Wow, there's a lot of really good advice in this thread...there really isn't much I can add to it, especially since you've done most of the exercises already, but the question is how did you exercise when you ran or rode a bike for example?
Bike riding out doors can be very exhausting if you're riding up hills or riding in a low gear. However, if you've been riding your bike in a high gear (where pedaling is very easy) and you rode; let's say for an hour each time...that would be better. Also in terms of running, I don't know what kind of shape you're in so it's hard to gauge what to suggest, but maybe you can try jogging very slowly (slow enough where people who are walking quickly will pass you) and just try to stay on your feet for half an hour...do this for 5 or 6 days a week and then take a rest day. After a period of time (a few weeks maybe) you will be able to increase the time to an hour each time; using this approach is less strenuous than vigorous exercise and will most likely give you better results. If you jog, try to stay on the grass as much as possible to avoid shin splints...if you have an indoor bicycle it might be more convenient for you time wise.
You may have done all the right things, but sometimes is how you do it that makes the difference. If you're jogging, your top priority should be "mileage" and you should keep a log of how far you've ran and
how long you were on your feet...interval training can be added once your in good shape but not before.
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Post Edited (NuffinButtTrouble) : 6/26/2008 10:03:40 AM (GMT-6)