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Old 05-09-2010, 12:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm fat and I run. I'm guessing that this "trainer" guy has never been fat and for whatever reason he doesn't want the liability of having you run and possibly hurt yourself. I say ignore him, if you want to run then run. And next time you get use your free "trainer" pass, specifically ask for some one else, some one that doesn't discriminate against fat people. Ultimately running is just about the best way to burn calories in the shortest amount of time at the gym. The only thing I've done that was close to the same amount is swimming, which tends to give me really bad leg cramps. The elliptical is also a really good burner and it's a little easier on the knees, so you might start with that and gain some endurance while you work up to your 5K.
Starting weight: 244.6 lbs. 10/01/09
Pounds lost: 80.6 lbs
Current weight: 164 lbs
Goal weight: 120 lbs
Weight to go: 44 lbs
Goal Date: 1/1/13
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