Exercise quality and quantity important

Monday, February 06, 2017

After looking back on my previous weight loss success and my current journey, I'm realizing that a big part of my success was how much I exercised, in addition to burning a significant amount of calories. I read an article about the necessary amount daily exercise needed to lose weight. And I know everyone's situation is different, and I'm definitely into getting the more bang for your buck with exercising (burning more calories in less time), but I've found that I need to exercise for around 70 minutes a day to lose weight, even while watching what I eat. I certainly couldn't do that at first, but I worked up to it, while also exercising in little spurts during the day.

On Super Bowl Sunday, I was doing quite well with both what and how much I ate. However, I didn't exercise for as long as I've done in the past. And my weight bumped up.

So I'm back to getting some cardio in the morning, single sets of bodyweight exercises on bathroom breaks (tricep dips, calf raises, squats, lunges, etc.), and strength then cardio at night. All put together, I burn around 700 calories a day, and the scale goes down, while my muscles get worked and my strength builds up.
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    I found that i am maintaining or losing very slow on 50-60 min of cardio and 30 min of strenght. To lose well i need extra 30 min cardio or exercise 2-3 hours extra on weekends.
    1483 days ago
    I lost a lot of weight doing yoga and splitting wood. The wood is hard on the body, but the yoga always makes me feel better when I am done. I got away with 45 min yoga per day and kept losing. Hoping it is about the same this time around.
    1483 days ago
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