Post # 1
Not a quick fix weight loss, but something truly doable and manageable for losing weight and toning as you go?
My typical gym routine just isn’t cutting it and I can’t decide if it’s more the food side of things or the workout side of things.
Share your shred workouts!
Post # 3
Can I ask what you typically do for a routine right now? Also, have you tried tracking eating with something like My Fitness Pal?
Post # 4
For what it’s worth, diet is the most important aspect to changing your body. It accounts for about 80 percent of your results. As far as working out, intervals are great, and make sure you’re weight training. What are you eating?
Post # 5
@axeyourmakeupkit: I started doing Jillian Michaels 30 day shred at the beginning of January. I still keep up with it and do it about 4-5 days a week.
I REALLY notice a difference in my toning. My legs and abs are really toned. I feel sooo good.
I was on weight watchers too. I lost about 3 lbs (I only wanted to lose about 5). This combination really helped me.
Post # 6
I use My Fitness Pal and count every single calorie I eat. I try to get to the gym 5-6 days a week and use a strength and cardio approach. You need to incorporate strength to build muscle, but cardio to promote fat los.s It’s going to boil down to be an issue of both healthy, nutritious eating with a calorie deficit as well as exercise.
I’m doing the 30 Day Shred right now too, and it’s definitely a good workout! I have a hard time fully commiting because I like physically going to the gym, but I definitely think it’s worth the $5-10 it costs to buy it!
Post # 7
Have you tried cross-fit? The program my varsity team had us on when I was in university was a variation on x-fit. Running, jumping, rowing, chinups & olympic lifts (I LOVE OLYMPIC LIFTS). That stuff will lean you out & give you ABS!!
Post # 8
If you go to a gym, try to find a body pump class. It makes me lift weights and I have seen real results. I went from having almost no upper body stregth to having well defined muscles. And it is fun! I do pump 2-3 times a week, run 2-3 times a week, and do elliptical on the other days.
The other thing that worked for me is paying for a gym. If I am paying $30 a month, I am sure to get my money’s worth!
Post # 9
Kettlebells ROCK. You burn 20 calories per minute and it’s core, aerobics and weight-training all in one workout. I can eat 2500 calories and not gain weight as long as I do my kettlebell workouts. To lost weight, I cut back to 1800-2000 calories. And I am 54 years old! I just ordered my 7th KB DVD. Iron Core and the Skogg System are the best.
Post # 10
Do you/can you run? IMO, running is the absolute best total body cardio.
I’m doing the New Rules of Lifting program and really enjoying it.
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Post # 12
I track my calories on MyFitnessPal, and I do weight training and various types of cardio. I know for me, diet has the biggest impact on my weight loss pounds-wise, but exercise shows in my measurements.
If you’re currently doing the same thing every time you go to the gym, try switching it up. If you get into a set routine of doing the same exercises over and over, your body will just acclimatize itself and you won’t get as much out of your workouts. Maybe see if your gym offers any classes you’d like.
I’ve had the best results by doing the Couch25k program with cardio dance and kickboxing classes every so often so that I don’t get into a rut. I also do some yoga and pilates now and then for something different; they’re great for balance and posture and I find that tends to improve your form in other activities so that you make the most of your workouts.
Best of luck!
Post # 13
Cardio…Cardio ….. Cardio! See if your local gym has spin classes… I did my first spin class about 2 years ago… First time on the bike I thought I was going to die…lol. But it is a total body workout and you feel amazing afterwards. Week after week the bike gets easier and easier too. If you end up trying it let me know what you think! Good Luck!!
Post # 14
I love mixing it up. There are so many treadmill workouts you can find on the Internet that change up your speed and incline every few minutes. Within 20 minutes, you are sweating! I also like the stair climber too.
Check out some classes if your gym has them…I love spin, strength training, and yoga classes. I joined an all women’s fitness boot camp and I’m loving the results. It keeps my body guessing and the workouts are always different and fun.
Post # 14
@Kewii: Currently, I’m doing Zumba (60 mins) 1-3 times per week. I do half hour cardio other days and strength training for about an hour to an hour and a half on the days I do not do Zumba.
Post # 15
I started doing the Insanity program about 3 weeks ago and I love it! It’s HARD, but I can already see drastic results.