Workouts When You Have Over 100 Pounds to Lose

A couple of days ago, I posted info on how to determine your BMI.  My current BMI is 43.4.  To meet my goal weight of 155, I need to lose another 114 pounds on top of the 17 pounds I have lost already.  I know the only way to do that is with a combination of healthy eating and exercise.  The past couple of weeks, I have really been focusing on moving more.  I had literally gone days in the past moving only enough to get from my bed to the recliner where I do most of my work (hence the extra 130 pounds I've been carrying around). 

When I started working out recently, I realized that I really have no muscle tone whatsoever.  Each and every work-out so far has been a reminder of how sedentary my lifestyle has been.  But I feel myself getting stronger every day.  It feels great.

Here's my problem:  I don't really know how to work out.  I have been walking and riding my exercise bike.  I also just started the first DVD of the Power 90 program (which I am loving, by the way), but I do have to modify some of the moves.  I would love to mix up my work-outs, but I have not been able to find much information on good workouts for extra-large exercisers like myself.  There really needs to be more info out there about that! 

I need something that's low impact but helps to build muscle and endurance.  Does anyone have any tips?


  1. Have you ever looked at collagevideo.com? It sells a billion exercise DVDs, but it also reviews them - by the people who work there, and also by people who purchase the DVDs. You can search for DVDs based on type of exercise - aerobic, strength training, etc - and also by level of intensity. There's a video clip of each DVD, too, so you have a little bit of an idea about what it's really like. Anyway, I use the site all the time & have found some of my favorite DVDs that way. Hope this helps! And good luck! :)

  2. Thanks for the tip! I will check it out.