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Hi! I’m not sure if this is the right question but I’d like to be fitter. I’m 230lb and 5’8 so it’s really bad. Because of covid I haven’t gone to the gym, I have 2 weights at home. Any recommendations on workouts from home? Running or jogging hurts like hell so I’ve been trying to walk at least 5 miles per day, some push-ups and sit-ups. I have watched a few videos online as well. Thank you guys

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Walking is great! A lot is diet too. Try meal prepping and using smaller dishes for portion control. And try to limit snacking if you can!

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Highly recommend the peloton app. Pretty cheap (~12$/mo). Great stretching, cardio, yoga, and strength (including body weight) classes. Also guided running and walks. Gives you that kinda personal trainer/class feel but at home. AND, in case you weren’t aware, you do NOT need to have their equipment at all. Lord knows I don’t. Best of luck! Rooting for you! 🤗

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Peloton app definitely saved me during the pandemic. Also suggest doing the Strength Program with Andy. It’s a 4 week plan, so gets you in a routine, which can hype you up. The first time I ran through it was at the very beginning of the pandemic and only had 1 pair of dumbbells (can definitely pull off with no weights or 2 gallons of water, etc.) for the entire thing and it was still super effective.

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Walk a lot and watch what you eat...as they say, you can’t outrun your fork!

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Nike NTC app is free and full of awesome at-home workouts (maybe buy a yoga mat). Don’t sweat it with the running, just set a weekly walking goal. I get audiobooks from the library, and only listen to them while on walks. I.e. if I get a 11-hour book, I set a goal to read it in 13 days for example. I get hooked on the story and want to walk more so I get to listen to it longer!

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Agree that diet is everything. Definitely move each day (walking to hit 10,000 steps and doing bodyweight exercises is a great start), but try to clean up your diet too. I like the magazine Clean Eating for ideas; Conscious Cleanse was also helpful. Paleo Running Mama or Defined Dish are other great ones to follow. Personally I’ve had luck with IF, or intermittent fasting, and limiting/avoiding carbs, esp after 3 pm. Do a little research and you’ll find what works for you. Good luck!!

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A lot of push ups, pull ups, squats. You can incorporate other exercises but these will work a lot of your muscles and provide a very strong foundation for incorporating other exercises (if you decide to).

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Get nice headphones, find a podcast you enjoy and go out for 2-3 hour walks everyday. Build up to that if you need to. Feel great as the fat melts away!

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Lift big, get big. And diet

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I also really like blogilates (she has an app and is on YouTube/instagram). I find her workouts very doable and she breaks down a lot of things! I typically combine multiple shorter videos into a 30ish min workout.

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Does walking really help? I’m in the same boat as OP

I know someone who walked 2-3 miles every day with a weighted backpack (she put books and stuff in it) and lost a lot of weight between that, eating well, and slowly getting back into running/lifting at home (bc pandemic). I don't think walking a lot could hurt

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