Hi again! With a medium build, it sounds like your weight is perfect! I know I felt great at 152 and have found that as time passes and I enjoy exercising more, my weight is *slowly* dropping a bit more, but I'm not in "weight loss mode." It sounds like you've surpassed your weight goal already, which is awesome!
I find that jogging and hiking outside really help me build muscle... plus being outside just makes me happy!
Hi, I saw your comment on the "ideal weight" thread too. You asked for suggestions on what to do to have better muscle tone.
I would look into several things to see if they appeal to you: Yoga, T-Tapp, and using nautilus machines at a club. I suggest nautilus because I like how they help you work muscles both directions. I have been practicing Yoga for several years and it helps me stay flexible and stand straighter. It has also helped me to heal from some injuries I had.
I am just looking into T-Tapp myself and will be blogging about it soon, so if you want to hear some first hand experience, you can check that out. I would go to the T-Tapp web site and look at it thoroughly. I like that it is based on sound knowledge of how the body works mechanically and was developed by a physical therapist. I have had quite a bit of help from a physical therapist over the past 5 years, so I trust that source.
Since you are at your ideal weight, it is fantastic that you just need to keep on keeping on and maintain, while continuing to develop a healthier lifestyle. Best of luck to you! 2539 days ago
Hey! I saw your comment on the "ideal weight" thread. Since I'm also around 5'8 I thought I respond! :)
I started sparkpeople around 152 and am now ~146. My goal is 140, but I will most likely stop actively trying to lose weight around 144/143 with 145 being the maintenance point. At our height 152 looks *great* but I found that I have more energy and just felt a little more comfortable slightly below that. Also, muscle weighs more than fat so a lean 150 is very different from a sedentary 150!
Congratulations on your weight loss so far! 2540 days ago