I'm a bit nervous about this, but here I go. Starting info:
48yo female. 94kg. Paleo since Feb 2011, weight loss of 6kg. The big gain here has been getting a handle on IBS - woohoo!! Sedentary job, typically low energy kind of lifestyle with the requisite sore knees, weak glutes, minimal core strength and little upper-body/back strength. I'm the cliché woman, though - my kids have just left home and I want to get a life! I've had short bursts of exercise in the past, and actually I tend to gain strength and see a bit of muscle definition fairly fast. The cardio aspect always did me in, though, combined as it always was with huge caloric restriction, rabbit food, and usually trying to fit it in by sleeping less :? I'd get grumpy, exhausted, bored and quit. This time I'm not reducing my food, increasing sleep as needed, and focusing on noticing my gains in ways other than what the scales say.
I started to increase my exercise (just generally moving more) when MDA had the September challenge. Recently I started a more defined programme, but it's more complicated than I can cope with, I don't feel like I'm tracking improvements, and I've hurt my knees. Sigh. I'm not giving up, though. Simplefit seems like a good way to get into exercise, since I only have to learn and practise three exercises and I can track my progress easily.
Physically, I can't do a squat with good form - my left knee folds inwards quite dramatically and my balance is several degrees below appalling. I'll do pole assisted ones for a start, a la Sisson. I can't do a pull-up, but have rings so will start there. I can't do a push-up (seeing a pattern here, lol?) but can manage a couple of partial girl ones, not going very far towards the floor, using knees instead of feet. I can stay at that stage, though, as I seem to be improving.
So that's where I'm starting. It's Thursday today, so will use the rest of this week to practise and start the programme on Monday.