What type of workout routine should I do to look/feel better?
I have always been very short, petite and skinny---the heaviest I have ever weighed was 130 lbs during my one pregnancy.
I am now 41......I also suffer from depression and I lose weight during stressful periods. This past fall 2011 has seen the most weight loss I've experienced in a long time--I'd gotten down to 96 pounds. I hadn't been that light since the early 1990s. I'm usually around 107-110 lbs in recent years.
I have gained a few pounds back during the past 2 months....I don't regularly weigh myself but several of my pants are fitting normally again, without me having to safety-pin them. Most of my clothes are still hanging off my body but not quite as bad as before. My appetite is slowly improving, too.
My physical activity is pretty much zero. I work at a sit-down job all day....right now I'm struggling to find the energy to walk the dog long enough to consider it exercise. I also have mild RA and the winter weather makes me an indoor hermit.
I take an antidepressant which helps, but I'm just not "there" yet.
When I gain weight, it hits my waistline first. My pants will get tighter and tighter around the waistline but nothing else gets bigger.
I want to gain weight--but I don't want to be out of shape and untoned. I also HATE sports and "working out".
I plan on joining a gym within the next couple of weeks. I am sure that the staff there will help me, but in the meantime what do you guys suggest?
Last edited by sinistral55; 02-11-2012 at 12:06 PM.