Am I working out enough to lose weight???

brujita06 Posts: 10 Member
edited July 2015 in Fitness and Exercise
I have been going to the gym for about a month now. We do 30 minutes of cardio. We either do the stair master, elliptical, bike or treadmill. I level either machine pretty high to get my heart rate up to at least 85%. We then do an 1.5 of strengthening either free weights, resistance, Pilates or lunges and squats with weights. I have lost about 15 pounds but seem to be losing inches everywhere more than weight. Is this normal?


  • sheltol
    sheltol Posts: 120 Member
    perfectly normal! It's working beautifully.
  • galgenstrick
    galgenstrick Posts: 2,086 Member
    Inches are more important than weight! So nice work!

  • DopeItUp
    DopeItUp Posts: 18,771 Member
    I think you answered your own question since you specified that yes, you are losing weight (and size).
  • 2snakeswoman
    2snakeswoman Posts: 655 Member
    But remember, it's more calories than working out when it comes to losing weight.
  • AllanMisner
    AllanMisner Posts: 4,140 Member
    edited July 2015
    What and how much you eat determines your fat loss. Since you’re losing weight and, more importantly, size, you’re obviously doing something right. Exercise should be designed to help you improve other fitness modalities (strength, muscle mass, cardiovascular, endurance, balance, agility, speed, etc.).

    Allan Misner
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer (Corrective Exercise Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist)

    [Edited by MFP Mods]
  • Vickilick
    Vickilick Posts: 81 Member
    Sounds like you're doing really well, great job! :)
  • brujita06
    brujita06 Posts: 10 Member
    I am on a 1300 calorie diet also. I am eating lots of chicken, veggies and a little fruit. Staying away from sugar and red meat.
  • atypicalsmith
    atypicalsmith Posts: 2,742 Member
    Does everyone really believe this?
  • Christine_72
    Christine_72 Posts: 16,049 Member
    Does everyone really believe this?

    What do you mean?
  • megwa2001
    megwa2001 Posts: 31 Member
    U r doing really well, continue