How to begin an exercise program when you’re out of shape

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  • Andre

    Lisa you sound like me! Ideal weight just out of shape. I am on my 3rd day and can handle my elliptical for 10 minutes.

  • Lisa

    Thanks for the tips. I am at my ideal weight, but very out of shape. This article as well as others seem to equate being out of shape with being overweight. I have never been overweight, but I have spent most of my life being rather sedentary. I am starting an exercise program now, and am on my third day of exercising for the first time in 4 years. It is very hard, and I can only now handle the elliptical for 20 minutes at a very easy pace. I have no idea what to do in terms of strength training. I was looking for more specific tips on how to get into shape. Thanks.