My son was here for a visit on Saturday and he mentioned that he needed to get back to exercising and losing his weight (this will be the third time - he is his mother's son). He has a bad knee and he said the extra weight was causing it to throb at times. He also said that he has lost all his flexibility. I agreed with him and mentioned that the extra weight just gets in the way. Things like tying our shoes or getting in a tight spot to fix something are two examples I can think of.
It seems some of the people out there trying to lose weight cutting calories and exercising like there's no tomorrow have trouble staying on plan. Isaac (my son) was working with a personal trainer the last time and commented how hungry he was. I can remember exercising like that and then really having trouble bingeing (I know this should be spelled binging but it just doesn't look right - what do you think?) because I truly was HUNGRY. The muscles were healing and I couldn't stand it. I remember once I just considered not exercising until the weight was off. I do think there is a happy medium. I know Weight Watchers allows extra activity points for exercising so that should tell us something. It is just logical that intense exercise not only burns calories at a faster rate than we otherwise would burn them and muscles are also healing and that requires some energy as well. If you just want to burn some extra calories without building muscle, walking is the best I have read. We think burning all those extra calories with intense exercise will help us lose weight faster but what good is that if we can't stay on our eating plan?
Is this a problem for you? How do you handle it?