What I think you might need is to set yourself up with an exercise rotation.
A lot of people do this and this is how they manage to work out in their minds and schedules how they can fit in all the workouts they feel are necessary for them.
I agree, too, to NOT skip the strength training until you've burned off the fat. Strength training can be a HUGE help in burning off fat because the more muscle you have, the more calories your body needs to consume to maintain the muscle, which means overall more calorie burn per day than if you just focused on cardio alone.
A fitness rotation is where you look at maybe a month's worth of time and figure out what workout you're going to do for that day.
Mine looks something like this (I base mine more on a weekly rotation)
Sunday: 60 min circuit training (mixes cardio with strength training - full body, plus core)
Monday: 60 min cardio (brisk walk, step aerobics)
Tuesday: 45 min upper body strength, plus core
Wednesday: 60 min BodyFlow class (mix of Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates)
Thursday: 45 min lower body strength workout
Friday: 60 min HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout plus core if I'm not too wiped
So - that's just an idea. But that's how you can start to work out in your mind what's possible to do. You know you have an hour a day that you can dedicate to working out, it's just scheduling WHAT you're going to do.
My own personal rotation manages to fit in strength training 3x a week, cardio 3x a week (I would ALMOST count my legs day as a cardio workout itself since it makes my heart work pretty hard), core 3x a week+, plus stretching (via yoga, plus I stretch after all my workouts)
So hopefully that's an example to you of how it can all be manageable - you just need to work it out in a rotation so you can see it, instead of trying to work it all out in your head.
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