I think your DH is right when applying that logic to someone who is already fit, eating properly and doing everything right for maintaining. That is not the current situation.
If you are enjoying the classes why deliberately limit yourself to some arbitrary number? I think one of the other posters hit it on the head...your DH may be jealous of the time spent by you, for you, on you...and not on him.
I say continue with the classes, which you are balancing with the important ST, and compare notes with your DH in 6 or 8 weeks.
Personally I think the most important thing is that you enjoy what you are doing, activity and exercise are good in any shape or form and having a combination of strength and cardio is good. It's vital however that you enjoy it as it'll keep you going back for more in the long term.
current weight: 197.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,635) Posts: 388 10/26/12 10:04 A
I think it depends. 60 minutes of SUPER INTENSE cardio (like, 85% or more of your target heart rate) would be too much. Classes, though, tend to move between intense and more laidback work, which is good.
In terms of making sure you continue to lose weight, I think it's most important that you eat enough calories to compensate for the workouts.
Pounds lost: 18.8
Fitness Minutes: (17,960) Posts: 3,448 10/25/12 8:58 P
I exercise, usually walking, or basketball, 90 -120 minutes 7 days a week. Plus I do a band workout 3 days a week.
You have already lost 30, so just keep doing what you were. As you lose weight, and get healthier, you exercise will naturally increase. You will play outside with your kids more, or friends might ask you to join a volleyball league, and you will be able too. One day you will stop, and be amazed at how much exercise you are doing.
If you stick to your calorie range, and do your exercise, you will lose. More exercise , just means more losses, or a slight uptick in calorie range. I personally hate the gym, but if you like it, keep at it. Especially if you have friends there.
He may just be jealous of you losing, or spending time away. See if you can include him somehow.In the end though, you need to do this for you.
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current weight: 179.6
Fitness Minutes: (2,420) Posts: 66 10/23/12 2:15 P
I, too think that DH is wrong! You need to change up your routine through-out the week and if this means that you need to add more cardio, which you do, than you also need to tell him what you feel your body is telling you!
current weight: 280.4
Fitness Minutes: (52,515) Posts: 3,498 10/23/12 7:06 A
I think you're right and he's wrong. But the bottom line is, you have to do exercise that you enjoy. If that means 5 classes a week, then go for it! I think that's what's most important when determining your exercise plan. Because if you do your husband's plan and hate it, you probably won't stick to it which will definitely mean no progress.
You don't have to eat the whole thing.
Fitness Minutes: (17,101) Posts: 2,431 10/23/12 12:11 A
I think you are right and your hubby is wrong. As your body gets into better shape, you need to continue to challenge it. But remember to throw in a few workouts of that boring old cardio machine to throw your body off. The human body learns to adapt very quickly and if you continuously have the same workout your body will figure out how to do it without burning as many calories.
~Tiff~ SW 01/01/13: 189
2% goal: 185.22 Met 2/6/13 5% goal: 179.5 Met 2/21/13 8% goal: 173.88 Met 3/30/13 10%goal: 170.1 Met 4/12/13 12% goal 166.32 Met 5/23/13 15% goal 160.65 Met 7/14/13 18% goal: 154.98 Met 8/9/13 20% goal: 151.2
GW: 125 "Seven days without exercise makes one weak."
My husband and I recently joined a gym. Now I get so bored on cardio machines and have started taking classes. My husband (army trained) feels that doing more than 30 min of cardio is too much. (i'm 36, 182, trying to drop to 125, in good health minus some leg buzzing issues in the last few months) He thinks the 3 cardio (zumba) and 2 Strength (body pump and a yoga/pilates class) a week at an hour each, are too much and I won't see progress. I think he's wrong.
In put? What should I be doing to reach my goal when it comes to working out?
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