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|Wed, 12-14-2005 - 1:41pm|
I'm Michele, I'm 45 and I just rejoined Weight Watchers last week. I'm shooting for a 20lb loss by Spring and ideally another 10-20 lbs. by Summer. I lost 40lbs 6 years ago and my weigh in Thursday confirmed that I've regained 20. Could have been worse considering my weakness for fine Tex Mex and Mai Tai's;-P
My gym membership and the fact that I live in San Francisco without a car (walk EVERYWHERE) and I'm a bartender by day at Chevy's (big Tex Mex chain here in California) all keep me very active. Also I'm single and live alone so the food in my home is just for me. So I do believe that I've got the right tools to make this fitness goal a reality.
I do have a question for those of you who follow a regular gym routine as I've just bumped up to 3 days a week. I go to 24Hour Fitness and do a class called Strength and Endurance training which incorporates medium intensity aerobics with hand held weights and some barbell lifting. That class totally kicks my butt and I love it. My other gym day is one hour on the elliptical trainer for a 500 calorie burn. I just added a 3rd day with another class that's kinda like the jazzercise of old and includes hand held weights. Is doing two weight classes like that two days apart ok? ..If I'm still sore from Mondays class is Wednesday too soon to do another?
Any input would really be appreciated. I don't want to go overboard here, but I also know that now that I'm in my 40's it's gonna take more effort to get the same results I did in my 30's.