I have read that people who succeed at maintenance do a lot of exercise. However, the amount of time exercise is taking is getting me down a bit, especially given that meal prep is taking me a while too.
Currently I'm doing:
20 - 30 mins brisk walk in morning (but with warm up and warm down it can end up as 50).
10 min brisk walk after dinner (but with warm up ends up more like 20)
20 mins hit 5 days a week (plus 10 mins for warm up and warm down)
20 mins yoga every day.
10 -12 mins bodyweight exercises spread throughout the day. (I take a rest from this at weekends. The aim is to counteract my very sedentary job.)
There are also irregular exercises, like longer bike rides and country walks on weekends, which are always in addition to rather than instead of the routine exercise.
I'm especially worried this will become unsustainable once COVID is over and I'm back in the office. Currently I get most of this done in the morning, but i have no commute at the moment.
I can work the walking into my commute, and the bodyweight exercises will probably have to be replaced by doing weights at the gym a few times a week, but that still leaves the HIIT and yoga.
What do you think? Am I being excessive? Should I cut my calories and cut the exercise a bit? My weight is still trending down, although I have managed to level it off a bit since entering maintenance.
I don't want to just fall right off the wagon, so I need a fallback plan for if this all gets too much.