Ok, not really, I actually enjoy it, but my weight loss has stalled and I wonder if it has to do with my food intake balanced with my fitness regimen. I lost 26 pounds over 4 months (so I was doing something right) but my loss has grinded to a halt for a month now, which has me frustrated and disheartened. I was thinking maybe I platueaed, but I changed up my workout to include more cardio and strength training. I know you can retain water in muscles when starting a new routine,, and I did gain 4 pounds, but dropped them quickly back to my 26 pound loss.
So, if weight loss is 80% nutrition, then strength training, then cardio, maybe I should not do so much cardio? I stay in my calorie ranges but have an 800-1100 calorie deficit most days of the week because I'm active. So I get confused...not eating enough, eating to much, wrong foods? if I do less cardio, there won't be difficulty balancing it all...
Here's my workout routine:
Monday: Morning - run 3 miles. Evening - crossfit class (strength training)
Tuesday: Morning - walk 4miles. Evening - walk 4 miles
Wed: Morning- run 3 miles. Evening - walk 4 miles
Thurs: Morning - walk 4miles. Evening - crossfit class (strength training)
Friday: Morning- walk 4miles. Evening - walk 4 miles
Saturday: walk 4 miles
Should I replace some cardio with more strength training? Just remove some cardio? Replace cardio with a different cardio (had been doing elliptical and cardio DVDs but changed it up to prevent pateaing by running and walking a lot.
Just thoughts and advice about how to get my weightless going again. Thank you!
Female Age 30
Height: 5' 9"
Started Couch to 5K on 3/26/12
Training for Tough Mudder on 10/7/12
| current weight: 175.0