combining a limited apartment gym with home workouts

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2008
combining a limited apartment gym with home workouts
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 11:14pm

I am the very definition of a exercise beginner. I'm 22, and have always been fairly slim at 5'5" and 115 pounds. Up until the time I was 16 or so, I was fairly active, playing volleyball and bike riding, but never really working out just to get fit. However, for the past 5 or 6 years, though I haven't really gained any weight, I've lost so much muscle just from disuse, and overall I'm a little "softer" all around than I was back then.

I'm not at all worried about my weight or the way I look.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004

Hi there!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002

Welcome to gym rats! You've really hit on the reasons to work out--not because of being thin, which you are, but being fit and being able to do what you want in life and not get tired.