Hello everyone. I joined early Nov but this is my first post. I am 61yrs old and weigh 12st 5lb. My height is 5ft 4 so am overweight. I swim half a mile about 4 times a week but nothing else and spend most of my time sitting down.
Next November I am getting married. It’s all booked and I want to lose 2stone by then. Need to get cracking. As part of the wedding package we get a years free gym membership. My other half is overweight too. He likes weights but I don’t. I love swimming but he doesn’t. When we joined a gym together a few years ago we did our own thing but I would like us to do this together and try and get into weights. My posture is poor and so is my core strength. I feel self conscious and uncoordinated.
We both have busy jobs and family commitments which make are exhausting. We tend to come home, eat a massive meal in front of the telly, clear up and share a bottle of wine before falling asleep. We did a bit of walking in the summer months which usually ended up with a stop off at the pub and a couple of drinks.
I have joined a weight club a couple of times and this helped initially but I give up because of time constraints and fall back into bad habits.
My job is quite stressful and busy and there are always high calorie goodies. I can avoid them until the afternoon but when I start I can’t leave them alone.
I know all the reasons for my weight gain and obviously have a goal which I’m very much looking forward to. I just need the kick up the backside to get me started.