Some leisure centres help you out by starting right at the beginning, even with walking. regular walking will help with fitness and weight. This is a good place to start esp if you can develop an interest in something outdoor like plants, birds, wildlife or if in a town then archetecture, history, being nosey. (I like that last one, I like looking at peoples gardens).
There are some threads on here that help with weight loss and mental health issues. You'll find that you are not alone and may benefit from the supporrt of others. Talking online is good but don't let it get in the way of real life. You still need to get out their. It's easy to hide behind the pc.
Swimming is quite sociable and open to everyone. If you go at a regular time you'll start to recognise the regulars and start chatting. One lady I know can't swim so she just walks up and down the pool. She gets out, gets to chat with others, is managing her weight and health issues and seeing the results of her efforts.
We all feel self conscious at first but no one is watching you except yourself so don't worry. Those that call you names - well that's their problem not yours.
Posted: 19/12/2011 at 19:03