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7/9/18 8:20 P

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Have to chime in here w/what Coach Jen wrote with a big "ditto!" Walking is great exercise but after several weeks you'll need to ramp it up either in intensity or duration to get the benefit. Strength training really made a difference for me and it is necessary.

Tracking my food is still one of the most important things I do to maintain my weight loss. It works.

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7/9/18 2:38 P

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Your exercise routine sounds good. Just keep in mind that after 4-6 weeks of doing the same thing all the time, your body gets used to it, so that walk to and from work might become part of your regular daily activity instead of something you'd count as exercise. You might also consider adding a day of strength training so that you're hitting all of your major muscle groups at least 2x/wk.

Also be sure to track your food daily so that you know exactly how much you're eating, since the majority of your weight loss progress comes from diet, not exercise.

Hope that helps,

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7/9/18 1:47 P

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I am a 20yo girl looking to shed a few pounds. I'm 5'7 and I currently weight about 160 pounds (I started at 170), but I want to be more dedicated to my weight loss and reach about 145 (my shape is a bit square-ish, I don't know if it's realistic for me)

I signed up for Metabolic Strength + HIIT once a week and a beginner Kickboxing class once a week. I walk to/from work (1.9km/way, about 4 times a week - weather!) and do some stretches and light exercise when the weather is good at lunch time (maybe 2-3 times a week).

I diet at around 1300-1400 calories per day and try to avoid fast-food but, to be honest, I eat it 1-2 a week.

Would you think this is sufficient in order to reach my goals or do I need to do more? Any advice? :)

Thank you!

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