I have been on a program for 30 weeks!! I started with aerobic exercise - 60 minutes 5 times per week!!! and I did that for 2 months. Then I was told to do 30 aerobic and 30 weights - which I did for like another 4 months - yes 5 times per week!!! I now do 40 mins.of aerobic and 20 mins. of weights...... still 5 times per week!! I am almost 50 and have never exercised regularly ......... so I am proud of myself for this.
About 8 weeks ago I stated Calorie King thinking if I did the exercise and was completely aware of food intake the weight loss would speed up..... but not really. I am down 23 pounds in the 29 weeks but I think it should be faster.
Someone tell me that at some magic moment my body will say - "oh, OK we are losing weight here!"
Also does anyone have experience about doing aerobic workouts (treadmill/eliptical) in a cardio building zone instead of a fat buning zone. I use the cardio building programs and guidelines for heart rate - is it possible if I worked less hard on the aerobic side I would lose more weight??
Thanks for advice and encouragement