Sara Whitney

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sarawhitney

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Posted: 03 Feb 2017, 07:41
Hi I'm new to this. I recently retired from triathlons and realized I put in some weight. I have about 25 lbs to lose. I have been doing cardio and running few miles. It doesn't seem to help. I belong to a gym thinking I'll work on weights to lose weight, lost motivation. I eat somewhat healthy but my 1 snack is chocolate. Help! I'm open to all posts.,
junkymonkey3...

Joined: Jan 17
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Posted: 03 Feb 2017, 10:55
Hello there! I'm new here too.Smile

Try the following things. It'll certainly help:

1. Creating a deficit in your daily calorie intake.

2. Drink lots of water. ( Your weight in pounds/2) = Ounces of water you must drink everyday.

3. Eat REAL food like fruits,vegetables,nuts,pulses,other grains,brown rice. Avoid junk, and processed food.

4. Cardio is of 3 kinds: a) High intensity, short duration. b)Medium intensity,medium duration. c) Low intensity, long duration.
The first type, i.e., HIIT is the most effective. Although you shouldn't do it more than thrice a week.
(You can do HIIT anywhere ,anytime, and guess what? You don't require any equipment. HIIT uses body weight training.)

5. Combine Strength training(can be free hand as well) along with HIIT(cardio) to get the best results.

6. Work out at least 4 days/week.

7. Don't lose hope. Keep trying! You WILL get there, as long as you don't give up.

Also, keep a record of what you're eating everyday, and how much calories you're burning.


Regards
JMonk
Jean Mc

Joined: Nov 11
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Posted: 13 Mar 2017, 17:32
Hi Sara,

Everything that Junkymonkey has said above is correct.

The most important though is number 1 - fewer calories in than out. The rest will come with time as you settle into it.

Best of luck.
'til the bridge you will need be formed. 'til the ductile anchor hold. 'til the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere - oh my soul". Walt Whitman - 'The Noiseless Patient Spider'



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