Amping Up My Workout Routine

@maezee (26875)
United States
May 6, 2017 7:54pm CST
Good news - I finally hit the 30 pounds lost mark - yeehaw! I started exercising and eating better back in January and the results have been good- more energy, better skin, and of course lost most of the weight I gained from working a sedentary job. Lately, the weight loss has been in a slump for me even with eating well and exercising about 6 days a week for an hour. Starting yesterday I decided to up my routine a little bit (they say your body starts to get used to the same exercise) and do other machines besides speed walking on the tredmill. So hence I exhausted myself yesterday on the elliptical and stairclimbers and will be trying to put in about 80-90 minutes at the gym most days of the week. I have so far, and so far so good. Whats your routine like? Hope you have a winderful day!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
7 May
Happy to hear the plateau has been busted Maezee. I do not work out like that too much for me haha I just walk when I can and do a little bit of stretching.
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@maezee (26875)
• United States
7 May
It does add up to a lot of time. Luckiily I dont have much of a social life. Lol!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
7 May
@maezee Yeah I never did either haha But you will be rich Maezee lol
@NJChicaa (28480)
• United States
7 May
You don't have to kill yourself on the cardio machines. You can do a shorter time on them and them just cycle between your weight machines so you stay out of breath.
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@maezee (26875)
• United States
7 May
I do weights usually a couple times a week. At least half of that hour and a half is low intensity speed walking, which is my favorite part so I dont want to ditch it. Lol. Thanks for the info and hope all is well.
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@BabyRai1 (908)
• Nairobi, Kenya
7 May
Congrats for hitting your target.I do walking and drink lots of water
@maezee (26875)
• United States
7 May
That sounds great. Keep up the good work!
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@BabyRai1 (908)
• Nairobi, Kenya
7 May
@maezee you too dear.don't overwork yourself and never be discouraged
@sharon6345 (106578)
• United States
7 May
I did some stretches today nothing more. But I gained back the weight i lost. I have a bad back so that does not help.
@maezee (26875)
• United States
7 May
That is too bad. How does one exercise with a bad back? Do you do physical therapy or anything for it (or is that what the stretches are fpr?)
@sharon6345 (106578)
• United States
8 May
@maezee I have a little thing coming that I will sit on my chair and pedal like a bike. I do have a bike but I can't find time to ride being it's so busy out here.
@Courtlynn (47477)
• United States
7 May
Ive heard that too. The more you lose the harder to lose
@maezee (26875)
• United States
7 May
Yes. It makes sense since your smaller body is burning less calories. Still stinks though. Lol
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@Courtlynn (47477)
• United States
7 May
@maezee lol i bet.
• United States
7 May
Burning fat actually works best when you do intervals of sprinting/resting but your workout still goes for at least 20 minutes, so that's what I try to do (I aim for 30 minutes).
@maezee (26875)
• United States
7 May
Yes! Thats awesome. I am working on losing a little more before I start running but that will definitely be what I do. Thanks!
@TRBRocks420 (60873)
• Banks, Oregon
7 May
Well done my friend and, keep up the good work.
@maezee (26875)
• United States
7 May
Thanks! How is yours going?
@DianneN (57344)
• United States
7 May
That is awesome! Sounds like you hit a plateau, but keep up the good work and the weight should start coming off again. I don't take in more calories than my body can burn. I mainly walk this time of year.
@maezee (26875)
• United States
7 May
That is the million dollar secret! Burn more calories than you consume! Haha. I love the outdoor walks around lakes and parks when its nice out. Hope you are doing well!
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@cabhay (364)
• India
8 May
Good to hear that..hope you will accomplish your fitness goals soon.
@Nawsheen (22862)
• Mauritius
8 May
Great to hear about that. Keep up with the good work. My only exercise is walking
@Nawsheen (22862)
• Mauritius
8 May
It is so great to hear about that. Keep.up. with the good work. My only exercise is walking
@Mareena (452)
8 May
Keep it up. Its hard to maintain body weight. Be fit always.