Long long ago, back before the earth’s crust cooled (okay, 12/2006), I began my own personal weight loss journey.
At 170+ pounds, I was kinda sorta huge…but had made that connection of “losing weight means reclaiming my life with my husband, children and family once again”.
So! I started to exercise. Slowly but surely, I began walking a few miles, and then came across Richard Simmons video tapes at various exercise forums. Intrigued (who could forget RS in General Hospital?)
I posted to my local Freecycle.org and received copies of Sweatin’ to the Oldies 3.
Ohmigosh, what a blast!
You see, STTO III (and lots of other Richard Simmons videos/DVDs) has actual obese people doing the work outs as well – 200+ pounds, 300+ pounds, you’re left feeling “hey, if they can do it, so can I!). For the first time in over a decade, I danced! I moved! I broke a sweat and wow, it felt so good! Big huge eggplant Barbara challenged herself and surpassed what she thought she could do.
Because of that, I can heartily endorse anything done by Richard Simmons. His empathy and honest caring about his people really shine thru in everything he does – he’s truly a motivating, inspirational individual. And his clubhouse has one of the most supportive forums I have ever seen (and trust me, I’ve seen and participated in a lot!).
So! If you’re overweight and looking for a gentle yet utterly effective way to get moving and grooving, definitely check out Richard Simmons. You’ll be thrilled you did.
ps – Some more Richard Simmons goodies: