Love this post thanks. Your story is very encouraging.
100%. That's what I've learned. I do not have much weight to lose but decided to do this to be supportive of my wife who wanted to start a "diet." I figured what the heck I have about 40 lbs that I can lose so I will do it too. Let's just say I didn't realize the health issues I had until I started this. By the time my "low carb flu" passed (took 7 days) I had lost 7 lbs (mostly water I know) and I had so much energy I felt like a V8 engine idling at a traffic light. I noticed also that I didn't have gas or bowel pain and heartburn and indigestion that I'd accepted as part of life just totally disappeared. Its been amazing already and I look forward to posting in the future.
Bravo! I wish you continued success. Thanks so much for sharing.
First, congratulations, great story!
I have a question about the fitness portion. I suffer from osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease. I struggle with the lift heavy things portion. I do swim and do pull ups on the edge of the pool as well as yoga. In the past I have been unable to do pushups or pull ups because of my shoulders. Do you do full on hardcore stuff or have you found something that works for you. Should I feel okay about what I am doing or should I push myself to try the heavy stuff? It really scares me. I have been bedridden in the past from different schemes.
Thanks for any input,
Happycamper, Griff hasn't been on the Forums for about 2 years now since he was criticized for not wanting to look thinner and fitter. He was satisfied with his health and people here on the forums decided that wasn't good enough so he left.
Regarding your situation do what is comfortable for your body as you heal. Bodyweight exercises can take you a long way. Stick with that until you're ready to move on to something more. If you have to stick to bodyweight exercises for the rest of your life, you won't be missing out