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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

As of today I am just 2 oz from the 20 pound mark. I don't think I really realized how much extra weight I had allowed myself to gain. Over the weekend a friend and I went out to the sporting goods store and just for fun picked up weights that totaled how much we each had lost. What an eye opener.

Yesterday, I had a customer come in who I haven't seen in a couple months and she was amazed asked me how in the world I lost so much weight in such a short time and then went on to tell me that I needed to slow down. when I explained to her that I was only losing an average of 2 pounds per week she was astonished. We talked and she asked about exercise and the program so I told her all about SP and the exercise I was doing.

The exercise is changing the shape of my body and with the weight loss it shows. I think after that customer left I must have strutted around for a bit. I felt good.

Here is where the problem can crop up, I have a history and now since it is starting to show I just want to increase and push push push but if I do this I know what will happen is burn out and I need to make this my life not a passing fancy.

So the question is: How much exercise is too much?
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    I have the same problem. I usually do weight training 2-3 times per week. I do some sort of cardio every day. Monday through Saturday I usually do somewhere around 2-3 hours per day. On Sunday or any other day that I rest, I do less than one hour. If I find that I am really tired going into a workout session, I cut back my workout time. Like you, I tend to want to do more and more because it feels so good when I'm doing it. Sometimes more isn't better, it is just more. There are times when more can be damaging to your body. Since I usually exercise in water and water exercise is deceptive, I use time as my guide. (In water you often don't feel the exercise until several hours later - then it is too late to cut your time back! LOL)

    Congratulations on your weight loss and progress with exercise. Enjoy the new you!
    1899 days ago
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