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27th November 2007, 12:19 AM
“Statistics released in 2003 have shown that lesbians more than twice as likely to be overweight than both heterosexual and bisexual women. It has been hypothesised than people sexually involved with men (heterosexual women and gay men) are more focused on appearance than are people sexually involved with women (heterosexual men and lesbians).”
I just read this in a SameSame article.. Let’s get in better shape for our girlfriends! Any thoughts on the matter? Let’s start a lesbian getting fit revolution.. and not just for appearance sake but for our health.. anyone with me?! Motivational tips?
27th November 2007, 08:43 AM
I will happily join you on your revolution.......:D
As far as motivational tips are concerned here are ones that i know work from experience:
Cardio first thing in the morning (30 mins) on an empty stomach
If considering going to the gym - try and convince a buddy to go with you. This way you are forced to go because you have to meet them there - it helps take away the option of going
If you are going with a buddy - see if you can split the cost of a personal trainer - they will push you and make sure you stay motivated far and above what you would yourself. Also the results are faster and therefore you dont lose focus
Even if you cant afford a trainer make sure you get a trainer to run you through a program before you start, otherwise you will wander around feeling lost, get borted and quit
if you are considering a home gym - DONT! - because it is in your home you always find a new excuse for doing it later and never get round to it.
A good way to stay motivated is to challenge your girlfriend - set goals and try tyo beat each other - nothing like a bit of friendly competitition....
And i know this is not going to make anyone happy but stop drinking for a while and the difference will be quite noticeable. If you are still wanting alcohol then vodka, lime, soda is a reasonable choice in terms of low calories and still tasting decent.
Hope this helps....
27th November 2007, 12:07 PM
Thanks Piggles for the tips.. I am already a gym member and am currently feeling guilty because I haven’t been going anywhere near enough.. Walking early in the morning that could be beyond me.. I would defiantly have to do that with a mate..
20th December 2007, 09:06 PM
Hi there Ellie,
It is so awesome that you want to start something like this. I am getting into fitness myself at the moment (have to trim down haha). If you need help, support, motivation, or someone to chat to, feel free to message me :)
28th December 2007, 12:20 AM
Hey there.. go team! I think most of us are in the same boat.. so what are your ideas? I have started ride my bike.. thats my latest thing.. lol but there are millions.. smiles
25th April 2008, 09:55 PM
Every thread on here has been dead for awhile, so I'm going to jump in and post wherever I want to, to try and see more action around here :D
I too, am overweight :(. Although the article snippet you posted to start with is quite ironic, considering I live with a straight man, who is also overweight :P
Sometimes I feel like, as a fat lesbian, I'm even worse off than an overweight hetero girl, because all the lesbians I see around are sooo skinny, and I wonder why the hell they'd want to be involved with someone who's overweight. So it's conforting, in a way, to know that there ARE other overweight lesbians out there!
26th May 2008, 11:21 AM
Why not play sport? Then you don't even notice that you are exercising, because you are having FUN! Plus there are lots of other women there ;)
Gyms are dull, I go once a week MAXIMUM just to do strength exercises. I accidentally do cardio when I play sport.
I have played many sports, but for the last 11 years I have focused on taekwondo, which is fantastic fun, unbelievable stress release, and has done wonders for my confidence in scary situations. Plus the outfit is SWEET.
10th September 2008, 11:09 PM
Hate to sound like the voice of doom, but try to lose weight and keep fit while you are young cos it comes back to bite you if ya don't try. Was healthy and bit overweight when younger and didn't worry too much when I started to gain as I got older. Now I am 54 and have all the health problems they kept telling me I could avoid by losing weight. Wish I had listened. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, Type II Diabetes and to top it off just went through a hell of a menopause. Anyway I could have avoided a lot of problems by keeping my weight under control. Now still overweight and struggling to lose it while keeping my health problems under control with meds.
It's great that you are trying to make the effort and get motivated...
I have joined a gym with my partner and we were going great for while and then winter hit.....we just hibernated. Anyway back to the gym tomorrow.... You won't get me out of bed for those early morning walks... I am not sane until after 8 am... bite ya head off if you talk to me.
25th October 2008, 01:38 PM
For many years I have been on and off weight loss programs and spent fortunes on programs like Jenny Craig etc. Lately I have been going through a lot of changes in my life and I realised that if you want to lose weight it has to come from within. No matter what exercise programs or eatting plans you follow but if you lose weight for all the wrong reasons, it just doesn't work or in my case anyway. So I think if you want to lose weight, you have to ask yourself, why it is that you wanted to do that? Is it for you or for someone else? When you are firm with yourself and your goals, you are less likely to give in on temptations :)
ohh yeah, I've lost 5kgs from not drinking alcohol! Piggles's ideas are also very good!
all the best, S.
25th December 2008, 02:37 AM
I noticed your muscles.
I used to have a (girl) drummer as a beau and her muscles were popping , Gretta.
25th December 2008, 02:45 AM
By the way, ellie83, I feel blessed - in a dark way - that i, nor my loved ones are under the scrutiny of the media male gaze. However, it may help you to understand that females (of the underclass) are traditionally denied their fair share of food and this is the root of the modern weight dilemma.
Food for thought, Gretta.
7th January 2009, 07:43 AM
Ahh! Some one dared to say it...Lesbians are becoming fatter. This obviously is a health concern. Do we follow the boys and become more concerned with the notion of the 'body beautiful'? Perhaps that's tipping the scales way over...However, taking pride in one's appearance, getting fit and healthy seems just the right approach. On the flip side, What about physical attraction??? Have we become a community that has embraced political correctness to an all time rib crushing hug, that what is only important is what's on the inside of a person. Does one size really fit all????
I dont believe you can politize desire.
8th January 2009, 09:29 PM
Im overweight, meh.
I dont care right now. I will not lose weight in order to get a girlfriend. Girls just fob me off because im overweight and you know what? If they choose to ignore me because of this then its their loss.
Ill lose weight when im good and ready to. lol but until then, im just gonna deal with being celebit, because my personality is the thing girls should fall in love with, not my appearance.
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