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  • ilvmeilvme Member, Premium Posts: 12 Member Member, Premium Posts: 12 Member
    Thanks for this. I need to learn more about macros. I do cardio mostly (spin class and zumba) and I watch my calories but I can't lose weight :( I'm not sure if my hypothyroidism & age has anything to blame but I will incorporate strength training and see if it makes a difference. I need to lose 10 in 2 months and 20 by September. It's sooo hard.
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 37,694 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 37,694 MFP Moderator
    ilvme wrote: »
    Thanks for this. I need to learn more about macros. I do cardio mostly (spin class and zumba) and I watch my calories but I can't lose weight :( I'm not sure if my hypothyroidism & age has anything to blame but I will incorporate strength training and see if it makes a difference. I need to lose 10 in 2 months and 20 by September. It's sooo hard.

    How many calories are you eating? Do you eat back exercise calories? Do you use a food scale? What are your stats?
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Member Posts: 7,702 Member Member Posts: 7,702 Member
    ilvme wrote: »
    Thanks for this. I need to learn more about macros. I do cardio mostly (spin class and zumba) and I watch my calories but I can't lose weight :( I'm not sure if my hypothyroidism & age has anything to blame but I will incorporate strength training and see if it makes a difference. I need to lose 10 in 2 months and 20 by September. It's sooo hard.

    why the hurry to lose so quickly? and you do know the less you have to lose the slower its going to be right?
  • JustaJoe00JustaJoe00 Member Posts: 773 Member Member Posts: 773 Member
    good reading here
  • tinaka2016tinaka2016 Member Posts: 159 Member Member Posts: 159 Member
    psuLemon wrote: »
    HilTri wrote: »
    OMG! There was a young woman at my gym wearing a cropped hoodie exposing the Saran Wrap she had wrapped around her midsection. Lordy, I wanted to tell her that wasn't going to take her midsection away. It just wasn't my place, I didn't feel. I wanted to give the Op's advice but held my tongue. Thanks for your post Op.

    But..... It Works!! Lol

    Planks are mediocre for working your core. There are much better ab exercise that engage the core more and will develop ab muscles better. The below video is a good explanation of them.


    Great share -thanks
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 28,074 Member Member Posts: 28,074 Member
  • daniellewhitelivingdaniellewhiteliving Member Posts: 67 Member Member Posts: 67 Member
    I'm running 3 times a week and doing 60 sit ups every other day...hoping it shifts the weight!!
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Member Posts: 7,702 Member Member Posts: 7,702 Member
    I'm running 3 times a week and doing 60 sit ups every other day...hoping it shifts the weight!!

    sit ups mainly work the hip flexors and not so much the abs
  • daniellewhitelivingdaniellewhiteliving Member Posts: 67 Member Member Posts: 67 Member
    Do u know what would?
  • briscogunbriscogun Member Posts: 1,049 Member Member Posts: 1,049 Member
    Do u know what would?

    I was told once that leg raises were great for abs. And planks are always super popular.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Member Posts: 7,702 Member Member Posts: 7,702 Member
    briscogun wrote: »
    Do u know what would?

    I was told once that leg raises were great for abs. And planks are always super popular.

    the video above is very helpful and informative on what works the best.
  • ellie7187ellie7187 Member Posts: 84 Member Member Posts: 84 Member
    Replying to this so I can track it. You know, for the days in the summer that I internally whine to myself about “why I can’t see my abs yet” haha. Great reminders in this post!
  • diannethegeekdiannethegeek Member Posts: 14,776 Member Member Posts: 14,776 Member
  • robinmorkrobinmork Member, Premium Posts: 9 Member Member, Premium Posts: 9 Member
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