I have been exercising regularly (for me at least... so 4-6 times a week) for the past three weeks now. First, starting small, but I'm adding a little bit each workout. With this, I have been incorporating weights and cardio. Now, I would like to put a rough outline with what I've been doing for a little bit of criticism. MORE IMPORTANTLY, I want to know what YOU do and what works for YOU! I posted this in the Atkin's section because I feel that the way we are eating is such an important thing to consider while doing exercise. I'm tired of searching for exercise routines posted by people who follow the 1500 calorie low low fat, super lean and high carb lifestyle. I guess I'm being an Atkin's snob.
I do cardio about 30-45 minutes about 3-4x a week. Now I switch my cardio up. I will walk at 4.1-4.4 and I'll switch up the incline and speed in intervals but mostly I will run fast (for me, which is 6.4 which I plan on increasing) for 45 seconds and then walk at 4.1 for 90 seconds and I do this about 8-11 times.
For the weight training, I've been doing 3x a week. I always do it before the cardio. Now, I'm a beginner and I can't believe I scoffed at weight training all of these years and didn't consider it much as an "exercise". So, so ignorant of me, because even with my itty bitty dumbbells, I am zonked by the end of it.
I use dumbbells 5lb-10lb and work my arms, incorporate the dumbbells into my squats as well as ab work. I also use the sustainability ball. I try to take adequate rest in between each set, anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute and I work MOST of my body (I think) until I can't perform the exercise I was doing.
I can be more specific if it's necessary. I've been getting feedback by my gym friends and I've been getting so much criticism saying that I should be doing full sprints, more cardio... heavier lifting, P90x and really be pushing myself to exhaustion like a person training to become a pro Rugby player.
Anyway, I encourage some input for exercise routines that will aid in fat or inch loss. But I especially want to know what you do! Please share your exercise routines and the results you have noticed