Hi folks. Like you, I'm 40 lbs over. Up down, you can read my life story and a cool tip on the tip link. I like exercise, but I get bored easily.
Some of this posting this so the staff of WebMD will read it and become active in changes! We need national community planning and major non-profit organization changes.
Since I am a 56 yo female, exercise friends are (right now) non-existant. FYI women will chat at the gym, but getting them to commit to anything regular is like chasing cats. I see so much of it all about social approval and distance!
I don't mind putting some money into fun instead of food. I could write a book on society's shove-off of the over 55 female and exercise! We don't belong on golf courses unless we are competitive and already trained. Same for tennis. Not one bicycle group in my area (although I have hopes through Meetup) for the average bicyclist. Try finding bicycle paths!
Not one program offered through our Tax-Exempt, non-profit recreation department or the YMCA in my town of Kissimmee, FL for over WORKING 55 women (unless you want to exercise in a chair with the 90 year olds and risk taking off your job, I'm told "Silver Sneakers". Or required to mix into programs that are Hispanic.). I've written complaints several times that have fallen on deaf ears. Since these organizations are supported with exemption of public tax dollars, why don't they serve all the public, not just active 20 year olds with a hint of inclusion in the 70-90 year old crowd, or based to one segment of the population?
We collectively need to insist that our communities become planned for all age people to exercise!
So, I'm left to consider the fun kids have (why shouldn't I?). Has anyone acquired an XBox 360 with a kinect box? Have you tried the "Live" connection? I'd like to see a write up on this....