I'm completely new to learning how to lose weight!
I'd like to lose a minimum of 10 lbs, but ideally 25lbs total.
But, I don't want to lose muscle mass...
My calorie intake recommendation by MFP is 1200/day, which is manageable for me/female.
I'm still figuring out an ideal weight-loss fitness routine. Normally, I stretch every morning/evening, surf and/or swim 3x/week, for at least an hour or more each session. But, the more I read about exercise types for best weight-loss without losing muscle, the more it sounds like these are not enough to maintain muscle while dropping calories.
So... if I mix it up...:
Basic strength training 30 minutes 2-3x/week
Cardio 1 hour 2x/week (zumba or soccer)
And keep my swim and surf routine minimum 1 hour 3x/week
Does this sound adequate? Or am I adding too much of the wrong stuff?
I can easily maintain this as I love exercise, I just don't know what combo would be best with losing calories while keeping muscle mass and generating metabolism long-term.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated!