Exercise! - Trying to do the best I can, for short term goal...




goldfleks
01-21-2007, 11:20 AM
Hi, I currently am working very hard to meet my short term goal of losing a minimum of 25 lb before the end of March...(keeping in mind I am going to have gallbladder surgery within this time period as well-grrrrrr..I have stones)

I want to get down below the 200 lb mark before we take a family trip to Disney this April 2!:)

I have a recumbent bike that I get on every day for almost an hour, as well I'm working out my arms with 5 lb weights. These are the only things I have at my disposal, I can not walk as I have a LOT of trouble finding shoes that do not blister my feet ( I've tried for years!!) and I do not have the time to waste away from exercise healing blisters as I have to keep the momentum going!

I'm very motivated:carrot: , and totally psyched:carrot: . I'm hoping to get some exercise DVDs from Freecycle soon too!

Any tips you can give me or any other simple effective exercises I could add to my routine would be great.

Thanks, I'm motivated just reading all the posts and seeing the after picts! Wow.

Shannon


sportmom
01-21-2007, 03:31 PM
Hey, about the shoes, what will you wear to walk at Disney? Sometimes it's more the socks and less about shoes. A full cotton sock can cause blisters, while you should go with a poly/lycra mix and that will keep you blister free.

You can also do some good back exercises with your 5 lb dumbbells, like a bent over row. That will strengthen your back and make all the WDW walking less stressful for you as well.