Hi, I have been someone who has struggled with my weight my entire life. I am 40 years old now and it is harder then ever to get fit. In High school I was a wrestler, football player, and baseball player. I knew how to work out, however even then I could not control my weight. As I got older the worst it got. By the time I got to 30 I knew I had to do something about it. I went on a very strict diet with no carbs and boy did I loose weight. I thought I found the answer to my prayers. But like anything else I fell off the diet and boy did I pack on the pounds, as a matter of fact I lost 45 pounds during the diet and gained 75 pounds after I fell off the diet. By this time in my life I was 38 years old and was starting to notice health issues because of my weight gain. I stood up and said that this was it I am going to be dead soon if I do not get control now. So I started doing some internet investigating and fit tv investigating and found that if you exercise and eat a well rounded diet you will succeed. The first thing I realized is that if you want to loose weight to live you need to watch what you eat. Now I know everyone says I don’t want to count calories, fat, sodium, cholesterol and so on, but you know what no one wants to be obese either. The first thing you should always do is look at what you eat everyday and that is what you are going to be looking like. If you eat French fries, mayonnaise, greasy foods your going to be a greasy looking french fry. Also find the foods that you like as well. If you like oranges eat oranges.
This brings me to the next topic exercise. This word is the hardest action for everyone to do. This word literally makes people give up before they start. I learned long ago in my youth how to work out, but things are different now and I need to do this on my own. For me I started exercising and stretching routines at least 4 times a week. At first I was stiff and sore but I worked through it. Plus you start feeling an unbelievable feeling of strength and flexibility that I had not even felt in my youth. I eventually got to the point of everyday, taking a day off here and there. The bottom line is you need to do it for yourself and find a program that works for you. You have to exercise your mind as well. You have to have the will to do it or you will be struggling with weight for the rest of your life.
To summarize: First I would learn how to control my eating and learn to eat the foods that are healthy for my body and soul. Second I would find the exercise program that I enjoy doing and will not quit. If you just do these two things I promise you will be the new you that you have been wanting forever.