- 8 years ago
I’ve said all along that I don’t care about losing weight for the wedding. I’m pretty content with where my body is at. BUT since January I’ve steadily gained a few (1-2) pounds each month, and that is totally not cool. My “eh, I could stand lose 15 pounds” has suddenly turned into “I need to lose 20-25 pounds” instead.
I need your help. I’m planning on changing my eating habits, cut out sweets and a lot of my carbs (I eat a lot of rice and bagels), but … I need to start exercising. I hate exercising. 🙁
Mostly it’s just tummy fat. I used to just have a soft tummy. Now I have a sticking out tummy.
I live in a super polluted city and have crazy allergies, and thus cannot run outside. I’m moving countries in 3 months and can’t justify a year long gym membership (plus the gym near me is open 9-9 and I’m busy 8-3 and 5-8 most days with school stuff).
What I would really love, I mean, really love, would be a dvd of cardio that I can do between 5:30-6:30am every day. In my bedroom (on my laptop?), since my roommate would kill me if I did it in the living room. I have about 5′ x 5′ empty space in the middle of the room (well, there’s a rug there).
I want to burn some tummy fat, tone up a bit, and burn enough energy that I sleep better. Also, improving heart/lungs would be nice, since they’re in crap shape now.
1) Any time I’ve tried to work out in the past, I get ravenously hungry and end up eating more calories than I’ve burned. How do you handle this?
2) I have to sit in class for 6 hours every day. I’m afraid exercising in the morning will make me too tired and that I’ll cease to learn anything. BUT morning is the only time I can realistically see myself working out regularly. It’s the one time I have consistently free, and there shouldn’t be interuptions. And wedding stress has me awake every morning anyway, so I may as well be productive.
Any recommendations? Do I need some sort of dvd or book? Or are there basic cardio exercises I can do on my own that will actually help? I am totally new to this… took ONE kick boxing class in college and spent about a year hating jogging (for a boy) when I was really young.