Kathy Dubbs came to Sensible Fitness a year and a half ago. These are her words….
Retired, morbidly obese carrying over 200 lbs in excess weight, with two total knee replacements, neuropathy, arthritis, and developing back issues. I had lost over 100 lbs on a 20 week medically supervised diet of meal supplements with no exercise or lifestyle changes. It was 5 years before and gained it all back. My lifestyle had become sedentary, one of TV, my recliner, take out and restaurant food; if I did cook, I had to sit on a stool in the kitchen. My body was so weak and out of shape I couldn’t get up of floor, couldn’t actively play with the grand kids, was exhausted and out of breath just walking down the driveway to the mailbox. I took small steps, bent over, and out of breath. I always looked for a place to sit, I was exhausted everywhere I went. I had no energy, no strength. I was in serious trouble health wise.
I had never exercised or strength trained before.
My first day, Doug suggested I arrive early to warm up. I thought to myself, exercise before I exercise? I was out of breath by the time I walked across the parking lot. In the beginning months I used to sit and hide in the restroom to catch my breath from the walk in….. then grab a towel and stroll slowly around the gym for my warm up …sweating, hurting, hoping not to get out of breath before my workout even began. Ten crunches and I was out of breath.