By Anonymous - Ireland
Today, after the longest time, I went to the gym. I ran and ran and ran on the treadmill for an eternity, beating myself up for getting so overweight. Then I tripped and fell off, sweating and sobbing for being so useless. When I looked up, I saw I'd been on the machine for barely 2 minutes. FML
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  octinate  |  17

Yes, most people don't even start exercising, they always put it off and keep putting it off. Well done for doing the first step and actually giving it a go!

  cheeeksss  |  29

I agree. Every second and every step is only pushing that much closer to your goal. Keep going because no one started at the top. We all start from the bottom and work our way there (:

  ichdprodigy  |  12

OP- I wouldn't recommend jumping straight in like that. Begin with walking, then move to walk run intervals, and finally to longer runs. Also, other cardio machines such as bikes and ellipticals allow you to mix it up a little. Hop in a pool of you can find one. And if you truly want to change, weight is lost in the kitchen. Just remember to never take it to extremes, if you feel you need a rest day, take it. To truly and completely get rid of fat, you must make it a lifestyle. Finally, SET GOALS! Set goals of a 2 or 3 pounds a week. It's a healthy rate to lose weight while remaining noticeable in your body quickly. :) good luck!

  WasabiMars  |  21

#1 is right OP. Remember that the most difficult part about this is not the exhaustion from working out. The most difficult part is convincing yourself to get up and go to the gym. Because once you have set your mind to regularly working out, 30 minutes or more of cardio will feel refreshing instead of exhausting.

  AnOriginalName  |  19

95, a goal of 1 pound per week is a much more reasonable goal. It takes a deficit of 3500 calories to burn a pound of fat; at a pound per week, that's still a 500-calorie deficit every day. And even that relatively small deficit is very mentally tough to maintain. It's important to set ambitious goals, but it's just as important to set realistic goals.

  NoMapToBuy  |  14

You aren't useless OP, its definitely easier long term and short to build up to the hard things but you have already overcome the first and hardest part. Keep to it and it will only get better from now - there are people everywhere who can help. All the best

  Frammy007  |  7

#82 - I don't get why people are down-voting you. It's generally good advice not to give people herpes, especially if they're trying to make a change to live a healthier life. I agree totally, we shouldn't give OP herpes. That would be horrible. OP - keep it up, eventually it'll be easy and you will be healthier to spend more time with your loved ones.

  Demon_of_Light  |  27

Keep going OP! You've done the hardest part - actually beginning. Most people never get there. Follow through with it, and remember that you are strong and you will push through this!

By  meli1195  |  31

don't worry OP, everyone starts off somewhere. All those super fit people didn't come out of the womb like that, you just need patience and determination to accomplish your goal

By  MrSassypants  |  32

You need to listen to "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey while working out or doing anything difficult. It really does wonders. Or "Eye of the Tiger."


The Final Countdown - Europe
Push It - Salt n Pepa
Supermodel - RuPaul
Macho Man - The Village People
Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler
Big Blue - F-Zero OST
Corneria - Star Fox OST
Final Boss Fight - Yoshi's Island OST
Guile's Theme - Street Fighter II OST
Be My Lover - La Bouche
Too Much Booty in the Pants - Soundmaster T
Shake Your Booty - KC & the Sunshine Band
Everybody Dance Now - C&C Music Factory
I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes
The Bad Touch - Bloodhound Gang
Pump Up the Jam - Technotronic

Any 90s dance tracks, really.

By  vikky538  |  28

that's a good start OP..never look at the time you run on treadmill just look at how intensive it is..I am sure you will make progress if you keep continue going to gym..