I'd like to start some weight/strength training.
I'm SUPER beginner.
Never done anything like it. Completely lost
Also, if possible, I'd prefer
to avoid having to go to a gym. (But again, open to all suggestions! I'm too new to rule anything out ahead of time.)
A little bit of background if needed:
I began eating healthier & doing light walking back in April 2007. Around August 2007 I started walking more consistently & intensely. I'm still walking 45-60 minutes , 5 days a week (usually 2-3 separate times each day add up to 45-60),
and on the weekends I've been doing a yoga dvd
or Richard Simmons video.
(Yes, it's okay to laugh that I actually work out to a Richard Simmons video, I think it's hilarious, too ^^)
I've been thinking about my exercise more lately, and realize that it is time for me to start building a little muscle now. I've read through some of the stickies in this area and learned a few interesting things (like fat doesn't "turn into" muscle, and muscle doesn't really
"weigh less than" fat it just takes up less room) and those facts are definitely good to know in order to keep me going, but now I need to know how to start. I also know that it'd be easy for me to injure myself, knowing near nothing. I'd really
like to avoid that!
I'm excited about this though, and eager to get going!
Thanks to everyone in advance for any information you're able to give me
Or even for just pointing me in the right direction!