I need to lose 19 lbs. to get into my wardrobe. I will reacess at that time. Long range goal would be to lose 35 lbs. and be toned.
Presently I go to the Y 3-4x a week, jump on the Elliptical machine 15 minutes, do the core machines, work up a good sweat and cool down on the treadmill. This takes 45 minutes. While on the elliptical trainer I push hard in intervals.
I'm widowed and retired. Pursuing a new career in writing, specifically movie screenplays. Love that. I'm a great grandmother and have 10 grandchildren.
I learned a lot about what my body responds to when I lost 40 lbs. 4 years ago. The weight lifting makes all the difference for me.