I think I'm stuck in a time warp. I've been the same weight since high school, and as you may have read, that weight is significantly lower than it should be.
A couple years ago, I decided I'd finally give this "exercise" thing a try. I bought a couple resistance bands and a set of DVDs that offered both strength training and cardiovascular exercise and made a few goals. That was exhausting enough, but I thought I'd still give it a try. I worked out six days a week for two months straight. Here are the results:
Significant muscle soreness
Had to wake up at 5 a.m. every morning
MUCH bigger appetite (eating almost constantly)
Not winded after a flight of stairs
But here's the kicker ...
Absolutely NO physical change whatsoever.
I was exactly the same as when I started. Still at my same weight, I had a thought.
Yeah, I felt better, but in looking at the pros and cons, feeling a little bit better didn't compensate enough for the effort of getting up every morning at 5 a.m. and feeling like crap while trying to stretch those resistance bands over my head. I know I should have a better attitude about it, but right now it feels pretty nice to sleep in for that extra hour.