If you are shoveling snow, the shovel plus the snow probably weighs much more than 10lbs. Toss those dumbells or use them for something other than what you are doing, like dumbbell squat presses.
Originally Posted by goinggrok
I lost most of my weight without doing much exercise. I don't think exercise really makes you lose weight. I walked from Mexico to Canada and toward the end I was gaining weight.
I only lift weights because it's supposed to be healthy, makes your body think it is growing, not deteriorating. I think it does improve my health but only if I don't do it too much, which is frighteningly easy to do. I like to exercise. After I lost weight and got all the nutrients from this way of eating I had more energy and wanted to do more.
One really great benefit to the weights I have had is at first my shoulder joints killed me and made all kinds of noise. Now they don't hurt anymore or make noise, and I even had frozen shoulder a few years ago. I squat around 100lbs, bench 67.5, press 50, deadlift 140lbs so far. Never thought I could do this much, that's for sure.
Maybe there are some therapeutic exercises you could do for your neck and shoulders. Perhaps hire a personal trainer for a few sessions to develop a reasonable program for you. There's nothing wrong with losing the weight first and then doing an exercise program later, either. Just take walks. That's the easiest thing to do.
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting bench press: 30lbs. Current bench press: 75lbs.