I need help with what to do at the gym!
June 18, 2010 9:20 PM Subscribe
Can you help me find a simple weightlifting program to help me get in shape?
posted by naplesyellow to Health & Fitness (16 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I'm nearly 60. I just did a "master cleanse" fast and lost about 11 pounds. I feel good, probably because I am not eating sugary food and drinking tons of caffeine (like I was). My plan is to quit caffeine and increase nutrition, avoiding foods that are non-nutritious. I have been miserable at this my whole life--eating out a lot and eating fast food. I know I need to plan meals better.
I now weigh 153 and I'm 5'7". I do want to lose more weight...but I am aware that I can't do that with the fast. It is time to try to learn to eat properly and lose weight properly.
So! I want to go to the gym (traditionally, I have been terrible at that too)-- I am not in horrible horrible shape (I can walk, for instance). I have been walking on my home treadmill, so I can do that. My gym has good machines (all the standard ones) Can you smart fitness people point me in the direction of a weightlifting "program" that I can start off with? I am not a total wreck, I feel I can do some weightlifting, but I have been very shy about going to the gym (not knowing what to do). I don't have enough money to hire a trainer.
Any and all advice gladly accepted!