I'm covering for your regular Moderator, Amelia, while she is away.
I think you were trying to reply to a post with yours. If you don't mind would you please try to post again as a Reply to that discussion? That way everyone that has been reading it can benefit from your input and they may also have some suggestions to offer you.
You can do that by going to the Discussion and clicking on the Reply button right under the person's post you'd like to reply to.
Thanks so much and hope to hear lots more from you!
I'm filling in for your regular Moderator, Amelia, the rest of this week while she is away. I'm sorry to hear that the Food & Fitness Planner is not as clear as it could be about your BMR.
I am not sure if the tool calculates using your BMR and you would therefore not need to calculate in your every breathing moment. I believe it already takes sleep & such into account.
However, I have left a note for Amelia and I am sure she will be able to clear up the mystery as soon as Monday. I apologize that I can't give you a definitive answer right now, but I want to make sure we're providing accurate information.
Food journaling is a great way to lose weight and knowing how many calories you need to burn is a big help! I hope you will check back next week for a new reply. Thanks for your patience!
As of Monday, you will have a new moderator on the Fitness & Exercise Community. I know you will enjoy having Amelia as your Moderator and I am confident I leave you in good hands!
I have loved helping out on our community, getting to know each of you and working with your great expert, Rich! I'll be back around to check in once in a while because Fitness is so important to me, too! Stay strong and stay committed!
Welcome to the Fitness & Exercise community! I've "sort of" tried the C25k program, but when I did, I was so heavy that it just wasn't feasible for me at the time.
Like Rich said, just remember that running put more pressure on your joints and listen to your body. I have only been a walker and the 3-4 miles I walk 3x a week has contributed to a big weight loss for me.
If you still want to be a runner, but you're not quite ready to move at their set pace, maybe you can just stick with the week one run/walk timing until you feel ready to go to week two's more strenuous pace. And then do that with each week?
It may take longer to get to the full 5k run, but it's about getting healthy, not winning a 5k race, right?
Please be sure to check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program for you own safety (and peace of mind).
I hope someone else from the community will chime in with their C25k experience, too. Good luck, and keep us posted on how you're doing!!
Hi Anon and welcome to the Fitness & Exercise Community!
I had never had any kind of asthma until a couple years ago when I started a new walking program. I was walking with ladies that were heavier and older than me, but I was the only one that couldn't breathe!
I felt like I was hyperventilating, and the rapid breathing slowed me down tremendously. My doctor did a breathing test in her office, then had me do a breathing treatment, and test again. The breathing treatment improved things, so she prescribed the inhaler.
Are you using it 30 minutes before you go out to run? My doctor told me to inhale one treatment, wait 3 min for the passages to open up more, then inhale another. It has seemed to help, and I've gotten to the point where I don't need it very often anymore.
What other tests has your doctor recommended or already done? It's always okay to tell your doctor your fears and ask more questions, so go ahead and call them!
I hope things get better soon. Please keep us updated!
I totally agree, Anon. If you can find a sport or activity that you enjoy, you really forget that you are even exercising. It's just about having fun!
I had gained a bunch of weight a couple years back and it made me timid to join any team sports or even exercise in front of people at all. But, I got so mad at myself for not allowing myself that privelege of being active and having fun, that I said "no more!"
Since then I've lost over 80 pounds just by adding fun sports, walking and things I loved to do BACK into my life! (Well, of course I changed my eating habits, too)View Thread
We know that exercise will help us remove extra pounds and prevent them from coming back on once we have lost weight. But, people who exercise on a regular basis know that exercise gives them much more than a slimmer body.