This board was dead when I first joined TK and I'm glad to see it is way more active now. I'm sort of recommitting myself to my health so I think I'd like to start hanging around here more if that's okay with you ladies.
I am a few pounds into the overweight BMI category and I would really like to knock off about 10-15 pounds. Not really for the wedding, just for life.
Greater than that though, I'm working on injury recovery right now and finding alternative ways to exercise-- and realizing that I need to eat cleaner to make up for it-- is a challenge. I'm working on getting more comfortable with strength training. My hip injury (dancer's hip, one more reason I AM Marshall Eriksen) stems from joint hyper mobility, so increased strength will provide stability and help me keep from re-injuring myself. I have an appointment coming up to start with a personal trainer and I am really excited about that.
Fi is also trying to be healthier. He's obese on the BMI scale and has about 30 pounds to lose. He has a pretty serious fear of the gym and loves pasta so weight loss is a big challenge for him. I'm really trying to be supportive and not pushy.
We are both on Fitbit. I'm thinking about getting back into MFP tracking and asking him to join me with that. We like to be kind of competitive with each other so I'm hoping that if we are both using the same systems we will keep each other accountable.
Anybody have tips for a very beginning weight trainer? What about working with your partner to be healthy?
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