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SCOTTYXX SparkPoints: (1,350)
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3/6/13 2:26 P

Thanks guys!!

I am working on trying to eat more consistently. I find some days I am just not hungry so I have like an apple for breakfast, then a salad for lunch, then veggies and meat for dinner, which always puts me under my spark bar thingy.

Ankle weights will come off now. I found they really exhausted me too much I struggled to go as long as I usually do.

GRACILU Posts: 466
3/6/13 9:02 A

Any movement is fantastic. Whether it is dancing, running or even fidgeting. It's movement. Just keep moving.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,586)
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3/6/13 8:54 A

Endurance comes with time, but I suspect the reason you are exhausted is because you aren't fueling your body adequately for the exercise you're doing.

Some tips I have!

1) Take off the ankle weights. Things like that change your balance, and increase your risk of injury, and the added benefit isn't worth the risk. If you want to do strength training (and you should!) do real strength training with resistance bands, weights, or body weight, separate from your cardio.

2) You need to stay in your Sparkpeople calorie range. AT a minimum, that's 1200-1550 - under no circumstances should you go UNDER that without a doctor's express permission and careful monitoring with blood tests.

When you eat LESS than 1200 calories (and for some people, their minimum IS higher, and they need more than this... I'm one of those) you short-change your body's nutritional needs, and you lack the energy to do the things you need to do. Over the long run, you can actually SLOW your metabolism and sabotage your efforts to lose weight.

3) When you track, you need to track accurately. Don't guess, measure and weigh. Only 11% of Americans know what they're eating; if you're eyeballing, you're not one of those 11%. Misjudging a portion can sabotage you by hundreds of calories a day... easily enough to stall weight loss.

4) REmember that weight loss isn't about your exercise, it's about your food. You can't out exercise a bad diet!

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CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (84,727)
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3/6/13 7:31 A

I use Just Dance for cardio a lot as well. Alone, it will not cause you to lose weight. Weight loss is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise. In other words, it's all about what you eat rather than how much you sweat. You can't out-train a bad diet.

Please take the ankle weights off. You will injure yourself if you continue to use them.

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
INAFFIT319 SparkPoints: (10,850)
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3/6/13 7:00 A

I agree with the previous comments. Just Dance IS cardio. You've said that you are tired after a workout, so you must be exerting yourself. When I do Just Dance, I sweat and my heart rate is increased, so I know I'm getting a good cardio workout.

Definitely take the ankle weights off, you don't want to cause joint issues.

DEFINITELY increase your calorie intake. 500 calories is no where near enough!!! I'll bet when you increase calories, you'll see the weight come right off.

What range does SP suggest for you?

AREEJ_R SparkPoints: (27,531)
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3/6/13 1:17 A

same question i have
i am using the wii for just dance and zumba daily
some times i add other routine but if i am tired i am stick just with that

NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (75,472)
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3/5/13 6:34 P

500 calories per day isn't nearly enough. You need to eat--at a minimum!--1200/day, and that's if you're not exercising at all. Eating too little can stall your efforts.

SCOTTYXX SparkPoints: (1,350)
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3/5/13 6:20 P

I am also tracking there, I constantly eat between 500 - 1500 calories per day, with anywhere from 100 - 1500 burned during my work out depending on my time available. But its all Just Dance I worry if maybe this is not worth it?

SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,228
3/5/13 6:18 P

Take the ankle weights off. They will hurt more than help.

Weight is lost in the kitchen - are you tracking there?

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SCOTTYXX SparkPoints: (1,350)
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3/5/13 6:14 P

I was wondering if anyone else was using the Wii Fit just dance as exercise?
I am using it fairly intensely and haven't really lost any weight :( boo.

I just added ankle weights to my routine, and I am genuinely exhausted after my 30 - 45 minute routine.

Anyone got any tips to share?

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