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Can't seem to get into strength training.

Friday, January 11, 2013

I want to lose more weight. Some days I get up and can't seem to get motivated to do cardio. Even on the days I do cardio, I just can't seem to do strength training after that or later in the day. I know I need to because that's what made my stomach flatter than it was when I was motivated to lose my first 40 lbs. It's looking pudgy again and I need to do something because my pants are getting tight. I DON"T want to go and buy bigger pants. I guess I better get moving!!!
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  • REDQT2
    I agree! I have to do one or the other on alternating days.
    1920 days ago
    Try doing your strength training first, taking a brief water and snack break, then hitting the cardio - sometimes your body will use those awesome squats, presses, etc to make your cardio a little more challenging, but you can see more of a toning and calorie burning effect.
    1922 days ago
    There is this lass in most gyms I think called body pump. I did it a few years ago and lost some major weight and felt buff. It is a 60 minute wieght training class, fun music and it will kick you into high gear. I LOVED it.

    1923 days ago
  • -VIXEN-
    I'm the opposite. I would rather do strength than cardio! emoticon emoticon
    1923 days ago
    Never been fond of it, but I force myself to do it!
    1923 days ago
  • KIM___
    Maybe alternate your days. It's better to do something than nothing, and consistency will build a habit. But it has to be a habit that you can definitely maintain without being irritated and one you will get results.

    I know if dedicate more than 45 minutes in a routine I'll find ways to skip it. Not b/c I'm busy, but b/c I don't really like it.

    I'm much better able to maintain a schedule of 20 min cardio one day (I will eventually work up to 30 min) and 30 -40 min weight training. More than that and I'll feel my entire day is gone after work.

    I liked the Body For Life plan. Not because it's 'better than any other' but because I find it as something I can maintain. It makes sense to me and it doesn't make me crazy. I've lost 40# and maintained it for 4 yrs. Then STUFF happened in my life and I didn't even try. I only gained #20 back, mostly because some of the habits I developed stayed.

    Good luck!
    1923 days ago
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