Am i pushing myself too hard too fast?
My weight is somewhere around 275, I'm 5'5... For the past 2 years my lifestyle has been mostly sedentary because I was in nursing school and It was very very demanding and all we did was eat/study/drink so I gained about 40 pounds.
Since I've been done with school im slowly getting back to being more active. I figured I would take it slow so that I don't get overwhelmed and quit. I started by cooking more at home and little to no fast food, by that I mean i get salad and water if I do get fast food. If I find myself hungry between meals I have a stash of apple slices I snack on. So far the "dieting" is going ok. I won't lie, yesterday i did have a happy meal and I tried to justify it saying atleast it isn't a large combo. But i felt really guilty afterwards.
As far as exercise I started doing yoga and running around the park playing with my son more instead of sitting and watching and pushing him on the swing. Ive been getting my large butt on the play equipment and chasing him around. Then i got this wild idea I wanted to try kick boxing... I found a really nice jiu jitsu academy that offered a 30 day trial for their classes which kick boxing was an option. So yesterday was ny first real class and omg. I thought I was going to die. I didn't know that they had 1 class with people on different skill levels.. so I was in class with UFC fighters. I felt so embarrassedbut motivated at the same time. I stayed there the whole hour and i attempted every exercise more than once. Everyone was really nice and I have never had a workout like that before, even doing zumba. So while I felt like I accomplished something I kind of feel like it is beyond my fitness level. Idk if I should find something a little less intense or keep at this class and become a champion boxer lol...because thats really what the class is for.
Sorry this is so long. I didn't mean for it to be.