It's a common myth that we lose weight by exercising. :) We get bombarded with this message on television, in magazines, even on our computers. But it's just not so!
Exercise is a critical part of healthy living, and getting a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise 3 times per week will keep your heart in good shape, and help you feel and look better.
But, weight loss happens in the kitchen! To lose weight, you adjust your diet to how much you exercise. If you burn 3000 calories in the gym, you will eat more to accommodate that. If you burn 650, you eat less. The good thing is, the more you workout, the more you get to eat! The basic math is the same, though. You usually aim for a 500-1000 deficit in your diet each day, through acombination of diet and exercise. It doesn't really matter if you burn thousands of calories each week... what matters is that deficit each day. Too much, and you slow your metabolism. Too little, and nothing happens. Surplus, and you gain.
So aim for balance. Do the exercise you can and want to do, and adjust your fitness goals accordingly. Then, SP will adjust your calorie range to meet your needs! Simple!
Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
I'm not pregnant, just fat: My blog. fatnotpregnant.blogspot.com/
| current weight: 190.6