Can You Lose Weight Without Working Out?

The age old question: Can You Lose Weight Without Working Out? Below I will share my weight loss story and answer that question.

Can You Lose Weight Without Working Out?

My story:

In June 2010 I was in a car accident, I was rear ended and I braced myself on impact which resulted in the tendons and cartilage in my right hand to be ripped and torn off the bone. I under went wrist/hand surgeries in May and December 2011 to try and correct the damage, unfortunately it landed me with a rare nerve disorder called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS or RSD). Which has claimed my right (and dominant) arm, and is spreading to my left leg. Despite all that I went through I lost 150 lbs between March 2011 and February 2012 and have kept it all off even though I am still unable to work out.

Did I exercise While Losing 150 Pounds?

There were times between the surgeries where I was able to do some cardio, but with the pain it was never consistent. Yet I still lost the weight and kept it off! If you pay attention to your diet and eat all natural foods your body will help you along. Because I could not work out I became a food fanatic and learned how to manage my diet to compensate. I created my own diet to match my needs, and you can do the same, I encourage you to!

Lose Weight Without Working Out

When people ask me how to get started on losing weight I give them four tips one of them being “Move your body more.”  For some women I have told them physical therapy and daily physician recommended exercises are enough (physical therapy can be hard, I know!) others dancing with your spouse or kids after dinner, parking far away at the store and just shaking your money maker while cooking or cleaning is “more.” You can do that, right?

Low Impact “Exercise”

Also low impact workouts can help, walking in the pool, Barre Method class and yoga are both great for low impact if your lower body and back is not injured. If your injuries are below the waste take this opportunity to do some upper body workouts. Schedule an appointment with a gym trainer and ask them to show you how to use all the upper body equipment then go from there. Try to hit your back, shoulders, chest, biceps and triceps that is 4 major muscles and you will get your heart rate up for sure.

Can You Lose Weight Without Working Out? YES! But if you can, move your body!

For those of you who are not injured and are able to work out I recommend a combination of weight training and cardio. Body For Life has a great work out and I have done the workouts many times and seen results. Hate to work out? Find something you enjoy doing and make it a workout. Do you like to walk your dog? Work up to a jog or walk twice as far to boost your heart rate and burn some calories. Love to play in the pool? Swim laps or take a water aerobics class. Keep in mind, there are people out there that wish they could swim laps or walk their dog. Don’t take for granted what you can do.

Can You Lose Weight Without Working Out? My Message to you:

So… Can You Lose Weight Without Working Out? YES! Anyone in any condition can lose weight, don’t give up hope just because you can’t work out. I promise you, you can still lose the weight! I am here for you, check out my Facebook page for daily support.

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24 thoughts on “Can You Lose Weight Without Working Out?”

  1. wishing you a blessed and speedy recovery…I am at home myself for the last three weeks recovering from a hysterectomy and bladder lift… I feel like I’m getting larger by the minute !!! 🙁

  2. I have lost 6 pounds over the last two weeks! Found you on Pintrest and follow you on facebook too! Thanks so much for your inspiration and valuable tips. I am so thrilled to see these results so soon!

  3. SheWearsHisRing *__* (@EdwardsSexyMrs)

    Hi Audrey!
    Since I found your blog and started taking your invaluable tips, I’ve seen results that I haven’t seen in a long time. You are right about how much of a difference changing your eating habits makes. I cook everything fresh and I feel great. I’m not left hungry. Ever.

    I’ve been working out, but not as much. Still I’ve lost 30lbs in the last month and a half!

    You continue to inspire me. Thank you for sharing your story with me (us.)


  4. Thank you Lynelle 🙂

    I only ask that you share the information with your friends. If you love a recipe pass it on 🙂 I want to reach and help as many people as I can!


  5. Oh my God! Thank you so much for this post! You are truly inspiring! I love your recipes and they have helped me and my family stay on track. We hope for the best in regards to your health. Thanks again for all your hard work.

  6. I am so happy to help 🙂 If you love a post please share with your friends that’s all I ask. You can even “Reblog” as long as you give links back to here. I want to get the message out to as many people as I can.


  7. I hope you feel better soon, Audrey! I am so thankful to have found you on facebook. I hope you get some answers after your stay in the hospital. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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