besides that, it just feels better when you get stronger and don’t feel so sluggish.
The body weight exercises definitely get easier when you lose weight, specially when you are just trying to start out. Unfortunately I let myself go, but a few months ago I started training again and feel so much better (can now bench 225 and can do 8 chin-ups) but if you can’t do full sets when starting out with body-weight, there are weights you can use that are less than body weight in the interim. Benching the bar and then adding weight, and doing assisted chin ups or kipping.
Also, as they say ‘never skip leg day’. Nothing does more to improve overall strength (and health) than getting those legs back under you.
I have arthritis in my elbows and knees. I can only do maybe 10 pushups before the pain is too much. Then I can barely use my arms for the rest of the day. But I do a LOT of walking with small hand weights...
Hey good luck PJ.
I’m now 60 and while not over weight by any means I’m looking to lose about 5-10 pounds. I’ve decided to make a commitment to riding in a charity bicycle event 65 miles in length end of July 2019.
I used to do this kind of riding but that was 25 years ago. So I’ve taken my (unused for the last 25 years) 35 year old 1984 steel frame road bike completely apart and overhauled and upgraded and now the training has begun.
I feel your pain my Brother!
Use my mobility max adjustable door frame mounted exercise bar. It changes the angle of your body to the floor so you can gradually go lower.
That was awesome! You were pushing against Jupiter and were successful. I just hope Uranus was intact after that push. (low blow? hehehe)
I’ve tried Keto a few times, but never long term. It works though. My father (may he rest in peace) beat his Diabetes for over a decade with careful dieting. It was cancer that took him.
Way to go FRiend.
Stay the course.
You’re looking good, PJ. Try “girl” push-ups for awhile — from the knees up. I’m a girl, so I got to do them while losing weight without losing face. You don’t have to video those ones.