So I shouldn't workout every day?
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|Sat, 04-05-2003 - 1:29pm|
The reason I started to wonder is I am finding that the more I work out the less I want to eat - at all. Which would be great, except if I take in too few calories, I won't lose weight. So it's a struggle for me...
Anyhow, I only just started at the gym 2.5 weeks ago, and I have been going every night for two hours. We started out slow, just walking the track for the first 4 nights, resting after 1/2 hour (1 mile) and then walking again for 1/2 hour. When we found ourselves picking up speed and finishing the mile in 20 minutes, we moved onto the circuit machines.
So now we walk for 20 minutes, work on the machines for 1/2 hour, walk again, work again, then a couple of slow laps to cool down. At first we just started with 10 lb weights, but my strength is increasing and so are the weights I can use. The last two nights I have added 5 minutes on the bike, at level 2. (Oh, I also walk my dog every day!)
I should mention I am 48y old, and spend my day working on the computer. I can't manage a high-intensity exercise class yet. Before joining the gym, I have been working out at home with stretching exercises for about a year, and lost weight just with these exercises, stopped eating meat and improving my diet. Then I stalled in my weight loss for months, and decided to step up my fitness program.
I am determined to keep this up, and thought it was OK to work-out each night. But after reading online I am starting to wonder if it's too much? We are going slow, and I feel great. My only concern was the loss of appetite, and from my reading, that may be caused by dehydration. I've never been good at drinking water, though now I am carrying a bottle and am drinking while we work out. I try to drink two more when I get home.
So what do you think? I guess I need to at least vary my program???