Best way to get started?

  • Going from a sedentary lifestyle with 170+ lbs overweight, I'm finding it difficult to complete even the easy routines. What's the best way to start and actually complete workouts on DailyBurn? I feel like I need to customize my routine for things I can complete, but I'm not sure what to go for.

    temporaltech   by: temporaltech
  • 7 votes
    IamGotem18  5 months ago by: IamGotem18

    I would suggest to go at your own pace, and do the repetitions correctly. Don't think you need to keep up with the trainers pace with their reps. If you do the reps correctly and slowly you will feel the burn and get more out of the workout; rather then going faster and get nothing. You go girl!

  • 3 votes
    GFuterfas  5 months ago by: GFuterfas

    Check out the new True Beginner series that's just been released. It's tailored specifically for people who are starting out with exercise or are coming back from an injury.

    • altheaj
      altheaj 4 months ago

      Good luck to you. soon you will be looking at the workouts and saying "Bring It !!"

    • anjag
      anjag 4 months ago

      Yes! Was just going to suggest True Beginner! Is a great place to start to improve strength, stability, mobility and stamina! COngrats on starting your journey!

  • 1 vote
    countladybee  2 months ago by: countladybee

    I think the best thing to do is just try your best - do what you can and push yourself, but do not over do it, as that can be dangerous too. Focus on what you can do, and focus on technique more than speed or reps. You will notice soon that your muscles get used to these motions and they will become easier.
    Make it your overall long-term goal to complete a workout in it's entirety, it's always something to look forward to and good motivation for me, at least.
    Good luck, you can do it :]

  • 0 votes
    pmsiney  4 months ago by: pmsiney

    Just keep at it and in a few weeks you'll find it easier and as you lose weight and keep going it will become too easy.

  • 0 votes
    MsLake  about 1 month ago by: MsLake

    My best friend is considerably overweight and I have been trying to support her in her weight loss. What I have observed is this: 1) she feels guilty for having gained weight in the first place, which manifests as self-defeat; and 2) working out does not make her feel good yet... actually it makes her physically uncomfortable and frustrated. What has been working for her is lots and lots of love, support and reassurance. Find someone who will not let you do this all on your own. You need someone who really truly supports you and knows how to support you in a productive and positive way (I am personally not a fan of tough-love). This is hard for me too and I used to be a competitive athlete, don't beat yourself up over not feeling motivated every single moment but remind yourself that this is good for you and will feel better as you keep with it. Work on providing yourself with positive reinforcement (even just a five-minute mediation focused on loving yourself and the world around you helps). If the workout is too much for you to follow every day, take a day off from the program but do not take a day off from yourself. Use the time to take a walk, mop the floor, anything not seated... but keep going back to the program; having the guidance it provides is essential. Good luck! Lots of love and health!

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    shaeon  about 1 month ago by: shaeon

    I don't think this was mentioned in True Beginner until I got to the second level - but it's better to do a few repetitions of an exercise correctly than it is to do a whole bunch of them badly but fast. Don't be ashamed to take your time. Just do the exercises to the best of your ability.
    In True Beginner modifications are often shown for various exercises, and you should use those if you need to. I also had to google a modification - because of my weight the Child Pose (which is done during the cool down on one of the videos) was painful and uncomfortable to me. I literally googled "child pose modification for fat people". Now that I have a modified version I can use, it's not uncomfortable and I can actually feel the benefit of the stretch.

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    db1447jdv  19 days ago by: db1447jdv

    As stupid as it sounds this is how I got myself to start. I decided I could do 15 min., I have been on low carb diet for 3 months and told myself if I worked out I could order desert.
    I am traveling mon- Friday , I live in MN with no sun, I work in the dark, I need exercising for my mental health. I fight depression and anxiety, and it is more important for me to get exercise for my head , then think of it for losing weight.

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