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  • 40-60 minutes 5 times per week. Sometimes I will have an additional run on the weekend just because our whole family gets together for a workout and it is so much fun. I have at least 1 rest day per week, but rest days usually mean a medium -paced walk.
  • Down 15.2 lbs since mid-Nov. Now I am stuck with a strained back, so I have not been able to get my daily workouts in. Not much change since 2 weeks.
  • I log all added sugar. It has helped me cut down on extra added sugar and I have become aware of just how much sugar I used to eat.
  • You have got this. You know how to get there, dont give up now. Keep at it, you will get there. The most important thing is, you have done this before and you have all the knowledge. If you are at a plateau, you will get over it, give it some time. BUT DONT GIVE UP.
  • Some days are definitely a struggle. Some days I just don't want to put in the effort in my workout. I just put a positive spin on it by telling myself that at least you got yourself to the gym, half the battle won, now just push through it. I may not be giving my 100% on those days, but at least I am moving.
  • You are right, I was not watching what I eat that is why I put on weight. What I meant to point out and maybe it did not come across right is that now even when I am eating right and counting calories, I am not counting cleaning as exercise. I only count the real sweat breaking workouts.
  • Congratulations!!
  • I dont count cleaning as exercise. I have been cleaning for years and still putting on the pounds. So I just consider it a part of my routine. However, twice I did add snow shoveling as cardio. We have a big driveway and it really felt like I had a real work out by the time I was done.
  • Good for you! I realized that too when I started really counting calories. Sometimes I put in the foods I am planning to eat in the diary before I actually eat them to see how the calories and macros play out. That has helped me make good decisions about what to eat and what to avoid. Good luck!
  • Do both cardio and strength training. Personally, I am seeing the benefits of doing both since the beginning of my weight loss journey. I am not at my goal weight yet. However, I see that along with weight loss, I have become much stronger. I can see some muscle definition, I can lift more and I am more energetic. In other…
  • I use an Ottoman bench. It works great. You can buy a bench for $50 new, probably can get one on craigslist for less.
  • I use instant non-flavored oatmeal (no sugar) with fresh apple/ banana/ strawberry pieces. That way I avoid the added sugar. I think it is a nutritious breakfast.
  • I had 3 margaritas today. I am afraid of the scale tomorrow. With my workout today, I am still within my calorie limit though. Hopefully I will have maintained my weight. However, no regrets, had a great Valentine's day. Back to sensible eating and working out from tomorrow.
  • You dont have to starve yourself to loose weight. You just have to eat right and at a healthy calorie deficit in order to loose weight the right way. Starving will work and the scale will move, but how will the person ever sustain that weight loss. The only way is to learn how to make the right changes in your diet that…
  • Hoping for good replies on this. I am interested in this too. My heart rate can also get this high with P90x plyometrics workout. I also average a high heart rate. I have been doing this for a couple of months now.
  • My son is 14. He has been working out on the weight machines for at least a year and a half. So he started when he was 12 +. However, our gym has an instructor and a program designed for pre-teens and teens. So I think he has learned to us the equipment in a safe manner. This program has done wonders for his overall health…
  • P90X works well for me. I love the Kenpo, Plyometrics, cardio , shoulders and arms and Ab ripper routines. I have not tried the others. I have tried the Yoga too. I love the P90X