I recently discovered a great way to lose weight... if you can handle it and do it safely. The back story is that I recently got a part time job at a pizza place (which is wonderful, though extremely low-paying). I decided to look for a second job. I don't know what possessed me to try, but I managed to get myself a sign spinner job. You know those people who stand on the street corner holding a sign for some business or other and either spin the sign around or just dance? Well... that's what I do now.
For three hours a day, six days a week, I get to dance nonstop on a street corner and holding a sign. It's not glamorous but it seems to be helping so far. I've only been at it three or four days. I'm in pain and simply exhausted, but I get to work out and get paid to do it!
No gym membership for me! Just go to work and make $8 an hour. Also, I get people cheering me on or waving or laughing. I don't mind looking silly so it helps my confidence a little when people shout out "you go girl!" every so often.
I just thought I'd share in case anyone was looking for another way to lose weight. Just make sure you can handle the activity for several hours and keep a cooler with you! I carry water, Gatorade, trail/cereal bars, sunscreen, a hat, a towel, and my iPod with me every day. I make sure to drink at least every fifteen minutes. Today I got dizzy, so I knew I didn't have enough calories in my system. A bit of the bars helped and I bounced right back. Though, my knees are killing me.
Last note, make sure that you see a doctor and get approval before doing such rigorous activity. I didn't, though I know my body well. It's smarter to get a physical first to make sure everything is in top shape. You will be sore and you will want to quit as you groan your way to the bed. But, the next day you will want to get up again and go at it some more. As I said, it's fun and you get paid to do it. Lol